Corporate, Presenting & Motivational Speaking
Samantha has a reputation for bringing personality, energy, warmth and humour to corporate and motivational events she hosts or speaks at.
Her speaking work to date includes hosting topical and lively debates with leading experts in their field, speaking at City firms about her career and the challenges for working parents, she also holds motivational talks for teenagers at schools.
Samantha’s conference hosting includes comparing the Qatar-UK business investment forum alongside the British Prime Minister Theresa May and Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thanis. She has also hosted the regional investment fund forum for the Department of International Trade alongside Secretary of State Dr Liam Fox, the Sainsbury’s Living Well Forum alongside it’s CEO Mike Coupe, the Police Federation Conference and Hewlett Packards prestigious 100 Club in Barcelona alongside its CEO Meg Whitman.
Her speaking work includes presenting a talk in Oslo for the Gyldendal publishing house on the phenomenon of “Fake News”. She was the guest speaker at Cityparents annual forum talking about the “Work Life Balance Myth”. She has spoken at Deloitte Oslo about Brexit and at Bird and Bird law firm about her career to date.
Samantha has twice hosted the prestigious Techmark awards in central London and presented at the Asian Curry Awards. She has also spoken at Highgate School, and was invited back to her former school, the Grammar School at Leeds, to be their guest of honour at their prize giving and deliver their keynote speech.
Samantha recently hosted a session for us on the highs and lows of her demanding career in media. She also talked about career goals, getting ahead and work life balance. Samantha was an engaging and interesting speaker and we’d happily welcome her back.Bird and Bird LLP
A big thank you Samantha, you really helped indeed to move the 100 Club a notch higher this year.Olivier Suinat
Watch footage of Samantha Simmonds hosting the prestigious Hewlett Packard’s 100 Club event in Barcelona.
Samantha is particularly passionate about speaking on or joining debates about the difficulties in the job market, especially for young women and mothers. As a working mother, Samantha understands the difficulties faced by women (and admits she struggles herself with juggling the demands of family and her career).
Samantha also has a passion for responsible travel having travelled around Vietnam and Cambodia with a sustainable travel organisation focusing on the local community.
Everyone is effusive in their praise, and speaking warmly of how well you came across in your speech.Mike Gibbons
We found Samantha very professional and easy to work with. She followed our briefing very closely and proved to be an ideal facilitator.Paul Leeks