Coach: Sam Allen
Creation is Liberation
I am a playful and highly intuitive Creative Leadership Coach, Team Workshop Facilitator, Poet and Podcaster, PCC, CPCC, PGCE originally from the U.K. and living in Switzerland. A former International School Teacher and Pastoral Head of 20 years, I specialise in helping Leaders in Education and Teachers to work past limiting beliefs, to think outside-of-the-box and to show up as conscious, innovative and dynamic leaders.
As a former educator, I am passionate about creating open, trusting and uplifting workspaces and I am a firm advocate for courageous authenticity. I am also a graduate of the CTI Inner Leadership Programme and a firm believer in “doing the work” on a personal level in order to be able to ignite transformation in others. I am also Leadership Circle Profile certified.
In addition to my work with Educators, I also co-lead a transformational online Vibrant Females – Conscious Leadership Programme which empowers women to dial up the volume of their Feminine Leadership Presence. I love helping women to liberate their free expression and to witness them flourishing into their powerful, engaging and charismatic full permission selves.
I work with private and corporate clients and I am an Associate Senior Development Coach for Acre Frameworks. I love taking local clients out for walking-coaching sessions and I find that many personal insights are revealed when in the great outdoors. My coaching style is warm, empathic and somatic and I often incorporate bespoke visualisation and visioning work in my coaching sessions.
My journey to becoming a Creative Leadership Coach was accompanied by a parallel journey to owning my gifts as a Poet. When I lost my Father back in December 2015 I discovered that writing poetry was an incredibly healing outlet for my feelings and I have honoured my commitment to myself to write at least one poem a day ever since. I have a successful poetry blog and regularly hold online poetry recitals. My clients tell me that my energy inspires and energises them and helps them to access the potentiality of their own imagination. Whatever life throws our way, I genuinely believe that we can create from it and grow in the process.
My Professional Experience
2002 – 2006: Fort Hill Community School, Basingstoke, MFL Teacher and Head of Year 9
2006 – 2009: The Mountbatten School, Romsey, U.K. Secondary school MFL Teacher and Behaviour Manager
2009 – 2019: International School of Basel, Middle School French and German Teacher
2000 – 2001: University of Bristol, Bristol, U.K. PGCE Secondary in French and German
1994 – 1998: University of Kent, Canterbury, U.K. BA Honours French and Drama
1992 – 1994: Barton Peveril College, Hampshire, U.K. A-levels: Theatre Studies (A) French (B) German (C)
My Education & Certifications
February 2021 – Leadership Circle Profile Certification
October 2020 – ORSC Fundamentals
October 2020 – Online Tantra Skydancing Immersion 4 week course
August 2020 – Elemental Feminine Embodiment online course (Rivermoon Yoga)
April – August 2020 – The Power of Embodied Transformation – Live online somatic coaching training
April 2020 – Embodied Poets Creative Movement online course (Rivermoon Yoga)
2018 – Certification Co-Active Training Institute (CPCC)
1998 – Bsc French and Drama, University of Kent
“Sam is an amazing coach! Quick, smart and intuitive. She takes what you bring to the sessions and squeezes it to
get the best of you. She holds the space with respect, creativity and grace. I have taken many things from the
sessions, especially energy, motivation and some deep change of beliefs.”
“Sam is a gifted coach! She is the beacon of light when you feel anxious and stuck. Not only does Sam draw upon her
incredible coaching skills to create powerful sessions, but she also makes use of her unending empathy, deeper
connection, ability to create trust and a huge amount of creativity, spontaneity and intuition in order to partner with
her client in the moment and take them to the next level. Sam sees the potential in her clients and I feel totally
heard, seen and supported by her.”
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