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
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, relating to the placement of Chiron in their birth chart.
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.
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 to become a professional writer, she did the obvious thing and went...to law school. During that period, she got 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.
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.
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.
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 uses humor, games, and creativity to make the tools and techniques accessible, doable, and memorable.
Amanda is a great host!
Amanda is such an articulate and encouraging podcast host! Love that she is telling these stories and that she is helping us all build up our confidence in the comfort of our own homes/cars/offices/[[insert your podcast-consuming chamber of choice here]].