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The art of public speaking with authentic and meaningful storytelling can change and even save a life. Learn how to get up on a big stage and share your important message through the lens of award winning director, Tricia Brouk.

She shares her personal experience of being on big stages all over the world and interviews people who talk for a living and gets them to reveal their secrets on how to become a successful public speaker and have lasting legacy.

Tricia has put thousands of speakers onto countless big stages. Guests of The Big Talk have included Stedman Graham, John Lee Dumas, Hap Klopp, Darieth Chisolm and Farnoosh Torabi among others.

May 16, 2023

This week, I’m so excited to be in conversation with the inspiring Vasavi Kumar.


Vasavi holds dual master’s degrees in Special Education from Hofstra University and Social Work from Columbia University. She’s the Former Co-Host of Studio 512, a lifestyle and entertainment morning show in Austin, TX. She was featured in The Wall Street Journal, FOX, VH1, and was a regular on NBC’s Kansas City Live as the “Keepin’ It Real Guru.”


Vasavi pushed past the barriers of her youth and built her six-figure business as a Coach and Licensed Therapist. Her mission is to share everything—the good, bad, and ugly—in order to teach a more mindful, practical, and simple way of running every aspect of your life. 


Through her Say It Out Loud podcast, workshops, keynote talks, group programs, social media, and weekly email newsletters, Vasavi has taught thousands of entrepreneurs, creatives, and artists from all walks of life how to move through any situation—by saying it out loud. 


In this episode, we’ll explore:

  • What a childhood trip to India with her parents taught her about suffering at a very young age

  • Normalizing conversations around mental health and how she approached her bipolar disorder with curiosity and compassion

  • The way she connects the dots between mental health, entrepreneurship, and creativity

  • Her new book, Say It Out Loud, and how it can help you learn to love yourself

  • Her current favorites: Book: Conversations with God, Speaker: Lisa Nichols, and Podcast: The Brave Table with Dr. Neeta Bhushan


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