Samantha Pidel

Samantha Pidel

Co-Founder and CC360 Consultant

My first career was in product marketing and leading teams at companies such as Microsoft, Yahoo! and Estée Lauder. I have since completed certification for Myers Briggs career advising, coached teens determining their next steps and helped moms re-entering the work force. My favorite career experiences have always been mentoring clients and team members. Being a key part of getting others to the next step in their careers is my passion. It comes naturally to me and gives me an amazing amount of fulfillment.

Founding Career + College 360 is my dream-job. We have an amazingly bright, professional team and our products are something I know will truly help people make great decisions.

Little known facts: At Sam’s first marketing job, she was a “handler” for the top NASCAR drivers and Dale Earnhardt affectionately referred to her as “Little Lady.” Her job involved meeting them at airports for promotions, having their favorite beers chilled and managing crowds of crazy fans.
Sam Pidel is a rare find in this world; caring and deeply empathetic, bright, articulate, and fiercely dedicated to helping those around her achieve a more balanced and fulfilled life.  I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to have benefited from her wisdom and experiences.  Bethany Warburton, Principal Consultant, Granger Warburton Consulting, LLC
 “Sam is an inspired leader setting high and challenging goals for the individuals on her team … without exception, people on her team love working for her and will put in the extra effort when needed. In my experience, this is a sign of excellent leadership.” Andy Scott, Engineering Manager at Google
“I have 15 years of relevant work experience before kids, but the transition back to work was daunting.   Sam and I immediately "clicked,” she is empathetic and gave me tons of practical advice to build my career. You'll love working with Sam.”   Jill (client)  
“Sam has been a powerful support as I went back to work.  Her experiences as a hiring manager and knowledge of career development gave me so many insights into the process.  Her personality is so supportive, kind and really encouraging to work with.” Patricia (client)