267 Aligning Your Internal & External Voice – Lindsey Ellison
17 Feb 2020
A lot of our identity and who we think we are is shaped by what other people tell us. @startovercoach #voiceKnowing who you are and what you want to say is not going to please everyone. @startovercoach #voiceIf you are creating a voice and a story that does not belong to you, you have complete permission to change it at any time. @startovercoach #voice

Voice, Authenticity, Speaking, Relationships, Message

267 Aligning Your Internal & External Voice – Lindsey Ellison

Summary

Do you struggle with developing your authentic voice? If so, you are in good company. Today’s guest shares her journey of going through a divorce that helped her begin aligning her external and internal voices. You will be inspired to step into your authentic calling and begin speaking your truth.

Lindsey Ellison is a relationship coach and founder of Start Over Coaching, Inc., a coaching practice dedicated to helping people navigate their divorce or break up. Lindsey also specializes in helping people break free from narcissistic abuse, and is the author of the best-selling book, MAGIC Words: How to Get What You Want from a Narcissist. You can find Lindsey on her popular podcast, Unbreakable You: Breakup Without Being Broken or on her website lindseyellison.com.

We’ll explore: 

  • How Lindsey’s divorce at 35 years old helped her develop an authentic voice.
  • The difference between Lindsey’s voice at 18 and 35.
  • How Lindsey is using her voice in coaching, writing, and other ways.
  • Why you don’t need to stay on the topic you are known for.
  • How to begin finding your voice.
  • The difference between message and voice.

Interview Links

LindseyEllison.com

The Unbreakable You Podcast

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266 Don’t Have a Plan B – Monica Yates
11 Feb 2020

 

Message, Voice, Speaking, Femininity, Masculinity

266 Don’t Have a Plan B – Monica Yates

Summary

The more you speak about what you want, and the more you speak with conviction, you can make your dreams a reality and impact lives. Today’s guest will inspire you with her energy and remind you to chase your authentic voice with passion.

Monica is your period and human brain expert. For women, she has a strong focus on the subconscious brain, feminine, and the impact it has on your body. She works with science, energy and the body to help you uncover all the answers for yourself (because you are born with all the answers) so that you can step into your feminine energy and let go of your masculine armor. For men, she has a focus on healing mummy and daddy wounds, getting out of your ego, backing yourself and understanding women. Monica’s coaching is next-level deep work. 

We’ll explore: 

  • When Monica realized she needed to use her voice to serve others.
  • Why she decided to talk about the feminine and masculine as part of her platform, and how this helps men as well as women.
  • How Monica cultivates clarity in her message and voice.
  • The importance of messaging, particularly on Instagram.
  • How to find your voice and not be afraid of what people will think.
  • Using your voice to support yourself.

Interview Links

MonicaYates.com.au

Monica’s podcast

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Resources

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265 Listen in Order to Be Heard – Emily Kumler Kaplan
04 Feb 2020

Voice, Listening, Relationships, Connection, Compassion

265 Listen in Order to Be Heard – Emily Kumler Kaplan

Summary

What is the best way to get your message heard? The answer might surprise you. Today’s guest shares what she has learned as a journalist, mother, and communicator about the power of listening in order to be heard.

Emily Kumler Kaplan is an award-winning investigative journalist. As an ABC news staffer, newspaper reporter, columnist, and magazine writer, she has gone inside the minds of murderers, world leaders, celebrities, business innovators, and everyone in between. Emily’s fascination with how our personal narratives play a major role in our experiences makes her a captivating writer and speaker. She contributes to The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Good Morning America, The New York Daily News, Cosmopolitan Magazine, The Daily Beast, and other media outlets. She also writes a weekly health column for Boston Magazine.

We’ll explore: 

  • Emily’s passion for women’s health.
  • How Emily taught her daughter to step fully into her voice.
  • Why much of the depression and anxiety in our society is due to people not feeling heard.
  • The value of paraphrasing back to people what they just said so they feel heard.
  • How Emily shares her voice through her podcast and writing.
  • The importance of owning your voice and having the impact you are meant to have in the world.

Interview Links

EmpoweredHealthShow.com

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Resources

The Big Talk Academy Membership

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264 Using Your Voice to Help Others – Harrison Monarth
28 Jan 2020

Voice, Service, Leadership, Influence, Message

264 Using Your Voice to Help Others – Harrison Monarth

Summary

Your voice as a speaker is not only about you—it’s also about how you can impact the world through your unique perspective and viewpoint. Today’s guest shares a clear vision of how to take the focus of yourself and provide massive value to others by developing your voice.

New York Times bestselling author and executive coach Harrison Monarth is a leader in the field of developing key leadership competencies, executive presence, effective communication, and leadership influence. Harrison helps managers and leaders develop better self-awareness, understand their style and impact on others, improve stakeholder relationships, and develop a strong personal brand.

We’ll explore: 

  • The importance of voice and being an effective leader.
  • How Harrison found his voice as a teenager by providing value to others.
  • Various ways that Harrison helps others find their voices through his work.
  • How to see your voice as an instrument.
  • The difference between voice and message in terms of what you are doing to serve people.
  • What it means to have an impactful voice.
  • Steps to take after you find your voice.
  • The connection between the voice and listening

Interview Links

GuruMaker.com

Harrison’s books

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Resources

The Big Talk Academy Membership

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263 Step into Your Authentic Voice – Erika Gerdes
21 Jan 2020

Voice, Good, Audience, Authenticity, Impact

263 Step into Your Authentic Voice – Erika Gerdes

Summary

We naturally run from fear as human beings. But if you want to make a bigger impact as a speaker and leader, you must not only face your fears—you must also give voice to them. Today’s guest shares her powerful story of learning to face her fears and become more authentic. Her story will inspire and motivate you to step into your authentic voice and speak with greater clarity.

Leadership development speaker, coach and writer, Erika Gerdes shares The Art of Undoing, an awareness and mindfulness practice she designed to teach people practical ways to improve their well-being, authenticity, and impact. Erika spent twelve years at Google, and left at the height of her career to help people be happier and more fulfilled in their lives.

We’ll explore: 

  • Erica’s story of developing The Art of Undoing.
  • Why we all have a responsibility to figure out the impact we can have on the world.
  • The importance of giving voice to our “fear stories.”
  • Why we need to talk to ourselves as we would talk to our best friend.
  • How Erika began getting more clarity about her voice.
  • The value of asking yourself questions without knowing the answers.

Interview Links

ErikaGerdes.com

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Resources

The Big Talk Academy Membership

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262 Flexing Your Vocal Muscle – David Neagle
14 Jan 2020

Voice, Authenticity, Speaking, Empowerment, Responsibility

262 Flexing Your Vocal Muscle – David Neagle

Summary

Becoming an authentic, powerful speaker is not easy. It requires you to verbalize what you want and take responsibility for using your voice in a positive way. Today’s guest will empower you to flex your vocal muscle and become the architect of your own life.

David Neagle is the founder of the multimillion-dollar global coaching company Life Is Now, Inc, helping thousands of entrepreneurs, experts and self-employed professionals gain the confidence and find the right mindset to increase their revenue, turning their endeavors into seven- and eight-figure ventures.

Being in the coaching and mentorship industry for more than twenty years, his clients include many well-known people, including New York Times #1 best-selling author Jen Sincero, expanded to more than thirty countries, and he has been featured on Forbes, CBS, NBC, Wall Street Journal, Inc., Entrepreneur and Fox. He is also the bestselling author of The Millions Within, a book focusing on intention, focus, and awareness to build your dream business and life.

We’ll explore: 

  • David’s story of the first time he used his voice to set a boundary.
  • The importance of flexing your vocal muscle.
  • Why it’s easier to verbalize what you don’t want, rather than what you do want.
  • How to be the architect of your own life.
  • Why we have the responsibility to use our voice.
  • Why the story you create for yourself can become a prison.
  • How to translate your voice into a message that serves others well.
  • The danger of putting yourself on a stage where you’re not meant to be.

Interview Links

DavidNeagle.com

The Successful Mind Podcast

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Resources

The Big Talk Academy Membership

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261 Find Your Voice & Clarify Your Message – Eli Weinstein
07 Jan 2020

Mental Health, Voice, Clarity, Message, Authority

261 Find Your Voice & Clarify Your Message – Eli Weinstein

Summary

“Hi, my name is Eli Weinstein, LMSW. I am a Social Work therapist who has worked in a psych hospital, intense outpatient clinic and currently work in a community clinic in queens. I used to work in NY and West Coast NCSY (Youth Organization) for over 7 years.I created ELIvation to fill a need to help those in struggling and add extra inspiration and motivation into everyday life.

I have gone through my own struggles with anxiety, ADHD and men’s issues (being a new dad, body image issues, relationships, and general self-esteem/confidence)My main goal is to help people on their journey to add support, care, empathy, expertise, and insight.I run events, seminars and individual coaching on topics from mental health awareness, public speaking coaching, relationship coaching and confidence boosting.”

We’ll explore: 

  • How Eli uses his voice to advocate for mental health.
  • The importance of understanding the clarity of your message.
  • How Eli found his voice, and when he found the courage to use it.
  • Eli’s advice on how you can find your voice.
  • Why talking about mental health is so important to Eli.
  • How Eli got booked on Kelly Clarkson’s TV show, and how he prepared for his appearance.

Interview Links

ELIvation.org

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The Big Talk Academy Membership

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260 Aligning Your Voice with Your Message – Jenn Lederer
31 Dec 2019

Voice, Message, Comedy, Authenticity, Power

260 Aligning Your Voice with Your Message – Jenn Lederer

Summary

As a speaker, it is easy to try and fit yourself into what you believe others want from you. Today’s guest shares her powerful story of embracing her true voice, stepping into comedy, and learning to create her own stage.

Jenn Lederer is the Motivational Comedian & Founder at Jenn Lederer Productions [JLP]. Jenn’s signature brand of motivational comedy harnesses the power of laughter to help her audience laugh their way to a breakthrough. JLP works with entrepreneurs to strategize, optimize, and repurpose their Podcasts, YouTube channels, FB Lives, blogs and more. Jenn’s work has been featured by Forbes, Huffington Post, YALE, Google Headquarters, Inspiring Lives Magazine & comedy clubs around NYC.

We’ll explore: 

  • When Jenn realized she had to start using her voice.
  • The power of using your voice for yourself and others at the risk of criticism or failure.
  • The responsibility we have in using our voice.
  • Why you should not take a stage needing to be “saved” by the audience.
  • Jenn’s process for being “uniquely herself” when walking into a room.
  • Jenn’s secret for networking as an introvert.
  • How Jenn became involved in comedy, and why all comedy that is done well is motivational comedy.

Interview Links

JennLederer.com

Ageless Adventures YouTube channel 

Connect with Jenn on Facebook

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SPECIAL GIFT: Email Jenn (jenn@jennlederer.com) with the subject line “Big Talk Present” to receive a free 30-minute strategy session with her. (Only 5 sessions available.)

Resources

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259 Listen to Your Inner Voice & Take Action – Emily Williams
24 Dec 2019

Heart, Voice, Action, Impact, Transformation

Summary

When you step onto the stage, are you tempted to put on a persona? Do you feel pressured to be someone you are not? Do you allow fear to prevent your voice from having its true impact? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this episode is for you! Today’s guest shares her powerful story of dealing with fear and allowing her inner voice to shine through. You’ll be inspired to listen to your own inner voice, take action, and speak with greater impact.

Emily Williams is a success coach, entrepreneur, and author with a seven-figure business who, at one point, couldn’t get a job at Starbucks. After experiencing a quarter-life crisis, she moved from Ohio to London (where she knew no one!) and in 2014 launched her business, I Heart My Life. She made $442 in her first month—and then went on to hit six figures in six months, before her 30th birthday. She grew it to seven figures in under eighteen months.

Today, she works with female entrepreneurs all over the world, helping them bust through the obstacles that hold their dreams and goals hostage so they can free themselves to live the lives they want, build their own online business, and hit their money goals. She’s been featured in Money, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, Forbes and Success Magazine.

We’ll explore: 

  • When Emily realized she had to begin using her voice.
  • The moment everything changed for Emily.
  • How Emily went from an “intuitive hit” to putting a voice to everything she wanted to create.
  • Emily’s thoughts on designing your messaging. 
  • How Emily uses her voice to inspire others.
  • The importance of owning your desires and being aligned with your calling.
  • Emily’s advice on dealing with fear.

Interview Links

IHeartMyLife.com

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Special offer for The Big Talk listeners: Tickets to “I Heart My Life Live” for only $97. Please contact Tricia for more information. (Only ten tickets are available at this special price.)

Resources

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