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Sara Zeff Geber, Ph.D.

My hope is that when we enable our clients to be more effective leaders, we also help them shape their behavior in a way that makes their work-life more enjoyable-for them, and for those they touch.

Sara Zeff Geber, Ph.D.

Areas of Expertise 

  • Customized leadership and management development training programs
  • Team kick-off and/or acceleration
  • Team building and planning
  • Performance management systems and training
  • Leadership coaching

Professional Background

Sara Zeff Geber is a leadership and organizational development consultant, author, and speaker with experience as an external and internal consultant. She specializes in performance management leadership development, employee retention and talent management. Much of her work focuses on helping leaders effectively communicate their organization's mission and goals, and engage employees to perform at their highest level. 

A recognized expert in leadership effectiveness and organizational behavior, Dr. Geber focuses on providing her clients with the tools they need to acquire and keep the talent necessary for success in the 21st century. Sara brings 18 years of leadership and organizational development  experience to her consulting, primarily in the technology and bio-tech industries. She is a master facilitator and has proven her ability to work with even the toughest teams. Sara helps her clients analyze their systems and work processes, make necessary changes, and follow-up on actions that make those changes happen.


  • Ph.D., Organizational Behavior, Golden Gate University, San Francisco
  • M.A. in Education, University of Colorado
  • B.A. in Psychology, West Chester University, Pennsylvania

Publications & Presentations 

  • How to Manage Stress for Success, AMACOM Books, 1996, (Spring)
  • Serving Our Community (self-published training manual), 1995
  • "Pulling the Plus on Stress" HR Focus (April 1996)
  • "Negotiating HRD at the Top," ASTD
  • "Training for Quality Improvement," ASTD
  • "The Pluralistic World of Contingent Work," Academy of Management
  • "Stress Management for Human Resource Professionals" HR Professional Society
  • "Women as Negotiators" American Management Association