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Sam Spear

Sam Spear has spent the last 10 years coaching C-Level Executives, Presidents, and Managers up, down, and beyond the Fortune 500, facilitating insight, confidence, and connection. Today, whether it’s working 1:1, or facilitating across regions or networks, Sam can quickly establish, solidify, and/or restore trust by helping clients navigate interpersonal and interorganizational challenges.

His clients rely on him to help them more effectively navigate professional, personal, and cultural challenges, doing this with great agility, skill, unflinching candor, relentless support, and well-timed humor. Sam’s work began by creating personal and professional insights through an exploration of instinct. From there, he did applied research that merged athletics and movement, using the information gained from the way people express themselves via physical activity and translating it into wisdom about who they are both personally and organizationally. This approach allowed him to quickly identify those elements that prevent clients from realizing their full potential. Though he is comfortable on a tennis or basketball court, an open field or hiking trail, Sam’s ability to highlight misalignment and missed opportunities no longer requires leaving the office - he does this work as easily in a professional environment as he does outside of it. Sam is a skilled coach offering insight, perspective, and empowerment with expertise in areas that include:

  • Executive Coaching

  • Public Speaking and Executive Presence

  • Leadership Development

  • Organizational Effectiveness

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Executive Team Assessment & Development

  • Group Facilitation & Training

  • Anticipating, averting, and managing crises

Background

Sam has a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University where he first pioneered Athletic Psychotherapy with Individuals, Couples, and Families. He then evolved that work to give it Organizational applications. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri.

Sam is well-practiced with the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI); the DiSC Personality Profile; the Enneagram; and 360 Feedback Process.

Sam is a California native currently living in Southern California with his wife, two children, and one very, very spectacular dog. When he is not helping others, he is playing sports, hiking, biking, laughing, writing, and trying to find ways to make a small difference in the world.