Sam Horn is the founder and CEO of the Intrigue Agency and the Tongue Fu!® Training Institute. The Intrigue Agency helps people design and deliver one-of-a-kind presentations, pitches, books, businesses, and brands that scale their impact—for good. The Tongue Fu!® Training Institute offers training workshops and keynotes on Sam’s trademarked communication approach, which teaches how to give and get respect at work, at home, online, and in public. Sam also certifies people in her Tongue Fu!®, Talking on Eggshells, and Take the Bully by the Horns methodologies.
Sam is the author of nine books from major publishers, including Tongue Fu!®, POP!, What’s Holding You Back?, Someday Is Not a Day in the Week, and Got Your Attention? Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, Reader’s Digest, and Harvard Business Review, and on NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, and NPR.
Sam has spoken to more than half a million people worldwide and for clients including Boeing, Intel, Capital One, Cisco, Nationwide, Four Seasons Resorts, Accenture, Oracle, National Geographic, and American Bankers Association. She is a popular LinkedIn Learning instructor and has been hired by NASA, TED Fellows, Entrepreneurs’ Organization, and Richard Branson’s New Now Leaders to teach their leaders how to speak clearly, concisely, and compellingly.
Sam’s books have been published in seventeen languages, and she has spoken internationally in China, Germany, England, Greece, the Netherlands, Ireland, Japan, and Canada.
Sam served as the pitch coach for Springboard Enterprises, which has helped entrepreneurs generate $26 billion in funding/ valuation. She has been brought in by TED Fellows, SXSW, and Inc. 500 to teach how to pitch. LinkedIn hired Sam to produce a series on communication that has been used by Amazon, Walmart, and Accenture as part of their employee training. She cofounded the Business Book Festival (held at the USA TODAY headquarters) and served as the executive director of the world-renowned Maui Writers Conference for seventeen years.