Brandon is a small town guy who escaped the ghastly Ohio winters and moved to St. Thomas to read books and live like a beach bum after graduation.
Sam, a Canadian World Champion figure skater, has always been the outdoorsy-type. After getting her degree in Outdoor Recreation she ran away to backpack Southeast Asia & climb base camp Mt. Everest.
Like something out of a cheesy romantic comedy, the two met while working aboard the Carnival Splendor based out of New York City.
Fast-forward 4 years and they've gone from vagabonding 20-somethings to professional public speakers and consultants that have sold more than $50 million dollars in luxury goods in the past 5 years.
Oh yeah, and they love teaching people how to communicate with each other...
How We Went From Broke College Grads to Traveling the World And Living Our Dream Life
As public speakers in the cruise industry, we mastered the art of small talk and how to connect with people instantly face-to-face. When you're out in the middle of the ocean without cell service, you learn how to create meaningful conversation with the people around you.
We're all in the same boat (literally)...so why not make friends?
After working at sea for 5 years (25 ships) and meeting hundreds of thousands of guests of all ages, backgrounds, & varying levels of success we realized it really isn't "what you know" but "who you know" that matters.
We took this motto to heart and started focusing on building strong relationships with influential people within our industry & learned how to build instant rapport & make valuable connections for others.
We started expanding our own network of power players who opened doors we never even knew existed...
From The High-Seas To High-End Luxury Goods
Once we built our circle of influence, we moved to land and became consultants for a few major luxury goods brands. Our job was to teach high-end jewelry sales people how to create credible first impressions and build instant rapport while selling.
No one needs a watch that costs more than a car, or jewelry more expensive than the average home price where I'm from; those sales are based on emotion and relationships.
At our peak we were selling more than $1,000,000 per month in jewelry and watches. That's a lot of bling...
Zenith Christophe Colombe
1.75ct. Alexandrite Ring
50ct. Diamond Necklace
We realized it didn't matter if we we're selling jewelry, or selling ourselves the exact same tactics apply.
Although the luxury goods industry is quite the wild ride, it wasn't as fulfilling as we had hoped...
So, we started Life's Secret Sauce with the goal of coaching motivated professionals how to use the soft skills we should have been taught years ago to communicate effectively, speak to be remembered, and build a valuable network that creates awesome opportunities.
So What Does Any Of This Have To Do With You?
We want to help as many as possible create their own dream lives in the same way that we have been able to. Our network was built on authentic relationships, engaging storytelling, and thoughtful follow up.
What we've learned along the way aren't some "super secret success strategies", but simple frameworks and systems that anyone can use to begin improving their own lives. But if we had to stress just one thing over anything else it would be...
Your Relationships are EVERYTHING
So join us, and our two incredible pups Azumi (left) & Akela (right) as we strive to put the human back into humanity. To keep the phones on the shelf a bit more, to unplug, & remember what it's like to have a genuine conversation with someone truly special in your life.
And stay tuned, because our next big adventure in the works, is to hit the road in a 33' RV and travel all over the US & Canada meeting as many people as we can along the way.