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Sam Louie

5 out of 5

Psychotherapist, Author, Poet & Emmy Award-Winning Former Broadcast Journalist

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Sam Louie Biography

Sam Louie is a psychotherapist, author, and spoken word artist based in Seattle, Washington. His specialty is in multicultural issues and addictions. He holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University in Southern California.

Louie comes from an extensive journalism background as he's also an Emmy Award-Winning former journalist. Currently he writes a popular blog on Psychology Today, "Minority Report: Candid Conversations on Race, Culture, and Psychology." In addition, he has written "Slanted Eyes: The Asian-American Poetic Experience", a powerful poetry collection touching on the themes of discrimination, prejudice, and other cultural struggles. "Asian Shame and Addiction: Suffering in Silence" is his seminal therapeutic work focusing on the impact of Asian collectivism and cultural shame and its impact on the mental health of Asian cultures especially as it pertains to addictions.

Louie’s keynotes and workshops are not only educational but also inspirational and personal. Louie shares personal anecdotes, clinical examples, and current events while weaving them together in his messages and workshops with spoken word poetry, videos, and group exercises.

On a personal level, Louie is a first generation, Chinese-American immigrant who grew up in a poor, predominantly African-American neighborhood where he persevered through poverty, stereotypes, bullying, job discrimination, while living amidst three generations of addictions.

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Books
Slanted Eyes: The Asian-american Poetic Experience

Slanted Eyes: The Asian-american Poetic Experience

Asian Shame And Addiction: Suffering In Silence

Asian Shame And Addiction: Suffering In Silence

Asian Honor: Overcoming The Culture Of Silence

Asian Honor: Overcoming The Culture Of Silence

Speaking Topics
  • “Slanted Eyes: The Asian-American Experience”

    “Chink!”, “Jap!”, "Gook!", “Where are you from?”, “Do you eat dog?”, “Why don’t you go back to where you came from?!”, “Do you know Kung-Fu?”. From the racist to the innocuous, issues of culture, ethnicity, and discrimination are prevalent themes for Asian minorities in the U.S. This message explores the history of Asian-American immigration, racism, and challenges Asian-Americans face growing up in the U.S. By incorporating his own Spoken Word poetry, audiences get a fresh and unique perspective on minority experiences.

  • "Your Culture, Your Roots, Your Identity: What it means to be Asian-American"

    In this exploratory workshop, Sam uses his skillset as a psychotherapist trained in group work along with other creative modalities to help participants engage more deeply into their ethnic story. This can include drawing, poetry, psychodrama, and a myriad of other avenues to tap into one's understanding of family, ethnicity, and cultural obligations.

  • "My Story, Your Story, Our Stories: Exploring Our Identities & Privileges"

    What are your privileges? What are you social identities? How do these make you who you are -• and who would you be without them? A vibrant experiential workshop filled with activities and interactions with others where you can see, hear, and share your experiences with others in a creative and engaging atmosphere. Participants will be follow structured group exercises to maximize learning and growth.

  • "Asian Shame & Addiction: Suffering in Silence"

    Asian collectivist cultures are prone to cultural shame, trauma, and emotional neglect. Consequently, the need to cope with the trauma of shame leads many to find addictions as a coping mechanism. Food, gambling, alcohol, work, sex, and a plethora of other addicts occur as Asians "suffer in silence".

  • "I Wish I Was White: The Desire to Fit In, Yet Always Standing Out"

    Sam didn't choose to be Chinese. Sam didn't choose to stand out. Instead he tried his best to fit in. Yet, because of his immigrant Asian background, he endured racism, stereotypes, job discrimination, and overt messages that he wasn't wanted in certain places and professions in society. It's not easy being a silent minority, so mainstream culture not only ignores the injustice but also capitalizes on the caricatures. In this riveting keynote, you will hear not one man's story, but the collective story of Asian-Americans and the battle against the societal perception that they are "always Asian" yet "never American".

  • "Losing Face & Finding Grace: Counseling & Care within Asian Christianity"

    Asian Christians can be susceptible to a superficial faith due to the cultural underpinnings of cultural collectivism, honor, and the need to "save face" to keep the stigma of disgrace, humiliation, or failure from setting in. Yet, a core Biblical principle is addressing one's shame and finding grace and healing from it within a church body. This workshop will allow participants to honestly deal with their emotions and past in a safe, engaging, and creative atmosphere.

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  • HOW TO BOOK Sam Louie?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Sam Louie for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Sam Louie, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Sam Louie or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Sam Louie?

    Booking fees for Sam Louie, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sam Louie, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Sam Louie?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sam Louie for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sam Louie for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Sam Louie or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Sam Louie or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Sam Louie

5 out of 5

Psychotherapist, Author, Poet & Emmy Award-Winning Former Broadcast Journalist

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Sam Louie Biography

Sam Louie is a psychotherapist, author, and spoken word artist based in Seattle, Washington. His specialty is in multicultural issues and addictions. He holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University in Southern California.

Louie comes from an extensive journalism background as he's also an Emmy Award-Winning former journalist. Currently he writes a popular blog on Psychology Today, "Minority Report: Candid Conversations on Race, Culture, and Psychology." In addition, he has written "Slanted Eyes: The Asian-American Poetic Experience", a powerful poetry collection touching on the themes of discrimination, prejudice, and other cultural struggles. "Asian Shame and Addiction: Suffering in Silence" is his seminal therapeutic work focusing on the impact of Asian collectivism and cultural shame and its impact on the mental health of Asian cultures especially as it pertains to addictions.

Louie’s keynotes and workshops are not only educational but also inspirational and personal. Louie shares personal anecdotes, clinical examples, and current events while weaving them together in his messages and workshops with spoken word poetry, videos, and group exercises.

On a personal level, Louie is a first generation, Chinese-American immigrant who grew up in a poor, predominantly African-American neighborhood where he persevered through poverty, stereotypes, bullying, job discrimination, while living amidst three generations of addictions.

Sam Louie Videos

  • CG Podcast Episode 5 - Asian Americans & Racism with Sam Louie ...
    May 26, 2020 ... Psychotherapist, motivational speaker, former journalist, and spoken word poet Sam Louie discusses issues of race, culture and...
  • Psychotherapist Sam Louie on parenting styles for Asian millennials
    Psychotherapist Sam Louie surveyed the changing parenting styles of Asian millennials with CGTN's Elaine Reyes.
  • Sam Louie Compilation Video

Sam Louie Books

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Sam Louie Speaking Topics

  • “Slanted Eyes: The Asian-American Experience”

    “Chink!”, “Jap!”, "Gook!", “Where are you from?”, “Do you eat dog?”, “Why don’t you go back to where you came from?!”, “Do you know Kung-Fu?”. From the racist to the innocuous, issues of culture, ethnicity, and discrimination are prevalent themes for Asian minorities in the U.S. This message explores the history of Asian-American immigration, racism, and challenges Asian-Americans face growing up in the U.S. By incorporating his own Spoken Word poetry, audiences get a fresh and unique perspective on minority experiences.

  • "Your Culture, Your Roots, Your Identity: What it means to be Asian-American"

    In this exploratory workshop, Sam uses his skillset as a psychotherapist trained in group work along with other creative modalities to help participants engage more deeply into their ethnic story. This can include drawing, poetry, psychodrama, and a myriad of other avenues to tap into one's understanding of family, ethnicity, and cultural obligations.

  • "My Story, Your Story, Our Stories: Exploring Our Identities & Privileges"

    What are your privileges? What are you social identities? How do these make you who you are -• and who would you be without them? A vibrant experiential workshop filled with activities and interactions with others where you can see, hear, and share your experiences with others in a creative and engaging atmosphere. Participants will be follow structured group exercises to maximize learning and growth.

  • "Asian Shame & Addiction: Suffering in Silence"

    Asian collectivist cultures are prone to cultural shame, trauma, and emotional neglect. Consequently, the need to cope with the trauma of shame leads many to find addictions as a coping mechanism. Food, gambling, alcohol, work, sex, and a plethora of other addicts occur as Asians "suffer in silence".

  • "I Wish I Was White: The Desire to Fit In, Yet Always Standing Out"

    Sam didn't choose to be Chinese. Sam didn't choose to stand out. Instead he tried his best to fit in. Yet, because of his immigrant Asian background, he endured racism, stereotypes, job discrimination, and overt messages that he wasn't wanted in certain places and professions in society. It's not easy being a silent minority, so mainstream culture not only ignores the injustice but also capitalizes on the caricatures. In this riveting keynote, you will hear not one man's story, but the collective story of Asian-Americans and the battle against the societal perception that they are "always Asian" yet "never American".

  • "Losing Face & Finding Grace: Counseling & Care within Asian Christianity"

    Asian Christians can be susceptible to a superficial faith due to the cultural underpinnings of cultural collectivism, honor, and the need to "save face" to keep the stigma of disgrace, humiliation, or failure from setting in. Yet, a core Biblical principle is addressing one's shame and finding grace and healing from it within a church body. This workshop will allow participants to honestly deal with their emotions and past in a safe, engaging, and creative atmosphere.

FAQs on booking Sam Louie

  • How to book Sam Louie?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Sam Louie for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Sam Louie, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Sam Louie or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Sam Louie?

    Booking fees for Sam Louie, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sam Louie, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Sam Louie?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sam Louie for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sam Louie for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Sam Louie or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Sam Louie or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Sam Louie is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as “Slanted Eyes: The Asian-American Experience” , "Your Culture, Your Roots, Your Identity: What it means to be Asian-American", "My Story, Your Story, Our Stories: Exploring Our Identities & Privileges", "Asian Shame & Addiction: Suffering in Silence", "I Wish I Was White: The Desire to Fit In, Yet Always Standing Out" and "Losing Face & Finding Grace: Counseling & Care within Asian Christianity". The estimated speaking fee range to book Sam Louie for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Sam Louie generally travels from Seattle, WA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kelvin Yu, Evelyn Hu-DeHart, Laura Ling, Amanda Nguyen and Geena Rocero. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Sam Louie for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Sam Louie Speaker Videos

  • CG Podcast Episode 5 - Asian Americans & Racism with Sam Louie ...
    May 26, 2020 ... Psychotherapist, motivational speaker, former journalist, and spoken word poet Sam Louie discusses issues of race, culture and psychology as ...
    Psychotherapist Sam Louie on parenting styles for Asian millennials
    Psychotherapist Sam Louie surveyed the changing parenting styles of Asian millennials with CGTN's Elaine Reyes.
  • Sam Louie Compilation Video
    Sam Louie Compilation Video
    Sam Louie is an Asian-American psychotherapist, author, spoken word artist, and Emmy Award-Winning former journalist. He speaks on issues related to Asian culture, shame, addictions, and...
  • "Slanted Eyes: The Asian-American Experience" keynote
    University of Vermont keynote with spoken word poetry by Sam Louie who is a psychotherapist, author, poet, story-teller, and Emmy Award-winning former television journalist.

Sam Louie Speaking Topics

  • “Slanted Eyes: The Asian-American Experience”

    “Chink!”, “Jap!”, "Gook!", “Where are you from?”, “Do you eat dog?”, “Why don’t you go back to where you came from?!”, “Do you know Kung-Fu?”. From the racist to the innocuous, issues of culture, ethnicity, and discrimination are prevalent themes for Asian minorities in the U.S. This message explores the history of Asian-American immigration, racism, and challenges Asian-Americans face growing up in the U.S. By incorporating his own Spoken Word poetry, audiences get a fresh and unique perspective on minority experiences.

  • "Your Culture, Your Roots, Your Identity: What it means to be Asian-American"

    In this exploratory workshop, Sam uses his skillset as a psychotherapist trained in group work along with other creative modalities to help participants engage more deeply into their ethnic story. This can include drawing, poetry, psychodrama, and a myriad of other avenues to tap into one's understanding of family, ethnicity, and cultural obligations.

  • "My Story, Your Story, Our Stories: Exploring Our Identities & Privileges"

    What are your privileges? What are you social identities? How do these make you who you are -• and who would you be without them? A vibrant experiential workshop filled with activities and interactions with others where you can see, hear, and share your experiences with others in a creative and engaging atmosphere. Participants will be follow structured group exercises to maximize learning and growth.

  • "Asian Shame & Addiction: Suffering in Silence"

    Asian collectivist cultures are prone to cultural shame, trauma, and emotional neglect. Consequently, the need to cope with the trauma of shame leads many to find addictions as a coping mechanism. Food, gambling, alcohol, work, sex, and a plethora of other addicts occur as Asians "suffer in silence".

  • "I Wish I Was White: The Desire to Fit In, Yet Always Standing Out"

    Sam didn't choose to be Chinese. Sam didn't choose to stand out. Instead he tried his best to fit in. Yet, because of his immigrant Asian background, he endured racism, stereotypes, job discrimination, and overt messages that he wasn't wanted in certain places and professions in society. It's not easy being a silent minority, so mainstream culture not only ignores the injustice but also capitalizes on the caricatures. In this riveting keynote, you will hear not one man's story, but the collective story of Asian-Americans and the battle against the societal perception that they are "always Asian" yet "never American".

  • "Losing Face & Finding Grace: Counseling & Care within Asian Christianity"

    Asian Christians can be susceptible to a superficial faith due to the cultural underpinnings of cultural collectivism, honor, and the need to "save face" to keep the stigma of disgrace, humiliation, or failure from setting in. Yet, a core Biblical principle is addressing one's shame and finding grace and healing from it within a church body. This workshop will allow participants to honestly deal with their emotions and past in a safe, engaging, and creative atmosphere.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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