lisa-g-headshot600x600-150x150 When I was trying to figure out where to begin with starting my own holistic nutrition business, I was given Sam's name by a colleague.  Sam was my "knight in shining armour"!  She took my hand and helped me build my businesss from the ground up.  Focusing on the fundamentals and each tiny detail is what makes Sam a true expert in her field.

In a little over a year, she helped me take that first frightened step forward to now:  having a number of clients, a website, social media presence and a brand that I am very confident to stand behind!

I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to work with Sam.  I'd still probably be standing still, too afraid to take that first step if it weren't for her.

I would highly recommend Sam to anyone looking to build or rebrand their business.  Her passion, creativity, and patience are extremely inspiring.  Her knowlege along with her experience will help you build the business of your dreams, exactly the way you want it.

Lisa Gillespie, C.H.N.™  http://www.thelisagillespie.com



I really learned a lot from your seminar at FastTrack (CAPS) Calgary.
You presented a very straightforward, no nonsense position on the value and the NEED to use Social Media as a tool for your business.

As you know I am not fond of social media but I clearly heard you and will put my new understanding of its importance to the test.
At this time I also want to let you know what I most appreciate about you. – as you truly are a mentor to those of us in FAST TRACK.
I love your presence — you are in the moment , always observing and always AVAILABLE yet not presumptuous. You have this calm and friendly demeanor that reflects confidence and wisdom. I feel comfortable and valued as a person in your presence. You have this quiet strength that is truly a gift to all of us.
Thank You
Zalika Adamson
Mental Health Safety Inc.


Amber R Headshot 2015My vision to host the healthiest Stampede Breakfast in Calgary came to life about 6 weeks before it actually happened. There were so many questions I had about how to even make it possible. Your knowledge and attention to detail with the steps to take to organize such a successful breakfast I cannot thank you enough for. Sam’s experience with Entrepreneurs in the Holistic health field is outstanding. I highly recommend Sam to anyone who has questions or a vision about putting together the behind-the-scenes details of an event from sponsorship to invites. Your level of organization and ideas was the perfect fit for my vision of this event. I look forward to working with you again!

Amber Romaniuk
Certified Holistic Nutritionist™
Owner of Amber Approved Inc.
Author, Speaker & Teacher

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who tells stories that are guaranteed to move you.

Peter Temple, The Message Master

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Sam is very inspiring, a great passionate message with a flair for delivery.



~ Maureen Dobranski, Palm Tree Properties Ltd.

Copy-of-Veronica-VargasSam was my teacher, when I was a student at CSNN-Calgary in 2009.  Last year I heard through another graduate that Sam offered business consulting services.  I was in the process of applying for a teaching position for another organization and wanted to make sure I was well-prepared for the interview.  I called Sam and took advantage of her complimentary consultation.  She gave me tips and advice including questions I would need to be prepared to answer during the interview.  She also advised me on presentation materials and dress code for the particular organization.  All of her tips and advice gave me the confidence I needed for the interview process.  Within six days of the interview, I was hired.  Thank you Sam!  I would recommend anyone who is who is seeking easy applicable advice towards growing their career to contact Sam Rafoss.


Veronica Vargas, C.H.N.™



HeatherAs a single mother of three teenage children my time is incredibly valuable to my family and to my business.  I hired Sam earlier this year and it was worth every penny I invested.  She met with me and gave me some questions to answer that made me determine my true business goals.  In the past, I have said “yes” to everyone and everything.  By consulting with Sam, she helped me discover and build upon my strengths and she taught me how to focus and manage my time more effectively.  Not only has this enabled me to become a more confident, efficient business woman but also a successful “mompreneur”.  Sam’s passion to genuinely support her clients in building success is strongly evident when working with her and a key reason that drew me to her.  Sam has inspired me to create the life of my dreams and trust that no star is out of reach.  I am now living the life that I once had thought unattainable.  I’m focused in my business and have carved out more time to be there for my children.  Thank you, Sam.  I will be forever grateful.

~ Heather Crowe, C.H.N.™

Founder of Synergistic Nutrition & Wellness Inc.



DeniseMy name is Denise Charawich and I recently graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. Sam was one of the instructors. Upon graduating, I had my first client on September 1, 2010. I turned to Sam for guidance. She was absolutely wonderful. I had many questions and she answered all of them with practical and helpful information. Thanks to Sam, my first consultation went very well. With her encouragement I felt very confidant and self-assured. I would recommend that any of my classmates contact her for assistance.

~ Denise Charawich, C.H.N.™

Laylee Consulting

Bonnyville, AB



danaMy name is Dana Esquirol and I graduated in September of 2010, from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in Calgary. My experience with Sam Rafoss has provided me with the confidence and knowledge to begin my exciting career in the natural nutrition industry. She is an expert on creating comforting, genuine consultations with her clients. The most important thing that Sam taught me is the value of belief. She allowed me to realize that true belief in my service as well as myself will allow me to become successful. Sam provided me with an excellent experience and I would highly recommend her services.

~ Dana Esquirol,

Certified Holistic Nutritionist™ & Healthy School Facilitator

Medicine Hat, AB


I began working with Sam Rafoss in January 2011, in planning a children’s nutrition program to support the Cardel Place School/Campus Calgary Program we were creating for March 2011.  Sam’s enthusiasm for our work at Cardel Place, and her passion for nutrition education was contagious and exactly what we were looking for.  Her ability to engage the students, and share with them relevant and inspiring information about healthy eating, and making healthy choices, was  a corner stone to our two week program.  Sam went far and above my expectations in bringing a quality experience that was tailored to the grade four students she worked with.  It is my hope that Sam and I have the opportunity to work together again in the near future.

Many Thanks,

~ Andrew Cull





Cardel Place School Coordinator, Teacher

Calgary, AB





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Sam is an incredibly knowledgeable and engaging nutrition educator  who has provided endless inspiration, awareness and wisdom to her students and colleagues in a practical, upbeat and easy-to-understand way.  I have found her to be not only an excellent speaker, but also an extremely positve and supportive mentor who has inspired me both personally and professionally in my own nutrition career…definitely a first class teacher and nutrition GURU!

~  Jackie Rafter
Certified Holistic Nutritionist™ 
Liv Long Inc.
Calgary, AB


Sam, you had a HUGE impact on my mom & daughter event!  People are still speaking about you and your ‘nutrition workshop’ you presented for us!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!  I knew you would be fantastic….but you exceeded my expectations!  You are wonderful and I am so appreciative of you taking time

out of your weekend and spending it with us!

~ Dawn Boot-Bunston, Reflexologist

Chix and Cupcakes Event

Okotoks, AB

richelle-smaller4“Sam is great! She is a true wealth of knowledge when it comes to nutrition and her interactive presentations are full of energy, humor, and fun! My pre-teen daughters and I now feel more empowered and motivated to make some positive changes to our diet, thanks to what we’ve learned from Sam.”

~ Richelle Skrilec, Founder & CEO


Calgary, AB




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