Choreographing Resources for ROI

Sarah Ash Evens Foltz, 2010

Sarah Ash Evens Foltz, 2010, took an atypical career path to management consulting after discovering a transferrable talent while earning her MBA Sustainability.

After graduating from the University of Michigan, Sarah worked as a contemporary dancer and not-for-profit arts manager. She decided to expand her career outlook with an MBA, and found herself “knee-deep in an Excel spreadsheet” and outside her comfort zone. The experience became transformative when she realized that choreograph and dance were similar to systems and design thinking.  

Now working in healthcare as a revenue cycle and IT consultant with Huron Consulting Group, Sarah reflected on her MBA experience. “The coursework and consulting projects developed essential skills,” she says “notably the ability to make the whole of a team greater than the sum of its parts and pull value and creativity out of ambiguous business situations."

Sarah traveled to Ecuador and India, designed a platform for knowledge sharing with Sustainable Pittsburgh, and collaborated with management at Mine Safety and Appliance to create an employee engagement program.

The program infuses a mindset for innovation and collaboration.

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