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.

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Sara Schulting Kranz
Sara Schulting Kranz
Sara Schulting Kranz
Sara Schulting Kranz


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 in red shoes
Sara Schulting Kranz in red shoes
Sean Entin

“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.”

–Sean Entin
Brain Trauma Survivor and Founder of the Stroke Hacker Community



I get to love myself. 

I get to trust myself. 

I get to be fiercely compassionate with myself. 

I get to climb out of bed.

I get to work out.

I get to make breakfast for my kids. 

I get to do the laundry. 

I get to call my dad.

I get to go to work.

I get to choose a healthy lifestyle. 

I get to pay my bills.

I get to face my fears. 

I get to try new things.

I get to take risks.

We overcomplicate so much in life.

Shift your perspective with one switch of a word.

You don’t have to. But.. you get to.

Double tap and claim this tool for yourself. 

Have a beautiful Thursday, friends!


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I’m sorry..

I’m sorry to the person on the other side of the phone.

I am practicing self forgiveness and learning. 

I will do better next time.

Reminder: we are all human.

Have a beautiful Wednesday, everyone!

Live and learn.. 


PS: I love grey hair! Just not on me, yet.

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I love water crossings on the trail! I love finding the perfect way across, hopping over rocks and climbing over fallen trees.

I was on the Sierra High Route when a man watched me cross a creek and expressed his shock in how fast I went. Nope, no moment of hesitation. 

Here are some tools for you to use when you need to cross creeks, rivers, or anything else in life, too.

Did you find this helpful? Double tap and share!

I believe in you / us.. always.


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STOP USING YOUR AGE AGAINST YOU. Your age, Hon, is your greatest asset.

Age brings you wisdom, strength, love, experiences to draw upon, and a far bigger perspective because of what you’ve lived through.

Use those numbers in your favor!

I’m 49 years old and proud of it! Drop your age below, and share your thoughts about aging.. 

—> only FOUR SPOTS REMAIN for our January 17th-21st Grand Canyon Retreat! Our very last one..
 Message me and let’s see if it’s the right fit for you!

I believe in you / us.. always.


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Water healing is very different than land healing.

Land is very grounding. 

Water is very healing. 

Water healing is an incredible way to wash and to cleanse ourselves. 

Water healing is a beautiful, beautiful tool, and I highly recommend you start using it!

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