Episode 41

41. How to create a professional brand that POPS with guest expert Marie-France Samba

Published on: 10th May, 2023

Y'all, your name holds serious power, and it's time to own it and showcase your greatness!

Today's special guest is personal branding and leadership strategist and visibility coach Marie-France Samba. She's THE person you want to hear from when thinking about your brand, so make sure you've got a pen and paper ready before tuning into this episode.

In today's episode, Marie-France drops so many gems about owning who you are and leveraging your uniqueness for an impactful career.

Personal branding and leadership strategist, savvy entrepreneur and speaker. Marie-France was born and bred in Paris, spanning a successful career of more than 18 years in the Press industry – working with the likes of Elle magazine - Music industry, Sony and Warner Music and marketing agencies; where she developed her communication, creative, and branding skills and gained self-awareness about her personal brand and influence.

She went on to create her first business in 2009, a language Academy in Paris, before developing a real passion for women empowerment and starting her coaching business in 2017. As a leader in personal branding and influence, Marie-France is mission-minded, effective and highly dedicated to unleashing her clients" uniqueness and passionately supports them to stand out and become leaders in their field by creating a compelling personal brand for more influence, impact and income.

Her proven signature program, The Personal Brand Mastery Method™, has helped women worldwide to grow their influence and businesses.


In today's episode, we cover the following:

  • The story of her name and why your name is your power
  • How she helps her clients to own their story
  • How she defines your professional and personal brand
  • Owning your brand and story
  • How to know when it's time to evolve your brand
  • Tips for using your brand to increase your visibility and grow your career as a woman of color
  • Why vulnerability is the new strong
  • Marie-France's advice to her younger self


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Guest info:

To start a conversation with Marie-France, follow her on LinkedIn @Marie-France Samba. If you'd like to work with Marie-France, you can view her offerings on her website, mariefrance-samba.com.


Let's connect!

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