Samia Bano is the Happiness Expert and CEO of AcademyOfThriving.com, a transformative educational institution dedicated to helping Changemakers make change fun and easy.

Samia is most known for her book, 'Make Change Fun and Easy' and her podcast of the same name. With the help of her signature Follow Your Heart Process™, a unique combination of Positive Psychology and the spiritual wisdom of our most effective ChangeMakers, Samia helps you overcome Limiting Beliefs, your chains of fear, to develop a Positive Mindset and create the impact and income you desire with fun and ease…

Samia’s advanced signature programs include the Happiness 101 Class and the Transformative Action Training.

Samia’s expertise as a Happiness Expert are grounded in her academic training AND hard-won life wisdom. As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, Samia began her quest for inner peace and positive change when she was merely 8 years old. After more than 20 years of struggle, Samia successfully eliminated suffering from her life and learned how to take control of her happiness. She now leads a thriving life, full of inner peace, purpose, and prosperity.

The key to Samia’s success lies in her learning to create change with love, such that change also becomes fun and easy :).

Here is what just one of her clients had to say after going through a "Discover Your Purpose" session with her:

Her clients have also described Samia as a ball of sunshine radiating positive energy, super interactive, fun, and engaging. Samia’s clients say they feel protected, are able to connect to their passions in life and experience a deep sense of peace as they work with her.

Samia is also a Certified Reiki Healer and Crisis Counselor working to promote Mental Health Awareness.

Samia received her training and certification as a crisis counselor with the organization Peace Over Violence.

Learn more about Samia’s campaign of Giving Back to Peace Over Violence here: 


One of the most important lessons Samia learned in her journey of transformation from a victim to survivor to thriver is that we are all interconnected, interdependent parts of a whole. As such, we cannot achieve healing and peace for ourselves in isolation or at the expense of others. Indeed, we heal ourselves by healing others.

This understanding also grounds Samia’s commitment to oneness and peace. And it gave birth to her life mission – make it possible for all people to live with unconditional love for all people.

Samia models Heart Centered Leadership and business that is both Socially Responsible and Environmentally Friendly.

Samia is a practicing Muslim with an inter-spiritual approach. As someone who has a love and appreciation for diversity, she is a Bridge Builder between people of different faiths and cultures.

Although Samia currently lives in California, USA, she has lived in 3 other countries and speaks Hindi, Urdu, and English fluently.

To learn more about Samia’s life and work, visit www.academyofthriving.com :)

Check out the "Make Change Fun And Easy" Podcast to learn how to apply the lessons from the book in different life contexts... :)

See why people are raving about Samia's work!

50% of all profits from the sale of this book go to support the work of Peace Over Violence. Learn more about it... :)

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