Welcome! I’m Stephanie Sammons.
I’m a strategic virtual business and marketing coach to small business owners and entrepreneurs who depend on their reputation, relationships, referrals, and raving fans to grow.
Most of my clients and community members are GenXers and Baby Boomers.
Those of us over the age of 40 have real work and life experience to draw from. We have existing networks to build upon. We have lived with and without the internet and smart devices. We know what it’s like to develop and nurture relationships offline and online.
As GenXers and Baby Boomers, we also tend to value more life balance, family, our health, and experiences.
Many of us are raising kids while watching our parents age (and maybe taking care of them as well). We also can’t just drop everything to travel across the world and work remotely from our laptops.
From modern business-building and marketing, to mindset, leadership, and overcoming your biggest challenges, my goal is to give you practical and realistic strategies that can help you achieve more meaningful work and life success in the digital age.
I understand first-hand the uphill battle you’re fighting against distraction, overwhelm, and uncertainty in today’s digital word. I’m fighting it too.
The good news is that you can get to where you want to be in your business and your life by committing to daily progress and by practicing small (but powerful) breakthroughs.
I call it Smart Sane Success™.
The Smart Sane Success™ Show:
My podcast is dedicated to helping small business owners and entrepreneurs overcome the challenges they face as business owners in a distracted, information overloaded, global, digital world.
I believe that success today is much more complex and holistic. It’s not as simple as “set goals, execute, achieve” anymore. There are so many more variables at stake.
I began my career as a high school economics teacher and basketball coach my first two years out of college. From there I launched a career in financial services where I spent about 15 years as a financial advisor/wealth manager, branch manager, and ultimately a Regional Sales Manager at a large financial firm.
In the midst of the global financial crisis, I left my firm to start a new chapter in my life as an entrepreneur at the age of 40 where I’ve been writing, speaking, consulting, coaching, and architecting digital strategies and systems ever since.
In 2015 I wrote and published my first book, Linked to Influence. It became an instant #1 best seller on Amazon in multiple entrepreneurship and small business categories and continues to sell hundreds of copies each month.
LinkedIn named me a Top 25 Social Media Expert and Top 30 Marketing Thought Leader (I have no affiliation with LinkedIn). I was also named one of the Top 30 Women in Social Media by Boom Social.
My work has also been featured by LinkedIn, WSJ, Investment News, Journal of Financial Planning, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Dallas Morning News, Ragan, Social Media Examiner and many others. I’ve been a speaker at conferences such as Social Media Marketing World, FinCon, Social Media Success Summit, and Agents of Change.
I’m a singer-songwriter ♬ and guitar player as well who has had the privilege to work with some very talented professionals in Nashville over the last year. My second EP was recently recorded at a studio in Austin, Texas and will be released in the coming months!
I’ve been a lifelong athlete and played college basketball as a point guard (I’m 5’4″) for a Division I (Boomer Sooner!) and Division II university in West Texas. I practice hot yoga 4-5 times a week, run, bike, hike, and even play a little golf and tennis.
I’m a step mom to two awesome boys (16 and 14) who were adopted from Russia. My parents have owned a local health/nutrition store for more than 20 years. Fitness, health, and well-being are super important to me!
Last but certainly not least, I am a Texas gal. I love cowgirl boots, blue jeans, and of course, the Dallas Cowboys!