OUR TEAM

Sarah Tetlow

Founder & CEO

Sarah is an experienced productivity consultant, trainer, and speaker for attorneys and other busy professionals.  She uses her past experiences, organizational and strategic thought process, education, and training to help law firms improve their bottom line and operate more efficiently.  More importantly, Sarah’s clients see a reduction in stress and anxiety and an increase in focus and new business.  Through one-on-one consulting, strategic planning, workshops, and group trainings, Sarah works with attorneys, law firms, and busy professionals to find personalized ways in which to manage one’s day with a proactive and focused approach.  

 

Sarah is also the creator of the ARTT™ Email Productivity system and course.  The ARTT™ course has helped hundreds of professionals gain control of their email, mitigate using email as a distraction, effectively track important communications, and reduce stress and anxiety.  It helps email users understand their human habits connected to the technology to effectively organize their inbox.  ARTT™ Graduates have reported an increase in responsiveness and revenue. The ARTT™ course is available at organizemyinbox.com and Sarah is also available to lead private ARTT™ system trainings.  

 

Through Sarah’s passion for focused work and her unique and sympathetic coaching approach, she creates a partnership with her client that warrants learning and changed behavior.  

Involvement.

Sarah is proud to have an extensive involvement in many organizations.  These include:

 

  • ProVisors, Executive Committee of San Francisco 12 (2019 – present)

  • National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) (2017 – present)

    • 2022 Subject Matter Expert Lead for the Essentials of Productivity certification track

    • 2022 NAPO Business Approved

    • Member of the local chapter, NAPO-SFBA

    • Member of the Speaking for Fees Special Interest Group

    • Member of the Business Organizing & Productivity Special Interest Group

    • Workplace Productivity Specialist 

    • Team Productivity Specialist

  • National Speakers Association (NSA) (present)

  • Association of Legal Administrators (ALA)

  • Contra Costa County Bar Association (CCCBA) (2020 – present)

  • Legal Marketing Association (LMA) (2016 – 2021)

    • Bay Area LSC Secretary (2018 – 2019)

    • Bay Area LSC Programs Committee Chair (2019 - 2021)

    • Bay Area Programs Committee (2016 - 2021)

Background.

Sarah began her career in law in the early 2000’s after graduating from UC Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Law & Society and an ABA Certified Paralegal Studies Certificate from UC Santa Barbara Extension.   She has worked in law firms of all sizes and has supported attorneys in roles including Legal Assistant, Senior Paralegal, and Manager of Marketing and Business Development.  Sarah has experienced first-hand the stress that attorneys endure in trying to manage multiple projects.  They also have the daily necessity to react to more pressing needs in a matter of minutes, causing frequent mind-shifting and multi-tasking.  Sarah’s mission, and the reason for starting Firm Focus, is the desire to see a change in the industry.  To help attorneys and other legal professionals experience control over their day and mitigate the poor habits caused by the workload.

 

Sarah enjoys work-life balance engaging in a multitude of activities outside of Firm Focus. Sarah is married to Andy, Vice President of Operations for a restaurant group, and they have two sons.  She enjoys outdoor activities with her family, dancing her heart away at U-Jam Fitness®, learning, self-improvement, and watching an occasional “brainless” series on Netflix during her quadrant 4 not important / not urgent time-wasting period.  Sarah recently became a born-again fan of Survivor and imagines herself surviving on the island.  In full disclosure, she thinks she would be terrible.

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Julie Lopez

Executive Support Manager

Julie is the Executive Support Manager at Firm Focus.

 

With a background of over 25+ years in legal support, small business ownership, and photography Julie brings a unique combination of experience and skills to her role within our team.  No task is too big or too small. She is passionate about learning new software platforms that help us streamline, scale, and succeed. 

 

When she’s not helping Firm Focus thrive you can find her at the Oregon coast (favorite place in the World), gardening in her backyard plot, or listening to her favorite bands play live. Julie lives in Portland, Oregon with her black cat, Eden.

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Kate Collins

Administrative Assistant

Kate Collins is the Administrative Assistant to Sarah Tetlow at Firm Focus.  Kate is a tremendous help to Sarah and the company in customer service, social media management, email campaign design, and a magnitude of other projects.  Kate is the oil that helps the machine run successfully. 


A little about Kate:  I am a proud wife and mother to a hilarious and beautiful little boy, not to mention loving dog mom to two fur babies. I studied Business Administration at the highly acclaimed University of Alabama-Birmingham, which gave me the foundation to catapult my career. In my down-time I love going to the beach with my family and skimboarding.

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Matthew Crofoot

Web Development, Technical/Marketing Strategy

Matthew got his first computer and learned to program at 8 years old and has been loving technology every day since. Starting with lemonade stands, he has created many businesses over the years.  This dual passion led him to complete his Business degree from Boston University with majors in Information Systems and Marketing.

Matthew has over 25 years’ experience as an entrepreneur and consultant partnering with small and medium sized businesses to build websites, databases and help solve their technology and business problems. He has a gift for being the perfect bridge between the business and technology worlds and speaking both languages fluently and in a way that people can actually understand.

Stephanie Wong

Freelance Copywriter, Stephanie Wong Agency

Stephanie Wong is a freelance copywriter and delivers compelling and punchy copy to help businesses thrive. In the world of digital marketing, she brings words to life and helps businesses make sales, get more clients, and connect with their audience.

Stephanie wasn’t always a copywriter though. Before that, she was a researcher, which led her to build a solid foundation of knowledge and skills and a knack for providing relevant and on-trend copy for her clients. While she focuses primarily on home improvement businesses, she also loves writing for self-development, time management, and organization-focused businesses. 

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