Sarah Happel

Founder & President


I am committed to developing resilient leaders and organizations that truly care; about their vision, talent, clients, and the world. I’m passionate about demystifying leadership and supporting CEOs, VPs, and Directors in finding their unique and compelling voice.


Sarah Happel, CEO and founder of Spectrum Leadership Solutions, is a top leadership consultant and executive coach who excels in cultivating leadership excellence. Formerly an international athlete, Sarah’s mission is to maximize the team performance and well-being of 100,000 teams by 2025. She works with global organizations driven to improve their communication, productivity, and corporate culture — one powerful conversation at a time.

Whether working directly with clients or serving as a George Mason Coach Fellow in the prestigious Leadership Coaching Certification in Organizational Well-Being, Sarah helps people achieve the next level of leadership mastery. Clients include the IMF, IFC, The World Bank, Volkswagen, PwC, Purdue University, American Council on Education, National Science Foundation, Marriott International, Intelsat, and numerous government agencies.

With a Master of Science in Mass Communication, Sarah is known for spearheading thought-provoking programs which spark personal and professional transformation. Sarah is an accredited Master Certified Coach (MCC) by the International Coach Federation and alumnae of Georgetown University’s acclaimed Leadership Coaching Program.

Education and Certifications

  • Master of Science and Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications (Kansas State University)
  • Graduate research focused on international communication (Universidad del Salvador)
  • International Coach Federation Master Certified Coach (MCC)
  • Fulbright Scholar (University of Helsinki)

On a Personal Note

Sarah resides in the Washington DC metropolitan area with her family, enjoys traveling, and is an avid volleyball player.

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