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Hi, I'm Sara.

I teach managers + leaders to develop high-performing, engaged teams.

Sara Head Shot Oct 2019

Sara Baker, Ed.D.

Reformational Leader

Hi! I am Sara Baker and I teach managers and leaders how to excel in their jobs and how to create motivated high-performing teams.

I named my leadership development program the Leadership Reformation because my experiences have shown me that success in leadership is about making intentional, focused changes in your everyday leadership behaviors in order to help your team succeed.  To “reform” means to “change,” so it was the perfect name!

We CAN become BETTER leaders simply by MAKING CHANGES in specific areas to get our teams on the right track.

Worldwide employees NOT engaged at work
U.S. employees NOT engaged at work
Employees actively looking for a new job or watching job openings
Variance in Employee Engagement that is Solely Due to the Manager

source:  https://news.gallup.com/topic/employee_engagement.aspx

My Story

I was the first in my family to go to college, ending up with three degrees:  Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Master of Science in Educational Administration and a Doctorate of Education in Educational Administration.

Needless to say, I loved school and I love learning! My life was transformed by teachers who took the time to invest in me and by my eagerness to learn and grow.  I experienced first-hand how learning can give you the tools to become more than your circumstances.

You probably aren't surprised to hear that I became a teacher.  Because I loved school and my teachers (and counselors and principals and pretty much everyone who worked in my schools), I became a teacher myself.

I was convinced that I could save the world, one student at a time, just as my teachers had changed my life and given me opportunities that were not within easy reach.

For five years I taught and loved it!  At that point, I wanted to be able to positively influence the lives of a larger number of students and to make sure that other teachers had the tools and supports they needed to help their students, so I began my seventeen-year leadership journey.

I served as a Campus Principal, a central office Director for a cooperative of ten school districts, a Director for a for-profit company, and as a Vice President in a corporate non-profit.

For fun (because I love teaching!), I also worked a side gig as a full-time professor in school leadership.  Those were 80+ hour work weeks, it was crazy but fun!


While I was a college professor, I realized how much I enjoy helping adults pursue their passions and passing on what I have learned in my journey.

I still want to change the world, one student at a time.

The only difference is that my students are adults who lead teams, or who aspire to lead teams, and THEY ALSO WILL CHANGE THE WORLD.

The world gets better when we all do our part to help others.

So, that's my story and why I'm here building a leadership development program that's affordable, practical and doesn't waste time on things that don't matter.

I'm here to help you to learn and grow so your life will be better and the lives of those you lead will be better.


The Pinnacle of My Journey

Each role held greater responsibilities, a larger scope of influence and magnified learning opportunities for deepening my leadership practice.

What I learned during those years led me to where I am today. What did I learn, you ask?

People want to do good things.

People want something purposeful in which to believe.

People want to grow and be more than they are now.

What I learned in all those years, is that I'm not the only one who wants to change the world. Most people want to have a hand in making the world a better place.

And leaders, most of all, want to help make things better. Better for their teams, better for themselves, and better for their organizations.

I think we can make this better. Will you join me?

How Can We Make This Better?

My online leadership development program covers all the bases, such as how to transform your team from unengaged and zombie-like workers to engaged and enthusiastic team members, how to focus on the five key leadership actions that will produce positive results for your team, and how to maximize your leadership practice so that you enjoy your work more.

My training resources include:


What Do Former Students Say?

Comments are from anonymous course rating surveys for online college courses taught by Dr. Baker

"There is so much material in this course and she did an excellent job breaking it into manageable chunks to help me stay focused and not get overwhelmed."

"Dr. Baker is incredibly positive and encouraging, always willing to help and answer questions. I felt she was an actual person who cared about making sure I had all the information I needed to be successful in this course."

"I was impressed with her feedback and knowledge of the material. She was very caring."

I am currently enrolled in my first two courses and the experience was great. I am looking forward to my next courses and am no longer intimidated by Educational Law.

Join the Movement and Become a Leadership Reformer Today

If you want to be a leader who makes a positive difference in your workplace and in the world, then the Leadership Reformation leadership development resources will guide you in the right direction.

The transition from manager to leader doesn't have to be hard, but it does need to be focused and intentional.

Let our blog and online courses help support you in your journey! 

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