Sarah (Quigley) Lincoln
Based in Michigan, USA, Sarah (Quigley) Lincoln has over 30 years’ experience as a specialist in the Baking Industry.
Starting her career in a retail bakery at the age of 16, Sarah’s enthusiasm and passion for the industry soon led her to a position with Tiffany’s Bakeries, a company with vision who had just opened their second store.
Beginning with in store-level sales, Sarah rapidly worked her way up through the ranks as more Tiffany’s stores were being opened. Through her dedication and determination, she was promoted to sales management, then supervision.
These positions gave her the opportunity to develop training programs and direct research of creative display techniques designed to stimulate impulse sales. In these roles, Sarah took part in over 100 new store openings as a sales and merchandising trainer.
As the company grew to 275 units across the U.S, Sarah was promoted to National Sales Training Director where she continued to "fine-tune" training programs for the franchise training school, store-level sales and management, on the subjects of "effective sales training" and "the art if display”.
Sarah went on to open her own Bakery Restaurant at the popular ski resort in Breckenridge, Colorado which proved an instant success. Due to its immense popularity, it featured in many magazines throughout America.
Sarah's depth of background, combined with her abilities and successes gave her the opportunity to create her own consulting company, S.Q. Presentations.
As a specialist in her field, Sarah was contracted as the Merchandising & Training Editor for Modern Baking Magazine and has written classroom training material for the American Institute of Baking.
As a popular speaker, Sarah has been invited as a guest lecturer to many national and international conventions including the Retail Bakers of America, the National Bakery/Deli Supermarket Conference & International Bakery/DelI Convention.|
Sarah’s vast knowledge in her specialised fields have seen her lecture and consult in numerous countries including Japan, Canada and Mexico as well as being contracted by the Australian Government to be the key speaker at ANZBAKE, where the Australian & New Zealand Bakery Associations held a joint seminar for the industry.