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 empowers women with DIY legal templates + mentorship so you can fearlessly create and grow your online, service-based business in a #LegallyLegit way.
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:
“Sam’s legal templates gave me the piece of mind I needed. As I sat there after everything was finally in place on my site, I actually chuckled to myself — why had I put it off so long?! The DIY legal templates were just so convenient, and while there’s no question it’s an upfront business expense – it was worth every penny!” – Krista G.
Working together, whether it’s through one of my DIY legal templates, BizStorming sessions, or Fearlessly Legal online course (coming soon!) 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.
Self-Care for entrepreneurs
It won’t matter that you have 38k Instagram followers or 10,000 page views per month if you’re not performing at your best. The health coach & business mentor in me wants to make sure you’re taking care of yourself, too, regardless of whether this is your side hustle or you’re in full-blown entrepreneur mode.