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From the co-founders of Voice First World, the Speak with Presence™ podcast is an interview show where perfection is overrated, leaders listen, and we all speak up to influence change.

If you want advice from powerful speakers on using your voice with confidence, without being perfect, subscribe so you don't miss an episode!

Speak with Presence Jen Vellenga and Jennifer Rettele-Thomas

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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

From the co-founders of Voice First World, the Speak with Presence™ podcast is an interview show where perfection is overrated, leaders listen, and we all speak up to influence change.

If you want advice from powerful speakers on using your voice with confidence, without being perfect, subscribe so you don't miss an episode!

    Be a Light Post for People - Michelle Robin

    Be a Light Post for People - Michelle Robin

    In Episode 89, Be a Light Post for People, we sit down with Dr. Michelle Robin, executive well-being coach, corporate well-being speaker, chiropractic physician, author, and advocate for generational & community well-being.
    Michelle shares how she stays curious with life as she leads her community and gives guidance and connections to those around her. She highlights the importance of having a more vibrant, healthy lifestyle so you can show up for those around you. 
    Jen Vellenga and Jennifer Rettele-Thomas are the co-founders of Voice First World®, a communication and executive coaching company.  They train leaders on the Presence Paradigm™, a communication technique created from Jen V's decades of training actors to perform authentically with stage presence. If you want to learn more about how to lead and speak confidently, book a discovery call HERE. 

    • 31 min
    Start Where You Are - Lindsey Roy

    Start Where You Are - Lindsey Roy

    In Episode 88, we had the delight of speaking with Lindsey Roy, Senior Vice President - Strategy and Brand at Hallmark. She’s a global digital leader, public speaker, and author of “The Gift of Perspective: Wisdom I Gained from Losing a Leg and Two Lungs.”
    Lindsey bestows some of this incredible wisdom on us, detailing how she takes gratitude to another level. She breaks down her hardships and how they completely shifted her perspective on life. She shares mindset challenges that anyone–regardless of their own life’s story–can try. 
    https://lindseyroy.com/
    Jen Vellenga and Jennifer Rettele-Thomas are the co-founders of Voice First World®, a communication and executive coaching company.  They train leaders on the Presence Paradigm™, a communication technique created from Jen V's decades of training actors to perform authentically with stage presence. If you want to learn more about how to lead and speak confidently, book a discovery call HERE. 
     

    • 34 min
    Divine Femininity - Lindsay Sudeikis

    Divine Femininity - Lindsay Sudeikis

    In this episode 87, we were literally blessed when speaking with Lindsay Sudeikis–educator, ancestral healer, and spiritual counselor. 

    Lindsay shares her incredible and surprising journey from studying math, then philosophy, then becoming a nun. She's no longer physically in the convent, yet she embodies presence in her full and faithful life. We are thrilled to share a tiny glimpse into the mystical labyrinth of knowledge that Lindsay inhabits through the human–and spiritual–connection. Learn more at https://omniasancta.org/

     
    Jen Vellenga and Jennifer Rettele-Thomas are the co-founders of Voice First World®, a communication and executive coaching company.  They train leaders on the Presence Paradigm™, a communication technique created from Jen V's decades of training actors to perform authentically with stage presence. If you want to learn more about how to lead and speak confidently, book a discovery call HERE. 

    • 55 min
    Mind the Gap - Ebony Reed

    Mind the Gap - Ebony Reed

    In this episode, E86, we sit down with Ebony Reed, seasoned journalist, editorial leader, news strategist, author and executive. 
    Ebony tackles some difficult subjects with us as we wrap our heads around the recent tragedy after the Super Bowl victory parade in Kansas City. We also focus on her incredibly important book ‘Fifteen Cents on the Dollar: How Americans Made the Black-White Wealth Gap,’ which is available for pre-order now. 
    Hear how Ebony’s impressive career in journalism and dedication to her community has improved Kansas City for the better. 
    Jen Vellenga and Jennifer Rettele-Thomas are the co-founders of Voice First World®, a communication and executive coaching company.  They train leaders on the Presence Paradigm™, a communication technique created from Jen V's decades of training actors to perform authentically with stage presence. If you want to learn more about how to speak confidently, book a discovery call at www.voicefirstworld.com/chat.

    • 43 min
    The Presence Paradigm™ with Jen Vellenga

    The Presence Paradigm™ with Jen Vellenga

    In this episode 85, Jen V. dives into her method for gaining speaking presence through the Presence Paradigm™ - Confidence, Focus, and Influence.
    If you have communication topics you want to hear about, email Jen at JenV@VoiceFirstWorld.com

    • 7 min
    Stand Up Presence - Olivia Carter

    Stand Up Presence - Olivia Carter

    In this episode, Stand-Up Presence, we sit down with Olivia Carter, KC native now NYC-based stand up comedian, writer, and actress. 

    Olivia gives us a sneak-peak into the comedy scene, starting from the very beginning of her comedic development in college–featuring professor Jen Vellenga! 

    Hear how Olivia has developed her stage persona and how she finds audience and “heckler” interactions feed into her presence. She highlights how she’s avoided being boxed into archetypes and how studying theatre shaped her trajectory into the world of stand-up. 
    Watch Olivia on Kill Tony, episode #639. Find Olivia at the 21:30 mark. 
    Jen Vellenga and Jennifer Rettele-Thomas are the co-founders of Voice First World®, a communication and executive coaching company.  They train leaders on the Presence Paradigm™, a communication technique created from Jen V's decades of training actors to perform authentically with stage presence. If you want to learn more about how to speak confidently, book a discovery call at www.voicefirstworld.com/chat.

    • 31 min

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