Samantha is reliable, dedicated and eternally upbeat. Her ability to develop, provide, and support individuals with a strength-based, person centered approach - including calming angry or frustrated clients - is unparalleled. She is able to find hope with and for those who often come to her with little hope. I wholeheartedly endorse her for working with children, parents, individuals, families, within organizations and/or as a talented leader."
- Patti Bitney-Starke, Director of Mental Health, Kaposia
"Sam has really shown me that she cares about me in all areas of my life. She follows through on her commitments!
One big thing that Sam helped with was to have a positive team meeting. I usually dread these meetings because I feel they only focus on the “negative” things about me. Sam prepared with me and helped me think about the meeting in a different way. Together, we came up with tools that were very empowering. Sam set the tone for a meeting where I felt included and supported. People were finally recognizing my strengths and not just what they think I should improve upon.
Sam is always thinking of ways to help me be my best well self and supports me by sending videos or encouraging me in my wellness tools. It’s been great working with Sam, not only professionally, but also getting to know her as a friend." -Megan M., Job Seeker & WRAP Attendee
"Our family hired Sam as a personal care attendant (PCA) for our daughters. Sam’s background of working with individuals with unique needs was a large factor in our decision to trust her with our family. Sam immediately gained an amazing rapport with our family. She had a special way of making our daughter, Kayman (who has Down syndrome, ADD and Anxiety disorder) feel loved and supported. Sam used many techniques to keep her engaged, motivated, and following directions when Kayman was distracted. She had a lovely way of working with Kayman to get her back on track. Sam is a highly talented professional that I would hire in any capacity, any time. I would hire her as a coach for our company and re-hire her for the care of my children."
-Sara Lebens, President, Lebens Advisory Group
"Caring and effective are the phrases that come to mind when I think about Samantha. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing her for a few years, during which she assisted her client in achieving her goals. Samantha did the research and found my business as a place to help a young artist succeed. Above all, I was impressed with her ability to guide and help her client improve upon her natural talents and abilities. Samantha guided with care, advised, and gave her client space to make decisions and grow."
-Jennifer Bisch, Owner, Artist Mercantile
"I have been very impressed with Samantha’s ability to approach her work with individuals in a positive and strengths-based manner. In a field where systems may encourage us to speak about, plan for, and address the weaknesses of folks we work with, Sam leads the way in focusing on people’s strengths and talents. Samantha is creative as she looks for real solutions to barriers that may come up along the way. She is a strong communicator with an ease and openness that allows people to open up to possibilities in a safe and positive space.
-Liz Gronert, Career Consultant, Kaposia