Minding the Gap

We guide high-achieving individuals and organizations from where they are to where they want to be. Let's discover what's possible together.

What is Minding the Gap?

We see it as navigating the gap between where you are to where you want to be.

High achieving individuals and organizations build expertise, brand, and credibility via what we refer to as the Treadmill of Achievement™. To the outside world, this represents a path of success.  Yet inside we feel lost because we aren't yet at home with ourselves.  

How might your levels of professional joy, fulfillment, and impact magnify if you crossed over from the path of achievement to the path of alignment by shifting from operating outside in (from what people expect of us and trying to fit in) to inside out (living from a place of core strength and unique potential).

Minding the Gap in practical terms shows up as the following for our clients:


  • Expert to Influencer

  • Producer to Leader

  • One professional possibility to another

  • One professional stage to the next

  • Student to professional


  • Aligning person and talent to the role and organizational culture

  • Driving talent engagement from a place of knowledge and understanding

  • Deploying performance discussions that empower people to value their strengths, celebrate their impact, and open to continued learning and growth

  • Empowering teams and organizations to embrace the collective and individual uniqueness as the primary driver of organizational strength and sustainability

Navigating the Gap

We journey an ARC with our clients so that they can observe their experience, potential and development in 3D.  Optimizing your personal journey calls for shedding light on the past, embracing the present, and identifying what is possible in the future.


What has been achieved?
How this has shaped you?


What have you outgrown?
Which patterns no longer serve?
What no longer excites?


What is possible?

Let's explore together

We want to inspire the explorer in you to appreciate the quest you have been on.

We will create a safe space for exploration around empowerment and transformation. Curiosity will be the foundation for discovery. We will put forward the powerful and important questions, challenge your beliefs, and push the boundaries around what is possible within a pragmatic framework that supports action.

Engage with your achievements, your strengths and the parts of yourself you don't know what to do with.

Who else has taken the leap?

Our successes come from all over the world from a wide range of industries.

"Thank you so much on all fronts. You are so good at what you do. You have opened my eyes in so many ways in such a short time. I can't thank you enough."

"Having personally worked with her for the past two years, I can attest to her exceptional abilities. Her coaching and support have led to numerous breakthroughs in my professional journey, reshaping my approach and demeanor in ways that have yielded tangible results. I wholeheartedly recommend her."

"Well thank goodness you came my way. This and the cover letter are enlightening edits. Thank you!"

“Sara focused me on unlocking my inner capabilities – to being a more present authentic version of myself – which allowed me to accelerate my professional journey and success.”

"Meeting with you a couple weeks ago was a total delight. I was looking back at my notes and thinking that a good way to describe you would be an alchemist – it’s extremely impressive how you took a lot of scattered rambling and transformed them into structured and thoughtful insights. Without making me feel judged or pigeon-holed. It was a thoroughly enjoyable conversation and I look forward to the next ones."

“Sara helped me step outside of myself. To help me to hear what scared me, voice how I wanted to be seen and received, and to help live and think in possibilities.”

"Sara, you are a gift. As I navigated discussions recently for a new opportunity our discussions were incredibly helpful. I kept referencing notes from our calls and it felt like you were with me as I thought 'why now,' 'what's my trajectory,' and 'how do I want to show up?"

“Sara works with individuals and organizations to reveal what they cannot see - resulting in the discovery of tools, knowledge and potential they did not know they possessed. She recontextualizes obstacles as opportunities, emboldening her clients to look and listen more closely, permitting them to be open and ready for new opportunities.”

“Thank you, Sara. You shifted my perspective through the coaching you provided. This enabled me to get what I could from my role."

“I wanted to say a huge 'THANK YOU' for supporting me during our time together. You were extremely helpful in coaching me for this next level of my management career.”

“Sara helped me to connect with myself in a way I had never done before - to deeply understand (and accept) myself well enough to then better understand what motivates others – all in an effort to unlock a strength in me I didn’t know I had. It felt like being in the Matrix.”

“Sara re-amplified me. Her coaching got me to go back and connect with my experience. To evaluate what serves, what doesn’t and how I want to bring this forward. Really great exercises. I reconnected with what I had put in a box and tucked away.”

“So very many thanks for all you’ve done for my daughter. She’s energized and enthused and you’ve helped to build her confidence and give her a real sense of direction and purpose in the work place…well done!!”

“The narrative intelligence tool, a core offering, was incredibly helpful for me as I thought deeper about my career and ambitions. The results allowed for me to focus my energy to play up my strengths in my role. Sara’s coaching forced me to think further about how to leverage my assets to excel further in my career.”

Want to learn more about the inspiring journeys taking place?

What's on your mind?

Sara Karlen Lacombe

Sara Karlen Lacombe is an explorer who brings her love for discovery and possibilities to her clients and their career journey.  Sara doesn’t see the career journey as walking a line or climbing a ladder.  She sees it through the lens of the view, the path and all that can be discovered and experienced along the way.

"The end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and to know the place for the first time."
T.S. Eliot

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