Sarita Maybin

TEDx Speaker, Author, Communication Expert, Former University Dean
  • Draws from personal stories to provide useful communication strategies for relationship management
  • Teaches audiences effective ways to break down barriers to ultimately reveal how people work together better
  • Shares her positive and upbeat attitude to assist in navigating unpredictable situations

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Sarita Maybin is a dynamic and seasoned speaker, known for empowering audiences with the skills to transform uncomfortable conversations into constructive communication. With a career spanning over two decades as an international speaker and communication expert, Sarita has shared her insights in all 50 states, 10 countries (including Iceland), and on the prestigious TEDx stage.

Sarita blends real stories, practical solutions, and a relatable presence that engages her audience and inspires positive action. Her universal message has resonated with a diverse range of clients, including American Dental Association, Million Dollar Round Table, National Conference of State Legislators, Department of the Navy, and the University of California.

Leveraging her background as a former university dean of students with a master’s degree in counseling, Sarita shares strategies for enhanced collaboration and communication. As a “military brat” who thrived in a life of constant change, she brings a unique perspective, emphasizing that the power of communication is not just in what you say, but how you say it.

Sarita is also an author, having literally written the book on how to respond to the question: "If You Can’t Say Something Nice, What DO You Say?" Her commitment to fostering positive dialogue continues with her latest book, "Say What You Mean in a Nice Way," where she explores the nuances of compassionate communication in our ever-changing high-tech times.

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Say What You Mean in a Nice Way: Communicating with Kindness and Compassion: Discover how to transform uncomfortable conversations into constructive communication in this engaging presentation inspired by Sarita Maybin’s second book Say What You Mean in a Nice Way. Learn practical solutions for communicating with compassion, kindness and civility—in person and online. Gain fresh insights on how to say what you mean and mean what you say in a nice way.

Presentation highlights include:

  • Communicate with C.A.R.E. for positive results
  • Gain cooperation even when you’re not in charge
  • Navigate the dialogue dilemmas of online communication


If You Can’t Say Something Nice, What DO You Say?: Practical Solutions for Working Together Better: In this lively presentation based on Sarita's first book, learn practical approaches and positive phrases for delivering challenging messages with tact and respect. Learn to maintain positive relationships even when conveying not-so-nice news.

Presentation highlights include:

  • Determine whether to confront a situation or let it go
  • Three-step process for conveying concerns with tact and respect
  • Soften the sting when giving negative feedback or bad news


How to Stay Positive and Focused in Uncertain Times: Adapting Succeeding & Thriving in the Workplace: Gain essential strategies to stay positive and focused despite change, challenges, and uncertainty. This uplifting presentation provides tools to recharge your energy, reset after setbacks, and rekindle passion for your career.

Presentation highlights include:

  • Five ways to rekindle passion for your career
  • Three P’s for staying positive in challenging times
  • Utilize “resiliency resources” to bounce back from adversity


Communicating for Success: Working Together for Better Results: Learn how to communicate to ensure your ideas are heard and foster cooperation. Acquire tools that will empower you to effectively communicate at all levels within your organization and build trust within your own team. Sarita will also share her Top 10 Positive Communication Phrases.

Presentation highlights include:

  • Decode the true meaning behind your body language
  • Assess your listening skills with the Listening Checklist
  • Build trust using Sarita’s Top 10 Positive Communication Phrases

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If You Can't Say Something Nice, What DO You Say?