106: The Story Midwife by Lisa Evans
Today, we continue the conversation with one of Australia’s leading speaking professionals. Lisa Evans is a Business StoryTelling Consultant and CEO of Speaking Savvy and Soft Skills Academy.This wasn’t always her career however, as she was one of those women who found her dream-career very young as a nurse and midwife. From her home in London, she saw an ad in the paper for a quick 12-wk stint in Australia and somehow, someway, she is still here 20yrs later: married with children! But a devastating illness was not part of her dream path (or was it) which forced her to leave her life-long dream work. Lisa began to build herself into a whole new version of of who she’d once been – testament to that transformation: she is now a TedX speaker coach, author of 4 books, supremely trained in many genres of speaking and behavioural programming. These days, her focus is ultimately helping business leaders deliver captivating stories that are hard to forget.But in these latter years of her life, giving back is what pulls her forward: hosting a morning radio show in Perth and then there’s her sell-out storytelling charity event “Stories from the Heart” – featured as one of the top attractions at the Perth Fringe Festival Shall we step into this Lisa and start sharing??The Goods on Lisa:Lisa Evans is Perth’s leading Speaking and Business Storytelling Consultant and the CEO of Speaking Savvy and Soft Skills Academy. Lisa is the author of four books, a Certified Speaking and Storytelling Coach, a TEDx Speaker Coach, an accredited business coach - International Coaching Federation, Certified Genos Emotional Intelligence Practitioner, Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, Sketchnote Artist and Graphic Facilitator. She is one of fewer than 150 people in Australia to hold the designation of Certified Speaking Professional, and a Certified Virtual Presenter by E-Speakers USA.In her spare time, Lisa volunteers as an improvisation actor for Perth Playback Theatre, is a Board Director for Professional Speakers Australia and hosts a weekly morning radio show In Good Company on 89.7 FM. Lisa helps leaders to mine, refine and deliver captivating ‘sticky’ stories for their business and brand. Whether it is the boardroom, ballroom, platform or podium, she helps them craft compelling stories that are hard to forget.As a way of giving back to the community, Lisa hosts a storytelling charity event Stories From The Heart. For over four years the show has consistently sold out including performances at Perth Fringe Festival with a five-star rating. Before her transformation, Lisa worked for 20 years as a midwife. A devastating illness meant leaving her career and finding a new calling; to bring stories into the world. She is known by many as The Story Midwife. Contact Lisa: Facebook: @lisaevansperth Website: www.speakingsavvy.com.au LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/lisaevansspeaker Go to http://www.bit.ly/InTheGamePodcast to become part of this growing community of DREAMERS!