Meet Sasha

Hi there! I am so glad you are here. I am a mom to 4 amazing kids, wife to the love of my life better known to me as HSG, & a cardiac anesthesiologist. I am a lipstick & shoe addict, extrovert, & writer. My favorite days: watching my kids play sports, helping very sick people & speaking across the country to women. (Did I mention my love of Jimmy Choos?)

I founded Brave Enough because after a successful career climb as a clinical scientist and national expert, I found myself empty & isolated.  So…I started a tribe. My greatest passion is empowering & encouraging women to be #braveenough in their professional & personal lives. I believe leadership & lipstick are not mutually exclusive; & women need each other. I have inspired thousands of women to believe the same & lead the best tribe ever!

While I have published over 40 peer-reviewed articles including ones in JAMA & the NEJM, and I am a TedX Speaker…my greatest joy is equipping women to live & lead authentically through my Master Class, retreats & conferences. I hope you find one thing here: you belong.

You can find my writing routinely featured on KevinMD, Doximity, Physician's Weekly, InCrowd and DocCheck & My podcast on iTunes!


Meet the BE Team


Lance is the Chief Operating Officer of Brave Enough LLC, father of four, husband of Sasha, Christ follower and a Physical Therapist. Lance is a graduate of Southwest Baptist University with a bachelors degree in Biology and a Masters of Physical Therapy. Originally from Kansas City Missouri, Lance has lived in Nebraska since 1999. When not practicing physical therapy or working at Brave Enough he enjoys Crossfit, spending time watching his 3 boys play soccer and basketball and his daughter dance. He loves to travel with Sasha and is a foodie.



Jayme Small is the Program Coordinator for Brave Enough LLC. She is an 8th grade language arts teacher who has been seeking to encourage and motivate her students for the past 20 years. She was a middle school education major and received her masters in curriculum and instruction. When she is not in the classroom, you will most likely find her cheering in the stands at one of her teenagers sporting events. She is thrilled to be a part of the Brave Enough team and is inspired by its mission!