Equipping leaders with brain-based strategies developed with more than 25 years of corporate and talent experience

9 Out of 10 Conversations Miss the Mark

I understand the frustration you face when communication breaks down. Since research tells us that 9 out of 10 conversations miss the mark, there is suffering that happens in those communication gaps and collisions—where expectations are not clear because wants, needs, and assumptions are different and shared meaning is lacking. 
Life is a continuum of moments strung together that just unfold in chapters, conditions, or situations—each with possibly so much at stake. So how can you navigate the interaction dynamics competently and confidently to higher ground?
As a certified coach in neuroleadership and conversational intelligence, I’m uniquely positioned to help 21st-century leaders embrace and leverage the science of the social exchange in order to create trusting relationships, win-win experiences, and growth opportunities for all. 
Let’s get your individual, team, or organizational leadership journey started—so you can raise your brain game and fuel your conversational confidence. 

A Career in Organizational &
Leadership Development

For more than 25 years, Samantha has worked with public, private, and nonprofit organizations in the development and talent space—creating clarity on how to perform under pressure, remove performance blind spots, and implement talent systems and processes. A leader herself in Corporate America as the VP of Talent, US at Toshiba; HR Operations & Talent Partner at McAfee; HR Partner for Tax, Assurance, and Consulting at KPMG; and VP of HR at National Capital Bank of Washington, Samantha has served in strategic roles where she was tasked with driving business outcomes and managing culture through improving human capital management systems. Shifting into consulting with venture capital firms, she coached middle-market and start-up business executives on organizational growth, team dynamics, and increasing leadership capacity.
Since launching GrowthFuel in 2014, Samantha has coached hundreds of executives and leaders across various industries on how to stay connected, competitive, and in control of their influencing power with brain-based science. She is focused on working with leaders, team, and organizations to: 

A Lifestyle of Learning

Gender Intelligence Influencer

A sought-after national speaker at women’s conferences, Samantha has also been asked to testify in front of U.S. Congress on gender intelligence. Her contributions to the Congressional working group, Women in the 21st Century Workforce, helped assess challenges women face in the workforce, identify solutions to address them, and create awareness for how the lack of gender intelligence can lead to women not feeling seen, heard, or valued. 

Certified to Coach

Crucial Conversations
EMCC Global Coaching  
Leading at the Speed of Trust  
TAIS Inventory & Management 
Conversational Intelligence (C-IQ) 
Leadership Circle 360
Basadur Profile for Team Decision-Making and Innovation

Increasing Your Impact

Samantha connects clients to tangible and repeatable tools to cultivate their confidence and mastery in:

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Bringing Gender Equality To The C-Suite

How Women Can Stay in the Conversation


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