Sarah Zapp + IVY
Award winning journalist, relationship curator and dealmaker, Sarah Zapp uses the power of relationships and connections to create value for people and businesses. As the Director of Strategic Relationships for IVY, Sarah works with thought leaders, influencers and investors. She advises early stage start-ups and stays relevant as a media commentator and blogger.
Why do you do what you do?
I believe good relationships are at the core of a happy life. People are important and I want to help them.
What is the best compliment you've ever received?
I received this email in my inbox " Sarah, you ever feel like you ran out of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and then you open your cupboard and you find a whole box? That's how I feel when I open emails from you." Either that or being introduced as the girl who "gets S**t done".
Where do you thrive?
Being with or speaking to a group of people.
What's one bad habit you can't seem to shake?
Dr. Diet Pepper. I know. I know. But I've never had a cup of coffee so that's my caffeine kick.
What's the best idea you've heard recently?
Inglot. It's a breathable nail polish that fits muslim women's religious restrictions, hence bringing the world of manicures to a whole new demographic.
It will soon see a big, fresh launch in the US. I love how it started in a niche market and has grown.
What's the biggest lesson you learned this past year?
Do. Just do. Don't wait for things to be right. Don't wait for permission or better timing. Just start doing!
You can find Sarah on Twitter and Instagram @SarahZapp