Sara Karlen Lacombe


Sara Karlen Lacombe

Minding the Gap Coaching

Minding the Gap Coaching is a leadership and career coaching practice that is committed to the empowerment and success of all generations of high achieving adults as they navigate transition throughout their respective professional journeys. We see in our clients what they cannot see for themselves. We coach and guide our clients to strengthen their core — the sense and knowledge of self — and work from their core to align to opportunities and environments that allow them to amplify their strengths and potential leading to fulfilling careers.

Sara Karlen Lacombe is an executive coach and talent consultant with 30 years of experience transforming individuals and organizations when faced with new beginnings. Sara has worked on five continents, including serving in senior human capital positions at Merrill Lynch, Citibank, Accenture, and FTI Consulting where she was responsible for the acquisition of talent, empowering employees to connect with their strengths and potential, and working with each organization around how to unlock and maximize the impact and potential each person has to offer. Her current clients include executives and professionals across five continents from Fortune 500 companies, foundations, fellowship programs, academic institutions, US Government, startups, and small businesses who look to Sara for guidance in leadership, career and organizational transitions.

Sara is a graduate of Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Program. She has completed executive education programs at Harvard Business School and holds a B.A. from William Smith College. In addition, Sara is a member of the International Federation of Coaching (ICF) and is certified to administer Story Typing and Narrative Intelligence (SVSS), The Leadership Circle (TLC) and Myers-Briggs (MBTI). Sara serves on the Board of Monmouth Arts, is a US champion (singles and doubles) in Real Tennis, and has lived in Europe, the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Her love for learning and a commitment to continued exploration and growth is an asset to both her organizational and individual clients.

Belonging Blessing

May you be true to who you are.

Hold faith
which you bring,
is enough.
That which you are and which you bring is needed and wanted in this moment.

Belong to who you are.
Belong to who you are and others will respond to their own belonging.

Belong with your passion.
Belong with your passion and the space opens for others to belong with theirs.

Belong to yourself and we belong to each other.

Areas of Consulting

  • Culture & Change Initiatives
  • Employment Engagement
  • Internal Communications
  • Leadership Development
  • Organizational Development
  • Team Building
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

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