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Aside from death and taxes, our one constant as humans is change. Embark the podcast is about what happens at the intersection of crisis and opportunity. The defining line between before and after. Where imagination meets innovation. Each week, a new story about how each of us encounter, and respond to what’s next in our lives, and in our world. With Liz Solar, Voice Actor, Writer, Presentation Coach

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    • Society & Culture
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Aside from death and taxes, our one constant as humans is change. Embark the podcast is about what happens at the intersection of crisis and opportunity. The defining line between before and after. Where imagination meets innovation. Each week, a new story about how each of us encounter, and respond to what’s next in our lives, and in our world. With Liz Solar, Voice Actor, Writer, Presentation Coach

    Screenwriter Collin Lieberg: Scripts, Pitches and Trends in TV and Film

    Screenwriter Collin Lieberg: Scripts, Pitches and Trends in TV and Film

    'The ultimate outsider creates a global community through a passion for writing.' In film or book publishing this sentence would be called a logline,  a brief (usually one-sentence) summary of a television program, film, or book that states the central conflict of the story.

    Today's guest is Collin Lieberg a screenwriter, creative executive, and world traveler. 
    He has spent many years living abroad and feeling out of place, so he writes about outsiders struggling to fit in. 
    He has a background in academia, management, marketing, and retail that all inform his characters and stories. 
     Collin is the Creative Executive for Cobalt Knight, a genre production company focused on telling feature, series and comic book stories about the human condition with touches of social commentary.
     For the past two years he has run a monthly #VirtualHappyHour (#VHH) Zoom mixer to connect with friends and make new connections. Get in touch at collin.lieberg@gmail.com. 
     

    • 30 min
    Summer Reads: Randy Susan Meyers on Collaborating and Bringing on 'The Bad'

    Summer Reads: Randy Susan Meyers on Collaborating and Bringing on 'The Bad'

    One of the most entertaining writers I've read -- Randy Susan Meyers matches that level of fun in our conversation. We talk about writing what you know truthfully, and why villains are so much fun -- but only in fiction. In real life, not so much.  If you're looking for great summer reads, she has quite a few. You can find them here.

    Later in the episode, I share what I'm reading this week. Please share your beach reads at liz@embarkthepodcast.com.

    Randy Susan Meyers is the national bestselling author of Waisted, Accidents of Marriage, The Comfort of Lies, The Murderer's Daughters, and The Widow of Wall Street. Her books have been chosen as Must-Read Books" by the Massachusetts Center for the Book three times, writing "The clear and distinctive voice of Randy Susan Meyers will have you enraptured and wanting more." She teaches writing in Boston and still misses her Brooklyn hometown. Her most recent novel was The Fashion Orphans.
     

    • 27 min
    Can We Talk? Our Lack of Civil Discourse is Killing Us.

    Can We Talk? Our Lack of Civil Discourse is Killing Us.

    It's now been over two week's since the mass school shootings at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. Nineteen children, two teachers are dead. More people were injured and the response from many of our leaders? Crickets. Questions avoided. Narratives changed, edited and from this vantage point, fictionalized. 

    Worse, when voices are raised to enact common sense gun control reform, they are met with 'now is not the time' or 'let's not politicize this.' How can we remedy what ails our society if we can't even talk about it?

    Wednesday's emotional hearing on gun violence, followed by the House's passage of the wide-ranging control legislation, even if the Senate does nothing may signal  a sea change. 

    Let's keep talking, reaching out to the other side. Find common ground Nothing changes until hearts and minds are open, receptive and engaged. We can change, hopefully for the better. Civil discourse is a good start.

    • 6 min
    Dr. Nancy Zare: Compelling Selling & the Platinum Rule

    Dr. Nancy Zare: Compelling Selling & the Platinum Rule

    According to Salesforce, 79% of buyers in the sales process want professionals who perform as trusted advisors. Yet it takes time to build trust. My guest Dr. Nancy Zare talks about how to do just that, sell without being sell-y and the ‘Platinum Rule’. She also outlines the four buying and selling styles.  Once you figure out yours,  you can build rapport quickly and authentically, become a trusted advisor, and increase client acquisition. 
     About Dr. Nancy
    A psychologist and strategist, Dr. Nancy Zare works with service-based business owners who want to increase sales comfortably and with integrity. She reveals how buyers buy so you can feel poised, converse with confidence, and get new clients. 
    Nancy earned her masters and doctorate from Boston College and is a former professor of social work. She is the author of several books including Compelling Selling, Lead Generation Formulas, and an international best seller, Words That Sell with Style. Her latest book with co-author, Mary Pekas, No Pressure Selling; 15 Proven Formulas for Getting Business Easily is available from Amazon. The audio book will be released shortly.
    Accredited in sales training and adult learning, Nancy turns education into edutainment. Her secret desire is to go racing on the Autobahn. Be ready to laugh, think, share, and be wowed as she drives home the idea of how to have comfortable sales conversations without being sale-z. 
    In her leisure time, she is a student of spirituality. Nancy lives in south Florida, and enjoys food preparation, swimming, and crafts. She volunteers as a foster family for the Farm Dog Rescue.
     
     
     
     

    • 31 min
    Lisa Hurt, The Resilience Maverick on How We Move Forward

    Lisa Hurt, The Resilience Maverick on How We Move Forward

    Resiliency.  It gives people the strength needed to process and overcome hardship.  When we lack resilience we get easily overwhelmed, and may turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms. Resilient people tap into their strengths and support systems to overcome challenges and work through problems. Today, Lisa Hurt, the 'Resilience Maverick' tells her own story of moving forward in the face of adversity, and shares several ways we can move forward to a more peaceful, purposeful and content life.

    Aleasia “Lisa” Hurt  has served over 30 years in the Corporate world, exhilarating the resiliency of others while openhandedly discounting the magnitude of her own. In this vein, she has pursued her personal destiny to implement an Elevation Resiliency Coaching Program™️. Recently selected to the Marquis Who's Who in America and to participate in the Shawn Fair’s Leadership Experience Tour, February 2022 Edition, she is branded as the ‘Resiliency Maverick’. Elevation Resiliency Coaching Program™ focuses on Emotional Literacy and Intelligence to achieve Resiliency in the workplace. 

    Her notable program is designated to foster Emotional Intelligent Executives and Stakeholders, using premier- holistic and empathetic focused solutions. Aleasia’s divine purpose is to cultivate resilient leaders and employees while simultaneously securing a sustainable culture.
    In 2005, the empathetic wordsmith launched HURTNPOET LLC professional writing services. Flex Your Voice Content Marketing™️ is a Promotional-Branding paradigm and with her distinct literary craftsmanship, she crafts compelling, seller-poet content for Empowerment Industry Thought-Leaders; Coaches, Podcasters, Consultants, Speakers, Niche Powerhouses.                                                                                                                            
    Lisa completed her undergrad at Ferrum College, earning a Bachelor degree in Social Work, with a Minor in Sociology. She has also earned Certification in a disciplined Business initiative, The CEO Mindset -Who Owns the Ice House Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative at the local ACC Small Business Center. Her journey includes variant disciplines and levels of Psychotherapy, and she began her passion for Writing at a very young age. Throughout her years of Clinical practice, she continued to pursue her love for poetry and Business Writing.   




     

    • 30 min
    Coach (Barbara) Roche: Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

    Coach (Barbara) Roche: Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

    Barbara Roche, or 'Coach Roche' develops leaders, inspires confidence and gets people talking. She also adds a booty-shaking dance routine or fun movement break into almost every program she develops.

    Join us for this smart and savvy conversation about how to see yourself better so you can raise yourself up and forward.

    About Barbara Roche

    Her mission is to help more women advance to the C-Suite. And to eradicate death by PowerPoint!
    She's  a player-coach. When Barbara is not speaking, she's  coaching presenters, leaders and aspiring keynoters. She's coached CEOs, pitch teams, job candidates, and TEDx speakers.
    A native Bostonian, Barbara is a proud member of Red Sox Nation. She  lives a secret life as a fitness instructor.

    "Time to stop playing small. Step up, speak up, stand out."

    • 29 min

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