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Learn how to get up on a big stage and talk about something important, through the lens of award winning director, and the executive producer of TEDxLincolnSquare, Tricia Brouk.

Tricia interviews people who talk for a living and gets them to reveal their secrets on how to become a successful public speaker.

Past guests have included Lolly Daskal, Dorie Clark, Bob Burg, Mark Sanborn, Petra Kolber, Jason Van Orden and Scott McKain.

Dec 21, 2021

This week, we’re talking about leaving it all behind, getting out of your own way, and finding the courage to step into your voice.


For this episode, I am joined by the incredible John Strelecky. 


John is a bestselling author, inspirational speaker, and adventure seeker. Following a life changing event when he was 33 years old, John was inspired to sit down and tell the story of The Cafe on the Edge of the World, his first book. Within a year of its release, word of mouth support from readers had spread the book across the globe — inspiring people on every continent. 


He has been honored alongside Oprah Winfrey, Tony Robbins, and Deepak Chopra as one of the 100 most inspirational thought leaders in the field of leadership and personal development. All of this continues to humble and amaze him. 


As you’ll hear John share in our conversation, he has learned to turn the question of “Who am I to do this?” into “Who am I NOT to do this?”

When he isn't writing or speaking, John spends extensive time backpacking around the world. 

In this episode, we’ll explore:

  • The challenging and adventurous path that led John to where he is now
  • Finding his voice personally and finding his voice as an author & storyteller
  • The courage to share your story and being available for its message to flow through you
  • Defining true success for you and coming up with your “Big Five for Life”
  • John’s current favorites — Book: Illusions, Speakers: James Veitch & Morgan Freeman, and Podcast: Smartless

More from John


His books, The Cafe on the Edge of the World and The Big Five for Life







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