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50 minutes | Jun 8, 2022
LESSONS FROM CORPORATE with Casey and Julie: 3 huge opportunities to level up in your leadership communication
Julie Fogh and Casey Erin Clark, co-founders of Vital Voice Training, finish Season 3 of their podcast VOICE(is) with a live recap exploration of the three main challenges and opportunities they saw across industries, location, and demographics during a busy spring of corporate communication coaching. Expect actionable tips, perspective shifts, and core principles to step into more powerful, present, and effective communication at work and in your life! Watch the live video version. TOP TAKEAWAYS: 🌮 Everyone needs a nap after lunch: Investigate — and Design — Your Given Circumstances ⚡️Just “energy” doesn’t cut it: Get Specific 😜 It’s all weird right now: Embrace the Awkward / Love Your Toos Thank you to our Season 3 sponsor, Armoire! If you're ready to try a new look, Armoire's high-end clothing rental service (full of amazing women-owned brands) will hook you up! For 50% off your first month's rental + a free item, go to http://armoire.style/voiceis and use VOICEIS in the referral box! Vital Voice Training is a voice, public speaking, and communication coaching company on a mission to change the conversation about what leaders are “supposed” to sound like, help organizations revolutionize their communication culture, and help individuals communicate with savvy, charisma, confidence, and a deep connection to their core values. They work with top-tier executives and their teams, world-changing entrepreneurs, best-selling authors, legacy organizations, and high-growth startups, and their clients regularly bring their ground-breaking ideas and perspectives to stages all over the world. Co-founders Julie Fogh and Casey Erin Clark’s extensive backgrounds in speech coaching and professional acting give them a unique perspective on what makes people want to listen. For the client, the result is your voice: amplified (not just louder).
60 minutes | May 18, 2022
NICE with Fran Hauser: Building better relationships at work and niceness as a superpower
Julie and Casey chat with author, speaker, and angel investor Fran Hauser (author of Embrace the Work, Love Your Career and Audible's Best Business Book of 2018, The Myth of the Nice Girl) about building relationships, rejecting the idea that being nice makes you weak, how to stand up for yourself, the difference between "nice" and "people pleaser", and why founders need to take care of themselves. Thank you to our Season 3 sponsor, Armoire! If you're ready to try a new look, Armoire's high-end clothing rental service (full of amazing women-owned brands) will hook you up! For 50% off your first month's rental + a free item, go to http://armoire.style/voiceis and use VOICEIS in the referral box! TOP TAKEAWAYS: Being successful in business is all about relationships You don't have to choose between being nice and being strong. If you're a founder/entrepreneur, are you jumping ahead to business model, marketing, partnerships, etc. before making sure you have an awesome product that consumers are delighted by? You’re skipping the most important step. Taking a breath, taking the time and energy to care for yourself and others makes the WORK better. Compassion for ourselves and for other people makes us more productive, not less, and we need to bring more of it into our professional lives. You don’t need to be the smartest kid in fifth grade (i.e. have all the answers all by yourself). Build out your community and your network. Nice is a superpower - its "evil twin" is people-pleasing. Know the difference, and know when to stand up for yourself. Mini-Lesson: How to embrace your "toos". Articles referenced: On the culture of over-work, and how it holds both women and men back - https://hbr.org/2020/03/whats-really-holding-women-back Gender bias in performance reviews - https://hbr.org/2017/04/how-gender-bias-corrupts-performance-reviews-and-what-to-do-about-it Vague vs specific feedback - https://hbr.org/2016/04/research-vague-feedback-is-holding-women-back Fran Hauser is an author, keynote speaker and startup investor at the intersection of women’s empowerment, career fulfillment, and collective wellbeing. As a long-time media executive, Fran has always championed the power of content in shaping culture, educating the public, and driving awareness of important issues. She is the best-selling author of The Myth of the Nice Girl: Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate which has been translated into six languages and was named “Best Business Book of the Year, 2018” by Audible. Fran’s new book, Embrace the Work, Love Your Career, is quickly becoming the go-to for women seeking more joy and fulfillment in their career. Fran regularly speaks at conferences and organizations to help women build careers they love while staying true to themselves Fran has invested in over 30 female-founded companies across CPG, media & publishing, and wellness. She also serves as an LP in the Female Founders Fund. Her writing, speaking and investing is informed by 15 years spent in media, from startups where she played an integral role in the $525mm sale of Moviefone to AOL, to ultimately rising the ranks at Time Inc. to President of Digital where she led innovation, acquisitions and digital expansion for powerhouse media brands People, InStyle, Entertainment Weekly, Essence, and People en Espanol. Fran has been the recipient of the Fairy Godmother Award from Girl Be Heard, the W Award from the YWCA of the City of New York and has been included in lists from Business Insider's "30 Women In VC to Watch" to Refinery29’s “Six Most Powerful Women in New York City's Tech Scene”. She has been featured on TODAY, CNBC, Fortune, TIME, Fast Company, Forbes, Vogue.com, Ad Age, Oprah.com and more. In 2020 Fran channeled her lifelong love of books into an Instagram platform @FransBookshelf focused on the joy of reading -- both the escapism and the celebration of diverse ideas that can change the world. Fran serves on the board of directors of the Foundation for Bedford Central Schools and is an advisor to Helpusadopt.org and LiveGirl. Fran is a summa cum laude graduate of Pace University. She resides just outside of NYC with her husband and two sons.
57 minutes | Apr 27, 2022
LOSS with Rebecca Soffer: Finding humor, connecting with community, and moving through grief
Julie and Casey chat with Rebecca Soffer, journalist, author, and cofounder of Modern Loss, about the complicated journey and taboo subject of grief. Along the way, they get into how Rebecca found her “dead mom” community and what it taught her, dealing with ambiguous loss, what not to say to people who are hurting, our enormous world-wide moment of collective grief, and how to move THROUGH, not “move on”. Thank you to our Season 3 sponsor, Armoire! If you're ready to try a new look, Armoire's high-end clothing rental service (full of amazing women-owned brands) will hook you up! For 50% off your first month's rental + a free item, go to http://armoire.style/voiceis and use VOICEIS in the referral box! TOP TAKEAWAYS: Nothing is more isolating that feeling like you have to play “normal” and hide your grief because of the taboo around discussing loss. Because grief affects every corner of your life, it becomes the backdrop for so much of what’s going on. The first step to dealing with grief may be simply TALKING about it . . . but there’s no “zero vulnerability” way to do that. There is no “correct” thing to say to someone who is grieving, so you’re off the hook for the perfect response, if that’s keeping you from reaching out to someone. Particularly, the fear of “accidentally reminding someone” or bringing up their loss is misplaced . . . they know. They remember. That said, anything that smacks of a “fix it” mentality is probably not welcome. Just as there is no correct thing to say to a grieving person, there’s no “correct” way — or even time — to grieve. There is room for humor and lightness too. Mini-Lesson: Better things to do when a friend is hurting than “fix it”. Rebecca Soffer is cofounder of Modern Loss, a global movement offering creative, meaningful, and practical content and community addressing the long arc of grief. She is also coauthor of the book Modern Loss: Candid Conversation about Grief. Beginners Welcome. (Harper Wave, 2018) and an internationally recognized speaker on loss and resilience. She writes regularly across media, including the New York Times, Glamour, NBC, and CNN. Rebecca is a Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism alumna and a Peabody Award–winning former producer for The Colbert Report. Rebecca and her husband and sons split their time between New York City and The Berkshires. For more information visit ModernLoss.com. Twitter: @rebeccasoffer @modernloss Instagram: @rebeccasoffer @modernloss @runningpressbooks Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ModernLoss https://www.facebook.com/rebeccasoffer https://www.facebook.com/RunningPressBooks
65 minutes | Apr 20, 2022
ADHD with Frankie Berkoben: Misdiagnosis in women, potential as a dirty word, and finding your way
Julie and Casey sit down with ADHD coach Frankie Berkoben to talks about her journey from PHD drop out to ADHD coach. We talk about the flawed criteria for a diagnosis, shame, and options for creating your own team (and how to be on it yourself). Thank you to our Season 3 sponsor, Armoire! If you're ready to try a new look, Armoire's high-end clothing rental service (full of amazing women-owned brands) will hook you up! For 50% off your first month's rental + a free item, go to http://armoire.style/voiceis and use VOICEIS in the referral box! TOP TAKEAWAYS Women with ADHD are often misdiagnosed with anxiety, depression or borderline personality disorder. ADHD is often missed because it presents so differently in girls than in boys. Many ADHD people have long running shame stories about their inability to measure up to expectations: they tend to believe they are hopelessly broken, and a correct diagnoses as a result can be both freeing and grief inducing for all the lost time “Potential” can be a dirty word for ADHD folks; it’s about what you COULD be but never ARE. ADHD brains aren’t broken, they just need different things to function at their best. They have enormous memory, but relatively small processing capacity. That means they can connect dots like nobodys business, but can get overstimulated seeing EVERYTHING AT ONCE. Things like task switching and unacknowledged over stimulation can have a negative impact. Mini-Lesson: What ADHD has to do with your voice ADHD Resources: ADHD 2.0 by Dr. Edward Hallowell (a classic, well written, well researched intro to an ADHD brain) Jessica McCabe’s How to ADHD Youtube Our favorite podcast, 'Ologies does ADHD Frankie Mansfield Berkoben
57 minutes | Apr 13, 2022
SELF-COMPASSION with Dr. Maya Borgueta: Confronting your inner critic and creating better definitions of confidence
Julie and Casey head out to Oakland to sit down with Maya Borgueta, founder of Stella Nova Psychology — they dive into emotional labor, how diversity movements in the workplace might be set up to fail, imposter syndrome, self-care, Chopin, and why beating yourself up is NOT, in fact, the secret to productivity. Thank you to our Season 3 sponsor, Armoire! If you're ready to try a new look, Armoire's high-end clothing rental service (full of amazing women-owned brands) will hook you up! For 50% off your first month's rental + a free item, go to http://armoire.style/voiceis and use VOICEIS in the referral box! TOP TAKEAWAYS: Define your core values — both general and for communication — to give your life a north star. They should be a little aspirational, and you won’t nail it 100% of the time. Imposter syndrome is pervasive, and connected to some really unhelpful ideas about what “confidence” looks like. You don’t have to feel like a Boss Bitch 100% of the time — and if you do, maybe you aren’t being very self-reflective. Research says that people who are self-compassionate get more done and are more able to problem-solve than people who are self-critical . . . which might seem obvious, but is really hard in practice, especially for high achievers. Maya Borgueta, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, a passionate lifelong feminist, and the founder of Stella Nova Psychology, Inc., a therapy clinic for women and non-binary professionals in downtown San Francisco. Her professional mission is to help women to live their most powerful and fulfilled lives at work and at home. Her personal mission is to pet as many cats as humanly possible. You can find Maya's work online at www.stellanovawomen.com, or by following Stella Nova on Facebook or Instagram @stellanovawomen.
55 minutes | Mar 30, 2022
AMBITIOUS with Ann Shoket: Community, collaboration, and the future of power
Julie and Casey sit down with Ann Shoket, founder of New Power Media and owner of The Li.st, to talk about her journey from editor of Seventeen to author to community builder, why millennial women revolutionized the workplace and the world, redefining polish, and building communities that help women of all ages achieve and succeed. Thank you to our Season 3 sponsor, Armoire! If you're ready to try a new look, Armoire's high-end clothing rental service (full of amazing women-owned brands) will hook you up! For 50% off your first month's rental + a free item, go to http://armoire.style/voiceis and use VOICEIS in the referral box! TOP TAKEAWAYS: As the Editor of Seventeen Magazine in the early 2000’s, Ann witnessed a sea change in what young women wanted to talk about — suddenly instead of advice about summer dating, they wanted advice about summer internships. It’s no surprise, really. Teen girls are natural innovators, and millennial women changed everything about how we work. (Watch Ann’s TED talk here.) https://www.ted.com/talks/ann_shoket_why_we_should_all_be_more_millennial New power can’t just LOOK different (as in seeing more non-white, non-male people having it) . . . it must BE different. New power is diverse, transparent, inclusive, accountable, and collaborative. We all have a part to play in changing the “women just don’t support other women” narrative. Challenging our own beliefs about scarcity of opportunity and seeing other women as opportunities to learn and grow instead of a threat is a start. And, you have to show up for other people if you want them to show up for you. Mini-lesson: Taking your time space is a power move. Ann Shoket is a trailblazing senior media executive who has been a key architect in shaping the national conversation about ambition and success for women. She has brought two major young women’s media brands to number one across every category. And most recently, her media and events company, New Power Media, acquired TheLi.st, a pioneering digital community for high-impact women in media, technology and business. Shoket is the author of the widely-acclaimed book, The Big Life, which was hailed by The New York Times as “a guide for women in their 20s and 30s who are hungry for a job they love, a supportive network of friends, respect from their posses and partners who want all those things for them as badly as they do.” Shoket has been a consultant and a regular contributor for Good Morning America. She speaks for conferences and corporations including TEDx, SXSW, The Pennsylvania Women's Conference, Facebook, Microsoft, Avon and more. Forbes has named Shoket one of the “10 Most Powerful US Fashion Magazine Editors.” Folio: named her one of the “Top Women in Media”. www.annshoket.com Follow Ann on Instagram. Follow The List on Instagram.
49 minutes | Mar 23, 2022
DISABILITY with Emily Ladau: On being seen, advocacy, and navigating a world not designed for you
Julie and Casey sit down with disability advocate Emily Ladau to talk her new book, being a full human and not just a disability, and how we can be better supporters and allies. Along the way, they discuss high school theater nerdery and embracing your inner peacock. TOP TAKEAWAYS As we talk about disability, it’s important to acknowledge the WHOLE human, not just the parts that convenient for your narrative. There is a difference between being noticed and being seen — being noticed is about them, being seen is about you. Before deciding to help, figure out if your help is wanted or needed from the actual individual you wish to help. Making assumptions about what someone needs (even if well intended) dehumanizes more than it helps. Let people tell you what kind of ally they need, instead of assuming your help is needed and welcome. Mini-Lesson: Peacocking — taking the reins of your own visibility. Episode Transcript here. Thank you to our Season 3 sponsor, Armoire! If you're ready to try a new look, Armoire's high-end clothing rental service (full of amazing women-owned brands) will hook you up! For 50% off your first month's rental + a free item, go to http://armoire.style/voiceis and use VOICEIS in the referral box! Emily Ladau is a passionate disability rights activist, writer, storyteller, and digital communications consultant. She is the author of Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to be an Ally, published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House. Links for Emily: Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to be an Ally Website | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram
65 minutes | Mar 16, 2022
CREATIVITY with Natalie Nixon: Wonder + rigor, strategic woo, and leadership lessons from ballroom dance
Julie and Casey sit down with speaker, author, and creativity expert Natalie Nixon, founder of Figure 8 Thinking, to discuss how everyone can find more creativity, how the workplace should be redefining productivity, and lessons from a life lived all over the world. Along the way, we learn about intuition, the gifts of being “in the margins”, and why leaders should consider learning the tango. Thank you to our Season 3 sponsor, Armoire! If you're ready to try a new look, Armoire's high-end clothing rental service (full of amazing women-owned brands) will hook you up! For 50% off your first month's rental + a free item, go to http://armoire.style/voiceis and use VOICEIS in the referral box! TOP TAKEAWAYS: Noticing what she heard over and over again from the leaders and business folks she was talking to (“it’s like jazz” and “something told me to…” being two examples) and following her own curiosity led Natalie down her primary research paths: chaordic systems, intuitive leadership, and creativity. Natalie explains creativity as “wonder + rigor”. Wonder is the necessary time/energy for reflection, play, experimentation, rest, etc., and rigor is the necessary time/energy for grit, practice, discipline, and gaining expertise. What if we had new metrics for productivity? Natalie coined the term “invisible work” to put a label on the ideation, ruminating, reframing of problems, reflection, etc that goes into the VISIBLE results in the business world. This stuff is absolutely necessary but difficult to quantify — the old metrics of “widgets created/time on task” don’t work in our new era of work. Mini Lesson: The challenges—and gifts—of being a “clumsy student” Natalie Nixon, PhD is a creativity strategist, global keynote speaker and author. As president of Figure 8 Thinking, LLC she advises leaders on transformation—by applying wonder and rigor to amplify growth and business value. Natalie is one of Real Leaders' "Top 50 Keynote Speakers in the World for 2022" She is the author of the award-winning The Creativity Leap: Unleash Curiosity, Improvisation and Intuition at Work—an honoree in the creativity category of Fast Company's 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards. Her firm Figure 8 Thinking, was named among the top 20 women-led innovation firms by Core 77 in 2021. Natalie received her BA (honors) from Vassar College, and her PhD from the University of Westminster in London. Follow Natalie on social media: https://www.instagram.com/natwnixon/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalienixonphd/ https://twitter.com/natwnixon https://www.facebook.com/natwnixon Find out more about Figure 8 Thinking - https://www.figure8thinking.com/
51 minutes | Mar 9, 2022
ORIGINAL with Phnam Bagley: On designing the future of everything, being a CEO, and living in the 4th Dimension
Julie and Casey sit down with designer and CEO Phnam Bagley to talk effective hard work, defying people’s expectations and changing how we talk about possibility. TOP TAKEAWAYS Don't worry if your journey hasn't been linear. Our adventures and experiences in life influence who we will become as leaders. Designing the future is both a rigourous discipine and expression of wild imagination. We must have both. Don't confuse the bells and whistles with the person. Talent may or may not look like you think it should. Mini-Lesson: Setting the pace for yourself Thank you to our Season 3 sponsor, Armoire! If you're ready to try a new look, Armoire's high-end clothing rental service (full of amazing women-owned brands) will hook you up! For 50% off your first month's rental + a free item, go to http://armoire.style/voiceis and use VOICEIS in the referral box! Phnam Bagley is a partner and creative director at Nonfiction, a San Francisco-based design firm that turns science fiction into reality for a better future. She is a French industrial designer, aerospace architect and futurist. Her designs span many industries, including Wearables, Audio-Visual, Neurotech/Biotech, Healthcare, Education, Transportation, Robotics, Luxury and Aerospace. She specializes in turning groundbreaking technologies into attainable, intuitive, and beautiful products that help humans become the best versions of themselves. She speaks internationally on the subject of “Design for a Better Future”, covering stories of sustainability, social impact, and the future of humans as an interplanetary species. With her co-founder, she hosts Future Future, a video series that demystifies design and the future of everything. Links: Website: www.nonfiction.design Instagram: @nonfiction.design Twitter: @phnambagley LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/phnambagley/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/NonfictionDesign/videos
58 minutes | Mar 2, 2022
COMEDY with Lynn Harris: Reassembling reality, finding your funny, and comedy as power
Julie and Casey sit down with Lynn Harris (founder of Gold Comedy, cohost of A Bintel Brief, and prolific writer) about how comedy can change the world. Along the way, they discuss why (and HOW) we should get rid of the term “women’s comedy”, and we discover our own personal connection to Lynn’s creation, “Breakup Girl”. Thank you to our Season 3 sponsor, Armoire! If you're ready to try a new look, Armoire's high-end clothing rental service (full of amazing women-owned brands) will hook you up! For 50% off your first month's rental + a free item, go to http://armoire.style/voiceis and use VOICEIS in the referral box! TOP TAKEAWAYS: Comedy is power: when you make people laugh you make people listen. One significant theory/framework for comedy is “disturbing a norm” . . . so doesn’t it make sense for people OUTSIDE of “the mythic norm” to be naturals at doing this? “Comedy isn’t rearranging the stars, it’s just seeing your own pattern.” When it comes to comedy as a coping mechanism, comedy doesn’t change what happened (or is happening) to you, but it can allow us to see the stars in a new way — our OWN way. But it’s not just the processing . . . the sharing is powerful too. Mini Lesson: In comedy, in speaking, and in life, you gotta put a stake in the ground. Here's how. About Lynn Harris: I’m an award-winning journalist-comedian-creative strategist-multihyphenate driven by the power of comedy to change culture. I am founder and CEO of GOLD Comedy, the comedy academy, creative network, and content platform for women/non-binary folks who want to be their funniest selves. I’m also co-host, with Ginna Green, of A Bintel Brief: The Podcast, which brings the Forward’s iconic advice column into the audio age. With supergenius Chris Kalb, I co-created (in 1997!) one of the earliest internet success stories: Breakup Girl, the only superhero who can both bend steel bars and mend broken hearts. I’m an award-winning journalist, author and novelist, communications executive, and comedy producer / performer / instructor. Plus a co-founder of the comedy/event series Persisticon, which raises money to elect women. I am also a former Tonya Harding lookalike, which is a long story.
56 minutes | Feb 23, 2022
UNMUTE with Xina Eiland and Emily Rasowsky: Stories from the frontlines of hosting conversations about race
Julie and Casey sit down with expert facilitators Xina Eiland and Emily Radowsky (cofounders of UNMUTE) to talk about what it really takes to change hearts and minds through difficult conversations about race. TOP TAKEAWAYS: These conversations need guidance: a facilitator that can understand both the social and neurological aspects of the triggers that can be ignited. People need to be able to sit in their "stuff" before they can engage in meaningful conversation. Facilitation can help provide these moments to look inward, and also guide us as we come back. For white women who want to be an ally: Be prepared to confront your own discomfort, and offer understanding before asking for it. Mini-Lesson: Putting the meaning in the middle. Thank you to our Season 3 sponsor, Armoire! If you're ready to try a new look, Armoire's high-end clothing rental service (full of amazing women-owned brands) will hook you up! For 50% off your first month's rental + a free item, go to http://armoire.style/voiceis and use VOICEIS in the referral box! Xina Eiland, Co-Founder, UNMUTE In addition to her leadership with UNMUTE, Xina is the President and CEO of X+PR and a visionary leader and recognized authority in multicultural communications and digital media. Xina brings a wealth of experience to clients, helping them effectively connect with diverse and hard to reach populations. Her dedication and tenacity, complemented by energy and drive, have earned her a well-deserved reputation as an innovator who gets the best results. Xina is also the co-host of Get Found Get Funded, a podcast about creating visibility, paths for growth and opportunity for entrepreneurs. Emily Rasowsky, Co-Founder, UNMUTE Emily is a somatic release expert, entrepreneur, and marketing leader. She combines mindfulness and business expertise to help heart-centered leaders to build heart-led companies and teams. As an executive breathwork and somatic coach, she helps C-suite leaders and entrepreneurs leverage alternative therapies to manage triggers and develop emotional intelligence. With her background in marketing, she has worked with Fortune 50 brands, government organizations, nonprofits, and agencies to launch national campaigns and initiatives.
59 minutes | Feb 16, 2022
BELONG with Stephanie Nadi Olson: Strategic rebellion, chameleon skills, and redefining inclusion
Julie and Casey sit down with Stephanie Nadi Olson, founder of We Are Rosie, to learn how her personal journey led her to create a company that’s revolutionizing the way the marketing industry finds and utilizes talented people (and grew exponentially in just 4 years!). Along the way, we talk communication lessons from our families, how the marketing industry should be leading the way on innovation and social change, and the first question companies really need to ask their constituents to create an environment where people can truly belong. Thank you to our Season 3 sponsor, Armoire! If you're ready to try a new look, Armoire's high-end clothing rental service (full of amazing women-owned brands) will hook you up! For 50% off your first month's rental + a free item, go to http://armoire.style/voiceis and use VOICEIS in the referral box! TOP TAKEAWAYS: We’re in the middle of enormous shifts in both how we work and the balance of power between employer and employed. They’re long overdue! They’re also going to take consistent work, because pushback from the powers that be is inevitable. “Strategic rebels” make the difference. There are far better ways to evaluate talent than old markers of “pedigree” — not only are they more inclusive (and more FUN!), but they have been wildly successful for the Rosies so far. What communication skills and strengths has your past given you? We hear beautiful stories about Stephanie’s vibrant family and the turning point moment in her childhood that made her the communicator she is today. Mini-lesson: How to find your inner communication Strategic Rebel. (And check out our Communication Core Values workbook!) Stephanie Nadi Olson is an advertising executive who founded We Are Rosie in 2018 based on a genuine understanding of what it feels like to “not belong.” Her life experience as the daughter of a refugee has driven her affinity and advocacy for marginalized groups. We Are Rosie is a manifestation of her soul’s calling to create a better way to do business by focusing on the people doing the work. Over the course of her career in advertising, Stephanie has worked closely with big brands and major tech companies and has developed a unique 360-degree view of industry practices and the need for transformation. Using this experience, she has created a human-centered approach to marketing that celebrates diversity and facilitates happiness, while ensuring that We Are Rosie maintains integrity and authenticity every step of the way. Last year, Stephanie was named one of the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ and joined the Class of 2021. In addition, Stephanie was named AdAge Visionary of the Year 2020, was recognized by Adweek in the 2020 Creative 100, was named World Changing Woman 2020 by Conscious Company, and was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 by the Stevie Awards. Follow Stephanie on Twitter and LinkedIn.
63 minutes | Feb 9, 2022
FABULOUS with Bree Nachelle: Finding your people, nerd families, and getting blocked on Twitter
Julie and Casey sit down with multipotentialite Bree Nachelle to talk all about social media, podcasting, curating your feed, taking care of yourself and even cosplay. Thank you to our Season 3 sponsor, Armoire! If you're ready to try a new look, Armoire's high-end clothing rental service (full of amazing women-owned brands) will hook you up! For 50% off your first month's rental + a free item, go to http://armoire.style/voiceis and use VOICEIS in the referral box! TOP TAKEAWAYS People want to be seen, heard, and most importantly belong. Finding the right communities to join can give you a place for all of that. Your Feed is Your Fault: You can and should unfollow, block and delete liberally. Curate your content to delight your spirit. When it comes to podcasting, Just Do It! There are resources available to help you out, but it doesnt have to be perfect to get it out there. Lesson: Self Talk and the Self Critic Brée Nachelle is a DC-based, creative strategist passionate about podcasting and helping others understand the joy of social audio. She is the host of the Fabulous Fuckery podcast and assists entrepreneurs in using their message to expand their community through guesting on podcasts. As a speaker, Brée has shared her podcasting and social media knowledge with the attendees of Podthon, ShePodcasts, Podcast Movement, Blerdcon, AfroPunk, and more. Find Brée 3-D printing cosplay goodies, ranting on Twitter, or wrapped up in a fuzzy blanket reading a movie script. https://instagram.com/baronessbree https://twitter.com/baronessbree http://www.baronessbree.com/
57 minutes | Feb 2, 2022
POWER with Casey and Julie: Old models, rule-breakers, and taking space
In this special series, Julie and Casey sit down together to look at the elements of executive presence: Polish, Poise and Power . . . what they are, what they represent, and where they go wrong. They also look at new tools and alternate pathways as we work toward a more inclusive definition of leadership. EPISODE 3: POWER Julie and Casey sit down in their first live recording to talk about all things power, what we can control vs. what we can't, and ways to find your own kind of power that doesn't require anyone's permission. Power is not only demonstrated through external presentation, of course . . . but the way we’re judged for whether or not we have it is often via cultural or surface-level standards. Power is measured by: Your effect on others: Do people listen to you and take you seriously? Are people willing to be led by you? If they are unwilling, can you convince them, accomplish your goals, or manifest your will anyway? How do you handle obstacles? When you encounter them, can you overcome them, destroy them, or ignore them . . . or are you weak? Confidence — do you have it? Do other people think you have it? Charisma — are people drawn to you? Translation: Power is about pretending that “real leaders” don’t get scared or feel unsure of themselves or their ideas. It’s knowing how to gain buy-in and/or control over others by any (socially acceptable) means necessary, whether that’s positive (charm, charisma, confidence) or negative (force, dominance). Top Takeaways: Power is about whose voices get heard and whose perspective matters Clinging to politeness or manners to avoid the friction of your edges has limits for how far it can take you We don't have control of other's perceptions of us, but we do have some agency in setting up our own conditions for success. Spend your time there to find the power that doesn't require anyone else's buy in. Thank you to our Season 3 sponsor, Armoire! If you're ready to try a new look, Armoire's high-end clothing rental service (full of amazing women-owned brands) will hook you up! For 50% off your first month's rental + a free item, go to http://armoire.style/voiceis and use VOICEIS in the referral box!
66 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
POISE with Julie and Casey: "Calm, cool, and collected” and the Olivia Pope-ness of it all
In this special series, Julie and Casey sit down together to look at the elements of executive presence: Polish, Poise and Power . . . what they are, what they represent, and where they go wrong. They also look at new tools and alternate pathways as we work toward a more inclusive definition of leadership. Watch the episode on youtube. Episode 2: POISE If polish is about how you look and how you act, poise is about how you REACT. How do “leaders” respond to stimulus? According to an article in Forbes: “A person with good executive presence never lets people see her sweat. She’s not harried running from meeting to meeting, she’s not flustered when she speaks, and she seems like the person who, even in the wake of a crisis in the middle of the night, could still show up looking put together. . . . Be calm, collected, and the person with all the answers, and you’ll be seen as a leader.” Showing what we expect you to show: warmth, gravitas, decisiveness Not showing what we expect you to hide: control over “negative” emotions, control over your response to conflict, control over fear or discomfort. Control over uncertainty: Always know the answer, and if you don’t, be able to meaningfully fake it. Translation: Poise is about self-control: pretending human beings don’t ever feel negative emotions and are not meaningfully affected by other people, challenges, and circumstances. It’s also about being a human version of Janet from The Good Place, with the correct answer to any and every question anyone may have for you. Poise can become a nearly impossible standard to meet — mainly because human beings simply don’t and can’t have all the answers all the time, and because there is no such thing as “neutral”. Human beings are not neutral in how we ourselves respond to stimulus, and we are not neutral in how we are perceived by others. Demanding perfect calm in the face of all conflict sets people up for failure, emotional shutdown, and burnout. Join us as we dissect, laugh, call bullshit and brainstorm some practical strategies and solutions to what for many is a landmine of impossible expectations. Thank you to our Season 3 sponsor, Armoire! If you're ready to try a new look, Armoire's high-end clothing rental service (full of amazing women-owned brands) will hook you up! For 50% off your first month's rental + a free item, go to http://armoire.style/voiceis and use VOICEIS in the referral box!
58 minutes | Jan 12, 2022
POLISH with Julie and Casey: Unruly bodies, "good speech", and confusing costume with competence
In this special three-part series, Julie and Casey sit down together to look at the elements of executive presence: Polish, Poise and Power . . . what they are, what they represent, and where they go wrong. They also look at new tools and alternate pathways as we work toward a more inclusive definition of leadership. Watch the video version here. Episode 1: Polish Calling someone “polished” seems to be shorthand for: Looking the way we expect you to look — looking expensive, “understated”, “neat”, fitting into whatever spoken or unspoken standards this industry has for clothing and appearance Speaking the way we expect you to speak — eliminating accents, regionalisms, speech we consider too “youthful”, slang, and dialects like African American Vernacular English; eliminating “problem words” like just, like, sorry; eliminating verbal fillers; using “good speech” Acting the way we expect you to act — knowing your cultural etiquette, manners, and hierarchy. Being rehearsed . . . but not in any visible way - effortlessness is key Translation: Polish is about looking (and sounding) financially well-off, about pretending human beings never sweat or get dirty or disheveled, and about pretending that we come from the same culture (or at least can learn to seamlessly fit into the dominant culture). The problem is that this extremely narrow definition often only leaves room for those who learn to dress, speak, and act like those who are ALREADY leaders: i.e. white, wealthy, cisgender, straight, conventionally attractive, able-bodied men (and ocasionally women). This has enormous consequences for anyone who falls outside any of those categories. If you are seen as lacking traditional polish, you may not advance. Join us as we dissect, laugh, call bullshit, and brainstorm some practical strategies and solutions to what for many is a minefield of double binds. Thank you to our Season 3 sponsor, Armoire! If you're ready to try a new look, Armoire's high-end clothing rental service (full of amazing women-owned brands) will hook you up! For 50% off your first month's rental + a free item, go to http://armoire.style/voiceis and use VOICEIS in the referral box!
103 minutes | Jan 5, 2022
EXECUTIVE PRESENCE: A VOICE(is) Conversation on the Future of Leadership with Vital Voice Training
Casey Erin Clark and Julie Fogh, founders of Vital Voice Training and co-hosts of the VOICE(is) podcast, host a panel discussion on executive presence. In it, they explore the nebulous definition of executive presence and how our idea of what leaders should look and sound like has marginalized so many. Along the way, expect corporate horror stories, tales of triumph, and big laughs . . . along with truth bombs and mic drop moments that blow the idea that leaders need to look and sound one particular way out of the water. PANEL GUESTS: Phnam Bagley is building the future . . . literally. She is a speaker, educator, and founder of the firm Nonfiction Design, taking on everything from headphones to furniture to space architecture to turn science fiction into reality. http://nonfiction.design Kelly Hoey is the author of BUILD YOUR DREAM NETWORK, speaker, community builder, and world-renowned expert in networking. She also has an extensive corporate background in both law and finance. http://jkellyhoey.co Christina Blacken is revolutionizing the modern workplace with her company New Quo, introducing how narrative intelligence can be used to tackle inequities and make work work better for everyone. http://thenewquo.com Patty Alvarenga is on the ground every day running conversations on equity and inclusion that are shaping the future of work with The Collective. http://hello-collective.com Watch the video version here. Phnam Bagley is a French Industrial Designer and Space Architect with 15 years experience designing hardware in Audio, Wearables, Biotech & Healthcare, Luxury Goods, Transportation, Sports and Aerospace. She has designed and led teams at varied design consultancies including IDEO, Lunar, Matter and Lifestyledesign. Phnam's work spans 4 continents, and companies ranging from Fortune 500's to startups. Clients include Intel, Comcast, Facebook, Atari, Halo Neuroscience and more. She speaks internationally on the subject of “Design for a Better Future”, covering stories of groundbreaking technologies, responsibility, design thinking and education. Phnam is the CEO and Design Director at Eternal Luxe, a brand of luxury goods made in USA. She also teaches industrial design at California College of the Arts and mentors at Founder Institute. Networking expert Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships In A Hyper-Connected World (Penguin Random House). She’s working on her second book which focuses on the unique networks women need for career success. A frequent speaker and source for networking insights, Kelly has been lauded from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“1 of the 25 Smartest Women On Twitter”) to Business Insider (“1 of the 100 Most Influential Tech Women On Twitter”) and Inc. (1 of “10 Most Well-Connected People in New York City's Startup Scene”). Empowering A Billion Women By 2020 included her on their list of the “100 Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide”. Not bad for a former corporate lawyer. Connect with Kelly via www.jkellyhoey.co. Christina Blacken: I’m a public speaker, performer, and founder of The New Quo. The New Quo is a leadership development and inclusion consultancy helping leaders create inclusive cultural and organizational change through their narrative intelligence. I have helped 1500 leaders at Fortune 500 companies and VC backed startups leverage the psychological power of story to transform behavior, build inclusive culture, and communicate new ideas with deeper connection and influence to achieve status-quo breaking goals through training, courses, consulting, and coaching. In my early career, I worked for 10 years across four industries, using stories to drive change including inspiring 300k teens to take action on social causes, and closing 6.5M in sales with the teams and household brands she's worked with. The New Quo has been featured in Elle.com, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Huffington Post, Forbes, Business Insider, and Thrive.com among other outlets. I graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelors Degree in Policy Analysis and Management. As an Utah native & NYC resident for 10 years, I know far more uses for jello than she’d like to admit. Patty Alvarenga (she/her) is a diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant and Sr. Strategist at Collective. She has deep experience in building DEI programs from the ground up across the tech industry, ranging from large corporations to high-growth startups. She now works with clients across many different industries, helping them distill complex DEI concepts into impactful and executable strategies that advocate for meaningful change. Her lived experiences as a Latina woman and an El Salvadoran immigrant fuel her commitment to create equitable organizations where everyone can be their full authentic selves and thrive. Patty holds a B.S in Marketing from the University of Florida. In her free time, she loves to explore national parks with her backpack and tent, ride her bike, and eat pupusas from her favorite LA restaurant.
48 minutes | Dec 22, 2021
MORE with Casey Erin Clark: Lessons from musical theater, the graveyard of f*cks, and communicating in Technicolor
Julie chats with Casey Erin Clark (her co-founder) about her winding path from “small town girl trying to make it in Broadway” perfectionist to multi-hyphenate rebel. Along the way, they cover the profound joy of using your voice, embracing your edges, seeing possibility all around you, and finding your “I want” song. Thank you to our Season 3 sponsor, Armoire! If you're ready to try a new look, Armoire's high-end clothing rental service (full of amazing women-owned brands) will hook you up! For 50% off your first month's rental + a free item, go to http://armoire.style/voiceis and use VOICEIS in the referral box! TOP TAKEAWAYS Casey was born a classic people-pleasing perfectionist. It took her years, a few serious bumps in the road, and one devastating election to finally clarify what was really important. (Hint: the answer was not “what other people think.”) Articulating what you want is powerful. An “I want” song in musical theater tells us about the character’s desires and ambitions and needs…and spending your life and career exploring this kind of material is awfully helpful when you need to express your own wants. (Try finding your own “I want” song!) Every human being contains infinite possibility and potential—seeing more in ourselves and each other requires self-exploration, curiosity, a supportive community, and a willingness to see what’s beyond the surface. Casey Erin Clark is a voice, public speaking, and communication coach, performer, author, entrepreneur, podcast host, and leader in both the entertainment and business worlds. She is a fierce advocate for gender justice and spends her days speaking, teaching, and writing about the power of women’s voices, while seizing fulfilling opportunities to perform on screen and stage. In 2014, Casey and Julie Fogh co-founded Vital Voice Training, a voice and speech coaching company on a mission to change the conversation about what leaders are “supposed” to sound like and empower everyone to own the power of their full vocal instrument and presence. Casey hails from the cornfields of southern Illinois (where she grew up singing with her family Von Trapp-style) and has a BFA in musical theater from Illinois Wesleyan University. She also coaches musical theater pros of all ages, is a member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA, performed on the 2021 Tony Awards and at the 2013 Oscars with the Les Miserables movie cast, and sings with the Grammy-nominated and Tony-honored Broadway Inspirational Voices choir. Recommending books and breakfast restaurants is her love language. Will perform the Lafayette speed rap from Hamilton on demand.
40 minutes | Dec 15, 2021
TRANSFORMATION with Julie Fogh: The gifts of introversion, ADHD, world travel, and TNT-ing your life
Casey chats with Julie Fogh (her Vital Voice Training co-founder) about lessons learned from studying acting all over the world, the gifts of introversion, and being a grown-ass woman. Along the way, they cover the superpowers of neurodivergence, and why sometimes, you just know you need to shake up the Etch-A-Sketch of your life. TOP TAKEAWAYS Growing up in the Pacific Northwest gave Julie her particular brand of slow-burn humor, her deep appreciation for the negative space of conversation, and a community-building style that takes awhile, but truly lasts. Learning how her ADHD brain worked has led Julie to embrace the traits that used to be frustrating, and unlock her own unique superpowers of observation and idea-connecting. Thinking about making (or going through) a big life change? It’s ok to be “in the goo” for awhile — that’s when your life is becoming a work of art. Thank you to our Season 3 sponsor, Armoire! If you're ready to try a new look, Armoire's high-end clothing rental service (full of amazing women-owned brands) will hook you up! For 50% off your first month's rental + a free item, go to http://armoire.style/vois and use VOICEIS in the referral box! Julie Fogh is a voice coach and interpersonal communications specialist who works with actors and business leaders helping them navigate their individual tensions and blocks, revealing the personal power and unique and captivating humanity that exists in all of us. Through Vital Voice Training, Julie and her co-founder Casey Erin Clark blend the toolbox of the professional actor with their powerful frameworks for embracing one's authentic speaking voice to businesses, schools, and organizations all over the country. Julie was raised in Seattle and earned her BA in Theatre and Women Studies from University of Washington. She earned an MFA in acting from Northern Illinois University, a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum that engaged with the physical body, the emotional life, imagination, use of language, character construction, non-verbal communication and the truth of the moment. She has studied with the Moscow Art Theatre and University of Copenhagen and has studied Meisner Technique with Kathryn Gately, Michael Chekhov Technique with Deborah Robertson, and Movement and Period Style with Lloyd Williamson. She loves YA novels and her cranky rescue cat, Ashland.
61 minutes | Dec 8, 2021
INFLUENCE with Lindsay Scola: Pop culture, how storytelling drives social change, and owning your “intimidating”
Julie and Casey chat with Lindsay Scola about her unique career path from TV-jingle-singing, CSPAN-watching child to impact strategist / political operative / entertainment production / entrepreneur. We cover the intersection of pop culture and culture change, how storytellers move the needle, and how activists of a certain age REALLY need to learn to take care of themselves. Along the way, we get stories about 1st grader-driven revolutions and finding your community by dropping your filter. TOP TAKEAWAYS TV shows are a unique vehicle for cultural change — something that really hit home for Lindsay while working on the Obama campaign in 2007 and encountering college students who couldn’t believe candidates weren’t behind gay marriage, because they’d grown up watching Will & Grace. You never know what kind of work is out there that will combine your interests and curiosities and passions — especially if you’ve internalized a narrower career narrative. What happens if you step out of that box? How do we teach activists (especially elder Millennials and older) that their needs and health are just as important as their cause (hear some STORIES about Lindsay’s time in the political arena…)? Mini-lesson: Being called “intimidating”. ________ Thank you to our Season 3 sponsor, Armoire! If you're ready to try a new look, Armoire's high-end clothing rental service (full of amazing women-owned brands) will hook you up! For 50% off your first month's rental + a free item, go to http://armoire.style/vois and use VOICEIS in the referral box! _______ Lindsay Scola is an impact strategist, public speaker, entrepreneur, and the founder and CEO of AUDEAMUS. With over 20 years working in political operations, advocacy campaigns, and entertainment production, Lindsay brings a depth of knowledge and experience to the social impact sector. Lindsay is an expert on the nexus of entertainment and advocacy. She is passionate about inspiring businesses of all sizes to engage in conversations and concrete actions on conservation, civic responsibility, and social justice, especially with non-traditional audiences. After staging her first walkout over unfair lunchroom treatment in first grade, Lindsay knew she was meant for a life in activism. When she took on her high school for teaching "abstinence-only until marriage" sex education, she became the youngest board member in NARAL Pro-Choice Washington's history. Upon graduating from college, Lindsay worked for U.S. Congressman Adam Smith in Washington, DC, but quickly became disenchanted with how broken the nation’s Capitol really was. So, in early 2007, she quit her job, bought a car, and moved to Iowa to work for then-Senator Barack Obama. Following President Obama’s historic win in 2008, Lindsay joined the administration working for Energy Secretary Steven Chu. She later ran the scheduling and advance office for UN Ambassador Susan Rice, oversaw Michelle Obama’s advance operation during the 2012 re-elect campaign, was part of President Obama's advance team, and executive produced the 2013 Inaugural Parade. Since then, Lindsay has nested her work at the intersection of advocacy and entertainment, working with organizations like The Television Academy (Emmys) and has spoken on the topic at the ATX Television Festival, SXSW, The Riveter, and more. Named a 2015 “40 Under 40” recipient for City and State New York, Lindsay couples creativity and actionable organizing with political savvy to shift the social needle, Lindsay continues to advise entertainment entities on their social impact causes as well as working with political campaigns and nonprofits to authentically engage with artists and influencers. She currently resides in Los Angeles. https://www.lindsayscola.com https://audeamus.net
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