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Figuring It Out

Apr 18, 2020

From 2009 to 2017, Sarah Hurwitz served as a White House speechwriter, first as a senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama and then as head speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama. Prior to serving in the Obama Administration, Sarah was chief speechwriter for Hillary Clinton on her 2008 presidential campaign. Sarah is the author of Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life – in Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There).


We talk about: 


  • Her angry and and heartbreak around how this pandemic was handled
  • Why truth, transparency and honesty are critical to gaining trust and why that’s so important right now
  • How the best leaders express empathy 
  • Reconciling our emotions
  • Helping each other get out of our own prisons
  • And our shared sensation of forgetting where we are and waking up to reality



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