Sarah Wilson is a multi-New York Times and Amazon best-selling author, podcaster, international keynote speaker, philanthropist and climate change advisor.
Sarah is known globally for founding the I Quit Sugar movement – a digital wellness program and 13 award-winning books that sell in 52 countries – which saw millions around the world transform their health. In 2022 Sarah sold the business and gave everything to charity.
Sarah is an experienced journalist and broadcaster. She was previously the editor of Cosmopolitan Australia at age 29; host of Masterchef Australia; was a News Corp journalist and columnist; and has hosted ABC’s Compass, Ten’s The Project and more. She is also a regular commentator on news and current affairs programs in Australia, the US and UK.
Her New York Times bestseller First, We Make the Beast Beautiful is described by Mark Manson as “the best book on living with anxiety that I’ve ever read” and was featured as a book of the year on NBC’s Today Show. Sarah’s most recent title, This One Wild & Precious Life, won the 2021 US Gold Nautilus Award.
Sarah now hosts a thought-leading podcast Wild with Sarah Wilson, is a keynote speaker and advisor to corporations and universities on social media, anxiety and existential risk.
Over her career she has interviewed two Australian Prime Ministers, Beyonce, Brene Brown, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the nun from Dead Man Walking and dozens of moral philosophers, and has been variously described as “the climate queen”, “an expert on misinformation” and “f*cking wild” (by Russell Brand), and has been ranked in the top 200 most influential authors in the world.
Sarah is based out of Sydney but works globally. She fosters indigenous children, gamifies her carbon footprint and rides a bike everywhere.
In a “previous life” Sarah was an award-winning journalist…and was the youngest opinion columnist in the News Ltd stable (she shared a page in Friday’s edition of the Herald Sun with Andrew Bolt for several years). She “accidentally” became the editor of Cosmopolitan Australia at the age of 29 (she’d never read the magazine in her life, nor worn heels when she got the gig). She was a columnist for Herald Sun, Sunday Life, Daily Telegraph, Mens Style and more for 11 years.
If you need more bio/CV information, her LinkedIn page might be helpful to you.
She is an “effective altruist”. Her I Quit Sugar digital business was the largest wellness site in Australia and employed 25-plus staff, based out of offices in central Sydney. Over the course of three years, up until February 2022, she sold off the business and its assets and gave everything to charity. She now donates the money to carefully researched charity projects that target inequality, indigenous issues and the climate crisis.
Sarah is an experienced keynote speaker and MC who has presented to the New York Times, Microsoft USA, Google, Apple, the National Press Club in Canberra, National Australia Bank, IKEA, Monash University, RMIT and many more. You can find out more and book Sarah for your next event here.
She is also a globally recognised thought leader and commentator. She has presented on conspiratory theories for the New York Times, The Guardian’s Full Story and ABC’s This Much is True podcast. She has appeared on ABC’s QnA to talk about the anxiety epidemic, was a guest presenter on ABC’s Compass for a special on minimalism, and gave an address to the National Press Club in Canberra on resilience. She also guest lectured for the University of Cambridge’s Sustainability and Leadership master’s course.
Sarah released an Audible Originals series into the US market in 2021, titled Make Anxiety Your Superpower.
Sarah now dedicates all her resources to driving a global conversation on sustainability and climate change, living a life of value and hope in a fractured world. Her ongoing research and enquiry see her engage with world leaders and academics, including – variously – His Holiness The Dalai Lama, the moral philosophers Peter Singer and Will Macaskill, Brene Brown, Oprah’s life coach, two nuns and a goat herder (!) to provide wisdom she distils into books, podcast episodes and more.
“Sarah Wilson is a force of nature – quite literally. She has taken her pain and grief about our sick and troubled world and alchemized it into action, advocacy, adventure, poetry, and true love. She’s a great teacher and a great leader, and I admire her with all my soul.”
– Elizabeth Gilbert, Author of Eat, Pray, Love
“Sarah shows us how possible a better world is if we’re willing to roll up our sleeves and get to work building it. By starting with ourselves, heeding the call to inner work and growth, we can build the future we yearn for.”
– David Pocock, former Australian Wallabies Player
“Sarah Wilson has an uncanny ability to look over the horizon and see where the wold is going. Her “I Quit Sugar” book and ensuring movement was the first large scale solution to help get the sweet menace out of our diet. She is a true pioneer.”
– Dan Buettner, National Geographic Explorer and #1 New York Times Bestselling author of the Blue Zones
“Sarah is full of expert advice while remaining grounded and incredibly human. Her vulnerability is her strength.”
– Mark Manson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
How to contact Sarah…
Sponsorship and speaking enquiries
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Wild with Sarah Wilson enquiries
If you’re in Australia… please email [email protected]
For the rest of the world… please email Sarah’s agent Stacy [email protected]
Sarah has appeared on the following podcasts
A few interviews with Sarah