Consulting Services


Want world-class consulting or coaching on one or more of the following areas?


Create a TED talk or Presentation

From design to delivery.


Nail your Pitch for Funding

Create ROI slide decks that win funding and close deals.


Write a Book or Book Proposal

From ideation to publication.

Hone your Personal Brand

Develop a unique brand that includes ALL your business activities so they’re funneled and focused yet give you freedom and flexibility.


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


Sam has helped:

  • Springboard Enterprises (which has helped women entrepreneurs receive more than $8.8 billion in funding) with their funding pitches. One of her clients received the Most Promising Social Entrepreneur Award of 2010

  • helped a Hall of Fame speaker craft his TEDx talk that has received 1 million views

  • NASA climate change specialists prepare for media interviews and public appearances

  • the owner of a “corporate narrative” business create a book title, brand and proposal that landed a deal with a NY publisher in 2 days.

  • an EO member develop a successful investor pitch that landed $10 M in funding

  • a 3-time winner of America’s “Best Small Business to Work For” strategize/craft their positioning, messaging and website copy

  • a non-profit executive create a book about his organization that premiered at Chicago’s Soldier Field to an audience of 1,000 people.

  • the founder of Daybreaker to prepare a keynote for Facebook (with Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg in the audience)

  • Nell Merlino, co-founder of Take Your Daughter to Work Day, with a keynote for Google and a TEDx talk that scaled her speaking career.

  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

+ Do I work with Sam virtually or in person?

Both. Some clients prefer to do a deep dive and work with Sam for a half-day or full day in their office or hers. Other clients prefer to work 60-90 minutes at a time via phone, Skype or Zoom.

"Do I need to have a finished project to work with Sam?” Many clients tell us they wish they had worked with Sam sooner. She is renowned for her ability to “connect dots” that expedite your project and take it to a higher level. The earlier you contact her, the quicker you can start moving your work forward.

+ What if I want to work on a book and a presentation at the same time?

That's smart. Sam can help you create proprietary content that can be monetizied in a variety of business actitivites - e.g., books, presentations, coaching and online programs. She can help you create an umbrella brand so all your activities and offerings are coordinated, consistent, leveraged.

+ Can Sam help me get an agent or TEDx talk?

While Sam doesn’t guarantee she will do that for you, the fact is she has helped many clients land high-profile speaking engagements (e.g.,TEDx, NASA,) and book deals (including Charlie Pellerin, Project Manager for the Hubble Telescope). She leverages her international contacts and 20+ year track record to connect you with decision-makers you wouldn’t have access to otherwise.

+ Does Sam only work with thought leaders?

It’s true that Sam has the privilege of working with famous people – from Gail Sheehy, (author of Passages) to Sandra Joseph (Christine in Broadways’ Phantom of the Opera) and the presidents of NSA, ICF, SHRM, EO, ASAE.

She welcomes people at all stages of their career and takes special delight in helping them scale their influence and income - for good.

+ Should I hire a social media expert or marketing person in addition to working with Sam?

Many clients tell us they have spent thousands of dollars on promotional campaigns that didn’t yield any results. They tell us, “We got more value from Sam in one session than all those other ‘experts’ combined.” Sam can help you craft languaging for your website, social media posts, book launch and sales copy that gets results.

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

Yes, many clients arrange for a team member to participate so they can operationalize what is produced.

+ Can I record my session?

You are encouraged to record your sessions. The strategy and language you and Sam develop is often “perfect” and you want to be sure to capture it. Clients tell us they listen to their recordings again and again. They get new insights each time and are inspired by Sam’s encouragement and brilliance.



Preparing for Successful Communication

Many people tell us Sam's LinkedIn course is the best communication course they've ever taken

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What They’re Saying

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

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 (clients include Marriott, Coca-Cola, McDonalds, GE, Shell Oil, Subway, Prudential, Re-Max, Toyota)

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

“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, President 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 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

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Ready for Next Steps?

Ready to start working with Sam?

Call us at 805-528-4351 or email Sam’s Business Manager, Cheri@IntrigueAgency.com.

Cheri is based in California and has run Sam’s speaking/consulting business for the past twenty years. She will be your point of contact while working with Sam. She can:

  • answer any questions you might have

  • help you select the right package for your needs and goals

  • schedule your appointments

  • discuss whether working in person or virtually works best for you

  • arrange payment

  • email our detailed questionnaire (many clients say this kick-started their clarity).

  • discuss what prep work to send in advance

We look forward to hearing from you, and hope to have the pleasure and privilege of of working with you.