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When we follow our dreams, we discover the magic inside of ourselves.


samantha arsenault livingstone

Olympic Gold Medalist + Transformational Speaker + High-Performance Coach
Keynotes | Conferences | Schools | Teams | Organizations


Leadership · High-Performance · Vision Planning · Team Culture · Navigating Feedback · Mental Wellness · Courage · Confidence · Perfectionism · Failure · Resilience ·
Life Without Sport

We can’t always control what is thrown our way.
We can control how we respond. Our power is in our ability to choose courage and rise.

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Samantha Livingstone is an Olympic Gold Medalist, transformational speaker, high-performance coach, recovering perfectionist and mama of four girls. After six years in the classroom and a traumatic experience involving her daughter, Samantha took a leap into the world of entrepreneurship to pay forward all she's learned about achievement, rising from failure and finding happiness. Today, Samantha helps athletes and leaders cultivate the habits, mindset shifts and skill set needed to quiet the noise, release the grip of fear and step unapologetically into their light so they can achieve AND feel fulfilled along the way - in the athletic arena and in life. She holds a master's degree in education and is the founder of Livingstone High Performance, LLC. and the Rise Free Academy.

speaking experience

Samantha is an engaging public speaker who has more than 18 years of experience, which includes her TEDx Talk: The Weight of Gold: An Olympian's Path to Recovery. She's been featured as a keynote, expert panelist, workshop facilitator, and seminar leader.

Samantha customizes her presentations and workshops to meet the needs of the audience she's serving. Samantha has worked with high school and collegiate students and student-athletes; school districts; athletic departments; women in business groups; wellness entrepreneurs; and governing organizations, most notably, USA Swimming.

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Check out Samantha's TEDxNorthAdams talk,  "The Weight of Gold: An Olympian's Path to Recovery"

At 18-years-old, Samantha stood atop the Olympic podium in Sydney, Australia after swimming the lead-off leg of the 800 freestyle relay. Her childhood dream realized. That moment changed her life - but not in the way one might think. In this talk, Samantha shares the lessons she's learned in her rise from the rubble.