Episodes
"Perfectionism, people-pleasing, codependency, and constant striving to measure up— all of these patterns are rooted in fear and angst, which are emotion-level issues. The challenge for us is to bring love to the parts of ourselves that are hurting and terrified. Our work is to bridge the gap between the head and the heart.” - Caroline Garnet McGraw If that quote means anything to you, you will love today's show. Our guest is Caroline Garnet McGraw, an author, speaker, and coach for...
Published 03/17/21
On today's show, Angela interviews her longtime mentor, Martha Johnson, to discuss aging. Angela is turning 40 today! Martha is a former consultant, business owner and coach who, at 81, enjoys a simpler life while staying engaged with what matters. On today's show, Angela asks: 1. If you could go back and give your 40 year old self advice, what would you tell her? 2. What are the hidden gifts of aging? 3. How has your perspective on death and dying changed as you age? 4. What’s most...
Published 03/10/21
Hi Friends, Angela here. I have a new course coming out March 8th and this episode is dedicated to the topic I'm covering: How to present online like a pro! Joli and I discuss the topic along with some of our other favorites, like what's bringing us joy and what we're kicking to the curb. After our intro, you'll hear a replay of episode 145, a Q&A episode all about online presenting. I cover: How do I set up my computer and lighting to get the best look? How can you create engagement...
Published 03/03/21
Hi friends, Angela here. On today's episode, Joli and I explore a popular subject: Perfectionism. We address it from our two areas of expertise: relationships and speaking. How does perfectionism get in the way of having stronger, more fulfilling relationships? When going after your dream of stepping into the spotlight, how does perfectionism creep in to stop you and make you question yourself? We each give three scenarios of perfectionism that we've seen stop women in their tracks and offer...
Published 02/24/21
Race, sexuality, gender, disability....these are subjects that may make you nervous. How do you talk about them? What if you say the wrong thing? What if you offend someone? You may find yourself saying nothing at all in an effort to save yourself from the embarrassment of doing it incorrectly. On today's episode, our guest walks us through how to have conversations about topics that feel foreign, awkward, and unspeakable. If you struggle with wanting to talk to someone who is different than...
Published 02/17/21
Today's guest is Cindy Lee Alves (they/she), an award-winning sexologist and founder and head educator of Ascension Institute, a place to learn about pleasure, sexual shame, and sexological professional development. We discuss how to bring pleasure into your work, conversations and presentations, relationships, and life. Cindy Lee walks her talk and it shows in today's episode. If you ever find yourself feeling dragged down by life or dreading the things you're "supposed to" enjoy, you will...
Published 02/10/21
From Angela: If you haven't listened to last week's episode yet, that's a great place to start. On today's show, Joli and I continue exploring the topic of pleasure and Joli's Pleasure Experiment. We each tried a few of the experiments and talked about what we learned. If you're looking for simple and interesting new ways to spend your time, The Pleasure Experiment is for you. Rather than binge another show on Netflix, check out what Joli has built and try the experiments along with us. You...
Published 02/03/21
From Angela: When Joli and I first met to brainstorm topics for upcoming episodes, the subject of pleasure was at the top of her list. Being a sex educator, this topic comes up a lot for her. But the approach she wanted to take for our show was not one from the standpoint of sex, it's from how to find pleasure in everyday life. Many women treat pleasure as a reward. Sound familiar? Joli feels it should be incorporated into how we live our lives everyday. In today's episode, Joli and I talk...
Published 01/27/21
From Angela: When you're going through something difficult, do you ever think about how that situation is changing you for the better? What about the lessons and learnings that come from things being hard? On today's episode, I interview Elizabeth Lesser, author of Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow, a book I read over the fall this year. This book had a profound effect on me and I was excited when Elizabeth accepted my offer to come on the show to talk about it. We also...
Published 01/20/21
Hot topic alert!! For our first regular episode as a duo, Joli and I decided to tackle a subject that has made us both scratch our head for years. We start off the episode sharing our experiences with what femininity has meant to us, how it shows up for us today, and the role it plays when it comes to speaking up and thinking about sisterhood. If you've ever struggled with fitting into society's narrow definition of what it means to be "feminine", I think you'll enjoy today's commentary and...
Published 01/13/21
Welcome to our first episode of 2021 and my first episode with a co-host! I'm excited to introduce Dr. Joli Hamilton to the show. You've heard her on past episodes like episode 150: How to Speak Up in Romantic Relationships, a bonus episode from February of 2020 called How to Gain Confidence to Speak Up, episode 134: An Announcement and An Offering, and episode 106: What Does One Year of Speaking Training Get You? Feel free to go back and listen if you want to learn more about her. We talk...
Published 01/06/21
Greetings from the Glitter Closet! Today's episode is sort of a continuation of the branding series because I talk about the branding process I've been going through the last few months and what it means for Speaker Sisterhood.  I share: My "why" New offerings for 2021 Endings that I've had this year What it means to be a Speaker Sister My branding process and what I learned An update on my exploration into my addictions An announcement about how this podcast is...
Published 12/23/20
Today’s episode is a chance to go inside the writer’s process and also learn more about the experience of publishing a book about a personal experience. As many speakers are looking to share their personal stories and may want to publish them as well, I hope today’s episode inspires you to start writing. My guest today is Nicole Hendrick Donovan. She is an author, reflective storyteller, spiritual seeker, mother, and teacher.  In July of 2020, Nicole published A Life Suspended: A Mother and...
Published 12/16/20
What is a voice brand? That's a good question! In part 4 of The Branding Series, I interview David Wolf, the creator of the "voice brand." He shares what it is, why it's important, what the different vehicles are for creating yours, and how to to know what approach to voice branding is best for you. If you've ever thought about using your voice for audiobooks, podcasting, or other audio experiences, you're going to love today's show.  My guest is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of...
Published 12/09/20
Welcome to part 3 of The Branding Series! Speaker Assets...what are they? They're things like your website, your highlight reel, your social media profiles, etc. Basically they are the things event planners look at when trying to determine your credibility and brand. If you want to create some for yourself or improve the ones you already have, today's episode is for you. My guest is Suz Chadwick, a BOLD Business, Branding & Speaker Coach. With over 10 years as a brand consultant working...
Published 12/02/20
Have you ever thought about creating your own podcast? Or maybe you would like to be a guest on someone else’s podcast. If you’d like to build your brand through the explosive power of podcasting, look no further. Today’s guest is Case Lane. Case is a global writer, podcaster, entrepreneur, traveler, and the founder of Ready Entrepreneur. After a successful book promotion podcast tour, Case developed an approach to help professionals, writers, entrepreneurs and other public speakers...
Published 11/25/20
Today’s episode kicks off our four-part branding series. Branding became a hot topic around 10 years ago when the concept of creating a “personal brand” became more important. My goal in creating the series is to get you thinking about how you are showing up in the world, what you are known for, and how you can amplify your brand message and reach more people through a variety of marketing and communications methods. My first guest is Maggie Bergin. Maggie is a brand strategist on a mission...
Published 11/18/20
Instead of trying to crush your fear (whatever that means), why not use it to build confidence? On today's episode, you'll learn how to do this using The Billie Shepard Presentation Method. Twenty years ago Billie founded Billie Shepard & Associates, leveraging her acting experience and unique training methods into the business arena; transforming corporate speakers into influential leaders. Her clients include Facebook, Uber, Intuit, and Rackspace. She is the author of The Billie Shepard...
Published 11/11/20
Today's episode was supposed to be focused on how to ask for what you're worth as a speaker, but we ended up talking about much more! Our conversation covers speaking, money, and what my guest has learned about both. Caleb Guilliams founded the company BetterWealth, authored the best-selling book "The AND Asset", hosts the Better Wealth Podcast, and speaks to thousands around the world.  He is a fascinating twenty-something who is changing the face of finance and sees each speaking engagement...
Published 11/04/20
Ever sat down at your computer to write a speech and then found yourself still sitting there an hour later with nothing written? You, my friend, are in need of a speech framework! My guest today is Mridu Parikh and she goes over the simple steps to create a speech that is simple to put together, easy to remember and even easier to present. Mridu is a productivity speaker and coach who helps high achieving women skyrocket their time and energy while squashing overwhelm. She is also the...
Published 10/28/20
She's back by popular demand! Dr Joli Hamilton is back on the podcast today to discuss how to speak up for what you want in your romantic relationship. Do you find you keep having the same argument over and over again? Are you feeling stagnant or stuck in your relationship? Maybe you know you want something different, but you're not sure how to get there.  On today's episode Joli and I go into the depths of what creates problems in a relationship and how to pull yourself out so you can...
Published 10/20/20
We're all navigating a world that is requiring us to communicate through screens more than ever before. That means public speakers who were once used to a stage are now having to present themselves through a camera. If you made money as a public speaker or used public speaking to sell your business, you've likely had to re-evaluate your strategy in a big way. My guest today is Juju Hook, a consultant, coach, and speaker who once used in-person events to promote her business. Today, her...
Published 10/14/20
A very popular subject among public speakers is how to become an author.  But how do you turn your speaking topic into a book? Today's episode features my conversation with Honorée Corder, an executive and strategic book and publishing coach, TEDx speaker, and the author of more than 50 books including You Must Write a Book. Honorée passionately helps business professionals and entrepreneurs write, publish, and monetize their books, boost their brands, and get much more business. On today's...
Published 10/07/20
Our first installment of Four Minutes of Truth last month was such a success that it's continuing (as I hoped!). On today's episode, you'll hear from four women on the following topics: finding the right words, living with cancer, a relationship with an unexpected friend, and what living your truth actually feels like.   Julia Becker Collins submitted her truth about living with cancer and she can be found at www.vision-advertising.com or @JuliaRivka on Instagram. If you are enjoying these...
Published 09/30/20
Today's show is a fun, interactive episode that gives you a chance to play along with your voice and body! My guest today is Kelly Vogel. Kelly is the founder of Sound Passage, a practice that helps people embody the power of their own voice through gentle sound and movement. Most episodes don't come with a user manual, but this one does. I recommend you find a quiet place where you can practice Kelly's teachings as we go. Her exercises are simple and as you'll learn, they make a big...
Published 09/23/20