Samantha Tomkinson

(BSc, MSc, Registered Psychologist)

Samantha Tomkinson

Samantha has been helping high performers develop their true potential for the last 15 years with an emphasis on building emotional intelligence both here and in the UK. She uses her knowledge in psychology, NLP (neuro linguistic programming),  business, somatics, and meditation to create impactful learning environments for people through direct experiences.

Samantha has worked with senior leaders and teams of numerous multi-nationals in New Zealand and the UK, including Ballance Agri Nutrients, HSBC, Fonterra, New Zealand Refining Co, Vodafone, KPMG, Orange, John Lewis, Arcadia, MET Police, Hampshire County Council and the Office for National Statistics.

She is a well known coach and facilitator and runs retreats that combine the benefits of true relaxation with nurturing and growing the mind and body.

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As well as being a registered psychologist Sam is a Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner and is qualified in the facilitation of many psychometrics such as MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator), EIP (Emotional Intelligence Profile), Wave, Hogan Development survey (HDS) and OPQ (Occupational Personality Questionnaire). She is also a somatics based yoga instructor, meditation facilitator and avid adventurer and explorer of the great outdoors. Samantha loves to combine all these elements in helping individuals, leaders and organisations understand their own minds particularly in stressful and challenging situations. 

Samantha is known for her supportive yet challenging style to help people gain greater self awareness whilst building the confidence to move forward.

Whether you are a leader trying to raise your game, or a team trying to work through conflict or deal better with pressure, Samantha will be a cornerstone of truth whilst helping you build the path to move forward.

Emotional Intelligence

What is Emotional Intelligence? 

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is defined as ones ability to understand the thoughts and feelings of self and others, using this in a way that creates better relationships, higher performance and a more fulfilled life. 

High levels of EI has been shown to be extremely valuable. Research suggests that EI accounts for over 65% of success in leadership roles, is the biggest determining factor in whether someone is defined as a high performer and most importantly is associated with someone living a life of success, meaning and purpose.

The Four Components of Emotional Intelligence  

  1. Self Awareness: an ability to understand your own thoughts, feelings and behaviours, how you are seen by others, your strengths and your weaknesses

  2. Self Management: an ability to manage your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a way that serves you and the environment you are in

  3. People Awareness: an ability to understand the thoughts, feelings and behaviours of other individuals and understand that we all have different maps of the world

  4. People Management: an ability to manage people by stepping into another individuals map of the world and using this to positively influence and come to mutual commitment

Those individuals in life who have a high level of self awareness and awareness of others can not only more effectively navigate their own lives but can orient their life in a way that inspires others to follow.

When you are fully aware of you and what makes you happy, and can mange this effectively, you have the foundation to give, communicate and lead with purpose. Your emotional intelligence is the foundation for every behaviour and decision you will ever make in your life. It is the very essence of who you are!