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Episode 70: About being a true influencer, with Bret Shuford

podcast Apr 15, 2021

Bret Shuford grew up as a gay kid in southeast Texas who knew he wanted to be on Broadway. Suffice it to say, he didn’t have a lot of local examples of adults living the lifestyle he imagined for himself.

But now today as a successful Broadway actor and one half of the popular Instagram account Broadway Husbands, Bret is the example he always wished he’d had. And a huge part of his work is also as the Broadway Life Coach, teaching fellow creatives how to market themselves...

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Episode 69: About worthiness (and being a plaintiff in the USC case), with Elissa

podcast Apr 08, 2021

When I was 18 years old I was a freshman at the University of Southern California and I went to get my very first STD test. The doctor I saw was George Tyndall, and I had an interaction with him that I never forgot.

In 2018, news broke that Dr. Tyndall was accused of a decades-long string of misconduct. I tentatively entered the legal case against him, unsure if my story was worthy of being included. The lawyers assured me they wanted every story and every voice.

The case has now reached a...

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Episode 68: About spring equinox 2021, with Virginia Rosenberg

podcast Mar 19, 2021

The spring equinox has arrived once again, and our resident astrologer Virginia Rosenberg is back to help us interpret this moment in time. If you feel like you’ve been underwater or like you’re coming out of a long hibernation, these feelings make sense according to the cosmos. But now energy is picking up. So Virginia encourages us to ask ourselves: Where is my pulse quickening? Where do I feel excitement?

2021 is also going to be a year of major transition. As the year unfolds...

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Episode 67: About rebirth, with Elissa

podcast Mar 11, 2021

Spring is springing, and a feeling of rebirth is in the air. And yet at the same time, we’re at the one-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic. So as we pick back up with the Find Your Voice, Speak Your Truth podcast, I want to discuss the portal we’ve been moving through for the past year and consider what it’s going to feel like to emerge into a new world.

It’s uncomfortable to be in the waiting process before we know what that new world is really going to look like....

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Episode 66: About winter solstice 2020, with Virginia Rosenberg

podcast Dec 17, 2020

There’s a change of age happening, y’all. The current movements of celestial bodies in the sky are of epic proportions. As in, never-before-seen-and-will-never-be-seen-again-in-our-lifetimes proportions. And after the 2020 we’ve had, I think you get that this is all a very big deal.

So, in this last episode of the season, our resident astrologer Virginia Rosenberg is back to help us make sense of it all. Join us to put a cap on this wild year and vision how we’ll...

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Episode 65: About expansion, with Elissa

podcast Dec 10, 2020

In this last solo episode of 2020, grab a piece of paper and a pen because it’s time to reflect...

In what ways have you expanded in 2020? What did you think your life was going to look like at the end of this year? What does it look like in reality?

Expansion means growing beyond the limits of what we can currently imagine. And in 2020 we’ve learned more than ever what it means to expand.

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Episode 64: About effective communication, with Keven Brahim Kaddi

podcast Dec 04, 2020

There are tons of effective communication models out there. Keven Brahim Kaddi has studied and facilitates many of them.

As a longtime friend and collaborator of mine (we produced a new musical together in Los Angeles in 2010), I was thrilled when Keven reached out after reading my Conversation Culture article. He affirmed how much the model I created converges with other models.

In this episode, Keven will talk us through some of the shared wisdom of effective communication, and how we can...

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Episode 63: About conversation in America, with Jim St. Germain

podcast Nov 19, 2020

I met Jim St. Germain on a bus in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Immediately I realized I had a lot to learn from his inspiring story and his knowledge of American history. And this episode is a history lesson, indeed. I relish the way Jim challenges me and calls my thinking to task in this conversation.

So often we choose to talk to people with whom we can simply go back and forth in a “bubble of agreement.” This episode is not that. It’s a real conversation about the real America. We...

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Episode 62: About Conversation Culture, with Elissa

podcast Nov 05, 2020

It’s 2020 and we are polarized. If it wasn’t already obvious, this election has made it completely evident that we are split in two in the so-called United States of America. “Cancel Culture” is a prime example of our polarization, and it’s reinforcing our divisions. What can we replace it with? I suggest: Conversation Culture.

In this solo episode I’ll share the four steps that I believe can help us come back together in conversation: 1) Start with your...

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Episode 61: About finding liberation through our voice, with Thea May

podcast Oct 29, 2020

This past summer I was supposed to have been in Sydney, Australia at the Voice and Speech Trainers Association conference, presenting a workshop called “Coaching the Voice of Our Times” with my colleague Thea May. Suffice it to say, that didn’t happen. Good news though: Thea and I have put the content in today’s podcast episode!

This conversation blew my mind and I think it will blow yours too. Thea and I agree: in our modern era, the pathway to liberation is through...

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