Samara Elkins

Resume & Career Coach

A true partner on your professional journey

My Story

Coaching by Samara officially started when I was working a corporate job myself and feeling stuck. I started my career in education as a teacher in Nashville, TN. While getting my Master’s from Vanderbilt University, I contemplated making my own career change.  After much deliberation, I found myself at a healthcare IT company managing an intern program as my first business job. Through this role, our team worked with every department across the company, and part of my commitment to them was to help construct their internship experience for their resume. 

From there, I helped friends and family with their resumes using my own experience, successes, and failures. When my husband’s job relocated us to Texas where I knew almost no one and worked remotely, it was time to look for more. I love working with people. I know the challenges I had myself when making a change and finding the right role. I know the feeling when you don’t know where to start. I understand the overwhelming emotions when thinking about getting your accomplishments on paper. 

To be completely honest, Coaching by Samara initially began as part-time opportunity to build community while helping others. However, since 2017, it has evolved into the most fulfilling job I have ever had. Thanks to clients like you, I get to learn every day.  

My Values & Beliefs

We thrive better together

Working together is the secret to success. Through discussion and collaboration, better products exist. 

You are only as stuck as you allow yourself to be

It is a state of mind. Always try to meet new people and continue broadening your horizons. 

There is no one size fits all

Everyone has a different story with different successes and trebulations to capture and tell. 

Writing your resume is part of your development

Building your resume helps you define your professional identify and prepares you for your next move.

My Approach

It’s all about you! I want to understand what you are looking for, and I will be your partner to get you there.

As you look through my services and packages, the common theme is consultative. I believe that the best results come from talking through your story together. I bring a new objective and unbiased perspective. You bring the content and who you are. Together, we make sure to best showcase you and the value you can bring to whatever comes next. 

Regardless of which service you choose, we build your content real-time.