+44 7973 490150
Based in Shropshire, UK
Sam provides an interpreter service for adults & older teenage children with diagnosed or un-diagnosed Asperger’s and PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance) & helps them, their friends, family & co-workers to communicate better. She shares a lot of techniques she employs as coping mechanisms for various behavioural problems & challenging situations. Sam understands the different ways in which the brain processes information & makes sense of the world. She offers an informal pre-diagnosis consultation to help people find the words to self-advocate for a formal diagnosis.
She uses her broad knowledge when working with a variety of people from different backgrounds and is known for her communication and behaviours translation work with Autistic adults and their friends and families. She is also developing her own Professional Speaking experience by taking to the stage with this subject wherever possible and is often asked to speak on BBC Radio Shropshire on Autism-related, or communication-related subjects.
Sam is a professional speaker, delivering talks and keynotes at conferences, banquets and events internationally. Sam is available for conferences, workshops & keynotes. She also attends corporate events to share her knowledge and experience of integrating adults with Asperger’s into a team with colleagues who are not considered to be on the spectrum.
TEDx Speaker & Public Speaking Coach
Sam works with people who are terrified of speaking in front of others to find their voice. She coaches them, trains them & evaluates them so they cannot fail, increasing their confidence & allowing them to actively look for opportunities to speak in the future. From preparation of the content, to mental preparation of the speaker, Sam walks you through it all, including stagecraft and delivery practise. See Sam’s LinkedIn recommendations for feedback on her TEDx Speaker coach credentials/results.
Soft Skills Trainer
Sam undertakes soft skills training sessions with both individuals and groups or teams and has a wealth of experience in this field. Her clients include high-flying execs, school children, charities, care organisations, corporate and entrepreneurs; anyone who wants to make personal improvements.
Video, You Tube and Facebook Live
Sam’s also helping several people to get their message across on video and audio and shake off those fears for good. Sam presents at networking groups around the UK. Demonstrating how you can use your own equipment to video yourself for your business, how to build a marketing campaign and how to do more advanced editing. Sometimes is as simple as getting someone ready for a Facebook live.
Sam has been helping people to communicate since 2008. She trains, coaches and mentors by applying her BA(Hons) in Business Management, sharing her knowledge gained in public speaking in Toastmasters International since 2010 and drawing on her 20 years experience working for various companies in different roles.
In 2018 Sam achieved Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) the pinnacle of the educational awards programme.
Sam has lent her voice to an audio book, you can hear her here:
You can see her in action in 600 Seconds with Sam on YouTube
Sam is a member of The National Autistic Society, The Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) Society and winner of a Dyslexia Award 2017.
Member of the Professional Speaking Association
On the left: Sally Joyner handing Sam her Learning Support of the Year award in 2017, and on the right: Sam handing The Educator award to Jo Goff in 2016.
Photos: ©Infocus Photography – Michael Wilkinson 2016/17
Youth Leadership Program
Sam has been teaching groups of children at several local schools how to speak in public, build their confidence and find their voice. In particular the students chosen for the programs are the quieter ones, or the children who are regarded as disruptive or difficult, as they need to find their voice and understand the rules of communication more than anyone.
Sam continues to undertake her own personal development. She is writing a book on how to help those without Autism live and work with those who have, and vice versa.