Sarita Maybin

Communication Expert, TEDx Speaker, Author, and Former University Dean

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Sarita Maybin empowers her audiences with the skills to transform uncomfortable conversations into constructive communication. Through real stories, real solutions and a relatable presence, she breaks down barriers to reveal how to work together better.

With over two decades as an international speaker and communication expert, Sarita has delivered impactful presentations in all 50 states, 10 countries—including Iceland—and spoken on the prestigious TEDx stage. Her clientele includes renowned organizations such as Hewlett-Packard, Los Angeles County, Kaiser Permanente, Department of the Navy, and the University of California, among others.

Sarita has made it her mission to inspire others to embrace positivity, even in the face of challenges in our ever-changing high-tech times. As a “military brat” who moved from country to country, Sarita quickly learned the importance of not just what you say, but how you say it.

Formerly a university dean of students, Sarita literally wrote the book on how to respond to the question: If You Can’t Say Something Nice, What DO You Say? She continues this important conversation in her latest book Say What You Mean in a Nice Way.

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Say What You Mean in a Nice Way: Communicating with Kindness and Compassion

If You Can’t Say Something Nice, What DO You Say?: Practical Solutions for Working Together Better

How to Stay Positive and Focused in Uncertain Times / Adapting, Succeeding & Thriving in the Workplace

Communicating for Success: Working Together for Better Results

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“Our attendees loved Sarita and ranked her the top speaker of our entire conference that included over 80 speakers!”

Christine Strak
Minnesota SHRM

“It's the responsibility of my committee to find speakers that are insightful, timely, and dynamic enough to engage our membership. Sarita covered all the items on our wish list and more!”

Rhonda Siex
Tulsa Area HR Association

"Being a keynote speaker for us is not necessarily an easy job as people at UM often have high standards. The evaluations from the conference attendees were excellent. Typical comments were 'Fantastic!' 'Loved her' 'Learned a lot' and 'I'm using what she taught us already.' In short, Sarita was engaging, lively and interactive. She delivered exactly what we needed!"

Deborah Orlowski
Senior Learning Specialist, HR Development, University of Michigan

"The evaluations showed that you were far and away the most favored educational forum presenter of the three days! You were personally very 'real', you got to know the audience ahead of time, and then once you owned the room (after about 5 seconds!) you spent 90 minutes talking WITH your audience, not AT them. That is the mark of a true professional."

Steve Bailey
NMA President, National Management Association

"Sarita, your high energy presentation to over 2300 counselors was EXCELLENT! We appreciated your stories about real-life situations. You actively engaged the audience with humor while making a point and gave us strategies to better ourselves! You are a fabulous speaker who makes learning fun!"

Debra Bettis Britton, Ed.D.
Director of Program, Texas Counseling Association

"Sarita, you exceeded my high expectations! Thank you for energetically and professionally engaging our audience today in a most memorable and positively impactful presentation. You are amazing!"

Pam Lovett
Director, Business Development & Community Affairs, Comerica Bank

Sarita, your presentation at our all-staff retreat was amazing. Thank you for your insight and ability to bring teams together.

Pam Haggins
University of California, Riverside

Sarita is truly ONE OF THE BEST! She wowed our audience in the Carolinas and really connected with everyone. I hope to hear Sarita speak in the future and would recommend her inspirational presentations to everyone.

Brian Boss
CCM, Club Managers Association (CMAA) – Carolinas Chapter

Your lively presentation not only entertained our attendees but also provided them with some great tactics for dealing with workplace stress and succeeding despite workplace challenges.

Robert J. Carey
Department of the Navy

"Thank you so much for your informative, energetic and engaging presentation to 700+ participants. Attendees were singing your praises the rest of the week.”

Daniel Gephart
Federal Dispute Resolution (FDR) Training and Expo

“You were a genuine pleasure to work with...organized, ahead of schedule and quick to respond. You were very relatable; our team truly enjoyed interacting with you. The program was a win for everyone who attended!”

Cindy Laurence-Huffaker
University of California, San Diego

“Your presentation was fabulous! I have already received tons of positive feedback! Thank you so very much for making our virtual conference a success!”

Rebecca Perez
Case Management Society of America