When creative business owners run into overwhelming challenges, they get stressed and often avoid asking for help when they need it most. Sam’s passion is working with creative entrepreneurs to solve the biggest problems they face.
While he’s always been a non-fiction nut who loves reading about the psychology of decision-making, leadership dynamics and productivity, Sam learned early on that first-hand experience often trumps book smarts.
Tenures at a resort on San Juan Island, Washington and directing operations for Todd Events in Dallas, Texas gave Sam a hands-on education in building and running a successful business. He gained on-the-ground experience booking hundreds of weddings, managing $10+mm budgets, supervising hundreds of employees, and creating pricing strategies for hotel, venue and event revenue.
After 15 years, Sam has morphed into a Swiss army knife for small businesses. He provides 360-degree business evaluations and step-by-step roadmaps for clients to meet their goals. He’s become a wingman so owners can get back to enjoying what they love most about their work.
Sam speaks across the country on pricing, tactical marketing, and how to win more business with sophisticated sales techniques.
Sam has a special connection with Engage! At his 3rd Engage!, he met his fiancé, and at his 6th, he got engaged to her. At Sam’s 5th Engage!, he decided to become a consultant. This is his 8th Engage!, and 2nd time speaking at the summit.