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Samantha Wasserman

Next Step Partners Samantha Wasserman

Principal
Los Angeles | CA

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Education
University of Arizona
Carlson School of Management
Vienna University of Economics

Certifications
NeuroLeadership Institute, Brain Based Coaching
Leadership Circle Profile
Collective Leadership Assessment
Leadership Pipeline Institute
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center
Institute of Neuroscience IPP
Institute of Social and Emotional Intelligence SEIP
Korn Ferry Leadership Architect Suite


Recent Clients
Gilead Sciences, Five Prime Therapeutics, Genentech, Roche, Amgen, Allergan, Nazer Healthcare (KSA), Darden School of Business, UCLA Health System, Apple Inc., St. Jude’s Hospital, UC Irvine Health, California Hospital Association, Blue Shield Foundation and Teledyne

Inspiration
Diving under waves with my children, watching the sunrise, seeing the fog as it passes through trees, and watching obstacles disappear because we let them.
Samantha has been successfully building leadership capabilities within organizations, teams and their individual leaders for over 20 years. She focuses on collective growth that move businesses into their next phase.

She is known for developing executives who are stepping into broader or expanded roles and building the high performing teams that make businesses flourish. Samantha’s coaching foundation stems from years of experience in succession, talent management and working with the strategic talent needs of the businesses she has served.

Samantha balances a strategic and practical approach to executive and team development from her own experiences internally in senior roles leading teams of various sizes during turnarounds, rapid growth phases and reinventions. Samantha’s partners with clients to shatter limiting belief systems keeping them stuck, in order to bring everyone towards levels of collective awareness, actualization and traction for never before realized outcomes. Spending much of her time on listening and upfront diagnostics, Samantha always finds the right tools and approaches to close any gaps in effectiveness or performance. While Samantha has a variety of industry experience, her most recent clients center in technology, biotech, health care and higher education arenas.

She earned her Master’s Degree at the Carlson School of Management in Minneapolis, Minnesota including a globally focused Economics program at the Vienna University of Economics. She received her Bachelors’ Degrees from the University of Arizona in Economics and Communication.

Samantha loves paddle boarding, running alongside the surf with her dog and traveling the world.



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