From Surviving to Thriving 

I specialise in coaching all areas of health and wellbeing. 
Do you have a negative inner voice telling you that you are not good enough? 
Do you feel you aren’t heard? 
Do you have a chronic illness you want to find a way out of? 
Are you at a crossroads in your life and need help finding which direction to take? 
Would you like to feel more confident and calm? 
Do you want to 'step into your power' and achieve goals you previously thought impossible? 
If you answered yes to any of the above, one of my coaching programmes could help you kickstart your journey towards creating the life you dream of.  
My three core pillars are 'Dream, Believe, Achieve.' 
I focus on the positive and what people want and to eliminate blocks and eradicate limiting beliefs. 
Examples of areas I can help with: 
Chronic illness such as anxiety, stress, fibromyalgia, CFS, ME, depression 
Major life decisions such as relationships, career 
Losing weight 
Stopping smoking 
Achieving your life goals 
There are 2 different options available for you... 

One-to-One Coaching 

The advantage of one-to-one coaching is that it is totally bespoke and it gets faster results.  
I start with where you are and help you to get to where you want to be by dealing with blocks, whatever is holding you back, and so much more. 
There is also a closed Facebook group available for all coaching clients to provide additional support. 
I have a therapy room in Stroud where the coaching can take place, although I also offer video calls or if I travel to you, I charge extra to cover my travel. 
To find out more, book your FREE 30-minute Discovery Call  

Online Course 

The online course consists of easy-to-follow videos and worksheets to complete and work on at your own pace. 
To make it more tailored to you, it also includes 3 one-to-one coaching sessions (online or in person), which ensures your online course addresses your specific needs. 
There is also a closed Facebook group for anyone on the course to provide additional support. 
After the course, the follow-on can include up to 3 discounted one-to-one sessions, and there is also the option to continue in the group for a monthly fee. 
To find out more, book your FREE 30-minute Discovery Call  
"Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy." 
- Milton H. Erickson 

Coaching in Schools and Colleges 

Would you like to help your pupils to become better learners and to have a 'toolbox' of skills to help them to become more confident, calm, motivated, determined and so much more? 
Would you like to help lessen the stress for your staff and to help them to gain techniques to help them with all the pressures of teaching? 
Do you have children with anxiety, OCD, depression and other issues who would benefit from one to one coaching sessions? 
I can help! I offer bespoke workshops for children and adults, one-to-one sessions. I also offer sessions to help with pre-exam nerves and revision mindset in secondary schools across the South West. In addition, I offer group coaching for children with anxiety. 
Having been a primary school teacher for many years, I discovered NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) as a way to help recover from Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I am now a Master NLP practitioner working in all areas of health and wellbeing. 
I combine my teaching experience and coaching to bring 'Power Coaching' into schools, to strive to reduce the increasing number of children suffering from stress, anxiety, depression and other mental illness, by giving children some powerful tools to help them grow and thrive. 

Business Coaching Services 

Do you have employees who are suffering from workplace stress, CFS, ME, Fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression or anything else that is affecting their ability in the workplace?  
Would you like to reduce staff absences? 
Would you like to improve staff concentration levels? 
Do you have employees who need help to stop smoking? 
Would you like to create a relaxing and more productive workplace environment?  
Would you like to offer calming Reiki sessions? 
I can help through coaching. I offer bespoke packages for companies, with a mix of one-to-one, groups, workshops for NLP, coaching and/or Reiki treatments. 
All tailored specifically to meet the needs of your business and your employees. 
"Success is doing what you want to do, when you want, where you want, with whom you want, as much as you want!" 
- Tony Robbins 

Client Testimonials 

Here's a great video where I chat with a previous client who really feels she has gone from surviving to thriving thanks to my online course with a difference. 
My course includes three one-to-one sessions with me, easy to follow videos with accompanying workbook, access to a private Facebook group, and support from me via messaging or email. 
So if you lack self belief, feel you aren't good enough, don't feel heard, have a goal to achieve but no clear how, have a chronic illness, or are at a major crossroads in your life, this course is for you! 
See below for some other lovely testimonials from clients who have benefitted from these sessions... 
"I've always really struggled with resisting all things sweet - cakes, chocolate and buscuits in particular. 
After just one session with Sam, my ability to resist sweet treats increased dramatically, and after 10 weeks I was almost completely sugar free with really very little effort! 
NLP was new to me, but Sam took me through the various techniques, explaining what to expect as she went along, with her lovely gentle manner. 
I'm now looking forward to working with her next to deal with my long-held phobia of putting my head underwater!" 
Mrs G, Cirencester 
"Sam has been helping my husband with CFS and has literally given me my husband back!  
I can’t thank her enough. He was feeling despair and thought he would always be like this.  
Sam helped him with her NLP techniques and he is enjoying life so much more now." 
Mrs M, Stroud 
"NLP has helped me to learn and develop repeatable techniques to overcome anxiety, focus on positive outcomes, and define and achieve challenging goals. 
There is no doubt in my mind that it has been the key to my continued recovery from Chronic Fatigue. 
Sam's coaching throughout this process has been the right mix of empathy, encouragement and challenge, such that - once I started the NLP - I never doubted that I would get better." 
Mr E, Cirencester 
"I had a lovely first session with Sam. 
She is very reassuring and makes me feel completely comfortable. 
I felt a lot more energised and could see a difference during and after the session. 
I also gained some useful techniques which I will definitely carry on using." 
Miss E, Swindon 
"I contacted Sam for help with breaking some bad eating habits to assist with my weight loss and help with motivation to exercise more. 
I was a little apprehensive about attending my session, but Sam soon put me at ease with her calming manner and I enjoyed the experience. 
Several weeks on from the session, I have lost over 14 pounds in weight! 
I now exercise much more frequently than I ever have, and my general health and fitness has improved significantly. 
I would recommend Sam to anyone considering NLP." 
Mr J, Welwyn Garden City 
"I would firstly like to thank you for such a transformational experience.  
I am feeling stronger, more confident and now feeling more free. 
You have guided me through some amazing techniques. The anchors you have set are working a treat! 
You are also such a lovely lady, I feel so completely comfortable with you, which is very important to me. 
You are also very understanding of my situation. 
The best bit... There is no such thing as failure, only feedback!!" 
Ms M, Swindon 
"Unique Coaching aka Sam helped me to change my life. It sounds like a very strong statement, but it's true. When I first met Sam I had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME. I was unable to get out of bed most days. I couldn't shower, cook, clean as I was just too exhausted. 
Sam has gently coaxed me back to life. I've completed the Surviving to Thriving course, and now have the tools I need to help me live a happy and healthy life. I no longer have CFS/ME and feel that I've been given a second chance to really live life to the full. 
I now dream, believe and achieve." 
Mrs B, Stroud 
"So thankful I found Sam, she’s a blessing! 
She understood me extremely well and armed me with all the NLP tools I needed to push through several challenges and to use for future challenges.  
Really looking forward to working with her again in the near future. 
Thanks so much." 
Mrs S, London 
"I have had NLP sessions with Sam to help me through some personal issues which has been very beneficial and helped me deal with stressful situations in a calmer and more graceful way. 
Sam goes that extra mile and follows up with you the day after your session to check in on you, which I’ve not experienced before and gives Sam her unique edge, or one of them at least. 
Thank you Sam!" 
Mrs J, Malmesbury 
"You know what? Certain people think they will feel good if certain things happen. 
The trick is, you have to feel good for NO reason!" 
- Richard Bandler 
"When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears." 
- Richard Bandler 
See below for some lovely testimonials from clients who have benefitted from these sessions... 
"This was my first time in an 'Empowerment Group' like this, so it was a big step out of my comfort zone to come along, as I wasn't sure what to expect! 
However, I needn't have worried! 
I found it was a great way to channel positivity and support, whilst making new friends and having lots of giggles (as well as some tears) in a very safe and friendly space." 
Mrs E, Cirencester 
"Fantastic empowerment group meeting with Sam. Found it helpful and left feeling really uplifted." 
Mrs L, Stroud 
"Sam is so positive and vibrant and enthusiasm is infectious. I learnt a lot at the workshops and use the tips and techniques in daily life. It is fun too! Thoroughly recommended." 
Mrs M, Stroud 
"Thank you so much my lovely! 
The first click in my brain happened within the first couple of questions, a weight lifted. 
I don't need to carry the anger, I can let it go and move on. 
Then, the relaxation worked beautifully, leaving me relaxed and refreshed. 
You've worked your magic again." 
Mrs B, Stroud 

What is NLP...? 

NLP was created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in the USA in the 1970s.  
They discovered there was a connection between neurological processes (neuro), language (linguistic) and behavioural patterns (programming). 
They realised that by 'modelling' exceptional people, they could re-programme the mind and it would allow anyone to gain and use these skills. 
"The easier you make it inside your head, the easier it will make things outside your head." 
- Richard Bandler 
NLP is all about focusing on the positive and what you want to achieve. 
It is all about learning the language of your mind. It's all about changing your mindset. 
"Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy."  
- Milton H. Erickson 
"We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth." 
- Virginia Satir 
One of the key principles of NLP is: 'There's no such thing as failure... only feedback.' 
This is very powerful because if you know you can't fail, then you can listen to the feedback and change what you're doing to get the results you want. 
"Being coached with NLP is like learning how to become fluent in the language of your mind." 
- Richard Bandler 
NLP is all about focusing on the positive and on what you want to achieve.  
You still have the choice to do what you've always done. Or you can change. 

Unique Coaching Credentials 


NLP Life Skills 
Phil Parker - April 2017 
NLP Practitioner Course 
Ben Grassby- September-November 2017 
NLP Practice Day 
Ben Grassby - 7th December 2017 
Experience of 121 coaching, empowerment group and assisted Ben Grassby on NLP Practitioner Course from April to July 2018. 
From September 2018, I ran Power Coaching Workshops with Key Stage 2 children at a Wiltshire school to give them a toolbox of techniques to help them grow and thrive. 
I also ran a half day Inset workshop for the teaching staff to help them overcome the stresses of teaching. 
NLP Master Practitioner - INLPTA 
16th December 2018 
Led a series of 'Recovering from Pain' workshops at a Wellbeing For Teachers conference in January 2019. 
March 2019 onwards: Pre-exam workshops for anxious children in a secondary school in Wiltshire. 
Teacher Training and Experience 
University of Hertfordshire 1988-1992 
BEd (Hons) (2.1) Main subject: Language and Communication 
Minor subject: English Literature Primary specialism 3-9 years 
School-based teaching 
I have worked in a variety of schools as a class teacher and a support teacher, teaching classes from nursery to year 6. I have been music and arts coordinator in lots of schools and taught general subjects, as well as art and music throughout the school, in several schools.  
I have been a supply teacher since 2002 to date. Mainly based in three schools, but also through agencies. 
Museum-based teaching 
I am a casual Education Officer at Steam Museum and Lydiard House. I teach history topics of Victorians and WW2 to visiting children. 
I teach art and English to two home-educated students. 
SEN Club 
I teach music and drama at a monthly club for teenage children with autism and other specific needs. 


Enhanced DBS 
Certificate Number: 001623786931 
Safeguarding Foundations Qualified 
January 2019 
For more information or to arrange an initial consultation, please call or email, or complete the form and we will contact you. 
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