Welcome to the first episode of The Inside Story! Thank you so much for tuning in. I’m April Pertuis, and for most of my adult life, I’ve been captivated by the power of stories to connect people. My intention for this podcast is to simply bring insightful, inspiring stories that shine a light back on YOU, and spark something that prompts you to examine your own story and see how valuable it really is—especially when you decide to share it.
I’ll take you behind the curtain to reveal the success stories of entrepreneurs, thought leaders, change makers and others who’ve walked through fire and come out the other side. How did they get there? What were the hurdles? What are their biggest “aha” moments? Plus, we’ll look at the power of story (because your own journey has power to propel you forward in life too), and I’ll be sharing my own stories along the way.
In today’s episode, I talk about how this podcast came to be, as...
I first met Louisa Garrett through a mutual friend on the internet. I was taken immediately by her enthusiasm, bright smile and laugh, and intense determination to "Make Kind Loud"
Louisa is the epitome of a LIGHTbeamer because she uses her social media channels relentlessly to share her message of Kindness.
She shows up LIVE every single day spreading a message of compassion and empathy toward others. You can't help but fall in love with Louisa within 2 seconds of meeting her.
She's infectious.... and a powerful LIGHTbeamer leading the way to make this world a better place.
I'm honored to feature her for this month's LIGHTbeamers Spotlight!
APRIL: You are the powerful creator behind The Kindness Summit and Make Kind Loud... tell me how that began.
LOUISA: I started my "Kindness journey" nearly a decade ago. But before that, I was super sarcastic. I lived and...
BRAND NEW FEATURE SEGMENT
I'm thrilled to bring you a brand new feature to LIGHTbeamers -- a monthly community spotlight highlighting the story and journey of one of our resident LIGHTbeamers.
INTRODUCING Susan Tomlinson
Susan first stepped into the spotlight at LIGHTbeamers during one of our annual storytelling challenges in the Fall of 2019. Immediately following the challenge, Susan joined our VIP membership, the Visibility Accelerator.
What I noticed about Susan right away was her tenacity and consistency.
She was eager to learn, and willing to share her story! Every single month since she joined, Susan has showed up for every group strategy call and she's participated in all of our quarterly challenges and ongoing story prompts. I'm so impressed by her willingness to try things new and take action!
I love an action taker -- and Susan is an action taker!
When I first had the idea to start these monthly Spotlight features, Susan immediately came to mind...
Let talk about VIDEO.....
In case you've been living under a rock -- Video is here to stay.
It's the most powerful tool for communication we have -- and far too many people are underutilizing it.... or not using it at all!
Let me drill it back to the basics for you today in this special training.
Would you like to build a more engaged Audience?
Is Your audience currently talking to you?
Do you feel like your spinning your wheels creating valuable content and rich offers and NOBODY IS TUNING IN????
You might be missing one of the biggest basics of them all -- and it's all in how you are speaking to your audience.
Tune in today for this Back to Basics Training and let me show you how to make ONE SIMPLE SHIFT that can open the floodgates to engagement.
This is a foundational principle I've implemented in my business since DAY ONE, and it has served me so well -- I can literally pinpoint IT as a key factor to the amazing business growth I've had over the years.
Let's discuss this ONE THING in today's Back to Basics training.
It's so simple, you'll probably roll your eyes. But if your honest, your probably not implementing it enough.
I love finding other people who get storytelling in the same language as me and the things I teach here at Lightbeamers.
Meet Jen Liddy -- a business coach and strategist who helps others get visible with their message!!
This was a power-convo full of top strategies you can use in your visibility plan right now!
This space has always been -- and will always continue to be about helping other women find their voice and use it.
This was one of the more important interviews I've done in a long time with community members Louisa Garrett , creator of the social campaign to #makekindloud and Susan McCuistion, who is a diversity and inclusion expert and Creator of Compassionate Diversity.
This is more than learning to share your story so you can grow your business, or build your social media platforms.
This is about using your voice to create CHANGE in the world!!!!!!!!!!
This is being a LIGHTbeamer.
We've got a crap ton of work to do, friends..... There has never been a more important time to find your voice, and start using it.
Are you in for the LONG GAME? Do you know what the long game is and whether or not you are playing it?
Meet Sandra Sciano, entrepreneur and newly minted podcast host, as she explains what is the long game and how it can serve you well through troubling times.
Come join this conversation and ask yourself if you are also playing THE LONG GAME?!?!?
So excited about this interview and her brand new podcast, The Long Game Podcast. Make sure to check it out!
Did someone say PIVOT?? For the last 2 months, we've done a lot of pivoting, or at least attempting to Pivot. Some of us have done this well, while others are feeling left behind.
Today's guest has made it her business to Pivot, and she's sitting in the hot seat today to share her story and help others figure out their next move!