Podcast Ep. 2: Life Advice from The Detourist with Amy Oestreicher

amy-oestreicher-speaker-claimthestage-podcast-speakersisterhoodEpisode 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.