Sarah Ratekin has taken the path less traveled, and that breadth and depth of experience fuel h
er unwavering drive for excellence (both her own and others), authentic empathy, and an insatiable curiosity that allows her to see the world through an innovative and creative lens.
Sarah is the owner and Chief Happiness Officer of Happiness Is Courage, where she helps her clients improve engagement and its key leading metrics through her skills in translating the science of happiness and well-being into actionable plans, and her passion for creating incredible employee experiences is founded in personal experience and academic research. She holds a Doctor of Business Administration as well as a Masters in Management and Leadership, and her research has focused on the impact of intentional gratitude on organizational outcomes such as employee engagement, retention, and performance. Sarah is a radical positivity activist and believes we can change the world for the better by being positive, grateful, and kind.
She has spoken at conferences across North America, facilitated numerous workshops on workplace excellence, and worked with groups from 1 to 200+ to discover and embrace their personal strengths, ambitions, and personal and professional goals.
She and her spouse Kris, a certified Laughter Yoga leader himself, travel extensively sharing the joy and power of laughter and positivity with organizations of all sizes and industries. In their downtime, they enjoy exploring the outdoors (usually by kayak), dancing, and general merry adventuring. Sarah and her family currently reside in Indiana. Interested in connecting with Sarah online? You can find her contact info or connect directly on LinkedIn, YouTube, and most other platforms by clicking here.