Sam has over 30 years of management consulting, executive leadership, and executive coaching. He specializes in early-career professionals to early-stage executives across multiple industries and functions, from start-ups to Fortune 500s.
Sam’s career has been about improving performance and ensuring success. As a Big four management consulting firm partner, he focused on building high-performing teams and organizations. As a sales leader, Sam’s focus was on optimizing the performance of individual sales reps. As a people manager, he focused on developing talent and building necessary skills. As a coach, Sam focuses on his clients’ success.
He specializes in the human elements of career development and leadership and helps his clients use their functional and industry knowledge to perform at a high level. He understands the keys to success and the techniques to help professionals proactively exploit key opportunities and avoid critical mistakes.
In a male-dominated industry, I supported a female VP to find her voice on a male-dominated executive team, resulting in a promotion to CFO.
Helped a mid-level manager decide whether to accept a significant promotion in another state – the manager stayed put, choosing work-life balance over this particular promotion.
Coached a Finance professional to identify their leadership style and align communication and executive presence resulting in more effective upward management and mobility.
Worked with a newly promoted engineering manager to undo ineffective practices from their days as an individual contributor resulting in increased team satisfaction scores.
I have provided career coaching to a mid-level manager to clarify vision, direction, and approach resulting in a new role in a new company and a 20% increase in compensation.
My coaching style is multi-faceted and flexible. I provide different coaching models based on the client’s needs.
My ideal clients are high performers. Early-career professionals to early-stage executives. This group has the most to gain and the interest, intensity, and enthusiasm to do so.
Results versus quantifiable and established goals, with a healthy dose of the clients’ qualitative assessment.
I provide a human connection with deep empathy and caring.