About Us

ELEV8 (Elevate) is a leadership development and coaching firm founded on the belief that being a successful and impactful leader does not start when an individual steps in a formal title, especially in an evolving workforce. Leadership behaviors are cultivated early, and overtime to shape authentic leaders towards sustainable habits. ELEV8 is equipped with the skills, resources, and passion to support development of key leadership habits with real-world implementation strategies.
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My client is the main architect of the desired growth path. We partner together to drive results, leveraging my experiences, to drive to your purpose.

Certified Executive Coach & Leadership Development Facilitator

Results Driven Coach and Consultant

Saran Traore is a Certified Executive Coach with over a decade of experience leveraging advanced coaching methodologies, approaches, and assessments to facilitate leaders and teams in accelerating capacity, capability, agility, and resilience to tackle the toughest leadership challenges today.

Saran Traore has an incredible record of leadership, which has resulted in measurable benefit to companies like Avalere Health, AstraZenecaThe Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Amplity Health. Gaining transferable skills that currently benefits clients across different industries like commercial real estate and higher education. 

What Sets Us Apart?

ELEV8’s passion for people development, coupled with relevant and transferable skills fuels our dedication to support clients.

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    Attain self-awareness/mastery as the foundation to external leadership
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    Align individual goals with organizational vision
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    Leverage attained insights to create agile & adaptable leadership habits through evolving situations

Join us in a practical process that offers high potential individuals a versatile strategic leadership roadmap, with an implementation framework for career growth and advancement –  developed together!

Benefits Gained After Working With Us?

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    Our business acumen leveraged in people development plans for a holistic approach to leadership.
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    Our experiences and proven coaching methodologies incorporated in order to develop a path that best serves your purpose and drive.
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    Leverage our drive and passion for helping others attain their goals through the most authentic and sustainable processes that best aligns with your leadership compass.

What Our Partners
Are Saying

“Saran is an amazing coach, who is always willing to listen and guide you in self-reflection, allowing you to critically think about your decisions and path vs being provided the answers. Saran’s calm, caring personality makes it easy to feel like you are talking to a trusted, life-long friend. Coupled with her vast experience across multiple parts of the healthcare industry, Saran’s mentorship and coaching can let you meet your career goals.”
“Saran recently worked with me to advance my career towards a leadership, field based role in life sciences (reimbursement). We did two different sessions of coaching prior to the interview and role-playing: One session focused on the job duties and the other on personality and confidence building. I excelled at all the questions that were thrown at me during the interview and I moved forward with the hiring processing!”
“Saran provided an incredible amount of support and guidance while I began a new challenging role as a healthcare management consultant. Her guidance was strategic, tactical, and she helped me assess progress on a regular basis. Her coaching played a large role in my progress and success.”