Episode 1: About your story, with Christina Blacken

It couldn’t be more perfect that the first guest on the How To Speak Your Truth podcast is my coach and dear friend, Christina Blacken. Christina is a professional badass and storyteller… through her storytelling platform and consultancy, The New Quo, she works with individuals and organizations to help them share their stories with more confidence and clarity. This episode is REAL - Christina shares stories about how she stood up to a terrible idea at her workplace (oof, it was bad!), how she maintained her integrity in the face of a degrading experience with her favorite high school teacher, and how she’s found power by sharing her “trampoline story”: a story that sounds fun, but is actually about experiencing discrimination growing up in Utah. Plus we talk about the difference between your story and society’s stories and how to differentiate them. Your story matters, and Christina Blacken is here to get you laughing and gasping while she tells you why, when, and how to share it.


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Show notes:

The female entrepreneurial community where I met Christina is called Dreamers//Doers.

You can reach Christina and learn more about her work on the website of her storytelling platform and consultancy, The New Quo. In particular, you can read her trampoline story here, and hear her preach about money here.

Listen to Christina's podcast, Sway Them In Color, here on Spotify.


For more info about the podcast and how to join the Speak Your Truth Membership Community, visit www.howtospeakyourtruth.com.

As a member of the Speak Your Truth Membership Community, you get:

  • Enrollment in the How To Speak Your Truth online course,
  • Live online group sessions with Elissa twice a month where you can ask your questions and be inspired by others’ stories.
  • Exclusive behind the scenes footage of the podcast each week,
  • Astrological insight on the new and full moons,
  • And access to the membership forum where you can share your experiences and interact.

Learn more and sign up at www.howtospeakyourtruth.com.

You can find more info about Voice Body Connection and take the “What’s holding my voice back?” quiz at www.voicebodyconnection.com.

Production Credits:

Our Assistant Producer is Suzie Masser

Our Editor is Eilise Bonebright

Our Graphic Designer is Laura Sills

Our Photography is by Sophie Mathewson

Our Audio Consultant is Martin Carrillo of heardrum.org

And our theme song is “Waters of Body” by Strange Weather

Please note that Amazon links in the show notes are connected to the Voice Body Connection Associates account. All other partner links are acknowledged. Thank you for supporting the podcast!


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