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Sarah Murphy-Kangas is an organizational development practitioner, providing coaching, mediation, and group facilitation services to clients in the non-profit, for-profit, and public sectors. She forms collaborative relationships with her clients and is known for her positive approach to helping groups surface “undiscussables” that might be impeding their success. Sarah specializes in helping caregiving organizations find resilience and wholeness in the midst of difficult work.

She has an M.A. in Organizational Psychology from Antioch University Seattle and a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Washington. She does pro bono coaching for leaders through Washington Nonprofits, chaired the capital campaign for The Ground Floor, a drop-in center for house-less youth in Bellingham, and loves mentoring teenagers and young adults. Sarah has been on a 20-year journey to understand herself as a White, cisgendered, non-disabled woman, and devotes a lot of time and energy to understanding the role of difference in the world and in her clients’ worlds.

Sarah lives with her family in Bellingham, Washington, and enjoys cooking, writing and reading poetry, her silly chocolate lab, and everything to do with kitchen life. Most days, you can find her on the trails around her house, communing with giant Douglas Firs while she listens to yet another podcast about the Enneagram or emotional intelligence.