LOVE LIFE. LIVE BOLDLY.
Hi, I’m Sara Schulting Kranz
I’m a proud mom to 3 wonderful young men, a business owner, a mountain and ocean adventurer, an artist, and a former teacher. At my core, I am not much different than any of you. What and who I have become is a resilient woman and person, who survived and thrived from multiple traumas, now finding herself in this space. And this is exactly where I was meant to be.
Nearly nine years ago, I was at the lowest point in my life. Suffering from relational and betrayal trauma and complex-PTSD, I was debilitated by the unknown as my marriage and life collapsed, living as a single mom. Emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically unraveling, I found myself at a precipice: I could lose my life through all of this, or find a new me. My resilient self chose the latter.
I made a point everyday of getting outside, navigating through anger, pain, and grief while hiking 14,000 ft mountains and paddling 4-miles out to sea with whales and dolphins. I somatically healed my heart, mind, and body through nature while practicing the art of resiliency and forgiveness. As a result, I began finding that new me. A version of me with a larger smile, a longer laugh, and a love for her present life. The gift of my trauma was finding my most important relationship: the one within myself.
My trauma became my purpose: to help others embrace their resiliency. Using those experiences and understanding my purpose, I became a keynote speaker, author, TEDx speaker, retreat organizer/facilitator for transformational experiences.
Using a workable 3-part system, I guide individuals and teams to move from victim → survivor → thriver. In life. At work. In business.
You could say I’m an “artistic visionary who creates through a lens of pushing the needle forward, regardless of naysayers or fear.” Through my own fool-proof and simple techniques, I teach actionable steps to become more resilient, and to use resiliency as the foundation for living authentically.
Our world continues to go through crises, with no end in sight. I want this practice of overcoming and thriving to be available for everyone. For you. For your family. For your friends. Your colleagues. Because, the stronger and more resilient the parts, the greater and more resilient as a whole.
“… there are many sides to us; these red heels have been carried 1000-plus miles on backcountry trails with epic pics on the highest peaks to show”.
In 2013, I was questioned how a mom of three sons could reinvent her life at 40 years of age, guiding and coaching others through the Grand Canyon and Alaska.
Though seen as strong, I wasn’t always seen as feminine. Which stung.
I decided that I wanted a symbol to show the world that a woman does not have to be put in a box. We can do our nails and summit a peak on the same day. We can hike trails, climb boulders, and come home to put on a dress and heels. We need to embrace, love, and honor all sides of who we are.
It came to me while running. “I will buy a pair of red heels and wear them on the peak of Mt. Baldy for me.” I posted the picture on social media and the response was surreal. Through that one picture, a message was posted to the universe… Women can be strong and feminine.
My heels have seen peaks throughout Yosemite National Park, the Grand Canyon, Mt. Wilson, Cucamonga Peak, Mt. Baldy, San Jacinto, San Bernardino Peak, San Gorgonio, the High Sierra Trail, the High Sierra Loop, the John Muir Trail, the Sierra High Route, Mt. Whitney, and many others.
Red represents courage, power, determination, passion, desire, and love. I will never stop embracing myself. Hopefully these red heels give you the courage to stand out and do the same.
“The world needs more of Sara. To know Sara is to love Sara. And the more she can give her love to the community, the better the world’s gonna be. She always wears her heart on her sleeve, however, she’ll be the first to tell you like it is. And that’s what’s needed. Because we have to show up and we have to be honest and truthful and stand in our power. And then help others to do the same.”
Brain Trauma Survivor and Founder of the Stroke Hacker Community