Sarah Westbrook is originally from the UK, which explains her delightful British accent. She has traveled to over 30 countries and has lived in the UK, USA, Germany, France and Guatemala and is fluent in four foreign languages. Possessing a true entrepreneurial spirit Sarah has developed four businesses across various continents (including a non-profit). She has a degree in Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, has collaborated on two Silicon Valley startup companies and consults with companies in the US and Internationally on business development, startups, coaching, leadership skills, vision, focus and small businesses, using 'design thinking' (IDEO) techniques and behavior modification strategies.
Sarah has been a trainer and consultant on canine, feline and equine behavior on the San Francisco Peninsula, California and internationally for over 25 years. She grew up training horses in the UK and is known as one of the early revolutionary 'clicker trainers'. Sarah is a firm believer in using positive reinforcement training techniques for behavior modification... for both animals and humans. Single-handedly she founded Piccadilly Pets LLC, providing training, education and a wide variety of pet services to the Silicon Valley community. The company was based out of the Piccadilly Pets retail store, in downtown Palo Alto, California, located one block from the very first Apple Store, a couple of blocks from Steve Jobs' home, and on the same street where Facebook was founded. Sarah has worked with many high profile CEO's and their families in Silicon Valley and internationally. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
Sarah was co-director of the California Yoga Center, Palo Alto and developed many of the early San Francisco Bay Area yoga programs which are still in existence today. Her background includes the extensive teacher training program at the Iyengar Institute of San Francisco, and she was mentored for several years by world-renowned senior Iyengar yoga teacher Elise Miller, and Lolly Font (original founder of California Yoga Center). Sarah was a long distance runner, hiker, horse rider, cyclist, racquetball and collegiate tennis player for many years and has studied various forms of movement such as Pilates and Tai Chi. In recent years she has deepened her personal yoga practice studying under the Internationally renowned Russian master teacher Arkady Shirin. Sarah specializes in yoga for fluidity and strength, and has vast knowledge and experience of yoga for therapeutics and back and athletic related injuries. She has studied/taught yoga for over 30 years.
Isachi Fund is an informal non-profit organization which primarily helps children in developing countries get an education and women start small businesses. Sarah has traveled as far as East Africa and advised and collaborated with women on how to grow their fashion design business, helped a Guatemalan family develop a robust and dependable tourism business, sponsored a young Nicaraguan girl's education and assisted a Nicaraguan veterinarian develop a business plan and set up her own veterinary clinic in Managua. In January 2017 she mentored a young woman in California to start her own pet service company.
Sarah consults on business, animal behavior and yoga in California and internationally. Please contact her via the email link to schedule private, in-person or video/phone consults. Connect with Sarah on social media using the links below and also on Kiva .
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