AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Stephanie Talia - Love the Skin You’re In EP: 060

podcast Nov 10, 2021

I find it fascinating when I meet women who have turned their weaknesses into strengths, because their transformational stories are ones that inspire, encourage, and impact others in a big way.

Skincare and wellness advocate Stephanie Talia joined the LIGHTbeamers Community to learn storytelling and use it to reach and help more people. And two years later, I’m proud to introduce Stephanie as one of the women who answered my call to step into their brave and share their stories through a collaborative book project.

Today’s episode is the first in a series of interviews with the women of the LIGHTbeamers Author Program -- 15 individuals ready to share their stories to let other women know that they are not alone on their journey.

Join me and Stephanie as we talk (and laugh -- a lot!) about:

  • Why she never shared her story before, and why she’s doing it now
  • Her reason for starting Stephanie’s Mindful Solutions and why being “mindful” is such a big...
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Strategic Storytelling EP: 059

podcast Nov 03, 2021

Storytelling has always been an important part of our whole human experience. It’s how we connect with people, build relationships, and make sense of what is happening to us and around us.

But it’s not always easy to tell our story. And we don’t always know how to tell our story in a way that will get our audience to listen and understand what we want to share.

So how do we do it? What kind of storytelling should we be doing for us to engage our audience?

Tune in to today’s episode as I share with you:

  •    What strategic storytelling is
  •    2 tips for telling a strategic story
  •    A simple 3-part exercise that will help you craft your strategic story

Learning how to structure your story and share it in a way that can capture your audience are key pieces in strategic storytelling. I invite you to start practicing this today because it's going to take a lot of work and dedication. But I tell you, the reward will be great...

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Writers Write, Speakers Speak EP: 058

podcast Oct 27, 2021

Have you ever wanted to become a speaker? A writer? Where are you on your journey to becoming the speaker or writer you’ve always wanted to be? Have you even taken the first step to fulfilling your dream?

On today’s episode of The Inside Story Podcast, I’m sharing with you my thoughts and my own inside stories on what it really takes to become a writer and speaker.

Join me as I talk about:

  •    What’s stopping most women from pursuing their dreams of being a speaker or writer
  •    How perfectionism can take away from the whole experience
  •    My favorite books from Anne Lamott and Julia Cameron that have helped me on my writing journey and hone my creativity
  •    What you have to do to start working your way towards your dream (it’s pretty simple, but not very easy!!)

Sharing your story through the written or spoken word is an important part of building and strengthening your community. Whether you want to be a writer...

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Storytelling Beats Algorithms with George Bryant EP: 057

podcast Oct 20, 2021

Our guest today on the podcast is one of those people I easily gravitated towards because I knew there were so many stories behind this incredible force of nature and his journey.

George Bryant is a digital marketing guru, and one who places relationships above all else. In fact, his trademarked slogan is RELATIONSHIPS BEAT ALGORITHMS and in his program, you’ll find him teaching the power of relationship-building in marketing, but how he got to this point in his career and how he came about teaching what he does is part of what he’s sharing with us today.

I invite you to join me and George as we uncover:

  •         The 3 big parts of George’s story and how he evolved to who he is today
  •         How undergoing EMDR therapy to cure his PTSD helped him in telling his story
  •         His leadership style and how it has changed over the years
  •         George’s best advice for using...
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The Vulnerability Hangover EP: 056

podcast Oct 13, 2021

“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.”

If you know of Brené Brown, then you know that her TEDx talk The Power of Vulnerability pushed her into the limelight, because she spoke of what it takes to connect deeply with the people around you and to bring out the best in you: being vulnerable.

But what does vulnerability really mean? What happens when you allow yourself to become vulnerable? How does it relate to sharing your story, and what does it feel like after you’ve given people a glimpse of who you really are?

In today’s episode of The Inside Story podcast, I talk about:

  •    Vulnerability and how it plays a big part in sharing your story with the right intention
  •    The Flashlight exercise I teach my clients to help them dig out and share their stories with more meaning
  •    What happens after you’ve shared your...
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Rebelling Against the Expected with Jetty Nieuwenhuis EP: 055

podcast Oct 06, 2021

What does it mean to go against what’s expected of you? Is it rebelling just to oppose, or is it rebelling to find the real you, your passion in life, and the purpose you were meant to serve? 

Jetty Nieuwenhuis is The Rebel Influencer, an advocate for living with integrity to who you really are, embracing your uniqueness, and owning your story on your way to becoming the person you were always meant to be.

Join me and Jetty today as we talk about:

  • What it feels like to not fit in and what it may take to discover who you really are
  • How telling your story can bring about healing not just for you but also for those who hear your words
  • Jetty’s core message of Freedom and truly living free
  • Not letting your age dictate what you can or cannot do!!
  • What’s coming up for Jetty in the near future
  • Her message about elevating your voice and finding power in being true to the real you

Jetty’s story is a testament to the fact that becoming true to yourself and what...

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Intuitive Leadership with Heather Alice Shea EP: 054

podcast Sep 29, 2021

There’s so much talk about intuition and how it’s invaluable in helping people make the best decisions for themselves. But how and where do we begin using intuition? What does it even look or feel like?

Heather Alice Shea is an Intuitive Life Trainer and Business Development Mentor, and the founder of and CEO of Atmana Academy, the world’s first research supported Intuitive Life Coach Certification and Business Development Company that formally integrates intuition into the coaching process.

Today, she’s on the podcast to talk about becoming an intuitive, and how being one can help us live lives that are aligned to who we are really called to be.

This conversation with Heather is so fun and enlightening, and I’d love for you to join us as we talk about:

  • Her backstory and how trauma, pain, and 2 transformative events figured in her finding her life’s purpose
  • How she wanted to be that person who tells others: “You are not alone!”
  • Why...
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1-Year Anniversary of Podcast EP: 053

podcast Sep 22, 2021

It’s officially the one year anniversary of The Inside Story Podcast!!

Today, I am taking the time to thank all of you who have joined me on this journey, and I know we’ll be together for many more episodes to come!

I’m looking back at why I started this a year ago, what the ride has been like, and why I’ll continue doing this for as long as I can.

Join me as I share with you some insights and lessons I learned from doing this podcast for the past 12 months:

  • What it’s like to come up with an episode, including planning, editing, and everything in between!
  • What it means to be intentional and consistent in doing this week after week
  • Why I say that it’s lonely work, and what helps me realize the importance of what I do (and this is where YOU come in!)
  • Why solo episodes are still difficult to do, even after a year in
  • How this podcast is a continuous reminder of why storytelling is important, and that everyone’s story matters

I’m so...

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Publishing & Writing with Lanette Pottle EP: 052

podcast Sep 15, 2021

When you meet and collaborate with someone who identifies herself as the Positivity Lady both in her personal life and in business, you know it’s going to be a great partnership! 

Lanette Pottle is a Life and Business Strategist whose vision of empowering women and giving them a way to have their voices heard is so aligned with mine that I couldn’t help but reach out to her … she is such a LIGHTbeamer!

And sitting down with Lanette and really getting to know her inside stories made me appreciate her and her journey even more.

I invite you to join me and Lanette today as we talk about:

  •    How she got around to having her first book published
  •    The meaning and message of her books Small Steps Big Impact and Small Steps Big Shifts
  •    Giving a TEDx Talk in the middle of this pandemic
  •    The low moment she went through and how her own book helped her
  •    The thing on her vision board that she actually...
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Accelerator Spotlight: Nicole Herman

spotlight feature Sep 15, 2021

When was the last time you looked long and hard at yourself in the mirror and met the woman staring back at you with love and compassion? 

The stories we tell ourselves, inside our head and in our self-talk, are the most important stories we will ever tell. 

This is why I love the work of Nicole Herman, and her particular journey from self-loathing to self-discovery, and finally to full self-acceptance. 

Nicole is a beautiful member of our Community, and an avid student of storytelling! You'll see by her spotlight feature below how doing the inner work has led to her biggest transformation, which has transformed the outer view! 

I'm thrilled to feature Nicole this month as our Accelerator Spotlight, and it's our hope you'll be able to see a piece of yourself in her story! 


APRIL: Let's start with a little introduction. Tell everyone a bit more about you & share a piece of your journey.

NICOLE: In 2012 I found it necessary to walk away from toxic...

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