Welcome to the home of the Claim the Stage podcast! This podcast is dedicated to women everywhere who want to get on stage and be heard! I interview professional speakers, authors, speaker bureaus, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, interesting people, and creatives who all have something to say on the topic of finding and using your voice so you can CLAIM THE STAGE!

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Claim the Stage Podcast Episodes

  • Podcast Ep. 125 Jess Pettitt: Guest Mentor Summer Series Part 5 (8/21/2019) - Raw. Real. Hilarious. “On brand.” These are the words I’d use to describe today’s guest and final installment of the Guest Mentors Summer Series. Jessica Pettitt, M.Ed., pulls together her stand up comedy years with 15+ years of diversity trainings in a wide range of organizations to serve groups to move from abstract fears to actionable habits…
  • Podcast Ep. 124 Lisa Braithwaite: Guest Mentor Summer Series Part 4 (8/7/2019) - “Everything that goes wrong on stage is a teachable moment.” -Lisa Braithwaite On today’s installment of the Guest Mentors Summer Series, you’ll hear from Lisa Braithwaite. Lisa is a speaking coach, trainer, and author of “Presenting for Humans: Insights for Speakers on Ditching Perfection and Creating Connection.” She mentors entrepreneurs and professionals to create memorable and…
  • Podcast Ep. 123 Susan Lindner: Guest Mentor Summer Series Part 3 (7/24/2019) - Susan is the only person I’ve met who, like me, gave 500+ free talks before realizing this could be a potential revenue stream and career path. We’re soul sister speakers with a lot of good karma. 🙂 On today’s installment of the Guest Mentor Summer Series, I interview Susan Lindner. Susan is a Cultural Anthropologist,…
  • Podcast Ep. 122 Amber Hurdle: Guest Mentor Summer Series Part 2 (7/10/2019) - Do you consider yourself to be a bombshell? In episode two of the Guest Mentors Summer Series, Amber Hurdle will redefine what a “bombshell” is and why you want to be one.  Amber Hurdle, author and speaker, creates content-rich experiences to sharpen personal, employer and business brands. A former teen mom turned powerhouse business woman,…
  • Podcast Ep. 121 Lois Creamer: Guest Mentor Summer Series Part 1 (6/26/2019) - Lois Creamer says the goal of a professional speaker is to be memorable, create takeaways that are doable, and to be creative in the approach. So…how do you do this? In part one of the Guest Mentor Summer Series, we explore all this and more! Lois Creamer is a recognized industry expert working with speakers…
  • Podcast Ep. 120 Three Years of Podcasting …and I Have Nothing to Say (6/12/2019) - Today’s episode is a big departure from the typical format of this show. I decided to hit record and just start talking. You’ll find out why as I get into it. I talk about what’s been going on the last six months, how to deal with change, what it means when things are hard, a…
  • Podcast Ep. 119 I’m Scared and Doing It Anyway with Lauree Ostrofsky (5/22/2019) - I’m sure you can think of a time when fear stopped you. Maybe it was when you were thinking about asking for a raise, finding out if that attractive person liked you, writing that book, or taking that vacation to a far away land. Do you ever wish you could go back and do things…
  • Podcast Ep. 118 Managing Stress and Self-Care Leading Up to a Speech with Crystal Farley (5/8/2019) - Anxiety be gone! Have you ever signed up to give a presentation, and in the days or weeks leading up to it, regretted ever putting yourself in that situation? If so, you’re not alone! Many speakers experience intense feelings of anxiety, fear, worry, and stress for varying amounts of time before they take the stage.…
  • Podcast Ep. 117: Turn Your Speaking Topic Into a Scalable Business with Jill Salzman (4/24/2019) - On today’s episode, I interview Jill Salzman, founder of The Founding Moms, where she helps mom entrepreneurs build better businesses. She’s a two-time author, co-host of Inc. Magazine’s top-rated entertaining business podcast, Breaking Down Your Business, TED speaker, and serial entrepreneur. We discuss how to take a topic you speak and write about and turn it…
  • Podcast Ep. 116: How to Turn Your Life Experiences Into a Speaking Business with Josh Shipp (4/10/2019) - How do you turn your life experiences into a speech and then a passion-fueled business? In today’s episode, I interview Josh Shipp, an author, speaker, and global youth empowerment expert renowned for the documentary TV series on A&E. He has written two national bestsellers to date, “The Grown-Up’s Guide to Teenage Humans” and “The Teen’s…

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