OWNER & CHIEF GROWTH PARTNER
Sarah Ward, CLF®
Sarah Ward is co-founder of Empire Growth Partners. Sarah has dedicated her 20+ year career to Executive Leadership Coaching, helping Fortune 500 companies build sustainable growth strategies, and guiding those firms to hire the right talent.
Sarah takes pride in providing her clients with first-class concierge level service, driven by her passion for helping others grow through planning, training and coaching. As co-founder, she specializes in helping individuals and teams build their productive capacity. Sarah's focus is on driving growth through strategy, leadership development, and execution.
Prior to co-founding EGP, Sarah held various positions within Northwestern Mutual (one of Fortune’s Most Admired Financial Planning Companies). As the Director of Development, Sarah served in many capacities: recruiting, hiring, training and professional development of all new full-time advisors, as well as leading a team of financial advisor interns. Sarah advised and coached teams for 10-years as Director of Development. Most recently, Sarah served as the Growth Consultant of the Internship Program for the entire country. During Sarah's time with Northwestern Mutual's corporate office (Milwaukee, WI), she partnered with executive leadership to transition Internship Programs into Business Units. Additionally, Sarah partnered with field leadership to develop a national leadership program, and a national training program. Sarah’s years in the field, AND corporate office, has enabled her and EGP to provide their clients with unique perspective.
Sarah received her BS degree in business administration-public management. She has held the NYS Life, Accident and Health License, along with her Series 6 and Series 63. She currently holds the Chartered Leadership Fellowship (CLF®), Master Coaching, and Master Trainer Certifications.
An Empire State native, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family in upstate NY. Sarah and her husband, Dylan (who she recruited into the business), reside in sunny St. Petersburg, FL. After many years in upstate NY, and Milwaukee, WI, they decided it was time to trade the snow and cold for fun in the sun. In Sarah’s spare time she enjoys relaxing summer weekends with her family at her cottage on Lake Ontario, pretending to be a drummer, and playing tourist with Dylan around the Gulf Coast.
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