Sarah Wilson is a multi-New York Times and Amazon best-selling author, podcaster, international keynote speaker, philanthropist and climate change advisor.
Sarah is known globally for founding the I Quit Sugar movement – a digital wellness program and 13 award-winning books that sell in 52 countries – which saw millions around the world transform their health. In 2022 Sarah sold the business and gave everything to charity.
Sarah is an experienced journalist and broadcaster. She was previously the editor of Cosmopolitan Australia at age 29; host of Masterchef Australia; was a News Corp journalist and columnist; and has hosted ABC’s Compass, Ten’s The Project and more. She is also a regular commentator on news and current affairs programs in Australia, the US and UK.
Her New York Times bestseller First, We Make the Beast Beautiful is described by Mark Manson as “the best book on living with anxiety that I’ve ever read” and was featured as a book of the year on NBC’s Today Show. Sarah’s most recent title, This One Wild & Precious Life, won the 2021 US Gold Nautilus Award.
Sarah now hosts a thought-leading podcast Wild with Sarah Wilson, is a keynote speaker and advisor to corporations and universities on social media, anxiety and existential risk.
Over her career she has interviewed two Australian Prime Ministers, Beyonce, Brene Brown, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the nun from Dead Man Walking and dozens or moral philosophers, and has been variously described as “the climate queen”, “an expert on misinformation” and “f*cking wild” (by Russell Brand), and has been ranked in the top 200 most influential authors in the world.
Sarah is an experienced MC, host and keynote speaker. She has presented to the New York Times, Microsoft USA, Google, Apple, the National Press Club in Canberra, National Australia Bank, IKEA, Monash University, RMIT and many more.
She speaks to the following themes and can tailor presentations to client’s needs:
How to run a business – and a life – based on values. Sarah has studied the best productivity, wellness and simple living advice (detailed across more than 100 Sunday Life column explorations, 1500 blog posts, 15 books and scores of podcast episodes). She draws on lessons learned from meeting HIs Holiness the Dalai Lama, Oprah’s life coach, Brene Brown, Seth Godin and many more to guide corporates and entrepreneurs wishing to foster an impactful and meaningful career. She parlays the advice she’s gleaned into her experience running Australia’s largest digital wellness business…and then shutting it, donating all profits to charity.
Making the beast beautiful. A nuanced and deep “conversation” that recasts anxiety as a philosophical and creative experience. In this presentation, Sarah draws on her own experience living with bipolar disorder, and the research and experiences she encountered over 7 years creating her New York Times bestseller, First, We Make the Beast Beautiful. This can be tailored to students if necessary.
Wild and precious resilience. How to lead in a fragmented and uncertain world. Sarah shares the hacks, tips and responsibilities that she has researched and experimented with that are vital for flourishing in a fragmental, uncertain world and for navigating staff, peers and loved ones to a more connected and hopeful future. She shares the latest science on dopamine fasting, resilience, decision theory, “soul nerding”, forest therapy and more.
“Sarah Wilson is a force of nature – quite literally. She has taken her pain and grief about our sick and troubled world and alchemized it into action, advocacy, adventure, poetry, and true love. She’s a great teacher and a great leader, and I admire her with all my soul.”
“We hosted a women’s event in our Facebook Sydney office and Sarah shared her incredible journey with us. Sarah is warm, refreshingly honest and authentic in her presentation and took our audience on a journey to discover the new wellness. We have never received so much positive feedback from a presenter before Sarah, so big shout out to her and her team!”
“At a time when brands and marketers have become obsessed with purpose, you can get a masterclass on the subject from Sarah Wilson, who lives her life and completes her projects with unwavering purpose and speaks with real authenticity and passion.”
“Working with Sarah Wilson is always such a beautiful experience. Her professionalism, dedication and down to earth attitude means that not only is she a pleasure to work with from an event management perspective, but what she brings to the event is next level. Every time we have worked with Sarah we have received the most positive response from our community. She is real, raw and leaves the audience feeling inspired and motivated to live bigger and more meaningful lives.”