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Samantha Gash Travels from Melbourne, VIC

Samantha Gash


  • Achievements
  • Female Speaker
  • Goal Setting
  • Health
  • Motivational
  • Performance
  • Personal Development
  • Philanthropist
  • Resilience
  • Sport

Samantha Gash is one of Australia’s most influential speakers, captivating audiences with her unique blend of heartfelt gripping stories and actionable insights. With vibrant energy and a delivery both relatable and profound, Samantha has been speaking globally for over 15 years. Her talks are curated for each audience and she leverages her varied roles as an adventurer, entrepreneur, mother, social advocate, and former corporate lawyer.  She shows that true success is more about building personal confidence, resilience, and purpose than about having innate talent, influencing both personal growth and team dynamics.

Samantha doesn’t merely recount a single event but offers a comprehensive tapestry of a career marked by world-class expeditions, impactful social campaigns and corporate insights. She dives into the crux of resilience, transformative growth, and what it entails to be a leader and collaborator with purpose.

Notably, Samantha’s achievements in the adventure and social impact space include: 

  • becoming the first woman to complete the 4 Deserts Grand Slam (4 x 250km desert ultramarathons in one calendar year).
  • traversing Nepal’s Great Himalaya Trail over 50 days in an unsupported female pair - advocating and raising funds for financial and digital literacy programs in rural Nepal
  • running from West to India India (3,500 kms) in 77 days - raising funds and addressing the barriers to quality education programs.
  • Traversing South Africa’s Freedom Trail over 32 days to raise attention to the high cost of feminine hygiene products.
  • running 379km non-stop across Australia’s Simpson Desert - raising funds for education resources in remote Aboriginal communities.

These feats highlight the importance of venturing into the uncharted, maintaining composure in adversity, and fostering a culture of trust, adaptability, and shared goals - key to overcoming challenges and achieving extraordinary results in the harshest environments. Her journey serves as a testament to the power of confronting and transcending self-imposed barriers, underscoring that significant growth often lies just outside our comfort zones.

Beyond physical accomplishments, Samantha has raised over $1.5 million for non-profits focused on education, gender equality, and climate action. Her roles as a World Vision Goodwill Ambassador and the founder of Her Trails have empowered countless individuals to surpass perceived limitations and pursue a life filled with purpose and impact. She’s featured in three Award Winning documentaries, been a Finalist in the Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards in the Agenda Setter Category and a Delegate to the Australia India Youth Dialogue. 

Her story is more than an inspiration; it’s a blueprint for tackling life’s challenges, fostering resilient teams, and achieving individual and collective milestones. Through her talks, Samantha equips her audiences with the strategies and mindset to push beyond perceived limitations and embrace a life rich with purpose and impact.

Keynote Titles

  • Resilience and Agility: The Twin Pillars of a Future-Ready Workforce
  • Creating High-Performing Teams Through Synergy and Understanding
  • Unlocking Transformation and Growth: Individual and Organisational Extension
  • Embracing Human-Centric Leadership in Times of Uncertainty
  • Igniting Employee Engagement: A Roadmap to Resilience, Trust, and Passion


"Samantha was extremely well received, and an absolute delight to have at our event. Her experiences captured the imagination of our guests, and the advice she gave based on these experiences inspired everyone. Sam was receptive to understanding the context of the event and then demographic of the audience – a dream for any event manager trying to communicate key messages! Sam was warm, humble and passionate, and able to adapt to her surroundings to really speak our language."

Commonwealth Bank

"Samantha came and spoke at our recent Blueprint Conference and to say she was a crowd favourite would be an understatement! Her presentation, right from the beginning, was captivating and inspiring. It was relevant to all the business owners in the room, and you could have heard a pin drop, as they were so involved in her story. I’ve booked literally 100’s of speakers over the past 10 years and I can honestly say Samantha was up there with the best we’ve ever had. The feedback from the participants was extremely positive and I wouldn’t hesitate to book Samantha again or recommend her to anyone looking for an amazing speaker."

Blueprint Conference

"Samantha’s story is authentic, moving and inspirational. Her delivery was heartfelt and honest and had attendees glued to their seats. Samantha’s energy, positivity and passion is infectious and left the audience inspired by what can be achieved with determination, motivation and pushing yourself beyond where you thought you could not go."



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