YOU CAN CARVE YOUR OWN PATH.
You can create a business you love — one that helps others and gives you the freedom you’ve been searching for all this time — by being fearlessly Legally Legit.
Hi, there! I’m Sam, an attorney-turned-entrepreneur who HELPS COACHES + CREATIVES GROW LEGALLY LEGIT BUSINESSES THROUGH MY DIY legal templates + COURSE, FEARLESSLY LEGAL™, so you can STOP BEING AFRAID TO BE SUED, GET PAID, AND PROTECT YOUR CONTENT.
I spent much of my nearly 5 years as a corporate attorney and litigator staring out the window at the birds.
Although I was thriving professionally — winning awards, cases, clients, etc. — I was crumbling on the inside.
I had gone so far down a path I never really thought about going down in the first place that I didn’t know where to go from there.
I spent those years being unhappy, uninspired, and frankly, acting like a victim of my circumstances.
Until one day in May 2016, when a plane I was on coming home from Amsterdam nearly fell out of the sky.
Or at least it felt like it to me 😉
As our plane bounced, tumbled, and rocked way too much from side-to-side for my liking, I sat there thinking: “What are you DOING with YOUR LIFE?! What are you WAITING for?!”
Just like that, I realized I was, in fact, in control.
I controlled my destiny.
I controlled my happiness.
If I didn’t like how my life turned out, I could change it.
And I could do that by creating a business that helps others to create and grow businesses that help them get the same freedom I sought.
Yes, it would take tons of time, hard work, and lots of sacrifice, but I was the one who could do it.
Within just a few short months, I planned and made my exit from the law.
But my journey wasn’t over yet.
When I first left the law, I started my own health coaching business. I thought I’d found my “thing” and I wouldn’t ever need to pivot again.
Yet, something didn’t feel right.
Almost as soon as I started, I knew health coaching wasn’t the path I’d been searching for either.
I pressed on. I learned absolutely everything there was to learn about online entrepreneurship: websites, email marketing, social media, client onboarding, and so much more.
And then something incredible happened.
I met so many amazing women entrepreneurs who needed help navigating the murky legal waters of starting or growing their own online business.
In 2017, Sam Vander Wielen LLC was born — helping women with DIY legal templates, like contracts and website policies, that were easy to use, fun, and cozy.
I created this business to empower women with the legal info + education they need to run their own online business.
Maybe you haven’t wanted to take care of the ‘legal piece’ because you were afraid it’d be too expensive.
Or maybe you couldn’t find a lawyer who understood what you did or took you seriously.
And maybe you just wanted to work with another #girlboss who would empower, support, and have coffee with you.
If so, you’ve definitely come to the right place.
My clients are the type of women who are ready to step into the CEO role of their business like, yesterday.
They’re done burying their head in the sand, wondering and worrying about what legal docs they need in place to protect them in their business.
They know copying & pasting someone else’s docs won’t cut it because — 1. it’s illegal and 2. it’s basically like having nothing at all, since it’s not at all tailored to you or what you do.
Best of all, my clients are women who write me things like this:
I purchased Sam’s Total Website Solution bundle. In just putting them up on my website I instantly felt more protected, more successful, and totally set up as a legit business owner.
It truly made me feel “legally legit” which in turn, empowered me as a coach. I will ALWAYS recommend the business owners in my life to Sam. She’s the BOMB. Sam, truly. You’re incredible. You’re fun to talk to, you’re supportive, informative, and you truly have a gift of empowering others and helping them to their next level. Thank you! – Paige Schmidt, paigeschmidt.com
Working together, whether it’s through one of my DIY legal templates, BizStorming sessions, or Fearlessly Legal™ online course will help you move past the fear and into the CEO role you need to take on to be successful in this business world.
Are you ready to get #LegallyLegit?
Get the legal docs and mentorship you need to take your business to the next level.
You’ll confidently share your website, send your clients your contract, and create the content you’ve dreamt of putting out there without fear of getting in trouble.
Are you ready to be fearless? I’m here for you.
Need help learning how to set up your business, get new clients, advertise your services, and connect with the right people? You’ll love my BizStorming™ sessions. We chat for 90-minutes over the phone, 1-on-1 to business plan, strategize, and knock down walls together.
Fearlessly Legal™ + Ultimate Bundle
What my Clients Say…
The GOOD Fest
RACHEL & KYLE WRIGHT
Sam feels like a good friend and offers you support in a powerful yet feminine way. She is there to help you and is not full of her ego or in any way there to rip you off. I have a friend and confidant for life!" - Paula Sockolich of Sacred Lotus Healing
The templates are so easy to use! Sam puts the video tutorials in a simple, easy to digest format. I can now explain the contracts to future clients so they can absorb the information." - Mara Davanzati of Nourish Sankalpa, nourishsankalpa.com
I can't say enough about how practical and clear Sam's templates are, and how helpful the video tutorials were. I have purchased legal templates from other shops before but found them riddled with errors and felt that there wasn't enough guidance provided on how to complete them." - Meg Wheeler, Meg K. Wheeler
Michelle Curtis, NTP
The Ultimate Bundle really explained the 'why' of the legal templates and when to use them. The 10 legal templates that came in the Ultimate Bundle were so easy to use and came with their own video tutorial on how to fill them out so I could tailor them to my business and needs.
The format of the course modules and Sam's willingness to help answer questions if I wasn't sure what a section of a form meant or if needed clarification, were so helpful.
If a friend asked if she should invest in the Ultimate Bundle, I'd say "Do it!" Don't waste your time and effort trying to piece something together on your own, leaving you vulnerable. It will put your mind at ease, knowing that you've covered your bases and you'll be empowered with information on what all those legal terms mean. Sam definitely makes it all seem less scary to figure out!" - Aypril Porter, Living Matters Nutrition