Samantha Tan

LeadvantEDGE Coach

Samantha Tan is an Executive Coach and Dialogue Host with a focus on leadership, culture and change. She is passionate about intergenerational and intercultural dialogue and helps tap into emerging voices to inform and shape organizations and communities of the future.


Samantha designs and facilitates local, national and international workshops and gatherings. She has worked with a broad range of clients including McGraw Hill Financial, Visa Inc, Merck, the Federal Interagency Council on Homelessness, the Dalai Lama Peace Centre, the Kellogg Foundation, and the Harvard Business School Club. She has facilitated dialogues at numerous events including the International Leadership Association gathering, the Organizational Development Learning Network conference, Pegasus Systems Thinking Conference and the Linkage Summits on Women and Leading Diversity.


Samantha’s research on dialogue has been published in the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, and she is a chapter contributor to The World Cafe: Shaping the Future Through Conversations That Matter (Berrett-Koehler) where she wrote about creating a culture of learning and care in her birth country, Singapore. Her first career was in strategy and policy development with the Singapore government where she worked on national reform projects in the manpower, arts and education sectors.


Samantha has a BA in Philosophy from Bristol University in the United Kingdom, a Master of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and was a Research Fellow in Leadership at the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government. She is a Graduate of the Newfield Network Certified Coach Training Program.


Samantha lives in Boston, Massachusetts with her family. She loves painting, gardening and yoga.