Hi! I’m so glad you’re here! Welcome!
My name is Sarah Walton and I’m an author, speaker and mentor. My job is to help clear the path to your passion and happiness so all you have to do is walk forward. And I’m sure that all sounds super fabulous, but what the heck does that even mean?
Well, it means that I know you’re ready for something more. You’re tired of being told what’s possible, you’re ready to take control and you know you deserve more, but you’re not sure what to do about it.
I’ve been there. I’ve been stuck watching other women do what they love, seem so happy and put together and I felt lost and weird and like I was wasting my life sitting in a job that was “fine” but definitely not what I was meant to do. As the hours, days, months and years ticked on, my unhappiness grew. I loved the people I worked with, I was really good at my job but I ached to be free and to make a difference.
Through trial and error, I finally figured out how to put my strengths together, listen to my intuition and create a career, a real life amazing career that allows me to be of service, laugh a lot, cry sometimes and serve other women, all at the same time. And now, I do the same for others. Because no one should have to struggle as much as I did to figure this out. It was brutal and the pressure to “figure it out” and succeed quickly was incredibly intense. I get it. I promise. You don’t want to go back to that job you hate, or your new business isn’t working out as you planned, and you’re so uncomfortable. That’s why I’m here. This is why I do what I do. Like I said, I’m so glad you’re here.
So a little bit more about me, just so you know who’s doing all that writing and talking. I was raised in a little town called Sandy Utah, right outside of Salt Lake City. I really liked my hometown, but I needed just a little bit more hustle and bustle. So I moved to Los Angeles and graduated from UCLA. After college, I moved to France, where I stayed for a little over a year. When I came back to the states, I moved to New York City. A little place you may have heard of. It stole my heart when I came to visit at the age of 12. I knew it was where I’d end up.
I started out as a temp when I hit the city, having no idea what I wanted to do when I grew up (you see? It’s a real theme in my life!). I temped at a bank, then I was hired by that bank to sit on the help desk for technical support where I learned how to build websites, design in photoshop, and well, be a “grown up”. I left that job to go to Lifetime Television in the New Media department. From there I left to for a small start up where I worked hand-in-hand with Marianne Williamson on her community site and digital offering, The Miracle Matrix. From there I went to iVillage, and then IAC where I managed a P&L worth hundreds of millions of dollars, managed a gorgeous team of people and even had a fica tree in my office.
I remember that tree well, because it was when I was staring at it one day in my office that I knew I had to leave. I missed my children, my marriage was strained, I was never home and my work, while sometimes fun, didn’t hold any meaning for me. It was time to take a risk and branch out on my own.
I started with the online magazine Better Way Moms, and speaking about the importance of life/self balance. Then I launched my online skincare line, Love by Sarah Walton and I wrote my first book, Redefining Success. After the book launched, I started traveling with the Redefining Success Event, which are evening events I host around the country with panelists of successful women telling the truth about what it really takes to succeed and how important it is that we define success for ourselves. I also speak for corporations, conferences, small business events and women’s groups.
All of this has lead me to today, where I offer ”When I Grow Up” one-on-one consulting and the Money Mindset Course, which will be offered as an online course and workbook Spring, 2017.
Most of the women I meet have had dreams of being, doing or having something other than what they have today. For that, I have four words: Life. Is. Too. Short.
No one ever wishes they had spent more time at the office. No one ever pines for the good old days of doing work that didn’t inspire them, fill them up or make them happy. And yes, I get that we’re incredibly privileged to even get to have conversations like these. And I honestly believe that because we do get to have conversations like these, we have an obligation to make ourselves happy with our work, serve others and live a life that brings us joy and satisfaction.
I look forward to meeting you!
To your happiness,