Sara Schonwald is a dynamic facilitator, trainer, listener and coach. Her practice of leadership and consulting centers the belief that we're all connected to each other, and that it is our collective opportunity and responsibility to work together for justice and peace.
She's a trainer and design team member of the Blandin Foundation’s Community Leadership Programs and a member of One Ummah Consulting. Additionally, Sara is the founder of Commit Kindness. Prior to founding Listen to Lead Consulting, Sara had many roles in the education sector: classroom teacher, department chair, teacher trainer, teacher coach, community facilitator, and family liaison.
Sara is a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory and a trained practitioner of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Art of Hosting. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from George Washington University and M.A.Ed. in Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies from Stanford University.
In addition to consulting, Sara is a student of biodynamic craniosacral therapy, a practice of deep whole-system listening. She is also active in the Jewish community in the Twin Cities; one way she practices her faith is through activism for social justice.
Sara is third-generation U.S. American; her great-grandparents came to the U.S. from Eastern Europe. She also identifies as a white, straight, Jewish woman who's a mom, spouse, proud Minnesotan, Gen X / Millenial "cusper" and ENFP. She loves kitchen dance parties with her 8- and 5-year-old children and being active outside in all seasons.