We had the good fortune of connecting with Samantha Varner and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Samantha, what principle do you value most?
Empowerment. My business mission is to create women who believe and achieve financial choice through business ownership. The ability to create the results from a business that a person owns has massive impact. It influences all choice a woman has to work, how much financial security she can create. A lack of dependence on a partner.
The challenge that exists with this opportunity is many women are reluctant to own businesses because of the risk of making nothing. I work to change that picture. I believe women can make money at a business with the confidence, skills and deep seated mindset that they are are capable.
Each client I work with has a different story, but everyone of them wants to create more opportunity, control, time and choice in her life. They want to contribute the betterment of their families bottom line and the best way to do that is through successful business ownership.
My heart lights up when I see a client truly understand they are able to create the reality they dreamed of. By teaching sales communication, marketing strategy, financial knowledge and mindset my clients surpass what they even believed was possible.
She Collective is a place where I hold belief that the goals and dreams are possible while my clients build that belief in themselves. Empowerment trickles to the next generation. It shows our sons and daughters what their moms are capable of and allows them to dream big dreams too!
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
My business was born out of necessity! I had a career in the financial services in Calgary, Canada and my husband was given an offer to work in Perth Australia. With 2 small kiddos in tow, we moved across the world. Arriving in Australia, I pursued the qualifications I would need to work, only to find out we were having baby number 3! Now mothering 3 kids under 4 in a country took a huge part of my focus. I was qualified and started to look for jobs.
We added another baby a mere 18 months later and I was now proud mom to a daughter and 3 sons. And we were moving again…. to the USA. Excitement mixed with dread as I realized my Australian qualifications would serve me no good in my new home.
So once I had arrived and settled into my life in Texas I knew I wanted to be able to work regardless of my address and in order to do that I would open my own business. I was overjoyed to be able to take from all pieces of my past life to create a business with the best of what I loved to do, and abandon the rest!
SHE Collective was created to teach women how to build businesses that were actually profitable, as so many women have businesses that are nothing more than expensive hobbies that never hit the income possible.
If I can spend the rest of time watching women step into their power, create massive financial gains for their families and deeply believe in what they can achieve that will make me incredibly happy. The fact my business is like a turtle shell I can carry with me in the case of changing countries just makes it all the better!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would hope that it was time for Rodeo so they could experience some of the cowboy flair that is so much a part of Texas history!
Other than that I am a huge coffee buff and would wanted the amazing independent coffee houses that Houston has to offer, while exploring the city.
Lastly there would need to be a visit to Galveston. There is something about the amazing beachside architecture that is unique to our coastline.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Within my story I would credit the support I have from the community I have created. Moving from Canada to Australia and next to Texas, I have built a community of women, moms who I leaned on, learned from and used as a place to draw inspiration. In addition I would credit my best friend Kate Snowise, for consistently challenging me to shift my thoughts and believe before the proof. Because of her I continue making strides in my business and my life beyond what I thought was possible.