Episode 2 features my interview with Amy Oestreicher. Amy is a professional speaker, PTSD peer-to-peer specialist, artist, author, writer for The Huffington Post, speaker for TEDx and RAINN, health advocate, survivor, award-winning actress, and playwright. Amy eagerly shares the lessons learned from trauma through her writing, mixed media art, performance and inspirational speaking.
A few things we discuss:
- Amy’s story of recovery after discovering she would need to live without her stomach at the age of 18
- The subject of telling your story. What if you’re not ready? How do you know your story is worth telling?
- How your values help you determine what to talk about on stage and how you can inspire others through your values
- Why you shouldn’t roll your eyes at the thought of a “Gratitude List”
- The unconventional way Amy books speaking gigs
- Amy’s #1 piece of advice for new speakers
- Why you shouldn’t have a five year plan
The sound box I made for my mic:
Angela Lussier is the founder of the Speaker Sisterhood and also an award-winning speaker, three-time author, and two-time TEDx presenter. She is the host of Claim the Stage, a public speaking podcast for courageous women. Her motto: Stop waiting. Start creating.