Princess Sarah Culberson

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Fees* $20,001 - $35,000

Tagline: Humanitarian

Talent Highlights

  • After discovering she was related to African royalty, Princess Sarah’s story has captured the attention of audiences around the world—a powerful message of diversity, inclusion and the transformative power of living a fearless life.

  • Raised in West Virginia by her adoptive white parents, Sarah Culberson had little knowledge of her ancestry.

  • She grew up in a loving family, but she had questions about her identity and biracial heritage that led her to hire a private investigator in 2004.

  • When she began the unforgettable journey to find her family, she never imagined what she would discover or how it would change her life.

Keynote Topics

The landscape of leadership and organizations have changed. Whether in a corporate or volunteer setting, team members want a sense of community and belonging. However, building this kind of culture doesn’t happen on its own, rather it’s based on action. Princess Sarah’s keynote is for groups who are serious about recognizing differences and taking on people challenges to solve and innovate.

Princess Sarah uses her personal experience as an adopted child growing up in a bi-racial family, as well as understanding a whole new culture when she discovered that she was a real-life princess in Sierra Leone. In addition to this inspiring journey, she draws from her business side as an entrepreneur (in entertainment and gaming).

In this keynote, filled with stories and value, Princess Sarah covers three areas:

  • Embrace your assumptions to elevate yourself and those around you.
  • Be willing to get uncomfortable and have the challenging conversations.
  • Navigate with compassion and use humanity to listen and learn to drive decisions.

Building a culture of belonging is more than top-down leadership and operating on the mindset that it’s someone else’s responsibility. Princess Sarah focuses on empowering YOU, the individual, to take action and build a tribe that is meaningful, passionate, and sustainable. Princess Sarah customizes her talks for each group based on their needs (in leadership, teams, culture, and D&I).

Princess Sarah’s program is more than an inspiring story of discovering her roots of becoming a princess. Sarah works with organizations to customize a message that is right for them.
Sarah has over 10 years+ of working with corporate and education groups on developing successful D&I programs as well as how to have conversations.
With Sarah’s program, groups will learn:

  • How to listen to each other, even when you don’t agree
  • How to create empathy
  • Understand Intersectionality more

Princess Sarah uses her personal experience as an adopted child growing up in a bi-racial family, as well as understanding a whole new culture when she discovered that she was a real-life princess. Along with real personal examples, Sarah provides actionable takeaways based on the needs of the organization.

Leadership determines everything. If you have two equally talented teams and organizations competing in the same industry, the team and organization with the most effective leaders will win. Superior leadership performance produces superior organizational performance.

This keynote provides innovative ideas and strategies to thrive in today’s rapidly changing business world to help leaders transform themselves and those they lead. The need for bold and courageous leadership has never been greater.

This energizing presentation dives deep into the DNA of transformational leadership and how leaders can immediately implement specific behaviors to drive leadership effectiveness. Matt uses real-world examples of standing in the trenches with leadership teams and provides an action plan to help attendees create alignment, build inclusive teams, and influence others to action.

The outcome of this keynote will be leaders who are inspired and fully prepared to lead their teams and organizations confidently into the future. Lead inspired!

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore key competencies and mindset shifts of transformational leaders.
  • Learn how to lead confidently and effectively through uncertainty.
  • Discover how to increase leadership communication to enhance engagement and alignment.
  • Learn key steps to build an inclusive team and drive trust.
  • Learn how to become a coaching leader to enhance business performance and improve performance management.
  • Identify the leadership gaps that paralyze growth and scaling desired behaviors.

In ‘Fear to Fabulous’ Sarah Culberson explores how she achieved her dream of connecting with her biological family: an experience that changed the trajectory of her life for the better.

She began her journey faced with the fear of rejection but stepped into a fabulous world where she met her family, connected with her tribe, and accepted the responsibility of supporting those with low visibility. Discovering her heritage revealed a new purpose where she actively works alongside community leaders in order to promote various infrastructure, public health, and female empowerment initiatives throughout Sierra Leone.

With both a BFA and MFA in theater, Sarah mastered public speaking and acts as an advocate to campaign for diversity, equity, and  self-discovery.  Sarah inspires others with her experience of how she embraced the unknown and ventured into a wonderful world where she found what she is meant to do in her lifetime.

Princess Sarah Culberson embodies a captivating narrative of royalty, humanitarianism, and personal triumph. As the adopted daughter of an American family, she discovered her royal lineage in Sierra Leone, Africa, and has since dedicated her life to uplifting communities, sharing her remarkable journey, and empowering individuals worldwide. A prominent figure in humanitarian efforts, an acclaimed […]

Princess Sarah Culberson embodies a captivating narrative of royalty, humanitarianism, and personal triumph. As the adopted daughter of an American family, she discovered her royal lineage in Sierra Leone, Africa, and has since dedicated her life to uplifting communities, sharing her remarkable journey, and empowering individuals worldwide.

A prominent figure in humanitarian efforts, an acclaimed author, and a compelling motivational speaker, Princess Sarah Culberson continues to inspire audiences with her message of resilience, purpose, and the transformative power of embracing one’s heritage.

About Princess Sarah Culberson:

Princess Sarah Culberson’s journey is a testament to the extraordinary twists of fate and the resilience of the human spirit. Born in West Virginia and adopted into a loving American family, she embarked on a quest to uncover her roots, leading her to the discovery of her royal lineage in Sierra Leone, West Africa. With her newfound identity as a member of the Mende tribe and a direct descendant of tribal royalty, Princess Sarah embarked on a profound journey of self-discovery and cultural connection.

Princess Sarah has an extraordinary journey that has been featured on CNN, GMA, BBC among numerous other publications worldwide which have trended #1 globally in over 60 countries. She is an internationally-known thought leader, TEDx speaker, artist, and educator whose work addresses biracial and cultural identity and raises awareness of issues impacting Sierra Leone.

She shared the story of reuniting with her birth father in A Princess Found: An American Family, an African Chiefdom, and the Daughter Who Connected Them All, co-authored with Tracy Trivas and published by St. Martin’s Press. A Princess Found is now being adapted into a major motion picture for Disney Studios by award-winning filmmaker Stephanie Allain. Princess Sarah has also been honored with receiving the prestigious Trumpet Impact Award.

Princess Sarah and her brother Hindo Joseph Kposowa founded the non-profit Sierra Leone Rising which provides clean drinking water, sanitary pads for girls, education, medical attention, resources to build schools and technology centers, and more throughout Sierra Leone. Her work in business and technology has led her to create upcoming projects including an animation show with Randy Jackson as well as a Roblox game to connect and educate children about cultures around the world.

Areas of Expertise:

Humanitarianism and Community Development: Through her organization, Sierra Leone Rising, Princess Sarah Culberson has spearheaded numerous initiatives aimed at improving education, healthcare, and economic opportunities in Sierra Leone. Her expertise in community development, coupled with her firsthand experience of navigating the challenges faced by underprivileged communities, equips her to offer valuable insights and strategies for creating positive social change.

Identity and Cultural Heritage: As a princess of Sierra Leone and a proud advocate for cultural preservation, Princess Sarah is uniquely positioned to speak on issues of identity, belonging, and the importance of embracing one’s heritage. Her personal journey of reconnecting with her African roots resonates deeply with audiences seeking to explore their own cultural identities and ancestral heritage.

Resilience and Overcoming Adversity: From her early experiences as an orphan to her later struggles with identity and belonging, Princess Sarah Culberson’s life story is a testament to the power of resilience and perseverance. As a keynote speaker, she shares her journey of overcoming adversity, offering practical insights and inspirational anecdotes to motivate and empower audiences to navigate life’s challenges with courage and grace.

Leadership and Empowerment: As a royal figure and a respected leader within her community, Princess Sarah embodies principles of leadership, integrity, and empowerment. Through her speeches and workshops, she imparts valuable lessons on leadership development, effective communication, and the importance of using one’s influence for the greater good.

Cultural Competence and Diversity: With a multicultural background and a deep appreciation for diversity, Princess Sarah Culberson brings a unique perspective to discussions on cultural competence, diversity, and inclusion. Her experiences as both an African princess and an American citizen provide valuable insights into bridging cultural divides and fostering greater understanding and acceptance in an increasingly interconnected world.

Why Book Princess Sarah Culberson:

  1. Inspiration and Motivation: Princess Sarah’s captivating storytelling and infectious enthusiasm inspire audiences to embrace their unique identities, pursue their passions, and strive for excellence in all endeavors.
  2. Expertise and Authority: With a wealth of experience in humanitarian work, cultural advocacy, and personal development, Princess Sarah brings a depth of knowledge and authenticity to her presentations, establishing her as a trusted authority in her field.
  3. Engagement and Impact: Whether addressing intimate gatherings or large-scale conferences, Princess Sarah captivates audiences with her engaging presence, leaving a lasting impact through her empowering message of hope, resilience, and social responsibility.
  4. Relevance and Timeliness: In an era marked by global challenges and social upheaval, Princess Sarah’s message of unity, compassion, and cultural understanding resonates deeply with audiences seeking guidance and inspiration in navigating today’s complex world.

Conclusion: Princess Sarah Culberson’s remarkable journey from orphan to African royalty, coupled with her unwavering commitment to humanitarianism and cultural advocacy, makes her a compelling and sought-after keynote speaker.

Through her captivating storytelling, invaluable insights, and infectious passion for positive change, Princess Sarah continues to inspire and empower audiences worldwide, leaving a lasting legacy of hope, resilience, and transformation.

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