I’m Sara Wernick Schonwald (she/her), founder of Listen to Lead. I work and play at the intersection of justice, healing, somatics, organizational development and Jewish spirituality.

As a consultant, I support individuals, teams and organizations to dismantle white supremacy from within themselves, their interactions and their policies + practices. I teach and facilitate alongside some of my favorite people, including my colleagues at Team Dynamicsjulius erolin and Sarah Bellamy among others.

I am also a practitioner of biodynamic craniosacral therapy, a hands-on healing modality, in the lineage of Body Intelligence and in community with Minneapolis and St. Paul-based practitioners who ground their practice at the intersection of healing and justice.  I practice coaching and craniosacral therapy out of United Bodyworkers and Artists studio, a studio founded by Alejandra (Tobar Alatriz) and led in collaboration with 신 선 영 Sun Yung Shin and I.

I am a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory and a trained practitioner of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) . I am also a co-facilitator of a Jewish spirituality practice group for activists with Inside Out Wisdom & Action; board member of Jewish Community Action; co-founder of Muslim & Jewish Women of Minnesota (a partnership of RISE & NCJW MN); and founder of Commit Kindness

​Prior to founding Listen to Lead in 2011, I had many roles in the education sector: classroom teacher, department chair, teacher trainer, teacher coach, community facilitator, and family liaison. 

I earned a B.A. in Psychology from George Washington University and M.A.Ed. in Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies from Stanford University.

​I’m an Ashkenazi Jewish woman who is a white straight cisgender mom, spouse, proud Minnesotan, Gen X / Millenial "cusper" and ENFP.  I love kitchen dance parties with my 12- and 9-year-old children, studying Kabbalah and earth-based Judaism, reality TV dating shows and being active outside in all seasons.

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