Beate Sass is a storyteller.
Physical therapist, mother, and passionate and talented photographer, Beate earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music from the University of Southern California in 1983 and a Certificate in Physical Therapy from the University of California, San Francisco in 1989. She discovered photography in her mid-forties and became passionate about visual storytelling. As a photographer, she finds it most rewarding to photograph people in their familiar environments and to record their stories.
Beate also works as a part-time physical therapist while pursuing her photographic interests and looking after her almost adult children.
Lessons from the Show
Beate talked to us about her life, livelihood and passions and offered us many wonderful lessons that point us towards living an authentic, happy, fulfilling and integrated life and career including:
- Cultivating self-confidence is crucially important and allows us to be picky about what we do, about the projects and work and employment we take on;
- We must learn to listen to others, to connect, to have a conversation, and in doing so to get beneath superficialities; happiness, fulfillment, and success require relationships, and to build these we must talk to people!
- In both her physical therapy and her photography work Beate goes up to strangers and starts a conversation…and consistently finds that the other person is thrilled that she is interested in them.
This is episode # 104