Samantha Gash - Motivational Speaker
Travels from: Victoria
Dramatic story about Life Outside Your Comfort Zone
Categories: Adventure & Challenge, Motivational Speakers
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Samantha Gash is an authentic and articulate speaker, with a passion for making a difference in the world.
Whilst studying law at university, Samantha took up running as a way to push herself both mentally and physically. Following a rigorous 16 week training program, she found herself completing the Melbourne Marathon.
Motivated by the experience, Gash decided to enter herself in the famous ‘4 Deserts Grand Slam’, the ultimate test of endurance, resilience and determination.
Making history by becoming the first women and youngest person to complete one of the toughest endurance events in the world, Gash accomplished four 250km ultra marathons in the driest, windiest, hottest and coldest environments across the globe. This impeccable journey was captured on film and displayed on the big screen as an award winning documentary titled ‘Desert Runners’.
Samantha is also a co-founder of Freedom Runners, which raised $50,000 for a social enterprise that assists in the training and employment of South African women, as well as educating them in women’s health.
Samantha is able to inspire and motivate audiences with her extraordinary story. Her presentations are filled with personal accounts that are brought to life with imagery and documentary footage, ensuring audiences are moved and remember her story long after the presentation has concluded. She has spoken both nationally and internationally, conveying several messages, including stepping outside of comfort zones, challenges and how to overcome them with the use of perseverance, resilience and determination, and the emphasise of leading and building a committed team.