When I found out the company I work for was being sold I knew that I wanted it to be opportunity to change my working life. There was, however, one very large stumbling block, I had absolutely no clue what I wanted to do with my life. After almost two decades in a very stressful job I knew what I didn't want but what I did want had always alluded me. I have always been a hard worker and very committed to any task but I have never been hugely ambitious. So, after a few months of stressing about the future I decided that I needed help. That's where Samantha came in. I found Samantha's website and being impressed by its content I hesitantly completed the enquiry form. Samantha very quickly contacted me by email and we set up an initial call. She was very good at answering my questions and putting my mind at ease about the process. She understood because she's been there and immediately after the call I knew that I wanted to work with her.
Right from the first session (I opted for 6 x 1 hour appointments) I found Samantha to be warm and friendly and because of this it was very easy to open up to her. I was partially able to explain what I wanted to achieve from our time together and to explain where I was blocked in my mind. The speed at which I started having aha moments was scary. I couldn't believe that the simple questions she was asking led me to realise so much about myself. At the end of our first meeting Samantha set me a couple of tasks to do. Whilst the tasks were optional I didn't see the point in investing my time and money and not getting everything out of the process that was possible.
At the end of my second session and having worked on my tasks I felt that I understood myself better and what I wanted out of my life in terms of work life balance. I knew that I didn't want to work in an office anymore but I knew I wanted to do something that helped people and that I wanted to incorporate my love of exercise and yoga.
Having said that, two sessions down I was starting to panic, I still didn't know what I wanted to do work wise and I only had 4 left sessions left. What was I going to do? Then, whilst working on one of my tasks before session three I had a lightning bolt moment, I knew what I wanted do! I had found it! I couldn't believe it, I thought I was so blocked that I would never get to that point. I wanted to be a physiotherapist. Then came the hard bit, I couldn't afford to go to university and I didn't have enough time to do the course part time. I couldn't believe I had finally uncovered what I wanted only for it to feel like it was slipping away. Samantha was brilliant, at my 3rd session we talked it all through and she gave me the confidence and lift I needed to go back and look at all the options. She explained there was always a way to make things happen and that I just had to find it.
By the time session 4 came around I had done my research and found the way to continue working full time and to train. Through my research I found a brilliant course to become a sports massage therapist. It ticked all my boxes. I couldn't believe that by session 4 I was sitting in front of Samantha with my work life planned! Before meeting Samantha I never thought that would happen.
With two sessions to go and with the big decision made I was able to work with Samantha on confidence, communication, studying tips and how I can deal with the fear that creeps in when you undertake something new. All of which has been invaluable as I move forwards.
Samantha has given me so much, not only do I have a plan now but I have just completed a course so that I can teach in my spare time. Samantha reminded me that not everything has to be about my career, I can do things just because I love them.
I can't tell you just how much happier I am now. I have had comments from friends who have seen a positive change in me over the weeks. I am so excited for the future and I am busy preparing for it. I never thought I would be reading textbooks for fun!
I can say with absolutely certainty I would never have reached this point without Samantha's help. During the sessions I could see that Samantha really cares, and that she wanted the best for me. She understood me and knew the questions to ask to really get me thinking.
Everybody needs Samantha in their life, the world would be a much more positive place for it.
- Emma, Executive Operations Director -
“From my very first session with Sam, she made me feel comfortable, and her friendly attitude made it so easy to open up about my personal life. My life coaching sessions with Sam were around finding my life partner and what I wanted from a relationship.”
“The energy from my very first session was incredible and I could see how much Sam was behind me and my choices, and how much she believed in me. As per her recommendation, the day after my first coaching session I put a vision board together. Just three days after that I met my partner completely randomly! Thank you so much to Sam for listening and guiding me”
- Rachel, Senior PR Executive -
“You’ve seen this in the movies time and time again, well, if you work with Sam that could be your real life!”
“Sam thinks the sky is the limit and will work with you to get there!”
“Always supportive, creative and so approachable, she’ll make you feel at home from the moment she says hi and be your best cheerleader until you’ve reached your true potential and are living the life you were destined to, personally and professionally. I can’t recommend her highly enough. Work with her, now!”
- Lucia, Universal Pictures -
“It was very helpful to have someone interested in me and my business who would listen to the challenges that I was encountering in driving my business forward.”
“She guided me to think outside the box in terms of my business and how to move it to the next stage and become successful as well as being very encouraging through the process. Our sessions have given me a new lease of life.”
- Caroline, Personal Style Consultant -
“She’s relentlessly positive, hugely empathetic and genuinely cares about helping artists find (and keep) their mojo.”
- Sam, Style, Brand And Fashion Photographer -