It's almost time for your pay and performance review

Learn how to negotiate and advocate for yourself

Get a $10k payrise now, learn negotiating tools you can use forever, be part of a network of ambitious women building their careers.

You haven't asked for a payrise in a while

But you know you deserve one (and you want one!)

Join a 4 week group coaching program to build your negotiating skills forever - and earn $10k more now.

You’re strong, you’re capable and you’re ambitious.

You know you need to be seen and heard to make something more of your career.

You want your boss to recognise you for what you do, and to have more say in where your time is allocated.

You WANT that pay rise or that big bonus.

But figuring out what to say makes you feel like you might throw up, and you don't even know how to approach the conversation.

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The truth is, you know you've been workng hard and delivering amazing outcomes, and you're starting to realise that you won't be rewarded for doing the work if you don't ask for more.

You don’t have to continue feeling undervalued

And you don’t have to figure it out alone.

You’ve already given so much of yourself to your employer and you know it’s time you got some more value back.

But you don't really know where to start, or what to say, to convince your boss that you finally deserve a good pay rise.

What if you had a clear set of steps and guidance on how to broach those chats, demonstrate the value you're creating, make the ask, and secure that pay rise?

Imagine doing it all with a group of ambitious women who want to see you succeed too.

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"In 2018 I was returning to work from maternity leave after my second child. In my absence the requirements of my role had changed considerably and I was returning to greater responsibility. I engaged Samantha to help me negotiate a better financial package from my employer as well as the flexibility I required now I was a busy mother of two. Sam help me strip away the emotion, speak to the trends in the market and focus on how I was adding value in the organisation rather than what I thought I "deserved". Sam helped me position myself and my experience in commercial terms, gave me specific talking points and delivery tactics and left me with a feeling of clarity and confidence as I proceeded through the negotiation.

The result was a financial package that allowed me to work four days without a decrease in salary, and a bonus that was double their initial offer, exceeding my expectations."

  • Julia K., 39, Director Investor Relations, Australian boutique fund manager

"I was given a clear road map about how to ask for what I want, in a way that suits the people I am seeking to influence. I found Sam’s guidance on specific issues to be invaluable because it was tailored to my personal style and industry."

  • Sarah V., 35, Department of Justice


Get a Pay Rise Group Coaching

An 4-week group mentoring program for working women, to get you that pay rise or bonus.

You will receive the specific steps to get you prepared and confident to ask for that raise - and the knowledge to make sure you land it!

Learn skills that will help you every time you ask for a raise in the future - that you can apply immediately to get a raise right now.

  • Weekly group calls,
  • Daily email check ins with steps and advice,
  • Specific scripts to guide the conversation to the outcome you want and deserve,
  • A network of ambitious women.

You will be ready to negotiate and confident in your approach.

I’ll be here as your trusted adviser to help you move ahead even when you feel like the odds are stacked against you.

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Isn’t just about overcoming your nerves, it’s about understanding how to manage the conversation, getting clear on what you want and building the confidence to ask for what you deserve.

"Sam is a fantastic mentor and has coached me on how I can leverage my strengths and role in the workplace to better negotiate my salary review, attaining a 20% increase. The wealth of insight and advice that she had to offer gave me the confidence I needed to negotiate the non-negotiable!"

  • Kubeni R., 26, Senior Consultant

Here's How It Works

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This 4-week program involves four 1-hr group coaching sessions, held on Zoom (one session per week) to help you to help you go after that pay rise or bonus with confidence.

Weekly times will alternate between lunchtime and evening sessions to give everyone a chance to attend.

Coaching sessions will be recorded in case you can't attend live. You can submit questions ahead of time if you can't attend but have a question.

Daily emails with tips and suggestions.

Homework to get prepared and lead you through the process.

A pay rise at the end!

Here's what we cover

Knowing the market

Understand and research:

  • Your company's pay cycle
  • Market rates for your role
  • What your peers are being paid

So you can go into the meeting armed with information to support your request.

Understanding your value

Highlight your value:

  • Positive feedback you've received
  • Details of successful projects
  • Financial value of your work

So you're clear that you deserve a pay increase - and so are they!

Productive conversations

Make the ask:

  • Scripts to use in your meeting
  • Practice saying your request
  • Set the meeting with your boss to ask for that raise

So you know what you're going to say, and how you're going to say it.

Securing your raise

Follow up:

  • What to say if you get a no
  • Scripts to continue the conversation
  • Confidence to keep asking

So you feel confident in the process and keeping the conversation going.

Here's when it's happening

Knowing the market

Wed 19 May
12:30 - 1:30 pm AEST
Via Zoom

Understanding your value

Tues 25 May
12:30 - 1:30pm
Via Zoom

Productive conversations

Wed 2 June
7:30 - 8:30 pm AEST
Via Zoom

Securing your raise

Mon 7 June
7:30 - 8:30 pm AEST
Via Zoom

All sessions will be recorded in case you can't attend live. You can submit questions ahead of time if you know you can't attend, and I'll be in the optional What's App group every day to support you.

And to make sure you're supported every step of the way, you'll also get:

Daily emails

Loaded with advice, tips and encouragement, daily emails will help you learn something every day and continue taking steps.

Clear homework

Specific tasks each week to get you prepared and increase your confidence. These steps and skills will directly support you in the conversation asking for a pay rise.

Optional What's App Group Chat

A What's App group where you can connect with the other women in the program, get support and make connections. Participation here is entirely optional - you'll get everything you need in the weekly group calls and daily emails. But broad networks are a great indicator of career success and you will likely get value from connecting with the other women.


Why group coaching not 1-1?

Group of businesswomen in a casual business meeting.

A group is always greater than the sum of its parts.

With group coaching, you learn from me, get the chance to ask your specific questions, and learn from the group as a whole.

Many of our challenges are shared challenges, and every boat rises with a rising tide.

Group coaching gives you more than just the skills - it gives you a hive mind and a network to connect with into the future.

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Your investment

Pay in Halves

$587 In Two Easy Payments
  • Payments taken prior to 1st and 3rd weeks

Pay Upfront

$987 In One Single Payment
  • Payment taken prior to program commencement.

(A ridiculously low investment for skills you can use for the rest of your career...)

All payments managed via PayPal - pay with credit card or your paypal account, feel secure in your purchase.

So who am I to be giving you advice on how to get a pay rise?

Hi, I’m Samantha Sutherland.

With 16 years of corporate experience, managing teams of up to 25 people and reporting up to Board level, I understand how to navigate the corporate environment.

I was able to more than double my salary over a three-year period and always stepped forward for interesting projects and new challenges.

But more importantly, I’ve helped women like you achieve amazing outcomes for themselves. Think 20% pay increase, doubling the bonus pool, achieving the top band salary available, relocation fee and a salary increase over offer.

My mission is to give you the practical steps to change your circumstances, while shining a light on the deeper issues that make it difficult for women to move ahead.

I also interview some amazing change-agents on my podcast Women at Work, now with more than 80,000 downloads (and growing), and I understand the systemic barriers at play for women.

You deserve more, let me help you.

"Once you meet Sam, you can’t help but be filled with optimism and passion. She’s amazing."

  • Hannah H., 39, former Senior Management Origin Energy

"Sam’s energy, compassion and wise council are well worth the investment."

  • Kate R., 43, former National HR Manager at Visy
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Imagine what life would be like if you could…

  • Ask for – and get to – work on the projects that excite you and where you know you add huge value
  • Change the way you ‘manage up’ to improve your career prospects and your day-to-day workplace experience
  • Move on from those pieces of work that you don't really enjoy, and you're not learning from anymore.

That’s what could be possible in the next four weeks!


Frequently asked questions

Questions women like you ask before saying “yes, please” to getting some support with getting a pay rise

Q: How do I know that I’m ready to ask for a pay rise?

You’re ready! If you're here, then you know you want a raise.

If you haven't asked for a pay rise for a while (or ever), if you've been working hard and waiting to be recognised, if you've been delivering great results... then you're ready.


Q; How long is each session and how much support will I get between calls?

Our group coaching sessions are one hour, held via Zoom. You'll get daily emails, weekly homework, and an optional What's App group chat to participate in.


Q: What if I have a really shitty boss? Will this work for me?

Here’s the thing: I can’t change your boss’ personality, and I can’t change your workplace policies (although I’m working on that!).

What I CAN do is help you figure out how to best navigate the situation you’re in, give you back some confidence you may have lost with this shitty boss, and help you start thinking about the best next step, and whether that’s in your current workplace.


Q: I’m worried that if I take on more at work, my home life will come crashing down, shouldn’t I just keep doing what I’m doing?

Most of us working women feel like we’re at capacity, that’s for sure. We’re keeping all the plates spinning, so how do we add in more plates?!

That’s why we’ll talk about more than just stretching yourself at work, and I won’t be suggesting changes that you can’t manage within the rest of your life.

Some of the outcomes people have achieved while working with me are: a 20% pay increase, being allowed to work 5 days in 4, and doubling their bonus percentage.

What support could you get with a 20% pay increase?


Q: My days and nights are already chock-a-block, why should I make time for this?

I’m not gonna lie, this is a tough one. But the truth is we have more time when we’re doing the work we love and we feel valued for it.

We spend the majority of our waking hours at work, so we need to be rewarded for what we do there or we’ll start to feel resentful. 

Getting your pay rise and building your skills to keep getting pay rises into the future is a sure fire way to feel valued. More money provides resources to support you in creating more free time.


Q: What if I don’t have kids yet? Is this program only for working mothers?

While I work mostly with mums, this mentoring program is for all women who are looking to move ahead in their career and get the most out of their workplace.

The truth is, all women face barriers in the corporate world. I want to give you practical steps to change your circumstances (whatever those are), while being aware of the systemic issues that can make it difficult for you to move ahead, and how to work around them.


Q: Do you guarantee I'll secure a $10k pay rise?

There are things that are out of my control - company budgets, whether you do the work required to build your skills, whether you actually make the ask to your line manager. So I can't guarantee that you'll get a $10k pay rise.

What I can tell you is that I've had great successes with people in the past, and you will build skills that you can use forever into the future - not just for this specific review period. 

Your investment

Pay in Halves

$587 In Two Easy Payments
  • Payments taken prior to 1st and 3rd weeks

Pay Upfront

$987 In One Single Payment
  • Payment taken prior to program commencement.

(A ridiculously low investment for skills you can use for the rest of your career...)

All payments managed via PayPal - pay with credit card or your paypal account, feel secure in your purchase.