Pamela Jackson Sams
Pamela Jackson Sams, with Jackson Sams Wealth Strategies, aims to help single women, especially those coming out of divorce, get comfortable with their money and plan for their financial futures.
Before entering into the financial industry, Pamela was in marketing and advertising. She found marketing jobs to be few and far between as the information age transformed the industry to be digitally based, so she went back to school and got her MBA in financial management.
As long as Pam can remember, people all around her have always been drawn to her for advice. “I had a small advice column when I was in middle school called ‘Ask Pam,'” she recalls. “No matter where I go – I’m in the grocery store, I’m in the gas station – people are always asking me for advice.” Pam decided to marry her talent for giving advice with her financial management degree, and thus Jackson Sams Wealth Strategies was born.
Make Your Niche Work For You
Pam works primarily with single women between ages 45 and 65. Seems oddly specific for a financial advising company, right? Well, it’s the magic behind Pam’s success. She was able to recognize the type of client that she attracts given her business method and personality, and decided to focus all her efforts on the demographic that works for her.
Since Pam took the time to analyze what was working for her and what wasn’t, she has enjoyed the benefits of working with clients that connect easily with her. Those clients “just kind of happened to naturally attract to [her] practice and her process, so that’s why [she] decided to just kind of niche it, and just focus on that particular demographic, so [she does] a lot of seminars, and [she does] a lot of workshops specifically targeted towards that demographic.”
Values Guiding Values
Jackson Sams Wealth Strategies exists to guide people in finances as well as life in general. If Pam is able to give one of her clients helpful advice not pertaining to finance, she doesn’t hold back because she knows that she has the ability to help that person improve their life. That’s really what attracts her clients to her; Pam has a natural way of getting to know people and understanding them in a way that allows her to advise them in many aspects of their lives.
Pam exemplifies the importance of her values to her clients by standing strong in her Christian faith, maintaining integrity, telling it like it is, and advocating a judge free zone. “I can only take you from where we are right now, and move you forward,” says Pam. “I’m not gonna judge what happened in the past, what decisions happened, why you did or didn’t do any particular thing. We just have to clean up what you currently have.”
The Fruits of Labor
Pam’s knack for giving advice has really paid off. She has always found joy in doing it, but nothing beats getting to witness the results after her advice is followed. “The most rewarding part is really seeing the implementation of the plan, and then really seeing the outcome,” she beams. “So you know, right now I’ve been practicing the last 16 years, so now I’m starting to see kids go to college on college plans that we set up, you know, years ago.”
She also has retired clients who she gets to see moving to their dream homes thanks to their successful implementation of her plans. It has been extremely rewarding for Pam to have clients come back and say things like, “If I didn’t have you in my life, who knows what would have happened?”
On the Horizon
Pam feels that she is doing exactly what she should be doing with her life. She hopes to continue growing at a steady pace and expand to help as many people as she can. “My ultimate thing is really to kind of take my practice to the next level, maybe franchise it out,” she says. “I do have a fairly unique process, so you know, duplicating myself in a franchise process, and really getting kind of more education centers for women.”
If you are interested in learning more about Jackson Sams Wealth Strategies, visit their website at www.jacksonsams.com where you can get full access to Pam’s story in addition to information about helpful financial planning seminars. You can also follow their Facebook or Twitter page to stay up-to-date.