Today, I have the honor of sharing with you an incredibly inspiring woman, Sara Westbrook. Sara is a motivational speaker/singer/songwriter. She also writes an advice column ‘My Voice Your Choice’. And if that weren’t enough Sara loves to bake and stars in some wonderful baking videos on You Tube, which I highly encourage you to watch after you read her inspirational interview! Her warm, caring personality, and passion for spreading a positive message with the world in order to help empower others, makes Sara truly remarkable.
It gives me great pleasure to now say...
Please Welcome, Sara Westbrook!
Interview 4 Inspiration
Motivational Speaker, Singer, & Songwriter
Name - Sara Westbrook
Can you tell us a little bit about your background?
At 3 years old I told my Mum "I am going to be a singer!”
Five years later, I started taking voice lessons and entering singing competitions.
While I was enthusiastically pursuing my singing career, my Mum decided to enroll me into motivational courses at the age of 11. I ended up using the information I learned to deal with some of the more challenging issues in my life such as my parents' divorce, low self-esteem, and the death of my Dad.
When I was 18 I was singing at a local mall and a school principal asked me to perform for her students. My show ended up being more than just music. During the question and answer part of the show, the students started asking me general questions about my life. Then the conversation with the students evolved into questions about life issues. I ended up answering them by sharing my personal experiences and how I had dealt with them.
I soon realized that young people were hungry to learn tools to help them move through their life situations. Knowing that music is a powerful way to communicate and grab people’s attention, I started including a life tool in every song I wrote. I also realized that young people relate best to a combination of singing and speaking which lead me to create UPower® Concerts.
Also, I am a part of another project called One More Memory. The song One More Memory was written as a gift to Heath and Dallas, children of Brenda Hounam, 58, who has Alzheimer's disease. She wanted her children to have a way to remember that even though the disease will steal her mind, it could NEVER rob her of her love for them. The song One More Memory is an ongoing reminder of her legacy of love.
For the last 6 years my Mum, Brenda & I have travelled around the world as the One More Memory team providing Hope and Possibility to a disease that seems hopeless and impossible.
To learn more about One More Memory please visit www.youtube.com/onemorememoryteam