We had the good fortune of connecting with Samiah Thomas and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Samiah, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Starting my own business was part of a vision that I had for the life I wanted to create for myself. I knew that I wanted to be successful helping others without having to work for someone else. My passion for helping others had changed from educating the youth to a desire to help adults improve their health and confidence. I saw a problem with people, especially women, lacking the confidence that would really enhance their quality of life. I’ve found that there’s a large correlation between health and confidence. So, I started my health coach business in order to make more healthy and confident people ultimately to spread more love in our world. Business and brand building has been an adventure with some good (and tough) moments. But I’ve really been enjoying the ride. Focusing on my why has really kept me going.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Often times we hear of people going through life dissatisfied with their body image, having little or no confidence, and having an unfavorable mindset that keeps them stuck where they are. I solve that problem! Not only do my clients transform their health and confidence, but they’re guided and equipped with the tools to make their healthy choices last long term.
My business is called Coach Samiah Nicole. It is my health/wellness brand and I serve as the coach. One thing that sets me apart as a health coach is that I’m very transparent with my clients. As part of my counseling background, it’s essential for my clients to feel that they have a safe space to share wherever they feel. I welcome imperfect clients. Before the start of each session I tell my clients that they have my permission not to be perfect and I intern ask them for their permission for me not to be perfect. My clients really resonate with that very well. Another thing that sets me apart is my gift to entertain while educating. I like to make people laugh, so anyone who works with me or comes across my IG page will find themselves entertained while also gaining knowledge.
I am most proud of my efforts to start my business and to also have clients in such a short amount of time. It makes me excited to work towards coaching full time. It’s so rewarding to see my clients thrive in new ways that they weren’t previously able to on their own.
I want people to know that my brand helps people transform into loving their naked self in 90 days in a fun and easy way, so that they can become their best self without surgeries, deprivation, or diets.
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.
Oooh this is fun!
Day 1: Eat at sunshine’s Health food store, lounge around at Hermann park, late night at the cidercade
Day2: Hit one of those hot museums like Color Factory or Seismique, eat at Houston Sauce Pit, lounge at Bar 5015
Day 3: Day trip to Galveston and Kemah to visit the pier and all of the attractions, eat at one of the signature restaurants
Day4: Bike tour with Third Ward Tours, eat at Doshi House, take pics at the graffiti building, maybe catch a rockets game or a lounge
Day5: Visit Galleria to shop, eat, and ice skate; visit the water towers,
Day 6: catch a concert or show at one of the theaters, hit up Rice Village
Day7: Eat at Turkey Leg Hit and chill until time to go
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My shoutout is completely dedicated to God who lead me to this journey and guiding me all the way through it.
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