Podcast Junkies - Conversations with Fascinating Podcasters

"Podcast Junkies" hosted by Harry Duran.

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349 Tammy Gooler Loeb - How Podcasting Changed Tammy Gooler Loeb’s Life

349 Tammy Gooler Loeb - How Podcasting Changed Tammy Gooler Loeb’s Life

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In this episode, I speak with Tammy Gooler Loeb, a Career and Executive Leadership Coach and the Host of the "Work from the Inside Out" podcast. Tammy shares her journey from growing up on Long Island to becoming a coach and podcaster. We dive into how podcasting has opened doors for her, allowing her to have meaningful conversations with people she might not have otherwise met. Tammy talks about the importance of listening to your inner voice and making career moves that align with your true passions, rather than just sticking to what you're good at.

We also discuss her book, "Work from the Inside Out," which features stories of people overcoming common obstacles in their careers. Tammy explains how the book and her podcast aim to show what's possible when you follow your instincts and take ownership of your career. Whether you're looking to make a career change or just want to hear some inspiring stories, this episode is packed with insights and practical advice.

Join us for a heartfelt conversation that might just inspire you to take the next step in your own career journey.

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Key Takeaways

00:00:00: Introduction and Welcome

00:00:24: How Podcasting Changed Tammy's Life

00:01:35: Tammy's Early Life and Growing Up on Long Island

00:03:03: Fond Memories of Long Island

00:04:07: Moving to Massachusetts and College Aspirations

00:05:43: Tammy's Journey into Psychology and Mental Health

00:07:11: Importance of Making a Difference

00:08:19: Early Days of the Coaching Industry

00:09:30: Discovering Podcasting

00:10:30: Overcoming Initial Podcasting Challenges

00:12:10: Podcast Format and Content Decisions

00:15:15: Personal Career Transitions and Guest Stories

00:19:15: Growth as an Interviewer

00:20:43: Impact of Podcasting on Real-World Conversations

00:24:27: Full Circle Moment with High School Interviewee

00:25:22: Connecting with Guests and Listeners

00:28:04: Listener Feedback and Engagement

00:29:22: Marketing Strategies and Book Promotion

00:32:30: Writing and Publishing the Book

00:36:01: Self-Publishing Experience

00:39:21: Integrating Podcast, Book, and Coaching

00:42:08: Ideal Clients for Coaching

00:43:58: Common Limiting Beliefs in Career Transitions

00:47:02: Adapting to Changes in the Workforce

00:49:26: Personal Changes and Retirement Plans

00:51:15: Modern Retirement Perspectives

00:53:45: Misunderstood Aspects of Tammy's Work

00:57:11: Final Thoughts and Farewell

Tweetable Quotes

"Podcasting has given me the chance to have wonderful conversations with people I might not have connected with otherwise. It opens up possibilities that wouldn't have been there before."
"When I went off to college, I wanted to study psychology. Ithought I was going to get a PhD in clinical psych, but I ended upfinding coaching, which felt like the right intersection of all thethings I had done."
"I think people need to think about their careers as their own littlecompany. They need to be in charge of their own destiny becausethe working world isn't what it used to be."

Resources Mentioned

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tammygoolerloeb/

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tammygoolerloeb/

Facebook -

348 Sophie Bearman - The Making of a “Life in Seven Songs”

348 Sophie Bearman - The Making of a “Life in Seven Songs”

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In this episode, I speak with Sophie Bearman, the Director of Special Projects at the San Francisco Standard. Sophie shares her journey from New York to San Francisco, detailing her career in journalism and video production. We dive into her passion for documentary filmmaking and how it led her to the world of podcasting. Sophie opens up about her experience hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, a six-month adventure that provided her with a much-needed break and a fresh perspective. Her story is a testament to the importance of taking risks and following your passions, even when the path isn't clear.

We also discuss her latest project, the podcast "Life in Seven Songs," where she interviews fascinating individuals about their lives through the lens of seven songs that have shaped them. Sophie explains how this unique format allows guests to share personal stories and memories that they might not have revealed before. From San Francisco Mayor London Breed to global architect Norman Foster, the podcast offers a fresh and intimate look at the lives of its guests. Sophie’s warmth and genuine curiosity make for engaging conversations that are sure to resonate with listeners.

Join us as we explore the power of music and storytelling in this exciting new podcast.

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Key Takeaways

00:00:00: Introduction

00:00:33: Sophie's New Project

00:01:09: Life in New York

00:02:30: Journalism Beginnings

00:03:58: Early Video Production

00:05:16: Transition to Audio

00:07:33: First Podcast Experience

00:09:56: Podcast Production Process

00:10:18: Joining the San Francisco Standard

00:13:05: Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

00:15:25: Trail Experience

00:16:45: Return and Podcast Genesis

00:19:16: Podcast Format and Guests

00:20:24: Interview Process

00:21:43: Interview Skills and Preparation

00:24:45: Surprising Interview Moments

00:25:27: Episode Release and Promotion

00:27:19: Internal Feedback and Goals

00:29:00: Emotional Responses in Interviews

00:30:24: Holding Space for Emotions

00:32:21: Power of Silence in Interviews

00:33:01: Sophie's Seven Songs

00:34:41: Recent Changes in Perspective

00:36:10: Misunderstood Aspects

00:37:09: Closing Remarks and Future of Local News

00:39:09: Where to Find the Podcast

Tweetable Quotes

"Growing up in New York is amazing. I didn't learn to drive until my twenties, which shocks a lot of people, but for a New Yorker, that's par for the course. You could just do whatever, and it was very freeing in that sense."
"I think my passion that I discovered in college was actually documentary filmmaking. I had pretty grand ambitions of making feature films, but I got lucky. I also wrote for the college paper, the Harvard Crimson, and my first job out of college combined journalism and video production."
"The hardest part was tracking and writing narration. Writing is hard, and it's even a higher bar when people can't see what the place looks like. The sound can help describe it, but you have to write to that too."

Resources Mentioned

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophiebearman/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/stbearman

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347 Mike Robbins - From Career-Ending Sports Injury to Successful Reinvention

347 Mike Robbins - From Career-Ending Sports Injury to Successful Reinvention

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In this episode, I speak with Mike Robbins, a Professional Speaker, Author, and Coach with a fascinating journey from Professional Baseball to the world of personal development. Mike shares his unique path, starting with his early days in baseball, being drafted by the Kansas City Royals, and the life-altering injury that ended his sports career. We dive into how he transitioned from the baseball field to becoming a sought-after speaker and author, and the lessons he learned about resilience, mental health, and finding new passions.

Mike's story is not just about overcoming adversity but also about the importance of authenticity and appreciation in both personal and professional life. We discuss his experiences in the podcasting world, the evolution of his show, and the wisdom he's gained from his guests. Whether you're a seasoned podcaster, someone curious about starting a podcast, or just looking for inspiration to navigate life's challenges, this episode is packed with insights and heartfelt moments.

Join us for a conversation that promises to leave you motivated and ready to embrace your own journey.

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Key Takeaways

00:00:00: Introduction and Audience Context

00:01:03: Mike's Journey to Podcasting

00:05:04: Harry's Podcasting Beginnings

00:05:57: Mike's Baseball Background

00:09:02: Transition from Baseball to Business

00:12:22: Learning from Different Levels of Talent

00:15:06: Dealing with Career-Ending Injury

00:19:19: Transition to Speaking and Coaching

00:22:11: Starting a Business in the Early 2000s

00:25:43: The Role of Podcasting in Mike's Career

00:27:36: Growth as a Podcast Host

00:31:34: Challenges of Breaking into Podcast Rotation

00:34:09: Writing the First Book

00:38:31: Deciding on Book Topics

00:41:52: Phases of Writing and Promoting a Book

00:42:02: Misunderstandings and Personal Insights

00:42:35: Changing Views on Higher Education

00:44:02: Future of Traditional Institutions

00:44:31: Ideal Clients and Business Focus

00:45:18: Closing Remarks and Contact Information

Tweetable Quotes

"I started my podcast, the one that I currently have that's now called 'We're All in This Together,' back in 2016. The plan was just to do some interviews for my book. Once I was done researching for the book, I was going to be done with the podcast. But I got done writing the book, and I was still liking the podcast and enjoying the conversations, so I just kept going with it."
"I ended up choosing to go to Stanford even though I was scared. It was such a good decision for me because what I learned when I got there was that it was better to be in an environment where I was a bit intimidated and felt like the players were even better around me because it forced me to step up."
"For me, it's not a huge money maker or a big marketing funnel. It's just something that I like doing, I feel like I'm good at, and I think it reaches some people. It gives me a platform to share ideas, interview interesting people, and talk about topics that matter to me. It's an extension of my larger brand and a way to connect with my audience."

Resources Mentioned

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mrobbins/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/mikedrobbins

Instagram -

346 Alban Brooke - Proven Strategies for Podcast Growth: Insights from Buzzsprout’s

346 Alban Brooke - Proven Strategies for Podcast Growth: Insights from Buzzsprout’s

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In this episode, I speak with Alban Brooke, a returning guest who brings a wealth of knowledge and insight into the podcasting world. We dive into the evolution of podcasting, the impact of location changes on our lives and work, and the exciting developments in podcast technology. Alban shares his journey from working in a tiny room to embracing significant changes that enhance his creativity and productivity. It's a relaxed yet insightful conversation that covers everything from the challenges of not meeting at conferences to the personal shifts we've both experienced in our lives and work environments.

Alban also introduces some fascinating new features from Buzzsprout that are designed to enhance the podcasting experience for both hosts and listeners. We discuss the launch of an iOS app that addresses real needs within the podcast community, making podcast management more accessible and efficient. Furthermore, Alban unveils 'Fan Mail,' a feature that allows podcast listeners to engage directly with podcast hosts through text messages, enriching the connection between creators and their audience.

Join us for this episode as we discuss the practical insights and exciting developments that will intrigue anyone interested in the behind-the-scenes of podcasting and the innovative tools that continue to shape this dynamic industry.

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Key Takeaways

00:00:00 - Introduction and Casual Start

00:00:27 - Alban's Current Location and Weather Update

00:01:41 - Harry's Homesteading Activities and Updates

00:02:23 - Harry's Involvement in Vertical Farming

00:03:12 - Celebrating Ten Years of Podcast Junkies

00:03:18 - Alban's Transition from Law to Podcasting

00:03:45 - Support for Podnews and Industry Updates

00:04:33 - Launch of Buzzsprout's iOS App and New Features

00:05:30 - Discussion on Podcast Hosting and App Functionality

00:06:47 - Importance of Mobile Access for Podcast Management

00:07:06 - Enhancements in Podcast Statistics and Analytics

00:08:21 - Actionable Insights from Podcast Metrics

00:10:30 - The Role of Dynamic Content and Ad Insertion in Podcasts

00:13:44 - Leveraging AI for Podcast Enhancement

00:16:01 - The Introduction of Fan Mail Feature

00:18:14 - Future Plans and Ideas for Podcast Interaction

00:18:46 - Discussion on AI and Its Impact on Podcasting

00:27:52 - Launch and Explanation of Fan Mail Feature

00:33:05 - Potential for Social Media Integration with Fan Mail

00:34:35 - Accessibility and App Agnosticism of Fan Mail

00:36:46 - Importance of Listener Feedback and Support

00:39:12 - Discussion on Podcasting 2.0 and New Tags

00:40:38 - The Concept of Pod Roll for Podcast Recommendations

00:44:31 - Handling Download Metrics and Addressing Gaming Issues

00:48:23 - Buzzsprout's Approach to Accurate Stat Reporting

00:49:37 - The Role of OP3 in Verifying Podcast Metrics

00:54:23 - The Impact of YouTube on Podcasting

01:02:45 - Final Thoughts and Future Plans

Tweetable Quotes

"I've moved a whole room in our house. I relocated here because the lighting's better, and I can look outside at trees and birds instead of just a wall."
"That's when I quit my job as a lawyer to work on a podcasting product with three other guys in a tiny room. It ended up working out really well for us."
"We finally launched an iOS app for Buzzsprout after years of requests. We were convinced over time by hearing various use cases and thinking of some...
345 Darnyelle Jervey Harmon - From Hardship to Millions: A Journey of Resilience and Success

345 Darnyelle Jervey Harmon - From Hardship to Millions: A Journey of Resilience and Success

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Today on Podcast Junkies, I'm thrilled to welcome Dr. Darnyelle Jervey Harmon, the visionary CEO behind Incredible One Enterprises and the host of the Move to Millions podcast. Darnyelle has not only scaled her business to the coveted seven-figure mark but has also triumphed over profound personal and professional challenges to get there.

From overcoming a tumultuous childhood marked by her parents' struggles with addiction to redefining her path away from a potential legal career, Darnyelle's journey is a powerful testament to the resilience and determination needed to achieve extraordinary success. Join us as she shares the pivotal moments and key decisions that shaped her into the powerhouse she is today.

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Key Takeaways

00:01:20 - Growing Up in Newcastle, Delaware

00:01:59 - Darnyelle's Childhood Experiences

00:02:55 - Darnyelle's Drive and Resilience

00:05:28 - Influential Mentors in Darnyelle's Life

00:06:26 - Darnyelle's Path Through Education and Early Career

00:08:52 - Transition from Corporate to Entrepreneurship

00:11:34 - Key Takeaways from Corporate Experience

00:13:55 - The Turning Point to Full-Time Entrepreneurship

00:15:17 - The Journey of Building and Scaling a Business

00:18:25 - Starting "Incredible One Enterprises"

00:22:42 - The Importance of Learning from Failures

00:28:42 - Building and Managing a Team

00:33:21 - The Role of Spirituality in Business and Life

00:37:40 - Discussion on Money and Abundance

00:39:11 - Overview of "Incredible One Enterprises"

00:40:54 - Common Challenges Faced by Entrepreneurs

00:42:04 - Qualities of Successful Clients

00:43:17 - Impact of Client Success on Darnyelle

00:44:39 - Origin and Evolution of the "Move to Millions" Podcast

00:52:32 - Darnyelle's Approach to Podcasting and Interviews

00:57:09 - Misunderstandings About Darnyelle

00:58:05 - Decisiveness and Leadership in Business

Tweetable Quotes

"I made a decision very early that I didn't want to be a product of where I came from. So I turned to education and reading, which afforded me the opportunity to get a full academic scholarship and chart a different path."
"Miss Dixon, my fifth and sixth grade teacher, and Mr. Cook, my guidance counselor from ninth through twelfth grade, were like guardian angels to me. They saw potential in me and provided me with opportunities that shaped the person I am today."
"I just wanted to be rich, if I could be honest. We were so broke. Even though my dad was technically middle class, he made really good money. He was an industrial engineer with GM, but of course, he smoked it, so he didn't really get to see it. I knew a whole bunch of babies and welfare wasn't going to be the move if I wanted to be wealthy. So I decided to seek out education."

Resources Mentioned

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/darnyellejerveyharmon/

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/darnyellejerveyharmon

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/darnyellejerveyharmon/

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344 Brandon Eastman - Overcoming Life’s Challenges, Childhood Influences & the Magic of Mushrooms

344 Brandon Eastman - Overcoming Life’s Challenges, Childhood Influences & the Magic of Mushrooms

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In this episode, I speak with Brandon Eastman, host of the Be Better Broadcast, and what a journey it is! Brandon shares his incredible transformation from working at Walmart right out of high school to becoming a beacon of personal development and leadership. His story is not just inspiring; it's a roadmap for anyone feeling stuck or unsure about their future. We dive into how he started with nothing more than a makeshift studio in his apartment and grew into the impactful podcast host he is today. Brandon's candidness about his growth, both personally and professionally, really lights up this conversation.

But it's not all about podcasting. Brandon opens up about his experiences with personal development, including some profound insights gained from experimenting with psychedelics like magic mushrooms. His honest reflection on how these experiences influenced his perspective on life and his work adds a fascinating layer to our discussion. Whether you're a podcast enthusiast, someone curious about personal growth, or just looking for a push to start where you are with what you have, this episode is packed with relatable wisdom and actionable advice. Brandon's story is a powerful reminder that transformation often starts with a single step, or in his case, a single podcast episode. Join us as we explore the highs and lows of creating content that not only entertains but also educates and inspires.

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Key Takeaways

00:00:00 - Introduction and Background of Brandon Eastman

00:02:17 - Brandon's Early Career and Transition into Sales

00:05:12 - Discovering Personal Development and Mentorship

00:08:56 -The Impact of Physical Fitness on Personal Growth

00:10:20 - Brandon's Journey into Leadership and Public Speaking

00:13:39 - Transitioning from Corporate to Entrepreneurship

00:15:38 - Challenges and Realizations in Starting a Business

00:19:22 - The Importance of Building a Brand and Audience

00:20:03 - Brandon's Perspective on Life's Challenges and Choices

00:24:06 - The Role of Creativity and Childhood Influences

00:26:06 - Brandon's Approach to Learning and Content Consumption

00:29:00 - The Impact of Reading and Continuous Learning

00:32:14 - Starting the Be Better Broadcast

00:34:07 - Learning from Podcasting and Audience Engagement

00:35:06 - Exploring Topics like Magic Mushrooms on the Podcast

00:41:34 - Brandon's Personal Experience with Magic Mushrooms

00:44:22 - The Misconceptions About Always Being Happy

00:46:11 - Growth as a Podcast Host and Content Creator

00:48:22 - The Importance of Networking and Collaborations

00:50:49 - Reevaluating Goals and the Desire for Large-scale Events

00:54:15 - Advice for New and Aspiring Podcasters

00:56:11 - The Misunderstood Aspects of Personal Disposition

00:58:05 - Closing Thoughts and Where to Connect with Brandon

Tweetable Quotes

"It started in a two-bedroom apartment... I ordered a $1.50 desk and a Blue Yeti microphone. Even if you don't have an extravagant background, a clean background is better than extravagant."
"I had a mentor come into my life, and he said, 'Brandon, you've got to work on yourself before you can move up into any level of leadership.' He advised me to start with my fitness and my body. I discovered personal development and eventually wanted to help others make the same changes I made."
"I discovered my superpower when I gave a training about my journey, talking about goal setting and discipline....
343 Seth Silvers - The Intersection of Business, Storytelling, and Podcasting

343 Seth Silvers - The Intersection of Business, Storytelling, and Podcasting

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In this episode, I speak with Seth Silvers, the founder and CEO of Story On Media and Marketing. We dive into the heart of podcasting and storytelling, exploring the profound impact these mediums have on connecting people and sharing impactful messages. Seth shares his journey from the nonprofit world to discovering his passion for storytelling in business, and how this led him to the podcasting space. He emphasizes the importance of quality content and the intentional planning that goes into creating meaningful podcast episodes that resonate with audiences.

We also touch on the evolving podcast landscape, discussing the significance of Apple's transcription feature, the challenges of integrating podcast content with YouTube, and the importance of discoverability and curation in the podcasting world. Seth's insights into the industry are grounded in his own experiences and the lessons he's learned while building his agency. His genuine appreciation for the medium shines through as we discuss the future of podcasting and the exciting opportunities it holds for creators and listeners alike.

Join us for this engaging conversation that not only highlights the power of podcasting but also provides valuable takeaways for anyone looking to make a deeper connection with their audience. Whether you're a seasoned podcaster or just starting out, this episode is sure to inspire and offer a fresh perspective on the art of storytelling.

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Key Takeaways

00:01:12: Connection between Harry Duran and Seth Silvers.

00:07:16: The importance of storytelling in company branding and marketing.

00:14:38: Balancing personal values with business objectives.

00:21:51: The role of podcasting in sharing significant news and stories.

00:27:28: The decision to sunset a podcast and start a new one.

00:30:31: The challenges of working with larger clients and their teams.

00:33:22: The importance of systems and processes for managing podcast production.

00:38:07: The significance of MrBeast's podcast appearance and its implications.

00:40:02: The challenges of integrating podcast content with YouTube.

00:41:17: The role of AI and curation in making podcast content more accessible.

00:46:22: The role of AI in curating and accessing existing podcast content.

00:51:18: How to connect with Seth Silvers and learn more about his agency.

Tweetable Quotes

"I started in the nonprofit space, fell in love with storytelling, and realized that business is actually a very good way to make an impact. I began to see that the companies I support are the ones I know more about than just their product. I align with their values and their story."
"The simple shift of realizing that as a business, you are a guide and not the hero, that your customer is the hero, is huge for businesses. Your role is like Yoda, whispering into their ear, helping them get to their dreams with your services and products."
"We're having conversations about what commitment it actually takes to have a successful podcast. It's about focusing on creating content that solves real problems for the audience, not just churning out as many episodes as we can."

Resources Mentioned

X/Twitter - https://twitter.com/SethSilvers

Instagram -

342 Kevin Chemidlin - Entrepreneurship, Storytelling and Authenticity

342 Kevin Chemidlin - Entrepreneurship, Storytelling and Authenticity

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In this episode, I speak with Kevin Chemidlin, a fellow podcaster and the brains behind Grow the Show. Kevin's journey from a successful corporate career to full-time podcasting is a story that resonates with anyone who's ever felt the pull towards entrepreneurship. His candid sharing of the highs and lows, including the tough decision to leave a stable job and the challenges of navigating the podcasting world, is both grounding and inspiring.

Kevin's transparency about the realities of growing a podcast and a business is refreshing. He doesn't shy away from discussing the setbacks he faced, including the impact of COVID-19 on his podcast Philly Who and the tough lessons learned from expanding his business too quickly. But it's not just about the struggles; Kevin also shares the strategies that led to his success, making this a must-listen for any podcaster looking to grow their show and turn their passion into a profitable venture.

Join us as we dive into the importance of community, the power of resilience, and the practical steps you can take to make your podcast thrive. Whether you're a seasoned podcaster or just starting out, Kevin's wisdom and experience are invaluable. So, if you're ready to take your podcast to the next level, tune in and let's grow your show together!

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Key Takeaways

00:00 Entrepreneurial Journey to Podcasting Success

11:22 Call Your Parents, Prioritize Building Systems

20:31 Podcast Growth and Monetization Insights

26:53 Sponsoring Podcasts and Overcoming Failure

32:52 Growing a Successful Podcast

40:02 Business Growth and Lessons Learned

45:57 Lessons Learned From Entrepreneurial Challenges

53:31 Podcast Growth and Connection Through Vulnerability

Tweetable Quotes

"I tried nine to five; didn't work for me. Despite Cigna's best efforts to give me everything I ever asked for, the whole time, I knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur. So I had all kinds of really weird side hustles throughout those four years."
"It's been full time, literally nothing but podcasting. It's been six years later, and I've only done podcasting. I was so excited for it and it got a little bit of buzz. People were talking about it a bit, and I was like, 'Ah, finally, I got my thing.'"
"You have to learn how to prioritize things that you really don't need to do today but make all the difference in the world to make the product better all the time. Learning how to think in systems has helped me with working with clients, working with people, working with employees, and made me a great dog trainer."

Resources Mentioned

SIGN UP FOR KEVIN’S COURSE: https://www.growtheshowlive.com/harry

X/Twitter - https://x.com/kevinchemidlin

Instagram - https://instagram.com/kevinchemidlin

LinkedIn - https://linkedin.com/in/kevinchemidlin

Podcast Junkies Website: podcastjunkies.com

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341 Jackie Goddard - From Fashion & Theatre to Empowering Others to Find Their Own Voice

341 Jackie Goddard - From Fashion & Theatre to Empowering Others to Find Their Own Voice

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In this episode, I speak with the remarkable Jackie Goddard from Power to Speak, who shares her extraordinary journey from the fast-paced world of fashion to the expressive realms of theater and into the intimate space of podcasting and coaching. Jackie's story is one of transformation and the profound impact our environment can have on our work and personal growth. As we stroll through her life's chapters, from her London roots to the calming embrace of the UK's south coast, Jackie opens up about finding solace in nature and how it has fueled her daily inspiration. It's a conversation that feels like a walk with an old friend, filled with nostalgia, laughter, and the kind of wisdom that comes from a life well-lived.

We also dive into the nuances of communication, the empathy behind acting, and how these skills translate into Jackie's current endeavors. She recounts her pivot to podcasting during lockdown, her self-taught editing adventures, and the joys of coaching a diverse range of individuals, including those with disabilities. 'm genuinely touched by Jackie's dedication to helping others find their voice. Her narrative isn't just informative; it's a heartfelt invitation to explore the art of storytelling and expression with us. So, pull up a chair and get ready to be a part of our conversation—it's one you won't want to miss.

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Key Takeaways

00:00 London to the New Forest

07:14 Acting, Storytelling, and Empathy

13:28 Transitioning to Podcasting and Coaching

22:08 Unlocking Confidence Through Coaching

28:05 Live Podcast Production Process

41:15 Career Changes and Self-Expression

48:17 Networking for Speaker Developmen

Tweetable Quotes

"The allure of the New Forest and its ancient beauty really drew me in. Moving here, especially after growing up in the hustle of London, has been a transformative experience. It's taught me the profound impact our environment has on our lives, our creativity, and our work."

"Transitioning from fashion to acting wasn't just a career change, it was a return to my first love. It's fascinating how one decision can completely alter the course of your life, leading to new passions and unexpected journeys, like starting a podcast during lockdown which has now become an integral part of my professional life."

"Working with stunt trainees at Pinewood Studios has been an eye-opening experience. It's incredible to see these accomplished athletes, known for their physical prowess, face their fears and embrace the vulnerability of acting. Witnessing their transformation by the end of the course is a powerful reminder of the universal need for self-expression."

Resources Mentioned

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/powertospeak9/

Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackiegoddardpowertospeak/

Podcast Junkies Website: podcastjunkies.com

Podcast Junkies YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Podcastjunkies/

Podcast Junkies Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/

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Bio of Podcast Junkies - Conversations with Fascinating Podcasters

"Podcast Junkies" hosted by Harry Duran is a podcast that delves into the captivating world of podcasting. 

Harry, the Founder of the podcast agency FullCast, has been conducting in-depth conversations with a diverse array of podcasters since 2014. With a casual and easy-going approach, he creates a comfortable space for his guests to open up about their unique podcasting journeys.

Through these conversations, listeners gain access to the valuable experiences, insights, and even personal anecdotes of accomplished podcasters. 

The show provides a platform for guests to share their successes, challenges, and the lessons they've learned along the way.

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