Ep. 5

Be In Service After Your Service

“When your dreams include service to others - accomplishing something that contributes to others - it also accelerates the accomplishment of that goal. People want to be part of something that contributes and makes a difference.” -Jack Canfield

And this episode is all about how to enter service after you’ve left the service based on Sam’s first hand perspective of making the ultimate comeback of wanting to take her own life.

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Sam is a 9/11 First Responder, former United States Secret Service Agent, speaker and author.


With her B.S. in Criminology and Criminal Justice, her J.D. from the Howard University School of Law, and experience as a Law Enforcement Officer, she has become an expert in handling stress and managing PTS. She has spoken nationally to Law Enforcement, Veteran, business, and faith-based communities on how to recognize and combat the effects of PTS, how to minimize the damage stress can cause in the workplace, and how to support those who have PTS.


Sam’s been featured in People Magazine, on ABC, CBS, Blaze TV with Glenn Beck and in other local and national media. She is the author of The Silent Fall: A Secret Service Agent’s Story of Tragedy and Triumph After 9/11.

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Sam is the recipient of the United States Secret Service Director’s Citation for Valor for her service on 9/11. Sam has also been honored with the Texas State Flag from the Texas House of Representatives in recognition of her service as a United States Secret Service Agent, and a Proclamation from the Texas Senate honoring her continued service to the citizens of the State of Texas.

In this Take Command Conversation, Sam talks about:

  • How to change your training
  • What inspired her to enter the Secret Service
  • How to move through anxiety and depression

And I asked her:

  • What to do when the imposter voice is screaming
  • About her experience as one of the few women in the Secret Service
  • How to redefine titles that others use to describe you

And you’ll learn the surprising way she incorporates her training to be in service of others today.