Want to Consult with Intrigue Expert Sam Horn?

Thanks for asking about Sam Horn’s consulting services. Here are just a few of the types of projects Sam can help you with.

  • Presentation coaching 
  • Book coaching 
  • Executive/Entrepreneur coaching 
  • Media training 
  • Pitch coaching 
  • Business/Brand Coaching 

In the past twenty-five years, Sam has helped thousands of clients reap dramatic bottom-line results that exceeded their expectations. For example, Sam has:

  • been the official Pitch Coach for Springboard Enterprises, which has helped women entrepreneurs receive more than $8.8 billion in funding. One of her Springboard clients received BusinessWeek’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneur Award of 2010.
  • helped a Hall of Fame speaker craft his TEDx talk that received 65,000 views in 3 weeks.
  • helped the former Creative Director for MGM Studios prepare for an L.A. Times interview that successfully launched her career as a full-time script consultant.
  • helped the owner of a “corporate narrative” business create a NEW title/brand name, craft a 4-page book proposal and land a book deal with a NY publisher in 2 days.
  • helped an entrepreneur develop a successful investor pitch. He stood up in an EO meeting and said, “Sam helped me get $10 M in funding from a half-day consult.”
  • helped the 3-time winner of America’s “Best Small Business to Work For” fine-tune their positioning, messaging and website copy to accurately reflect their brand promise.
  • helped a non-profit executive conceptualize and write a book about his organization that premiered at Chicago’s Soldier Field to an audience of 1,000 people.
  • helped a client prepare a talk for 5000 Facebook employees (including Mark Zuckerburg and Sheryl Sandberg) on how to build a community
  • worked with the busy founder of Travelocity and chair of Kayak to “talk out” his book so he could get his expertise out of his head and onto the page. She then edited his manuscript/self
  • published book which he now customizes for each speaking client.
  • helped a client prepare for her TED-MED panel. Even though she spoke for less than 5 minutes, SHE was the one sought out by the press, meeting planners and attendees.

Select the Package That Best Meets Your Needs

Presentation Coaching – Design and Deliver TEDx talks, conference keynotes, etc.

Customize the coaching to fit your needs. Select what you want to focus on and achieve including:

  • select the perfect title and topic for a specific situation and audience
  • write a description that compels meeting planners to book it and people to attend it
  • organize your ideas into an easy-to-follow format
  • replace INFObesity with intriguing, original content that captures and keeps attention
  • craft memorable sound-bites and actionable rally cries that get repeated and retweeted
  • develop unique stories that introduce emotion and make your point eloquently
  • distill and edit your knowledge so you leave out the parts people skip
  • how to use true humor that is appropriate and authentic
  • practice confident delivery so you project a leadership presence that commands respect
  • Bake in action seeds that motivate people to take desired action
  • Design a power point deck and visuals that support (not overwhelm) your message
  • Achieve your strategic goals so you get asked back and scale your influence for good
  • Reach out to meeting planners with a smart competitive edge so you get selected to speak
  • Negotiating fees and establishing a policy for pro bono talks
  •  Your goals and priorities??
  • Coaching can be done in person or virtually via phone, Skype video, zoom

Book Coaching: From Ideation to Writing to Publication to Marketing

Customize the coaching to fit your needs. Select what you want to focus on and achieve including:

  • select the perfect title, sub-title, topic and genre for your writing project
  • write a description that compels agents/editors/publishers/readers to want it
  • organize your ideas into a compelling Table of Contents and format
  • replace INFObesity with intriguing, original content that captures and keeps attention
  • craft memorable sound-bites and actionable rally cries that get repeated and retweeted
  • develop unique stories that introduce emotion and make your points eloquently
  • distill and edit your knowledge so you leave out the parts people skip
  • how to use true humor that is appropriate and authentic
  • storyboard your chapters so it is a living document that you update as you go
  • Bake in action seeds that motivate readers to take desired action
  • Craft a pitch and proposal that positions your book to pop out of the pack
  • Clarify the right publishing path for you
  • Overcome writer’s block and access a flow that moves your project forward
  • Planning book promotion from marketing to social media to paid speaking engagements
  • Your goals and priorities??
  • Coaching can be done in person or virtually via phone, Skype video, zoom

 

Executive – Entrepreneur Coaching

Sam has had the privilege of helping many executives and entrepreneurs strategize a meaningful NEXT that would leverage their talents, skills, and expertise and scale their impact – for good.

Customize the coaching to fit your needs. Select what you want to focus on and achieve including:

  • How can you leverage your experience and expertise into a new career path or pivot?
  • How can you take your career and business to the next level?
  • What steps can you take to turn your lessons-learned into a quality book or presentation?
  • How can you increase your contribution and influence – personally and professionally?
  • What is a one-of-a-kind brand or business you could get excited about?
  • What is a legacy project your could launch that would be deeply satisfying?
  • How would this be operationalized and monetized so you can earn a good living?
  • Coaching can be done in person or virtually via phone, Skype video, zoom

Frequently Asked Questions

“Do I need to have clarity on my project or goals to work with Sam?”

Actually, it’s the other way around. Sam is your shortcut to clarity. Many clients tell us they wish they had worked with Sam sooner. She is renowned for her ability to “connect the dots” and help crystallize a one-of-a-kind brand, title, approach or positioning that takes your work to the next level. The earlier you contact her, the quicker you can start moving your work forward.

 “What if I want to work on a book, presentation and brand – all at the same time?”

Sam doesn’t “silo” your projects. Everything she suggests is designed to be used in all aspects of your business so you have brand consistency. She has a rare ability to help YOU create multiple-platform brand equity because SHE has been a successful global speaker-author-media resource-event planner-coach/consultant for 25+ years. Check out her bio for specific names of clients.

Can Sam help me get an agent, editor, TEDx talk or high-profile speaking engagements?

Sam doesn’t guarantee she will do all the above, but the fact is she has done that for many clients. She has booked clients into TEDx talks and high-profile engagements (e.g., NASA,) and has helped clients land agents and book deals (including Charlie Pellerin, Project Manager for the Hubble Telescope). She leverages her contacts and track record to connect you with decision-makers (editors, book doctors, publishers and meeting planners) you wouldn’t have access to otherwise.

 “Does Sam only work with CEO’s and well-known thought leaders?”

It’s true that Sam has had the privilege of working with some famous people – from Gail Sheehy, (author of Passages) to Terry Jones, (Founder of Travelocity), to Sandra Joseph (Christine in Broadways’ Phantom of the Opera) White House Fellows and Presidents of such associations as NSA, ICF, SHRM, EO, ASAE. She welcomes people of all levels and at all stages of their project.

“Should I hire a marketing person in addition to working with Sam?”

Many clients tell us they have spent tens of thousands of dollars on websites, branding consultants, social media specialists, PR experts and publicity campaigns that didn’t yield any results. They tell us, “We got more value from Sam in one session than all the other ‘experts’ combined.” Sam bakes smart messaging into your projects so they stand out and are media-marketing-friendly. She helps you craft intriguing languaging that can go right into your website and promotional efforts.

“Can I include a member of my team in our consults?”

Yes, many clients ask their web designer, co-author, cover designer, project manager or PR person to be on the call so they can ask questions, contribute to and run with what is produced.

“Can I record my session?”

You are encouraged to record your sessions on Rev.com (a free app that can turn your recording into a transcript for $1 a minute). The positioning and language you and Sam develop together is often “perfect” and can go right into your project.

Our clients tell us they listen to their recordings again and again. They say they catch new nuggets each time they can use on different projects AND they are inspired by Sam’s support of their vision that keeps them moving forward with excitement, clarity and purpose.

INTRIGUED?

Contact Sam’s Business Manager Cheri Grimm at Cheri@IntrigueAgency.com – or 805 528-4351 – to receive detailed information about our coaching/consulting fees and services.

We look forward to hearing from you and to having the opportunity to work together.

What Do Our Clients Say?

Working with Sam is the biggest gift I could ever have given myself. She has this unique ability to truly hear what you’re saying – both evident and not – and frame it back to you in such a way that you DO something with it. I can try to explain it until the cows come home but instead, work with her to see what unfolds. She is 100% present, one in a million. I am blessed to work with her, learn from her, evolve because of her.

– Donna Karlin, TED Fellow coach

If you are writing a book – even just thinking about it – Sam Horn will crystalize your planning and implementation and simplify your decision-making. There may be others on the planet who know more about helping you publish profitably and properly, but I can’t think of anyone else I’d trust first.

– Dave Yoho, Hall of Fame Speaker and President of Professional Educators Inc.

Working with Sam Horn is one of the best investments I have ever made! Her insights are pure genius and consistently yield amazing results. I’ve worked with her one-on-one and I’ve taken her Speaker’s Boot Camp. She is truly one of a kind. I highly recommend her services to anyone feeling a little stuck or wondering why they aren’t achieving the visibility and success they desire.

– Cynthia Shapiro, author of Corporate Confidential

Sam Horn is one of the most brilliant people on the planet. She has the unique ability to see things others don’t see about their business and show how they can turn those distinctions into gold. I’ve hired and recommended Sam on multiple occasions with great success. If you need a big dose of brilliance for your book, business, or brand, you need to hire Sam now.

– Gina Carr, Harvard MBA, the Tribe Builder and co-author of Klout Matters

Early in my writing career Sam was kind enough to help me understand the world of agents, publishers and pitch letters. 2 million copies sold later, with 7 books translated into 25 languages, I can wholeheartedly say hiring Sam to be my coach was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. There are a lot of ways you can invest your time and funds. Working with Sam is one of the first places I’d start.

– John Strelecky, author of Big Five for Life

Sam has helped me with a range of projects. If she takes you on as a client, she does her research, thinks carefully about your project and really helps you harness and focus your creative energy (or find it, if it’s gone missing). I highly recommend her for work ranging from building your speaking business to getting that book out of your head and on paper.

– Stephanie Vance, CEO of Advocacy Institute

I know a master teacher when I meet one. Sam provides coaching on a macro and micro level that is off the charts.

– Dan Coughlin CEO of the Coughlin Company,
(a consultancy whose clients include Marriott, Coca-Cola,
McDonalds, GE, Shell Oil, Subway, Prudential, Re-Max, Toyota).

Ready for Next Steps?

Ready to start working with Sam? Have questions?
Call us at 805-528-4351 or email Sam’s Business Manager Cheri@SamHorn.com.

Cheri is based in California and has run Sam’s speaking/consulting business for the past twenty years. She can:

  • answer any questions you might have
  • help you select the right package for your needs/goals
  • schedule your first appointment
  • discuss whether working in person or virtually is better for you
  • arrange payment
  • email our detailed questionnaire (which many people say gives them more clarity than they’ve ever had about their goals, career assets and possible next steps.).
  • clarify what prep work to send in advance that Sam will review before appointments

Cheri will be your point of contact while working with Sam. We look forward to hearing from you, and to working with you and helping you crystallize and achiever your business goals.