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ABOUT US

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Set up in 2011, we offer executive and personal development coaching, mindfulness programs and organizational development services to support individuals and organizations in their journey to create sustainable growth, well-being and excellence. 

 

In Cadence, we believe individuals can tap into their reservoirs of resources and potential as unique human beings, to bring about their effectiveness with support. To evoke changes and development that are truly effective and sustainable, our approach is to inquire into the "heart" of the matter, understand the inner cadences of individuals and organizations so as to co-create interventions that resonate with their inner cadences. 

Samantha Boo, PCC, is the founder of Cadence Coaching & Consulting. She specializes in coaching corporate leaders to increase their leadership impact whilst finding greater fulfilment in their professional and personal lives. Sam believes that each of us has unique inherent talent and purpose to offer the world. Hence, supporting individuals to tune into their inner cadences and stepping in more courageously into who they are, and what they are called to, enables them to thrive in their life journey. For Sam, teaching mindfulness courses is an organic extension of supporting others in their development in a group context, allowing her to serve the wider public.

 

Sam brought with her 30 years of professional experience in diverse roles, from corporate functions in Engineering, Customer Service and Human Resource to Executive Search, Education, Coaching and Consulting. She started her career as a Mechanical Engineer in Australia and then as a Marketing Engineer when she returned to Singapore. She soon discovered that she has a strong interest in understanding and working with people. Her career unfolded over the years into developmental work which she finds great fulfilment.

Coaching Experience & Approach

Sam has coached for more than 1000 coaching hours and worked with executives from both private and public sectors. She has coached senior leaders, middle management as well as high potential executives. The more common topics include people engagement and development, emotional intelligence, communication, self-leadership, leadership presence, confidence, resilience, and other managerial competencies.

Sam uses integral coaching methodology as a foundation to design coaching programs. Each program works towards building one’s competence to be more effective in the area that he/she wanted to be coached on. Her diverse background and experience allows her to be very agile in adapting to the needs of the client organizations. She has experience using inputs from various profiling tools, 360 feedback, interviews, team survey and observations at meetings in approaching the coaching assignments.

Being in management consulting, Sam has an in-depth understanding of leadership roles, behavioral competencies and team engagement. As a mindfulness teacher, she is able to offer grounded practices for her clients, supporting them to be more self-aware so that they are able to self-correct and self-generate in their developmental journey, beyond the coaching engagement.

Organization & Leadership Development Experience

Sam has worked with corporate leaders on their organizational development and human resource initiatives to enhance people performance and business sustainability. Her expertise include competency modelling, talent assessment & development, succession planning, performance management, and profiling (leaders & team). She has more than 10 years experience in Harrison Assessment profiling, for recruitment, development and succession planning purposes.

For leadership training, Sam designs her own workshops incorporating vertical development aspect to evoke deeper learning. She also leverages on her coaching experience, to create an inviting space for participants to have authentic conversations.  

Mindfulness Facilitation Experience

Mindfulness has been the foundation of her work in coaching and leadership development even before she started teaching Mindfulness courses and workshops. She has witnessed how individuals transform, live with more ease and flourish when they become aware of their habitual ways and being able to make conscious choices in how they relate and respond to themselves, others and difficult situations.

Sam has conducted various courses, workshops and group practices in mindfulness, including online courses for corporate and public members. She is trained to teach with the University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre for the Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) course, Finding Peace in a Frantic World, MBCT-Life and Taking it Further.

Interests

Sam is a qigong and yoga practitioner. She enjoys going on meditation retreats, sightseeing overseas, nature walk and learning arts & crafts. Her two fur babies, Kenzo and Kimi are her daily joy.

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Education

  • MSc in Organizational Psychology, City University of New York

  • Postgrad Dip in Education, NIE/NTU

  • BEng (Hons), University of Queensland, Australia

Coaching & Profiling Credentials

  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coach Federation (ICF)

  • Integral Coach, New Ventures West

  • Advanced Coaching with Enneagram 2.0, The Enneagram in Business

  • Harrison Assessments Debriefing and Coaching Accreditation

  • Certified Profiler of Harrison Assessments

  • Certified in Mentor Leadership Battery

Mindfulness Teacher Training

The University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre

  • Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

  • Finding Peace in a Frantic World

  • Mindfulness for Life (MBCT-Life)

  • Mindfulness: Taking it Further

Other relevant training

  • Mindfulness-based Strategic Awareness Training (MBSAT)

  • Mindfulness and Biofeedback

  • Certified Laughter Yoga Leader

  • Embodied Enneagram & enneagram studies

  • Leadership Embodiment I

OUR CORE VALUES: ACE

Authenticity

  • Speaking what one is truthfully thinking, feeling and sensing in service of the client

  • Courageous in addressing real needs and doing what is helpful even if its unpleasant

  • Delivering all commitments heart-fully

 

Client-Focused

  • Putting the client's best interests first

  • Supporting people to live congruent and purposeful lives

  • Diligent in knowledge transfer to help the client build capability and sustainability

 

Excellence

  • Relentless in striving for better and more effective solutions

  • Constantly challenging ourselves to generate more creative ideas to facilitate learning and change

  • Continuously updating and developing ourselves

OUR CLIENTS

American, European and Japanese MNCs, Statutory Boards and Individuals 

OUR TRANSFORMATION FRAMEWORK

Aligning to the organizational vision and strategic goals, we employ a systemic approach to facilitate the individual's  or organization's transformation journey. 

Broadly, the four stages are:

1. Creating motivations - conducting diagnosis and assessments, soliciting feedback, etc.  as opening for change

2. Enabling conditions - creating an inviting environment and building relationships to support impending change

3. Designing and implementing interventions or programmes

4. Reinforcing change - having framework, processes and practices to support new behaviours