Life of a Supermum: Samantha’s Story

Mum of 3 Samantha discovered a passion for Salesforce when starting a business with her husband, and went on to join our Supermums Programme to learn more, get back in to the workplace, and help make a difference!

  • Course: Salesforce Admin Course
  • Region: EMEA
  • Sector: Charitable Organisations
Sam decided to upskill and accelerate her Salesforce career because.. 

Prior to starting a family, I had a successful career in the beauty industry but knew that this was not a viable option once I became a mother to my three gorgeous children.  After nine years, my husband and I started a Salesforce consultancy. Initially I was doing behind the scenes admin work and managing the financials, and found I was using more and more Salesforce, and that’s where the interest grew. 


Having used Salesforce for four years, my knowledge was growing rapidly.  I hadn’t been out in the workplace for thirteen years, and I realised this was a perfect step to get me back out into the workplace whilst allowing me to still maintain the flexibility I wanted as a mum. 


I started trying to upskill in Salesforce myself. It was all very well trying to learn to do it yourself, but it’s very different when you’re actually doing it in real life, and that’s where the Supermums course came in. 


Sam decided to upskill in Salesforce Admin course with Supermums because.. 


The project side of the course for me was the main selling point, and it was a real turning point for me. It was tough but getting the opportunity to apply all the knowledge you learn at the start of the course into a working organisation really is the best way to learn. You get to feel what it would be like if you were doing a Salesforce Administrator job. 


I would have a weekly meeting with my mentor and we go through everything for the week ahead but also look back at any difficulties I had had the previous week. I always got the necessary support.   I was also very fortunate I had a very nice cohort and we all became friends; we all helped and supported each other along the way.  


You get the bug! Once you’ve done this course you want to go on and start doing other courses. I have highly recommended the Supermums course to many people and I will continue to do so. 


Sam was able to launch her new Salesforce career successfully because…. 

The programme is great, and the ongoing support you receive once the course has ended is equally as good and very rare.  The Supermums team and the trainers genuinely want you to succeed in your new career and go above and beyond to support and advise you in the best way they can. 


I got to train people at the very end of the work experience which I was very nervous about. I think that was the first experience I had speaking to people in a professional environment in many years, but it prepared me enough that when I walked into my first interview in 16 years, I got the job!  


And the confidence! When I first started, I probably wouldn’t have said a word the whole session, and now I feel comfortable because I know what I’m talking about.  


Sam has now successfully achieved a Salesforce career that offers them..  

Since March I have been based at Power to Change as their Salesforce Consultant.  The business loves Salesforce! My main love is when I get to train the staff and interact with the staff. I get to do a lot of development work. 


I work 2-3 days a week, some of which can be from home. Salesforce gives you the flexibility as a parent that a lot of people want: I can work from home, I can work from my mobile, I can do my day-to-day tasks and I can still be a mum.  

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