I’m the Founder & CEO of NextStep HealthTech, a research, design, and technology company that helps empower people to ‘Take the NextStep™ for Wellness & Recovery’. Visit the NextStep HealthTech website by clicking our logo below or find us on social media to learn more. 

I’ve engaged with innovation programs and projects with leading research institutions like Stanford University and MIT, Goverment Orgs like the National Science Foundation, Fortune 500 companies like Verizon and IBM, and NGOs like the Clinton Foundation, among others. Check out some of the content below to learn more. Reach out if you think I can help you meet your goals.  
Cheers, Sam

Some Recent Engagements:

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Sam @ NH Youth Summit

15,000 students tuned into the Summit that featured Sam Warach, interviewed by rapper Dee-1, alongside community leaders like Mark Wahlberg, the Governor, and other government officials.

Sam on WMUR-TV: NextStep GoodLife for students across the State of NH

NextStep GoodLife app launch (nextstepgoodlife.com)

Chelsea Clinton on NextStep HealthTech’s COVID-19 Response Initiative

NextStep HealthTech’s global health resource map: worldcaremap.com

Sam @ Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school)

Take the NextStep: Harness the Power of Tenacity
Sam @ Smart City Expo Atlanta; Tech & Community to combat the Opioid Epidemic
NextStep HealthTech solutions to combat the Opioid Epidemic

Go get the NextStep GoodLife app

NextStep GoodLife is a positivity-based social app, part of NextStep HealthTech’s family of apps (download links available from nextstepgoodlife.com)
Network + Collaboration

Connecting the Dots.

I’ve had the great honor to meet and connect with incredibly impactful people across different industries and gain insight into how to create lasting impact. From renown publishers like Kip Forbes (left/above) to civic, social, and technology leaders across various other sectors:
I had the honor to connect with John Hennessy, Chairman of Alphabet, Inc., Turing Award Winner, and 10th President of Stanford and interview him about his vastly accomplished entrepreneurial career – one that has greatly influenced mine.
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I had the chance to meet with US Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, and highlight NextStep HealthTech. Murthy’s work has influenced NextStep profoundly.
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I had the honor to meet with Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation to discuss global solutions for global health, environmental, and social challenges.
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I shared the same stage with, and technically opened for, Rapper and Artist, Tip “T.I.” Harris at Smart City Expo Atlanta.
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Speaking Engagements & Workshops

personal & professional development.

I have a deep passion for helping others through holistic personal and professional development. This passion is integrated into my daily life with my work at NextStep HealthTech and beyond, through speaking engagements and design workshops. I’ve delivered talks and facilitated workshops at places including: Stanford University, Google, Oracle, and Brown Medical School.

Seminar @ Brown Medical School’s Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health .

I delivered a seminar to medical doctors, professors, and graduate students at Brown Medical School’s Center for Digital Health in the Spring of 2019. During my seminar I overviewed NextStep HealthTech and the patient-centered design of our digital health products that help facilitate access to follow-on care for post-acute emergency-room overdose patients.


Facilitating outside-the-box design thinking at Google HQ in Mountain View for Stanford University Innovation Fellows.

Google is a global leader in technological innovation and creative thinking. I had the honor to co-facilitate workshops in design thinking, radical inclusion and human factors.

Alajuela, Costa Rica: I ran a workshop on ‘Defining Purpose’ for entrepreneurial young professionals and college students.

As a Coach + Mentor, I provided intensive 1-on-1 sessions and led group workshops, during an immersive experience for entrepreneurial young professionals and college students in collaboration with Startup Island.

Saint Anselm College, HOBY NH

During this engagement I discussed the Social Change Model of Leadership Development. I reviewed concepts of social responsibility and serving as contributing members of society as young professionals. The audience was a curated group of two of the top high school sophomores (‘Ambassadors’) from each New Hampshire high school.


High-Touch hands-on think-tank advising for social entrepreneurs around the globe.

Project X-ITE Flight to Denver: Hosted in partnership between the UN Non-Government Liaison Service, the United Nations Foundation (UNF) and Megan Smith, [former] Chief Technology Officer of the USA appointed by the Obama Administration, the Solutions Summit was created: To lift up exceptional innovators – technologists, engineers, scientists, and others – who are developing solutions that address one or more of the SDGs, and; To catalyze a grassroots effort where communities can scout and convene resources around solution-makers.
Advising & Mentoring 
Send me a note to inquire about how I can help coach you and your team. I’ve supported Personal and Professional Development through various speaking engagements, group workshops, and 1-on-1 coaching programs.
Think Tank Consultation 

Trained by the Stanford University Hasso Plattner Institute of Design and loaded with systems design experience, I’m happy to help articulate a Human-Centered Strategy for your design team.

Lean Innovation 

If you’re seeking to increase operational efficiency within your product or service teams, reach out for help to inform your lean innovation strategy or roadmap design.

Areas of Focus

Progress & Activation.
Life Sciences
Life as we know it. Everchanging in the 21st Century.
Organizational Innovation

A necessity for growth and progress.

For efficiency and positive impact.
Community Development
To ensure communities are growing in a positive, sustainable and equitable direction.

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