You can come back from setbacks
Five powerful practices that transform disaster into opportunity
Book Sandra as a keynote speaker or workshop leader. Past clients include: Intl. Assoc. of Fire Chiefs, San Diego Gas & Electric, Manitoba Disaster Mgmt. Conference, CALFIRE, North Dakota Emergency Mgmt. Assoc., Assoc. of Minnesota Emergency Managers
Sandra is a certified professional coach who partners with disaster survivors, top-level emergency professionals and other mission-driven leaders to build resilience and maximize potential, both personal and professional.
Sandra's media appearances include
NBC's Dateline, CBS, ABC, PBS, CBC, Fox, the CW, plus dozens of print publications, radio shows and podcasts.
About Sandra Younger
Sandra Younger lost her home, 12 neighbors and nearly her own life in a catastrophic California wildfire. Her #1 Amazon best-selling book about the disaster, The Fire Outside My Window, is acclaimed as required reading for residents of wildfire country, studied by top-level emergency professionals, and praised by reader reviewers who say they “couldn’t put it down."
After the fire, Sandra discovered that personal resilience is both a natural strength and a skill set we can build like a muscle. Combining her own experience with leading academic research, she developed The ComeBACK Formula™— five powerful, commonsense practices proven to transform disaster into opportunity.
Sandra is an international speaker, certified professional coach, and frequent media guest. She’s appeared on NBC's Dateline, ABC, CBS, PBS, Fox and CBC, plus numerous radio shows and podcasts.
Unique insight and meaningful tools
Sandra's ComeBACK Formula™ addresses recovery and resilience on a personal level. Her presentation provided unique insight with meaningful tools and concepts.***** Five Stars! MICHAEL BARRETT, SALT LAKE COUNTY (UT) EMERGENCY SERVICES (Retired)
Real-life experience at the heart of emergency management
"Sandra’s real-life experience dealing with a devastating disaster strikes at the heart of Emergency Management. She has a knack of engaging her audience in a very professional manner, which sets her apart from many of our past speakers." GARRY M. JOHANSON, PRESIDENT, ASSOC. OF MINNESOTA EMERGENCY MANAGERS
Relevant to firefighters after a large-scale incident
Sandra's material is relevant to the feelings firefighters have after an event or large-scale incident. The ComeBACK Formula™ is a tool we can utilize for resiliency.
JOE NAPIER, CHIEF, VALLEY CENTER (CA) FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
Engaging and satisfying with takeaway points for everyone
Sandra was very perceptive to the audience, interested in knowing who we were before speaking, and gave us a passion-filled story with takeaway points for everyone in the room. I would recommend her to all organizations big or small for an engaging and satisfying message. CAROLYN PETERS , PAST PRESIDENT, FAR WEST ATHLETIC TRAINERS
A message of hope; she closed to a standing ovation
Sandra's message of hope resonated well with our audience [of wildfire survivors]. She closed to a standing ovation. OLGA MARTIN STEELE, PAST PRESIDENT, SOROPTIMISTS, LAKE COUNTY, CA