The Influencer Podcast – Julie Solomon
13 Aug 2019

Do you feel like you’re meant to excel in more than one field or industry? Do you wish you could figure out how to go after everything you’re passionate about, while still remaining authentic? What if you didn’t have to choose just one thing to pursue professionally? 

If those questions speak to you, you’re going to love today’s podcast guest, Tricia Brouk. Tricia is the definition of someone who ‘does it all,’ and she’s done it super successfully. Her resume includes “award winning director,” “professional writer,” “television show choreographer,” “TEDx producer,” “sought-after speaker,” “podcast host” and much, much more. 

In addition to the incredible accomplishments mentioned above, Tricia also finds time to coach, mentor and motivate people looking to become professional speakers. More specifically, she helps her students identify and craft big talks, and strategize their speaking careers for success. 

I loved getting to chat with Tricia about how she got started (you’ll want to hear why she originally moved from Missouri to NYC!), and how she learned she was a natural at leading and training people. Her story is an amazing reminder that we don’t have to be forced into just one, limiting ‘box’ when it comes to our careers, and that you can truly do it all if you put in the right amount of energy and commitment.   

If your dream is to stand in front of huge crowds one day at important events, Tricia is your girl. Tricia’s work has been praised by leading industry professionals, including Farnoosh Torabi, a financial columnist for O, The Oprah Magazine and creator of “So Money” podcast, who says “Tricia is where public speaking and business meet!” and that she is “an absolute MASTER at public speaking.” 

If you’re looking to learn how to inspire and encourage others through your words and land the speaking events of your dreams, you won’t want to miss what Tricia has to say.


240 Becoming a Vulnerable Speaker – Mike Shereck
13 Aug 2019


Vulnerable, Community, Curiosity, Responsibility, Men

Becoming a Vulnerable Speaker – Mike Shereck


Popular thinking about masculinity tells us that men are to be strong and tough. Today’s guest shows how going through the Speakers Who Dare process helped him embrace his vulnerable side while also increasing his speaking platform.

Mike Shereck is a leader, coach, and author. He’s also a real guy with over thirty years of experience in construction and manufacturing. He works with leaders and teams to empower them in the ever-changing, challenging, ambiguous, and chaotic world of business today. Mike has an unparalleled stand for men and their leadership and is committed to shifting the narrative around men, leadership, and their impact. He believes it’s possible to honor our authentic masculine self, while accepting, honoring and partnering with, and contributing to, all others with whom we share this world. Mike is the author of Berwyn Rules: Leadership Secrets of 26thStreet. He is also a Harley Davidson enthusiast.

We’ll explore:

  • A bit about Mike’s speaking platform today, and what is was like before Speakers Who Dare.
  • How speaking has helped expand Mike’s platform.
  • Why Mike believes this topic of being a man is so daring and pushes so many buttons.
  • What Mike learned about himself through the Speakers Who Dare process.
  • How Speakers Who Dare has impacted Mike personally and professionally.
  • Mike’s advice for anyone who wants to do a big talk.

Interview Links

Mike’s talk: Man Up

Listen to Mike’s show on WCGO 1590 AM (Chicago)

Send Mike an email

Call Mike at (630) 643-6336


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