Welcome to "VOICE (is)" - where we have conversations with people whose voices we love to dive into the good, the bad, and the messy of what makes your voice YOURS.
Expect actionable advice about public speaking, confidence, nerves, in-office communication, etc, as well as deeper discussions on what power looks (and sounds!) like, how to let go of perfectionism and use fear to your advantage, and how to show up as your authentic self in a world full of unconscious bias.
Vital Voice Training is a voice, public speaking, and communication coaching company founded to help clients communicate with savvy, charisma, and confidence. Whether you are giving a speech, leading a sales appointment or a brand new team, pitching your big idea for funding, or just finding the courage to make your voice heard, co-founders Julie Fogh and Casey Erin Clark’s extensive backgrounds in speech coaching and professional acting give them a unique perspective on what makes people want to listen. For the client, the result is your voice: amplified (not just louder).
MULTITUDES with Hitha Palepu: Embracing multiple identities, borrowing confidence, and cultivating rituals
Julie and Casey chat with CEO, speaker, author, and multi-hyphenate Hitha Palepu about her new book WE’RE SPEAKING: THE LIFE LESSONS OF KAMALA HARRIS. Along the way, they talk about the importance of names, the absolute necessity of supportive friends (check in on “the strong ones!”), a needed revolution in how we remote work, and the transcendent joy of romance novels.
CHARISMA with Sherhara Downing: Behind the scenes of what we think about as public speaking coaches
Julie and Casey sit down with fellow public speaking and communication coach Sherhara Downing to talk all things charisma, finding your edges, and personal responsibility for creating environments and cultures that allow everyone to shine.
MIDDLE with Naomi Hattaway: Tough conversations, enoughness, and hope as a discipline
Julie and Casey chat with activist and community builder Naomi Hattaway about how to reach across political and conversational divides, housing as a human right, and how to cultivate hope. Along the way, they discuss choosing your battles, “leaky boundaries”, and Wednesdays as a metaphor and a reset. (You’ll never look at hump day the same way again.)
STYLE with Elsa Isaac: Chucking fashion "rules", wearing transformation, and the power of matching your insides to your outsides
Julie and Casey chat with Elsa Isaac, stylist extraordinaire for entrepreneurial women, about what we wear and why it matters. Along the way, they dive into what is “appropriate”, changing bodies and finding ways to make your authenticity more visible.
UNMEASURABLE with Kim Perkins: Authenticity, human behavior, and other squishy data
Julie and Casey sit down with Kim Perkins, former journalist and pro speed-skater turned coach and positive organizational psychologist, to discuss how we know what we know about human behavior. Along the way they dive into authenticity at work (and why it may not actually be a good goal), studying competitiveness when no one wants to admit that they really want to win, and how to ask better questions instead of look for easy answers.
EXECUTIVE PRESENCE: A VOICE(is) Conversation on the Future of Leadership with Vital Voice Training
Casey Erin Clark and Julie Fogh host a panel discussion on executive presence. In it, they explore the nebulous definition of executive presence and how our idea of what leaders should look and sound like has marginalized so many. Along the way, expect corporate horror stories, tales of triumph, and big laughs . . . along with truth bombs and mic drop moments that blow old ideas about executive presence out of the water. Guest Panelists: Phnam Bagley, Kelly Hoey, Christina Blacken, and Patty Alvarenga.
Such a good show
Casey and Julie are THE REAL DEAL. They are so lovely and smart and insightful and open. I love how their show amplifies diverse women’s voices, and the energy and openness they bring to their interviews. There are so many fascinating women covering tons of topics on this show, and Julie and Casey truly walk the talk and make you think about familiar topics in a new, nuanced way. Highly highly recommend!
Casey and Julie know how powerful a voice is when we wield it wisely, and have been creating GOLD on the podcast. I’m obsessed with the diversity and breadth of their guests!