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Anna Leisa Sauser

Hello! I’m Anna Leisa, founder of Slate + Waters. We are a personal and business coaching service located in Eastern SD. Our current portfolio of services includes strategic coaching for businesses, change management consulting, and personal + leadership coaching. We also offer personality assessments for hiring and development planning, specifically the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and the Hogan Assessment Series. Basically, we’re in the business of YOU or YOUR BUSINESS being at your absolute best.

For nearly 10 years, I have been consulting with executives, leadership teams, and companies as a whole, to help them carve out specific goals and achieve them. My first professional jobs were as a non-profit executive, a business analyst for a Fortune 50 company, and then, as a counselor. Through these experiences, I saw the need to combine psychology and strategy to profit everyone in a business. It’s key to have a clear, brave plan and align people accordingly.

About me: My key people are my husband, Kevin, and our daughter, Zanna, who is absolutely my main motivation in life. We have amazing neighbors and friends. I’ve tried nearly every hobby once, and I love to learn new things. My husband and I both, independently, lived internationally when we were in our 20s, and we’ve hopped around from state to state. My self-care favorites include: good coffee, an Authentic Thai Massage, and lots of HBO Max.

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Reach out if you’d like more information about how we help our clients experience real health, wealth, joy and clarity.

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Marli Sayler

Marli comes to personal coaching through her background in education and fitness. If you've ever been around her, you know you WILL feel energized, supported and valued in her presence. She is the poster child for enneagram 7s, an ice cream enthusiast, and a distance runner. She is truly one of those people that shines brightly wherever she goes. Her key people are her husband, Seth, and her adorable kids, Jack and Bella.


Here's what Marli says about coaching: "I truly believe we all have the ability (& obligation) to find joy, fulfillment & purpose in the every day. Through our 1:1 sessions, my clients will discover the value in practicing self-awareness, utilizing personal strengths, intentionally living in alignment with one’s values - as well as taking time for self-care. I have a sweet spot for helping others identify & build their individual leadership skills & style, as well. If you’re looking for a little boost of encouragement, direction, and support, I’m your girl. Let’s chat!"


Marli coaches from a positive psychology perspective, and is a good coach for anyone who is:

  • Transitioning from one phase of life into another (post-high school, post-college, getting married, having kids, etc.!)

  • Hoping to set and achieve specific goals,

  • Wanting to explore their values and make life decisions based on their own rule book.

  • Simply wanting support and encouragement. (Don't we all want support and encouragement?!)

Email Marli to get started!


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Colleen is a 15-year Human Resources professional. She’s a “take-on-the-next-challenge” kind of person and has done everything from initiating corporate-wide programs to taking international assignments (she lived in Belgium, y’all!). Colleen is one of those rare people that understands the human component to organizational change. She’s organized, kind, and smart - a rare combination. Her key people are her husband, Cody, and her little cuties, Clara and Leo. 


Here’s what Colleen says about change management: “We fear change because it is uncomfortable. Too often we would rather stick with what is familiar, even when it no longer serves us. I have a passion for demystifying the human element of change and partnering with leaders to develop simple, actionable plans that support people through successful change.” 

From our perspective, establishing and reaching any goal is a change process. So, if you have goals for yourself or your business, her approach will be helpful to you. Our clients can consult with Colleen on a one-time or ongoing basis.


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