Sara Forner Howland

SENIOR CLIENT STRATEGIST

Employee advocate. Writer. Joy seeker. Adventurer. Dog lover. Accomplished eater.

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DUMPSTER FYRE
Employee Experience

Like a lot of people, I recently watched the Netflix documentary Fyre in total disbelief as I watched the festival slowly swirl down the drain. And now it seems the scandal of the festival has even infiltrated the documentary battle between Netflix and Hulu, raising questions about who else is really responsible beyond Billy McFarland. 

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SPEAKING OUR LANGUAGE: A BRILLIANT EXPERT ON INTERNAL PODCASTS
Internal Communications

Podcasts are everywhere. According to some figures, there are over 550k shows and 18.5M episodes ready and waiting, and the numbers are climbing daily. 

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Adam Ruins My Night
Employee Experience

"A recent survey found employees only spend 45% of their day on primary job duties." A very-hip friend of mine recommended I check out a show called, “Adam Ruins Everything,” and specifically, the episode about work.

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The Power of Why
Employee Experience

I’m deep in the depths of the “why” phase with my toddler. Every other sentence out of her mouth is “but, why?

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You Find What You Seek
Best Practices

We’re often asked to look for opportunities as consultants — which is code for: all of the things that are broken, ineffective, mocked, archaic, damaged, and all-around terrible. While valuable at times, it’s all too easy to get caught up in that mindset and start to see problems everywhere.

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‘Strong Back, Soft Front, Wild Heart’
Just for Fun

The Brilliant Ink team is a big fan of Brené Brown and the list of reasons why is long. Like, really long.

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Sharing Your Company's Cultural Story
Employee Experience

"What’s it really like to work here?" It’s a question that every talented, driven employee ponders when considering his or her next move.

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Telling Real Stories of Diversity
Best Practices

In our modern world of work, diversity seems like a no-brainer – an obvious tenant of a good company and something in which nearly everyone believes. However, it can often be a passive agreement.

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The Creative Wisdom of Iris Apfel
Just for Fun

The Creative Wisdom of Iris Apfel It all started with a photo of a white-haired woman with big glasses, bright lipstick, a magenta feather jacket, and piles of necklaces, bracelets and rings. She was over the top in every conceivable way — and I loved it.

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Five To-Do's Before the "I Do's"
Best Practices

I love weddings! I really do.

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Self-Awareness: Here's Looking at You
Best Practices

“Self-love is a good thing but self-awareness is more important. You need to once in a while go, ‘Uh, I’m kind of an asshole.

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Habits Shmabits
Employee Experience

How do you unlearn the “lessons” your career taught you? Our team recently had the opportunity to participate in a fabulous training exercise created by our resident genius, Jackie.

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