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Inspiring Women’s Miriam Gonzalez on the Importance of Role Models on Dream Journeys

5 Jan

Miriam González is the founder of the Inspiring Women campaign, a UK-based organization that gives girls in school opportunities to hear from female role models who cast vision for their futures. This week on Sam’s Dream Blog, González, named an Influential Educator by Noodle, shares about the importance of mentors, giving back and seizing opportunities on […]

Andrew Skurka: All about Dreams, Adventures and Challenges

27 Oct

Andrew Skurka

Andrew Skurka is an adventurer and guide, best-known for his solo long-distance backpacking trips. In total, he has backpacked, skied, and packrafted 30,000+ miles through many of the world’s most prized backcountry and wilderness areas.   This week, on Sam’s Dream Blog, Andrew shares about his dream journey, including the preparation and endurance required. Sam’s […]

Jessica Watson on Sailing Toward Your Dreams

29 Sep

Jessica Watson sailing

At age 16, Jessica Watson became the youngest person ever to sail solo and unassisted around the world.  This week on Sam’s Dream Blog, Jessica shares about braving new territory, the importance of a team in your dream pursuits and about overcoming adversity. Sam’s Dream Blog: What’s your dream for sailing? How did your dream […]

Dick Traum Inspires to Find a Way

23 Jun

Dr. Dick Traum is the president and founder of Achilles International. Achilles International is a non-profit organization with members in 65 locations nationally and internationally. The “main objective is to bring hope, inspiration and the joys of achievement to people with disabilities.” Dick is an above-the-knee amputee with a successful computer applications company. Dick became […]

Whipsaw Co-Founder Dan Harden on Taking Risk and Facing Fear

3 Mar

Dan Harden Whipsaw

Fast Company named designer Dan Harden one of its 2014’s 100 Most Creative People in business. This week, the co-founder and CEO of Whipsaw shares what to do with risk and fear and how to put your personality into your work. Sam’s Dream Blog: Designs must stand out. What is your advice in terms of […]

Sit up Straight for Vanessa Van Edwards on Sam’s Dream Blog

17 Feb

Vanessa Van Edwards

Vanessa Van Edwards is a published author and a behavioral investigator. Vanessa’s workshops and courses teach individuals how to succeed in business and life. She has been featured on NPR, the Wall Street Journal, the Today Show and USA Today. This week on Sam’s Dream Blog, Vanessa shares how to use pain points to your […]

Irene Zola Helps Seniors Maintain Excellence in Later Years

9 Dec

Irene Zola is the New York City based Executive Director of Lifeforce in Later Years and Coordinator of Morningside Village volunteers. She helps connect seniors to the services they need at home or in the larger community. For her efforts, CNN selected her as a CNN Hero. Sam’s Dream Blog: What’s your dream for L-i-L-Y? […]

GirlForward: Advancing Dreams

14 Oct


Blair Brettschneider is the executive director of GirlForward, an organization that provides adolescent refugee girls with individual mentorship, educational programs and leadership opportunities.  In 2011, Blair was selected by the Department of State, as one of two Youth Delegates, to represent the United States at the UNESCO Youth Forum in Paris, France. In 2013, CNN […]

Izzie Lerer’s The Dodo: Blast from Past, Now Fully Alive

5 Aug

Izzie Lerer

Izzie Lerer is the founder of The Dodo, a Web site with a passionate community committed to improving relationships with animals and protecting them. This week on Sam’s Dream Blog, Izzie shares how a lifelong interest led her to a bigger dream of making a difference and about the importance of sticking with that dream. […]

Shauna Miller, of Penny Chic, Shares Her Entrepreneurial Dream

1 Apr

Shauna Miller

Shauna Miller was recently named to Forbes’  2014 30 Under 30 list for Art & Style. She grew up in LA, moved to New York City for college and worked at a fashion house in Paris. Out of those experiences, Shauna founded Penny Chic, embracing ?the challenge of looking chic when buying this season’s must-have […]