Sam Makhoul is program director and chief curator of expert speakers and contributors.
He is also author of the book, A Higher Branch.Sam is a teacher at heart who is extremely passionate about bringing value to the higher branch community. Sam’s personal mission is to empower people to become their own life architect and to find clarity among the plethora of confusing information.
Sam holds a Master of Laws degree and is also Founder and Managing Director of MSA National, a law company with a team of over 360 empowered people, specialising in banking and finance law. His clients include numerous Australian and international financial institutions including Westpac, Macquarie Bank and National Australia Bank. As an entrepreneur, he has started several successful businesses during his career and is credited with designing some of the most effective business strategies during volatile economic conditions and an ever-changing digital landscape.
With a curiosity that makes him see the potential in people, Sam is a highly effective success coach with practical entrepreneurial experience across all aspects of business management including strategy, product development, marketing, customer experience, recruitment, training, staff engagement, technology and financial accounting. His strength is in designing customer-centric people operations and is obsessed with providing value. His core values are empathy and humility and he credits his success to his ability to bring the best out of people and mentoring them to their personal greatness.
As a success coach Sam utilises his own proprietary programs that leverage his philosophy, principles and prescriptions pioneered in his book, A Higher Branch. As a keynote speaker dedicated to wellness in the workplace, Sam brings intensity to his message and speaks from experience. He sparks thinking and stirs emotions. His talks are dynamic, challenging and entertaining. He has the natural ability to explain complex life issues through magical and memorable stories.