Sarah Happel

Founder & President

Spectrum Leadership Solutions 


Sarah Happel is a top leadership consultant and coach who excels in cultivating excellence in leadership through her work with individuals, universities and organizations.  Formerly an internationally competitive volleyball player, Sarah helps leaders and executive teams determine winning strategies for their organizations through her work as a coach and facilitator.
With over 15 years in the field of communication and transition management, Sarah has worked with leaders from 5 continents in 4 languages: German, Spanish, Italian and Finnish.
Through self-awareness and intentionally practicing what success feels like, Sarah helps her clients achieve the next level of leadership mastery while achieving the results that make a difference for their organizations.
Sarah is a leader in the field of coaching and leadership development. Known for spearheading thought-provoking cohorts which spark personal and professional transformation, Sarah is also  accredited by the International Coach Federation (PCC) and by Georgetown University’s acclaimed Leadership Coaching program.
 Prior to becoming a leadership coach, Sarah was a Fulbright Grantee at the University of Helsinki, has taught Human Communication at Lasell College in Boston and was a journalist.  She has an Advanced Leadership Coaching Certification in Well-Being from George Mason University.  Sarah resides in Vienna, Virginia with her husband and three sons.