Sam Johnson

Kia ora

I'm Sam Johnson - a social entrepreneur
from New Zealand.  

"The day you stop racing is the day
you win the race." 

Noho ora mai (stay well)



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The way we connect with each other has fundamentally changed. As Rachel Botsman says, "we've stopped trusting institutions and started trusting strangers." But what does this mean for business, community and work in New Zealand?  



I am Head of Community at Mycare - a leading New Zealand social enterprise reforming the home care sector through an AirBnB model of community support.

My background is with the Student Volunteer Army which I started following the Christchurch earthquakes and in disaster zones around the world.

In 2016, my partner Dr Tyler Brummer and I founded a social enterprise with the purpose of helping to end social isolation in New Zealand. We merged our service with Mycare in 2017 and now utilise Mycare's powerful technology to help realise our ideas and others. 

I am privileged to have been named a Young New Zealander of the Year award, Communicator of the Year and have received a Sir Peter Blake Trust Leadership award for the role of the Student Volunteer Army in the response and recovery of the Christchurch earthquakes. 


SPeaking Reviews

The buzz in the room following your presentation was spot on. It hit our exact sweet spot. Thanks for making an ‘Impact’ with, and for us.
— Reece Moors, National Science Challenge - Science for Technological Innovation 2018
“Just a note to say thank you! Not just for what you have rallied and achieved for the betterment of the humanity you encounter and assist, but for the way you present that story professionally and in such a succinct manner! It was a joy to engage you for our clients’ International conference event. The pre-briefing was seamless, your personal preparation truly mindful and valued by our team and the client. Feedback has been consistent and solid. Sam Johnson was awesome! So, we can’t wait to have the opportunity to work with you again and to bring your special brand of team and leadership to another professional group keen to expand their mind to what’s possible for any leader when you ask, demonstrate and include vs. tell and demand.”
— IE Group, Australia