Susan Samakow: Certified Life & Business Coach, Public Speaker, Certified Mediator, Leadership Trainer, Facilitator

Susan SamakowMultifaceted Executive and Life Coach and expert on facilitating the skills and benefits of Positive Self Talk for individuals and groups. An accomplished public speaker, specializing in the development and presentation of custom seminars that address contemporary concerns at work and at home. A specialist in Alternative Dispute Resolution providing in-depth analysis and proactive outside the box solutions.  Focused on business and personal growth with a reputation for creatively building product/service  & self-awareness.  Proven track record of resource optimization, leadership skills and exceeding corporate goals.

Ms. Samakow shares her vast experience in business, leadership, career and life transitions through executive and personal coaching. The foundation of her work places emphasis on the value of Positive Self Talk. In seminars and workshops, Susan provides group experiences for team building as well as company and board retreats, webinars, tele-seminars, and other creative approaches to learning and growth. Her clients include individuals, federal, state and county government agencies, large corporations, small-midsize businesses, non-profit organizations, and associations.

  • Certified Coach, Speaker, Trainer, Facilitator, and Panelist
  • Co-author of Coaching as a Leadership Style, a six module leadership program which has been used in both the federal government and numerous private sector businesses, as a series and individual modules
  • Author of Retirement Transition, a five module program in the government and private sector, as a series or individual modules

Ms. Samakow's clients are successful professionals in management and leadership positions where she helps them reach new levels of performance and satisfaction in their careers.

  • Provide executive coaching, individual and team coaching to organizations at various institutes at NIH, NCRR, NIDDK, NASA, Consortium Health Plans, Department of Education, insurance companies and more
  • Leadership Training provided to government and private sector corporations
  • Facilitator and trainer for workshops and retreats for NIH, NCRR, NASA, SAS, Wachovia, Raytheon, ASTD, NITP, and many more
  • Speaker at companies, associations, and government on various topics at
    American Red Cross and National Capital Gift Planning Association
  • Writer for different publications
  • Panelist at events for associations and groups (ASAE, WIN)
  • Writer for WHG Magazine & NYHG online magazine and WUSA TV

Susan guides her clients stepping into new leadership roles. She is co-author of the leadership program, Stepping Into Your Leadership Style, which has been presented to both government agencies and private businesses. Together with her clients, Susan explores how to better understand their roles for positive impact and helps them gain clarity while goals and objectives are achieved. Susan works with clients to bring out all their strengths. Her professional experience brings a wealth of knowledge and encouragement.

Susan conducts workshops, company retreats and seminars. Ms. Samakow is a strong believer in giving back and accomplishes this by doing pro bono work for various organizations in her community. She has also done volunteer work with victims of Hurricane Katrina, as well as New Orleans business leaders. Susan Samakow is the 2010 President of the International Coach Federation D.C. Chapter. The award winning chapter has 640 members and continues to grow.

Ms. Samakow is a published writer/photographer in several national magazines, as well as a sought after keynote speaker and actively participates in:

President, International Coaches Federation Metro DC Chapter


Education Committee, ICF Global

Wharton Business Club

Member, American Society for Training Development


Board of Directors, Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation

Former President, BNI Rockville, Maryland

Member, International Coach Federation (Global)

Coaches Training Co-Active Network


Team Leadership Arlington

Board of Directors, JSSA

Mentor and Past President, Chevy Chase, Maryland Association of Business Professionals


Member, Affinity Group Leadership



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Also Featured:
The Washington Times
It's A Woman's World
Federal News Radio, WMAL 1500 AM, WTNT 570 AM
The Gazette Newspapers
WHG Magazine & NYHG online magazine
Insight Magazine
Daily Candy & Next Door News
Coaching World magazine
Howard Community College, Mentor – Entrepreneurship Program
Potomac Almanac
WUSA 9 TV Blog

As Seen On

Susan and WUSA 9 NEWS anchor, J. C. Hayward

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