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Happiness Consultant, Global Changemaker, Ted X Speaker and Author of Love It or Leave It - How to be happy at work
Samantha Clarke’s mission is to build robust changemakers out of the next generation of leaders. She’s a resident lecturer and facilitator at The School of Life, Simon Sinek’s platform and The Guardian; advising on navigating transitions and change, overcoming stress and anxiety, finding purpose and wellbeing and culture development.
Samantha Clarke's videos
What Samantha Clarke's clients say
"Samantha Clarke is one of the stand-out lecturers at the School of Life. Her empathy, her understanding of the material, her verve and her wit and humanity make her a teacher anyone would want to learn from."
"Keen to reinvigorate our approach to employee experience, Samantha really delivered. We realised the signature drop off points where our teams are struggling instead of thriving and how to instill some preventative measures instead of waiting until it’s too late. Our employees now have a toolkit that has started to help them address behaviour changes to create more contentment working from home and our managers are using the kits to have daily/weekly check-in points."
"Samantha recently delivered several webinar sessions for us on “Love it or Leave it” to a global audience. This is part of our focus on supporting colleagues to manage their career development. I loved the sessions, full on lots of useful, practical tips, great reflection points and delivered in a tone and pace that really embodies what we’re trying to do in supporting our colleagues. The content helped our colleagues have even better career development conversations with their line managers and really challenged listeners to know and build on their key values and motivators both inside and outside of work, allowing them to bring their true self to work and make the right career choices. I’d definitely recommend Samantha to others."
"Samantha's breadth of experience and topics means she is able to provide real concrete actions for employees to take in order to build better well-being. Working with her is an absolute must. She is able to connect to people on a real human level and back what she is saying with science in order to really make an impact on people."
"Sam was such a great speaker for us - her content and style is extremely aligned to the values that we strive to embody at MADE.com and what I loved about speaking with her most is there is a great balance of deep passion and expertise in her field combined with hugely practical ways that we can all develop the skills to be happier at work. The feedback from the teams has been great! Some of the practical takeaways for us were: - For individuals: The practical check-ins, nourishment diary, how to start and end the day well - For senior leaders: Thinking about how we structure our days to support our teams to be happier, and how we continue to think about investing in our people in this important area - For teams - the team check-ins and debriefs that go beyond the task Would really recommend working with Sam - I think she can add huge value to organizations and teams in a very human and practical way!"
"In a few short months, Samantha’s toolkit has been a game-changer! It slotted in nicely with our existing Talking Performance framework but added a freshness to take our people development work to the next level. Our employees are raving about it! I love her engaging energy, zest for this work and spirit to make changes where it matters most. Working with her has definitely been a lifesaver in these difficult times."
"It was very obvious that Samantha loves what she does and cares about helping people. She genuinely cared about the problem we were having on our team and thought very critically about what could be done to help solve it. We appreciate Samantha’s hard work and dedication. She is a very talented woman and I, and my team, enjoyed working with her."
"I’d recommend Samantha to anyone looking to shift the paradigm and sometimes rigid frameworks around L&D. It was a fantastic experience with a speaker who brought energy, passion, thoughtfulness, attention and relevance to all the session. We look forward to working together again."
Samantha Clarke's 2023 biography
About Samantha Clarke
Samantha’s mission is to build robust changemakers out of the next generation of leaders. Her philosophies and neuroscience, therapeutic and positive psychology led processes instill resilience, deep wellbeing and strength to give her clients the power, intentionality and courage to do important work in the world. Through the key drivers of happiness and purpose, she inspires everyone she meets to innovate their lives and be their best selves.
As a qualified Gross National Happiness Facilitator, Samantha is able to embed key mindfulness skills taken from regions like Bhutan and Copenhagen to enhance wellbeing, HR practices and employee performance in global organisations. A Co-Active & ORSC trained and ICF accredited coach, she designs a holistic approach to leadership development to create the cultures and environments that enable people to thrive.
Working in partnership with Hilary Rodham Clinton and her Global Challenges Scholars, she sat alongside Hilary Rodham Clinton and Angela Duckworth to discuss how to be a changemaker. Samantha is also a resident lecturer and facilitator at The School of Life, Simon Sinek’s Inspire U platform and The Guardian; advising on navigating stress & anxiety, finding purpose and building happy cultures.
Working directly with company HR, senior leaders and managers, she provides coaching, licensing, and strategic consultancy. Her clientele include JP Morgan, Samsung, Nespresso, Kayak/Opentable, Mediacom, ITV, Deutsche Mobile, Dishoom, Virgin, LVMH, Vitra, Weight Watchers, Design Hotels, Tier Global and more.
As the author of Love It Or Leave It: How to be Happy at Work and together with a Ted X talk ‘Are you ready to break up with work?’, Samantha offers a rallying call for individuals to break up with limiting beliefs and take agency in their careers to rebuild more purposeful ways of working.
Sharing her wisdom on navigating change, work wellbeing, happiness and purpose she has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, BBC Woman’s Hour, Deliciously Ella Podcast, Psychologies, Stylist, Elle, BBC Global Review, The Times and Monocle.
With two podcasts under her belts she hosts The “Love It or Leave It”, which explores the journeys of individuals crafting careers on their own terms and “How to Be A Changemaker”. This podcast houses conversations with leaders, philosophers, psychologists, technologists and communication experts on creating positive solutions to navigate and facilitate change and increase wellbeing at work.
Samantha’s personal interests in innovation, the arts, design and nature feed into her work and she has expanded her qualifications in this direction, with an Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutic and Educational Application of the Arts. She is working towards her Msc in Psychology of Art, Neuroaesthetics and Creativity to support her focus on the impact of the arts, architecture and music on health, happiness and wellbeing. Whether that is via office design for employee wellbeing, designing team events/workshops with an art focus to help neurodiverse employees build social and occupational skills at work or relieve burnout in healthcare and frontline workers.
Samantha Clarke's 2023 talks & topics
How to be a Changemaker
Authentic Leadership (in the Hybrid/Digital Age)
Navigating Transitions and Change
Optimising Happiness and Wellbeing at work
Building Confidence & Resilience in Uncertainty
Emotion wellbeing & remote working – do the two go hand in hand?
Maintaining connection & collaboration across distance
Stress & Mental wellbeing – The good, the bad and the ugly
The Four Pillars of Happiness – which areas need work?
Samantha Clarke's 2023 speaking fees
- United Kingdom
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