I am an experienced museum mentor and have worked with venues of all sizes on a range of needs, from developing equity and diversity boards and action plans to whole organisation change. I have mentored individuals, whole teams and even a multiple museum service and feel privileged to be part of their growth journey and change making.

Mentoring is subtly different to the other consultancy work I offer, as the mentor typically acts as a sounding board or critical friend and creates a space for reflection and problem solving. In the years I have had the pleasure of developing these skills (from supporting over 25 museums as a Museum Development Officer, to working as a SEND in Museums freelancer) no one mentor journey has been the same as another, which makes this work particularly rewarding to do.

You can book me for a one off ‘MOT’ session from an hour to a full morning, or for several sessions over a period of several months if that suits you and your organisation best. All my mentoring is done online and I regularly get booked as a mentor following someone attending one of my training sessions or conference talks. My promise is to be a confidential, empathetic and open person who you can trust, combined with bringing a curiosity and confidence to challenge you to grow.

Get in touch with me to discuss this further and let’s go on a change making journey together!

“Sam’s expertise in training, her enthusiasm and supportive mentoring has been a catalyst for the development of SEND focused programmes and resources within our Museum service. Her dedication and commitment to making Museums accessible to all audiences is truly inspiring.  We feel incredibly privileged to work with her”.  Emma Simpson, Kirklees Museums