Emmy-Winning TV Host
Bursting with enthusiasm and genuine warmth, Samantha Harris is a seasoned entertainment journalist and Emmy-winning TV host, health and fitness expert, certified personal trainer and cancer survivor who is best known as one of the hosts of Entertainment Tonight and for her 8-season run as co-host of Dancing With the Stars. Most recently, she can be seen hosting the Gordon Ramsay-produced cooking show Culinary Genius alongside chef Edward Lee. Additionally, Harris has been on the covers of 11 fitness and health magazines, including SHAPE, Women’s Running, Pilates Style and Muscle & Fitness HERS. Read More >
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Be Your Own Health Advocate
Young, fit and healthier than ever, Harris was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer at 40. She was told by more than one doctor that the lump she found was “nothing.” Due to perseverance, listening to her body and being willing to trust her gut, Harris saved her life by being her own advocate.
In this honest and emotional keynote, Harris shares her rollercoaster ride as she sought answers and navigated the roadblocks that nearly sidelined her. She inspires audiences by encouraging them to be their own best health advocate, and to never take “no” for an answer, especially when instinct tells them differently. By sharing her personal story, Harris will empower your audience to listen to their bodies: they will leave feeling liberated, knowing that a cancer diagnosis doesn’t define them.
We all could use a little more time to breathe, but there never seems like there is enough time in the day to do it! To be well, is to be mindful. How can you find your happy? Samantha tackles the issues of positivity, resiliency, happiness and gratiTUDE and delivers actionable methods to attain them.
The little things each day often start with having a brighter and more robust ‘TUDE – gratitude that is. You will hear personal anecdotes about how Samantha got lost in the dark abyss of fear and sadness through a cancer diagnosis and pulled her way out. Through a variety of lifestyle tricks, beginning with positivity and gratitude, Samantha delves into self-care, relationships and how to build resiliency. In both Samantha’s presentation and her book, “Your Healthiest Healthy,” she offers audiences a tremendous amount of take-away, including both tangible and intangible tools such as:
· Building community
· Strengthening your intimate relationships (and keeping sex alive)
· Constructing your Support Squad
· How to talk to your kids about a health crisis
· Aligning yourself with positive people (your cheerleading squad)
· Weeding out the negative relationships that drag you down
· Techniques for how to start meditating – it may be easier than you think!
· The pros and cons of social media (and why to be on alert!)
· Discovering body positivity
· Scheduling your day to include physical self-care, meditative moments and more
· Finding your daily “Major Blessings” and “Subtle Beauties”
· Emotional self-care techniques
· How to decide what to share and who to tell about a crisis or health issue
· Ways to step-up to support others in your circle who need it most
· How to choose a positive path and why that empowers you
· Ridding yourself of the “worry bullies”
· Self-Talk and why it benefits you
· Goal setting (Process Goals Vs Outcome Goals)
Women rock! We kickass personally and professionally, because we can juggle it all with our eyes closed. Although some days it can all seem more overwhelming than we’d like to admit. In Samantha's book, Your Healthiest Healthy, she tackles the issues of resiliency, happiness and delivers actionable methods to attain them while making your work life and home balance a bit easier.
Audiences will hear personal anecdotes about how she struggled (and sometimes still does) with balancing mommy duties and success in her career, all while handling a breast cancer diagnosis. Delving into the importance of self-care, having meditative moments, relationships, resiliency, women will leave having a strong sense of how to create a more positive environment, which sometimes starts from within. They will also learn the advantages of goal setting and the difference between Process Goals vs. Outcome Goals. When we work on community building, aligning ourselves with positive role models and finding our major blessings this will put us on a positive path of empowerment.
We all know the saying, “when life give you lemons, make lemonade.” When Harris went public with her cancer diagnosis, the tremendous support and encouragement from survivors she received through social media led her to give back, and GottaMakeLemonade.com was born. The site was conceived to “inspire positivity in the face of adversity.”
In addition to her own lemons-to-lemonade journey, she shares stories from other empowered men and women who took the most daunting or painful challenges in their lives and turned them into positive forces. Audiences will hear stories about people who have overcome huge health obstacles and other life setbacks, and will leave feeling reawakened and ready to take on anything. The Gotta Make Lemonade™ way of life is contagious!
As an anti-hunger advocate and active member of the Entertainment Council for Feeding America, the country’s number on hunger relief organization, Harris speaks passionately about childhood food insecurity—and how we can solve this devastating issue.
Armed with facts and figures, Harris speaks passionately on the issue of hunger in America and how it affects children. She illustrates the dire need for fellow Americans to support those in need by sharing stories of those she has met through volunteering at the food pantry. Far from preachy, she speaks with compassion and warmth on just how easy it is to help, whether financially or by volunteering time. Attendees will be moved and encouraged to be positive agents of change.
"Everyone loved Samantha!!! She was full of energy, was engaging, informative and so positive that a number of people who attended told me that they came away from the event totally uplifted! Samantha is so willing to put herself out - doing 'selfies' with some, interacting with the crowd, and seemingly being her warm self."
"WOW – we had a fantastic day with Samantha! I’ve had great feedback from everyone associated with the event, and Samantha was so engaged from the minute she walked in until the moment she left. Please convey our gratitude to her for her time and energy and inspiring message."