SANDY’S BIO

Sandy Travis has worked thirty years as a coach, consultant, and trainer around the world.  She also spent time in the Peace Corps after studying biology at Cornell and Yale. Sandy has recently shifted her focus to heart-centered living and partnering with people ready to make a profound impact on the world around them.

Sandy works with successful individuals and teams who need sustained peak performance in a fast paced, complex world. She utilizes a unique combination of skills, expertise and experience honed over 30 years as a senior organizational coach and consultant combined with the HeartMath® System of research and demonstrated outcomes. That is what makes her coaching and consulting offerings so powerful. 

Her passion is coaching high impact, high leverage individuals committed to making a difference in the world. Thriving and “doing well by doing good” are core elements of Sandy’s personal and business philosophy.

For several years Sandy’s career spanned the globe with international clients such as the African Development Bank, The International Monetary Fund, the Sri Lankan Business Development Center, projects for the United States Agency for International Development and clients in South Africa and England. Using her expertise in negotiation, creativity and working with high performance teams, she has served clients in the forest products, aluminum, aerospace, and banking industries. She also worked for the Navy command that designs and delivers the majority of their leadership and soft skills training. In addition to her private practice, Sandy is currently both faculty and executive coach for The Honor Foundation, a unique transition institute created exclusively for Navy SEALs and the U.S. Special Operations community.

Before starting her own Seattle consulting firm in 1990, she spent several years as a senior management development consultant for the Coverdale Organization Inc. based in London and Washington D.C.

Sandy has a Bachelor’s of Science with Honors and Distinction from Cornell University and Master’s Degrees from both Yale (Neurobiology) and the School for International Training (International Administration). Along with her academic and corporate credentials, she has diverse life experience that creates a unique context for coaching, creative problem solving and consulting. This includes running a successful llama ranch, being a silent partner in a rural medical practice, traveling internationally and living for several years in Central Africa, first as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Congo, and later as a consultant. Sandy currently loves walking the beaches in Virginia Beach, Virginia where she resides with her family.