P.O.Box 5113. Charlotte, NC 28299

Vistage (Winston Salem)

MindsRising Workshop

8:00 AM. July 9, 2014

Vistage (Winston Salem)

MindsRising Workshop

8:00 AM. July 10, 2014

Parenting for Humanity

Fund Raiser

2:00 PM. July 12, 2014

Carolinas HealthCare System


9:30 AM. July 30, 2014

Grandfather Mountain Country Club


5:30 PM, August 19, 2014

UNC Charlotte

1:00 PM. September 5, 2014

UN International Day of Peace

11:00 AM. September 20, 2014

Howard Williams Philosophy Group

6:00 PM. September 25, 2014

Charlotte Book Fair

1:30 - 2:00 PM. October 4, 2014

Ghandi's Birthday Speech

6:30 - 6:45 PM. October 4, 2014

Park Road Baptist Church

6:00 PM. October 7, 2014

Weddington, NC (Evening)

Book Club

October 20 2014

Charlotte, NC (All Day)


October 22, 2014

TheSircle  (The Ritz)

Leading through Harmony for Growth

6:30 PM. October 23, 2014

Anson County 

3:00 PM. October 26, 2014

Cumberland County Public Library 

2:00 PM. November 1, 2014

Book Club

November 6, 2014

UNC Charlotte

Global Connections

11 - 2 PM. November 14, 2014 

Army Reserve 422nd Civil Affairs 

November 15, 2014

Vistage (Atlanta)

MindsRising Workshop

November 18-20, 2014

Robeson College. Lumberton, NC


11:00 AM.November 24,  2014

Vistage (San Antonio)

MindsRising Workshop

December 4, 2014

Vistage (Charlotte)

MindsRising Workshop

December 17, 2014

UNC Charlotte 

Book Signing

January, 16, 2015

Myers Park Presbyterian

February, 22nd, 2015
MindsRising Workshop

February, 27, 2015

Trinity Episcopal Middle School
Homily (Diversity)

March 6th, 2015

UNC Charlotte 

Global Connections Lecture

March, 27, 2015

Myers Park United Methodist Church (Charlotte)

September 16, 2015

Book Club

March 10th, 2015


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Sam Wazan is the founder of MindsRising™, a best-selling author, inspirational speaker, founder of Parenting for Humanity and a uniquely qualified resource for leaders, executives, and aspiring entrepreneurs. His early experiences, as a civilian survivor of a combat zone and pursuits for a peaceful life in the US, afford him a unique lens through which he sees prosperity. The quest for harmony & prosperity began with converting his war stories into the MindsRising for Sustainable Peace & Prosperity framework©. He has shared his experiences, tools, approaches, and techniques with thousands of audience members around the world. He immigrated to the United States in 1989; In 1995, he earned an MBA; in 2000, he founded an information technology services firm and sold it in 2005; In 2009, he resigned from a corporate position to write his personally inspired novel, Trapped in Four Square Miles, which details his journey of breaking through from a lesser normal.


"Sam is the "real deal". His message is compelling and he connects on a deep level with his audience. Everyone / anyone who cares about the future needs to hear am."  Dennis Watts, Arts and Sciences: ACA Instructor: M.A.Ed., University of North Carolina at Pembroke; M.A., University of North Carolina at Pembroke; B.A., University of North Carolina at Pembroke.



THE miNDSriSING Workshop

First and foremost, a worker must be handled as a unique individual with a unique journey. Once a person is valued in that lens, differences will blur. But blurring differences alone does not guarantee a diverse team is motivated to achieve financial goals. Almost no one is passionate about deadlines or inclined to produce a higher shareholder value. Engaging the workforce requires creating a personal burning desire for action. An organic and renewable desire for action is inspiration. An inspired worker promotes team harmony for a sustainable competitive advantage for all to prosper. 

Participants will leave with a firm understanding of the four fundamentals that produce harmony for a sustainable and organic prosperity. They will have hands-on experience with tools and techniques to catalyze and cultivate a culture driven by innovation, problem solving. Leaders will learn that financial goals will become more meaningful if the workforce is inspired to achieve them . Executives will will return with a clearer understanding of the critical success factors and a set of specific relevant Key Performance Indicators. They will be equipped with ways and means to unlock their own potential and that of their organization. They will learn to be magnetized by the uniqueness of each for a state of mutual harmony and sustainable prosperity for all.​​​



Inspire your workforce and customers to give their time and energy by practicing communal citizenship at work and home. Invite Wazan to re-ignite their passion to achieve higher goals,identify mental bars of imprisonment and conquer them to soar.


  • You want a best-selling author and one who lived, not researched or studied violence, to share an authentic view for harmony.

His novel is quickly rising to the Kite Runner ranks and becoming a required reading at schools & universities.

Your audience will be in awe by an insight gained only by transforming complex ideological concepts into understandable and actionable inspirations.





Clients see my profound enablers being the rapid comprehension of their innovation needs and the immediate invocation of relevant expertise, tools, and techniques to produce desired outcomes. Most importantly, they hire me because I focus on the issues while engaging the hearts and minds of the work force. 

I begin with co-defining the drivers for change with my clients. We identify relevant resources to produce breakthrough solutions. We select techniques that are mostly relevant to the project/programs. They range from turn-around or growth strategies to facilitating for consensus building. I lead a facilitated session that is at the core of the consulting work proceeded by an orientation of the MindsRising framework. We always conclude with action plans.  Your organization will re-engage on new terms and be inspired to act for sustainable change.

Date: Friday, February, 14th
Location: Charlotte, NC
Duration: All day

Your masterful guidance, amid our strong-willed & opinionated executives, assisted us in refining our business structure & cultivating the project capability to meet our objectives.” --Rob Lee, Chief Technology Officer, Wall Street Journal Office Network. 





The Last Moderate Muslim



This is the riveting story of young Rami, a young man forced to grow up in the middle of Lebanon’s civil war and the sole survivor of a terrible massacre. Rami vows revenge against the perpetrators but when a vigilante orders him to shoot, he cannot. His younger brother pulls the trigger instead and becomes a hero, rising through the ranks of the local militias while exploiting Rami’s change of heart.  Rami falls in love with Sophia, a Westernized college student. But the militiamen drag him and his girlfriend from his car and chop off their hair. As West Beirut devolves into hell, Sophia’s family emigrates to America. Rami vows to follow his girlfriend, but will the American gatekeepers admit him, or is he doomed to a life of chronic despair?

Trapped in Four Square Miles is a gripping and inspiring story about how to assert yourself and break through centuries of familial, religious, and cultural constructs. It’s about finding a positive way forward.  


"Wazan is a seeker who examines intolerance and inhumanity through the eyes of youth, ultimately presenting confirmation that solutions involve personal choice and risk taking on a whole new level of human endurance​. It is a riveting story that weaves a textured fabric of realities that are supremely educational and enlightening for us all. There is a light ignited and taken away from this read that surely will be passed.​" Ruth Ava Lyon

“By the end, you can tell that Sam connected with each attendee & knew how & what to ask to draw out the best they had. We finished a successful day, which became delineation in our company timeline as ‘everything before’, & ‘everything after’.”  -- Ron Collins, Plant Manager Volvo Group Powertrain Production.

Sam Wazan is a uniquely qualified catalyst for innovation & problem solving. He possesses a natural ability to forge authentic relationships with workers on all levels & from various cultures to catalyze breakthrough results. His extensive expertise in facilitation & global exposure to diverse workers give his clients a competitive advantage. 


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