What if speaking in public felt good for your soul?

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Hi, I'm Samara.

 

Author of Penguin Random House bestseller Permission to Speak.

Speaker and coach to rising leaders in all arenas from politics to entrepreneurship to corporate to Hollywood to cause-based work and the arts.

Think: public speaking & modern media training, but for the soul. 

Think: the new sound of power. Because what power has traditionally sounded like isn’t working for us and fortunately, it doesn’t have to. There's a better way.

I've got revolutionary tips and tools to human out loud and lead better.

I've led workshops and keynotes globally, including Google, Telemundo, How To Academy, MAC Cosmetics, SXSW, The Female Founders Collective, Warner Brothers Discovery, USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Princeton University, and MoveOn.org.

I've worked with thousands of folks, household names and those stepping into the public sphere for the very first time. All of them magnificent humans needing to make sure they show up magnificently in the moments that matter.

For their work, their people, their mission, their legacy.

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Prep your next big thing with deep support and guidance. Shift old stories, own your voice, and discover your impact.

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From book clubs to nonprofits, retreats, and the biggest corporations in the world, I tailor workshops and keynotes to your people. Let's discuss what they need.

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My popular 90 min training on HOW TO PITCH is available for instant download.

Pitching gets you yeses. Pitching is justice work. Pitching makes us all more human.

"HOW TO PITCH" TRAINING

"Whether you need permission to take up more space or to sit back and take a breath, let Samara Bay take you by the hand and lead you back to yourself."

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"Samara is literal magic."

"We've never had that level of participation before."

"Samara's keynote ranked #1 in our audience survey with rave reviews."

"We want to have her at all our events."

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"No one cares how much you know... until they know how much you care."

                                                                --Teddy Roosevelt

KEYNOTE

Your people are the new sound of power, waiting for the tools to claim it and care out loud for true impact. This is what Samara’s famous for helping folks do. 

In her signature keynote, she shares the most potent takeaways from her #1 bestselling book, Permission to Speak, offering the tips, tricks, and lapel-grabbing transformation that's moved thousands of people.

In this funny, fearless talk‚ÄĒdriven by surprising stories from Samara‚Äôs Hollywood days and behind-the-scenes discoveries working with political hopefuls‚ÄĒshe takes the audience from private worries to collective a-ha‚Äôs and awakens their courage and confidence to use their voice.

Her keynote is about leadership and legacy, a call to the spirit and a call to action. 

Samara has delivered this talk around the country, facilitating a robust live-coaching Q&A portion after, and every single time the room is buzzing.  

WORKSHOPS

Samara takes great joy in building the workshop your people actually need; she works with you to ensure it. The throughline is always: a felt sense of permission and power, so the magnificent members of your team actually show up magnificently in the moments that matter, share their best ideas, and claim their leadership.

Recent topics: The New Rules of Media Training, Story-telling for Impact, How to Pitch, Facilitating Meetings That Don't Suck, and Presentation Skills for Humans.

RETREATS

For a group that’s wanting high-vibe, big love, inner wellbeing outside of business hours, Samara is the perfect guest for a loose and juicy fireside chat or a structured exploration of purpose and permission over a half-day or longer retreat.

Through the lens of public speaking, she gently and playfully guides participants to better know and better love themselves. The process is science-based and has its foundation in linguistics, cultural history, performance theory, anatomy, and social psychology.

For mindfulness devotees, it's a profound gift‚ÄĒconnecting inner work to speaking aloud. And for anyone serious about reckoning with burnout and the loneliness epidemic,¬†Samara's work is healing.

 

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Weekly guidance and monthly workshops. Join 3000+ folks over at my 2024 Substack Featured Publication HOW TO SHOW UP.

...where we explore how to human out loud.

And how more of us doing it more often will reshape the world.

It's FREE and it's FOR YOU

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...

Spade Robinson, Hollywood writer

“Samara’s workshop was like going to public speaking church!”

Chris Bubser, candidate for United States Congress

“Over the course of a single VIP day, Samara taught me how to use my voice–how to use my own voice that I’ve been unable to access on command for my entire life.

And I also left with a warm up I entirely trusted to get me there over and over again, and a stump speech that I was so ready to deliver and have fun with. Samara blew my mind, and the best part, honestly, is that it worked.”

Hannah Diop, Founder and CEO, Sienna Naturals

“Working with Samara was a game changer and helped me tap into the personal narrative intrinsic to my story as a business founder.

It was always there, but wasn't getting the shine it deserved. She helped me unlock the power of my story and connect it to the research and products which gave my pitch the x-factor it needed to be successful."

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