Trendsetter to Know: Sara Gullickson of The Cannabis Business Advisors

Name: Sara Gullickson


Facebook: SaraGullickson

Instagram: SaraLGullickson


Age: 38

Title: CEO & Founder

Married/Single: YES


City you live in: Arcadia 

A typical day in my life includes… babies and business. 

I was born… in Minneapolis, MN.

My favorite thing about Arizona… it’s just so easy to live here! No snow. Great weather. Easy commutes. I love Arizona. 

I’m listening to… silence. With work, kids, dogs, life. Sometimes it’s good to just enjoy some silence. Its hard to come by these days. 

My family… Rudy(Partner), River (Son -2) , Savanna (Daughter 8 months), MaryJane (pug dog), & Brutus (pug dog).

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be… My younger self. I’d tell myself not to worry so much and enjoy your sleep. 

Or Sara Blakely – shes so inspirational. 

One thing I cannot live without… hot sauce. I like everything spicy. 

When I was younger, I wanted to be… a mom ☺ 

I’m inspired by… Other powerful businesswomen with families. 

The one person who motivates me is… Sarah Blakely 

If I could change anything in the world, it would be… I’d encourage people to respect others’ opinions. If we were all the same / conditioned to think the same life would be so boring. 

The perfect day would be… Spa. Wine. Sleep. I’m simple these days. 

My first job was… I bagged groceries at the grocery store up the street from my childhood home. I think I was like 14. 

My favorite escape… Croatia is one of my favorite places. 

My life… is so full <3

I’m currently working on… A few courses. One is cannabis-related. And one is for women returning back to the business world after staying at home. 

Always… Keep your eye on the prize. 

Never… Let someone tell you that you can’t do it. 

Favorite Quote… “A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everybody else.” – Unknown

Biggest Dream… I want my next exit to be at least 8 figures. 

My Pet Peeve(s)… “That’s not my job” – enough said ☺ 

More About Sara Gullickson:
Sara Gullickson is an entrepreneur, investor, and corporate dealmaker with more than a decade of experience building and scaling businesses personally and professionally. A multi-state cannabis license holder, Gullickson has a proven track record in identifying new opportunities and infusing traditional business strategies into progressive markets. At age 27, she entered the nascent cannabis space and founded her first venture, consulting firm Dispensary Permits. She went on to build several other ancillary companies tailored to the cannabis industry including a tech platform and turnkey retail model. After eight years serving as CEO across her portfolio of brands, Gullickson sold to a publicly traded company. 

Gullickson continues to lend her extensive industry knowledge and credentials as CEO and founder of national consulting firm The Cannabis Business Advisors. A high-level strategist, she advises stakeholders on corporate structure, financing, and operations to better position their companies for growth and potential exit. Recognized as a Women to Watch and one of the Top 20 Women to Dominate the International Cannabis Space, Gullickson has received numerous accolades for her business contributions. She has been invited to present at the Real Estate Wealth Expos in Los Angeles and Toronto, MJBizCon, Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo, and other speaking circuits focused on high-growth industries. Throughout her career,  Gullickson has thrived in an unconventional business landscape, merging her expertise in brokering relationships to cultivate success. Beyond her professional endeavors, Gullickson’s passions include raising her two children and inspiring women to pursue executive leadership. 

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