Samara Bay is one of Hollywood’s most in-demand speech coaches for TV and film, with clients including Gal Gadot, Penelope Cruz, Rachel McAdams, and Ricky Martin. She has been profiled in the New York Times Magazine, and she believes the way actors approach a role is not so different from the way other professionals approach high-stakes speaking opportunities: both live or die by authenticity.
Samara has coached CEOs, entrepreneurs, and future leaders to use their voice in the moments that matter. At the root of this work is Samara’s interest in how humans talk in front of each other, and what it means to show up in public — how to give ourselves permission to speak with joy and freedom so that we are better seen, heard, and loved.
She’s currently hosting and producing a podcast on iHeartRadio called Permission to Speak and writing a book about the new sound of power, which will be published by Crown, an imprint of Penguin Random House.
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