Personal and Professional Development with Sarah Bohnenkamp – AgGrad Live 016

Sarah joins me today to share what inspired her to become a communications artist and how she helps professionals within the agriculture industry achieve their career goals. She shares how she became an Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer within the beef industry despite having limited connections or industry experience. She also explains how your mindset impacts your ability to achieve your career goals, the most common mistakes many young professionals make throughout their careers, and how being confident and understanding your strengths can impact your ability to climb the corporate ladder.


“There are no rules for how you need to move up the ladder in your career.” – Sarah Bohnenkamp


Today on AgGrad Live:

  • How to create impact during a job interview.
  • Balancing being humble while sharing your strengths and abilities with potential employers.
  • The difference between a mentor and a coach.
  • How to identify when it’s time to hire a coach to advance your career.
  • The importance of investing in the relationships you build with your employers and co-workers.
  • The importance of being confident, sharing your ideas, knowing what you’re good at, and asking for opportunities.
  • Identifying when it’s appropriate to share your intentions with your employers.
  • How to identify, explore, and apply your strengths to your career.
  • How having a personal Board of Directors can impact your career.
  • The importance of understanding the wants and needs of the people you want to serve.


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Sarah Bohnenkamp’s Advice for AgGrads:

  • The “See, Do, Get” model pushes everything we do.
  • See things clearly – What is the goal you want to accomplish?
  • Do things that will keep you disciplined and moving forward.
  • Then, you will get the stuff you want.


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Tim Hammerich

Tim is a strategic communications consultant, founder of AgGrad, and the host of the "Future of Agriculture" podcast. Originally from California, he is now based out of Boise, Idaho.