34 episodes

What is confidence? How do we develop it? How do we regain it after a setback or traumatic events?

Host Amanda Hennessey interviews guests from a variety of backgrounds and digs deep into this juicy topic of empowerment.

Amanda is a Coach and Founder of Boston Public Speaking, San Diego Public Speaking, and author of the book “Your Guide to Public Speaking”.

Building Confidence Amanda Hennessey

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What is confidence? How do we develop it? How do we regain it after a setback or traumatic events?

Host Amanda Hennessey interviews guests from a variety of backgrounds and digs deep into this juicy topic of empowerment.

Amanda is a Coach and Founder of Boston Public Speaking, San Diego Public Speaking, and author of the book “Your Guide to Public Speaking”.

    Episode 34: You Can Heal Yourself

    Episode 34: You Can Heal Yourself

    This week, Amanda speaks with Lisa Tahir, licensed social worker, healer, author, and podcaster. Lisa's new book, The Chiron Effect: Healing Our Core Wounds through Astrology, Empathy and Self-Forgiveness, approaches healing through the unique lens of Chiron, a complex and little understood astrological symbol. Her book is the first-ever written by a therapist to empower individuals and practitioners to identify twelve main areas of core wounding, which directly relate to the placement of Chiron in their birth chart. 
    Lisa talks about the significance of Chiron in one's healing journey, and how it can help us increase our awareness of repeating painful and unconscious behaviors. Through her methodology, we can understand our core wounds from a new perspective and break free from those painful cycles. 
    Lisa also brings up the importance of being kind to yourself, and calming that critical voice that tries to squander any attempt to heal core wounds. Self-compassion and forgiveness play a key role in her approach to healing, and can make all the difference in how we treat ourselves and how we treat others. 
    To purchase Lisa's book, schedule a session with her, or learn more about how Chiron relates to your life, visit nolatherapy.com. She's worked with people all over the world through video chat for over ten years, so she knows how to make the absolute most out of virtual therapy. And, for a generous discount on your first session, be sure to mention that you heard about her work on this podcast! 
    A few more fun things to know about Lisa: 
    Lisa hosts the popular weekly podcast, “All Things Therapy” found on LA Talk Radio, iTunes, Google Play, iHeartRADIO, Stitcher, YouTube, and other places where podcasts are found. She is a member of the United States Press Agency with credential #US8-DEP36535.
    Lisa was voted “Top Woman in Business” by New Orleans City Business. She has been published as “Top Person to Watch” by New Orleans Magazine.
    Lisa was also published in New Orleans City Business “Paths To Excellence” for the US Patent she holds for her invention of “The CHAIR-iot,” a modified workbench for people with disabilities to blow and cast glass safely from their wheelchairs at glass studios worldwide. Lisa is a member of Toastmasters International in Los Angeles, and has received numerous “Best Speaker” awards.
    Interested in connecting or finding out more about coaching or workshops? Let's work together and get you to the next level!
    @AmandaGHennessey
    BostonPublicSpeaking.com
    SanDiegoPublicSpeaking.com
     
    Looking for a handy guide to help you with your confidence and communication? Here you go!
    Your Guide to Public Speaking: Build Your Confidence: Find Your Voice, Inspire Your Audience (by your host, Amanda Hennessey)

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 33: Conflict Reveals What You Care About the Most

    Episode 33: Conflict Reveals What You Care About the Most

    This week, Amanda interviews Malika Williams, Founder and CEO of The Center for Women's Voice. Malika helps professional women communicate without apologizing or overanalyzing, and helps them speak with authority and be heard in male-dominated industries through practical tools and emotional support. 
     
    When she began her career as a professional actress, Malika had no idea she would start her own company one day. During her years working in the entertainment industry, she held day jobs at companies that advocated for women. One of her jobs was with a theater company that sent her to naval bases all over the world (including Guantanamo Bay), to present to soldiers and marines about systemic sexual violence in the military. When her boss at the company told her to rely on her male co-facilitator if she had trouble communicating to her predominantly male audience, Malika knew something wasn't right. She understood that her boss had good intentions, but she felt driven and inspired to create a culture in which women felt they could truly be heard in male-dominated rooms. She now uses her acting skills and experience to help women see what's possible, and effectively communicate to any audience. 
     
    Malika talks about how her father taught her to go after what she wants and not be afraid of healthy competition. She also discusses what confidence is, her views on conflict, how she works as a coach and also about her rewarding experience of being an entrepreneur.
     
    To learn more about Malika's work, or book a session with her, you can find her on Facebook and LinkedIn, visit CenterforWomensVoice.com and follow her at @CenterforWomensVoice on Instagram. And, be sure to download The Breathe Method, her free 8-step guide on dealing with and processing difficult conversations.
     
     
     
     
    Interested in connecting or finding out more about coaching or workshops? Let's work together and get you to the next level!
    @AmandaGHennessey
    BostonPublicSpeaking.com
    SanDiegoPublicSpeaking.com
     
    Looking for a handy guide to help you with your confidence and communication? Here you go!
    Your Guide to Public Speaking: Build Your Confidence: Find Your Voice, Inspire Your Audience (by your host, Amanda Hennessey)

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 32: Boldness, Nudity, and Write Your Friggin Book Already

    Episode 32: Boldness, Nudity, and Write Your Friggin Book Already

    This week, Amanda interviews writer, coach, and entrepreneur, Lauren Marie Fleming. Lauren grew up on a farm, where she learned valuable lessons about living life with seasons of hard work and seasons of rest. When she decided she wanted to become a professional writer, she did the obvious thing and went...to law school. During that period, she started getting paid to write a sex blog about her sex life for a well-known publication. Before she knew it, she was a daring professional writer with a vast knowledge of the law. (Side note: her pen name was Queerie Bradshaw - love it!)
    Now, years into her writing career, and after many adventures on her path to deeply loving her body and self with no shame, she has opened her heart to aspiring writers. Lauren has created programs called Write Your Friggin Book Already and Path to Published, designed to help people take their ideas and turn them into a publishable book. She helps them feel empowered to write, understand the publishing process, and have access to a supportive community along the way. 
    Lauren digs deep into her inspiring life, tragedies in her family she has endured, and how she came out of a dark period thriving and more creative than ever. She leads by example, showing people that often finding yourself means choosing the unknown and embracing what comes. 
    To learn more about Lauren, visit LaurenMarieFleming.com. And, for information on her programs, Path to Published and Write Your Friggin Book Already, visit BusinessSchoolForWriters.com and WriteYourFrigginBookAlready.com. 
     
    Interested in connecting or finding out more about coaching or workshops? Let's work together and get you to the next level!
    @AmandaGHennessey
    BostonPublicSpeaking.com
    SanDiegoPublicSpeaking.com
     
    Looking for a handy guide to help you with your confidence and communication? Here you go!
    Your Guide to Public Speaking: Build Your Confidence: Find Your Voice, Inspire Your Audience (by your host, Amanda Hennessey)

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 31: Who Am I Now?

    Episode 31: Who Am I Now?

    Amanda speaks to speaker, coach, author, and podcaster Susan Burrell about recognizing that we always have a choice. Susan shares about letting go of resentment, what becoming consciously aware looks like, and the highs and lows of being an empath. 
    Susan works closely with her clients to support them as they look inward, reminding them that all of the wisdom and confidence they are working towards already exists within them.
    Susan opens up about the intense challenges she faced during and after her divorce, and how she learned to build her own confidence back up. She shares how she came to dig deep into her strength and power, learned to trust herself and others, and has created a new rewarding life dedicated to helping others. 
    Susan also elaborates on masculine vs feminine energy, and notes that the world is experiencing a Divine Feminine Energy, which forces each of us to take stock of our lives, and reevaluate our priorities, values, and goals. 
    Susan's book, Live an Empowered Life! A 30 Day Journey, is an interactive guide, which includes a journal, videos, and guided meditations. To learn more about Susan's work or schedule a consultation, visit SusanBurrell.com. 
     
    Interested in connecting or finding out more about coaching or workshops? Let's work together and get you to the next level!
    @AmandaGHennessey
    BostonPublicSpeaking.com
    SanDiegoPublicSpeaking.com
     
    Looking for a handy guide to help you with your confidence and communication? Here you go!
    Your Guide to Public Speaking: Build Your Confidence: Find Your Voice, Inspire Your Audience (by your host, Amanda Hennessey)

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 30: The Art of Encouragement

    Episode 30: The Art of Encouragement

    Amanda speaks with Master Encourager, Executive Director, Coach, Author, Speaker, and Facilitator, Michael Arterberry. Michael opens up about his childhood - living with an abusive alcoholic father, channeling his drive into his athleticism and learning to rely on his coaches and teammates for support and encouragement. 
    He talks about the commitment he made to self-reflection, improving his own circumstances, and creating loving and supportive environments wherever he goes. Inspired by his own experience of healing and transformation, coupled with his degree in social work, he started a nonprofit organization. His Youth Voices Center improves the lives of young people through Positive Youth Development. His programs, such as Power of Peace, empower young people to reflect, challenge assumptions and rely on themselves for confidence. There is a virtual offering of his program available.
    Michael is highly celebrated for his work as an Encourager. He won the USA Network's Characters Unite Award in 2010, the 100 Men of Color award in 2014, and Y-COP's Educator of the Year award in 2016. He has worked with thousands of teens in a range of settings for over two decades, and his most recent book, Be Encouraged, can be purchased on Amazon, or you can get a free copy at shakethedirtexperience.com. 
    To schedule a virtual workshop at your school or learn more about Michael's work, visit youthvoicescenter.org. Be sure to check out the video to see him in action! For other information on Michael, visit MichaelArterberry.com and follow @MichaelArterberry on social media. 
     
     
    Interested in connecting or finding out more about coaching or workshops? Let's work together and get you to the next level!
    @AmandaGHennessey
    BostonPublicSpeaking.com
    SanDiegoPublicSpeaking.com
     
    Looking for a handy guide to help you with your confidence and communication? Here you go!
    Your Guide to Public Speaking: Build Your Confidence: Find Your Voice, Inspire Your Audience (by your host, Amanda Hennessey)

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 29: Confidence as Self-Defense

    Episode 29: Confidence as Self-Defense

    Amanda talks to Tracie Arlington, the Founder and Lead Instructor of Play It Safe Defense, Inc. For over twenty years, Tracie has taught self-defense to kids and adults of all ages and backgrounds. She and her team of trained experts use powerful and unique approaches to teach little kids all the way up to adults how to effectively use defense skills and techniques, should they even need them. Tracie knows how nervous the topic of self-defense can make people, and she uses a lot of humor, games, and creativity to make the tools and techniques accessible, doable, and memorable.
     
    Tracie and Amanda talk about the value of empowering yourself with knowledge and skills just in case they are ever needed (which hopefully they are not!) Tracie also talks about the value of confidence in self-defense, and how self-confidence and awareness can play a major role in warding off potential threats or attackers. She also talks about her training for kids on how to deal with bullies and friendship drama. Amanda gets to role play as a jerky frenemy.
     
    **Trigger Warning: If you are sensitive to topics of sexual assault, violence and manipulation, please be aware that these topics are discussed in this episode. Please do what is best for you and your mental health.
     
    Tracie has been featured on Dr. Phil, The Doctors, NBC, ABC, Fox News, and CBS. She is a mother of two, is a black belt in Taekwondo, and is a certified national instructor for the Women’s Self Defense Institute. In 2006 USA Freestyle Martial Arts voted her Instructor of the Year. She now has a podcast called Play It Safe, sharing true crime self-defense success stories and more, told by herself and her sidekicks, Joel Wasserman and CC the Chihuahua. 
     
    For more on her work and self-defense classes, visit playitsafedefense.com. Watch Tracie teach her famous "Chihuahua crazy" technique on Dr. Phil, and subscribe to her podcast!
     
    If you'd like to check out the books she mentioned in the episode, you can find Little Girls Can Be Mean, as well as Masterminds and Wingmen on Amazon. 
     
     
     
    Interested in connecting or finding out more about coaching or workshops? Let's work together and get you to the next level!
    @AmandaGHennessey
    BostonPublicSpeaking.com
    SanDiegoPublicSpeaking.com
     
    Looking for a handy guide to help you with your confidence and communication? Here you go!
    Your Guide to Public Speaking: Build Your Confidence: Find Your Voice, Inspire Your Audience (by your host, Amanda Hennessey)

    • 1 hr 9 min

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