Speaking & Consulting

Sarah specialises in speaking to corporates, teams and organisations about contemporary felt anxiety. She has lived experience as someone who has learned to thrive with bipolar disease for 30 years and has become a leading global spokesperson on mental health. 

Her New York Times bestseller First, We Make the Beast Beautiful changed the conversation about how to navigate the condition and reframe it as a superpower. Mark Manson has described the book as, “The best book on living with anxiety that I’ve ever read.”

Australian mental health leader and former Australian of the Year Professor Patrick McGorry has said of Sarah and her work, “One gets the feeling her mind has operated like a vacuum cleaner sucking up all these experiences, experiments and extensive and deep reading and reflection. Sarah’s narrative shows why the conventional diagnostic framework doesn’t really work. It’s a tour de force.” 

While author Elizabeth Gilbert says, “Sarah Wilson is a force of nature – quite literally. She has taken her pain and grief about our sick and troubled world and alchemized it into action, advocacy, adventure, poetry, and true love.”

"Sarah is warm, refreshingly honest and authentic. She took our audience on a journey to discover the new wellness. We have never received so much positive feedback from a presenter before!"

Kassidy Mulley / Facebook

Sarah has a number of keynotes that can be tailored to an organisation’s needs:

How to turn anxiety into a superpower. A nuanced and deep “conversation” that recasts anxiety as a philosophical and creative experience. In this presentation, Sarah draws on her own experience living with bipolar disorder, and the research and experiences she encountered over 7 years creating her New York Times bestseller, First, We Make the Beast Beautiful. 

Anxiety and young people. The above can be tailored to young people if necessary, drawing on Sarah’s National Press Club address research that looked at the anxiety epidemic among young Australians.

"At a time when brands and marketers have become obsessed with purpose, you can get a masterclass on the subject from Sarah Wilson, who lives her life and completes her projects with unwavering purpose and speaks with real authenticity and passion."

Brett Smart / CEO, IAG

The future of wellness in your organisation. A broader “healthy living” presentation that curates the trends and developments that *actually* work and are backed by gold-standard science. Sarah draws on more than 15 years of extensive research and lived experience to present the top wellness tips to transform individual and workplace outcomes. This includes quitting sugar, mental health and anxiety tips as well as longevity hacks that draw on her work with National Geographic’s “Blue Zones” project.

How to run a business – and a life – based on values. Sarah has studied the best productivity, wellness and simple living advice (detailed across more than 100 Sunday Life column explorations, 1500 blog posts, 15 books and scores of podcast episodes). Sarah draws on lessons learned from meeting His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Oprah’s life coach, Brene Brown, Seth Godin and many more to guide corporates and entrepreneurs wishing to foster an impactful and meaningful career and workplace. Sarah shares the hacks, tips and responsibilities that she has researched and experimented with that are vital for flourishing in a fragmental, uncertain world and for navigating staff, peers and loved ones to a more connected and hopeful future. She shares the latest science on dopamine fasting, resilience, decision theory, “soul nerding”, forest therapy and more.

She also draws on her experience running Australia’s largest digital wellness business…and then closing it and donating all profits to charity. This is a presentation suited to organisations going through a cultural or structural transformation.

For all enquiries email Liana Mcleod [email protected]

“We hosted an event which focused on the future of the communication industry. Sarah was the moderator and masterfully managed a great event. Her natural style lends itself to this type of work. Sarah is a real pro and a delight to work with.”

Kieran Moore / CEO, Ogilvy
Kieran Moore / CEO, Ogilvy Public Relations Australia

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