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Are you ready to play bigger in your business and brand bolder to stand out in the crowd? If the answer is yes, then this podcast is for you!! Every week we'll share interviews with creative and business professionals who are doing just that. Your host, Suz Chadwick is the founder of The Connection Exchange, a business, brand and speaker coach helping businesses build confidently bold Brands. It's all about play bigger, brand bolder and nail your core message so that you can attract the clie ...
 
Claim the Stage is a podcast for women who want to learn how to speak on stage, online, and speak up in life. Hosted by Angela Lussier, award-winning professional speaker, seven-time author, and CEO and founder of the Speaker Sisterhood, a network of public speaking clubs for women. Learn more about joining a speaking club: www.speakersisterhood.com
 
Do you feel like you were made for more, but you don’t know where to begin? Do you have a story you want to tell, but you’re not sure how to tell it? Have you ever dreamed of speaking on stages, writing books and selling products that make both an impact and an income? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Named The Ultimate Game Changer by Women’s Health Magazine and Top Motivation Speaker by Forbes, Jess Ekstrom’s goal is to help women make a living and make a difference at the same time. ...
 
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Today I'm speaking with Genevieve Le Hunt-Alderman about all things PR and how you can use it in your business more this year!! It doesn't have to be as hard as we think. Genevieve is a career public relations expert, who took a detour into the world of small business after starting and scaling her own 6-figure food business.…
 
Today we're talking all about investing in your business and yourself. I've had so many conversations with clients about them not having the time or the money to invest in their business and it always amazes me. At the end of the day, we have to make the time for these things so that we can grow our business in a way that works for us. We're talkin…
 
We all just went through a year of unexpected twists and turns. What can we learn from it? Anytime we go through something dark, difficult, or traumatic, it changes us. That means we may find that we have new reasons for doing what we’re doing, we may care about different things, and we might have to reprioritize. It’s a scary time and an exciting …
 
What do you do when you've been working a 9-5 job for years, and now you want to step out and build your own business but feel nervous about using your voice and drawing attention to yourself? Our first guest on today's live coaching episode asks this question. Hint: The process of figuring this out can actually be fun! Our second guest asks how to…
 
Welcome to our first live coaching episode! Today we take questions from listeners Dana Hahn and Becky Vesce. Dana asks: I want to provide training for teachers on the topic of how to support grieving children in the classroom. How can I eliminate the fear and anxiety of speaking to large groups of professionals? Becky asks: I go live on Facebook a…
 
Friends! This is a special anniversary edition of Claim the Stage, solo hosted by me, Angela. Can you believe it's already been five years??! Me neither. On today's show, I discuss: what it’s like to do a project for five years how my views have changed on the podcast over the years how the podcast has helped my business succeed my initial fears ar…
 
Season 2 is coming on September 5th! We're taking a quick break for the summer, so will you do these two things for me? Hit subscribe so you're alerted on September 5th when we return. Then leave us a review! Text HYPE to 706-228-9495 to receive my Monday morning Hype Text Transcript: Hey, Hey. Business on the Bright Side is taking a quick break an…
 
Do you find it hard to separate your personal worth from your business, allowing every little failure to eat you up? I'm going to let you in on a little secret and daily mantra I use: it's just business. Over the last few years, I've dealt with the pain that comes from someone not loving a product, because I was taking it personally. When I started…
 
Is growth possible without suffering? Leveling up in life requires a ton of growth - both in confidence and in skills. How can we acquire both of these without suffering? Our guest today is Sophie McLean, a wisdom teacher who has spent decades leading transformational seminars to over 200,000 people around the world. She likes to explore the univer…
 
As a speaker, you're always looking for ways to gain experience and land speaking gigs, right? Suz Chadwick is sharing 3 ways to qualify yourself as a speaker and get booked for speaking engagements. Listen in as she walks us through what it looks like to call yourself a speaker, how to show your value, and where you need to start today! Get to Kno…
 
A breakup can be more than a romantic relationship -- it can be the loss of a job, a business, a move to a new city, losing a cherished friendship, anything. It’s an ending that requires attention and care and on today's episode, our guest will show you how to process that time of life. Erin Davidson (pronouns: she/her), MA, RCC, is a writer and Re…
 
Are you dreaming of standing on a stage next to those three big, red letters? Let's get you ready to land a TED Talk! In this episode of Business on the Bright Side, I'm sharing the four P's to getting booked for a TED Talk! Jess' First TedX Talk (1:06) Ted X Talk vs. Ted Talk (1:47) Ted X Talk: Localize Events Ted Talk: Main Events The Benefit of …
 
Guess what! Today we're talking about one of our favorite subjects: Doing it before you're ready. You might be asking...do what? Well, anything! Working towards a dream, writing that book, speaking on a bigger stage, asking that cute person out on a date...whatever. We can make excuses all day and blame things outside of our control, but what if we…
 
We live in a society where it's hard to be direct and say what you want—but I want to change that, starting with myself. Erica Reitman joins us today for a straightforward conversation on three ways to be more direct in both your life and your career. Listen in as she walks us through her journey and how being direct has moved the needle forward! E…
 
We spend a lot of time talking about how to use your authentic voice for speaking, but when you want to sit down and write a compelling email that really connects to your audience, what is the best way to share your voice? Email is an incredibly effective method of marketing, yet it can be so hard to craft a message and hit send when you know it's …
 
Are you ready to make your website accessible for everyone? Let's test your website's accessibility! Myrna Daramy is an advocate for Digital Media Optimization, encouraging others to create an inclusive and accessible space in their brands. Listen in as she walks us through opportunities for improvement and how we can start optimizing our websites …
 
Have you ever had a grand vision for your life and then immediately discarded it because you thought it could never work? Or, have you had that grand vision, rolled it around in your mind for years, and then finally decided to let it go because it was too risky, wasn't something you thought you could really do, or seemed too grand for you? If so, t…
 
Do you have a great business idea or name? You may be asking yourself, "Do I need a trademark?" Michelle Murphy of Wilson Murphy Law and The CEO Legal Loft join us to discuss when and why you need a trademark for your big idea, and how to go about the trademark process. Listen in as she walks through a trademark search, a few legal steps to take wh…
 
Have you ever felt like you needed permission from your friends and family to take a risk? Maybe you weren't waiting for their validation consciously, but were you delaying taking action because you didn't know what others would think of your idea? Does that sound familiar? What about pretending? Ever show up in relationships acting one way, but th…
 
What does creativity mean to you? Have you found a way to incorporate it into your life? In this episode of Business on the Bright Side, I'm joined by Brit Morin of Self Made and Brit & Co to discuss how you can activate your creativity, dive into what your passionate about, and use that to launch the business you've been dreaming about! Get to Kno…
 
Speaking up about your needs, desires, fears, and upsets in relationships can be an anxiety-inducing experience. If you struggle with speaking up, you are likely familiar with the symptoms of anxiety - the "what if" thoughts, the nausea, the fears of everything unraveling. On today's show, we interview Paula Leech, a sex and relationship therapist …
 
Do you typically stick to the same marketing tactics you've always worked with in your business? Sometimes that can leave you stagnant. Audria Richmond is making big moves in new marketing strategies and techniques, which is why I thought it was so important to bring her on the show. Audria joins us to share three ways you can try new marketing in …
 
Did you know that in 30 seconds to one minute per day you could improve your wellness and well-being? It's true! In fact, today's guest says the smaller the changes are that you make to your life, the better results you will have. Quit trying to incorporate every healing modality under the sun only to feel frustrated and disappointed with yourself.…
 
Calling all Claim the Stage fans who have been on the fence about checking out Speaker Sisterhood and are looking for a personal invitation! This is for you. :) It's been over a year since we launched a new public speaking club due to covid, but we're back at it and we'd like to invite you to our newest club in Westfield, Massachusetts. This club w…
 
As my team celebrates Headbands of Hope's 9th birthday, we're also celebrating the honor of being ranked in the top 1% of all Shopify stores! As I reflect on these last 9 years, there are so many experiences that led to this success in business! Listen in as I share 5 things that I believe contributed to our top 1% ranking of all Shopify stores! Pl…
 
Today on the podcast, I'm talking with Elise Bialylew about creating a mindfulness practice. Elise is the author of number #1 bestselling meditation book The Happiness Plan and founder of Mindful in May, the world’s largest online global mindfulness campaign that teaches thousands of people each year to meditate whilst raising funds to build clean …
 
Today we're talking about creating professional practices in your business. I remember watching a video with Marie Forleo and Stephen Pressfield about going professional and from then on I've looked at how I work and what I do to show up in a professional way. It doesn't always work, but it's a great thing to work towards. There are 6 elements you …
 
Have you ever looked at someone who is seemingly doing it all and wondered, how do they do so much? The answer may be that they have a system to keep them moving forward. On today’s episode, Laura Khalil, a communications expert, skilled interviewer and host of the Top 125 Apple Podcast, Brave by Design, teaches us how to create a system to be brav…
 
Have you been hesitant to put yourself on video in your business? Today, Natasha Samuel of Shine with Natasha joins us to help you set aside any fears by sharing the impact video can have on connect with your audience. Listen in as she shares 3 ways you can use video on Instagram to connect, plus she's providing a few ideas to help get you started!…
 
How often have you been called “selfish” in your life? How often have you gone out of your way to avoid being seen that way? On today’s show, we interview Naketa Ren Thigpen, LCSW, the #1 Balance & Relationship Advisor in the World. She is also the author of the book Selfish: Permission to Pause, Live, Love and Laugh Your Way to Joy. On today’s epi…
 
Today on the podcast, I'm talking to Amy Clarke from Confetti Rebels. Amy is a self-described “pocket rocket” that creates female empowerment slogan tees for everybody. She designs creates and dances herself through Instagram and social media. You may know her from her “Shake your tits it’s Friday” tees and many more head-turning slogans! WE TALK A…
 
Overthinking can cause so much more stress than any of us need—let's crush those tendencies and stop overthinking. Jon Acuff joins us in this episode to share three ways you can stop overthinking in every aspect of your life. Listen in as he walks us through these steps and how he's used them in his own life. Three Ways to Stop Overthinking (1:03) …
 
Even if you're not in sales for your profession, you're always selling. Perhaps you're selling your friend on an idea for a trip you'd like to take, or selling your child on the benefits of vegetables. You likely even have a component of your job that requires you sell your ideas to your team, your boss, or your clients. Selling is an essential too…
 
Has Women's History Month motivated you to surround yourself with and collaborate with other women entrepreneurs? I'm here for it! In this episode of Business on the Bright Side, I'm sharing 5 ways you can collaborate with other women! From simple ideas to more complex opportunities, let's dive into how you can grow together! 5 Ways to Collaborate …
 
Do you remember being called a "Good Girl" as a child and beaming in delight over the praise and reinforcement for a job well done? If you're now wondering why you find it difficult to say or do something that may not be seen as "nice" or "polite," it may be because of your good girl conditioning. On today's show, we talk to Sarah Schneider, a Good…
 
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