Flip Side of Failing

Flip Side of Failing

How unconditional recognition ignites resilience, relationships and retention

Failure is a tough nut. Either we treat it like the other “f-word,” or we’re espousing its virtues for learning. Let’s face it. We don’t have much resilience when failure comes crashing into our lives and careers.

Most often, we play it safe. We avoid it or feel shame or blame when failure inevitably happens. We’ve had plenty of experiences that tell us to avoid failing at all costs.

Before you think this is your “unmotivational” speech, trust me when I say that this is empowerment personified. We will be challenging the very definitions of success and failure that we’ve blindly accepted, and it’s sabotaging our well-being, performance, and satisfaction.

What does failure mean to you? Does it define you? Can you give yourself permission to fail?

In this session, you will truly experience and absorb the F.L.I.P. framework: Fail, Learn, Ignite, Praise. Each dimension of FLIP allows you to harness the power that comes from failure and let go of ego or judgment.

Learning from your failures creates your path to greatness. These lessons will forever change you and help you become more decisive, confident, and action-oriented.

The question is … where’s your FLIP? How can you become more failure resilient?

If you’re ready to explore how unconditional recognition of yourself and others can ignite passion and performance, this session is for you.

In this energizing and entertaining session (with a few fun twists), you will awaken possibilities, deepen connections, source solutions, and improve individual and organizational performance by recognizing greatness in a whole new light. Rather than kryptonite, let failure be your superpower.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop greater failure resiliency by deconstructing unhealthy failure resistance
  • Identify how to best share, explore, and leverage the inevitable failures to fuel performance and innovation
  • Experience the flip side of failing firsthand and reflect on its relevance personally and professionally
  • Create a failure resiliency intention at a self, team, and organizational level

Delivery Formats:

  • This session can be delivered live or virtual
  • Keynote: 45 to 90 minutes
  • Interactive breakout session: 1.5 to 3 hours
  • Facilitated roundtable/panel discussion
  • Fireside interview (add-on)
  • Bulk book, eBook and audiobook purchase (add-on)
  • Follow up live video Q&A (add-on)
  • Book Club (add-on)

This session can be delivered in the following formats




All attendees and speakers are physically present in one location

All attendees are joining entirely online

Some attendees (and possibly some speakers) are joining in-person and some online

See Sarah in Action

Snack on some scrumptious samples of Sarah’s speaking (try saying that three times fast).

Leverage the Power of
Unconditional Recognition
to Ignite Resilience, Relationships
and Retention

See this personal message from Sarah.

Leverage the Power of
Unconditional Recognition
to Ignite Resilience, Relationships
and Retention

See this personal message from Sarah.

Just For You …

  • Each session is customized to you
  • Each client is treated as the most important person
  • Each audience has a specific need to honor
  • Each industry has its own insights and data to capitalize on
  • Each presentation is prepared with an anthropological approach
  • Each event has hidden shiny stars that need to be uncovered and amplified

Why? Because you are greatness, and it’s our unwavering, indisputable, undeniable promise (to the point where we want you to call our mothers if we don’t deliver) to show it to you with every presentation.

“Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.”

– William James

Christa MacLean

Dean, School of Nursing & School of Health Sciences, Saskatchewan Polytechnic

"Sarah, thanks for a great session with our team yesterday. I was so impressed with how you got the group chatting/participating and so enthused for the upcoming school year. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I look forward to reviewing the resources and our team seemed very excited to read your book Flip Side of Failing and use the accompanying coaching cards!"
Sandra Moniz

CMP, CMM, DES, Education Chair, The EVENT2021, Meeting Professionals International (MPI)

"Authenticity and connectivity were key factors when choosing speakers for the virtual edition of The EVENT, which we had to shift from a highly engaged in-person conference with a ton of human connections to a virtual experience. Sarah spent the time getting to know both prior to and during the EVENT. She also stayed connected with us post-program. Her authenticity was present, and she was able to connect with audiences as noted in the explosive chats throughout her time addressing our community. Personal experiences shared provided our attendees with real-life examples of how-to human connections that they were seeking. Making human connections virtually is not impossible but also not easy. Sarah was up for the challenge and made meaningful impacts while showing us that the Flip Side of Failure definitely has its advantages."
Rowena Epp

RBC Manager Financial Planning, AB North and North of 60

"Sarah has a unique ability to tell a story that is relatable and thought-provoking. I enjoyed the exercises throughout the book that allowed an opportunity for self-reflection. Using the FLIP framework in her keynote, I have been able to adopt the strategies Sarah has outlined and am now embracing a failure resilient mindset!"
Gary Blair

President & Chief Engagement Officer, 24 Call Management Solutions

"I had the pleasure of actually attending a conference in Puerto Rico last year where Sarah was the keynote speaker on employee engagement and recognition, something that’s near to the heart of most of us here at i24 Call Management Solutions. Sarah was just absolutely magnetic in how she engaged with us in the audience. I was wondering how Sarah’s magnetic personality was going to translate into a virtual format at another industry conference, but I have to say that it was just awesome how she engaged with our executive director as well as us in the audience asking tons of questions and using our feedback from the chat. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sarah if you’re considering her for a virtual conference in your own business or your own industry. I can’t say enough good things."
Shelley VanVeen

Learning & Development Manager, Libro Credit Union

"Sarah brought so much energy and enthusiasm to our International Women’s Day event at Libro! Her message was uplifting, thought-provoking and truly appreciated by our team. Dealing with Sarah was wonderful – she was open, professional and willing to work with us to customize her message to incorporate our culture and connect to our topic and participants. During the session, she was a pro with a powerful message and a fantastic delivery. We had wonderful feedback from all that attended and can’t wait to have Sarah back for another session in the future!"
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