Sam has dedicated the last 25 years to passionately promoting the need for both moral leadership and spiritual capital. Believing the two are inextricably linked, Dr. Rima’s focus has been on assisting organizations to leverage both in an effort to foster individual, organizational and societal transformation. He has written books in both the fields of leadership and spiritual capital and lectured or spoken on five continents. His most recent book, Spiritual Capital: A Moral Core for Social and Economic Justice, is based on research he did while at the University of Buckingham. He has worked in national politics (U.S.), religious institutions and academia. Additionally, Sam has worked with the Sekem Group in Cairo, Egypt, helping to launch the Social Innovation Research Center at Heliopolis University and serves as a board member and research associate with the TRANS4M Center for Integral Development in Geneva, Switzerland.
Sam has earned two doctoral degrees; a Doctor of Ministry in Leadership (Talbot School of Theology) and a Ph.D. in Socioeconomics (University of Buckingham, UK). He has a Masters of Divinity and a Bachelors degree in Political Science and Government (Eastern Washington University). Sam was born and raised in northeast Washington State in the U.S. and is of Native American heritage (Inland Salish). Sam enjoys playing tennis, cycling, reading good biographies, and international travel.