Hi, I’m Samantha Nolan-Smith, business alignment coach to women the world over.
My mission is to empower women to transform the world through knowing their power as conscious, holy beings who can change their lives and change the world.
I work everyday supporting women as we quietly but surely revolutionise the world of business, celebrating our ‘feminine qualities’ of collaboration, allowing, and intuition while realising more and more creative and financial freedom for ourselves and our families.
I’m the founder of The Freedom Collective – an online community for entrepreneurs and creatives to do the inner work that’s necessary to create a successful business without the frustrations of self sabotage. I’m also the founder of the Women in Freedom Immersion program – a 6 month business mastermind and spiritual deep dive, learning and applying my signature method; Business by the Chakras.
So how did I get to where I am? Well, I started my career very sensibly. I studied English literature, philosophy and law. I worked in corporate law firms, community legal centres, the voluntary sector, a number of government agencies, and private companies.
I travelled a lot, living in five cities and one tiny village, in four different countries. At one point I found myself crewing a 200 foot tall ship from Canada to the Bahamas. I met people who for all intents and purposes live on the sea and started wondering whether I could create a life more interesting and creative than getting the best job I could, buying a house, finding a guy and settling down.
I explored other cultures, most specifically, Aboriginal communities in Australia to which I dedicated a decade of my life. I learned a huge amount about community and culture, about the psychology of scarcity which keeps us living smaller lives than we deserve, and about the capacity of human beings to adapt and survive.
I then ventured off the traditional path. I was disillusioned with working in an office, under strip lighting, breathing reconditioned air. I was suffering from depression, stress, anxiety and chronic fatigue, sometimes all at once. Changes were needed. Big ones. I knew that 9-5 wasn’t going to work for me anymore and that my dream of changing the world needed to reign itself into something more manageable. I started with myself.
I put myself through an intensive apprenticeship on what it takes to be happy. I kept hearing about this thing we call ‘freedom’ and ‘liberation’ and I knew that more than anything, I wanted to experience it. So I trained as a yoga teacher. I became a Journey Practitioner and worked with Journey founder Brandon Bays running her seminars throughout Europe and North America. I sat with gurus in India and eventually, I stopped looking outward for the answers to life’s big questions.
Initially my journey was tough. Over time it became easier and easier. I’ve been fortunate to spend time with some of the most awake, free and joyous people living today. I learned tools that completely transformed my life and I used them to create my dream life.
Right now that looks like living in a beach-side village with my daughter and husband, working only on things that inspire me, in an office that’s filled with sunlight and fresh air. I work bare foot, drinking green tea and meeting in cafes. I write when inspiration strikes, not when the clock tells me to. Most of all, I no longer live according to that great divide called weekdays and weekends. I simply fill each day with projects and people that I love and infused with conscious awareness of my connection to all that is.
It’s been a long journey but whoa has it been worth it. I’ve learned that when people decide to work on themselves, when they have the courage to turn within and when they’re committed to change, then anything is possible.
I’ve also learned that when individuals change, families, communities and nations follow and that this is the way we change the world; one person at a time understanding their true nature and living living as a divine extension of that.
LLB/BA from the University of NSW, BA (Hons) from Monash University, GDLP from the College of Law, registered yoga teacher with Yoga Australia, and qualified Journey Practitioner.
Samantha Nolan-Smith is a business alignment coach, supporting women to run soulful businesses that creative positive change in the world. Through the application of ancient yogic wisdom and contemporary business strategy, Samantha works with women to realise creative, financial and lifestyle freedom as they awaken to the truth of themselves as powerful and holy beings.
Samantha is the founder of The Freedom Collective – an online community for entrepreneurs and creatives to do the inner work that’s necessary to create a successful business without the frustrations of self sabotage. She’s also the founder of the Women in Freedom Immersion program – a 6 month business mastermind and spiritual deep dive, where members learn and apply her signature method; Business by the Chakras.
Samantha is available for interviews and speaking engagements on the following topics:
- Build your business from the inside out
- Creating soulful and sustainable success
- Spirituality, entrepreneurship and the new face of feminism
- Life reinvention – working barefoot by the beach
- The yogic path to money, sex and power.
To contact Samantha please email info(at)samanthanolansmith(dot)com