Sabrina Samuels, is the owner of The Beckman Company Finishing School, since 1981. Sabrina's business teaches self-esteem, poise, etiquette, protocol, and social grace to teen girls and Image Enhancement to adult women. Sabrina Samuels is a motivational speaker, and has spoken at major conferences with celebrities such as Dr. Joyce Brothers, Actress, Debbie Reynolds, and Attorney, Marcia Clarke.
Sabrina focuses on individuals and organizations in teaching young ladies between the ages of 10 to 21 years old. Ms. Sabrina travels allover the country teaching an extensive Weekend Program to young ladies. She also does intensive Image Enhancement and Business Protocol workshops for organizations, business, agencies, schools, colleges, group, etc. All programs can be taught in group and one on one sessions.
Sabrina hosted her own television show on local cable in the San Francisco Bay Area for over twelve years before moving to Florida with her husband. Her talk show format inspires her viewers and she is working on syndicating her show. Sabrina is also continuing her modeling career. She has landed print ads with Macy's Woman, Yahoo, Compaq Computers, JC Penney, Gottschalks, and Bank of America, to name a few.
Sabrina gives thanks to God for all of her accomplishments in life.
For more than twenty-four years, the Beckman company has taken pride in developing the personal and professional images of young ladies between the ages of ten to twenty-one. The progran at the finishing school has a ten-week curriculum with students meeting twice a month for a three-hour session; a total of thirty hours of instruction over the course of the full program, which includes the Tiffany setting, the most formal table setting there is; a field trip an upscale department store where they actually put together a wardrobe. The older young ladies go the business section, so are expose to business attire for an interview, then to haute couture section so that they can see a $5000-$6000 garment and how it's made. As a bonus, at the end of the program, a grand formal designer fashion show will be given for family members and friends to formally introduce your beloved young lady to society.
Mrs. Samuels attended a Chicago finishing school during her college years, with a double major business and education at Indiana University. She later studied dramatic art at A.C.T. in San Francisco. She's a member of the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE). For more a decade, Mrs. Samuels has been the host and Executive Producer of The Sabrina Samuels Show televsion talk show, seen in Oakland, Piedmont, Emeryville and Montclair, Sundays evening from 7-7:30 p.m. on TCI Cable Oakland 26, as well as seen in Richardmond, Berkeley, ElCerrito, Hercules and El Sobrante every Sunday evening at 9-9:30 p.m. on TCI Bay Vision Channel 26.
Borne in Gary, Indiana, Sabrina was brought up in a family that emphasized hard work, education and Christian values. She named the Beckman Company in honor of her father, Ernest Beckman, a politician, an her uncle Alfred Beckman, an educator and scientist after whom a middle school is named in Gary.
Mrs. Samuels is a certified in many areas of competence, namely Job-seeking/Changing Skills, Self-Awareness and Personal Assessment.
Some of her clients have been:
Boy Scouts of America-Mt. Diablo Silverado Council Boy Scouts of America-San Francisco Bay Area Counci. N0.28 CH2M Hill-Engineers, Planners, Economists, Scientists City of Oakland Community Reformed Church, Oakland, CA East Oakland Youth Development Center Laney College, Oakland, CA Soroptimist International of Grass Valley, Inc, Grass Valley, CA State of California-Health and Welfare Agency, Sacramento, CA West Oakland Health Council, Inc. Oakland, CA WBO, Workers to Business Owners Initiative, Alameda, CA
Mrs. Samuels has been featured in Black Elegance Magazine, as well as many newspaper articles., Some are San Francisco Chronicle, The Daily Review, Oakland local newspaper, and The Union
Profile: Genealogist, Researcher, the only African American National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (NURFC) Consultant and Instructor, and veteran law enforcement officer Bennie L. Phifer III, West Chester, Ohio.