Sam is Innovista’s National Director of Ireland and is on the leadership development team of Innovista International. He has a background in student ministry and joined the team in 2009, having completing an MDiv at Queens University with a dissertation on leadership development. Sam is in the final stages of acquiring accreditation as a coach with the International Coaching Federation, as well as serving on the boards of Arrow Leadership Ireland and Thrive Ireland, and the Advisory Groups of Tearfund Ireland and Leading Together. He has produced and developed a number of training resources and courses, as he is passionate about collaboration and creating environments and systems that enable people to develop their potential. He is married to Emily, they live in Dublin with their 3 young children, and they are both involved in leadership in their local church. He reads widely, enjoys watching football and rugby, is an aspiring allotment gardener, and loves a good discussion about current affairs and justice.