samantha thomas, founder
Samantha is a consultant and entrepreneur committed to developing projects, events and campaigns that utilize sustainable business practices to achieve positive social change.
Previously she spent six years working as executive director of Dream Change, where she founded the Love Summit (2014), a business and leadership conference designed to demonstrate how love can positively impact human flourishing, environmental sustainability and business's bottom line. The event has attracted an international audience of Fortune 500 companies, government leaders and entrepreneurs who wish to address the root cause of the most pressing social, environmental and economic issues today.
As a result of her work with the Love Summit, Samantha was recognized by the World Economic Forum out of 4500 young people worldwide for her exceptional potential, achievement, and determination to make a contribution to her community. When not orchestrating the event, she serves as a personal coach and business consultant helping large companies to startups take their sustainability mission to the next level.
In addition to her work in business, Samantha is a certified yoga instructor, holds a Permaculture Design Certification, and received leadership training from the Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior. She is on the advisory board of Young Real Leaders, and has been featured in media outlets such as FOX19, The Huffington Post, The Oregonian, Real Leaders and Yes! Magazine.
Samantha holds a Bachelor’s of Science in sustainable living with a minor in business from consciousness-based education university, Maharishi University of Management.