Speaker & MC

Passionate about Rural Small Businesses

Samantha brings inspiration, empowerment and diversity when she speaking and hosting events.

With over 10 years of business experience, in both working within small companies, founding her own businesses and educating rural entrepreneurial founders. 


Samantha understands rural life and the benefits and struggles that come with running a small business from a rural or remote area. 


Along side her professional experience, Samantha is a wife, mother and daughter who believes in.

Her career through The Rural Compass and Big Ideas Rural is about inspiring and empowering women to believe that they can run a business even when living in rural and remote Australia. She also offers coaching sessions which helps them to take that leap and make a start. 

She empowers them through focusing on their goals both personal and business, creating a vision for their business and helping them to start off on the right foot or take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey. 


Samantha is a Mentor/Coach and conducts online courses and trainings along side her business partner. Samantha also has her Associates Degree in Education Studies and Diploma in both Business and Business Management. 


Her experience in hosting events is not limited to her own events and online workshops. 

Samantha has a bubbly and vibrant energy. She understands that the speaker plays a crucial role in the success of any event and hosts according to the audience. 


When it comes to hosting and speaking, Samantha believes that it must to be fun, memorable and engaging for the audience. 


Speaking topics

*Art for therapeutic benefits
*Running a business in a rural location
*Social media for rural businesses
*Social media for beginners
*Personal story; finding your passion, no matter your location
*Branding and finding your voice
*Engaging with your audience online

To get a quote on speaking engagements please email theruralcompass@gmail.com



Previous engagements include:


Hosting The Rural Compass Podcast

Panellist for Inspiring Rare Birds and Engage and Create consulting event

Co-hosting Big Ideas Rural Virtual Webinars

Co-host of Big Ideas Rural Virtual Summit for International Rural Women's Day

Guest on Busy Business Women podcast