Ideal For: Welcome back Assembly | Energizer Event | Graduation | Leadership Conference

Embedded within every student is the power to make massive impact inside and outside of the classroom. But sometimes this potential goes untapped because “changing the world” or “changing your life” can often seem like a daunting task.

When Sam was in grade 12 his world issues teacher taught him a lesson that shifted his perspective on this topic, and changed his life forever. He broke down the lives of figures in history to prove to the class that small consistent actions can lead to massive changes.

This lesson sprung Sam on a journey to test this principle. Curious and intrigued Sam committed to the small consistent action of picking up litter for one hour once a week. Fast forward one year, and it turns out his teacher was correct. The initiative he co-founded was featured all over national news, and filled just under 1000 bags or litter! Large impact indeed often follows small consistent actions.

Realizing that every student wants to feel connected and valued, Sam is on a mission to help students fit in by standing out. He deeply believes in the power of young people and doesn’t want to see their unique and necessary gifts, talents and ambitious go to waste.

Through the use of strategic storytelling, interactive audience engagement and humour, Sam challenges students to rethink what is possible for themselves. Students always leave this program with bulletproof self confidence, renewed passion and purpose, ready to change the world one small action at a time.


Students will…

> Understand how Small Consistent Actions lead to massive changes.

> Realize that Time is the most important resource we have, and how to use it effectively.

> Learn leadership skills that enable them to begin making impact both inside and outside of the classroom.

> Feel significant, and develop deeper more meaningful experiences as a student.

> Learn that they do not need to do something HUGE to make a difference – They can start right now!

> Know why you must be willing to do things that are uncomfortable.

  • Sapphire MendoncaSapphire MendoncaHigh School Student

    "Sam is proof that one person can make a difference. Not only did he motivate me to be a better person, but also to follow my passion no matter the struggles I face."

  • Marissa DecristofaroMarissa DecristofaroHigh School Student

    "As high school students we need to be encouraged to think outside the box and live up to our full potential, and that’s exactly what Sam expresses through his speeches and actions.”

  • Andre VujovicAndre VujovicHigh School Student

    “Sam made me realize that no matter how small you are compared to the world you can still make a difference. Without him I wouldn’t be doing what I am doing today."

  • Noor HashmiNoor HashmiHigh School Student

    "Watching your TEDx talk I was so surprised to hear that you were 17 years old in grade 12. It felt so relatable because I'm 17 right now. I came here to say thank you Sam; you saved a life today."

  • David GordonDavid GordonHigh School Teacher

    “You stole the show and that is the best thing we could ask for. Local action matters and you personify that in both your deeds and evident passion when speaking. You made a big impression. Keep in touch and we will have you back...”

  • Micheal LoudfootMicheal LoudfootHigh School Teacher

    "Everyone wants to help out but they need a leader to lead them to do the helping and that's where Sam's at. He is the catalyst, the leader that's going to cause change."

  • Patti TrotterPatti TrotterEntrepreneurship Coordinator, YouLaunch

    "When Sam spoke he was amazingly well put together. We loved the stories he had to share and how relatable they were to other students."

  • Austin WesleyAustin WesleyUniversity Student

    “When it comes to guest speaking there are a lot of people who can talk the talk, but the way that Sam shared his experiences motivated me to look at myself and see what I can do as a youth entrepreneur."

  • Richard YeRichard YeUniversity Student

    "Sam really made me think about what I can do for the world. His story inspired me to create change in my life, and continually promote positivity and good values."

  • Mike O’NeilMike O’NeilElementary School Principal

    "Sam spoke with such passion that our audience took his message to heart and could not help but begin to buy into his simple, but powerful message."

  • Tomy ValidicarianTomy ValidicarianHigh School Chaplin

    "I recommend him to any organization, especially young people. He has an innate ability to motivate and energize kids."

  • Daniel RatnanandanDaniel RatnanandanVice President of DECA UTSC

    "As our keynote speaker, his ability to interact and inspire participants was truly remarkable. He was an absolute pleasure to work with and I would undoubtedly recommend his services."

  • Saeyoon ChandraSaeyoon ChandraUniversity Student

    "It's just something about Sam that makes you want to do something instead of just coming to do your duties as a student"

  • Jasmine FredricksJasmine FredricksElementary School Principal

    "You could hear a pin drop in our gym when he was talking and the teachers were actually floored."

  • Rayed WasifRayed WasifUniversity Student

    "I have never seen a room full of students that engrossed in a talk given at this university. Every person in the room dropped what they were doing and were mesmerized. Truly a spiritual experience."


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