Samantha has the unique ability to move an audience with her extraordinary journey. Authentic. Personable. Empowering. Her heartfelt story brings audiences on a journey of transformation, humanity and incredible willpower.

From being the first woman to finish one of the world’s toughest ultra-marathon events to raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity, Samantha’s journey from corporate lawyer to endurance athlete and social impact entrepreneur is a must-hear.

Samantha uses authentic storytelling and dramatic documentary footage to share her journey from being the smallest kid in her class to becoming an inspiring change leader.

Her stories about running in extreme environments draw people in and provide a unique insight into the human psyche, giving nuggets of wisdom to anybody looking to make a change, no matter how big or small.

Samantha dives deep into resilience, leadership, agility and purpose, and her motivational message is transforming some of the world’s biggest organisations and pushing people past their limitations.

See why Samantha is getting rave reviews for her powerful and purposeful presentations that leave people from all backgrounds with a new outlook on life.


Samantha’s keynote presentations go beyond tales from the trails and explore the mindset strategies required to lead a life beyond the comfort zone. Her motivational yet practical messages are transforming some of the world’s largest organisations, allowing people to push past their limitations.

She dives deep into the themes of resilience, agility, leadership with purpose and risk mitigation. 

See why Samantha is getting rave reviews for her powerful and purposeful presentations that leave people from all backgrounds with a new outlook on life.


Leadership with purpose that brings teams to go to the edge of the world


  • the imperative of a clearly communicated purpose
  • strategic vulnerability can empower your teams by creating trust
  • identifying your “A team” with the criteria of mission alignment, stability in chaos, ethic and perseverance
  • achieving momentum and team satisfaction through celebrating small successes
  • advice for women as leaders


Resilience strategies allow an individual to go beyond what they thought was possible


  • for the mind: connecting passion with a purpose then creating a clear mechanism for accountability
  • for the body: changing your physiology and relentless forward motion
  • redefining failure as an opportunity for growth


Agility allows us to take the path of least resistance in the face of challenge, change and chaos

  • recognising that execution requires equal measures of planning and adaptability. 

  • crises will happen – it is your response that not only defines your character but also the outcome 

  • agility is something you can blueprint as a team and can influence a positive culture


Risk Mitigation is how to plan and manage projects that have a high degree of risk.

  • Understanding and managing risk 
  • How to cope & thrive in the unknown 
  • Understanding & adequately preparing your team for differences in culture
  • Decision making of when to stop & when to keep going 


You might recognise these two faces from Australian Survivor! The ‘power couple’ now delivers workshops to help emerging leaders in any corporation. Using their unique insights and tools from the Australian Army Special Operations and from endurance expeditions, Samantha and Mark improve performance with training that gets you thinking and moving.




Personal Purpose, Transformation and Teams:

Where have you come from and where are you headed? Learn how to understand your own and your team’s purpose, and how to set the conditions for success.

Personal Productivity:

Prioritising tasks, running effective meetings and weekly cadence – best practices for getting stuff done.


Framing failure is an important part of success. Learn the fundamentals of peak performance with sleep, exercise and rest – all in an interactive setting.

Coaching and Feedback:

are fundamentals to team improvement. Roleplay examples with your peers to hone a skillset you can use to sharpen team performance.

Team Execution:

Learn the basics of planning, execution, and adapting when the plan changes – Special Operations-style.


Mark Wales is an extraordinarily skilled person both physically and intellectually. As a former SAS Troop Commander, Mark carries an impeccable military career that took him to Afghanistan on multiple tours, leading elite teams in the toughest and most stressful environments imaginable. Beyond his years of service, Mark attended a top business school, joined a global consulting firm and established a startup company, applying the same skills and strategy in business as on the battlefield. Mark now dedicates his life to educating others on leadership, strategy and peak performance while under stress. He says: “I review the importance of strategy, execution and agility in any competitive system, drawing lessons from warfighting in Afghanistan, giving the audience useable lessons on how to apply this from today.” Mark is a fresh and impressive speaker right from the opening line, delivering his message in a clear and engaging way that leaves his audience empowered.


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