The Authentic Life Course

Simple skills for deep connection.


Registration Opens Soon for next Class Beginning in April

You're on a date with someone who could be "the one". You want to look cool, but you're tongue-tied.

What do you say?


You’re having the same argument you've had a hundred times with your husband, wife, or friend. You know this isn't how you want to live.

How do you break the pattern?


You’re in a meeting at work. Your boss or colleagues are dominating the conversation. You want to bring value, but you feel disempowered.

How do you speak up?


The Authentic Life Course is for those who want to create and deepen powerful connections.

Have you ever been around that person who just “knows” what to say?

They’re the life of the party.
They’re the one that gets promoted at work.
They probably have the perfect relationship.

That’s who other people think I am.

My name is Sara Ness, and I am an awkwardvert.

You’ve probably heard of extroverts or introverts. Let me introduce you to a third class: those of us who are too awkward to gain OR lose energy from other people.

I spent my childhood reading. When I got to college, I realized I’d missed something important: whatever strange magic other people were doing that let them have conversations with strangers, flirt, get jobs, succeed at jobs, make friends, or anything else that had to do with human interaction.

The outside world was confusing. It was a snake pit of social rules I never learned.


I decided the best thing I could do with my time was to learn these invisible rules.

I’ve spent the last 10 years studying them, teaching them, and eventually practicing them.


I learned to be the life of the party. But I didn’t do it by developing the perfect personality.

I did it by figuring out who I am, in relationship to other people.

I did it by realizing that most of what I learned about personal development is incomplete.  

Here’s the story I was taught:

It’s impossible to be myself around friends that don’t accept me.

It’s impossible to make friends that accept me without being myself.

So, it’s impossible to be expressed and connected at the same time.

What if I told you that you can be yourself AND have people accept you for it?
What if I told you that there ARE rules for social interaction - and I can teach you those in just 4 months?


Learn more about Sara and the genesis of the Authentic Life Course:


We all have interactions we'd like to improve. 
They're the "If only..." moments. The "someday..."s. 


"Maybe someday I'll get up the courage to talk to her."
"Maybe someday I'll stand up to my boss."
"If only I were better at small talk!" 
"I'm trying my hardest, but nothing is changing. Someday this will get better."


Why not now?



Registration opens soon for next class beginning in April

What You Receive

Bi-Weekly Lessons

Every other week, you’ll get access to a new set of targeted videos, worksheets, and assignments to grow and hone your connection skills.  We’ll walk you through practices to help you uplevel your daily life – with support every step of the way.


Your group will have a dedicated coach and private Facebook group  for the duration of the training. You are also invited to attend live calls including: (4) ALL Office Hours with Sara Ness, and (8) Q & A sessions with your coach.


You’ll form an accountability triad with two other participants and practice with them weekly, along with people in your own life, to develop the skills to create powerful interactions in every part of your world.

"The Authentic Life Leadership course has changed the way i see myself. The videos were short enough to keep me engaged. The assignments were set up to be fun, so that i wanted to do them. The whole program was transformational for me. In fact, our triad became so close that we decided to go through the entire program again!"

Luc, Asheville

"With my boyfriend, I noticed a huge change. It's as if I finally speak his language and he is that much more open to receiving anything I have to share. I have been craving for certain type of intimate exchange for a year now that we have been in a relationship and I am receiving it!"

Lana, Los Angeles

"The biggest shift is in my awareness of my moment-to-moment experience, of how i am coming across to others, of what i am wanting and not-wanting, of what fears are holding me back from acting the way i really want to."

Roy, Houston

"Wow, what a transformation I’m witnessing! [My partner and I] have been together over a year and he’s always been a pretty solid communicator, but the person he’s becoming through this program is truly awe inspiring. I love geeking out on the content he’s learning and discovering new possibilities for our relationship by doing the assignments he’s given. It’s nourishing parts of our relationship that we didn’t even know needed nutrients. "

Amelia, Denver

"As a professional coach and facilitator I've been learning and "teaching" connection and communication skills for years. That being said, the Authentic Life Leadership course is hands down the most clear and applicable program that I've ever been part of. The online videos and supporting resources are beautifully done in a way supports various learning styles, and the weekly virtual meetings and assigned triads provide a forum to practice in a way that deepens and anchors concepts in real time in real life. I'm blown away!"

Sheri, Asheville

Just $575 for 16 weeks of transformative experiences and support to create a lifetime of better interactions!

Registration opens soon for next class beginning in April

Course Modules


Module 1 - Identify your Drainers, Desires, Good Stuff, and Shift List

Module 2 - Discover the essential social, personal, and environmental contexts that frame your world

Module 3 - Receive honest feedback on how others see you, and see yourself more clearly

Module 4 - Learn how to ask for exactly what you want - and be heard

Module 5 - See, speak, and create contexts that truly nourish you

Module 6 - Learn to deepen any conversation

Module 7 - Transform your current connections through honesty and appreciation

Module 8 - Get real with the toughest people in your life


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Just $575 for 16 weeks of transformative experiences and support to create a lifetime of better interactions!


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