“For the past 10 years, I was Vice President for Clinical Operations for a 350 physician group with 1700 employees and a budget of $375 million per year.
I have had many professional coaching experiences and mentors during my career transitions in the past, but Sam is different from the coaches I have had before.
Sam led me through a process of self-discovery. He is wise beyond his years, and has incredible emotional intelligence.
He used stories and questions to unleash the stores of energy which were previously undiscovered but always present in my emotional and spiritual psyche. He was especially helpful in getting me “un-stuck” from my usual way of solving problems, and allowed me to use my own emotional intelligence and extensive experience in order to design a new way of being. I have been able to go from very specific daily actions to an understanding of what provides meaning in my life as a whole. He has helped me to put together a linkage between my personal life, my emotional needs, my spiritual self, and my professional future into a uniform picture of balance and success.
I would highly recommend Sam to anyone, but especially to bright, emotionally intelligent leaders who wish to use their own energy, insights, and experiences to prepare for the next stage of life, whether personal or professional or both.”
—David E. Hooper, MD
Vice President, Clinical Operations
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
“Over the past four years I have hired Sam to work with teams and executives on a number of occasions. I have used him to conduct executive 360’s, executive on-boarding support, High Performance Team work, MBTI workshops, StrengthsFinder workshops, conduct Associate Engagement work, and a lot more. Sam is disciplined in his preparation and he customizes every workshop or training to the specific group he is partnering with. He is engaging and is able to work at all levels of the organization. After a session or workshop with Sam I regularly hear from attendees or executives that it was one of the best sessions they have ever experienced and that Sam was the best executive coach they have used. High praise for an external coach, but very well deserved! Sam is confidential and has the highest level of integrity. He is an excellent communicator and a collaborative partner with Human Resources. I love working with Sam and I can’t recommend him high enough!”
Head of Human Resources, Mars Retail Group
(M&M’s World Stores; My M&M’s; Ethel M Chocolate Co)
“Sam McKee is an executive coach of exceptional brilliance: He is a powerhouse when it comes to bringing out the best in people, bringing up the things that have to change, and bringing folks into the most productive pathways to make something phenomenal of their lives. If you want action and energy, you want Sam. If you want strategy and sustainability, you want Sam. If you want fresh vision and hard work that gets you somewhere, then you want Sam as your coach and professional ally. He can take you where you were meant to go…”
—Lance Lee, PhD
President, Center for Relationship, Silicon Valley
Lance holds dual doctorates in Counseling and Consulting Psychology from Harvard University
“We invited Sam McKee to be the keynote speaker for our relationship weekend retreat and he did a fantastic job. From the outset, I was impressed with his sincere and enthusiastic manner he addressed delicate relationship issues. Married or single, in a good or bad relationship, Sam is passionate about changing the course of people’s lives for the good. With a unique combination of authenticity, experience, and creativity, Sam has helped our couples and singles analyze their lives from a completely different perspective and taught us how to take these tools and seamlessly apply them to real life situations. I highly recommend Sam McKee!”
Advising Dean Columbia University
“Sam brings to the table many years of counseling as a community leader. He has the valuable quality of being able to empathize with his client and at the same time help drive the behaviors that will enable growth and progress. His approach is extremely collaborative and empowering. I recommend Sam’s help to anyone who feels a little lost; whether it’s a personal issue or career challenges, Sam will enable you to chart a path towards a better future.”
Manager, Engineering at Facebook
“Sam has demonstrated exceptional ability facilitating teams to navigate through complex challenges. Sam is able to bring out the strengths in each individual and foster a collaborative work environment. Sam has really helped our multi-functional team to capitalize on opportunities and deliver consistent results, while taking into account individual differences. Sam’s coaching skills have certainly provided our group with above expectations ROI and long-term sustainability!”
Director of Medicine and Canine Operations at Guide Dogs for the Blind
“Finding a person who listens is rare enough, but finding someone who can guide, get to the essence of matters, and get you individually to see with clarity the very thing you want and indeed need to see is, that is a gift. Sam is gifted in this way. He knows how to listen and condense to what is important, then provide guidance which allows you to use your strengths. Most people do not need to be taken by the hand and told what to do; most need to be expertly guided so they can bring out the best in themselves and then perform to their highest and best. Sam provides the guidance so you can achieve.”
—Richard Bernhardt, J.D.
CEO, Bernhardt Communications and Strategies Co.
“I would recommend Sam McKee to anyone seeking a way to better themselves professionally, emotionally, and spiritually. His coaching not only helped me to discover and appreciate the unique talents and abilities I have been blessed with, but also how to use these gifts to reach my life goals. Specifically, we worked on techniques for remaining in-the-moment and increasing contribution in meetings. This coaching has helped me jump-start a life altering experience that I am continually learning and benefiting from.”
—An Emerging Leader at Google
“Sam is able to connect with humor and on a personal level in a way that brings out the best in me. During the largest growth period in our company’s history, Sam has been able to provide the tools and advice on great ways to deal with the daily demands and decisions that are required. Evergreen Leadership continues to be a vital partner to my business.”
CEO and Owner, AltaNova Manufacturing