Sarah McDugal is an author, speaker, advocate, and Abuse Recovery Coach.
Sarah McDugal is an author, speaker, and brand strategist. Author of ONE FACE: Shed the Mask, Own Your Values, and Lead Wisely, her work emphasizes integrity and strategic choices for more authentic, less-stressed life.
Sarah’s first career as a media producer and brand strategist launched when she became the teen host of an international Christian TV show in 1993. She has since produced and directed more than 150 short films and TV episodes, and managed production teams as creative director, producer, and talent coach.
After more than a decade in the non-profit sector, Sarah launched her own branding company to create compelling brand messages. Her clients included national medical franchises, non-profit hospital systems, educational organizations, humanitarian foundations, and global satellite TV networks.
After surviving and escaping an abusive marriage, Sarah began advocating for abuse victims who have no voice, particularly those married to clergy. She now writes and speaks on the intersection of abusive behaviors with narcissism, pornography/sexual addiction, and domestic violence. As an Abuse Recovery Coach, Sarah is passionate about mentoring survivors on their journey toward healing; speaking on the topics of recovery, forgiveness, education and awareness; and writing a new book on narcissism and abuse, I Didn’t Do That (But if I Did, You Deserved It).
Sarah volunteers internationally for The Hope of Survivors (clergy spouse division), co-moderates the Bucket Brigade (a Facebook group for awareness and education on abuse and how to stop it), and leads the Underground Sisterhood (a confidential support network for abused women in crisis).
A single homeschooling mother of two highly spirited future world-changers, lover of international vegetarian cuisine, avid reader and globetrotter — Sarah has visited or volunteered in more than 40 countries (but her passport still feels soooo lonely).