79 episodes

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).

Voice Is Vital Voice Training

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

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).

    LESSONS FROM CORPORATE with Casey and Julie: 3 huge opportunities to level up in your leadership communication

    LESSONS FROM CORPORATE with Casey and Julie: 3 huge opportunities to level up in your leadership communication

    Julie Fogh and Casey Erin Clark, co-founders of Vital Voice Training, finish Season 3 of their podcast VOICE(is) with a live recap exploration of the three main challenges and opportunities they saw across industries, location, and demographics during a busy spring of corporate communication coaching. Expect actionable tips, perspective shifts, and core principles to step into more powerful, present, and effective communication at work and in your life! 
    Watch the live video version.
    TOP TAKEAWAYS:
    🌮 Everyone needs a nap after lunch: Investigate — and Design — Your Given Circumstances
    ⚡️Just “energy” doesn’t cut it:  Get Specific 
    😜 It’s all weird right now:  Embrace the Awkward / Love Your Toos
     
    Thank you to our Season 3 sponsor, Armoire! If you're ready to try a new look, Armoire's high-end clothing rental service (full of amazing women-owned brands) will hook you up! For 50% off your first month's rental + a free item, go to http://armoire.style/voiceis and use VOICEIS in the referral box!
    Vital Voice Training is a voice, public speaking, and communication coaching company on a mission to change the conversation about what leaders are “supposed” to sound like, help organizations revolutionize their communication culture, and help individuals communicate with savvy, charisma, confidence, and a deep connection to their core values. They work with top-tier executives and their teams, world-changing entrepreneurs, best-selling authors, legacy organizations, and high-growth startups, and their clients regularly bring their ground-breaking ideas and perspectives to stages all over the world. 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).
     
     

    • 49 min
    NICE with Fran Hauser: Building better relationships at work and niceness as a superpower

    NICE with Fran Hauser: Building better relationships at work and niceness as a superpower

    Julie and Casey chat with author, speaker, and angel investor Fran Hauser (author of Embrace the Work, Love Your Career and Audible's Best Business Book of 2018, The Myth of the Nice Girl) about building relationships, rejecting the idea that being nice makes you weak, how to stand up for yourself, the difference between "nice" and "people pleaser", and why founders need to take care of themselves.  
    Thank you to our Season 3 sponsor, Armoire! If you're ready to try a new look, Armoire's high-end clothing rental service (full of amazing women-owned brands) will hook you up! For 50% off your first month's rental + a free item, go to http://armoire.style/voiceis and use VOICEIS in the referral box!
     
    TOP TAKEAWAYS:
    Being successful in business is all about relationships You don't have to choose between being nice and being strong. If you're a founder/entrepreneur, are you jumping ahead to business model, marketing, partnerships, etc. before making sure you have an awesome product that consumers are delighted by?  You’re skipping the most important step. Taking a breath, taking the time and energy to care for yourself and others makes the WORK better.  Compassion for ourselves and for other people makes us more productive, not less, and we need to bring more of it into our professional lives. You don’t need to be the smartest kid in fifth grade (i.e. have all the answers all by yourself).  Build out your community and your network. Nice is a superpower - its "evil twin" is people-pleasing. Know the difference, and know when to stand up for yourself. Mini-Lesson: How to embrace your "toos". Articles referenced:
    On the culture of over-work, and how it holds both women and men back - https://hbr.org/2020/03/whats-really-holding-women-back
    Gender bias in performance reviews - https://hbr.org/2017/04/how-gender-bias-corrupts-performance-reviews-and-what-to-do-about-it
    Vague vs specific feedback - https://hbr.org/2016/04/research-vague-feedback-is-holding-women-back
     
    Fran Hauser is an author, keynote speaker and startup investor at the intersection of women’s empowerment, career fulfillment, and collective wellbeing. As a long-time media executive, Fran has always championed the power of content in shaping culture, educating the public, and driving awareness of important issues. 
    She is the best-selling author of The Myth of the Nice Girl: Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate which has been translated into six languages and was named “Best Business Book of the Year, 2018” by Audible. Fran’s new book, Embrace the Work, Love Your Career, is quickly becoming the go-to for women seeking more joy and fulfillment in their career. Fran regularly speaks at conferences and organizations to help women build careers they love while staying true to themselves
    Fran has invested in over 30 female-founded companies across CPG, media & publishing, and wellness. She also serves as an LP in the Female Founders Fund. Her writing, speaking and investing is informed by 15 years spent in media, from startups where she played an integral role in the $525mm sale of Moviefone to AOL, to ultimately rising the ranks at Time Inc. to President of Digital where she led innovation, acquisitions and digital expansion for powerhouse media brands People, InStyle, Entertainment Weekly, Essence, and People en Espanol.
    Fran has been the recipient of the Fairy Godmother Award from Girl Be Heard, the W Award from the YWCA of the City of New York and has been included in lists from Business Insider's "30 Women In VC to Watch" to Refinery29’s “Six Most Powerful Women in New York City's Tech Scene”. She has been featured on TODAY, CNBC, Fortune, TIME, Fast Company, Forbes, Vogue.com, Ad Age, Oprah.com and more. 
    In 2020 Fran channeled her lifelong love of books into an Instagram platform @FransBookshelf focused on the joy of reading -- both the escapism and the celebration of diverse ideas that ca

    • 1 hr
    LOSS with Rebecca Soffer: Finding humor, connecting with community, and moving through grief

    LOSS with Rebecca Soffer: Finding humor, connecting with community, and moving through grief

    Julie and Casey chat with Rebecca Soffer, journalist, author, and cofounder of Modern Loss, about the complicated journey and taboo subject of grief. Along the way, they get into how Rebecca found her “dead mom” community and what it taught her, dealing with ambiguous loss, what not to say to people who are hurting, our enormous world-wide moment of collective grief, and how to move THROUGH, not “move on”.
    Thank you to our Season 3 sponsor, Armoire! If you're ready to try a new look, Armoire's high-end clothing rental service (full of amazing women-owned brands) will hook you up! For 50% off your first month's rental + a free item, go to http://armoire.style/voiceis and use VOICEIS in the referral box!
     
    TOP TAKEAWAYS:
    Nothing is more isolating that feeling like you have to play “normal” and hide your grief because of the taboo around discussing loss. Because grief affects every corner of your life, it becomes the backdrop for so much of what’s going on. The first step to dealing with grief may be simply TALKING about it . . . but there’s no “zero vulnerability” way to do that.  There is no “correct” thing to say to someone who is grieving, so you’re off the hook for the perfect response, if that’s keeping you from reaching out to someone. Particularly, the fear of “accidentally reminding someone” or bringing up their loss is misplaced . . . they know. They remember. That said, anything that smacks of a “fix it” mentality is probably not welcome. Just as there is no correct thing to say to a grieving person, there’s no “correct” way — or even time — to grieve. There is room for humor and lightness too. Mini-Lesson: Better things to do when a friend is hurting than “fix it”.  
    Rebecca Soffer is cofounder of Modern Loss, a global movement offering creative, meaningful, and practical content and community addressing the long arc of grief. She is also coauthor of the book Modern Loss: Candid Conversation about Grief. Beginners Welcome. (Harper Wave, 2018) and an internationally recognized speaker on loss and resilience. She writes regularly across media, including the New York Times, Glamour, NBC, and CNN. Rebecca is a Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism alumna and a Peabody Award–winning former producer for The Colbert Report.  
    Rebecca and her husband and sons split their time between New York City and The Berkshires. For more information visit ModernLoss.com. 
    Twitter: @rebeccasoffer @modernloss 
    Instagram: @rebeccasoffer @modernloss @runningpressbooks
    Facebook: 
    https://www.facebook.com/ModernLoss
    https://www.facebook.com/rebeccasoffer
    https://www.facebook.com/RunningPressBooks 
     

    • 56 min
    ADHD with Frankie Berkoben: Misdiagnosis in women, potential as a dirty word, and finding your way

    ADHD with Frankie Berkoben: Misdiagnosis in women, potential as a dirty word, and finding your way

    Julie and Casey sit down with ADHD coach Frankie Berkoben to talks about her journey from PHD drop out to ADHD coach. We talk about the flawed criteria for a diagnosis, shame, and options for creating your own team (and how to be on it yourself).
    Thank you to our Season 3 sponsor, Armoire! If you're ready to try a new look, Armoire's high-end clothing rental service (full of amazing women-owned brands) will hook you up! For 50% off your first month's rental + a free item, go to http://armoire.style/voiceis and use VOICEIS in the referral box!
     
    TOP TAKEAWAYS
    Women with ADHD are often misdiagnosed with anxiety, depression or borderline personality disorder. ADHD is often missed because it presents so differently in girls than in boys.   Many ADHD people have long running shame stories about their inability to measure up to expectations: they tend to believe they are hopelessly broken, and a correct diagnoses as a result can be both freeing and grief inducing for all the lost time “Potential” can be a dirty word for ADHD folks; it’s about what you COULD be but never ARE. ADHD brains aren’t broken, they just need different things to function at their best.  They have enormous memory, but relatively small processing capacity.   That means they can connect dots like nobodys business, but can get overstimulated seeing EVERYTHING AT ONCE.  Things like task switching and unacknowledged over stimulation can have a negative impact.   Mini-Lesson: What ADHD has to do with your voice ADHD Resources:
    ADHD 2.0 by Dr. Edward Hallowell (a classic, well written, well researched intro to an ADHD brain)
    Jessica McCabe’s How to ADHD Youtube
    Our favorite podcast, 'Ologies does ADHD 
    Frankie Mansfield Berkoben

    • 1 hr 4 min
    SELF-COMPASSION with Dr. Maya Borgueta: Confronting your inner critic and creating better definitions of confidence

    SELF-COMPASSION with Dr. Maya Borgueta: Confronting your inner critic and creating better definitions of confidence

    Julie and Casey head out to Oakland to sit down with Maya Borgueta, founder of Stella Nova Psychology — they dive into emotional labor, how diversity movements in the workplace might be set up to fail, imposter syndrome, self-care, Chopin, and why beating yourself up is NOT, in fact, the secret to productivity. 
    Thank you to our Season 3 sponsor, Armoire! If you're ready to try a new look, Armoire's high-end clothing rental service (full of amazing women-owned brands) will hook you up! For 50% off your first month's rental + a free item, go to http://armoire.style/voiceis and use VOICEIS in the referral box!
     





    TOP TAKEAWAYS:
    Define your core values — both general and for communication — to give your life a north star. They should be a little aspirational, and you won’t nail it 100% of the time.
    Imposter syndrome is pervasive, and connected to some really unhelpful ideas about what “confidence” looks like. You don’t have to feel like a Boss Bitch 100% of the time — and if you do, maybe you aren’t being very self-reflective.
    Research says that people who are self-compassionate get more done and are more able to problem-solve than people who are self-critical . . . which might seem obvious, but is really hard in practice, especially for high achievers. 
     
    Maya Borgueta, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, a passionate lifelong feminist, and the founder of Stella Nova Psychology, Inc., a therapy clinic for women and non-binary professionals in downtown San Francisco. Her professional mission is to help women to live their most powerful and fulfilled lives at work and at home. Her personal mission is to pet as many cats as humanly possible. You can find Maya's work online at www.stellanovawomen.com, or by following Stella Nova on Facebook or Instagram @stellanovawomen.

    • 57 min
    AMBITIOUS with Ann Shoket: Community, collaboration, and the future of power

    AMBITIOUS with Ann Shoket: Community, collaboration, and the future of power

    Julie and Casey sit down with Ann Shoket, founder of New Power Media and owner of The Li.st, to talk about her journey from editor of Seventeen to author to community builder, why millennial women revolutionized the workplace and the world, redefining polish, and building communities that help women of all ages achieve and succeed.
    Thank you to our Season 3 sponsor, Armoire! If you're ready to try a new look, Armoire's high-end clothing rental service (full of amazing women-owned brands) will hook you up! For 50% off your first month's rental + a free item, go to http://armoire.style/voiceis and use VOICEIS in the referral box!
    TOP TAKEAWAYS:
    As the Editor of Seventeen Magazine in the early 2000’s, Ann witnessed a sea change in what young women wanted to talk about — suddenly instead of advice about summer dating, they wanted advice about summer internships. It’s no surprise, really. Teen girls are natural innovators, and millennial women changed everything about how we work. (Watch Ann’s TED talk here.) https://www.ted.com/talks/ann_shoket_why_we_should_all_be_more_millennial New power can’t just LOOK different (as in seeing more non-white, non-male people having it) . . . it must BE different. New power is diverse, transparent, inclusive, accountable, and collaborative.  We all have a part to play in changing the “women just don’t support other women” narrative. Challenging our own beliefs about scarcity of opportunity and seeing other women as opportunities to learn and grow instead of a threat is a start. And, you have to show up for other people if you want them to show up for you. Mini-lesson: Taking your time space is a power move.  
    Ann Shoket is a trailblazing senior media executive who has been a key architect in shaping the national conversation about ambition and success for women. 
    She has brought two major young women’s media brands to number one across every category. And most recently, her media and events company, New Power Media, acquired TheLi.st, a pioneering digital community for high-impact women in media, technology and business. 
    Shoket is the author of the widely-acclaimed book, The Big Life, which was hailed by The New York Times as “a guide for women in their 20s and 30s who are hungry for a job they love, a supportive network of friends, respect from their posses and partners who want all those things for them as badly as they do.” 
    Shoket has been a consultant and a regular contributor for Good Morning America. She speaks for conferences and corporations including TEDx, SXSW, The Pennsylvania Women's Conference, Facebook, Microsoft, Avon and more. 
    Forbes has named Shoket one of the “10 Most Powerful US Fashion Magazine Editors.” Folio: named her one of the “Top Women in Media”. www.annshoket.com
    Follow Ann on Instagram. 
    Follow The List on Instagram.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

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Eva Jannotta ,

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!

LisaMLewis22 ,

Powerful!

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!

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