Samantha Harris



ABOUT Samantha

Samantha is a consultant specializing in strategic planning and leadership development. Samantha came to the Prouty Project with a background in management and leadership as well as coaching for development. As a Certified Professional Coach, she supports others in their personal and professional growth. She works with individuals to heighten their strengths and minimize their growth edges, while offering tools and resources for actionable next steps. A tool in Samantha’s toolbelt is her improvisational background. She has been performing and coaching improv comedy in the Twin Cities regularly since 2005. She will weave the teachings of improv into her sessions and encourages people to lean into play as a part of their leadership development and strategic planning. Samantha designs programs specific to team building and leadership based on the desired needs of an individual or organization including: the value of creating a culture of feedback and how to create a more inclusive culture in the workplace.

A natural leader who has a penchant for improvisation? You can see why she fits right in as a Prouty Project Consultant. Before stepping into a full-time role with Prouty, Samantha was as key piece of both prouty i•will cohorts, leading the improv instruction and acting as a facilitator for all areas of the retreat. She brings a wealth of creativity and inspiration to our clients, helping them rediscover their imagination, reflect on themselves, and use their natural-born creativity as the ignition for new ideas.

Samantha has a Bachelor of Science in Speech Communications: Performance Studies at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL, and a Graduate Certificate of Leadership from Capella University in Minneapolis

See Some Of The Organizations Samantha Has Worked With

International Feed
Minnetonka Momentum
St Vincent Catholic Medical Center
The Engine is Red
Y of the North
Christensen Group
Dairy Queen
Dalsin Industries
Trauma Center Assn of America
Inside Edge SP
Johnson Motor Sales
Legal Services of ND
Made For Retail
Marketing Architects
Sanneh Foundation
Minnesota Construction Association
National Checking (NCCO)
North Memorial
Dairy Queen
Johnson Motors
Made for Retail
North Memorial
Health EZ
Emma Norton
Y of the North
All Energy Solar
Memphis Grill

CONTACT Samantha



Read Samantha's Articles

The Grand Covid Canyon Song
Improv’s Top 10 Informs Business
Streeeeeeetch Yourself into the Grand Canyon!


  • Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Bachelor of Science in Speech Communications: Performance Studies 
  • Capella University in Minneapolis, Graduate Certificate of Leadership 


  • Academy of Creative Coaching, Certified Professional Coach 


  • Improv
  • Singing and playing guitar
  • Gardening, hiking
  • Exercise
  • Most importantly playing with her 2 kids. 


Samantha has been leading and guiding The Prouty Project through our DEIB strategy. She has created content and facilitated discussions specific to Implicit Bias and how to create a place of inclusion both internally and to our clients.