Sam thinks of her Coaching practice an intimate expression of the social and spiritual values she holds. She believes in the inalienable right of self-determination and holds wide open space for others to reveal themselves to her as they discover themselves more deeply. In her work with others, she honors each client’s heart while traveling with them through the sometimes shadowy corners of their experiences. Sam aims to embody true curiosity while holding warm, unconditional, positive presence for the totality of whatever shows up.
In her role as a coach, Sam considers the radical healing that is possible for her clients to be a potent, politically impactful, creative process aimed toward nourishing and restoring us on a soul-level so that we may live in greater alignment with what we most value. The power of this intimate, dyadic work, held confidentially, can be felt reverberating out into the world as each client integrates what they learn from it and thus begins to carry themselves more wholly and compassionately through their lives.
Sam received a Bachelor of Arts in Critical Theory and Studio Art from Sarah Lawrence College and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Smith College. She spent her formative years teaching Safer Sex Education to Middle and High School students as well as working for many years as a Sex Educator at Babeland. She completed the Leadership that Works’ Coaching for Transformation certification program in Spring of 2017. Sam was certified as an Associate Certified Coach by the International Coaching Federation in Fall of 2017.