GET READY TO FEEL READY.
Confident. Easeful. Badass. Free.
Most of us yearn to show up more magnificently in the moments that matter—so we get the "yes," the funds, the power, the respect we deserve. So we change the MF world and change our own life.
But how?JOIN READY
For too many magnificent people, public speaking feels like the opposite of fun. Self-doubt central.
Getting heard at work is infuriatingly hard. Trusting your own voice is a silent struggle.
ARE YOU SO SICK OF THIS CRAP?
Yes yes yesssss. Good.
Because it's time for a big ol' shake-up.
It's time for your voice and your ambition to line all the way up.
It's time to learn how to show up for yourself, for your cause, for your people.
To get yourself heard. To find the joy. To feel the solidarity.
The truth is: the old rules about public speaking are total BS. Let's shake things UP.
Did anyone ever tell you “don’t speak until you’re spoken to” when you were a kid?
Or tell innocent tween-you that your voice was too soft, too loud, or annoying?
Ever get pulled aside at work and told “no one will take you seriously with that voice.”
MOST OF US ARE CARRYING AROUND STORIES LIKE THIS.
CLIENTS HAVE TOLD ME:
“I was the youngest of 5, and I got used to no one listening to me.”
“A boy in 2nd grade said I talked so high, I must be doing it for the boys… and I had no idea how to process that.”
“My high school teacher asked me if I was trying to sound stupid on purpose and I still wonder if I do.”
THESE LITTLE OFF-HANDED COMMENTS HAVE AN OUTSIZED IMPACT ON HOW EACH OF US THINKS ABOUT OUR OWN VOICE.
WAY outsized. WAY more than most of us realize.
PLUS, there’s the media, chattering that “vocal fry” or saying "like" too much is ruining your job prospects, that certain accents are unprofessional, and that (what’s the likelihood?!) every presidential candidate with a uterus sounds “shrill” or “angry” or embarrassingly expressive.
And then YOU get up to speak and your voice doesn’t feel entirely your own.
That’s ‘cuz it isn’t, my love.
You’re a functioning member of a dysfunctional society. Honestly, you deserve a medal. We all do.
BUT WHAT IF YOU COULD TAKE BACK YOUR VOICE?
What if you could find the version of your voice—and the version of you—unencumbered by all that heavy sh*t you’ve picked up?
THAT is my jam. I offer super practical exercises and technical mastery—breath and pitch and volume and pacing and tone.
AND I offer big permission work to rethink your relationship to your voice and everyone else's. What the future sounds like.
What leadership means to YOU.
What it feels like to care out loud, YOUR way.
What power sounds like to YOU.
The digital course.
In this brand new online program, I share my revolutionary approach to public speaking, so you know what to do from the moment of opportunity to the moment you open your mouth to share your fresh new idea, your pitch, your presentation, your plan.
The world needs you to show up and rise up, and here’s where you finally MAKE SURE you clear out the mindgunk and PREP RIGHT so you bring your best self in, use your voice to get what you want, and have a f*cking fantastic time doing it.
Three modules, three lessons each. Guided by me but entirely self-paced for you. Short and sweet and totally unexpected. The shake-up you need.
Invest in yourself and get real tools, juicy virtual hugs, a little pants-kicking, provocations galore, and the shift you've been yearning for. A new, glowing sense of power.
Plus pop-up Q&A's with me live!
WHAT’S ON THE OTHER SIDE?
You get to finally become you. You get to know how to SHOW UP when you show up.
You get to bring your weird and wonderful into the moments that matter—and move people, find true connection, and use your voice to get what you want.
You become the new sound of power.
What does that mean, practically?
1. By the end of this course, you'll have the tools and strategies you need to make your next presentation or pitch GO WELL. (And the one after that, and the one after that.) That includes mindset work, clarifying your core beliefs about yourself and public speaking, tactical structuring support, and a step-by-step guide you've personalized to your strengths so you KNOW WHAT TO DO and don't waste time or energy preparing to speak in ways that keeps you feeling small and like you've got something to prove.
2. Your confidence and sense of personal power will expand. We'll nurture your voice with a capital V. Meaning your sense of ownership over your ideas and your performance of self. By the end of this course, speaking up will feel more soul-satisfying. You will connect to your joy, and you'll be in a position to align your mission and your voice, so what you say and how you say it amplify each other and you've got the greatest possible chance to make the impact of your dreams. You will feel both relief and thrill. This is, of course, the hardest to quantify. But I make this promise to you because I've seen it over and over and over and over. This is the transformation I am here to give. If you're ready to receive it, and co-create transformation with me and the material in READY, then welcome. You're in the right place.
THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:
Three modules, with three lessons each. Streamlined but intense. Silly but deep.
Transformational tools I’ve only ever offered private clients until now. And a sneak peek at my book!
Hugs and a little pants-kicking. FYI: we tend to need the opposite of what we think we do.
Worksheets, outside-the-box assignments, and writing prompts so the lessons get into your body and stick. You’ll have 12 months of access to the video content and prompts, and can download what you need. There's also a workbook that collects all the prompts in one place for easy access & a spot to write it out.
Values-aligned coaching. This program is for movers and shakers committed to justice and joy. READY is about unlinking voice work from white patriarchal standards of "good speech." It's for those who stand for anti-racism, gender justice, and dismantling oppressive structures where you are.
Free access to the program?? Please nominate yourself or a friend and I'll be picking two people each month to receive free access.
It's important to me that power shifts. If you or someone you love needs this help, please click below and apply.FREE ACCESS
"Knowing Samara's approach, I was expecting this experience to be amazing. But never in a million years did I think I would get this burst of confidence and energy. The modules are fun and give amazing tips on approaching nerve-wracking public (or not so public) speaking situations. On how to claim the space we all deserve and how to convey our ideas and points of view with power and warmth.
The process requires an openness to self-reflect and the practice of self-love, so the work is very rewarding and empowering. My relationship with my voice is forever changed. I am READY! And, if I ever feel myself slipping back to my old, self-critical ways of thinking, I now have the tools to quiet those voices."
—Spring 2022 READY participant
"Samara Bay knows voices, and she can help you to find yours."
—Spring 2022 READY participant
"Changing your own narrative or view of your voice to encompass what your voice has been through is a really powerful tool in order to start the work to understand the value of your voice.
The exercises and prompts in READY—I loved them. Being forced to write things out, or say something out loud and own it."
—Spring 2022 READY participant
ABOUT YOUR COACH
Hi, I’m Samara.
I’m a speech coach who’s helped high-profile CEO’s and entrepreneurs, candidates for US Congress, celebrities presenting at award shows or 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, Slate, Create & Cultivate, and I have a book called Permission to Speak coming out next year with Crown Publishing, a division of Penguin Random House. (Sneak peak inside this program!)
For over a decade I’ve coached magnificent humans for the moments that matter.
Are you next?
YES YES YESSSSS