Samantha is a business owner, business transition coach, mentor, trainer, writer and speaker. Samantha spent twenty years working for some of the world’s biggest brands, including PricewaterhouseCoopers and Qantas.
As a trainer and consultant, Samantha adds value to organisations through her expertise in change, innovation and employee engagement via her business, The Innovation Agents. She does this by assisting with the implementation of new business strategies, redesign processes and empowering people to support business growth, profitability and sustainability through a positive business change methodology.
Through business transition coaching and mentoring, Samantha helps those wanting to change career direction, in particular, those wanting to transition from their corporate positions to running their own business. Through her mantra, ‘Be Savvy, Play Smart, Embrace Success’, Samantha is passionate about encouraging others to achieve and succeed through working smarter, not harder, and focusing on strengths, creativity and innovation. This is evidenced in her coaching approach and her ability to solve a variety of business problems to improve business performance and productivity.
Samantha holds a Commerce degree, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and is Lean Six Sigma Black Belt accredited. Samantha is also an accredited business coach and is a member of the National Coaching Institute.
Away from the business world, Samantha is community focussed. Her charity support has included trekking 27km for cancer research, cooking with top Sydney chefs and CEOs for the homeless, improving the reading skills of disadvantaged school children, being treasurer of a local sporting club, and navigating riders on an 8-day charity bike tour. Samantha has mentored young entrepreneurs and currently mentors chartered accounting graduates.
As part of her passion for writing, Samantha also contributes content to the Rugby Business Network monthly newsletter, and has had articles published in the Business Chicks Latte magazine, Women’s Network Australia magazine and on the Australian Businesswomen’s Network website.