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    A Strengths Based Framework

    Private coaching focuses on understanding and utilizing one's strengths in order to find the most fulfilling career for you, focus where you will get the best results, and become empowered through understanding all that you have to offer, whether it's in the workplace or in personal relationships.

    Positive Psychology

    "I just want to be happy."

    Sound like anyone you know? Luckily, there is an abundance of scientific research on what actually can make you happy.  

    Techniques from Positive Psychology help change your cognition to one of opportunity and abundance, where the glass is always half full. Learning how to appreciate yourself, feel good about yourself and what you have to offer, change your automatic self-critical cognitions to positive, hopeful thoughts, positive psychology coaching will improve your quality of life, make you a happier, more confident person, and improve your relationships with others.


    People have told you that "You should be more confident." You know that confidence will take you further in your career. You've heard the research, that confidence can matter more than competence! But you have no idea how you can magically become confident.


    1:1 coaching will focus on tools and techniques to help you become an assured, confident person who can walk into any room and draw people to you. We'll go through body language, self concept, self esteem and cognition shifting activities, and ways to productively engage others.


    Soft Skills

    The word networking makes you want to crawl into a hole.You get crazy anxiety interviewing for new jobs. You want to meet people and develop more of a social circle, but are struggling in the world of COVID.




    It doesn't matter what your career or profession, soft skills are critical to success and highly sought out by employers. We will work together on communication, alleviating anxieties around interacting with other people, social skills, adaptability, and composure. We will work on developing your social circle and support system, even in this crazy world.

    Public Speaking

    You're terrified of giving a presentation. Or break into a sweat at the thought of being in front of an audience.


    The good news is that public speaking is a skill that can be taught.

    Whether you are running for political office or just want to be able to give a or client presentation without having a heart attack, we will work together on all of the elements necessary to being a terrific public speaker, explore tools to calm anxiety and boost confidence, and dive into the three necessary elements of public speaking: Vocal, Visual, and Verbal.

    Career Coaching

    Career Coaching for women in international relations or development, politics, tech, and those looking to have a social impact. Career Coaching is customized to each person- their goals, their needs, and their personality and skill sets. We work on eliminating negative self talk to present the most confident version of yourself, interview prep, resumes, where to find the right jobs for you, and networking. Private clients also benefit from warm introductions to appropriate organizations and contacts.

  • An Empowerment Based Framework



    What Do Clients Have to Say?


    Sarah, 27, Washington, DC

    "After my first session with Samantha Karlin, I walked away feeling an immediate shift in my life. I remember driving away feeling empowered, excited, and ready to begin gaining my confidence back. I felt shocked that I was already starting to feel a transformation within myself just after one meeting. I initially approached Samantha to work through relationship issues I was facing. I was in a very low point in my life and knew I needed help to gain my happiness back.

    Samantha has taught me to think larger for myself, dream big, and not be afraid to conquer various pain points in my life (whether they are family matters, stress, feelings over overwhelmingness, etc.). After Samantha helped me work through the relationship problems I was facing, we shifted attention towards anxiety calming tactics, professionals goals, and facing imposter syndrome within the workplace. I could not recommend working with Samantha enough. It can be daunting to find “the right fit” for a life coach, but I quickly learned that I had made the right decision for my life.

    Session by session, I am continually discovering new things about myself and left with tactics to use and help improve within all sectors of my life. Samantha is approachable, fun, understanding, and incredibly insightful, her energy is inspiring and contagious. 10/10 Recommend."


    Kate, 37, San Francisco, CA

    "I had known for some time that I was paid less than my peers. It wasn’t until I recently received a promotion, an equitable percentage nonetheless with my peers, that I realized I was being left behind by the system. As a Californian, I hadn’t seen how the system could be hindering my ability to thrive. Until now. Among my peers of similar grade level and scope of work, who had been at the company similar lengths of time, I was the only person of color, and I was being paid the least. Through benign neglect, I had lost nearly $100k over several years due to the wage gap. This realization infuriated me. And, I felt I no longer belonged where I worked.


    Samantha was able to help me work through my emotions. The growing anger that I had, as I’d been working tirelessly to make ends meet. We were able to work through my fears. Fear of retaliation, which did not overshadow my fears of losing out on what I felt I deserved - financial means I needed to have a successful future. Samantha reminded me of the confidence and courage that drove me to my line of work, in a male dominated field, to create and lead a successful and prominent program within my company. She helped me realize that if the company viewed me as worthy of being promoted amongst my peers (especially during an economic recession), I was worthy of being paid equitably to them. After working with Samantha, I felt empowered and revived the courage I needed to stand up for myself and ask my manager for an equity review to reach pay parity. A week after asking, I got a call from a director who said they’d work to address my needs in the next pay raise cycle in a few months."


    "Samantha is a truly wonderful person who really cares about her clients, which I can attest to from first-hand experience. She takes the time to get to know you in order to really understand how to help you, and assists you based on your needs and concerns. What makes Samantha stand out is that she does not try to apply a generic solution to your problems, but works with you to figure out steps you are comfortable with in order to improve your situation. Her constant positivity and her objectivity in looking at decisions and events in my personal life really helped me to not only recover from some particular hardships I went through, but I feel she also helped me to become a better person." - J, New York, NY


    Mary, 29, Boston, MA

    "I cannot say enough good things about working with Samantha. I was referred to her by a coworker, and while I am not one to typically seek out coaching she has not disappointed one bit!Samantha has helped me personally and professionally to break down roads blocks that have enhanced my relationships and overall confidence in a high stress work environment.
    Together we have worked on building my confidence to advocate for myself for major promotions without hesitation. I feel like I have finally found my voice and cannot wait to see what other barriers I can break through with Samantha's coaching. If you've ever questioned coaching like I did, I highly suggest working with Samantha. She will truly make a difference for you!"


    Elizabeth, 34, Washington, DC

    "Samantha is lovely. I look forward to speaking with her every week. She is compassionate, kind and has a keen sense of telling me what I need to hear. I'm going through a breakup and she is helping me regain my self confidence and sense of direction. Working with her is helping me reshape my next chapter and I'm so thankful to have found her!"


    Jasmine, 42, Dublin, Ireland

    "Samantha was very patient with me and tried not to fix everything all at once, but helped me to improve incrementally. I highly recommend Samantha's coaching services to anyone who wants a patient, astute listener who can also offer you sound, objective advice on life issues."

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