About the authors

Sam Beasley


Sam Beasley is a successful businessman entrepreneur who uses spiritual principles to establish and build and run his businesses. He is a charismatic speaker and dynamic workshop leader whose mission is to share what he’s learned so that others may become successful and fulfilled as well.

Sam is an experienced counselor who understands how people learn, stretch, and grow – he designs educational programs to maximize the opportunity for everyone to maximize their growth potential. Sam works with people from all walks of life, including coaches and therapists, to help them create solvent, successful business – encouraging them to in turn support their clients in attaining financial and spiritual freedom.

Sam has also been a passionate singer/songwriter for over 50 years and has been blessed to write, perform, and record with many of his musical heroes.  He credits his years in the music business with teaching him important lessons about creativity and spirituality.

Sam and his wife, Suzanne Lorenz, have been partners in life and in business for the past thirty years.  They have devoted the past 30 years to encouraging the public to stop driving under the influence.  Sam serves on the Board of Directors of the California Association of DUI Treatment Programs, working to improve the quality of interventions on those who have been arrested for DUIs.

Sam and Suzanne coauthored and published a book on the connection between financial net worth, psychological and spiritual self-worth, and self-care – Wealth and Well-Being: How Therapists, Counselors, and Helping Professionals Can Assist Clients through the Emotional Barriers to Financial Independence – and a companion workbook, Wealth and Well-Being Workbook: Overcoming Barriers to Financial Independence (Any Wind Publishing).

Sam’s books, like his workshops, are filled with inspirational wisdom, as well as practical how-to tips. Whether his audience is therapists and counselors, creatives who want to make a living with their art, or regular folks who want to enhance their savvy and skill with money, his goal is to help people achieve freedom – freedom from want and freedom from fear. Sam teaches and inspires thousands with his wisdom, compassion … and sometimes a song or two as well.

BJ Gallagher


BJ Gallagher is an inspirational speaker and prolific author. She writes business books that educate and empower, women’s books that enlighten and entertain, and gift books that inspire and inform. Whether her audience is corporate executives, working women, or job seekers, her message is “The Power of Positive DOING.” She motivates and teaches with empathy, understanding, and more than a little humor.

BJ’s international business fable, A Peacock in the Land of Penguins (Berrett-Koehler)is THE best-selling diversity book in the world – published in 23 languages. Her other business books include: Being Buddha at Work: 108 Ancient Truths on Change, Stress, Money, and Success (Berrett-Koehler) with a Foreword by the Dalai Lama, YES Lives in the Land of NO: A Tale of Triumph Over Negativity (Berrett-Koehler), and a career book, It’s Never Too Late To Be What You Might Have Been (Viva Editions). Her newest book is The Leadership Secrets of Oz (Simple Truths).

BJ’s inspirational books include: The Power of Positive Doing (Simple Truths), If God Is Your Co-Pilot, Switch Seats (Hampton Roads), The Road to Happiness (Simple Truths) and Learning to Dance in the Rain (Simple Truths).

BJ has been featured on CBS Evening News, the Today Show, Fox News, PBS, CNN, and other television and radio programs. She is quoted frequently in various newspapers, women’s magazines, and websites, including: O the Oprah magazine, Redbook, Woman’s World, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Orlando Sentinel, Financial Times (U.K.), Guardian (U.K.), MSNBC.com, CareerBuilder.com, CNN.com, Forbes.com, among others.

In addition to writing books, BJ also conducts seminars and delivers keynotes at conferences and professional meetings across the country.

Her clients include: IBM, Chevron, US Veteran’s Administration, John Deere Credit Canada, Volkswagen, Farm Credit Services of America, Raytheon, US Department of Interior, Phoenix Newspapers Inc., the American Press Institute, Infiniti, Nissan, Atlanta Journal Constitution, among others.