I’m Samantha Jayasuriya, a leadership energy coach working across a variety of business networks to help successful professionals achieve their goals. My background is in education, and that gave me my initial passion for working with others. I have always enjoyed seeing people discover their true potential; these days I use my personal coaching strengths to help clients connect with themselves and their work. I help leaders be the leaders they want to be.
My business is called Sun & Sky Coaching and it relates to my name: Jayasuriya means ‘victory over the sun’. I love a blue sky and a sunny day lifts my energy and puts a spring in my step. I harness that energy to help put actions into place.
Before coaching I was a headteacher, a role where it was essential for me to use my natural strengths of connecting with others. My experience of leadership as a full time and a Co-Head give me a great insight into building good fruitful leadership partnerships.
I’ve always gained energy from sharing experiences, so I decided to use this quality to create a bespoke space for clients where they might find time to come up with answers, making new plans and re-aligning themselves with their values.
I have met so many people who have fallen out of love with work because their organisation was not a clear match to their personal values. Through my support and guidance I helped bring about change; a change of institution for some, a change in profession for others. It is empowering to witness people experiencing a breakthrough; there is something so exciting about seeing the penny drop, that lightbulb moment.
I love my coaching career, relish connecting with others, and feel uplifted when I help clients unlock their true potential. Life is sunny.