Sherry Samuels is a Certified Life Coach helping individuals desperate to create a life of fulfillment and joy. A life where their voice matters. Using her creativity and playful spirit to develop coaching programs speaking to the heart of each individual, Sherry is committed to establishing a bond of support and accountability that guides her clients in creating sustainable change.
Now, while it is great to know my focus as a Coach, it is (at least) equally important to know how I got here…
I grew up in a time where the mantra was, “Children are to be seen and not heard.” Those words colored my entire existence — every breath, every thought, every decision. For me, there was “safety” in my silence.
As if performing some amazing feat of magic, I learned how to become invisible, choosing to watch life happen around me, praying life would not happen to me.
Like luggage, I packed up the “safe” patterns developed in my youth and carried them into adulthood. As time passed, my luggage grew heavier, more expansive. What once felt like “safety” had transformed into fear and emotional pain. I was living a life where I pretended to be outspoken, fulfilled and joyful. But, in reality, the voice people heard was not mine. The fulfillment people saw was an illusion. The joy was simply non-existent.
I had no voice. I had no fulfillment. I had no joy.
And as the weight of that luggage became almost unbearable, I decided something had to change. And drastically. I decided it was time get to the root of what was holding me back.
I have learned to believe in who I was created to be enough to choose a life of balance. I unpacked the luggage that trailed behind me and, in the process, found FULFILLMENT, JOY and my VOICE!