Sam Cushing is an adventurer, businessman, fitness & mental health fanatic, and pianist. After two unfulfilling years as a consultant in Manhattan, Sam made a life change, choosing to shed the expectations society had projected onto him and pursue the goals on his bucket list.
Packing only a suitcase, some workout gear, his music, and a small amount of savings, Sam took a leap of faith and bought a one-way ticket to South America. He found work at a remote-friendly Argentine startup and spent the next 2 years of his life learning culture, language, and international perspective.
Sam’s experiences opened his eyes not just to the beauty of exploring the world, but to a way of living that felt more right for him. He decided that living his truth means a lot of things- songwriting, taking care of his body and his mind, embracing diversity, living with curiosity, displaying empathy, and having fun.
While Sam has enjoyed many different adventures, his creative and passionate instincts have remained the same, and he finds them reflected clearly across four pillars: Travel/Adventure, Fitness, Wellness, and Music.
Today, in addition to growing his online communities with millions of combined followers, Sam shares his story with audiences around the world.
He says of his message: “Everyone has their own truth and their own passions. I really don’t want you to walk away from my story feeling that without some drastic, non-conformist life change, you are somehow living a “less authentic” life. That’s untrue.
My hope is that you’ll remember that the next time you are feeling low, we have the power of choosing a life founded in our own truth, versus one projected onto us by others…whether it’s a career, passion, or an everyday presented identity. It’s about being kind to yourself, quieting the noise and influence of others, and living a life that’s unapologetically yours.”
Travels from: Chicago, IL
Speaking Fee: On request