Sarah Graves, PCC
Sarah has coached teams from opening restaurants to launching new products to expanding and implementing market teams and programs. Her experience in recruitment, training, preparation, strategy, has demonstrated consistently excellent results.
Sarah holds an Associate of Arts degree in Psychology from Trinity Western University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Portland State University. Sarah is an ICF Credentialed Coach with over 500 hours. She has over 30 years of experience in the wine and food industries. She is a Certified Specialist of Wine & a Certified Specialist of Spirits. She received Young’s Market Company’s 2013 “Best in the West” Inspirational Beyond Limits Award. Sarah serves on the Board of Directors for the International Coach Federation Oregon State Chapter as the President. She is in her 10th year serving on the Procurement Committee for Classic Wines Auction, one of the nation’s Top 10 wine fundraisers for children’s charities.
- Wine Company Vice-President of the Indie/Luxury Division coached actualizing intentional goals by manager. This development tool increased sales by double digits during a downturn in the economy. The specialty management team went on to create programs which impacted every division in the company statewide.
- A performance gap was identified in the sales department. Team Coaching for collaboration and contribution activated the community of local winery owners and restaurants. The increased sales of Oregon wines and public educational events created a new level of success and satisfaction. The team exceeded the goals and set the stage for sustainable growth and expansion in the market.
- Certification for Wine & Spirits was an initiative from the executive team. Coaching used individual and team vision and purpose, heightened with inspirational presentations by fellow team members breaking through deficit thinking to pass the test and exceed the average group pass rate by 20%.