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About Me

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Hi, I’m Samantha. I am a coach and facilitator with an expertise in leadership, mental & emotional wellbeing, and social justice. I work with changemakers, impact-driven leaders, and groups & organisations dedicated to  nurturing inclusive spaces which put people first.

For most of my career, I served from a place of sacrifice. I believed, deeply, that my only value was based on what I gave to other people. I spent years trying to prove to people that they mattered, because I didn’t feel like I did.

 

And I excelled at it. I transformed classrooms, inspired under-privileged children to believe in their own greatness, led my department through major change, mentored and trained teachers who blossomed, helped to turn around a failing secondary school, advised and devised better strategy for NGOs in Cambodia, Myanmar, Uganda, Rwanda, Greece.

 

I sprinted around the globe trying to help everyone, anyone who had been marginalised by society, or by their own beliefs. I raced to complete more degrees, more qualifications so I could serve better. I held the fragile dreams of refugees in my hands, cleaned out spider-infested resource cupboards, wrote reports, letters, emails, fought for asylum seekers, for educators, for entrepreneurs, for children, for adults, battled against poverty, solved problems, found solutions.

 

I pushed, pushed and pushed.

Until I collapsed, physically, mentally, emotionally. And as the heavy layers of people-pleasing, perfectionism, and impossible expectations wore off, I saw there was a different way.

 

I allowed myself to breathe. And gave myself permission to rest and to feel joy. To fight for important causes from a place of love, not fear. To show people what it means to value their needs and their dreams from a place of inspiration rather than sacrifice.

And this is what I bring to coaching. My clients see their lives change completely because they learn to believe, to deeply, truly believe, the most simple truth; that they matter. That what they want, what they love, what they hate, what they need, what they dream, what makes them angry, what makes them laugh, what lights them up, what scares them, what brings them peace, what sparks their passion, what fulfils them, it all matters.

I don't believe my qualifications are the best indicator of my skills and experience, but for those who want some more tangible credentials, here are mine:

  • Undergrduate Degree in Economics & Land Economy from University of Cambridge (BA:Hons)

  • Postgradute Degree in Education & International Development from UCL (MA:Hons)

  • PGCE in secondary education

  • ICF coaching certification & accreditation at PCC level

  • Training certifications: The Neuroscience of Change, Embodied Transformation (Somatic Coaching), Executive/Leadership Coaching, Team Coaching

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