Who inspires you? Positive, high-energy people that make a difference... and others who can put a smile on my face!
What did you want to be when you were growing up? Pre-Challenger, an astronaut. Pre-cat-allergies, a veterinarian. Then (and still) a Fly-Girl dancer on In Living Color
Name something (or multiple some things) you do that make you unique. I chew on pens. I spray butter all my food. My day is incomplete without a GIANT belly-laugh. I add multiple exclamation marks & smiley faces to almost every email!!!!!!
What is your favorite television show? Modern Family, Scandal, Homeland, How To Get Away With Murder, and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon... okay, it sounds like all I do is watch TV... =)
What keeps you going? My sweet, gorgeous baby girl, Harper. I also love to make people smile. Even more so, make them happy. Best yet, make them feel like a million bucks!
What is your favorite food? Anything Asian (Indian, thai & sushi are my top 3!). Sneeze-bar-grocery-store salad bar. Love pizza. And LOVE anything I can use tortilla chips as my delivery tool!
Glass half-full or half-empty? When my glass looks low, I order another... gotta keep in the game!
What is your favorite drink? Before 5pm: it's coffee - with cream!! ...or is it cream with coffee?! After 5pm: wine!!
What is your favorite quote? "I do not like that man. I must get to know him better" - Abraham Lincoln;
“To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.” - Brandi Snyder;
“It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice." - anonymous;
"If you didn't hear it with your own ears or see it with your own eyes, don't invent it with your small mind and share it with your big mouth" - [unknown]
What is your favorite daily thing to do? receive smiles from my baby, and making her laugh.
What is your favorite dessert? Cookies!!! Cookie cake. Cupcakes. Cake. Chocolate. Candy.
Favorite book? TOO many to list or even narrow down. I'm an avid reader - please email me any recommendations!
Diamonds or Pearls? ummm.... Apple products. iLove them =)
making remarkable events a standard.
Sarah Whitten attended Drake University - entering as an actuarial science major and graduating with a double major in marketing and management and minors in finance and advertising. After college, Sarah moved directly to Atlanta starting her career in the ad agency world. After only one year, an amazing opportunity to work at Meers Advertising brought Sarah to Kansas City. With her passion for strategic thinking, intentional marketing, and an equal love for pictures and numbers, Sarah left Meers in 2006 to start the marketing department at a local bureau introducing her to the speaking industry.
During Sarah’s tenure working inside a speakers bureau, she gained a huge passion for the speaking industry in its entirety. She realized her love for people connecting could actually be a career – her dreams had come true! Sarah also learned a lot about business, leadership and team-building by paying attention to the amazing thought-leaders who she worked with throughout the years. With her new-found education from some of the world’s most sought after minds, Sarah was ready to challenge her next adventure – partnering with two equally, if not more, brilliant people to start a speaker management company, Standard Ovation.
With the experience Sarah has, her passion, drive and hunger to learn, she looks forward to working with Amy, Charlotte and their speakers to grow a wonderful trifecta of success – for Standard Ovation, their managed speakers, and their clients.
When Sarah isn’t working at Standard Ovation, she is spending time with her baby girl Harper Victoria, playing with her muppet baby (dog), Murphy, running half-marathons (just finished number 15!!), doing zumba, Pilates, yoga, or out traveling and exploring the world!