We had the good fortune of connecting with Sarah Krivel and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sarah, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I consider myself a risk mitigator, evaluating situations thoroughly and intentionally before proceeding. Not one to sit still or sit back unfulfilled even if it’s safe and easy, but rather one to take calculated risks that move me toward greater satisfaction, integration and impact. I have historically been quite slow to take risks, and this is changing for me as a result of:
1. Being on a development journey to cultivate aspects of myself that have previously been underdeveloped. Along the way, I found Somatics, which has been a game changer for me in increasing my body-emotions-mind connection, allowing me to expand from processing in my head with data and facts alone, to increase my connection to and trust in my intuition and my felt sense as additional ways of “knowing.”
2. Implementing a practice that was suggested to me by the wonderful and talented Renelle Darr, a colleague and friend of mine. When I was talking to her about a big, risky decision I was making to shake up my business model, she asked me, “what experiment can you set up to try it out that would feel safe?” That has stuck with me, and I have devised various small experiments since then to attempt more things without being attached to the outcome or feeling like I’m risking everything by going all in.
3. Getting more and more clear on what I want, what I don’t want, and what I’m willing to do to get it/avoid it. It’s from this place that I evaluate risk and make decisions.
This clarity (pun intended), coupled with an increased sense of trusting myself, and practice of developing experiments, has enabled me to take greater risks more quickly.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Kleriti Business Solutions helps Owners, Founders and CEOs seamlessly grow and sustainably scale the greatest organizations. We transform and integrate processes, teamwork and leadership, aligning once disparate elements into a cohesive and smooth operational framework. We bring a systems orientation to clients, thinking holistically to see connections, uncovering root causes of challenges and understanding impacts of decisions. As a result, these organizations realize meaningful, lasting results.
In addition, I am a sought-after speaker, trainer and facilitator. I provide valuable insights and immediately actionable tools through interactive keynotes, breakout sessions and facilitated conversations.
I’m most proud and excited that this past month I started Graduate School! After 13 years out of the formal education system, I felt a yearning to pursue an academically rigorous advanced degree program to help me obtain increased competency and confidence as a leader. By earning my Master’s in Organizational Leadership, I hope to expand the lenses I see through, the ways I think, the tools I utilize and the solutions I bring to the table for my clients and for the teams I lead.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We’d get outside! Colorado has so much to offer year-round in terms of outdoor recreation, and we’d soak up as much as we possibly could. My fiancée and I love to cook, so we’d eat in, taking picnic lunches along for our adventures. We’d see a show at Red Rocks or at the Buell Theatre, depending on what was playing, walk around Downtown Golden, grab a beer on the New Terrain patio and definitely get some sushi from our favorite restaurant Kazoku. We’d also visit the 40 West Arts District to catch the colorful murals, interesting street art and unique galleries.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Renelle Darr, owner of Insight Coaching & Consulting, is mentioned in my story. Additionally, my entire network of support, from my fiancée, to the amazing professionals who have become more than colleagues to me, to the organizational leaders I’ve had the pleasure of partnering with. It takes a village to build and run a successful business!