Allison Rivers Samson is an inspirational speaker who shares the importance of self-care and how to easily implement it into everyday life. She also speaks about vegan issues including the dangers of dairy, making healthy meals easily, vegan parenting, owning a business, and more.

Below are the upcoming events where she’ll be presenting.

Request Allison to speak at your event or create a workshop or retreat for your organization, company, or group here. Read more about her below.


January 19The Compassion Fatigue Podcast: Building Resiliency
January 27
: Sactown VegFest, Sacramento, CA; Healthy Under Pressure Summit, Online
February 2: Juice Guru Radio interviewSelf-care for Sustainable Living 
February 13: Unlimited Success Series, Online
February 15: Get Healthy Summit, Online 
March 1Plant-Based Transformation Telesummit, Online 
March 30-April 1: Pending
April 7: Pending
May 3: Sustainable Activism with In Defense of Animals, Online Webinar
May 6: Event Pending
May 19: Oakland VegFest, Oakland, CA
May 23-27Pending
June 8-9
: Pending
July 4-8
: NAVS Summerfest, Johnstown, PA
August 18: Sonoma VegFest, Santa Rosa, CA


December 12: Fabulous Beyond 40, Telesummit
December 6
: How to Magnify Your Intuition, Live Webinar
November 15
: How to Magnify Your Intuition, Live Webinar
October 25
: The Miracle of Sleep, Facebook Live
September 13: Animal Place Staff Training: Self-care for the Compassionate Soul
August 20
: Indivisible Women, Grass Valley, CA
July 5-9: NAVS Summerfest, Various Presentations, Johnstown, PA
June 4: Animal Place’s Farmed Animal Conference, Grass Valley, CA
June 3: Nevada City Vegan Food + Wine Festival, Nevada City, CA

Allison Rivers Samson is
a Self-care Coach, Inspirational Speaker, and Workshop Leader who shares how to make room for yourself in your life, turn workouts into personal playdates, and make healthy eating feel indulgent.

Allison is certified in Plant-based Nutrition from Cornell University and received her training as a Health and Wellness Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

For 20 years, she ran Allison’s Gourmet, the first online vegan bakery and chocolaterie, which she retired in 2016. Allison is an award-winning vegan chef and author of
Quick + Easy DIY Salad Bar, Comfortably Yum, and The Dairy-Freedom Cookbook; Nia Black Belt instructor; mama to lifelong vegan Olivia; and co-creator of The Dairy Detox.

"Allison exudes confidence and knowledge while connecting with her audience in a joyful manner. She creates a space of non-judgement where people feel free to stretch their boundaries, looking to her as their guide while learning to trust their own inner wisdom. And her Nia classes are not to be missed!"

Maribeth Abrams
Board Member, North American Vegetarian Society, Host of Vegetarian Summerfest

"I was fortunate enough to see Allison speak on self-care and, wow, did it come into my life at the right time. She said exactly what I needed to hear about the importance of nurturing ourselves, of enjoyment for its own sake, of speaking to ourselves in the kind, loving way that we would speak to someone who matters to us. Allison‘s talk—genuine, engaging, compassionate—resonated with me in such a way that I immediately started tearing up and after that, began developing a plan for self-care. Months later, I am still busy, but I am enjoying life a lot more: I am learning how to gracefully decline committing myself to more than I want to, to speak to myself in a loving way, and to take time to do the things I love without the need to justify it as productive."

Marla Rose
co-founder, Vegan Street Media

"Allison knows how to help you find room for yourself, even in the busiest life. She also knows how to make healthy eating indulgent, turn workouts into personal play dates, and turn what you have to do into what you can hardly wait to do. She‘s kinda magical."

Victoria Moran
author of The Good Karma Diet

"Allison Rivers Samson is a respected and dynamic speaker and teacher. Having attended her numerous lectures, I'm always inspired and impressed by her level of compassion and integrity. I highly recommend Allison as a top notch lecturer who will engage and motivate audiences during any speaking engagement. "

John Pierre
author, nutrition and fitness consultant

"Allison doesn’t just speak of the material aspects of self-care, such as sleep, exercise, and good food, though even there she has a unique and wise twist, when she points out that taking pleasure in vegan food promotes joy on the planet. She also addresses the deep psychological aspects of self-care by encouraging each listener to cultivate an inner voice of self-encouragement and kindness. This message abides with me and helps me, as I do my work of promoting veganism."

Carol Hee Barnett
New York

"I had the most fabulous time attending a retreat to Bali that was coordinated by Allison. The retreat in itself was amazing but Allison made it magical! The self-care sessions that Allison created were transformative. She taught us things that I hope to never forget. And she reminded me of so many things that I already know but she was able to plant seeds of self-nurturing with deep roots. Allison always speaks from a place of love and intention. I am so grateful to have had her guidance. I look forward to working with her again in the future. "

Donna S.