Prior to setting up The Junction, Sam worked for two Edinburgh-based voluntary organisations with a focus on homelessness, substance misuse, mental health issues and childhood sexual abuse. Her experience of these reactive services led Sam to develop a proactive, early intervention service, The Junction.
Sam has a flair for delivering innovative approaches and a strong dedication to creating a positive client experience, which is coupled with fundraising expertise and extensive experience of governance. She is passionate about the promotion of fairness and equality in society.
Sam is committed to a community development approach with a deep-seated belief in our ability to achieve an equitable world. In addition to her work role, Sam has been an active member of a number of voluntary organisations’ Boards including Edinburgh Women’s Aid, Health Opportunities Team and Pathway (Supporting Survivors).
She is a Specialist Fellow of the Clore Social Leadership Programme, a Member of GSK/Kings Fund IMPACT Award Winners Network, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
She has completed Mindfulness Association Compassion Practitioner training, Level 2 Leadership Embodiment training and has an Association for Coaching Accredited Certificate in Coaching Practice and Institute for Leadership & Management Level 7 Executive Coaching & Mentoring.