Speaking

From classrooms with only a Student Council board to an entire high school gym filled to max capacity, every audience will receive Sammi’s message in a highly customized, interactive, and humorous way.

Every event is very different from the next, and each speech is tailored to send your audience into the world with actionable tools, confidence, and the power to fully step into the best version of themselves that they can be. 

Sammi is like no other speaker that teens may come across at conferences, school events, or any other similar function.  She is a passionate teen looking to motivate and inspire other young women. She is able to get on the level of her audience and relate to today’s struggles.

Her approach is to inspire with a no “fluff” and no BS motivational speaker. Her energy and laughter are contagious and in fact, she passionately shares the truth about teens truly need to know.  By acquiring the beginnings of her dream job at only 13 years old, Sammi has been able to enhance and elevate her life in many ways by following her passion and using it to become the best version of herself.

Below are topics Sammi has hand-crafted using the latest in today’s events, relevant reliable studies, and leveraging her expertise in human behavior delivered through surprising, relevant, and personal storytelling.

Finding Your Passion – Sammi believes that one should always be following their passion or a hobby that they truly love.  Sammi has developed a three-step process, including the D.R.E.A.M (Design Radiant Energy And Move) acronym which allows teens to evaluate their own life and see what activities bring them the most joy in their day.  Sammi refines and renews this process often because many of her listeners offer feedback on how this process worked for them.

Curating Your Dream Life – Having something to look forward to and having something that brings purpose to the gruesome tasks in your day to day is the game-changer for living your best life.  Using Sammi’s acronym, B.E.D. (Brainstorm, Establish, and Design), many listeners and students have been able to create plans even at the youngest age of 13.  Many listeners will create vision boards and outlines of what they want their life to look like and many say that with this process, they often are able to see exactly what they want for their life and not what they are told to do.

Create a Winning Mindset – Sammi’s F.A.C.T (Forgiveness, Acceptance, Change, Thankfulness) acronym helps students not ponder over their failures and losses but rather to use them as a stepping stone for achieving what they want.  Many have said that this acronym has been eye-opening and how it is self-empowering to use their past troubles to propel themselves forward.  

Turning Pain Into Purpose – In this speech, Sammi opens up about her mental health journey and what living through an unknown mental illness through high school was like.  She highlights how much her senior year of high school transformed her life and how she was able to take control and find her purpose from her past experiences and current personal development journey.  This is one of Sammi’s top speeches when trying to reach an audience’s heart.  As Sammi is pretty much an open book, the vulnerability will move many people to think about their own stories and how to use their situations to their best use.  

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Speaking History

Wise Individualized Senior Experience Presentation

April 25th, 2019

 

Washington, DC Lobbyist: LGBTQIA Rights – Religious Action Center – L’taken

January 11th-14th, 2019

At L’Taken, teens from across North America converge on Washington, DC for four days of advocacy and action. Discuss how the Reform Movement applies Jewish perspectives to mobilize around issues like reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, climate change, Israel, health care, and more.

Encouraging Student Voices at Principals, Advisors and Leaders (PAL) Conference

September 20th, 2018

“The goal is to help open our students’ eyes to having a voice and create a tradition of empowerment,” said Brenda O’Shea, Somers High School student council advisor, who accompanied five student leaders from the high school.

Speaker – Effects of Domestic Abuse in our Community – Northeast Westchester Domestic Abuse Alliance (NEWDAA)

April 22nd, 2018

Through the Westchester Youth Alliance, spoke at NEWDAA’s interfaith service about the power of domestic abuse on a community at the Presbyterian Church in Katonah.

Speaker – URJ Heller High Experience – Temple Shaaray Tefila

April 20th, 2018

Spoke to the students and congregation about my experience in studying abroad with URJ Heller High in Israel.

Washington, DC Lobbyist: Raising Minimum Wage to Living Wage – Religious Action Center – L’taken

January 11th, 2017

Lobbied Senator Schumer, Gillibrand and Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney with youth concerns over lack of government accountability in raising minimum wage to meet living wage needs.

North American Federation of Temple Youth – Lobbyist – East Ramapo Schooling

March 12th 2016

Lobbied against educational inequality in the East Ramapo school district on Albany Advocacy Day.

Active Member 2015-1016