Sara Kindsfater-Yerkes is a hands-on expert in transforming cultures, guiding strategic change, and developing leaders and organizations that are exceptionally agile, customer-focused and growth-minded. She is the founder of a niche consulting firm, bluSKY Strategy, where she works as an executive consultant and performance coach. She is known for her unique insights on both the emotional and the practical side of business transformation. She writes and speaks on the topics of leadership, culture, organizational transformation, and employee and customer engagement. Outside of work, Sara is passionate about mentoring women, helping them define and grow their purpose, and increasing the participation of women in business and leadership roles across their communities.
Currently Sara serves on the Board of Women in Homeland Security, a professional organization for women working in the field of homeland security. She also serves on the Board of Charleston-based TMI Mental Health Education & Awareness, which provides Mental Health First Aid® classes across the Lowcountry. Sara earned her master’s degree in Organizational Development and Adult Learning from George Mason University in 2003. She considers herself a lifelong learner, adventurer, advocate for women, ovarian cancer survivor and champagne connoisseur. While Sara is a proud lowcountry native, having grown up in Beaufort, South Carolina, she spent 20 years in Washington D.C. where she met her husband Shane. They currently live on Johns Island with their dogs Mickie and Moultrie, and their 7-year old son Conor – who is easily Sara’s greatest accomplishment to date.