I’m Sam, a stay at home single mum to a 4 year old little diva.
I am an ICF accredited Life Coach and Certified Law Of Attraction Practitioner.
I am the founder of SAM Coaching – I believe that success, whatever that means to you, is the sum of taking consistent action plus having the right mindset and belief system.
My business is dedicated primarily to female entrepreneurs, focusing on helping them tap into their skill set and give them the confidence to launch, build and become unstuck. I give them actionable advice on finding their niche, building an audience and finding their brand identity, particularly on social media.
I help women to define themselves so that they can have the choices and freedom to create the life they deserve.
To me, there’s been a huge realisation by women around the world that they can be their own heroes. Female entrepreneurship is women showing their strength by creating work-life balance, and redefining what it means to be an empowered, successful lady.
Success is a very personal thing. Some define success by how big their bank balance is, others by the house they live in and the car they drive.
Success for me is being able to create a life by design. I have an incredible work-life balance, where I can spend quality time with my daughter and be present. I’m positively impacting others lives through my coaching business by giving value to others, and so grateful to be able to do this as my work.
My business has helped me to find myself again.
This time last year, I was in a horrendous place mentally.
I was in an emotionally and financially abusive relationship and I allowed the other person to make me feel worthless for too long.
The biggest thing is that I can help others to overcome their own tests and turn them into their message to the world.
In January this year, I saw a post on facebook from a lady I’d been following. She talked about finding your purpose, and identifying your barriers so that you can overcome them and live a life of purpose.
At the time, I thought she could help me get to the next level of the network marketing company I was with at the time.
I had a discovery call with her (a call to find out what I need help with, and whether we would be a good fit), and it turns out it was so much more than that.
When I realised people were taking notice of me and what I was sharing on my social media, and that it was making a difference to their business or life, I knew I had to use my voice.
As weird as this may sound, I keep myself motivated.
Every single day, I push myself to do that little bit more than I did yesterday.
I stretch myself that little bit extra each day, because if I’m not growing, I’m not helping others.
My daughter also keeps me motivated – as a single mum the buck stops with me and I won’t stop until I’ve secured a stable future for her.
My proudest moment was to get my coaching business off the ground to begin with. I completed my ICF accreditation and launched in March 2017, after stalling for at least 6 months. I just knew that I was at a crossroads and was no longer prepared to allow someone else to dictate how I felt or how I lived my life.
Since then, I’ve helped hundreds of people through my social media platforms and that gives me the greatest pleasure.
I’ve also been able to come back from near bankruptcy and clear my debts, and I now drive my dream car thanks to my business.
I love to read.
I’m currently enjoying learning about nutrition too. I’ve completely re educated myself about food and I now eat and stay active because I love my body, rather than trying to punish myself over a perceived image of what my body should look like.
I love to sew too!
I don’t have anyone in particular who I’m inspired by, but I love seeing bloggers/vloggers that see success in their fields in spite of cultural barriers. This is huge for me, because women are generally put into a box and expect to be “saved”. I love those women who are being their own heroes.
I used to beat myself up about this.
I would get sucked into the social media vortex when I should have been doing something constructive (don’t we all?!)
But I realised that it’s ok and perfectly normal to have down days. To switch off and recharge.
So I pull myself through on reflecting on the day, learning the lessons it has taught, and starting afresh the next day.