WHEN WE FOLLOW OUR DREAMS,
Samantha is an engaging public speaker who has more than 19 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.
Areas of Expertise:
Mindful Sports Performance
Some topics Samantha speaks on most often include:
Journey to Olympic Gold | The How's
Cultivating High-Performance by Honoring the Whole Athlete | Mental Wellness + Mindful Leadership
Permission Slips for High-Performance | Mental Wellness + Team Culture + Navigating Feedback
Staying in Your Lane | Vision Planning + Perfectionism + Resilience
Clearing Blocks + Rising Free | Resilience + Growth Mindset
BRAVE Leaders | Courage + Confidence + Mindful Leadership
"Often times it is difficult to connect with teenage audiences. During Samantha's "Dreams Come True" presentation at the Bay State Games, I looked at the audience and not one teenager was on their phone. They were listening so intently to her. Samantha's story is a must hear for any athlete, coach, and parent!
I've had the opportunity to work with, and listen to, many guest speakers. It is clear that Samantha loves what she does and her connection to the athletes is genuine.
I'm so happy we are able to connect with Samantha and have her talk to our athletes about her journey from competing in the Bay State Games, as a high school athlete, to winning an Olympic gold medal! Samantha was so easy to work with and very accommodating to meet as many athletes as possible."
- Peter LeClerc | Director of Sports and Operations at Massachusetts Amateur Sports Foundation (Bay State Games)
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.
Samantha Livingstone is an Olympic Gold Medalist, transformational speaker, high performance coach, recovering perfectionist and mama of four girls.
After a traumatic and perspective-shifting experience involving her young daughter, she took a leap into the world of entrepreneurship to live her dream.
Samantha is the founder of Livingstone High Performance, LLC. and the Rise Free Academy, an 8-module online academy infused with live coaching. She helps athletes, coaches and women who lead to develop the skills needed to cultivate high-performance - to achieve AND feel fulfilled along the way. In addition to private and group coaching, Samantha consults with teams and organizations on mental wellness initiatives, leadership, culture, courage building, rising skills and creating high-performance environments.