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Emmy-Winning TV Host, Breast Cancer Survivor, Certified Health Coach & Bestselling Author, Your Healthiest Healthy
“If knowledge is power, then Samantha Harris is Wonder Woman.” - Rita Wilson, Actress & Producer
In a candid conversation with LeadHERship Global, a podcast for — and about — unstoppable women stepping into courage and self-love, Samantha reaffirms, “If you’re not giving yourself the care that you need, you will not have the health and wellness to achieve all you can be.”
Best known as the co-host of Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) and Entertainment Tonight, Emmy-winner Samantha Harris is also an author, certified health coach and trainer, cancer survivor and thriver, healthy living advocate and unstoppable optimist. Her stage II invasive breast cancer diagnosis and double mastectomy at age 40 inspired a quest for answers about how we can all improve our overall health, prevent chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart disease and neurodegenerative disorders, and understand their underlying causes. Read More >
Samantha is the author of Your Healthiest Healthy: 8 Easy Ways to Take Control, Help Prevent and Fight Cancer, and Live a Longer, Cleaner, Happier Life, a best-selling book that became a brand for popular webinars and retreats. Your Healthiest Healthy translates comprehensive, research-backed knowledge into an easy-to-follow road map for maximizing health, energy and happiness for life — helping people take small steps that will result in big changes.
As a highly motivational and inspirational speaker, Samantha shares her personal journey from cancer diagnosis to healthiest health with genuine warmth and unflappable positivity. She creatively blends almost encyclopedic knowledge with insights from doctors and scientists, empowering advice, practical tips and healthy recipes — acting as both cheerleader and guide on a journey toward Your Healthiest Healthy.
Samantha is currently the host of Game Show Network's wordplay game show, Tug Of Words. She co-hosted DWTS for eight seasons, garnering two Emmy nominations. She also served for many years as a correspondent and weekend anchor on Entertainment Tonight, where she earned two more Emmy nominations and a win. Samantha’s first primetime show that she hosted was FOX’s The Next Joe Millionaire. After DWTS, she hosted NBC’s Stars Earn Stripes.
She has also hosted dozens of other national network and syndicated programs, including Gordon Ramsay’s Culinary Genius (FOX stations), The Insider, E! News and Extra, and appeared as a guest host on Access Hollywood Live, The View, Hollywood Today Live, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and Good Morning America (guest correspondent) and Fox & Friends among others. She co-hosted the official live red carpet show for the 80th Academy Awards and for the Critics’ Choice Awards as well as made her Broadway debut in 2009 starring as Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago.
One of Samantha’s newest initiatives, YOUR HEALTHIEST HEALTHY: COMMUNITY, is a subscription-based membership filled with interactive content on a weekly basis to empower women to elevate their wellness to become their most vibrant, healthy selves. It includes live workouts with Samantha as well as live coaching on a variety of health topics and live weekly esteemed guest experts. Samantha’s mission with the community is to guide people to take even better control of their well-being while reducing the toxins in, on and around their bodies that often lead to detrimental health outcomes.
With the success of Your Healthiest Healthy, Samantha has become the go-to guru for living a healthy and clean life. She has appeared in multiple media outlets, such as HLN’s Weekend Express and CBS’s The Doctors, evangelizing healthy living. She’s appeared on the cover of numerous health and fitness magazines, including Shape, First for Women, Fit Parent, Muscle & Fitness, HERS (a record four times), Pilates Style, Wellness and Women’s Running. She has also appeared on the pages of many more, including People, USA Today magazine, SELF, Closer Weekly, InTouch, Star and US Weekly.
Dedicated to advancing breast cancer research, Samantha was named Survivor of the Year by Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Los Angeles 2017 and led its 2018 Parade of Promise. She also continues to serve as National Ambassador for Susan G. Komen, the American Cancer Society and serves on the Entertainment Council for Feeding America. She volunteers at the SOVA Food Pantry, a Jewish Family service that provides life-improving services that help the people of Los Angeles live with dignity and exercise self-determination. Samantha also teamed up with AstraZeneca‘s Cancer Community (C2) Awards during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The C2 Awards honor those on the frontlines of cancer care, research and advocacy and rewards the winners in each category with a generous grant.
Along with her husband, Michael, Samantha founded the online community Gotta Make Lemonade (gottamakelemonade.com) to inspire positivity in the face of adversity. The name of the organization stems from Michael’s hopeful reminder when they were going through her breast cancer diagnosis: “Babe, when life gives you lemons, you gotta make lemonade!” Samantha is the proud mother of two daughters and is an honors graduate from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
With an uplifting, vibrant personality, Samantha consistently wins hearts, minds and rave reviews. Living and championing her passion for health, fitness and overall well-being every day, she shows how to achieve your healthiest healthy, overcome adversity and find balance as a professional woman. Being the best advocate for your own health is a primary message Samantha shares with her audience. Partnering with Ancestry for its AncestryHealth self-directed AncestyDNA at-home genetic testing kit, it offers her social media followers the perfect way to take control of their health journey. Facing challenges with humor, strength, perseverance and passion, Samantha empowers audiences to take control of their health and live their best and healthiest lives. Read Less ^
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Dr. Drew loves Samantha Harris’s book Your Healthiest Healthy because it “approaches health from so many angles: biological, emotional, interpersonal and spiritual.” Kris Jenner said, “This book will change your life!” And cancer thriver, actress Christina Applegate notes that it’s “an eye-opening and empowering guide.” In this energizing presentation drawn from her book and personal health and wellness journey as a breast cancer survivor, Emmy-winning journalist Samantha Harris shares real-world strategies to prevent and fight chronic diseases and live your best, healthiest life every day. Combining research-backed advice, insights from doctors and scientists, and her own healthy hacks, tips, recipes and humorously honest practical advice, Samantha provides an achievable action plan. All while inspiring audiences to achieve it. Aimed at survivors, thrivers, and anyone wishing to avoid a diagnosis of chronic disease, Samantha motivates audiences to eat better, work out smarter, reduce toxins, handle health crises, strengthen relationships, boost positivity and build resiliency. As Rita Wilson said, “If knowledge is power, then Samantha Harris is Wonder Woman!”
Samantha Harris’s book Your Healthiest Healthy approaches health from so many angles: biological, emotional, interpersonal, and spiritual.” In this energizing presentation drawn from her book and personal health and wellness journey as a breast cancer survivor, Emmy-winning journalist Samantha Harris shares real-world strategies to destress and build your resilience factor, while also preventing and fighting chronic diseases. Resilience is a crucial ingredient to a happy, healthy life and is what determines how high we rise above what threatens to wear us down. Samantha will show how you can start with small changes in your routine and live your best, healthiest life every day. Combining research-backed advice and insights from doctors and scientists, Samantha provides an achievable action plan with honest practical advice that will help strengthen your coping skills, relationships, boost positivity and build resiliency. As Rita Wilson said, “If knowledge is power, then Samantha Harris is Wonder Woman!”
Young, fit and healthier than ever, Samantha Harris was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer at 40. She was told by more than one doctor that the lump she found was “nothing.” Because she never gave up listening to her body and being willing to trust her gut, Samantha saved her own life by being her own advocate. In this honest and emotional keynote, she shares her roller coaster ride as she sought answers and navigated the roadblocks that nearly sidelined her. She inspires and empowers audiences by encouraging them to be their own best health advocate, listen to their own bodies and to never take “no” for an answer, especially when instinct tells them differently. Audiences leave empowered and feeling liberated, knowing that a cancer diagnosis doesn’t define them. Samantha also shares insights and stories from the online community that she founded with her husband to “inspire positivity in the face of adversity,” GottaMakeLemonade.com.
A major component of Judaism is passing traditions to future generations. Each member of your family plays a role in shaping who your children will become. Samantha believes this is one of the greatest gifts we can pass on to our family. From teaching the value of volunteering and the importance of compassion to sharing a family tradition, story or recipe, celebrating the diversity of Jewish beliefs will make a profound and positive difference in their lives—into the distant future, L’dor V’Dor, from generation to generation.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” –Gandhi | Helping someone could be a gentle wave or a smile when walking past them. Helping someone could simply be lending an ear, offering advice or standing by their side through hard times. For Samantha Harris, helping someone means making the time to volunteer, such as working with Feeding America by providing meals for schools and families. It also means being a National Ambassador for Susan G Komen and the American Cancer Society because Samantha knows firsthand the importance of supporting others in times of need. Read More >
One small act of kindness can go a long way and in helping others, you also help yourself. From lowering stress to boosting self-confidence, research has shown that volunteering also offers many health benefits. Samantha shares the positive effects of staying physically and mentally active, decreasing the risk of depression, and reducing stress levels while giving you a sense of purpose. Read Less ^
Samantha Harris began her career in Hollywood teaching fitness classes, and health and fitness remains her way of life. Drawing from Your Healthiest Healthy, Samantha focuses on fitness and nutrition for any audience wishing to boost health and vitality. She provides newfound methods on ways to stay fit and proven ways to get one’s best body with easy tricks to find time for exercise, maximize your motivation muscle and eat healthfully. Nutrition is a staple for achieving your best body, and Samantha will share small steps that lead to big results, including what toxic ingredients to avoid that may be derailing your current best efforts to be healthy. She’ll also discuss the importance of teaching kids about essentials of exercise and nutritious meal choices with recipe ideas your kids will love. Read More >
Additionally, Harris offers an add-on program for those in attendance that includes the Get Your Best Body Workout (an additional 30 or 45 minutes). Inspired by “Ms. Harris’s Fit Tips,” scheduling logs and nutrition suggestions, your audience will walk away encouraged with ways to make their bodies healthier and stronger. Read Less ^
"We had our big event with Samantha Harris and I want to thank you so much for singing her praises so well. First and foremost, she is a really remarkable individual. She is intelligent, relatable and so down to earth. Everyone loved her, from the CEO to the community participants who attended the event. Her keynote was so well done and her message was right on point, echoing our organizational philosophies about knowing your own body, advocating for yourself and empowering yourself to be the best version. She was so patient and interactive with each of the participants in the Meet and Greet and book signing and did a wonderful job on both on-air television appearances (not surprising!)."
"Samantha's vibrant personality completely transformed the stage. From her musical performances to sharing intimate details overcoming her battle with cancer, Samantha was radiating energy and lifting spirits. She captivated the audience by sharing inside secrets from her Entertainment Tonight and Dancing with the Stars days that left the crowd roaring in laughter and wanting more. Thank you, Samantha, for being the whole package!!!"
"Samantha is an incredible speaker and host and helps to up the wow factor of any event or production that she is a part of. Every time I book Samantha for a project, I get rave reviews from my clients and from the media. I’ve been producing red carpet events and charity benefits and creating international media campaigns for the last eighteen years, and can say wholeheartedly that Samantha is one of my favorite celebrity hosts to work with. Samantha is a wonderful asset to any team she is on and I highly recommend working with her."
"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."
"Samantha was a big hit at our Celebrating Women luncheon! She is a wonderful person – amazing how unpretentious she is for such a big star."
“Every woman concerned about her health or the health of the women in her life should read Your Healthiest Healthy. It’s like talking to an extremely knowledgeable girlfriend. Samantha has done her homework and offers so much great understanding, perspective, and realistic advice. She isn’t afraid to hold back, but she still knows how to have a good time. This book will change your life!”
“What a great read! Your Healthiest Healthy is equally entertaining and enlightening and for newbies and health nuts alike. I especially love how Samantha breaks everything down into small steps to make it all accessible to everyone. This is such an incredible resource for all-around healthy living.”
“Your Healthiest Healthy is pragmatic and encyclopedic in scope, and I love that it approaches health from so many insightful angles: biological, emotional, interpersonal, and spiritual. This well-researched book features so much great practical advice for anyone who wants to maintain intimate relationships, manage risk for chronic diseases, and live a healthier life.”
“This eye-opening and empowering guide provides the essential road map for anyone dealing with a health crisis. It’s comprehensive yet conversational, and it will help you live your best, healthiest life every day.”
“I’m blown away. What a great thing to put out into the world. If knowledge is power, then Samantha Harris is Wonder Woman. In this book, she has gathered detailed information to give women going through breast cancer a way to take positive control of their situation, from what products or chemicals to avoid to how to find new ways to live a healthy lifestyle through positivity. Samantha shows that you can live a better life even after a shocking diagnosis. Give this book to anyone going through breast cancer and at any stage after. This is going to do so much good for so many women. What an amazingly fabulous book!”
“No matter how many times life knocks you down, it takes strength and perseverance to get back up and fight. Your Healthiest Healthy gives you the power to do just that with great stories and helpful tips. Whether you need a little pick me up or a total health overhaul, this invaluable book will transform you into a bona fide fighter and make you feel like a champion.”
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