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. 167 Speaking of Perfectionism (2/24/2021) - Hi friends, Angela here. On today’s episode, Joli and I explore a popular subject: Perfectionism. We address it from our two areas of expertise: relationships and speaking. How does perfectionism get in the way of having stronger, more fulfilling relationships? When going after your dream of stepping into the spotlight, how does perfectionism creep in…
  • Podcast Ep. 166 Humanizing the Race Conversation with Bianca Laureano, PhD (2/17/2021) - Race, sexuality, gender, disability….these are subjects that may make you nervous. How do you talk about them? What if you say the wrong thing? What if you offend someone? You may find yourself saying nothing at all in an effort to save yourself from the embarrassment of doing it incorrectly. On today’s episode, our guest…
  • Podcast Ep. 165 Finding Pleasure Everywhere with Cindy Lee Alves (2/10/2021) - Today’s guest is Cindy Lee Alves (they/she), an award-winning sexologist and founder and head educator of Ascension Institute, a place to learn about pleasure, sexual shame, and sexological professional development. We discuss how to bring pleasure into your work, conversations and presentations, relationships, and life. Cindy Lee walks her talk and it shows in today’s…
  • Podcast Ep. 164 The Pleasure Episode, Part 2 (2/3/2021) - From Angela: If you haven’t listened to last week’s episode yet, that’s a great place to start. On today’s show, Joli and I continue exploring the topic of pleasure and Joli’s Pleasure Experiment. We each tried a few of the experiments and talked about what we learned. If you’re looking for simple and interesting new…
  • Podcast Ep. 163 The Pleasure Episode, Part 1 (1/27/2021) - From Angela: When Joli and I first met to brainstorm topics for upcoming episodes, the subject of pleasure was at the top of her list. Being a sex educator, this topic comes up a lot for her. But the approach she wanted to take for our show was not one from the standpoint of sex,…
  • Podcast Ep. 162 Breaking Open and Speaking Up with Elizabeth Lesser (1/20/2021) - From Angela: When you’re going through something difficult, do you ever think about how that situation is changing you for the better? What about the lessons and learnings that come from things being hard? On today’s episode, I interview Elizabeth Lesser, author of Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow, a book I…
  • Podcast Ep. 161 What does femininity have to do with it? With Serina Payan Hazelwood (1/13/2021) - Hot topic alert!! For our first regular episode as a duo, Joli and I decided to tackle a subject that has made us both scratch our head for years. We start off the episode sharing our experiences with what femininity has meant to us, how it shows up for us today, and the role it…
  • Podcast Ep. 160 Introducing My New Co-Host and Our Vision (1/6/2021) - Welcome to our first episode of 2021 and my first episode with a co-host! I’m excited to introduce Dr. Joli Hamilton to the show. You’ve heard her on past episodes like episode 150: How to Speak Up in Romantic Relationships, a bonus episode from February of 2020 called How to Gain Confidence to Speak Up,…
  • Podcast Ep. 159 Beginnings and Endings (12/23/2020) -   Greetings from the Glitter Closet! Today’s episode is sort of a continuation of the branding series because I talk about the branding process I’ve been going through the last few months and what it means for Speaker Sisterhood.   I share: My “why” New offerings for 2021 Endings that I’ve had this year What…
  • Podcast Ep. 158 A Life Suspended with Nicole Hendrick Donovan (12/16/2020) - Today’s episode is a chance to go inside the writer’s process and also learn more about the experience of publishing a book about a personal experience. As many speakers are looking to share their personal stories and may want to publish them as well, I hope today’s episode inspires you to start writing. My guest…

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