Quake Readiness LLC

Coaching and Consulting in Preparedness

Preparing for earthquakes is best understood as a process. It takes time, energy and resources to do all the things the experts tell us we should do to adequately prepare for a major earthquake.

This is not to say it cannot be done, because it can! Like so many things in life, the secret is to break preparedness down into manageable steps.

If you own your home, you may wonder about the pros and cons of retrofitting, paying for earthquake insurance, or even moving. If you are a renter or student, you have no control over the structural integrity of the building in which you live. Yet in either case, there are things you should know and steps you can take to prepare — and they are adaptable to your budget.

Often it just takes a helping hand from someone who has gone before. That’s where Quake Readiness LLC steps in.

Sarah C. Jones, M.A.


 After spending a number of years in the field of communications and design, Sarah felt she needed a fresh vocation. After a period of discernment with a professional career coach, she realized she felt a calling to help others prepare for earthquakes.

The price of living in the glorious Bay Area is its potential for earthquakes. We live at the confluence of two tectonic plates, and the ground beneath us is moving all the time, although we rarely notice it. In the Bay Area, particularly on the Hayward Fault, we are years overdue for a very big quake. In addition to severe shaking, a number of attendant risks also exist, depending on where you live: fires, landslides, liquefaction, subsidence, flooding and tsunamis.

While there is an abundance of online advice, emergency lists and “prep” retailers appealing to determined, self-driven folks, there are very few service providers that offer on-site visits and written recommendations to help people prioritize tasks and get it done. This seemed like a niche waiting to be filled.

Thus Quake Readiness LLC was launched.

“…detailed and thorough, offering useful, knowledgeable, practical advice on how to further quakeproof our home. Highly recommended.”

Now is the Time

To acquire peace of mind

Perhaps you have made some preparations: bought some water, or chosen a communications liaison from outside the area, or stored some canned goods. But you did not finish….

Or maybe you are new to the area and know you should probably do something, but you aren’t sure exactly what.

Perhaps you feel fairly well prepared, yet want to know what you may be missing.

It would be our pleasure to address your specific and unique situation and help you to become quake ready. Call or write today for an estimate. Several service levels are available to suit every budget.