Coaching teams, leaders, and individuals to master their goals, expand their horizons, and increase their impact on the world.
About Beyond Limits Consulting
Beyond Limits Consulting specializes in a customized approach to helping both teams and individuals resolve real issues—with a focus on supporting those working in often volatile, unpredictable, and complex international environments. It was founded by Royal Air Force veteran and corporate coach Dr. Samantha Mathis to hold clients accountable to their professional, team, and personal goals.
Our mission is to help both organizations and individuals become confident and effective versions of themselves, through leadership development, team development, coaching (including military transition coaching), and real, practical, professional—and human—guidance.
An effective team can mean the difference between provable results and strategic failure. And, while we all know the attributes of a great team—trust and accountability among them—many people miss that excellent leadership is a key part of the puzzle.
At Beyond Limits Consulting, we focus on both sides of that puzzle: team development and leadership development. We customize our services to fit your organizations' needs and mission, using highly interactive and relevant activities to engage everyone from entry-level to senior management in creating a high-powered, effective team.
Our coaching services support professionals at all levels, whether you are seeking a career change, want to navigate work challenges or develop your skillset. You are not alone.
And, for our military and veteran services, we provide personal, practical coaching to help you transfer your skills successfully to the private sector.
“This is by far the best consultancy I've ever interacted with in my entire career life. Professional, engaging, participatory approach, accommodative, flexible. Also adapted well to virtual learning. We like the break-out rooms, we like the instant quizzes. This makes learning feel real and less virtual. Kudos to BEYOND LIMITS!”
Case Study: Helping the SADC prepare its workforce for the future
Situation: The Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) mission is to provide strategic expertise and coordinate the harmonization of policies and strategies to accelerate regional integration and sustainable development. SADC staff is from sixteen different member states, bringing a richness of diversity and innovation to the community’s mission and strategic objectives. SADC staff work within the community to build collective self-reliance and also represent SADC on the global stage with other international organizations and institutions. This international working environment demands that Secretariat staff are kept updated with the latest trends in diplomatic etiquette and protocol practices.
SADC has made significant inroads already in support of workforce development through the Secretariat’s 5-Year Training Plan. To build on this progress and become an even more successful global Regional Integration Institution, SADC sought support in increasing Secretariat staff knowledge and skills in conducting themselves in line with best international relations practices.
Approach: SADC partnered with Beyond Limits Consulting to develop and deliver a 10-month virtual Diplomatic Etiquette and Protocol Training program to 18 Directors and 40 Officers, to introduce, practice, and embed these protocols and etiquette, along with SADC Secretariat Core Values, into SADC daily interactions and operations to establish a robust and reputable SADC Secretariat brand.
Result: The Directors and Senior Officers are now equipped with the necessary skills to engage internally and externally and interact more effectively with others, including:
Demonstrating knowledge of protocol and etiquette when representing SADC Secretariat.
Using interpersonal skills and styles to understand self and to communicate, negotiate, network, and influence effectively.
Understanding SADC Secretariat Standards of Conduct in alignment with SADC’s Core Values and international brand
“The whole discussion is most useful since it woke up my sense of leadership and made me think about the values of the organization instead of just considering my own values”.