"My greatest professional reward has been developing current and future leaders. My personal mission is to inspire and support others to accomplish great things."

        - Sara Dial


Leadership. Expertise. Intuition.

Executive Coaching

Sara partners with executives who want to enhance their leadership and potential. Confidentiality and trust are at the center of all relationships as she helps clients create a path toward success.

Her clients are committed to learning in various ways, enabling them to grow and advance in their current or new careers and strengthen their organizations and senior leadership team.  


Sara works with clients to:

  • Build leadership skills resulting in more opportunities for promotions and success

  • Start new roles while making an immediate impact

  • Contribute more positively driving exceptional results

  • Identify strengths and learn how to most effectively leverage them

  • Feel more engaged and inspired

  • Create more productive relationships with others


Sara focuses on the whole person helping clients make changes that produce greater personal and professional fulfillment. She supports clients through active goal setting, tracking and outcomes. 


Site Selection & 

Incentives Consulting

Sara Dial & Associates works with growing businesses in the site selection process to help them minimize capital expenditures and ongoing operating costs. An economic incentives expert, Sara helps clients access, activate, maximize and implement state and local incentive programs throughout the world. Having led a statewide economic development organization, she knows how the public sector analyzes business opportunities and understands how to wade through the myriad of government programs, helping clients identify those of greatest impact. 


Sara is personally engaged at every level of the incentives process including: early stage market research, the creation of economic impact summaries, application submittals, the negotiation process, government relations strategies, program execution and ongoing compliance of incentive programs. 


For more than three decades, Sara Dial has spearheaded business advancement through her visionary work as a board director for more than 30 companies and nonprofit organizations and as a business consultant for some of the world’s most innovative companies. She has become a trusted advisor to senior business executives, philanthropic leaders and elected and public officials. She has consistently ascended to leadership roles on the boards she serves due to the high level of respect and confidence by colleagues and her extensive leadership experience, collaborative approach and ability to coalesce a team around a common goal. 

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Client Testimonials

Julie Pearl

Senior Director of Technology, Google

“Sara was a trusted partner and advisor to me and our real estate team at Google during multiple site selection projects. She brought a deep knowledge of state and local economic development programs which provided excellent outcomes to our efforts. Her leadership, energy, intuition and collaborative approach fit perfectly with our team.”

John Strittmatter

Chairman, Southwest Region, Ryan Companies

"Shortly after Ryan Companies opened our Phoenix office, I was introduced to Sara Dial and Associates who I retained as our Marketing, Public Relations and Government Relations consultant. Sara and her firm shortly became much more than that! In addition to corporate positioning, Sara became my personal mentor directing and guiding my introduction into the Phoenix real estate industry. She evolved into a trusted advisor who listened and provided consistent valuable direction. Sara was a critical part of our growth in Arizona."

Chevy Humphrey

The Hazel A. Hare President & CEO, Arizona Science Center

Chair, American Alliance of Museums

"Sara understands that true leadership means the ability to bring out the best from your team. Working with Sara, I was able to further develop my personal approach to leadership in service of my team and my community.  She helped me reach new heights in my capacity as a leader."

Denise D. Resnik 

Founder, President & CEO, First Place AZ; Co-founder, Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center; Founder & CEO, DRA Collective Marketing & PR

"Time and again, Sara’s career illustrates how she fearlessly tackles big problems and opportunities for those she serves and leads.  Whether benefiting a for-profit, nonprofit or philanthropic interest, her thorough approach to understanding an issue, creative solutions and tenacity consistently drive outcomes.  She brings the same winning mindset and strategy to her mentoring and coaching, which has benefited me greatly. Sara is forever bringing out the best version of my work, my leadership and me.  Even at 5’2”, she empowers me to stand taller!"

Joe Chandler

Member & Real Estate Attorney, Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

"Sara’s business coaching aligns her substantial private business acumen with her public-sector management savvy to resolve your challenges in a productive and efficient manner.  She listens and strives to understand your objectives to develop and implement a comprehensive, yet practical, strategy to achieve your goals. Sara is a terrific balance of both cheerleader and driven coach. Working with her is an invaluable learning experience."

Past and Present Clients