Invitation To Shine

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Dear Friends,

I want to invite you all to a free event for my program “Start The Business You Love” at WeWork in Berkeley Tuesday November 17th at 6pm.

There will be networking, snacks, drinks (including some beautiful tea) and an opportunity to stand up and say your 30 second soundbite for your business.

I want to share the type of work I do because I love to support women to stand up and shine in their lives. One of the things that I value most is the experience of helping a person to connect with their true essence and then go through the process of expressing that in the world.

I am really excited to be hosting my first event in the Bay Area for my program “Start The Business You Love” because I believe that when women come together in community to celebrate each others’ success the whole world will be a better place to live in.

There are even studies to tell us that when women get paid more, they spend a bulk on it on their family, their community and making the place around them better.

“The simple Truth about the Gender PayGap” 2015 edition found that families increasingly rely on women’s wages to make ends meet.

Between 1967 and 2012, the percentage of mothers who brought home at least a quarter of the family’s earnings rose from less than a third (28 percent) to nearly two-thirds (63 percent).  

Aphrodite. Image from http://commons.wikimedia.org

Aphrodite. Image from http://commons.wikimedia.org

You are beautiful and when you stand up and shine in all of your feminine glory, everyone around you benefits.

For one thing, when you allow yourself to be big in your true sense of self, you give everyone around you permission to do the same.

I am committed to helping women to stand tall in their value, to get what they want, to grow in their lives and to create a community to support all of this to happen.

On a practical level, this is important as women are still paid significantly less than men. Among other reasons, I have observed that we are too often stuck in our “nice girl persona” afraid of making other people uncomfortable.

In 2014, women working full time in the United States typically were paid just 79 percent of what men were paid, a gap of 21 percent. (The study “The simple Truth about the Gender PayGap” 2015 edition)

What matters most to me is seeing people connect with who they really are, and then expressing it in their lives. After working with many women around the world, I see that when women connect with their passion and sense of purpose and commit to expressing it in their lives, they not only feel joyful but make the world a better place.

So right now, I am going to do it too – I am going to shine the light on some of the amazing testimonials I have received from women that I value dearly. I want to share with you that I am so happy and grateful that my clients enjoy working with me because I give them clarity, direction, vitality, confidence and real transformation.

This is what one woman said recently about her work with me:

“Samantha is compassionate, warm and has a generous spirit. There’s also a bit of no bs and strong confidence that is very comforting. She’s extremely insightful and has changed my outlook on the world. I feel I’m a better person for having worked with Samantha. Since working with her, I’m more empathetic and compassionate. I’m not as hard on myself. I know how to relax myself when anxiety kicks in thanks to the meditation techniques that Samantha gave me.” Anita, Executive Producer. Brooklyn, New York.

I want to respond to this touching testimonial by saying that I am so happy to be doing this work, as I feel it is important on a big picture level – even in the arena of global economics.

Some of you might not know this but I am a closet economic geek. I studied economics at university as part of my bachelors and wrote about it a lot as a financial journalist in Australia and the UK. Macro economics is fascinating as sometimes it really gives you a sense of the world’s timeline. (Sometimes)

The thing that excites me about economics right now is that many experts are predicting the future is in the hands of women. When women stand up in their value the world economy will improve, they say.

The future of American Entrepreneurship and growth is in the hands of women.” said the Kauffman Foundation in the November 2014 report titled: “Sources of Hope: Women’s Entrepreneurship”.

This very cool report outlines that women are not owning their share of the economy. If we step into this, now or anytime soon, it could make a big picture difference.

“Overall, women owned businesses account for about one third of all types of  businesses in the United States. Among employer firms, however, women owned businesses are only about 16 percent of the total, and their share of revenues and employees are in the single digits. Among high growth firms, moreover, women usually account for less than 10 percent of founders in any given sample.”
These types of statistics, however, aren’t necessarily the right kind of frame
for approaching the issue. The matter of women and entrepreneurship is not one of trying
to reach some sort of quota; it also is not a matter of “fixing” women or “fixing”
entrepreneurship or “fixing” anything else.
This is an economic growth issue, and to the extent that half of the American population and more than half of our educated population are not fully participating in the engine of growth and innovation, it is an opportunity to avoid the “secular stagnation” that is now expected for the American economy.” – Kauffman Foundation. November 2014. “Sources of Hope: Women’s Entrepreneurship”

If you want to be part of this empowerment, and you are enthusiastic about starting with yourself – changing your approach to your business and learning how you could take a stand and step up to something bigger in your life – I would love to work with you to help you.

As my client, you will get to know who you really are in the best possible sense, and then find out what you want in order to best express that in your life and your business.

Or, if you want to hear more, you want to do something about it for yourself or know a friend that could benefit from this kind of support, please come to the event on Tuesday Nov 17 6pm at We Work in Berkeley I love to hear from you or spend some time talking about how I could support you, so do write me a message here.

Wishing you all much joy!

Samantha

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