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Meet Sonjia Pelton-Sam of The Glam Coach

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sonjia Pelton-Sam.

So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I wear a lot of hats, I am a wife, mother, grandmother, educator in Houston ISD, speaker, author, coach, and friend to everyone I meet, I hold 4 degrees, one is a counseling degree in mental health with specialty in addiction & substance abuse, & volunteers in prisons & jails to help reduce recidivism & stop repeat offenses. I’m a certified life coach, certified in art as a therapeutic practice, and certified teacher in the state of Texas.

Coaching & consulting is something I was born to do. The official journey started years ago from my beauty shop chair. As a salon owner of the then largest African American Salon in Ft. Worth Texas, I would have clients with various problems; I would listen & then give them a step by step plan or advise that would solve their problems. I got married and moved to the Houston area 14 years ago and was a housewife for a while. I got bored and went to school to become a cosmetology instructor, which was a great job. I went to college while I was teaching cosmetology and received 4 degrees. One of my degrees is in counseling and mental health.

After that journey, the tug of being a business owning was pulling on me once more. Life coaching was trending at that time, and so I looked into what life coaching was all about. I decided this was perfect. I was always helping people map out their life, plan, and come up with winning strategies for success, so why not make income doing what comes natural and something that I love to do, helping people make their life better. The journey to become The GLAM Coach LLC began with me getting certified as a Life Coach and an accredited certification in Art as a Therapeutic Practice Coach.

Now I help women and girls find their true purpose in life using The GLAM Factor method.
G et up now
L ove yourself
A firm your Belief
M ake it happen now

The first step is FREE. It starts with using our FREE Your Vision Matters Tool Kit at this is a self-help coaching tool that helps you get real clarity in minutes.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Everything that is worth doing or having in life has its challenges or little bumps in the road. I have overcome sickness, depression, shame of not feeling I measured up at times, disappointments, two divorces, I know the ups & downs of business, I was once a single parent of 2, and a list of other things, that now allow me to help others in life.

The Journey of becoming The GLAM Coach is no different. It has its highs and lows, and yes it is challenging. The hardest part of it all is really trying to learn all of the moving pieces to this new digital social media-driven society when it comes to business.

Keeping an online presence is key in today’s market when running a business, taxing mentally, & it can be exhausting at times. On top of getting out and going to social events and meeting people. The market so saturated with coaches that you have to show up and talk to people all the time. People need to know that you care and that you are authentic in caring about them getting to the next level. The good part is I LOVE People!!!

Today it takes all kind of system to run an effective business. I have learned to love learning new tech and training classes…

Please tell us about The GLAM Coach LLC.
The GLAM Coach creatively helps people transform their life inside & out. I #EXTREMELY passionate about helping women of all ages reach there maximized potential, this is why I study and research the best teaching tools and utilize them with my own life lessons to create coaching & consulting programs for women of all ages. MY coaching concept is NEW & state of the art. I teach you to balance your life, map out a solid plan, & live a happier life full of purpose. My signature Custom VISION BOARD system helps you, your family, or your team, live life to the fullest and helps with manifesting good success.

I am the founder of The GLAM Factor 501c3 Non-Profit that helps women & girls learn life coping strategies & goal setting skills that shift lives in an upward direction. Author of: DESTINY Board, GLAMTASTIC Affirmations, GLAMTASTIC DESTINY Board, Vision Board Extreme, Vision Board Platinum, & A School Without Art. Owner of an online store Vision Board Boutique (We offer affordable systems that help with goal setting, strategic planning, creating a positive mindset, and manifesting good success). Whether your need is internal or external the GLAM Coach can meet your coaching needs. I help transform lives from the inside out.

I am most proud of helping 1000’s of women, girls, & organizations transform their lives through my coaching, speaking, training sessions, books, and through my custom vision boarding systems. My creative, fun, & exciting approach to life transformation through teaching people The GLAM Factor method and how to apply it their everyday makes my coaching and programs stand out from the rest. It is also practical, easy to apply to any situation in life growth and positive changes in life. It is affordable and people from all over the globe love it.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
Houston is a great place to start a business. Houston is a melting pot of different cultures. You can connect with people of all walks of life and from all over the world. The connections are great for business, making lasting connections and great friendships born out of most of these connections. The city offers various programs, grants, and funding to help advance small business, this helps The City of Houston thrive and stay one of the fast-growing cities in the US. My only complaint is the humidity and the traffic LOL.

I am a native of Dallas, but I am now happy to be HOUSTONIAN.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
I contribute my successes in life to GOD 1st. Next would be my parents Alford & Kaella Pelton. My husband and kids are understanding of my call to help others and they share their time gratefully with others. I think my biggest cheerleaders are my two kids Alford & Lauren, and my sister Iris, they tell me to keep going. Rochelle Miller played a big part in me speaking. She would push me to speak at her conferences even when I would say no.

Moley Monbelly & Mr. Buckner, helped me map out going back to college and finishing successfully with 4 degrees. Vicki Semander & Ruby Horace pushed me out of my comfort zone through The Sister Ship Organization by pushing me to get out and meet new people all over the Houston Area. I have coaches, trainers, and mentors that help teach, coach, and inspire me to do better. Some are Audria Richmond of Uncloaned, Johnathan Sprinkles The Connectologist, & Michelle Williams The Ignited Teacher. Lastly, I have great friends and clients that push me to help them grow. When they grow I grow more every time.


  • Free Self Help Downlown (Your Vision Matters Tool Kit)
  • $59 30 Min. 1 on 1 Via Phone or Zoom Coaching
  • $99 60 Min. 1 on 1 Via Phone or Zoom Coaching
  • $249 1 on 1 2 Hr. Coaching Meet up comes with coaching materials
  • $249 1 on 1 Easy Graphics Coaching (Learn how to create memes, crop out in less than 10 secs, make personalized Animated GIFS, create your own flyers, worksheets, and much more. Yes you leave knowing how to do all of this!!!)

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