There are hundreds of corporate speakers out there, and each one of them brings their own perspective and unique strengths. So, what makes an organization hire one speaker and not another? Is it the reputation, skills, and strength of the speaker? True, these factors matter, but there’s something else that determines the choice. Here’s the one question that organizations need to ask before hiring a speaker:
Great speakers are like great startups, the power of their words disrupts a situation and helps overcome obstacles. Having a problem-solving approach and culture is fundamental to the functioning and success of good leadership, and it’s one of the many qualities that makes Sameer a unique speaker.
An effective approach to problem-solving in speaking is addressing the issues at hand rather than merely discussing them. Sameer exemplifies this approach in numerous ways as a speaker. One instance was when he volunteered to speak about the significance of maintaining a digital reputation at the Legal Marketing Association.
His commitment to understanding a business’s challenges and goals and offering actionable solutions earned him rave reviews. Emily Woloschuk, who has worked closely with Sameer and attended the aforementioned conference, describes him as a friend who genuinely cares about giving back to society and improving the lives of all those he encounters.
CEO/Co-founder Everspire | GSP/Owner MHL Investments.
I met Mr. Somal at a law firm industry conference where he was the keynote speaker. He was doing the tap dance between legalese and entertainment.
Chief Executive Officer Beta Gamma Sigma.
Thank you for everything you did for BGS at the Global Leadership Summit! I wish every speaker contributed as much–promotion video with over 4,000 views prior to the event working the room, the gym, the lobby, the dining area, etc and remembering everyone’s name; judging the case competition; and having a 5-star rating for your presentation. Your engagement was so valuable to our event and all of us at BGS appreciate it. You definitely practice what you preach, Sameer. Several of us were talking about your energy and enthusiasm, along with your warm personality. We decided we want to be like you when we grow up!.
Head of Asset Management at Butterfield Bank Cayman.
I had the pleasure of collaborating with Sameer on a global webinar for 100 Women in Finance on Building Relationship Capital Online and Offline.
CFA FPA San Diago President Elect.
On behalf of the FPA San Diago, I want to a huge thank you for you for presenting The Case for Succession Planning at our annual educational symposium. As expected, your program was phenomenal and very well received by the membership. We very much appreciate your objective perspective and insight on how to address this very key issue and crucial challenge not only for our chapter, but for the entire profession. Equally impactful was your presentation to our NextGen members (the night before symposium) on Entrepreneurship and the Intangibles of Success. You surely inspired the group to continue investing in themselves and helped them to identify some key factors to becoming a successful entrepreneur. I am confident all those attendances went to sleep quite a bit smarter than they did a day earlier. Again, we are very much appreciative of your time and dedication to exemplary education and thought leadership. We indeed look forward to hosting you again in future.
Event Strategist, Client Experience & Engagement Manager.
I met Sameer through my role at CFA Society Calgary several years ago and have since worked with him on many occasions. As a speaker, Sameer is engaging and entertaining, and his passion for the topic at hand shines through at every presentation. Sameer has an ability to connect with his audience and build long lasting relationships. When he says to reach out to him at any time, he truly means it. As a skilled networker, Sameer’s sphere of influence is vast and diverse, and he is always willing to connect like-minded individuals with each other.
CFA, CAIARichard Ellison, CFA, CAIA.
Sameer is relentless, in the best possible way. One of the brightest and highest energy people I know. I had the pleasure of hearing him speak several years ago in the Cayman Islands and recently have had the opportunity to work with Sameer and his team. It is a cliché but they really over-deliver. I truly value the relationship I've developed with Sameer and look forward to continuing to partner with him in the future.
Risk and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Professional.
I was initially impressed with Sameer's enthusiasm, expertise and knowledge when he keynoted at a Scotiabank executive meeting in 2016. His insight on digital transformation was engaging and added significant value to our objectives and plans. Sameer and I have remained professionally connected and he provided useful advice and counsel when I launched my company and consulting practice. Additionally, upon his recommendation, the team at Blue Ocean Global Technology objectively engaged with me, with seeming priority and I highly recommend Sameer.
Business Owner, Bonnie Stanley Enterprises President Office Connection
I've known Sameer Somal for many years now in my financial planning world - as a professional speaker and as a dedicated partner to the Financial Planning Association of Minnesota. He has presented well and has much expertise to offer. His follow-through to any commitment and timeliness is top-notch and very much appreciated. He is a pleasure to work with and we look forward to continuing to grow our relationship.
Law Firm Consultant, Gail Ruopp LLC Former Executive Director Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
Sameer is such a consummate professional. He is extremely competent and energetic. He is extremely honorable and ethical. Anyone who needs his services should know he will provide the best service available.
Author, Executive Leadership Development, Executive Presence.
Sameer and I have known each other for a few years now. One constant - no matter what's going on for either of us or in the world - is Sameer's generosity and care. Many people are great business people, but it's rare that business savvy is also combined with authentic humanity. Sameer brings all of that - a deep caring, an inexhaustible well of giving, and a stellar sense of business. I highly recommend Sameer in any capacity.
Senior Key Account Manager UK & DACH.
It’s rare that you come across standout leadership talent like Sameer Somal. I had the pleasure of working with Sameer and his international team on cross functional digital marketing and speaking projects. Sameer’s ability to juggle multiple large projects while still genuinely caring about making a positive impact in other’s lives is remarkable. He created a highly efficient, motivating and inspiring work atmosphere. Any employee would be lucky to have Sameer as a manager
Startup Success Manager at Google || Cognizant || IIM Visakhapatnam'22 || VIT Vellore'20.
Our IIM team engaged Sameer to share perspective on purpose, passion, creativity and happiness. He was such an engaging and memorable speaker. Sameer is genuinely committed to being an agent of positive change in the lives of tomorrow's leaders. His passion for educating on issues that are at the heart of how we can improve society for the better is infectious. The vision for Girl Power Talk is an exciting one. I believe Sameer will continue to spread this positive culture and message globally because it underpins what is missing from most work cultures. Thank you for inspiring our community!
CFA, FEAJeff House, CFA, FEA.
I've had the pleasure of hearing Sameer speak on multiple occasions about the power of networking and building relationships. Whenever I see that Sameer will be in town or doing an online seminar, I encourage my colleagues to join as there is always something to be learned with practical takeaways as to how to improve your networking skills. Sameer takes something that can often feel overwhelming and breaks it down in a way that leaves you excited to connect with new people. I highly recommend everyone to engage Sameer in some capacity and if you have the chance to listen to him speak, jump at the opportunity.
CFA Bret Dunwoodie, CFA.
Sameer was an engaging speaker and a great person! He has a way of captivating his audience and he provides actionable insights that attendees can begin seeing the benefits from as soon as they walk out of one of his talks.
MBA, CFP®Caleb Brown, MBA, CFP®.
I cannot say enough positive things about Sameer. He is one of the most polished, professional, and intelligent people I know. He constantly goes above and beyond to develop and nurture relationships - always doing what he says he will do and even more! His passion for developing younger and newer people is infectious and he has a great skill set around leadership and professional development. I feel like I am always learning something from him and really appreciate how eager he is to help others succeed. Plus he just makes you feel comfortable when you are around him.
CEO and Co-Founder at 6Degrees CEO.
I met Sameer at the Empowering a Billion Women conference when he participated as a key speaker. I have had the great fortune of knowing Sameer; a positive and caring entrepreneur, who is always happy to help. A clear expression of his dedication & passion is easily spotted through his work in Blue Ocean Global Technology and Girl power Talk.
Flow Architect , Authentic Leadership Coach ,Leadership Retreat Organizer Flow Architect
Sameer has been a speaker at several of my online leadership events. His energy, enthusiasm, generosity, and drive, combined with his thought leadership on several topics make him an ideal contributor if you are looking for a speaker, panel expert, or presenter. On top of that, Sameer is a wonderful person. He is always "all in" and contributes to your project in ways you did not even think of. So if you are planning your next conference or event, make sure you connect with Sameer to give your project additional oxygen.
Vice President, Institutional Relationship Manager at TD Wealth Management
Thank you so much for making the time to speak to the Georgetown Club of Philadelphia about Entrepreneurial mindset and the intangibles of success at our Career Development event. Your energy and content were outstanding, and I thought you did a great job tailoring your presentation and comments to appeal to our group. Many club members also commented that they enjoyed speaking with you informally after the presentation, thanks for sticking around to hang out! We really appreciate your support for our club and look forward to keeping in touch.
Executive Director Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council, Inc.
Thanks for the representing the AARP so well. I am glad I got to meet you and hear your presentation. I now have absolutely no hesitation at all about recommending the Financial Freedom Tour. Thank you so much foe your time, energy and information. I am sure many in the audience took much away. I know I did.
Girl Power USA, a 501(c)(3) is a nonprofit organization. Girl Power USA revolutionizes the lives of youth and their communities through their social impact initiatives. With a strong commitment to gender equality and inclusivity, the organization aims to uplift, educate, and inspire individuals, equipping them with the necessary tools and resources to thrive in all aspects of life.
Sameer co-founded Girl Power Talk on the idea that India needed an innovative new work culture that equally harnesses people’s talents, regardless of gender. It is more than a company; it is a movement rooted in empowerment, professional ambition, and social impact. Through its nurturing culture of learning and mentorship, Girl Power Talk instills exceptional soft skills, technical knowledge, and purpose in people across the world.
Sameer is also a prolific writer, and authors continuing legal education (CLE) programs in collaboration with the Philadelphia Bar Foundation. Moreover, he is an active member of the CFA Institute, the Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF) and Legal Marketing Association (LMA) Education Advisory Council. To nurture his passion for writing and sharing knowledge, Sameer also blogs about online reputation, digital transformation, AI, Big Data, and more.
He has been recognized for his exceptional leadership and commitment towards making the world a better place for all. In 2020, he was named an “Iconic Leader Creating a Better World for All” by the All Ladies League & Women Economic Forum and selected as a recipient of the 2020 Business Elite “40 under 40” award. More recently, Sameer was honored with the 2022 Inspirational Leader Award by the CFA Institute.
Before diving into entrepreneurship, Sameer had a career in finance with leadership roles at Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, and Scotiabank. As a consultant and corporate speaker, he leverages his personal experience to merge corporate demands and entrepreneurial zeal, delivering impact-driven speeches that drive organizational change.
Sameer works closely with corporates to identify their strengths and weaknesses and analyze the environment to isolate unique challenges, resulting in result-oriented speeches.
To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible we must be truthful.
-Edward R. Murrow
Sameer offers a well-read, deep, yet unhurried and engaging speaking style. He uses practical, everyday humor and shares relatable, yet thought-provoking stories. His natural style provokes deeper conversations and brings about organizational change.
Along with his entrepreneurial acumen, Sameer brings together a unique mix of technical, legal, and PR skills to all the speeches he delivers.
Sameer has spoken at events in 20+ countries. Recent engagements include keynote presentations for IBM, Federal Home & Loan Bank (FHLB), Women Economic Forum, Fujifilm, CFA Institute, and the US State Department. He also specializes in client appreciation, employee engagement, executive retreats, and industry conferences.