The INSIDE STORY takes you behind the curtain to bring you some of the biggest success stories of entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and change makers.... the men & women who have walked through fire and come out on the other side brighter.
How did they get there? What were some of their biggest hurdles? Be ready to hear it all.
We’ll also be discussing the power of Story along the way, and how you can harness the power of your own journey to propel forward into new heights and fulfillment.
Host April Pertuis will take you on a Storytelling journey through her own stories, too! As a career-long journalist and storyteller, April understands the story that is hiding inside of you. You’ll discover unique storytelling tips and mechanics that will empower you to tell you story in a whole new way.
This is the Podcast that tells the Inside Story of people & brands who are sharing their story in important and powerful ways. They aren’t mechanical or scripted. They are unabashedly authentic and real. And they are generating massive success & fulfillment as a result! As you’ll discover, this is what makes a “Lightbeamer”
The goal of the Inside Story is to inspire you to think about your own story, and learn to share it so it can shine a light for others.
A Red Dress Year in Review
When was the last time you said YES to YOU?
I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say that for us women, our excuses are plentiful when it comes to doing something for ourselves. Sure, saying yes to others may come easily to us. But saying yes to ourselves is a totally different matter. Which brings me to the story I’m sharing on the Podcast today about a big decision I made to say YES to an amazing and life-changing trip for me, and the Red Dress that completely changed my perspective in 2020.
Top 10 Storytelling Lies
Do you ever find yourself wanting to share a story you feel is relevant, but suddenly stop yourself, thinking that your story doesn’t matter? I know sharing your story may not be easy at first, with all the junk (yes, it’s JUNK!) going through your mind, telling you to play things down & not think big. And hearing my clients & people from my community make the same comments made me realize it’s about time we debunk these lies, get back on track & begin to purposely live our truths through our stories.
The Best Story You Will Ever Tell
“Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.”
- Robert Holden
We know the quote above to be true, but how often do we remind ourselves that we are amazing human beings, that we are worthy, and that self-love is our super power? Probably not often enough, which is why hearing my Mastermind coach George Bryant talk about the relationship between how we see ourselves and being successful in life just floored me.
The Thin Blue Line of Resiliency
In today’s episode, Police Sgt. Toni Gonzalez and I talk about the inside story on how she came to recognize a silent issue in the police work force that included confronting a devastating memory from her childhood, and how she conquered her fear of being judged to launch a life-saving program that aims to help not just police officers, but all first responders.
My Closet Floor Moment of Darkness
April shares her own Inside Story around a time she felt hopeless and afraid. She shares the painful experience of losing the facade of financial security when her husband walked away from a very toxic business partnership. As a young mom living life over 1000 miles away from nearest family, April spiraled into a dark hole of fear. It wasn’t until a defining moment on her closet floor, and the story of another woman that acted as a beacon of light was she able to find her way out.
The Art of Receiving with Patty Lennon
Today’s topic is one I’m really excited about! Today I chat with Patty Lennon, intuitive business coach, about the Art of Receiving. Patty shares her own story (complete with some unexpected twists and turns) of how she learned to receive more for herself. We cover a ton of great information in today’s episode—so get ready to learn everything you need to know about receiving and how it plays a role in our lives.
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Love love love!
Every time I think an episode is my favorite she releases another favorite! ♥️ April is able to bring out the stories that make me feel empathy and empowerment all at once! She has a true gift! You can feel her sincere energy in every episode!
I listened to the first episode she posted today and it was so meaningful to me that it brought tears to my eyes. I know that my story is meaningful and it is my story. I highly recommend listening to her podcasts if you haven’t. I will be listening to them every time she posts a new one.
Dr Amy Montanez
I love April’s honesty, her ability to just stand and say, “Here I am.” I have only listened to two so far—the one on defining feminism in 2020–(April, so happy to have you as a fellow feminist!) and the one on the long game, which got me thinking and journaling about my own long game. Excellent podcast. Well paced. Relevant. Professionally done!