Sam’s Mission: Helping people expand and express their creativity — and improve their presentation skills.


Sam Harrison speaks, trains, writes and coaches on creativity-related topics and on presentation skills.

He has been on all sides of creative communications, marketing. branding and product developmentā€”the agency and freelance side, the client and corporate side and, most recently, the speaking academic and coaching side.

He is an in-demand professional speaker, presenting highly rated keynotes and seminars at conferences, retreats and in-house sessions throughout North America and beyond.

He has served on the advisory council for the HOWLive Design Conference and a popular speaker at that conference for more than a decade. He is also a recommended All-Star Speaker for the International Association of Business Communicators and a frequent speaker at IABC’s World Conferences and its local chapters.

He has taught creativity, writing and presentation-skills classes at Portfolio Center, a graduate-studies program for creative communicators.

He was previously a senior vice president with an S&P 500 firm and has worked with such clients and affiliates as NFL, Major League Baseball, Hallmark, Microsoft, American Express, Merrill Lynch, Quicken, Hasbro, John Denver Environmental Groups, U.S. Humane Society and Arts Alliance.

He is the author of four popular books: Creative Zing!, IdeaSpotting, IdeaSelling and his first book, Zing!

Sam is a frequent contributor to Fast Company, HOW Design, The Communicator and other business and lifestyle publications.