About Samantha

Samantha is Australia’s Top Public Speaking Coach (Yahoo Finance), Communication Consultant and founder of Building Voices Communication. She specialises in teaching communication in a way that improves organisational performance.

She originally founded ‘Building Voices Public Speaking’, a communication coaching business that works with children to develop lifelong skills as confident communicators.

Samantha has over the years attracted adults and professionals to work with her and she knew it was time for her to create a business that was directed only to adults. To date, she has coached CEOs, directors, radio hosts, founders, lawyers, government employees, IT specialists, research scientists, teachers, and nurses… and it won’t stop there.

Building Voices Communication promotes confident communication, delivers valuable life skills and boosts leadership. Its programs promote healthy self-esteem in participants, which cultivates respect based relationships, which positively impacts the business and private lives of clients as they develop self-awareness in how they are seen and heard when communicating.

You can see Samantha in Yahoo Finance, Yahoo News, Disrupt Magazine, Feminessence Magazine, Little Rockers Radio, and Kiddipedia. She can be heard on podcasts by The Transit Lounge, Behind the Glam (visual as the interviewer), and Small Talking Kids.

Samantha explains, “To understand why ‘Building Voices Public Speaking’ was born, I feel it’s important to understand my drivers to change career. To call my childhood difficult would be oversimplifying my experience. My life was one of displacement, violence, and a constant need to adapt to a new environment and culture when living in seven countries: Malta, Iran, Sudan, Nigeria, Cyprus, UK, and now Australia.”

Samantha has faced many challenges in her life, beginning with her family’s evacuation from Iran in 1978 in the revolution that toppled the reign of the last Shah. Returning to the UK with nothing but the clothes on their backs, she had to adapt to a new way of life. Although she could speak English fluently, she could neither read nor write the language proficiently, so achieving English literacy was her first hurdle. She then moved to Africa, and for the next ten years, lived through much more than the average child of her age.

It is because of the adversity she has overcome that she found the courage to share her experiences with others; to help them find their voice, create their victories and make them masters of their destinies.

Samantha believes that without us and our ideas, we wouldn’t have our businesses, and every single person on this planet deserves to have a voice and be heard.

Samantha is currently studying for a Diploma in Counselling. She is passionate about helping our clients to reach their full potential when communicating in every situation.

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Samantha Richards’ childhood was one of displacement, violence, and a constant need to adapt to a new environment and culture when living in seven countries: Malta, Iran, Sudan, Nigeria, Cyprus, UK, and Australia.

Samantha has faced many challenges in her life, beginning with her family’s evacuation from Iran in 1978 in the revolution that toppled the reign of the last Shah. Returning to the UK with nothing but the clothes on their backs, she had to adapt to a new way of life. Although she could speak English fluently, she could neither read nor write the language proficiently, so achieving English literacy was her first hurdle. She then moved to Africa, and for the next ten years, lived through much more than the average child of her age.

Samantha Richards is a now a communication coach who helps Executives and their Leadership teams fully understand the why, what, and hows of effective communication. Samantha Richards’ childhood was one of displacement, violence, and a constant need to adapt to a new environment and culture when living in seven countries: Malta, Iran, Sudan, Nigeria, Cyprus, UK, and Australia.