Speaker. Scholar. Storyteller.

Through his tireless work, Sam continues to be committed to the betterment of communities. In December 2012, he received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and in 2006, he received the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award for leadership and community involvement. His passion is to inspire and motivate others in their personal and professional development through his many adventures and reflections on life’s journeys.

In 2014, Sam published his book, Personal Storytelling: Discover the Extraordinary in the Ordinary and is an avid blogger and speaker. Sam is also Co-Founder and Chief Motivating Officer at GradusOne, an organization to help young people in their life and career. Since 2004, Sam has found his calling at the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University in student engagement, community relations and more recently as a lecturer. Having mentored hundreds and engaged thousands, he is also an affordable coach to high school/post secondary/young professionals and international students in their life journey.

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