Sam Turton

Executive Coach, Leadership Transformation Facilitator

Great leaders have inspiration, knowledge, discipline and the courage to face their limitations and transform them. Great leaders, like great athletes, know that excellence never rests. Over the course of his career, Sam has been an award-winning graphic designer, musician, producer, and executive coach.  Sam is also a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).  Sam is renowned for working with leaders to develop personal power, manage anxiety, stress and anger, unblock persistent productivity issues, unlock creativity, direct action, and lead a team to success.

Sam is dedicated to a life of continual transformation both for himself and leaders in every walk of life. His education, training and practice has been steeped in mastering, adapting and teaching self-awareness processes that have been so essential to leaders like Steve Jobs. His leadership development process enables leaders to reach past their personal limitations to their true potential.

Sam has facilitated and coached clients from across Canada and the United States—as well as overseas countries such as Croatia, England, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Scotland, and Sweden. He has also designed and implemented trainings with graduates from a variety of countries, including England, Israel, Ireland, Greece, Lithuania, Scotland, Canada and the USA. Notable business clients include The Wine Council of Ontario, Wines of Canada, New York Wine & Grape Foundation, wine industry leader, Inniskillin founder, and Order of Canada winner, Donald Ziraldo.

In addition to his Canadian-based Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education, and status as a Registered Graphic Designer with the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, Sam evolved from a business leader to leadership facilitator with intensive training in the United States at the Primal Integration Center of Michigan, The Ark Multi-Modal Psychotherapy Training in Pennsylvania, and Early Trauma Treatment & Training Programs in California. Drawing from the classic approaches of Primal Integration, Jungian Analysis and Dreamwork, Integrative Conflict Resolution, Gestalt Therapy, Art Therapy, Rational-Emotive Therapy, Psychodrama, EMDR, Reichian Bodywork, and Bioenergetics, his mentors, William Smukler, PhD, Barbara Ann Bryan, MA, and Terry Larimore, MA, were masters of the high-results synergy of weaving techniques into a process unique for every individual and business leader.

Sam is presently a member of The Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT), the Association of Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH), and The Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy, Education & Living (CSETEL).