Sara is an exceptionally engaging instructor and I appreciate the depth of her knowledge of topics and the ease of her delivery of content in her sessions. I also met with her individually and she not only provided me with helpful information but also specific resources for potential jobs that align well with my interest and experience. Sara is a valuable resource and I'm so thankful to have connected with her!

Melissa M., Student

August 2021

Sara immediately drew me in from the beginning of her seminar "Wellness in the Workplace." She taught me excellent strategies to mentally and physically destress and get into a more positive mindset. She has a very positive personality and excellent approach as an instructor.

Patti N., Student

August 2021

Not to sound cliché, but Sara is one of those colleagues that I wish I could clone and have in every meeting, on every event planning project, and as a presenter for every public speaking engagement. She has an elegant way of combining personal and professional qualities that makes every interaction with her feel genuine, unique, and intentional. Students, staff and faculty gravitate to her workshops, webinars and presentations because of her ability to help assimilate information, and because they openly enjoy her style of teaching. Sara is a true collaborator with an established aptitude to breakdown silos and work multi-directionally with various departments. This has served her well with the countless in-person and virtual event projects she plans, produces and directs every year. She is always thoughtfully inquisitive, extremely professional, and all-around one of the nicest people you will ever meet.

Jacob W, M.A., CPRW, FCDI, Director of Recruitment Services 

November 2020

I’ve attended numerous workshops taught by Sara on relaxation, meditation, and self-care in the workplace! She’s a phenomenal teacher and facilitates learning so well in multiple modalities, including face-to-face, virtually or blended. She’s a huge part of why I’m avoiding burnout and I appreciate her so much. She also spoke to my most recent career training class and they all loved the experience.

 

Leah D., M. Ed., FCDI, Educator and Career Development Professional

April 2021

I have had the pleasure of working with Sara for the past year and a half as Sara is my counterpart on another St. Petersburg College campus. In our roles as Career Outreach Specialists, we are tasked with planning multiple events throughout the year, resulting in several large events occurring back to back. Sara has proven herself to be a highly adaptable, encouraging, supportive, and effective leader in executing high-quality events. She communicates clearly with team members throughout the planning process and embraces traditional and autonomous collaboration. Sara is an invaluable resource for not only myself and my colleagues but also the students we serve. Her prior experience as a teacher has led her to successfully connect with the audience while leading workshops for students as well as faculty and staff, moderate panels, provide keynote speeches, and direct sales initiatives. I look forward to seeing Sara continue to grow and would highly recommend her!

 

Theresa A., Higher Education Professional and Entrepreneur

November 2020

Sara is such a wonderful person. She is the most organized person I know. I have witnessed her plan and coordinate multiple large-scale events at one single time. She does such a great job and because of her vast network, she can always find a professional that can speak and take the event to the next level. Speaking of speaking, Sara is an awesome public speaker. I have attended numerous of her training

sessions and have watched as she has wooed the crowd with her magical words and expertise. Her sessions on self-care and relaxation are absolutely amazing. I attended her most recent session on October 27th. I began the training with my stress at a level 8 and because of the techniques that she had us perform, I ended at a 3. Only a person with expert level training can do that. I recommend that you attend one if you can.

Charleston Fritts, Career & Academic Advisor

November 2020

Your workshops are informative and I appreciate how you make them on a personal level and incorporate all who are attending them. It is just like being back in school. We baby boomers appreciate the one on one contact and being a part of the learning process. Sara you have a way of making everyone feel included and you bring a smiling face to the learning process. Thank you for all that you do.

Denise Jody L., Student

CareerSource Pinellas Professional Skills Workshop, October 2021

 

The Career Source Workshops are so helpful. I especially enjoyed the workshop with the breathing techniques. I used the tapping technique to help relax before my phone interview and it worked immensely to calm my anxiety and nervousness. I look forward to participating in further workshops. Thanks.

Jennifer S., Student

CareerSource Pinellas Professional Skills Workshop, October 2021

 

Sara Sabourin’s Self-Care workshop wasn’t what I was expecting…it was better! The two areas of her workshop that gave me the most insight into myself and being able to handle my stress were the visualization and the breathing techniques. Rene Descartes would agree that visualization & how individuals see themselves living their lives is everything. (“I think, therefore I am.”) Since I have attended Sara’s workshop, I now have a daily positive visualization practice before the alarm goes off and affirm what I love about myself, the people in my life, my job, and everything else.  Stopping to breathe deeply in the ways Sara taught have helped reduce my anxiety on more than one occasion.

 

Colleague, St. Petersburg College

SPC All-Staff Discovery Day, October 2020

 

I would say your self-care workshop has given me strength in the workplace to remain calm, even in the most intense situations! I have learned how to descale my emotions, relax when the stress is high, and to remain positive – even when the rest of the team is upset or annoyed!

Colleague, St. Petersburg College

SPC All-Staff Discovery Day, October 2020

 

I left with self-care tips and self-monitoring strategies. More importantly, I left with strategies for incorporating what I learned into my day at SPC.

Colleague, St. Petersburg College

SPC All-Staff Discovery Day, October 2020

 

 

I want to thank you for all the information, advice, and strategies you shared at the Discovery Day on Self Care.  Because of these tools it really helped me in my recent flight to Texas.  Flying has always been a fear of mine which usually takes control over my anxiety, but because of the tools I was able to use the breathing method and tapping methods to get me through the flight and overcome my fear of flying.  I’m not saying I’m cured, but I am less fearful to fly and because of the self-Care I am planning another trip in March and will be flying.  Thank you so much for introducing me and others to self-care it really works.  Signed, Very grateful co worker

Colleague, St. Petersburg College

SPC All-Staff Discovery Day, October 2020

 

I really liked the Tapping. It gave me a sense of wellbeing. This session really helped my stress levels reduce.

Angela C., St. Petersburg College

SPC All-Staff Discovery Day, October 2020

 

Awesome workshop! Educational as well as relaxing.

Ann D., St. Petersburg College

SPC All-Staff Discovery Day, October 2020

 

 

Thank you for helping people have methods to relax.

Debbie F., St. Petersburg College

SPC All-Staff Discovery Day, October 2020

 

Sara's sessions are always amazing and helpful. I feel much better after attending one of her workshops. Thank you Sara.

Karen R., St. Petersburg College

SPC All-Staff Discovery Day, October 2020

 

This event is needed and necessary to have twice a semester. How you present is outstanding.

Destinymarie A., St. Petersburg College

SPC All-Staff Discovery Day, October 2020

 

 

Well done! I really appreciated the guided relaxation exercise. My therapist works with me on some of these techniques, and I believe that everyone should know about them!

J.D., St. Petersburg College

SPC All-Staff Discovery Day, October 2020

 

 

I have started with gentle yoga classes so I know how important and refreshing breathing may be for restoration of our bodies. You showed me additional breathing techniques that I actually used today 4, 7 and 8 method!!

Lynn E., St. Petersburg College

SPC All-Staff Discovery Day, October 2020

 

Very enjoyable, simple to learn. Also your voice is very pleasant and comforting.

Laquata S.., St. Petersburg College

SPC All-Staff Discovery Day, October 2020

 

Great Job. I am practicing the eye movement techniques nightly before I go to sleep. Seems to be helping.

Colleague, St. Petersburg College

SPC All-Staff Discovery Day, October 2020

 

 

Sara always does a great job and has a comforting way to help us improve our well-being. It's greatly appreciated. Your presentation was amazing as always.

Colleague, St. Petersburg College

SPC All-Staff Discovery Day, October 2020

 

Sara that was awesome. One of the best sessions I have ever taken during Discovery Day. My stress level went from 8-5!

Lynne W., St. Petersburg College

SPC All-Staff Discovery Day, October 2020

 

I am ready for a nap. Awesome job!

Rae M., St. Petersburg College

SPC All-Staff Discovery Day, October 2020

 

I feel negative 1000 soooo amazing and off the scale.

Annessa K., St. Petersburg College

SPC All-Staff Discovery Day, October 2020

 

Thank you so much! I loved it!!!!!!!

Tonya W., St. Petersburg College

SPC All-Staff Discovery Day, October 2020

 

I feel great. Thank you, a great session as usual.

Tara H., St. Petersburg College

SPC All-Staff Discovery Day, October 2020

 

I'm sleepy so I feel a lot better lol.

Aaron K., St. Petersburg College

SPC All-Staff Discovery Day, October 2020

 

Excellent info. Thank you! I feel great.

Roni M., St. Petersburg College

SPC All-Staff Discovery Day, October 2020

 

I already use the breathing techniques and will continue to do so, but the tapping and eye movement were newer to me and will be of use as well! You have an amazing public speaking presence and were able to make it feel very personal and universal at the same time. It was impressive, inspiring, and, of course, relaxing! Thank you!!

Melanie K., St. Petersburg College

SPC All-Staff Discovery Day, October 2019

 

I really enjoyed the session. The information was very helpful and I would be interesting in doing follow up sessions in the future.

Kimberly C., St. Petersburg College

SPC All-Staff Discovery Day, October 2020

 

 

Really enjoyed your session and it has had a very positive impact to me! Looking forward to attending more of this and other sessions you may have. Be well!

Veronica J., St. Petersburg College

SPC All-Staff Discovery Day, October 2020

 

You really did a great job!

Jamelle C., St. Petersburg College

SPC All-Staff Discovery Day, October 2020

 

Recently after a move and a few other transitions I felt so "blocked" and as an artist this isn't good! I am so grateful to have found Sara and her visualization sessions. This I would recommend for any creative looking to open those flood gates. It was so helpful in clearing that path for my work. I found going to my studio and working after that much more refreshing. My work happened more readily and UNblocked! I highly recommend Sara and her meditation session! Thank you!

Mary B., Artist

Guided Meditations for Artists, January 2016

 

I have taken Sara's excellent vision board class. It works! I recommend this class to everyone. Sara is a gifted and dedicated energy healing practitioner. I recommend her wholeheartedly!

Nancy O'Donohue, Tutor and Healer

Vision Board Workshop, October 2012

 

 

Sara is an inspirational speaker and presenter. Through her presentation we were able to see how the process of vision boarding can significantly impact our life. Everyone was eager to begin their vision board after hearing Sara talk about the process. I left inspired and looking forward to using vision boards in my life. It was a great experience. Sara is a caring professional and I would recommend her workshop to anyone who wants to give more clarification their dreams and goals.

 

Corene Kufta, M.A. Ed., Artist

Vision Board Workshop, June 2011