York, Pa., author Samm Smeltzer poses with her new book, "Unstuck U" (Photo by Caleb Robertson for Our York Media)
Samm Smeltzer thought she had everything she wanted at her job. But when she gave birth to her first daughter, working long hours and not having a personal life weren’t as easy to gloss over.
“I never had time with her,” she says. “I was blaming myself saying I was a bad mom.”
Samm became disengaged with her job. She needed more of a work-life balance and wasn’t going to find it there. She felt stuck.
Today, Samm lives a transformed life. She’s the CEO of Leadership Arts Associates, an HR firm that transforms organizations and enhances performance using creativity. She recognizes that managing, leading and running a business is an art. And its transformation as an art that led her to a fulfilling life.
It’s why she just finished writing a book called “Unstuck U” that guides people who have found themselves similarly stuck at work, as she did years ago.
“The book is for people who feel lost or disconnected, wondering how they ended up on their professional path,” Samm says. “It’s dedicated to the professional whose childhood dreams slowly died and helping them to get back there.”