Sara Freeman Smith

Sara Freeman Smith is a motivational speaker and self help author. She has been featured in national magazines such as Black Enterprise & Black Issues Book Review along with numerous radio and television appearances. Sara started her career in Houston, her hometown and moved to Chicago in 2007. Sara has over 25 years of leadership experience, gained in energy, financial services, staffing, and executive search firms. She has placed thousands of individuals in various capacities within countless organizations.

Sara had to overcome enormous obstacles on her road to success, including being a child of a single parent and never knowing her birth father, growing up in a low income environment with seven siblings, and having dreams to achieve but no means to fulfill them. She was a motivational speaker and trainer in 1997 when she was inspired to write her first book Turning Stones into Gems. This book is an inspirational self-development system for individuals trying to find purpose and direction in their life and career. Sara self-published the Turning Stones into Gems along with a companion Prayer & Gratitude Journal.

The success of Sara's books led to many inquiries from other aspiring writers. Consequently, the company started a series of career development seminars for aspiring writers and motivational speakers. How To Self-Publish & Market Your Own Book was co-authored and published with her husband, Mack Smith, to further assist writers and meet the demand for this information. The expanded third edition was published in 2007. Sara received a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Southern California and a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. Currently, Sara is a recruiting manager with an energy firm. She resides in Chicago area with her husband and son where she continues to write and speak.



Speaking Engagements

Sara is available to speak at conferences, workshops, retreats, and personal consulting. Mack and Sara also speak frequently at writing conferences and offer consulting to aspiring writers.

Please contact them at 800-500-2570 for more details. Speaking

Categories: Self- Help/Motivational/Inspirational/Christian/Career Development

Author Briefing

Literary Specialty: Motivational/Inspirational/Career Development

Passions: (1) Helping people discover their hidden talents and develop a purpose in their life (2) Motivational speaking

Education: B.A. Journalism/Broadcast Management, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Birthplace: Houston, Texas

Personal: Husband,  Mack and son, Rashod