Who am I?

I am a teacher, a coach, a wordsmith, a photographer, an editor, a wife, a mother of two daughters, and I have been an expat for most of my life. I want to work with anyone who wishes to move their lives forward to a place that brings them contentment and a sense of peace. I am a transformational coach experienced working with men & women balancing work and family, expats, those seeking transformation, creative people, people stuck at work, teenagers, artists, people who want to work better, parents who want to parent better, people stuck in their marriage, those who want some help with work, health and life transitions and people who know there is more out there and just can’t find out how to grasp it. I believe that creativity is the key to progress and that standing still leads us nowhere.

I am currently going through certification to become a Co-Active certified coach. Co-Active coaching is a proven framework for transformative conversations at both work and in life. Co-Active is the philosophy of wholeness that provides a framework for people to experience the infinite possibilities of life. Co-Active grows you as a leader through conversation, actions, and awareness—and gets you outside your comfort zone, exploring your own boundaries and becoming aware of the impact you’re having around you. In co-active coaching, the coach and coachee work together, in an alliance, for the sake of the coachee’s agenda. The Co-Active Training Institute is widely recognized as the industry’s most rigorous coach training & certification program. 

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.

Mark Twain

What is coaching?

Coaching is a process where I will help you to unlock your potential, the conversations, projects and life within you. These things are often too clouded by expectations, shame, fear and the routine of everyday life to come out and see the light. Through dynamic conversations and powerful questions you will find the truth inside yourself. I will not be handing you the answers, coaching believes the answers already live inside you and you already have the power, the potential and the good to make the change. I am here to prod, push and make you accountable for a process that will lead to results and life improvements.

Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance. It’s helping them to learn, rather than teaching them.

How does it work?

Coaching sessions will generally be every 2-3 weeks and will be 45 mins to 1 hour long. Sessions can take place over the phone, in person, or using video conferencing technology. The first session is a discovery session and may therefore take up to an hour or longer.

In order for coaching to work it is ideal to plan for 6-10 sessions. Once the coaching is complete there will be a final session, which is to create a sense of closure and fulfillment.

Your first coaching session is a free session to see if you are comfortable with me and with the process.


 After just one session Samantha helped me gain a level of clarity and awareness that was unfamiliar to me. I now see how so many of my opinions about myself, my capabilities and my decisions were based upon my perceptions of what others thought or might think . This made any decision making process so difficult, as I anguished over what was the right thing to do, whilst I wrestled with self doubt and fear of making the wrong decision. Over the course of the four sessions I became more familiar with my inner voice and what she needs and wants. It’s really helped me to make some life changing decisions and to be confident that I can take the next step.  It’s very reassuring to know that anytime I can reconnect with Samantha and she will listen without judgment or opinion; but instead ask the questions that help me listen to myself. 

Jane O’Leary, Uganda

Samantha’s insight and empathy were a true gift when I reached a crossroads in my life. She showed me that I already knew the answer to my dilemma, I just hadn’t recognized or articulated it. With nuanced questions and patience she gave me clarity and the courage to take the risk that I had been circling for too long. I will definitely turn to her again when I need help to untangle my thoughts or a nudge to make a decision.

Clare Gillsater, Copenhagen

Since starting my coaching journey with Samantha I have taken on a new promotion, commenced further study and pursued my creative passion in photography.  Working with Samantha has provided me with the right level of support and accountability.  Through focused and insightful questioning Samantha has found a way for me to reconnect with my inner values, strengths and confidence enabling me to  identify  my personal and professional ambitions and take action.  Most importantly, her coaching has enabled me to start to grow in self-confidence and self-love and empowered me to channel my energy into meaningful and personal pursuits. 

Winson Coe, Singapore

Right from our first session, Samantha helped me find my ideas from within to gain control of my aspirations as a mother, a teacher, and writer. Her kind and careful questions helped unearth barriers in my thinking that were preventing me from harnessing and owning my time. I now have more quality time with my children, accomplish more as a teacher, and I am dedicating significant time each week towards writing my novel. 

Catherine Marshall, Singapore

Get in touch

Email: scheslerleiman@gmail.com

Photography: lily-and-lime.com