15 episodes

Finding My Voice is a behind-the-scenes listen to how people like you and me find their voice and use it to amplify others. We’ll talk about the influential events and voices that shaped their life, what triggered them to tell their story and how it informs their bigger game.

Your host, Stacia Keogh, seeks to inspire you with perspectives from guests who are at differing stages in their careers/business/life and offer them a platform to tell their story and share how it guides them to achieve their desires in life.

It is Stacia's intention that you will be encouraged and empowered to reflect on your own story and be inspired to use the power of your voice to share your wisdom with the world.

Are you ready to find your voice?

Season 2 Is All About TABOO The stories we don't often share. The ones that are hidden or go untold until along a distant day...Open Mouth Story Jump OUT! Launching November 23

Finding My Voice Podcast Stacia Keogh

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

Finding My Voice is a behind-the-scenes listen to how people like you and me find their voice and use it to amplify others. We’ll talk about the influential events and voices that shaped their life, what triggered them to tell their story and how it informs their bigger game.

Your host, Stacia Keogh, seeks to inspire you with perspectives from guests who are at differing stages in their careers/business/life and offer them a platform to tell their story and share how it guides them to achieve their desires in life.

It is Stacia's intention that you will be encouraged and empowered to reflect on your own story and be inspired to use the power of your voice to share your wisdom with the world.

Are you ready to find your voice?

Season 2 Is All About TABOO The stories we don't often share. The ones that are hidden or go untold until along a distant day...Open Mouth Story Jump OUT! Launching November 23

    NO MORE GOOD GIRL! Finding the Words for My Story

    NO MORE GOOD GIRL! Finding the Words for My Story

    In this episode, your host Stacia Keogh reflects on the reasons why we often hold back from speaking out and explores the concept of people-pleasing as a common barrier. She shares personal anecdotes of breaking free from societal expectations, finding her creative voice, and reconnecting with her Irish roots. Stacia also discusses her journey as a somatic coach and the importance of listening to our own bodies and hearts. Join us as we delve into the power of storytelling and the transformative effects of embracing our true selves. 
     
    Here are the Highlights:
     
    [02:43] Daughter's rebellion, my efforts to rescue her.
    [06:17] Exploring creative voice through Book It, Repertory Theatre, I performed literature as theatre, bringing books to life
    [09:29] I met my extended family on an Irish cycling adventure in 1995 to see the mythical land where my family came from.
    [12:11] A suppressed story is now being told, heard, and felt. We have found the words, and courage to speak up, despite the taboo. 
    [16:11] Stay tuned for our next episode, where Helen Snape's new book uncovers the true nature of the good girl. 
     
    About Stacia:
    Stacia began working with businesses writing corporate training videos that were as entertaining as they were informative. She is an actor and performance storyteller appearing on world stages and public venues and small screens everywhere. As a resting actor in London, Stacia learned the dark arts of advertising and how to use her story and acting skills to enliven pitches and presentations, notably J Walter Thompson, The Really Useful Group, Imagination and as an Education Officer at Kew Gardens. 
    Currently working with professional service providers to step into their own story to share their wisdom on panels, podcasts, and signature talks, 1:1 or Group Training programs 
    If you play video games or listen to audiobooks chances are you’ve heard her voice guiding you through adventures.
     
    Connect with Stacia:
    Email: info@staciakeogh.co.uk 
    Podcast: Finding My Voice
     
    Socials: 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staciakeogh.co.uk/ 

    LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/staciakeogh 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anastaciakeogh27  

    X (Twitter): http://www.twitter.com/Staciastory  

     

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    • 18 min
    Drop The Fake Smile with Helen Snape

    Drop The Fake Smile with Helen Snape

    In today's episode, we delve into the profound topic of people-pleasing, setting boundaries, and discovering and nurturing your true self. Our guest, Helen Snape, author of Drop the Fake Smile, shares her journey of breaking free from the disease to please and finding the courage to set healthy boundaries in relationships. Join our host, Stacia Keogh, as we explore Helen's insightful advice on dropping the façade, embracing self-validation, and reclaiming your voice in a world that often prioritises conformity over individuality. This episode will equip you with the tools to identify and honour your boundaries, communicate effectively, and navigate the complex terrain of relationships with confidence and authenticity. So, tune in and embark on a transformative journey to finding your voice.
    Here are the Highlights:
    05:12 Men historically cried, but repression became a norm.
    11:48 Mother's cancer diagnosis led to realisation.
    15:43 Learning to reprogram self-talk for self-love.
    19:20 Confronted by sexist remark, discusses boundaries.
    21:14 Prioritise self-awareness, and value your own needs.
    25:34 Setting and enforcing personal boundaries with consequences.
    30:08 Rediscover joy and spontaneity in life.
    34:13 Flexibility in life and relationships, and self-discovery.
    38:16 Empowerment in finding and using your voice.
    40:11 Seeking community input for program development.
    42:59 Daily actions reflect care for self and others.
    About Helen:
    Helen is an international Healthy Relationships Coach, Speaker, and Author who talks about people-pleasing, boundaries, confidence, and healthy relationships. She helps people lead authentically, speak and act confidently, and have healthy relationships at work and home.
    Do you want to want better relationships? Download Helen’s guide: 𝗕𝘂𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵𝘆 𝗕𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 - 𝗮𝗻 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿-𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗴𝘂𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗮𝘆 '𝗬𝗲𝘀' 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗮𝘆 '𝗡𝗼' 𝗶𝗻 𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽𝘀. https://www.helensnape.com/free 
     
    Connect with Helen:
    Website: https://www.helensnape.com/ 
    Book: Buy her Book Drop the Fake Smile  
    Socials
    https://www.facebook.com/HelenSnapeCoaching/ 
    https://www.instagram.com/helen.snape/  
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/helensnape/  




    About Stacia:
    Stacia began working with businesses writing corporate training videos that were as entertaining as they were informative. She is an actor and performance storyteller appearing on world stages and public venues and small screens everywhere. As a resting actor in London, Stacia learned the dark arts of advertising and how to use her story and acting skills to enliven pitches and presentations, notably J Walter Thompson, The Really Useful Group, Imagination and as an Education Officer at Kew Gardens. 
    Currently working with professional service providers to step into their own story to share their wisdom on panels, podcasts, and signature talks, 1:1 or Group Training programs 
    If you play video games or listen to audiobooks chances are you’ve heard her voice guiding you through adventures.
     
    Connect with Stacia:
    Email: info@staciakeogh.co.uk 
    Podcast: Finding My Voice
    Website: https://staciakeogh.co.uk/
     
    Socials:
    https://www.facebook.com/staciakeogh.co.uk/
    http://www.linkedin.com/in/staciakeogh
    https://www.instagram.com/anastaciakeogh27 
    http://www.twitter.com/Staciastory 



    Produced by winteraudio.co.uk

    • 48 min
    Building Strength From The Outside In with Amy Bartlett

    Building Strength From The Outside In with Amy Bartlett

    In this episode, our host, Stacia Keogh, engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Amy Bartlett, a renowned personal trainer and Olympic weightlifting coach. Together, they delve into the themes of body image, motivation for exercise, and redefining fitness goals. 
    Amy shares her journey from a life-altering back injury to becoming a passionate advocate for inclusive weightlifting techniques. Listen in as they debunk myths, discuss the impact of social media on body image, and offer practical advice for navigating menopause and building strength. 
     
    Here are the Highlights:
    09:22 Focusing on performance and feeling good motivates.
    11:39 Adolescent body image struggles and societal influence.
    14:43 Gym movements for strength, independence, and fitness.
    18:29 Focusing training for the Hyrox endurance event.
    19:27 Fitness industry shifting towards gender balance improvement. 
    22:27 Gym sessions alone won't achieve significant fat loss.
    26:45 Maintain present focus, improve, listen to your body.
    29:21 Acknowledging how menstrual cycles can impact workouts, particularly with increased struggle during menopause. 
    31:39 Building strength through small, conscious exercises increases body awareness.



    About Amy:
    Amy is a personal trainer at The Marlow Club and she has worked within the fitness industry for 7 years. She started training after a back injury when she was 15 and she fell in love with weight training/CrossFit. She works predominantly with women and focuses on showing them what their bodies are capable of and the strength/confidence they can find within themselves at the gym.
     
    Email amy.bartlett96@btinternet.com
    Phone 07721093646
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/amybartletttraining
     
    Hyrox https://hyrox.com/
    6 Olympic Lifting Moves https://www.smai.com.au/blogs/news/6-power-lifting-movements 
     
    About Stacia:
    Stacia began working with businesses writing corporate training videos that were as entertaining as they were informative. She is an actor and performance storyteller appearing on world stages and public venues and small screens everywhere. As a resting actor in London, Stacia learned the dark arts of advertising and how to use her story and acting skills to enliven pitches and presentations, notably J Walter Thompson, The Really Useful Group, Imagination and as an Education Officer at Kew Gardens. 
    Currently working with professional service providers to step into their own story to share their wisdom on panels, podcasts, and signature talks, 1:1 or Group Training programs 
    If you play video games or listen to audiobooks chances are you’ve heard her voice guiding you through adventures.
     
    Connect with Stacia:
    Email: info@staciakeogh.co.uk 
    Podcast: Finding My Voice
    Website: https://staciakeogh.co.uk/
     
    Socials:
    https://www.facebook.com/staciakeogh.co.uk/
    http://www.linkedin.com/in/staciakeogh
    https://www.instagram.com/anastaciakeogh27 
    http://www.twitter.com/Staciastory 



    Produced by winteraudio.co.uk

    • 41 min
    The Girlfriend's Guide to Breast Cancer & Beyond

    The Girlfriend's Guide to Breast Cancer & Beyond

     
    In this episode, we delve into the heartfelt and powerful journey of breast cancer THRIVER and entrepreneur Sapna Pieroux. Host Stacia Keogh and Sapna share candid insights into coping with a life-changing diagnosis, making tough treatment decisions, and navigating the emotional and physical impact of cancer. From the challenges of being heard in the medical field to the importance of self-awareness and embracing change.  This episode offers an intimate and inspiring look at resilience, gratitude, and finding strength in the face of adversity. Join us as we uncover the transformative power of finding & USING one's voice in the midst of one of life's greatest challenges. 

    Here are the Highlights: 

    05:38 Devastating mastectomy with loss of body identity 
    12:37 Undergoing medical scans, moving, and cancer support. 


    14:03 Medical journey filled with tests, decisions, and results. 
    17:31 Breaking taboos, open conversations, and educating youth. 
    26:33 Early bloating could signal ovarian cancer, get checked. 
    31:15 Took a break from work and focused on family. 
    37:59 Doctor recommends not taking any medication. 


    45:21 Embracing imperfections, saying yes to new experiences. 
    50:29 Author Suleika Jaouad advocates for wellness after illness. 

    About Sapna: 

    Sapna Pieroux is an award-winning brand consultant, designer, speaker, author and founder of InnerVisions ID brand consultancy. Her DoSaySee model and VISION Process help business owners truly understand brand: to get brand clarity, stand out in their industry and supercharge their business growth. She calls it 'Branding that means Business'. 

    She is also a survivor of breast cancer and a passionate advocate for early detection. She initially mistook the changes in her breast as a result of working out, but soon realised something was wrong. Her doctor caught it early and now she is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of regular check-ups and self-examinations. 


    Sapna lives in London with her husband and her two boys and says she loves food and drink, gigs, art galleries and working out and gardening! 

     

    Connect with Sapna 

    Website: https://innervisions-id.com/  

    Book: https://innervisions-id.com/book/ 

     

    Socials: 

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sapnapieroux/ 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sapnapieroux/ 

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sapnapieroux/ 

     

    Mentioned in the episode:  Suleika Jaouad is an American writer, advocate, and motivational speaker. She is the author of the "Life, Interrupted" column in The New York Times. Her 2021 memoir Between Two Kingdoms was a New York Times Best Seller. She is the creator of The Isolation Journals and is featured in the recent documentary American Symphony with husband Jon Baptiste  

     

    https://www.instagram.com/suleikajaouad/   

     

     

    About Stacia: 

    Stacia began working with businesses writing corporate training videos that were as entertaining as they were informative. She is an actor and performance storyteller appearing on world stages and public venues and small screens everywhere. As a resting actor in London, Stacia learned the dark arts of advertising and how to use her story and acting skills to enliven pitches and presentations, notably J Walter Thompson, The Really Useful Group, Imagination and as an Education Officer at Kew Gardens.  

    Currently working with professional service providers to step into their own story to share their wisdom on panels, podcasts, and signature talks, 1:1 or Group Training programs  

    If you play video games or listen to audiobooks chances are you’ve heard her voice guiding you through adventures. 

      

    Connect with Stacia: 

    Email: info@staciakeogh.co.uk  

    Podcast: Finding My Voice 

    Website: https://staciakeogh.co.uk/ 

      

    Socials: 

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    • 52 min
    Tales from a True Crime Detective Turned Best-Selling Author

    Tales from a True Crime Detective Turned Best-Selling Author

    Trigger Warning: This podcast episode contains information about sexual assault, rape and incest. This is to empower you with the knowledge you need to make healthy decisions about how and if you should consume this podcast content. 

     

    In today's episode, Stacia interviews Holly S Roberts, a former homicide and sex crimes detective turned bestselling author, who shares her experiences and insights from both worlds. Holly recounts her early struggles with dyslexia, her determination to pursue a career in law enforcement, and the challenges she faced while serving as a detective. She discusses the impact of living in small-town America, shedding light on the prevalence of sexual assault, abuse, and incest and the repercussions it has in rural communities. Holly shares her transition from writing romance novels to creating detective-themed books and her upcoming release, "Breach." Join us for a candid conversation filled with wisdom, humour, and thought-provoking insights as we explore Holly S Roberts' journey of finding her voice. 

    Here are the Highlights: 

    07:41 Always wanted to become a police officer. 


    12:22 Rural insular communities pose hidden dangers. 
    15:15 Rural lifestyle involves trading and incest. 
    21:47 Remote compound with school bus porch shelter. 
    23:28 Parent removed from child interview for clarity. 
    28:30 Rape kits kept for 20 years in Arizona. 


    30:20 Sex crimes case reopens after 10 years. 
    33:32 Regretful admission of past wrongdoing and reconciliation. 
    41:31 Holly overcomes dyslexic challenges to become a successful author. 
    47:00 Neighbour's story inspires a character. 
    52:05 You don’t need to wait 24 hours to report a missing person. 


     

    Helpful Resources: 

    If you or someone you know needs support after a sexual assault you can contact a voluntary organisation, such as Rape Crisis, Women's Aid, Victim Support, The Survivors Trust.  

     

    There is also the rape and sexual abuse support line run by Rape Crisis England and Wales – you can call the helpline on 0808 500 2222 or use the online chat (both are free and are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year).  

     

    You can also get help from a SARC by booking an appointment with your nearest one. Find your nearest sexual assault referral centre (SARC). 

     

     

    About Holly: 

    Holly S Roberts is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author who wears many hats. A retired sex crimes and homicide detective who entered law enforcement at age 45, she believes there is nothing a woman can’t do if she sets her mind to it. She began her writing career at age 50 to unwind from horrific cases and was surprised when readers expressed delight in her stories. Her latest contract is for 3 crime thrillers featuring Detective Eve Bennet. She hit it big in the romance genre with PLAY and GOAL, sports football romance with steamy scenes and hot jocks. She also writes paranormal romance from almost clean, Marinah and King, to steamy dragon shifters. Her Hotter Than Hell series is mafia, bad guys, and strong women not for the faint of heart. Holly writes cozy crime as Suzie Ivy. Her dream has been to land a major publishing contract; finally, that dream is a reality with her Detective Eve Bennet Crime Thrillers. She’s been pinching herself since Bookouture Hachette made the offer. When Holly isn’t writing, she spends time with her husband, two dogs, teaches self-defense to women and girls of all ages, and loves to garden. Her goal is to produce enough food to get them through an entire year. She also READS because books are everything! 

     

    Connect with Holly: 

    Website: https://wickedstorytelling.com/ 

    Book: Breach is the name of Holly’s new thriller. You can pre-order here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CQYXJ3T1 

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    • 56 min
    Women & Wealth – She CAN Prosper!

    Women & Wealth – She CAN Prosper!

    Stacia your host is joined by Diane Watson, financial guru and author of She Can Prosper. Prepare to be inspired as Diane shares empowering strategies for women to conquer financial challenges and achieve prosperity.
    They unravel the vital need for critical illness and pension planning, especially for women entrepreneurs. Diane's mission with her book is to dismantle the financial myths that hold women back and to illuminate the path to financial independence.
    Expect poignant stories, practical tips, and a look into how women can be in charge of their own financial destinies, all while managing the complexities of modern life. 
    Now, let's dive into the essentials of wealth building and why knowing your financial situation is the key to your voice and your power.
     
    Here are the Highlights:
    06:29 Itemising budget, learning about taxes, filing nightmare.
    09:28 Grandmother worked hard to support her family.
    10:30 Matrilineal lineage strong in financial management. Startup spirit.
    13:59 Focusing on saving, not just earning more.
    19:18 Understanding state pension and planning for retirement.
    23:26 Tragic story highlights importance of financial planning.
    24:47 Women need support for multiple unpaid jobs.
    30:17 Preparing for longer life and financial security.
    31:10 Mindful of pension contribution for women.
    37:02 Empowering women to understand and change finances.
    40:18 Book filled with relatable stories well received.
    42:54 Solicitor helped plan for funeral and estate.
    46:17 Prepare for financial stability during tough times.
    49:17 Prosperity is about smart money management.
     
    About Diane:
    Diane Watson is an award-winning distinguished financial advisor, entrepreneur, and the passionate founder of 'She Can Prosper.' With an unshakable belief in empowering women to achieve financial independence, Diane has dedicated her career to guiding individuals towards a secure and prosperous future. With almost three decades of experience in the financial industry, Diane has become a trusted voice in wealth management and financial planning. Her expertise spans a wide range of financial disciplines, including investment strategies, retirement planning, income protection and estate planning. Diane's personalised approach to financial advice has helped countless clients navigate complex financial landscapes with confidence. Driven by her commitment to bridge the gender gap in financial literacy and empowerment, Diane founded 'She Can Prosper.' This ground-breaking initiative aims to provide women of all backgrounds with the knowledge, tools, and support they need to take control of their financial destinies. Through workshops, mentorship programs, and online resources, Diane is fostering a community where women can openly discuss financial matters, ask questions, and learn from each other's experiences. Diane’s impact extends beyond her professional achievements. Her advocacy for gender equality in finance has earned her recognition as a thought leader and a role model.



    Connect with:
    Website: https://www.dianewatson.co.uk or  https://shecanprosper.com
    Book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/She-Can-Prosper-independence-empowering/dp/1738421201 
    https://www.dianewatson.co.uk
     
    Socials
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shecanprosper
     Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/shecanprosper 
    X/Twitter: https://twitter.com/SheCanProsper 



    About Stacia:
    Stacia began working with businesses writing corporate training videos that were as entertaining as they were informative. She is an actor and performance storyteller appearing on world stages and public venues and small screens everywhere. As a resting actor in London, Stacia learned the dark arts of advertising and how to use her story and acting skills to enliven pitches and presentations, notably J Walter Thompson, The Really Useful Group, Imagination and as an Education Officer at Kew Gardens. 
    Currently working with professional service providers to

    • 52 min

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SapnaP ,

Stacia is a brilliant storyteller…

And gets the best out of her guests. What feels like a chat between friends, reveals wisdom, intimate insights and real-life stories.

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Perfection in her craft

Stacia is pure genius. THE storyteller! Unique.

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