Authentic Living with Roxanne welcomes Recognition Expert, Sarah McVanel

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How to Embrace Failure as a Leader with Sarah McVanel

Failure…what a daunting word, but what if we embrace failure and take it as a great opportunity?  On this episode of Authentic Living with Roxanne, we welcome Recognition Expert, Sarah McVanel to discuss her new book FLIP Side of Failing: How to Recognize and Leverage Greatness in Work and Life.

Sarah helps leaders leverage the exponential power of recognition to retain top talent. She jokes it’s the only “lane” that pulls together her BA (Psych), MSc (Family Relations), & certifications in Organizational Development, Coaching, Human Resources, Speaking & Healthcare Admin! 

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Sarah McVanel

Authentic Touch Points:
How my latest book almost failed. 2:30
Sarah’s journey.  8:25
The theme of failure.  17:30
Dealing with failure as a leader. 24:45
The failure resilient mindset. 29:45
Why aren’t things worse?  40:50
The “gift” of failure.  43:30

Sarah has over 18 years-experience including at a senior leadership level and now owns boutique firm Greatness Magnified. She is an author of peer-reviewed journals, articles, four books, “Forever Recognize Others’ Greatness: Solution Focused Strategies for Satisfied Staff, High Performing Teams and Healthy Bottom Lines” (2015), The FROG Effect: Tools and Strategies to Forever Recognize Others’ Greatness” (2016),#GreatnessBizHacks: 100+ Tips to Grow a Profitable, Service-Based Biz you Love!FLIP Side of Failing: How to Recognize and Leverage Greatness in Work and Life.

She left her senior leadership role 5 years ago to launch her boutique firm Greatness Magnified, authoring some books, VLOGing, tap dancing, & getting up to no good with her hubby Mark & kids Justin (16) & Simonne (14).

Join me to hear Sarah talk about the flipside of failure and how it can be our greatest gift to improve ourselves, our workplace and our organization’s bottom line!

I encourage you to reach out at any time with questions or thoughts.


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