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SPEAKING

Sam views speaking as an opportunity to help influence and change students lives. Due to his young age he knows students listen and this reality forces him to ensure every word is one that they will never forget.

Although Sam understands the responsibility and seriousness that accompanies speaking, there is never a shortage of laughs, tears and joy from every person in the audience. He understand that in order to change the way a students thinks, he must make it an unforgettable experience. To accomplish this Sam delivers his message through the sharing of personal stories and experiences that keep audiences on the edge of their seat. But most importantly, Sam doesn’t just talk about making a difference, he does it in his everyday life and teaches students how they can do the same.

Sam is currently booking his fall speaking tours and you can see all his upcoming events on the schedule page.

Below are some of Sam’s most popular presentations. Feel free to press the CONTACT button above and email Sam with any specific questions.

“SMALL CONSISTENT ACTIONS”

Student Keynote (45-60 minutes) Ideal For: School Wide Assembly, Kindness Conference, Leadership Conference, Volunteer Appreciation Event

Embedded within every student is the power to make massive impact inside and outside of the classroom. When Sam was in grade 12 he had a world issues teacher – Micheal Loudfoot – who taught him that all it takes to make a difference is the commitment to a small consistent action. This lesson sprung Sam on a journey to test this principle and it lead to the start of an initiative called PickWaste that was featured all over nations news. Using this theory, along with PickWaste as a case study, Sam uses this keynote to challenge students to rethink what is possible for themselves.

“WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?”

Student Keynote (45-60 minutes) Ideal for: School Assembly, Summer Send-off, Careers Conference, Graduation, Orientation

From a very young age students are pressured into believing that they MUST figure out exactly what they want to do with their lives. By the age of 13 they have already begun laying out their life path. As a student, Sam’s journey to figure out what he wanted took him to Italy for 6 months, a fifth year of high school, conferences across North America, and university. In this keynote Sam uses his experiences to makes it clear that it is okay if students cannot answer that question, and instead he has the students focus on gaining life experiences and problem solving.

Starting a School-wide Movement

Post Keynote Workshop (45-60 minutes) | Ideal for: Conference Breakout Session, Student Workshop, Leadership Conference

After finishing an impactful assembly, Sam will work with 15-30 leaders from your school to bring a new initiative or idea to life. This workshop is based on the principles in his ebook “Making Massive Changes with Small Consistent Actions”, in which he outlines the steps he took to build and scale PickWaste. In 45-60 minutes Sam provides new processes and ideas that can be implemented using small consistent actions to advance and grow your students school-wide projects.

How a Teacher Changed my Life

Educator Keynote (45-60 minutes) | Ideal for: PD Training, Educator Workshop, Welcome Back Energizer, Educator Conference

Being a teacher is one of the most important jobs on the planet. Everyday you have the opportunity to inspire and influence your students to fulfill their potential. When I was going through the toughest struggles of my life it was a teacher – Michael Loudfoot – who changed everything for me. I still stay in touch with him and I routinely let him know how much he changed my life. I realized that there were small things he did, simple things that every educator could do to have the greatest impact on their students.  In this keynote I talk about how every educator can influence and inspire their students the same way Mr. Loudfoot impacted me.

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