Our Mission

We are dedicated to empowering people with a simple and effective framework for high performance fearless living. Our program and events provide the principles to become your own life architect and the tools to constantly review and upgrade every aspect.

We live in an era where self-awareness and curiosity have been ditched in favour of learning that focuses on all things external from trigonometry to Shakespeare. But there is so much more to being human than learning how to pass exams or being a doctor, plumber, accountant or beautician. These are things we do to make money and find fulfilment. But they do not define who we are. We are so much more than that.

At a Higher Branch Success Academy, we take a holistic look at personal performance by using the eight areas of life as the roadmap to life and the five-step method for conscious living as the guide to growing in each of them.

Our aim is to help you live a complete life and not just a balanced one. We will help you find meaning and purpose, not just happiness.

Once you attend one of our Upgrade Your Life events or complete The Power of Eight program, you become a member of A Higher Branch Success Academy community for life. You will receive priority registration for all future events, before they are offered to the public. You will also receive VIP invitations to special one-off events and workshops held during the year by our team of subject matter experts.


Whether you are a CEO, stay at home parent, retiree or student, A Higher Branch Success Academy will bring all areas of your life into clear focus.

Cathy Dimarchos
CEO - Australia

A Higher Branch Success Academy is a breath of fresh air. The principles are powerful and the results have been nothing short of remarkable.

Paul Agnew
Managing Partner, McKays Solicitors - Australia

You have inspired me every time I have interacted with you. Thank you once again for everything. I look forward to growing under your leadership and coaching.

Bernard Desmond

I will be letting all of my friends know about A Higher Branch Success Academy. I hope they reach as many people as possible.

Tom Sullivan
Accounts Manager, Publishing - Australia

A Higher Branch Success Academy is compulsory for anyone serious about business excellence and wealth creation.

Bakous Makari
Wealth Creation Expert and Winner 2010 Business Person of the Year - Australia

A simple, smart and sage guide to rebooting every aspect of your life. Packed with all the inspiration, knowledge and techniques you need to become the best version of yourself.

Carl Honore
An award winning writer, broadcaster and TED speaker

I have seen positive changes almost instantly in areas of my life that I have been neglecting. I have recommended it to my closest friends and family.

Scott Dalton
Real Estate Agent - Australia

A Higher Branch Success Academyhas given me the courage and strength to make important life decisions. It also provided me with the answers so simply and taught me to live my true self.

Therese Slan
Financial Counsellor - Australia

A Higher Branch Success Academy embraces all the values that are close to my heart. Inspiring, thought-provoking and action-provoking! It is this type of philosophy that the world needs right now.

Mark Lehane
CFO - Australia

A one-of-a-kind and a must-read for anyone looking for a holistic way of integrating all parts of their life. This is the magic of Sam’s book. He has a unique way of seeing things. I can’t recommend it highly enough.

Mark Bunn
Bestselling Author of 'Ancient Wisdom for Modern Health' and International Health and Performance Speaker.

I am now living my life by the eight trees and the circle of conscious living.

Sandy Aitkenhead


Join us at Upgrade Your Life 2019