Episode 35: Show Your Kids Your Vulnerable Side, with Samantha Divino

September 6, 2017

Samantha Divino is 30 years old and currently living in southern Maine, right outside of Portsmouth, with her boyfriend and dog and working as a consultant at a hospice company. Prior to the senior care industry, she was working in tech sales in Boston. Sammy realized her passion for senior care and specifically hospice, while caring for her grandfather who had terminal cancer. She was born and raised in Massachusetts and has a brother who is 3 years younger. Sammy’s parents divorced when she was 4 years old. Her dad was very much apart of their lives and they saw him every other weekend, but they were raised by their mom, who worked full time to provide for them. Sammy can say confidently that her mom was the sole reason for her resilience as a teen, which provided the foundation for her success as an adult.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Sammy’s move from corporate work into senior care
  • How Sammy’s mom’s parenting style allowed her to blossom into who she truly is
  • How being forced to adapt to changing environments early in life gave Sammy the tools to make a career change successfully
  • The pressure for high schoolers and college students to figure out what they want to do for the rest of their life — and why they need to understand it’s okay to make a change later
  • How social media has changed the game for incoming employees
  • The worries Sammy has about allowing her future kids to stay kids for long enough and not grow up too quickly
  • How Sammy’s mom kept her grounded and instilled empathy within her
  • The positive impact that seeing their parents be vulnerable has on kids
  • How to make kids feel comfortable in their own skin and how to teach them to value themselves from the inside out