Founder Sara Hand
Sara Hand has the ability to very quickly identify the unique value proposition a business, organization, or individual possesses – their ideal market, ways to optimize revenue models, how to refine their messaging to connect with prospects and how to broadcast that message creatively. Identified profit-opportunities are coupled with pragmatic planning and the systems and tools necessary to exploit those opportunities. For entrepreneurs and business owners at all stages of development this is information crucial to their success.
An accomplished public speaker, Sara inspires her audience to believe in themselves and motivates them to action. She focuses on identifying organizational strengths and developing internal leadership skills. With more than 50 business development clients over the last 7 years, Sara Hand has been the secret weapon for individuals and corporations who desire an experienced business-development strategist to identify new profit opportunities and practical courses of action. Sara is known as a person who consistently gets things done, and does them well.
Founder of Consulting Firm S-Hand Group and Spark Growth LLC, iNBIA recognized entrepreneur Sara Hand is also known for co-founding the community enterprise ‘DaVinci’s Faire and BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton.’ With her self-dubbed “cool people collections,” she facilitates collaborative efforts between community-based initiatives and traditional organizations using the Purdue Agile Strategy Lab practice of Strategic Doing.
Sara is also the founder of the Thought Leader Exchange. This initiative has provided a worldwide platform for thought leaders to convene and develop calls-to-action for transformative change. Using her strengths to leverage unique value propositions and create synergistic partnerships among those “cool” connections” is what has enabled her to become a uniquely valuable visionary leader and asset to her community. Her motto is, “Think Big. Keep it Simple. Make it Happen.” With this philosophy, she has become widely recognized for consistently achieving her goals with grace and confident skill.
A diverse business development background across public and private sector enterprises, coupled with her experiences as President of the Sarasota Chapter of the Gulf Coast Venture Forum, the cowork to incubation project Station 2 Innovation, and a variety Strategic Doing projects have presented opportunities for involvement with the State Department’s Friends of GEW program, the United Nation’s launch of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, 2015 Harvard Innovation Summit: Enabling Future-Ready Economies, Speaker 2018 CEED Global Entrepreneurship Conference, Emcee for three Annual TiE Conferences, as well as spearheading a redefinition of soft landing programs within the worldwide incubator and accelerator networks.