Samantha is a broadcaster, influential blogger, corporate host and motivational speaker.
Samantha has been a journalist for more than 20 years covering the 9/11 terror attacks, July 7th bombings and Soham murders while at the BBC.
During her 10 years presenting at Sky News Samantha anchored coverage of some of the biggest stories of the decade including the deaths of Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse, the murder of British MP Jo Cox, the EU referendum, the last 2 general elections and the terror attacks in Tunisia and Brussels. Samantha is now regularly asked to speak at City firms, schools and motivational events about her career, juggling work and motherhood and the challenges for women along the way.
Samantha’s lively and engaging presentation skills make her a very popular choice for corporate hosting and motivational speaking. Samantha has hosted events such as a conference in Barcelona for Hewlett Packards’s top 100 sales staff from around the world, and has spoken at Deloitte in Norway about the EU referendum.
Samantha has also been invited to speak at Law firms such as Bird and Bird about her career, the challenges of juggling work and motherhood and how to stay motivated when you’re climbing the career ladder.
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Latest from my blog
Hallelujah! I’m not to blame for the fussy eating habits of my 8 year old son. Oh no wait a minute -I am. What? So scientists have just discovered a child’s fussy eating habits are largely down to who they are and their genetics.
I’ve often asked myself over the past 6 years where did I go wrong with my son. I started off weaning him like many middle class parents –faithly following the Annabel Karmel baby/toddler recipe books. He tried every mushed up vegetable you can think of – and ate them all up yum yum (ok except courgettes and who can blame him for that?!) read more…
The idea of kid free “quiet” zones on planes is causing quite an uproar. Some are claiming “child discrimination” – others are going even as far as to say we are living in a society where “paedophobia” or a hatred of children is becoming commonplace.
Well I for one, a mother of 3 young children, wholeheartedly support the idea. I dread taking any journey, be it on a plane, train or automobile with my naturally loud rambunctious brood. This summer we decided to go to Cornwall on holiday but for me -there was one major snag. There was no way I could contemplate being trapped in a car with them for the 7 hour drive. So I refused to do it. I told my husband I would be taking the train and I would see them all there. Calm patient soul that he is, he said fine no problem. When it came to it though, I felt too guilty and took one of them with me. And this is my reaction to my own children never mind other people’s.
I’ve spent the weekend feeling anxious, nauseous even, with butterflies in my stomach. I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t eat! What did she think of us? Should I text her to say we liked her? Ok just one text! Why hasn’t she responded? Should I call? Ok just one call…I’ll leave a message. Why hasn’t she called back? Perhaps she didn’t like us? Finally even though I knew – I knew I shouldn’t..…I sent one last text practically begging her to text me back. All of this angst and stress – over what is beginning to feel like a never ending quest to find a nanny! I’ve begun to feel like a teenager with a first crush, desperate to try and play it cool but failing miserably, even though I know chasing someone is definitely THE wrong thing to do.