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About Dr. Samantha Mathis

Dr. Samantha Mathis has had a far-reaching journey, herself. She is a retired Royal Air Force officer with more than 25 years of experience in the defense, development/NGO, and diplomatic sectors. Now an experienced professional, career, and leadership coach, she has an extensive background in leadership, learning, and organizational development in international environments, and brings a unique perspective that helps her clients learn how to explore and navigate their journeys beyond the limits of today.

Samantha's professional career has focused on developing people. Her leadership experience is drawn from extensive experience working internationally with cross-cultural teams, often in challenging environments. This has included working with U.K. and U.S. militaries, and on projects for the U.S. and U.K. governments, the United States Agency for International Development, and Non-Government Organizations, as well as in the private and education sectors. As a result, she's worked with everyone from individual specialists to senior leaders and ambassadors, enhancing their work with commercial businesses and the general public, as well as in-country governments.

Samantha has extensive international experience; she has led and worked with government, military, corporate, NGO, and non-profit teams in the Americas, Caribbean, Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe. No matter the size or shape of the organization and team, she believes in helping you discover the true understanding of the people you are working with to build more effective, and resilient, working relationships.


Herself a retired Royal Air Force officer and enlisted Royal Navy Reservist, Samantha particularly enjoys helping military personnel and veterans discover their true passion and purpose and achieve equally successful careers outside of the military. She has served three combat tours and also been a military spouse too, so she understands the challenges, hardships, and sacrifices military personnel and their families have undertaken together.  

Samantha has completed a Doctorate exploring the value of virtual learning communities on leadership practices. She is a pro bono coach for ‘EthicalCoach’, supporting a broad range of women leaders in the global development sector with organizational, team, and professional challenges to improve work performance, relationships, and communication.


Born in the U.K., she holds dual U.S./U.K. citizenship, which helps her bring different perspectives to her work.


Outside of work, she loves traveling (she's a French speaker), exploring the great outdoors, learning about other countries and cultures.


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