Who We Are
And What We Do
Sam Whitehouse, Owner/Coach
For more than 15 years, Sam Whitehouse has been helping individuals find and share their authentic voice.
Sam carries a genuine love of all people, and strongly believes that each person has the right to feel safe and confident in this world. Through her warm and authentic personality, and her loving, judgment-free, and personalized approach she creates a safe and inviting environment in which each client is able to experience their voice in an entirely new and immensely powerful way.
She knows firsthand how difficult and scary it can be to own one’s voice (ask her about the time she fainted and fell off the stage while in the middle of singing a song, in front of a room full of people. Oof!) Because of this, she encourages each person she works with to show up exactly as they are, and she has a unique ability to calm their fears and anxieties, and redirect negatively charged energy into a positive creative experience that generates a lasting confidence.
Sam started her career as a contemporary singing and performance coach, and realized early on that singing has an undeniable power to help a person feel more comfortable in their own skin, as well as more confident in their daily lives.
Over time she decided to shift her focus away from preparing singers for the performance track, and instead to explore more broadly how topics such as creativity, voice, authenticity and communication weave into how a person connects to the wider world around them.
Throughout the years, Sam has expanded her programs and services to incorporate a wide range of topics related to self-expression, including communication and public speaking, accent management, volume projection, singing onstage, speaking up in a meeting, having a difficult dialogue with a loved one, starting a new hobby or project, revamping a website, and so much more.
Her specialty is to help each client find the tools and resources they need to access their own unique voice and apply these skills in any area of their personal and professional lives.
When Sam is not working she can be found generally encouraging others to take a chance on themselves, practicing yoga, working on music, creating mixed-media art pieces, sipping wine from her favorite InnerVoice Studio wine glass, napping in a sunbeam, or learning Turkish. Yep, Turkish.
At our core, we all want to be seen, valued, and heard in the midst of all of the noise in the world. Sam created InnerVoice Studio in order to foster a safe, comfortable, and nurturing atmosphere for people to break down barriers, build confidence, and let their authentic voice shine through in all that they do.
She offers 1-to-1 coaching, workshops and community events around the topics of voice, speech, communication, authenticity, singing, performance, public speaking, and creativity.
Sam feels enormously grateful and privileged to be able to work with people from all backgrounds and walks of life. She has worked with musicians, attorneys, accountants, filmmakers, engineers, marketing and PR people, managers, start-up entrepreneurs, corporate real estate developers, small business owners, writers, bankers, human resources specialists, and more.
It also brings her great joy that her clients also come from all over the world including China, India, Korea, Croatia, Turkey, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, Italy, Poland, Brazil, Netherlands, France, Lebanon, Switzerland, Turkmenistan, Iceland and Sweden.
Sam began teaching singing lessons in 2007. Her first student was her then 11-year-old niece. In 2008 she opened her first coaching company, Sam Whitehouse Music, later called OpenVoice Studios. At its peak, OpenVoice Studios had 9 additional teachers, and 150 weekly recurring private students (1000+ over the lifespan of the company).
During her years at the helm, in addition to teaching and exploring new curriculum, Sam opened 3 studios in 2 states and produced dozens of shows, events, and workshops. In 2015 she closed OpenVoice Studios and opened InnerVoice Studio in order to have more time, energy and attention to focus on her clients, as well as to develop new offerings.
You can read more about the deeply moving and personal journey from OpenVoice to InnerVoice here.