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.
Boobless and Fabulous with Lacey Marie
Today’s guest is Lacey Marie, with amazing inside stories of her own. If there is one word I’d use to describe Lacey, it would be “survivor.” Despite many experiences on many different levels, she continues to march forward with strength and love. She’s also someone who takes the challenges and shares them openly with others in a way that makes my heart sing. Listen in to see how she harnesses the power of her story.
Cancer, Covid, Courage, and Creativity with Ros Banksia-Smith
I’m excited to share this conversation with Ros Smith today. I’ve wanted to feature Ros on the podcast for a long time! She’s had an enviable career in design and philanthropy. Her life was interrupted by a surprising cancer diagnosis in 2019, at just 58 years old. Her journey has continued to amaze me, and I know that you will also glean a lot from what she went through and the message she now shares from the other side of this experience.
Defining Feminism in 2020
Today’s episode was born from two recent events: first, when I heard a quote from Michelle Obama that really gave me pause; and then, the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
In today’s podcast, I share some musings on the concept of feminism, how it has evolved in my life, and what I think needs to change for us to live in a world where we can bridge the gap between men and women so that everyone has a powerful voice that is heard.
I’d love to hear from you! Please join us in the LIGHTBeamers communit
The Long Game with Sandra Scaiano
Today, my very special guest and dear friend, Sandra Sky (Scaiano if we’re being official) joins me on the show. When I realized it was my own short-term vision that had kept me from starting this podcast, I knew I had to invite Sandra on to talk about “the long game”—she even has her own podcast with the same name! So of course I invited her to talk more about what “the long game” really means, and spark some ideas for you around where you might need a longer-game vision as well.
Everybody Has a Story
No matter which stories I share each week on this podcast, my hope is that they prompt you to delve more deeply into your own inside stories as a result of listening here. Why? Because my fundamental belief is that we each have an important story to tell—and yours is no different.
Today, I share how my personal philosophy around storytelling developed and why I’ve come to believe that our stories are so important (enough to build an entire podcast around!).
The Inside Story with April Pertuis
Welcome to the first episode of The Inside Story! Thank you so much for tuning in. I’m April Pertuis, and for most of my adult life, I’ve been captivated by the power of stories to connect people. My intention for this podcast is to simply bring insightful, inspiring stories that shine a light back on YOU, and spark something that prompts you to examine your own story and see how valuable it really is—especially when you decide to share it.
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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!
Such a blessing
April has such a beautiful way with words and is a gifted storyteller. I could listen to her all day! I highly recommend diving into these episodes each week, they will warm your heart and call you forth into the next level of you.