About Sadie


Sadie Bolos O’Neill

Keynote Speaker, Coach, Trainer

“It’s not what happens to you in life, but how you Handle what God gives You in Life, that makes all the difference.”

– Sadie Bolos O’Neill

It’s A Great Day… to GET UP… GET OUT and GO GET EM!

A catalyst for action and a messenger of God’s word, Sadie is dedicated to educating, motivating and equipping individuals to live their calling and achieve purposeful success in their personal and professional lives.

Sadie Bolos O’Neill is president and founder of The Bolos Academy founded in 2010, and Bolos, Ame & Associates, LLC, established in 1994 out of Sadie’s desire to build and equip people to live their heart felt desires. She speaks for organizations, groups and corporations that want to inspire people to take bold steps for positive change and create meaning in their life God’s way. Through her keynotes, seminars, and coaching, she helps Individuals confidently discover the process that turns their ideas into reality, “Creating the Path that’s Right for You, “Seeking and embracing the calling God intends for you in this season in your life.

Sadie started her professional career in Criminal Justice after completing her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Law at Wayne State University in Detroit. Sadie is currently attending Ashland Theological Seminary pursing a Masters of Divinity.

As a former Detroit police officer, a probation officer and later a successful business woman in Business Consulting and Sales Management taught and led by her personal mentors, “Zig Ziglar” from Dallas Texas and “Bill Hybels from Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago, Sadie learned to see and take advantage of the Up Side in the worst of situations.

Sadie knew that her positive attitude, unique business skills and spiritual gifts had made her a leader and wanted to share this gift with others. With the heart of a champion and the mind of an entrepreneur she now works to empower and serve others.

Sadie’s programs: Coaching, Business and Organizational Development, Entrepreurship and Spiritual Formation will lead you to cast a vision, create a plan, take action and move it forward with sustainable success. You will walk away transformed, clear on your calling and how that looks in your present season of life, living fully alive, with passion and purpose.

For many are the Plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you plans to give you a hope and a future.

– Jeremiah 29:11

Specialties and Services

  • Motivational Speaking
  • Executive Leadership Coaching
  • Retreats
  • Career Path Planning
  • Prayer and Discipleship
  • Entrepreneurship Development
  • Strategic Business Development
  • Leadership/Team Building Training
  • Sales Training
  • Customer Service Training
  • Recruitment and Retention

Professional Credentials

  • Ashland Theologically Seminary (Currently Attending)
  • Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Wayne State Tech Town, Certified Business Development Coach, Executive Coaching
  • Kaufman Foundation, Certified Coach/Facilitator (Start Ups and New Venture Growth)
  • Detroit Police Academy
  • Global Summit Leadership Training
  • Zig Ziglar Corporation, Motivational Speaking, Sales and Leadership Training


  • Wayne State University Tech Town
  • Wayne State Alumni Association
  • National Speakers Bureau
  • Willow Creek Association
  • Higher Ground Ministries
  • Inforum A Women’s Alliance
  • Michigan Women’s Foundation
  • Michigan Professional Women
  • Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce
  • Coalition On Temporary Shelter
  • Detroit Children’s Center
  • The Family Center
  • The Girl Scouts
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