Hey! Happy you are here.

Want to chat about friendship + community?
Trying to make some waves?

Because I am hoping to shake things up.

Let's work together.

As a community + friendship speaker, writer, thought-leader, I can talk about people all day. 

PEOPLE + HOW THEY CONNECT

There’s a tiny string that ties all my work together – people + the ways they connect. 

What connects us throughout life?
What shifts the energy in a room of people?
What are the commonalities between people in a room? 
How does one person make a lasting impression on another?
What is holding our friendships, relationships, and communities together? 

Whether it’s speaking, writing, content creation, event planning, or any other medium — I think my friends would tell you that I am obsessed with understanding the relationships we chose in life, and how those relationships impact us. 

Podcasts

I could speak about friendship all day, or if you’d prefer; community, what makes friendships last, the importance + impact of gathering, chosen family, diversifying your support system, and why it’s important to know who YOU are within your friendships. 

We could deep dive into why I hate the idea of “entertaining” and we should call it getting-together instead.  Oh… another fun one would be why I despise the term “best friend.” 

Warning — I’m an open book and I’ll likely share a story that most people would consider a little too personal. 

Looking to have a lively conversation? I’ve been told that podcasts are my best medium. 

↑↑  All press, podcast, and media inquiries go directly to Sarah Blackledge Communications

writing

Looking for Friendship content?

I value a high-quality end product — one that is thought-provoking, promotes a little healthy controversy, and hopefully starts a conversation at the readers next meet up with friends.

↑↑  All press, podcast, and media inquiries go directly to Sarah Blackledge Communications

Speaking

Community + Friendship Speaker

  • Friend Groups: Building Communities in Your Everyday life
  • The Secret to Better Relationships: Do Less. Do What You Love. 
  • Looking for community? Stop Being a Joiner, be a Creator. 
  • Small Actions Add Up: 15 Minutes a Week to Better Friendships

Looking for another topic related to friendship, community, connection, relationships?
I have a long list of topics I’d love to develop.
Reach out and let’s brainstorm. 

Event Hosting

After a decade of planning events, I know a thing or two about how to run one. Looking for someone to keep the energy up as you move through your program? What about someone who creates space for reflection after a moving speaker? Reach out and we can talk about creating a program that guests remember for years.  

Panel Moderation

One of my favorite past times is being a connector – just ask anyone who has ever received one of my introduction emails. 

Being a friendship speaker, I talk about how to identify connection points all day, and I love to put that into practice when I moderate a panel. Everyone has similarities and connections if you look hard enough.

Let me dig deep and connect panelists so we can highlight their varying opinions in a way that lights up your audience

Brand Partnerships

Social Media Campaigns

Alex is always happy to chat with brands that focus on bringing people together, community, gatherings, friendship, and life events. 

Event + Wedding Consulting

Event Consultations

When a guest leaves your event they should:

Feel something. Do something. Consider something. Take action. 

I am not an event designer in the traditional sense (although I know many great ones if you are looking for one). I don’t worry about flowers or colors or table linens. Instead, I worry about how we are designing your program + your space to captivate your audience.

Instead, I am the conductor of an orchestra trying to find the moments that make you smile or weep or jump for joy.

Events should have highs and lulls.
They should have dramatics and intensity. 
They should make guests feel something. 

Whether you are planning a personal life event, wedding, corporate event, non-profit event, I am happy to work with you to craft an event that leaves its mark.

For smaller, personal events, I offer voice memo consultations where we can brainstorm back and forth. 

Planning a larger event? Wedding, Non-Profit Event, Corporate Event — We can create a longer consulting schedule. 

Consulting

Events are… a lot.
A lot of time. A lot of energy. A lot of money.

They should make an impact.

What are the end goals of your event?
What do you want your guests to feel?
What actions do you want your guests to take when they leave?

We start from the end goal and work our way backward considering every aspect of your event. We prioritize your resources to ensure leave the biggest impact on your guests and leave them feeling inspired.

Are you sure you can't plan my __________?

I seriously take one, maybe two full planning events a year. Reach out and tell me why I should plan yours. If it’s not the right fit for me, I have a list a mile long of planners to send you to. 

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