Sam Ovens’ Consulting Accelerator program promises to help anyone find their niche and build a successful consulting business in 6 weeks or less. The cost of the course is USD $2,000 and available through an online video learning platform.
Now, I just want to say that I had never invested that much money in myself and was scared to invest in the program to start with because I’d heard from all sides that Sam Ovens is a fraud. I decided to write this review for you in the hope that it will help you to make the best informed decision you can make before making this investment. Stick around till the end for my big reveal.
In this in-depth review I'll be sharing with you where I was when I started, where I am now, and if I would honestly, truthfully ever recommend this course to anyone.
In November 2017 I was trying to build my business as a brand coach for female entrepreneurs but was struggling to break into the market.
I remember the day vividly when I was on Facebook when an ad about Sam Ovens’ Consulting Accelerator program popped up in my newsfeed. At first I ignored it but his ad kept popping up and eventually I clicked on it and signed up for free webinar (as you’ve probably done).
In Sam’s ads and free webinar he promised to help anyone find a niche. That was my biggest problem at that time so I decided to Investigate this Kiwi guy further.
At first, I logged onto Google and typed in “Is Sam Ovens a fraud?”. Plenty of articles popped up straight away claiming Sam Ovens was a fraud – and even that he was not a real person. Of course, none of that exactly filled me with confidence to invest in him. But at the same time he claimed to have got results, having produced 24 millionaires. And he had the answer to my problem, which was to find my niche.
For more than a week, I would get my credit card out and type in the details only to chicken out in the last second. I’d then go back onto Google and read more proof about why this guy wasn't real. I went to a lot of trouble trying to prove that he is a fake. But I also couldn't ignore the amount of people who claimed to have gotten results after taking the course.
Eventually, I decided to go for it. What's the worst that can happen I thought? (Yes I had never ever invested that much money in one go and yes, it was a sh*t load of money for me.) If he’s a scam artist, then I lose $2,000, but what if he's not and what if what he's teaching actually works? What are $2,000 if potentially I could earn so much more with his knowledge? It came down to how much I believe in myself, and since I was clear that working as my own boss was the only future for me, I decided to lean into faith.
I disappeared to a quiet corner at my desk, plugged my headphones in, got my credit card out, punched my numbers in, prayed to God for the best and clicked the purchase button.
My heart was pumping with excitement and I was feeling a mixed bag of emotions from relief to a sense of accomplishment and then – doubt.
The confirmation emails didn't take long to land in my inbox and within a few seconds I found myself within the consulting accelerator platform.
I had done it, I was in. My doubt was gone.
I immediately dived into the content and listened to Sam's first video. It blew my mind and from that second on I knew that I had made the right decision.
The Content - Mindblowing
In the course, Sam teaches:
Week 1 - Fundamentals and Foundations
Week 2 - New Paradigm and World View
Week 3 - Alchemy of Client Conversion
Week 4 - Alchemy of Client Attraction
Week 5 - Fractal Facebook Evolution (this training alone is insane if you’re looking to learn how to run Facebook ads!!)
Week 6 - Minimum Viable Service Delivery
Week 7 - “The Next Level”
There is also a Bonus - The Digital Marketing Bonus
The way Sam breaks down information is just incredible. He uses the principles of quantum physics and Darwin's evolution theory to explain the parallels in business and life in the most extraordinary intelligent lightbulb moment way. Many of the examples are very good analogies or metaphors that are still as present in my head, and if you're anything like me than hearing information this way will really help you internalize it and remember it (my favourite is how to make the 3% of clients themselves reveal to you).
Sam uses the principles of quantum physics and Darwin's evolution theory to explain the parallels in business and life.
It felt like he was breaking down the wisdom of the universe in a few easy sentences that gave me a profound understanding of business, the world and life that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.
The Mindset Work - Phenomenal
The mindset work Sam exposes you to is phenomenal. He introduced me to concepts that had never even crossed my mind yet seem to resonate with me and help me get unstuck on so many levels. He helped me realise that in order to become successful I had to change into a character to whom success would come easily. He made me understand that it didn't matter where I was right now only who I was becoming. And his work help me design a new character I needed to become in order to be successful. I now take action everyday towards becoming the person I want to be.
This mindset week module is so out of this world, mind blowingly, profound and enlightening that I can honestly say it has shifted my paradigm into a new dimension.
But this week's was also hard because he makes you come face to face with your own reality and get you to accept full responsibility for where you're at in life. it was a hard truth to year but totally necessary to set me on the tracks to success.
Before Sam I never did mindset work and I found it a little difficult in the beginning to put time aside for it first thing in the morning and before bedtime. For a long time I never did the bed time mindset work, see pic 1.
I also never exercised because I simply didn't have time for it, see pic 2.
But then I realised I will never have the time until I make the time. So with that mindset shift I started to block out time in my Alchemy Planner to exercise and to do evening mindset work, see pic 3.
The same time I decided to make time to exercise I also started to do my evening mindset work, see pic 4.
From there I saw a huge shift in my productivity happiness focus and the way I showed up for my clients.
Now I stick to my routine start my day with my morning mindset and affirmations and read my mindset and affirmations again before bedtime as if my life depends on it, see pic 5.
Success - First Client
It took me a long time, I am not going to lie, but eventually I got my first USD $2K client, using Sam’s tactics and I could ring the bell. Ringing the bell is our ritual in the group everytime someone gets a client. I had been waiting for the opportunity to ring the bell ever since I started, but I couldn't decide on my niche and so I did a lot of niche jumping.
(I also found a business partner in the group Jawad Sabra who I’ve become accountability partners and we meet up every Friday and chat for 2 hours, which is amazing.)
The Facebook Community - Priceless
With Sams program comes a Facebook community which is an unbelievable resource of everybody taking the course. This Facebook community has been such an incredible source of support, help, guidance, inspiration to me numerous amount of times.
I made connections with people in Greece, London, New York, California, Australia, across Asia and Europe and have added hundreds of people to my personal network of friends, some of which I talk to on a daily basis.
In hindsight I would have paid just to be part of the Facebook community because I got so much value out of it. Think about it like a private mentoring group on top of Sam’s program.
If you are like me you spend a lot of time in female only Facebook groups you will value this Facebook group a lot because of the input from male and females.
I find that as females we make decisions based on emotions whereas guys make decisions based on results and rational behaviour. For me personally this mixed group has provided me with a broad spectrum of information which help me consider a business problem from a totally different standpoint then I normally would have.
The commitment in the group to help each other is unrivalled and I myself have been on numerous Facebook Messenger calls with millionaires and female entrepreneurs around the world. Advice has been offered to me every time I reached out to the group with a problem as well as I have offered solution to other members equally.
You still have to do the work of course but you also get a community on hand 24/7 who are there to help whenever you decide to reach out for help.
Long Sessions - Too Long?
Some people find the sessions are too long.
But for somebody like me who is very slow learner and not a native English speaker, hearing the same information repeatedly but from slightly different angles or using slightly different words to drive the point home has really helped me internalise a lot of information from the program. I love listening to Sam's calm and laser sharp focused voice and I found that his pace was perfect to give me enough time to process the information.
They say you have to listen to information a few times before your brain actually starts to create new neurological connections distilling new information. I find that Sam's teaching style has help me do that because he consistently repeats the underlying values and principles in combination with different scenarios that help my brain to take in the work and shift my mindset on a deeper level.
Worksheets - The Only Worksheets l Need
After each session Sam will ask you to download his worksheet provided and to fill them in and upload them in your own time. At first I thought that worksheets are not going to do much for me because I was judging them based on the simplistic look typed in on a Google form.
But the content of this worksheets is anything but simple. The worksheets have method and strategy behind them and are there for a reason, which is to help you build your consulting business as well as possible, with no nonsense, just down to the point.
These worksheets are now part of my daily routine and I access them on speed dial on my computer a few dozen times a day (seriously!)
I stick to Sam’s method and use this worksheets for everything because I’ve seen amazing results. The principles he teaches are legit and timeless.
Respect - You Can Literally Ask Sam ANYTHING
One thing I've always loved about Sam style is that he comes across very, very respectful of everybody and everything.
He is never arrogant despite the sometimes really silly questions ;)
(If you’re on one of his live streams you will hear some questions over and over and you’ll know what I mean ;) ). He shows respect for everyone and makes you feel like you can ask any question and no question is too stupid to be asked. I think this has made a lot of people feel at ease and really open up and has helped us all solve problems together and to move forward together learning from other people's mistakes and questions.
6 Weeks - Wasn’t Realistic For Me Personally, But For Many Others
The suggested length of the course is 6 weeks but it took me more like 6 months (which was partly due to me moving from London via Germany to Australia but also because I am a slow learner and take a lot of time for new information to set and there is A LOT of information).
But there are plenty of others who have managed to finish the course in 6 weeks and have achieved amazing results.
If you stick to the schedule and listen to each video every day I’m sure you can get through each module per week but I wanted time in between each video to digest and take it all in.
Weekly Live calls with Sam - A Real Insight How Sam’s Brain Works
As a member of the Consulting Accelerator (CA) you get access to Sam personally once a week during his 2 hour long live Q&A in this apartment (back in New York) where you can ask him anything.
In the beginning I have to admit, I felt a little overwhelmed and didn't join those weekly live calls until later in the program.
But after I joined my first live session I was yet again totally blown away by the support provided by Sam. He jumps on the call every Saturday 3pm EST which is Sunday 5am in Australia but it was worth getting up for them.
These weekly live calls with Sam are worth so much in itself because you get to experience how he approaches a problem. And for me that was the most valuable of all because you got to experience how Sam's brain works.
Also, learning what I learnt in the modules and then being able to bring that knowledge to the call and then hear Sam repeat what he believes and why he teaches what he teaches with real life examples (real life student problems) really made it hit home how to think about a problem, how to approach and solve it and how not to approach it. It goes to show that everything Sam teaches in his CA program is legitimately how he thinks and does business. And this thinking makes him 50+ million a year – he’s definitely on to something.
Like anything else, problem solving is like a muscle you need to flex. And I find the more I hear him go over how to find your niche, or how to approach your client’s problem, or why your message should be like this, the more I’m stopped from wasting time going down a rabbit hole. Now, I definitely think more like Sam.
Seriously, if you can’t make it to the call watch the replay! You don’t want to miss access to the inner working of Sam’s genius brain.
Sales Calls Formula - Learn How To Become A Master At Sales (And how I use it all the time)
Just after Christmas, after I had arrived in Australia, I had my first ever strategy session booked with a potential client using Sam’s process. And I used his famous sales script, which I had practiced before in the group together with other students (and as you're going to do too). But I felt like a robot running through the script without be able to fully concentrate on my client and to my surprise that client signed AUD 7,999 for 3 months coaching with me.
I was so surprised when she said yes that I couldn't even believe it. I didn't have any payment system or contract setup (which Sam does provide, but I just didn’t expect my client to say yes so quickly, so I hadn’t set it up). So I got off to call and followed his instructions quickly to set up a payment system. Now I've done so many sales calls that I don't follow the script any more BUT I do follow the fundamental underlying principle of the script that Sam has laid out to the T. This fundamental formula of how to guide a sales conversation is ingrained in my brain now and there is no way that I’m ever going to not follow this structure of the script. I even use the same principle now when I write my Instagram post, when I speak to potential clients on Facebook messenger or face to face.
I now know what moves people to get their credit card out ;)
Consulting - This Will Put Your Consulting Business On The Map
Before I joined Sam's course I didn't really know what makes a good coach or consultant.
Now I understand the fundamental basics of of what makes a good coach, consultant, business owner and salesperson. I understand the process I now have to take my clients through to make them see value in my service and to make working with me a no-brainer.
Conclusion - Best Investment Ever
Some of the stuff I learnt in Sam's course will stay with me a lifetime and I feel like I have been given the basis of business understanding that I was lacking before. I now know why business is done in a certain way, and I know how to convert people into customers, and that will never go out of style no matter how the times or media platforms change. Practising these fundamental basics has given me a new consulting muscle and the confidence to use it.
Sam is a pro in business and I find his principles apply in business, relationships, negotiation and life in general.
For me it was the best course and investment I have ever done and I know that this experience and community will serve me for a long, long, long time to come. I feel like part of a bigger movement and I'm proud that I am a member of CA.
Is This Course Right For You?
If you want to learn how to set up your own profitable consulting business this course is for you.
If you have a laptop, headphones, wi-fi and a place to sit somewhere without interruptions you will get everything and more out of this course. It will change the way you think and it will stay with you for lifetime.
If you really want this - the community is there to support you.
If you are ready to become a consultant, getting paid doing what you love - the course will teach you.
If you’re looking for a mentor – Sam is the real deal. The most honest and humble creative business brain of the 21 century.
Myth busted - Is Sam a scam?
Absolutely not. Haters will always be haters and if you want to look for proof that this isn't real I'm sure you can find information but I'm here to tell you that this is by no means a scam, or fake or not real. Sam is as much a human being like you and I, on a mission to make a mark in the world and to cash in on our passion.
Everything in Sam's course is backed up by real people with real results and real examples.
How Can I Join? Start Your Free Trial (And Get $500 Off)
As a member of the consulting accelerator I have the privilege to get you in for cheaper. And I'm happy to personally refer you to the program and give you $500 off the normal price by using this referral link. If you want to get started and get the course with $500 off (I had to pay full price when I joined, lucky you), then fill out this contact form and I will forward it to Sam’s team who will then send you your personal invite.