Meet Our Preferred Coaches
We all understand that feeling of wanting more, of being ready for the next step or to make a change. Often, the support and tools we need to make a change seem to be just out of reach. Over the past year, we’ve gotten to know some incredible women who can provide you with the support and tools you need. These women truly embody the spirit of powerful entrepreneurial women that Project YOU aims to inspire everyday.
We’re thrilled to launch our Preferred Coaching Program. These women are Project YOU ‘approved’ They are each exceptional, dedicated experts in their respective fields and we know they’ll bring you so much value and help you to achieve your goals and take the next step in your life and/or career through their individualised coaching programs.
I believe in people: I believe when given the proper support and love that it is possible to create anything for yourselves and the world. I am an optimist through and through: I think the impossible is possible and I spend my career testing this theory out.
Entrepreneur: My parents were entrepreneurs. I grew up around entrepreneurs, and it wasn’t long before I started telling them what to do... It’s just how my brain worked!
Coach: I read Anthony Robbins in high school, studied psychology at University, and have pursued further coaching certificates and training in addition to studying myself and people ever since.
A Little Witchy: I was very connected to spirit growing up (and still am now). In fact, I had visions and dreams of YYoga, Nectar, and coaching as I grew up (more on this another time). I’ve always felt at home with spirit and my intuition, which is what I am sure has led me to 1000s of hours of teacher training and several thousands of hours in yoga practice or meditation.
Professionally, I am the co-founder of YYoga (started in 2007), Canada’s largest yoga community with 13 studios between Vancouver and Toronto; Nectar Juicery, a company focused on optimal health that was founded in 2012 (now with 4 locations); and my coaching academy which was established in 2015 where I now work with Canada’s best and brightest entrepreneurs including the ladies of Project YOU!
I know what it’s like to face a challenge. I know what it’s like to feel victorious. I’m a mother, sister, daughter, wife, and nature lover. My passion is developing others.
For as long as I can remember I've been in the role of mentor, teacher, cheerleader and coach. My teachers sat me beside the struggling students so I could support them, I’d motivate my teammates in soccer or whatever sport I was playing and I’d lead my friends in different activities. People ask me how long I've been doing what I do (referring to my business) and I actually want to answer, "My whole life."
Okay so officially, I’ve been in teaching and training for over 15 years. The coaching came in to complete the mix over 5 years ago. Nothing fills me with greater energy than working with women to help them get clear about what they want and make an action plan.
We envision a world in which women no longer feel compelled to diet. In which they have a strong connection to their body and its intuitive powers, and give themselves permission to feel pain; secure in the knowledge that our bodies don’t throw anything at us that we can’t handle. We’ve set a lofty goal of helping one million women end dieting by 2020. Will you join us?
Samantha Skelly is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, best-selling author, and emotional eating expert who has revolutionized the weight loss industry by examining the individual and underlying causes of eating disorders. She has shared her mission on an international platform and continues to spread her message and transform the lives of thousands of people through the Phoenix Formula, motivational speaking engagements, the Hungry for Happiness podcast, worldwide international retreats, and her Amazon best-selling book, Hungry for Happiness: One Woman’s Guide From Fighting Food to Finding Freedom.