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Interviews & Live Storytelling

PODCAST: SPARK MY MUSE 

 

What happens when two people sit down to talk about “embracing your weirdness?” Superman, campfires, cookies and corporate world BS take center stage, of course.

 

Check out this chat I had with Lisa DeLay of Spark My Muse. It’s full of advice about being weird (but not phony), telling your brand story and finding your Muse.

LIVE STORYTELLING: ARMCHAIR BEND

 

I was lucky enough to be invited as a storyteller at Armchair Bend’s April 2014 event. When I stepped onto the stage and looked into the audience’s eager eyes, I knew I had found my people.

 

Spilling your guts. Sharing your perfect imperfectness. Being vulnerable…

 

Live storytelling is heart-stopping.

 

Click below to listen to my crazy tale of ‘Plan B’ (which may, or may not, involve ghosts).

INTERVIEW: FREELANCE TO FREEDOM PROJECT 

 

It was an honor to be featured in the ‘I Found Freedom’ series on the popular website The Freelance to Freedom Project. Click here to read about how I gave the finger to the Man and made the leap into freelancing.

PODCAST: WRITERS’ ROUGH DRAFTS 

 

I had a great time chatting with Elisa Doucette from Craft Your Content about being fearless in your weirdness, finding your writing sweet spot and, of course, beer. Click here to give it a listen!

LIVE STORYTELLING: FIRST SPEAK

 

Is it possible for a chocolate mess of a person find a slice of happiness? Sharon Knorr helped me flesh out a raw story from my past and tell it to an eager crowd during First Speak 2015.

 

After a devastating setback in life, I set out to give my son one good day. Click here to listen to a tender story about spending my last $25 on a crappy kite and finding redemption.

INTERVIEW: LUMINARIES

 

I loved this chat I had with Margaret Pinard of Taste Life Twice. We covered the myth of balance, getting to the “why,” doing your own cool thing + being fearless in your weirdness.

 

“It all comes back to this: examine your own expectations. Do that deep work. Where are they coming from? If they come from fear, banish them like the Ghostbusters.”

LIVE STORYTELLING: ARMCHAIR BEND

 

I was invited back as an Armchair storyteller in October 2016. The theme? Lost and Found.

 

What happens when a secret ninja circle, run by children, takes over a small cowboy town in 1985? Click here to listen to a tale of throwing stars, stolen cash and thwarted dreams.

LIVE STORYTELLING: SOLO SPEAK

 

Shay Knorr’s Solo Speak Sessions was my first paid gig as a storyteller. I guess this qualifies me as a bona fide professional, yo.

 

Click here to listen to a story about my biggest regret in life, involving a covert mission, mean girls and a loogie pit.

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