MATT RICHARDS, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer,
Moldova, 2007-09; South Africa, 2010-11
“After two Peace Corps assignments, meeting with Sara was just what I needed to align my deepest convictions of who I knew I was and who I wanted to become.
Sara walked me through how to get there. She was such a powerful listener and made me feel understood and valued. I knew I could trust her to help me sort out where I had been, the strengths I felt within me which were still dormant, and the possibility of finding true fulfillment in life.
As a result, I gained the confidence I needed to marry my sweetheart, Minkie, and I also got accepted into a top ranked international relations graduate program. The same core principles and convictions that Sara helped me to discover guided me from grad school to a career in university administration. I now work for a university that has a global online degree program and I manage all operations in Europe.
I honestly never imagined that I could be so satisfied in my career and in my family life – Minkie and I now have a son – and I feel I owe much of my present satisfaction in life to Sara’s influence on me in that very critical and transitional time in my life. She taught me that life is a mission and not a career. She helped me establish persistence and kindness as ruling properties in my family.”