PERMISSION TO SPEAK is a revolution in how to think about your voice and everyone else’s.
COACHING THE NEW SOUND OF POWER
Hi, I’m Samara.
I’m the bestselling author of PERMISSION TO SPEAK, a 2023 Penguin Random House book. I'm also a speech coach who’s helped CEO’s and entrepreneurs, candidates for US Congress, celebrities presenting at award shows or at the UN, moms returning to work, and high school girls who want to make a difference. I coach rising leaders on the cusp of something big—who need to speak with confidence and joy in a voice they recognize as their own to truly make sh*t happen.
I’m all about the new sound of power—because what power has traditionally sounded like isn’t working for us and fortunately, it doesn’t have to. I’ve been featured on CBS, ABC, The New York Times, Time, Entrepreneur, Elle, Glamour, Jezebel,Slate, the BBC, and NPR.
I've also been speaking and running masterclasses globally, from Google to Telemundo, How To Academy to The Tory Burch Foundation.
For over a decade I’ve coached magnificent humans for the moments that matter.
What they all have in common? An out-of-sync feeling with their voice and some untapped fury there. Some WTF. Some it’s time.
Maybe you feel it too.
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The sound of power is changing. Let's help.
If any institution wants to retain its talent, its people need to get heard. Their ideas and their literal voices need to break through. But unconscious voice biases are rampant. And DEI and leadership trainings rarely spend a breath examining them.
Behind the scenes, I coach movie stars, politicians, and top folks in business ready to meet the moment, and help them unravel the biases they've internalized.
And I run workshops and speak to forward-looking founders, affinity groups, nonprofits, and Fortune 500 corps.
My framework offers revolutionary big permission work and practical tools for women and marginalized speakers to use their voices to get what they want in the moments that matter. And offers support to their institutional heads, because it's possible to listen with more generous ears and shift your culture if you're willing to reckon with age-old biases and tired tropes around what leadership and authority should sound like.
My presentations are fun and fiery and practical as hell.
Hire me, because the world needs diverse voices speaking up and getting heard. The times demand it.
I can help with how.BOOK ME TO SPEAK >
“This is epic!” “LOVE IT!” "OMG your warmup is OUTSTANDING."
ABOUT TO SPEAK UP??
About to say yes to that pod or make that call or pitch your heart out...
YAY! YOU'RE DOING THE THING.
Now let's make sure you're ready to show up when you show up, at the magnitude of your mission. And not as a mess of nerves and doubt.
HERE'S HOW. Grab this quick warmup & give yourself all the permission.GET YOUR FREE WARMUP >
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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Get yourself my email series "Permission Party" and power your week with voice & permission strategies to show up and speak up in the moments that matter. Come out of hiding. Feel real change.
(Psst. This party is a revo-f*ing-lution.)