Today, we continue the conversation with a woman who’s made the transformation of the planet HER mission – like seriously guys – all 7.7 billion people on the planet! Growing up in India and moving to NYC to be in artist in the 90s, she discovered Landmark: widely recognized as the industry leader for personal training and development, delivering programs and training that make a significant difference in those aspects of people’s lives that they care about most.
Training and becoming a Forum leader in 2003, she has since led transformations for more than 115,000 people over the past 16yrs all over the world. This incredible leader was mine and Nat’s Landmark Forum leader when we were transformed back in 2004.
My friend, thank you for chatting to us amidst your insane travel schedule – In Australia one minute, Singapore the next and now in Minneapolis of all places.
My name is Sarah Maxwell and I grew up in Montreal, Canada wanting to solve the problems of the world in my earliest memory. I went from climbing all over my Mom’s furniture to trying every sport and wanting to be the best at everything I did. We were a family of 4 kids and I would be the one out in the backyard perfecting back flips off the picnic table or kicking the soccer ball over and over and over again until I got it right! Yes, it was that obsessive gene!
I chose to get on a 6-hour plane right across the country to do my BioPsychology degree at the University of British Columbia. It was the top tier volleyball program that really drew me in and getting my first taste of representing my country in sport was honed there.
It was the sandy beaches that eventually drew me in and I became a Professional Beach Volleyball Player for for 10yrs. This brought me to Australia where I would eventually meet my life partner Nat Cook and reside here for the past 20 years.
Retiring from sport in 2008, I studied Neuro-Linguistic-Programming (NLP) to give structure to what I had been growing through in terms of team work, goals, purpose, and relationship building.
This led me to engineer specific GAMES (now called Gamification) to bring forth more experiential learning for Corporate Team Building (for companies such as Qantas); Couple Relationship Workshops (PG-rated GAME PLAY); and even Mindset coaching with Olympians on their way to London 2012.
These days, I have created a program called FOCUS coaching for high impact women CEOs and Managing Directors; Corporate Wellness and Nutritional Cleansing (with a team of over 13,000 people); and finally demonstrating my Eastern Philosophy Slant with my MindShift Meditations (offered free as a taster on this site)
Overall, I create communities that uplift and inspire people to dust off their dreams and start playing IN THE GAME of life once again!