George Siosi Samuels is a dynamic and multifaceted professional with a rich tapestry of experiences and skills, honed over a decade of working in various fields. Born to Fijian-Indian and Tuvaluan-Samoan parents and having attended an American international school in Bangladesh, George's multicultural heritage is deeply interwoven with his professional journey. This blend of cultures and experiences has imbued him with a unique perspective that he brings to all his endeavors.
George started his career aspiring to be a digital animator, but fate had different plans with his first job being a front-end developer. His diverse interests then led him to explore roles in sales, marketing, operations, and community management, eventually culminating in entrepreneurship. This broad spectrum of experiences has given him a comprehensive understanding of different business functions, from startups to enterprises.
One of George's most notable accomplishments is facilitating the Government of Tuvalu's exploration of the world's first national digital ledger and infrastructure project using a Proof-of-Work blockchain. This groundbreaking initiative marked the first time a UN-stead nation fully considered such an infrastructure for its digital transformation efforts.
George's skills with people have been a valuable asset within tech organizations. He specializes in quickly learning new tools, integrating them into teams, and then rolling them out organization or community-wide. His expertise in communications, negotiations, executive buy-in, corporate governance, pitching, organizational development, advocacy, and change management has enabled him to bridge gaps between the general population and emerging technologies.
Another central aspect of George's career has been his commitment to preserving culture and building communities. From championing team culture within organizations to building communities around technology or brands, George's work has always had a cultural or community element.
George's unique approach to his work and his commitment to bridging the ancient and the digital have earned him the title of 'Digital Wayfinder'. This term encapsulates his ability to use digital technologies in conjunction with his intuitive abilities to find a way forward in business or life. George's unique blend of ancient wisdom and digital expertise is a testament to his innovative and forward-thinking approach to problem-solving.
George currently holds the position of Fractional Chief Community Officer, where he works with multiple clients who have a combined net worth of over $2.5 billion. He is passionate about helping community builders and solopreneurs, and continues to share uncommon insights from his diverse skillset and experiences, interests in ancestral wisdom, and mixed heritage.
George's commitment to his clients, his passion for community building, and his ability to blend the old with the new make him a unique figure in his field. His expertise and insights are sought after by a diverse range of audiences, including tech companies, startups, entrepreneurs, and executives from the 'Boomer' generation, often referred by Gen X women. His highest paying clients typically come from these demographics.
George's unique combination of skills and experiences, his commitment to his clients, and his innovative approach to community building and culture preservation make him an inspiring figure in his field. His work continues to have a significant impact, and he remains dedicated to empowering others and driving change.
As a Fractional CCO, George is available for consultations and collaborations with businesses seeking to leverage the power of community for their growth and success. His unique background and expertise make him an ideal partner for organizations navigating the intersection of culture, community, and technology.