The world needs a new type of leader. One that's compassionate and inclusive and empowers others.

'A Visible Woman' is a transformational mastermind experience for women who are ready to embody a new form of leadership. 

A new form of leader is connected to her emotions and intuition. She's confident in speaking up. She knows her own mind and is comfortable in her body. She's authentic in her interactions and understands that leadership is about listening, and empathy, connection, and grace.

In order to lead differently, firstly you need to be happy to be visible; to be comfortable being seen and heard. 

Any of these sound familiar?

  • When you disagree with someone's opinion, you want to speak up but end up being diplomatic to avoid confrontation
  • You don't feel confident enough to back yourself and go all out in your business
  • You feel like you speaking up isn't worth it. You can't possibly cope with any more threats or insults
  • You feel exasperated and exhausted by your interactions with other people who seem uninterested in communication or listening and more focused on bullying you with their opinions
  • You don't put yourself forward for opportunities you'd actually love to be a part of
  • You're extremely careful about the opinions you post on social media
  • You're very aware that there can be serious repercussions to speaking up and you're unsure how to speak up without having to live with those consequences on a daily basis
  • You don't feel comfortable saying no and so end up overworked by not setting healthy boundaries

Perhaps you've been trying to change things in your own life.

You're no longer comfortable playing small and you've been trying to speak up more, share your ideas, and/or promote yourself at work or in your business. 

But it's all been a bit two steps forward, one step back.

It's time to change all of that. The world desperately needs more women to lead.

But we haven't been conditioned to lead. We've been conditioned to follow.

We've been told that our leadership style is too weak or if we're assertive, we're told we're too bossy.

When we raise our voices we're described as 'shrill' or as 'too emotional'.

As a result, perhaps you're terrified of being judged harshly if you take your ideas out into the world.

Or you let others speak first so you can edit your opinions to make them more palatable to the people you're speaking with.

Perhaps you're afraid of getting it wrong, of making a mistake, or being criticised.

Or you constantly question yourself. Worried that your ideas, products or services aren't good enough.

Here's what happens when you step into your birthright as a visible woman

You stop second guessing yourself and start confidently sharing your passions and yourself with the world

People respect your opinions and your boundaries

Opportunities open up to you that simply weren't there before. Life becomes much easier and more effortless

Libby Blakemore

I just LOVED A Visible Woman! It was just what I needed and I didn’t really know what I needed when I signed up but I knew I was stuck. I have had so many internal shifts since starting the course, I feel like I different person. I’m much more confident to say what I think, and in a calm, gentle way. I have been standing up for myself in my personal life in a way I haven’t before.

I think this work is so important, not just for women starting businesses but for women more generally. We have been lacking models of women who are both feminine and powerful and you are offering this, and leading the way.

Thank you thank you thank you!

Libby Blakemore, Adelaide, Australia
Megan Gogal

I would definitely recommend A Visible Woman to anyone thinking about doing it. The content is clear and powerful. The fb group is compassionate and supportive. I felt held and safe to explore the depth of the content and my patterns.

Samantha, you have no idea the scale of how much you have helped me see myself. The truth of me. I have so much love and acceptance now. You are a brilliant leader and I am so very grateful to you woman.

Megan Gogal, NSW, Australia

A Visible Woman is currently closed for registration.

We've all tried short cuts, hoped for quick fixes, prayed that the blocks would just disappear without us having to do the inner work. 

Here's the thing; without first clearing your visibility blocks, you always end up frustrated.

Some women end up building a protective mechanism around themselves; one that tells you you don't really want to be visible. That visibility is for other people.

Other women just power along, pretending that they're just like men in order to get along in their careers. 

But this style of leadership helps nobody. It doesn't create the kind of change we need in society. Change that only comes when leaders are inclusive, compassionate, collaborative, and know that the key to speaking with resonance is first to learn to listen. 

Ready to try something different?

A Visible Woman is a program that explores and clears out the patriarchal conditioning that inhibits women from leading and works with you to create an embodied form of feminine leadership which integrates healthy feminine and masculine principles and values.

A Visible Woman is informed by the understanding that visibility is a key component to leadership and one which must be understood through the lens of systemic inequality if women are to have the opportunity to lead from a place of integrity and authenticity.

Deconstructing the false identity society has created around womanhood, A Visible Woman is a chance to connect with the real you and lead from that place. In a style that feels completely natural to you.

A Visible Woman is a 4 month investigation of what it is to be visible as a woman on your own terms. 

It'll support you to uncover who you are beneath the identity society has constructed for you (and for all women). It'll show you what it looks like when you lead from that place.

The curriculum looks like this: 


This module is all about breaking down the conditioning we've inherited over thousands of years. Conditioning that says women's voices are not welcome, women are overly emotional, women are not natural leaders. We do a deep dive into the big four:

Week 1: The perfectionist and the people pleaser

The perfectionist is the one you can never please. Nothing is ever good enough, the work always needs more improvement before you put it into the world. She's deeply critical of herself and holds herself to impossible standards.

The people pleaser goes along to get along. She defers to what others want to do, she says yes when you want to say no, she's the peace maker, she's polite, she works hard to be liked and/or to be perfect. She's quiet and doesn't make noise.

Even when you've pushed against this conditioning your whole life, you'll recognise the pull of her. The societal pressure to be like her. To not be loud or bossy. To be compliant and well behaved. That's what we work on freeing you from this week.

Week 2: What they've told you a woman is

In week 2 we explore the ideals you're expected to live up to (as mothers, partners, career women, and in the home), and the limiting notions that have been espoused about what's possible for women in the world today. We break down these beliefs and release ourselves from any unconscious stories we've been carrying around that are no longer serving us.

Week 3: Whose body is this anyway?

In week 3 we turn to our relationships with our bodies. We explore the impact that trauma, boundary violation, disrespect for bodily autonomy, and media representation of women's bodies, impact on the way we engage with - and judge - our bodies. You'll release old wounding and your inner critic and learn a new way to live in harmony and connection with your body.

Week 4: Wealthy women?

In week 4 we explore the ways that women have been kept separate from money and the impact that has, as contemporary women, on our relationship with money. You'll uncover and release deeply held beliefs about women's inability to manage money and/or your right to be a wealthy woman, and you'll step into a new way of viewing money and your relationship to it.


Leadership modules today are influenced heavily by an approach to productivity and efficiency that became popular during the Industrial Revolution. Two hundred and fifty years later, it's time to evolve. Women have been in the workforce in great numbers since the 1960s and since that time we've been expected to behave like men to progress in our careers. But it doesn't need to be that way. There's a different way to lead and that's what this module is all about.

Week 1: Feminine and masculine leadership values

In this week, we explore what feminine values and masculine values look like and how they can be integrated to create a whole leader. In this context 'feminine' and 'masculine' isn't code for women and men. Both women and men are informed by the feminine and the masculine and this module explores how that plays out in each one of us.

Week 2: Rising the feminine

In order to come to a place of healthy integration, we must first release unhealthy notions of feminine values and approaches as being weak. Values like collaboration and connection, ease and receptivity, allowing rather than pushing, as well as how to utilise your capacity to receive intuitive guidance.

Week 3: The healthy masculine

In patriarchal societies masculine values dominate our work and home lives. In this week's content we'll explore how that has affected our relationship with time - specifically how we perceive and manage it - and how we can step toward a more integrated experience where masculine and feminine values interact with and support one another in a harmonious way.

Week 4: Circles not lines

In week 4 we release another archaic leadership approach; working solely from a place of linear thinking and doing. Instead you'll learn about circle thinking and doing. You'll learn how to understand progress less as an approach which takes you from point A to point B and instead, moves you in an ever deepening circular motion. When you really understand this approach to leadership, your relationships with your colleagues, your family, your community transform completely and your level of satisfaction with your life increases exponentially.


Interspersed throughout the program you'll experience four weeks of intensive clearing at the emotional, energetic, and mental levels. The four weeks include:

Your Visibility Story - This week you'll get to the core of the foundational story you're telling yourself that keeps you from being more visible in the world. After uncovering the story, you'll work through a series of exercises in order to clear out that story at the deepest levels.

I am seen, I am heard, I am fully expressed - These three visibility up-levelling classes are focused on shifting you from your current level of visibility to your desired level of visibility.

We’re all operating at a certain visibility setting; a level that we’re comfortable with.

In order to become more visible, we need to shift that setting.

You know those moments on social media when you write a post, sharing something that matters to you, and all you hear are crickets on the other end? OK, perhaps your mum likes it, but that’s about it?

But then you notice that a post that isn’t as interesting as yours – and in fact might be far less interesting – has a huge amount of engagement?

That’s all connected to your current visibility setting.

So that’s what we’ll be doing on the calls. Changing your setting. Up-levelling it.

In each call we’ll be focusing on a different aspect of visibility: I am seen, I am heard, and I am fully expressed.


Interspersed throughout the program you'll also experience four weeks of facilitated small group mastermind meetings.

You'll connect more intimately with your fellow A Visible Woman students, have an opportunity for others to provide feedback and strategic direction around your visibility and leadership project, and have a number of real time opportunities to put into practice everything you're learning with regard to being seen and heard.

During your mastermind weeks you'll also be focused on building visibility habits and putting processes into place to streamline your visibility efforts so that by the end of the program your visibility efforts will be running on auto-pilot.

This is what a recent student said about her experience in A Visible Woman, including the mastermind component;

'To anyone considering Samantha's course I can highly recommend it. Samantha is a very inspiring leader - so authentic and really walks her talk.

I've learned from Samatha about embodied leadership, I've really uncovered deeper layers of patriarchal conditioning in myself and society, I've learned some fantastic tools which I will continue to use.

I've stepped away from the predominance of the anxious mind - always trying to control everything and stepped more into a more balanced way of being i.e. bringing in the feminine qualities that had been suppressed, which are SO powerful!

The course is presented really well, flows nicely from one module to the next with just the right amount of content in my opinion.

I've also received HUGE value out of the 'break out' group I"m part of (with my fellow course participants) and we've formed a strong bond and will continue to meet (online) and support each other after the course officially ends.

I feel sad that the live programme is soon coming to an end for me but grateful and privileged to have been 'divinely guided' to it.' - Mary, United Kingdom

Rachel Hanrahan

I feel so grateful for the Visible Woman program. It helped me to learn and know the truth in what is best and aligned for me. I am doing less of what doesn't serve me and more of what makes my heart sing, I am doing more self care and aligning into more of what my heart truly desires.

This program empowers you in developing a self-knowledge and an awareness of how your voice has been shut down and strategies that best support you to step into your power. Discovering your unique experience and the collective cultural experience of being a woman in a patriarchal society and the difficulties in finding and keeping your valuable voice loud and proud.

I would absolutely recommend this program to others. Thank you for empowering me to continue with finding the courage and confidence required to be a visible woman in our time and age.

Rachel Hanrahan, Melbourne, Australia
Sophie Jeffries

Thanks to A Visible Woman I've become less afraid of being me. I feel all of a sudden that it's ok to be me. I don't need to be different.

I've learned how to speak up in a small group, how it’s ok to ask for help, that my voice may be expressed and also heard, my opinion, needs and experience are valid.

I've become unstuck in my life.

I've become visible with my blog, website, FB and Instagram without feeling sick about it but actually feeling excited.

Sophie Jeffries, Melbourne, Australia

What you get and how it works:

A Visible Woman is an online group coaching leadership program, delivered via video, audio, live streaming, transcripts, and live conference calls, so you can participate from anywhere in the world, and in a way that suits your schedule.

You start with a leadership project

In the weeks leading up to the start of the program you're support to choose a leadership and visibility project. Something to work on over the 4 months. The project can be anything that requires you to step out of your comfort zone and be more visible and/or become a leader. It could be a creative, work, community, family, social justice, philanthropic, or business project. At the beginning of the program, you'll refine your idea and really land on a project that feels appropriate to the timeframe and well matched to the resources you're able to allocate to it. 

A four month live coaching leadership program

We officially begin on 6 May 2019, finishing on 23 August 2019.

Over the course of your four month journey you'll receive weekly training - delivered in bitesized audio files (think of it like your own private podcast show for four months), with additional video content, fortnightly live streamed Q&A sessions, worksheets, and transcripts, to facilitate your best learning style.

Each week you'll learn through a combination of substantive learning (theory and story telling), self inquiry and clearing practices, inspired action (practical steps), and experiments in embodiment (living the teachings).

Interactive live group coaching calls with Samantha 

Every fortnight, founder of A Visible Woman, Samantha Nolan-Smith will host a live Q&A call to support you to:
personalise the materials to your own circumstances,
dive deeper with the content,
participate in live block clearing, and
identify your next best steps to really integrate the materials into leadership and visibility project.

Mastermind calls

Each month you'll have a week to integrate the materials and the opportunity to mastermind with other members around your leadership project. Throughout the course of the program, each member will have a chance to have their project brought into the spotlight in these mastermind sessions so you can receive feedback and insight from the group. 

The added benefit of this experience is that, at the end of the program, you have a ready made mastermind group to continue to work with, should you wish. 

A private online space 

During the program you'll receive access to a private online space to connect with like-minded women and support one another on your visibility journey.

The program and the group is structured as your own personalised visibility and leadership mastermind, as well as being a special sisterhood of women all upping their visibility game. Samantha provides personalised support and guidance in the group every week and this is also the location for the live Q&A calls for the duration of the program.  

Daily rituals and systems to support you

To realise consistent and sustainable change, at the beginning of each module you'll receive instructions around creating daily rituals and systems to support you with that month's content. You'll be supported to implement those rituals in a way that enhances your learning and deepens your understanding of the content.

By the end of the 4 months, you'll find that the rituals and systems have not just supported you during the program but are, by then, such ingrained, healthy habits that you're able to continue drawing on them without effort after the program is complete. 

Felicity Young-Rollo

In signing up to A Visible Woman I expected clarity on where I was with visibility and yet my mind has been blown on how my world has opened up and how I have already made great changes in making myself visible in many ways.

I have started taking action to let people know about my business. I uncovered how invisible I was making myself in the home and have been asking for more help! I've stopped being a martyr! (Almost)

I highly recommend working with Sam on this program, not only to benefit from the amazing and uncovering work she presents but also to connect with other women and hear their stories and perspectives in such a safe and supportive environment.

Felicity Young-Rollo, Sydney, Australia
Tamara Scenna

I've absolutely benefitted from this program, particularly with regard to learning to step back. I've learned to work through behaviours on different levels rather than just jumping and responding in the overwhelm.

I'm appreciating my value more and the ways that this will lead to the right path for me.

I loved the rituals which helped me ave really help get out of adrenalin rush of Sydney and into the flow of my trip. My husband has even noticed and commented on the difference in me.

Tamara Scenna, Sydney, Australia


An ongoing visibility and mastermind space

At the end of the 4 months you'll be welcomed into the Visibility Group - a space for A Visible Woman alumni to engage with one other, and to encourage each another to keep stepping forward into greater levels of visibility.

In that space you'll also benefit from the live Q&As hosted by Samantha throughout the year so you can continue to identify and clear out any visibility blocks that are arising, and receive ongoing support along your visibility journey.

Tapping (EFT) scripts

You know those moments when you're about to be visible and all of a sudden you feel sick with worry or fear? Or where you find yourself unable to hit publish on something you've just written?

We've got you covered with these three tapping scripts for running a live stream video, pitching yourself to an influencer, and sharing your perspective online (on your blog, vlog, social media, or podcast). Using these handy scripts just before you press record on your live video stream or on your email to an influencer will see you stepping into greater levels of visibility with ease rather than trepidation. 

A Visible Woman is currently closed for registration.

A Visible Woman is for you if:

You're ready to be free of the things that are holding you back from being fully yourself

You know it's time to start promoting yourself and your ideas in your business or workplace (and you're ready to realise the financial benefits that flow from confidently speaking up)

You're ready to be far more authentically visible and fully expressing yourself in all the ways your heart desires

Who'll be supporting you on your visibility and leadership journey?

That'd be me! My name's Samantha Nolan-Smith. I'm the CEO and founder of The School of Visibility and co-founder of Australian Women's Day. I'm also a feminist writer and visibility coach who supports women to be seen and heard in the world.

I work with women to overcome their visibility blocks so they can become authentic, visionary leaders in their fields.

I truly believe that the more women are willing to speak up, the more we'll be able to change the world for good.

I bring to A Visible Woman:

  • my unique combination of training in law and philosophy, as well as in a range personal and spiritual development disciplines (I'm qualified as a Hatha yoga teacher, Compassion Key Master Practitioner, and Journey Practitioner), plus my experience a business strategist and coach, yoga teacher, therapist and mentor
  • 30 years of working in government, multi-national companies, NGOs, community organisations, small businesses, and as a business owner and leader of a number of voluntary, community based initiatives
  • a decade's worth of experience running my own business and supporting women in the women's empowerment space
  • another decade (prior to that) working in social justice and public policy
  • my own visibility and leadership journey which I'm still on (and will be for life) which saw me co-founding a women in law group at the University of NSW as a young woman and co-founding the first national day for women and girls in Australia 25 years later. Through a lived understanding of the invisibility issues that arise as a consequence of sexual trauma, anxiety, depression, and chronic illnesses, that same journey also taught me how to receive and act on my own inner wisdom and take huge leaps with my personal and professional life, uncovering my authentic voice and leadership style along the way.

What people say about being in mastermind programs with me...

Karenna Reidy

I loved every part of the experience; the interaction, being with similar minded women, the positive, helpful feedback from Sam and the others. It has helped my business tremendously- through the feedback, discussion and implementation calls - I feel like I have everything I need to forge ahead.

Karenna Reidy, Sydney, Australia
Diana Wilks

Sam, and her team live their beliefs and commitment to providing the best service with personal awareness, humour, fluidity and focus to create a new paradigm empowering women to deliver our inspirations to the world. I think Sam is a miracle worker, pioneer in her field and it's a blessing to have access to her support and intelligent inquiry.

Diana Wilks, New Zealand

At the end of A Visible Woman you can expect:

  • 1

    To feel much more confident

    Not the false kind of confidence that eventually fades or requires huge amounts of effort to maintain, but the easy confidence that comes from knowing yourself and truly understanding the value you bring to the world

  • 2

    To feel much more free

    Free of societal expectations and pressures. To be yourself unapologetically and without reservation. You'll claim space without feeling uncomfortable about it and you'll stop second guessing yourself and you'll speak up more with compassion and conviction.

  • 3

    To be better able to support others

    You'll be much more able to support others to use their voices too. You'll have a better understanding of what it takes to amplify others and you'll be able to take the requisite action with ease.

  • 4

    To be leading without stress

    Having integrated healthy masculine and feminine principles into your leadership style, you'll draw on your inner wisdom much more regularly, and you'll look for opportunities for ease and flow. You'll also have set up systems and structures to support your greatest level of creative expression.   As a consequence, you'll find you have freed up a great deal of time, your relationships with other people will have become more harmonious, and at the end of the day, rather than feeling exhausted, you feel energised and inspired. Leadership doesn't have to be burdensome or lonely. You'll learn how to do things differently in A Visible Woman.

  • 5

    To expand your earning potential

    As you confidently step forward more often in your business or workplace, you'll start to notice that people start to consider you for projects you were overlooked for in the past. More invitations start to come your way and people start to look to you as an authority in your field. All of this leads to greater earning potential and business revenue.

  • 6

    To be far more consistent in your visibility efforts

    Embodying the essence of what it is to be a Visible Woman, you'll find that your efforts to be more visible will become far more consistent. You'll be able to sustain your efforts over the long term, finding that you've developed habits that help you to integrate visibility into your everyday.

  • 7

    To have let go of fears and internal judgement

    Over the course of A Visible Woman you'll have the opportunity to release so much inner criticism and fear of being inadequate or not smart enough, not articulate enough, or not thin or beautiful or funny enough. You'll also let go of other people's expectations that you've internalised. All of which makes not only for a visible woman, but a very happy one too!

Zoe Challenor

A Visible Woman by far exceeded my expectations. It opened the floodgates for me, helping me to see so many blocks, while giving me tools to work with them and shift them, all in a supportive space.

I have faced some very deep seated fears. I have been able to shine a light on some dark spaces in my soul and psyche. I feel lighter and stronger as a result.

I am more effective in the world, better able to support myself and others by extension. I am less a prisoner of old events and stuff, so freer.

I have more money in my bank account after doing the money week.

I feel happier and more optimistic because I know I have tools that I can take into even the most challenging situations (especially the most challenging situations!) Using them is creating change and shifts where I previously thought I was powerless.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Zoe Challenor, Birmingham, United Kingdom

A Visible Woman is currently closed for registration.


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In A Visible Woman you'll:

Get really comfortable with speaking up and with having your opinions heard (without feeling anxious or worried about how people might respond)

Feel confident about expressing your needs and having them met (without having to martyr yourself, attending to everyone else's needs before your own)

Sheila Seabrook

I would absolutely recommend this course to others. A Visible Woman covered so many areas, and so often we're too busy or too ashamed to explore the issues and stories that hold us back (and usually we don't even realize they hold us back!). So with each week and each lesson building off the last one, the material gently and insistently prods you toward healing the different areas of your life. Of course, the healing is an ongoing process, and using the tools we learned, there is such peace within when you finally let go.

Sheila Seabrook, Canada

I believe the world will be a better place when you are fully visible, fully expressed, and shining your light as brightly as possible.

I'm committed to doing everything I can to support you in that journey.

Want to see what's possible?

Frequently asked questions

When does the course start? +

A Visible Woman runs from 6 May to 23 August 2019.

What's the investment? +

The price is $1497 or $279 a month for 6 months.

What currency do you charge in? +

All prices are in USD.

What about taxes? +

Taxes for Australian residents are included in the price. No other taxes will be charged.

How much time do I need to commit to the program? +

Here's a break down of the time involved:

(i) the course materials themselves will take anywhere between 60 and 120 minutes each week to work through. There are 2 or 3 lessons each week. Each lesson is delivered via an audio recording and is less than 10 minutes long. Then you have a transcript worksheet to work through to apply the lessons to your own life and do the recommended clearing work.

(ii) each fortnight you'll have a live call. The majority of those calls will last 75 minutes
. They'll be a combination of group coaching calls, mastermind calls, and energetic up-levelling sessions. (The 3 x energetic up-levelling calls will last 90 minutes to ensure everyone in the room has achieved an improvement in their energetic setting while we're live together.)

(iii) finally, you'll have your visibility and leadership project. With regard to your project, we recommend you choose something you're already working on or intending to work on - eg; your business - or which you had planned to work on and would have scheduled the time for anyway. So you shouldn't expect any addition time load there.

That's it! The vast majority of our current Visible Woman students have comfortably kept pace with the program and the amount of content, whilst also reporting very high levels of satisfaction with the quality of the materials.

How much access do I get to Samantha? +

A lot! Each fortnight we'll have detailed Q&A sessions where you can ask me anything you like about the program, your leadership project, support with visibility block clearing. In addition we'll have our 3 big energetic up-levelling sessions, and I'll be in the facebook group twice a week to check in, and provide advice on anything that's arising between our live calls.

As A Visible Woman alumni you also gain permanent membership of the Visibility Group - an online space for School of Visibility students where I host 8 x live Q&A calls each year which you can access for many years to come.

I work in a company or organisation. Is this mainly for entrepreneurs and creatives? +

It's not just for entrepreneurs. It's for any woman who feels called to lead (in any aspect of your life or career). You can use the content to build your business (whether it's new or existing), your career, start a community initiative, empower other women, start speaking up about social justice issues, grow your profile as a creative, or become a social entrepreneur. It's also for stay at home mums who are feeling invisible and unsure of your next steps.

What if I don't like the program, do you offer refunds? +

Yes. If during the first two weeks of the program - starting on 6 May 2019 - you decide the course is not for you, simply send us through your completed course materials for the first two weeks and we'll refund your money immediately.

How long will I have access to the program materials? +

You'll have lifetime access to the program content including any future upgrades.

What if I can't make the calls live? +

That's not a problem. The program is designed for you to participate in the way that works best for your schedule.

The live Q&A calls with Samantha will be available immediately in the facebook group and within 24 hours on the membership site.

Plus there are always ample opportunities to ask your questions and have them answered, whether you're able to attend those calls live or not.

What if I have more questions? +

Great! Click here to send us an email and we'll get back to you as soon as humanly possible.