How I Began and Where I'm Headed
I was uninspired, frustrated and lost. I just felt off! Like a jigsaw puzzle with a missing piece. I didn’t feel right and with health issues, anxiety and depression, I was struggling to balance work, health, sanity and frankly life! I was being bullied, in a job I hated and crying each night because I didn't want to go in the next day. It was toxic, I felt that I didn't belong, I just did not fit their culture and I wanted out, big time. But I didn't do anything about it, as a family we desperately needed the money, so I put up with it, miserable, feeling alone and just wishing that somehow I could be rescued.
But sometimes, the universe has a funny way of smacking you in the face, and it did to me. I collapsed, ended up in hospital and decades later, I am still recovering because I had not listened to the signals my body and mind were giving me, I experienced burnout in the most spectacular fashion.
Years went by, I licked my wounds and although I went back into corporate, the scars were still there and while juggling a full-time job and a young family, I developed an interest in alternative healing methods. As a young girl I had always been interested in the spiritual. I wanted to be a white witch, was fascinated by anything remotely woo woo, so I trained in Reiki, studied mediumship, and fell in love with the alternative all over again. But even as a senior leader, I didn't feel comfortable expressing that side of myself at work, subconsciously fearing the judgement and ridicule again. And as my career grew, the more and more I started to hide that side of me instead of just being authentic to who I was.
However, the more I dug inside, the stronger I grew, and the more I resembled the person I was before my burnout. Fast forward several decades, and here I am. Yes, I have life changing health issues, I still have bad days, who doesn't? The difference is that now I accept who I am unconditionally and with compassion, and I have skills to keep me balanced, healthy and grounded. I am glad for my past experiences because they have given me an amazing life, career and a whole new purpose.
But it wasn't easy, it took action, it took a bucket load of self talk, courage and commitment and it took a lot to make the time to invest in me, but it was so worth it! And I invite you to do the same
Lots of Love
As well as working with private clients, Samantha is Founder and Happiness Director at Kuutch Ltd, a conscious wellness culture consultancy powered by Heart, Mind and Soul. Working with businesses and the corporate world to create joyful cultures that enable people to flourish.
A strong belief in the power of a holistic ‘person centred’ approach to Wellbeing. Samantha is passionate about supporting people to belong and have purpose and balance, whether on a personal or professional level, helping them to create lasting change for a more fulfilled and happier life.
Samantha has held senior leadership roles across public/private and creative industries and has extensive experience in leading and managing teams across a number of project and operational disciplines. Along with private clients, she has partnered with companies such as Dyson and Princes Trust to coach people at all corporate levels and has worked in partnership with both execs, senior management and high performing teams to build wellness cultures, wellbeing strategies, mental health operating models, coaching programmes and holistic support services
Diploma in Professional Coaching (ATCP), Certificate in Professional Coaching Practice, Certificate in Career Coaching Practice (CCCP), Certificate in Coaching for Wellness, Positive Psychology (Advanced PPM/Foundation PPM), Meditation Teacher (DipBSoM) Reiki Level 2, Emotional Intelligence Insights (EIP3) accredited, Physical and Mental Health First Aid
Samantha is a member of the International Coaching Federation, Uk Reiki Federation and British School of Meditation.