——— COACHING WITH SAM ———
My approach is holistic, client-centric, and learning-oriented. I balance data-driven, results-oriented strategies with laughter, empathy, and gratitude.
If you would like to work with me, I recommend:
Brainstorming 1-3 topics you would like to work through during our session: this will serve as a guide for our time together. I will make sure that we utilize our session wisely and try my best to cover as much as possible.
Staying flexible and open to new ideas: I'm here to tell you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear. I regularly converse with recruiters who inform me of hiring trends; I use that data to make suggestions and drive action. I ask for permission to listen actively, ask difficult questions, interrupt you, cheer you on you, challenge you, grow with you and learn with you.
Remembering that this is your journey: consistency + duration = impact. By being diligent about taking down notes, planning ahead and asking clarifying questions, you will walk away with some goals to implement.
——— ABOUT SAM ———
I thrive on empowering my clients to achieve their full potential. With 14 years of experience across Talent Development, HR/People Ops, Professional Coaching, and Corporate Strategy in the Technology space, I have coached and facilitated sessions for 20,000+ professionals from entry-level grads to executives in 1:1 and group settings.
I have led regional coaching teams for thousands of technology professionals in programs at UC Berkeley Extension’s Continuing Education programs and designed global career advancement curricula for 30,000+ learners in universities like UCLA, Harvard Extension, and Columbia Engineering and technology organizations such as Samsung, Splunk, Cisco, and various startups.
In my free time, you’ll find me: reading about Psychology and Philosophy, helping my community, cooking healthy meals, exploring nature, libraries, and cafes, at HIIT class, or petting horses, cats, and corgis!
Feel free to add me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samanthadias/
Specializations and Industry Awards:
I specialize in navigating transitions (pivots), designing a career centered in achieving life goals and personal values, strategic goal-setting and routines, and transformational leadership.
In 2018 I was honored to be invited into the Forbes Coaches Council for my contribution to the workforce development space.
I have a B.A. in Economics from Monash University and an M.S. in Organization Development from Penn State University.
I am certified in:
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Instrument Administration (MBTI)
- Design Thinking
- Marshall Goldsmith Executive Leadership Development (MG-SCC)
- Co-Active Coaching