About Sara Wegwitz

Sara and her office assistant extraordinaire Lucy

Sara Wegwitz is a Resiliency Educator, Psychological Safety Training Facilitator, and Workplace Team Coach. She specializes in transforming workplace well-being through “bite-sized” immersive training and coaching programs.

Sara brings over 25 years of experience and education in the fields of critical care, health sciences, program development, facilitation, leadership, and coaching. Since September 2011, she has been offering reputable programs that are tailored to meet the specific needs of organizations and groups. These dynamic programs consistently deliver results. Some of these results include a 40% reduction in sick and overtime costs; a consistent 3:1 ROI on health and wellness programming; gold medals at athletic World Championships; building more resilient and resourceful people; and enhancing workplace cultures. In addition to delivering these types of results, she has been described as a gifted listener, dynamic presenter, perspective shifter, and compassionate supporter of her clients and workplace teams.

She has a demonstrated and proven track record working with first responders (police and fire), health care professionals, branches of the federal, B.C., and S.K. provincial, and municipal governments, athletes and athletic teams, corporations, and non-profit organizations.


Sara has created and facilitated a wide variety of training focused on building mental fitness and enhancing resiliency. These types of training sessions have been provided to several fire departments in BC, RCMP, Corrections Canada, Transport Canada, First Nations Health Authority, BC Ferries, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, University of Victoria, VI Paddling, MSR Solutions, Cold Star Solutions, and the public. The following is a list of these programs:

  • Intro to Mental Fitness for First Responders Program (Oak Bay, City of Victoria, Esquimalt, Central Saanich, North Saanich, City of Fort St. John, Central Saanich, Delta, Sooke, Fort St. John, Maple Ridge, and Salt Spring Island Fire Departments)
  • Mind Mastery for First Responders (Oak Bay, City of Victoria, Esquimalt, and Delta Fire Departments)
  • Customized Mental Fitness and Resiliency Team Training Sessions (RCMP Organized Crime Unit, Nanaimo, RCMP Burnaby, Lake Cowichan, and North Cowichan/Duncan detachments, Corrections Canada, Fraser Valley Institute, City of Victoria, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, Central Saanich, North Saanich, Sooke, and North Saanich fire departments, First Nations Health Authority, MSR Solutions, Transport Canada, Harbour Master’s Office Victoria, BC Ferries, District of Sooke, Town of Qualicum Beach, District of North Cowichan, Regional District of Nanaimo, Town of View Royal, VI Paddling
  • Mental Fitness Boot-camp Program (Greater Victoria public)
  • Mental Fitness Boot-camp for Athletes (VI Paddling high-performance programs)


Sara was the primary creator and facilitator of the Oak Bay, Esquimalt, and Central Saanich Fire Departments’ customized health and wellness programs. These programs were designed to help firefighters improve how they eat, move, sleep, and think and were tailored to the specific needs of the organization and its members.

Sara has presented her health and performance program work and results with fire departments at the Fire Chiefs’ Association of BC Education Summit (June 2018) and the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs Conference (September 2017). She has also written several articles related to firefighter health and well-being for the journal Firefighting in Canada.


Sara has a proven track record in facilitating dynamic and productive team coaching, training, and brainstorming sessions with large and small groups. Examples include:

  • Resiliency training session, Municipal Administration Training Institute, Leadership Program, Capilano University
  • Legislative Assembly of B.C. Management Team fostering psychological safety session
  • Town of Qualicum Beach fostering psychological safety training for the Mayor, Council, and leadership team
  • First Nations Health Authority online leadership team coaching sessions
  • Heart and Hands Conference key-note presentations and workshops
  • Corrections Canada, Fraser Valley Institute, communication, and team building sessions
  • Resiliency webinars for municipal teams including Oak Bay and View Royal
  • City of Victoria Emergency Program volunteer visioning and recognition sessions
  • MSR Solutions Inc. workplace team and leadership coaching sessions
  • Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth team building and resiliency session

Contact Sara today.

Action-oriented and solutions-focused training sessions yield results.

Some of these results have included a 40% reduction in sick leave and overtime costs; gold medals at athletic World Championships; overcoming anxiety; enhancing workplace cultures, and increasing performance and productivity of teams.

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Join high-octane workshops, motivating events, and one-on-one coaching and strategy sessions.

She works with first responders, entrepreneurs, athletes and athletic teams, and leaders in corporate organizations, government, and non-profit sectors.

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