A highly sought-after, global keynote speaker, Sam Bloom is a two-time World Para Surfing champion, bestselling author and inspiration behind the #1 Australian box-office and international global Netflix hit movie Penguin Bloom starring Naomi Watts as Sam.

Drawing on her lived experience of a dream life shattered in an instant by a freak accident, Sam speaks to what it means to become truly resilient – to be able to face your deepest fears and greatest challenges, and to emerge on the other side undefeated.

A few of the organisations Sam has worked with:

  • Toyota
  • Business Chicks
  • Westpac
  • Eisai Global
  • Nurture Her
  • Macquarie Bank
  • CBRE Group
  • EduTECH
  • Adecco Group
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Interested to know more about booking Sam for your next event? Get in touch here

“We recently had the privilege of having Sam Bloom as a guest speaker at a number of Business Chicks events. Sam impacted our audiences with such humour and realness that we were all moved to tears throughout her presentation, and reminded of the fragility of life and how important it is to be grateful for all we have. Sam brought us back into the moment, encouraging us to keep reaching for our goals no matter the circumstances we’re dealt. Her storytelling and genuineness brought us to our feet for a standing ovation, and I'll forever carry her message with me, as I’m sure all our guests will.”

Emma IsaacsFounder & Global CEO, Business Chicks

“Thank you so much for sharing your incredible story, it was truly inspirational on so many levels. I loved the passion in your partnership with Cam, it shone through the entire presentation. Amazing stuff!”

Scott ThompsonLexus CEO

“Sam captivated our audience with her incredible life story, which unfolded against a stunning backdrop of Cam's photography. Though painfully heartbreaking at first, the Bloom story is one of hope, and love and the incredible things you can conquer when you have the right support network around you. We discussed issues including mental & physical wellness, as well as family & carer support - which our audience thoroughly enjoyed and got so much out of. Thank you once again Sam & Cam. Both of you are an absolute inspiration!”

Edwina KhoMacquarie Bank

“We are so grateful for Sam Bloom’s presentation, our lives were touched, our emotions were stirred. Sam gives us a reason to get out of bed every day, to remember to be appreciative for what life provides us, and to live for today and not tomorrow. It was such a pleasure to have had the opportunity to meet and listen to Sam. Life changing and something we will never forget.”

Di ChannelorWestpac

“We would like to warmly thank and congratulate you and Cameron for what was an absolutely inspirational and heart-warming presentation and a perfect introduction to our Symposium. Everyone we have spoken to were incredibly moved by your story and Cameron’s beautiful pictures. It was truly an honour to be able to hear, in such a real and honest way, this part of your life’s journey and to be reminded that, in the face of adversity, a major key to recovery is family (winged or otherwise).”

Professor Michael StowasserChair, Princess Alexandra Hospital Health Symposium 2019

Inspiring stronger and more resilient communities, teams, organisations and individuals

What is resilience? And how can we cultivate it when life doesn’t go to plan?

Sam answers these questions and more in her visually immersive and deeply personal presentations, sharing her lived experience of a dream life turned to a nightmare in an instant.

Leading us through the extraordinary highs and painful lows of life before, during and after the accident that almost claimed her life, Sam shares her gritty journey back from deep physical suffering and depression to become a bestselling author, 2 x World Para Surfing champion and inspiration behind the international hit movie Penguin Bloom.

Sam’s true story holds powerful messages and perspective for us all as we navigate our own personal and professional challenges. Sam inspires all of us to be our best selves and to live for each day.

Who is this for?

  • Executives, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and teams looking to feel inspired and ready to take on the challenges ahead
  • Leaders navigating and managing through change
  • Anyone looking to feel motivated and energised to set and reach their goals

How is this delivered:

Sam’s keynotes are set to the backdrop of husband Cameron’s stunning imagery and video and can be delivered:

  • In-person – including meet and greet and option to include book sales and signings
  • Virtually – using broadcast quality AV technology that allows seamless switching between speaker and presentation views

Sam is also available for Q + A, panel sessions and ‘In Conversation’ style events.

Interested in booking Sam for your next event? Get in touch here