Sarah McGowan Dear is the owner and principal of Business Therapy. A brand strategist, storyteller and business development consultant, she helps her clients find clarity in their vision, confidence in their strategy and connection with their messaging. Her clients include tech startups, non profits, public agencies, emerging local businesses and global brands.
The former President of the Silver Lake Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles, Sarah is especially interested in supporting small business and cottage enterprise for the health of local economies, social capital development and community wealth. Sarah is the founding features editor for The Women’s International Perspective, and currently serves on the board of directors for the Arroyo Sustainable Economies Organization. She developed a community-supported micro-loan program for small business owners and an incubator that fosters collaborative strategies to strengthen local economies.