Living Boldly is uncovering your TRUE self. Breaking down barriers, smashing through obstacles and living life like no
one is watching!

Through a highly-personalized coaching experience, Sara guides you to find or rediscover your values, inner strength, and life purpose. Combining coaching with hiking propels your mind and body into a new and adventurous environment, empowering your spirit to take flight.


I’m here to guide + walk beside you every step of the way! Through Transformational Grand Canyon Retreats, coaching + hiking programs, online programs or individual 1:1 coaching, please complete the form and let’s schedule a call to meet your needs. You are not alone …



Sara Schulting-Kranz - Live Boldly CoachingI am an Adventurer at Heart.

I am a woman who believes in Truth, Inspiration and Hope in Life.

I believe that we all have the Power within to become our Best Self and Live Life Boldly. 

“You can embrace, love and honor all sides of yourself.”

I was raised in a small, one stop light town in the Midwest. Education is a value I hold in high esteem; I attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison majoring in Art Education. Though I have taught in both Missouri and Wisconsin, my home has become California, surrounded by the ocean and mountains where I feel the most peace.

After arriving in our beach side town, I gave up my career as an art teacher, put on my flip flops (which I wear all of the time) and threw myself into motherhood. I brought my small town values and sense of community to the beach side city we live in.

People often ask what prompted me to become a Professional Life and Leadership Coach and Wilderness Guide.

The catalyst in doing so was surviving the devastating news that my best friend and husband of 17-years, the person I loved and adored, was keeping secrets that betrayed me, himself, our family and the community. When this man I trusted all these years revealed to me that he was gay and holding secrets of multiple addictions, the news slammed me to the floor and made me question everything in my life. Could I survive the pain and find forgiveness? What would I like my future to look like? How would I make a new life when I felt so broken? Is it possible to still be friends with your ex? And in the end, do I really care what people think when I’m doing what’s best for my kids and family?

As if hearing and living this trauma wasn’t enough, my husband’s disclosure triggered the resurgence of trauma I had also suffered from a rape and subsequent birth of my first child at age 17. The pain was overwhelming, yet I lived daily by what my parents taught me when I was 17 years old: Place one foot in front of the other. Keep walking from a place of Integrity. You will get through this. Intuitively, I realized that I needed to move my body to combat the pain, maintain my sanity and find clarity in my life.

I dealt with this life shifting blow as I have always done. I put on my running shoes and ran for my life.

I climbed mountains and paddled the ocean to discharge the fear and anger that coursed through my veins. Nearly four years later, the healing work I did created a shift; I felt a sense of being grounded. I felt safety, clarity, and forgiveness. My own self-help foundation of strength, empowerment, healing and transformation began while moving in nature. It was time to help others do the same.

At the core of who I am lies a teacher.

I would rather share my knowledge of growth and healing for the betterment of others than anything else in the world. I realized that physically moving to discharge my pain and trauma, combined with my love of teaching, was the map I would use to guide others in a similar fashion. Upon attaining my Wilderness First Responder certification and coaching credentials, I officially began coaching others on their own journey of self-discovery.

As a motivational speaker, teacher and writer, I feel blessed and honored to share my voice.

There I can reach a wider audience, inspiring others to step into their own leadership roles. I only hope that the ripple effect of learning will continue; relationships will deepen, communication skills will be utilized and clients will become stronger as a result.

My intention is to connect with you, the client, and establish what goals need to be made in your life.

Are you ready for a shift?

Do you desire empowerment and change?

Are you longing to feel inspired, find your purpose and grow in a supportive and nurturing environment?

Utilizing effective individual and group coaching methods, I will guide you to become the person that you aspire to be. We all have just one life. Live it Boldly and become your best self … in whatever shoes you choose!


I was constantly being questioned how a mom of three boys could reinvent her life at 40 years of age, guiding and coaching others in the Grand Canyon/Wilderness. At the same time, my femininity was being questioned as I was exiting a marriage where my husband is gay.

Though seen as strong, I wasn’t always seen as feminine … which stung.

At my Core, I am Pure Woman. I am also an Adventurer at Heart.

I decided that I wanted a symbol, something for me, which would show the world that a woman does not have to be put in a box. I wanted to show that we can do our nails and summit a peak on the exact same day. We can hike trails, climb boulders and still come home to put on a dress and heels. We can embrace, love and honor all sides of ourselves.

It came to me one day while running. “I will buy a pair of red stilettos and wear them on the peak of Mt. Baldy…for me.” I posted my picture on social media and the response was surreal. Through that one picture, a message was also posted to the Universe… that women CAN be Strong and Feminine.

My heels have seen Peaks throughout Yosemite, Mt. Wilson, Cucamonga Peak, Mt. Baldy, San Jacinto, San Bernardino Peak, San Gorgonio, the High Sierra Trail, Mt. Whitney … and many, many others.

Red represents courage, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love. I will never stop embracing me…

Hopefully these red heels give you the courage to do the same.

Sara Schulting Kranz red heels
Sara Schulting-Kranz Red heels



Instagram post 2157673197134490495_2203813445 You Forgive FOR YOU. It’s not about the perpetrator or the person who hurt you most. It’s about reclaiming your power, no longer holding onto the pain ... + handing back what you never asked for to begin with.
I’ve had to do this time + time again. And, it’s been the #1 most important part in my own trauma healing.
Please, come to the Ted Talk on November 2nd in Manhattan Beach, CA where I will speak about Forgiving!
And then on November 3rd, @travbarton , @jennamreiss + I will be leading a Forgiveness Retreat at Mt. Baldy, CA!

Nature, Coaching, Hiking, Meditation, Journaling + Breathwork ... all in the Wild!

Put yourself first + sign up with three powerful coaches guiding you through an empowering, inspiring, healing + FUN DAY!
I cannot wait!
Link is in the comments.

Hope to see you there!
#forgiveness #forgive #healing #growth #transformation #love #peace #nature #coach #powerful #meditation #wanderlust
Instagram post 2156272488182718261_2203813445 @gabbybernstein ‘s book, “The Universe Has Your Back” sat next to my computer for nearly twelve months while I wrote my book proposal!

People questioned, “Why not just write the book + self publish? Why go through this hard process?”
Sure, I could have.
But I felt called to go the traditional route.

As a 45 year old woman with a story + vision to share, I believed in my message + what good it will bring. And I wanted a team of people to help spread + support my message beside me!

So after completing my proposal + sending it to agents, I “let go” of control + hit the High Sierra Trail for 8 days. Using Gabby’s methods, I manifested on my vision while hiking in the mountains, jumping in lakes + adventuring in nature.

I literally “saw” my book in readers’ hands + focused on one thing: I ENVISIONED HAVING AN AGENT BY THE END OF THE YEAR, 2018.

When I shared my hope, thoughts + magical wishes with other writers + friends, many people looked at me with dumbfounded expressions.
I was told, “Sara, that’s fine. But be aware that it can take YEARS to get an agent.”
My response was always, “Yeah? I’m fast-forwarding this process + putting my vision into reality!” Well ... the morning of December 31st, 2018, I was offered representation + I accepted that same day with @folioliterary .
When your belief, passion + purpose is soul based, anything is possible!
Because ... yes, the Universe has your back! And let’s face it, the energy created while manifesting in the mountains is ... WHOA!
So thrilled to meet Gabby last evening! Thank you for being a beautiful gem + sharing your gifts with the world. We are all ripples for others!
#writer #speaker #tedtalk #nature #guide #coach #truth #inspiration #hope #documentary #superattractor #manifest #wanderlust
Instagram post 2155542581223969610_2203813445 Life is not scripted.
When you’re doing anything adventurous in life - from rappelling waterfalls, making a life shift, going through a divorce, moving, falling in (or out of!) love - you quickly realize that when the unexpected happens, the only thing you can control is your response. And THAT response becomes your SuperPower.
This weekend of canyoneering, coaching, breathwork + hiking in the mountains with these women was ... WHOA. So much laughter, tears, many unexpected hurdles, moments of “what’s happening right now (lol!)” ... curve balls and “pivot moments.” Analogous to life, when running group retreats, the experience unfolds “for you, not to you.” I am in Awe by this experience. And that tells you how Powerful these Souls truly are.
We all learned so much about ourselves + one another! And the journey continues💗.
I am SO PROUD of you women!
#retreat #women #adventure #heal #truth #inspiration #hope #love #livelife #liveboldly #sharethelove
Instagram post 2150525422819315962_2203813445 “How do you get out of the emotional rabbit hole from being betrayed?” This question has come up, over + over the last week. I responded to a similar question in another forum + it resonated with many.
So here goes!
The most difficult piece to recovery AND YET THE ONE THAT WILL TRANSCEND YOU FORWARD is beginning to understand WHO you are without your past ... including those you were attached to within your past (your children, wife, friends, family *gasp!*). Understand, we ARE ALL SOMEBODY without another human being OR our stories! Sure, our experiences + relationships shape who we are, yet at the center + core within each one of us lies a brilliant light that shines our truth, values + purpose here on Earth. That is independent of anyone else ... that is YOU.
That is ME.
That is US.
Understanding who we are, loving who we are, feeding our soul + spirit ... that is where true joy + happiness lies. And that joy + happiness is what keeps us out of the rabbit hole of betrayal, resentment, sadness, anger + loss caused by unwanted + undeserving experiences in our lives.
Spend moments every day learning + understanding who you are,  independent of anyone else. I promise you, this will shape everything beautiful + joyous in your life.

It’s a Freaking Gift.
#liveboldly .
#trust #life #betrayal #divorce #happy #joy #wanderlust #ocean #nature #heal #truth #inspiration #hope