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About Sandra

Sandra Crowe, MA, PCC, the author of Since Strangling Isn’t an Option.... (Perigee,’99, ‘08), and “I Didn’t Sign Up for This! 7 Strategies for Dealing With Difficulty in Difficult Times” (Two Harbors Press, 2012) is a professional speaker, trainer, coach, and facilitator. 

Her focus is to impart communications skills to create awareness of ineffective behaviors and to move people and teams forward in their mission. Topics include: “How to Win in Difficult Interactions”, “Mindfulness: Moving from Chaos to Calm”, “Presenting to Diverse Audiences: From Nerves to Navigation”, “Three Fixes for the Five Team Dysfunctions”, “Dealing With Different Personality Types”, “What to Say to a Difficult Customer” 

Past clients include: The Executive Office of the President, Marriott, Sony Corp., Southland Corp, Citicorp, The Discovery Channel, Sears, The Census Bureau, Union Labor Life Insurance, NASA, The Pentagon, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Association of Female Executives, Wireless Infrastructure Association, National Older Workers Career Center, Social Security Administration, FBI, Dept. of Agriculture 

Past Media Includes: NPR, CBS Morning News, To Tell the Truth, ABC7, WBAL-Baltimore, WUSA9, The Washington Post, The New York Times, LA Times, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Woman’s World, Men’s Health, Dr. Toni Grant, WHUR, and To Tell the Truth(Will the real Sandra Crowe please stand up).

Sandra has a passion for International Culture having lived in West Africa and spent time in Israel, Europe, and Mexico, Central and South America having driven from her home in Washington, DC to El Salvador.


Difficulty comes in all forms: people, challenging situations, loss, etc... They all have one thing in common: A feeling of a lack of control. My mission and message is to help people gain internal control in scenarios where they feel they've lost outer control.