What happens when you choose to step out of what you think others expect of you and begin to live within your own expectations? One result is certain—your identity begins to change.
Yasmina Hedhli shifted her journey and identity and now helps others uncover their hopes, beliefs, and dreams. Yasmina found an unexpected Big Talk at through Big Talk Academy’s community and process.
A starting point does not need to define you. None of us choose where we are born, but we can choose how we grow and form our own place, space, and community. The greater the final point is from our starting point the greater our growth and transformation.
Inspiring stories, lessons, and truths come from people who make long growth journeys.
Beatrice is a special traveler who has journeyed far from her starting point.
We can choose how we move forward in life or remain among currents of other people’s expectations. Stepping out of the current and making our own path disrupts and brings growth. Our personal growth and movement can help people still caught in the currents of life.
Wouldn’t be great if we learned that lesson early in life?
Lynelle Suan took a big step out of ‘normal’ as a teenager and is charting an amazing course for her life and inspiring others to do the same. Moving from a place of searching and confusion, Lynelle shares a message of hope and growth with a growing global audience.
Struggle, difficulty, and pain in our lives can transform us into a powerful contributors. All of us have challenging experiences and lessons we have learned—but only if we tell our story.
People who share powerful stories of change help others make their own changes.
Rupa Kapoor took up the challenge to share her powerful change issued by clients and is expanding her business, her voice, and herself to meet the needs of women. Rupa is furthering and deepening her impact as a member of the Big Talk Academy.
Intimacy does not happen by accident. Investments are made by all parties when relationships are formed between individuals and communities. All speakers, no matter the size of the audience, hold the responsibility of encouraging healthy connection.
Carol and Jim are a married couple writing their own Big Talks at The Big Talk Academy. Encouraging each other’s growth in the Process, Jim and Carol are exploring new truths and growing their Talk.
Growing and listening to our inner voice, our intuition, will change our lives. Our intuition is our own deep desire and guide for leaving a singular impression on the world. Actively using our intuition naturally moves us to mental, physical, and emotional healing.
Releasing intuitive power occurs when our physical voice shares lessons and wisdom from our inner voice. Gayle Damiano delved deep into her inner voice resulting in more clarity and taking more action on things she knew to be true. She is magnifying her voice and helping others do the same with skills honed at the Big Talk Academy.
Everyone has a voice to use and a story to share. We are naturally ready to connect with others. Each conversation we enter can grow our skill of expressing ourselves and helping the world to become a better place.
So how do you build up your voice with greater power and effect change in the world?
One aspect of Bryn Dresher’s growing voice is getting others to use their voices for peace and justice. Change begins when we start to share what we believe and how we feel. Bryn is a skilled conversation guide helping people honestly navigate ideas and feelings towards truth and peace.
Putting yourself forward and sharing deeply from within can be a hard, daunting, and simply scary. None of us like to be rejected. However, for those speakers, community members, and friends who take the plunge into revealing themselves, the entire world benefits and grows with them.
Wouldn’t be great if there was a process, a proven path, for sharing who you are through your unique point of view that minimized the risk of feeling rejected?
Our guest today is Cheryl Liew. As a student of The Big Talk Academy, she has learned to strengthen her unique point of view. Cheryl shares with Tricia how writing, focusing on story, and getting deeply involved in community are growing her personal and professional life.
Storytelling and community are powerful forces of change for audiences and the speaker. Stories invite people to know you as a speaker and form a loose-knit community around your story, you, and your topic.
Speakers can also be transformed when creating story and participating in community.
Our guest is Shauna Alauddin, a Big Talk Academy student who is using her new writing habits to make a difference. She reveals how trusting the process of creating story and building community impacts her speaking, daily task list, and more.
Whether you are speaking on stage or simply living your everyday life, you will face limiting beliefs. Today’s guest shares his experience of facing fear while preparing for Speakers Who Dare, and also how his family is moving forward with courage during this challenging time.
In today’s challenging environment, it’s more important than ever to find your community. Today’s guest shares how the Speakers Who Dare community helped her take bigger risks, and why we must dig deeper and find new ways to connect.
The year 2020 will go down in history as a time of massive change. Years from now, will you look back on it as a time that you pivoted and adapted … or a time when you said no to the incredible opportunities? Today’s guest shares her story of saying YES to the opportunities she’s been given to grow as an artist and speaker. You’ll learn how you can be more open to the possibilities and speak from a place of love.
What does it mean to be “normal”? This may seem like a simple question, but today’s guest helps us see that there’s more to the question than meets the eye. In fact, she reveals that there is no such thing as “normal” … and that’s a good thing.
This year’s Speakers Who Dare presenters were forced to make a quick pivot from a live, on-state event to a livestream event because of COVID-19. Today’s guest shares how the Speakers Who Dare community empowered her during this challenging time, and how you can also become a speaker who dares.
When you face a personal crisis--or even a global one--how do you respond? Do you shrink back or take advantage of the situation to bring positive change to the world? Today’s guest will inspire you to not only work through the current crisis, but find the beauty in it and leverage it for good.
Are you tempted to hide behind data, statistics, or information as a speaker? Today’s guest is a scientist who shares her powerful story of learning to tell a more personal story. She will inspire you to be more authentic and open as you share your message.
What does it mean to be a “daring” speaker? Are you comfortable with accepting criticism or challenging people’s viewpoints? Can you move ahead in spite of fear? Today’s guest will help you wrestle with these questions and inspire you to be more fearless in sharing your message.
When you need to make a quick pivot, how do you manage that process internally? Today’s guest shares her fascinating journey of making a quick pivot when the Speakers Who Dare event became a livestream. You’ll learn strategies for developing a better mindset and attitude to deal with change effectively.
Are you a speaker who just wants to share your message? If so, today’s guest says you need to re-think your approach. You’ll learn that your message is not only about you … it’s also about inspiring others, sharing their stories, and using your platform to bring good into the world.
There are many obstacles to speaking effectively: anxiety, isolation, and fear, just to name a few. But when we are part of a tribe or community, we can handle these obstacles and become far better than we can be on our own. Today’s guest shares her fascinating story of finding her tribe and learning to be more resilient and confident. You’ll also be inspired to dive deeper into community and become a speaker who dares.
The world has changed quickly and changed radically. We no longer live in a world where we can just fend for ourselves. Today’s guest reminds us why community and relationships are so vital to give us a sense of belonging, resilience, and purpose.
Speakers Who Dare make a difference from the stage. But can you also make a difference by something as simple as cleaning your home? Today’s guest shares how you can have a ripple effect on the world by something as simple as cleaning your home.
Speakers Who Dare is not only an event that impacts the listeners. It also powerfully impacts the speakers. Today’s guest shares how being a part of Speakers Who Dare helped him speak his truth, show up in the world differently and learn to take a stand.
It is my mission to elevate the voices of people with important stories and messages they need to share in the world. When we do this, we can change and even save lives.
In the wake of recent events, I felt it was time to have a discussion, let voices be heard, and find a way to encourage and facilitate love and compassion … while inspiring the change we need so desperately. We hope you enjoy this conversation with our amazing guests.
Have you lost the ability to dream, especially in today’s challenging environment? If so, today’s guest will help you not only to dream again … but dream on your own terms so can live and serve to your fullest potential.