EP45: The Power of Storytelling and Public Speaking with Johanna Walker

     

Johanna gets super real and honest in our conversation.  We talk about the transformational power of using your voice, sharing your story, speaking in front of others… even when if feels absolutely terrifying.

She shares about the moment when you know you have something to say and your mind says, “NO WAY!,” but your heart knows you must — and how that led to her most raw talk ever.  

And we talk about making a contribution to people’s lives by building connection, and unraveling oppression, through the act of telling our stories.

In this convo we get into:

  • Courageous action
  • How are body is connected to our voice, both physically and metaphorically
  • The power, transformation, and liberation of storytelling
  • Managing the fear that can come when speaking up or from the stage
  • THE most vulnerable talk she ever gave (link is below)
  • The true soul of her work as a public speaker and speaking coach
  • Discovering your own “f*ck nugget”

More about Johanna:

Johanna Walker is the fear-blasting, storytelling maven for coaches, consultants, leaders and change-makers. (also known as a public speaking coach) As a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator, she has presented for corporations, non-profits, start-ups and community organizations, helping audiences develop authentic presence as speakers, find the ideas they want to be known for, and craft those ideas into compelling presentations.

Johanna is the founder of Women Who Speak, a transformational speaker coaching program for female leaders, and leads The Speaker’s Playground, an ongoing practice group for new and seasoned speakers. She is the co-founder and co-host of Boulder’s popular bi-monthly story slam series, Truth Be Told, (www.storyslamboulder.com) where people from the audience come to the stage and tell true stories about their lives.

In addition to her work as a speaker and coach, she has written and performed solo theater pieces that she’s toured throughout the US and Canada.

Want help with your own public speaking? You can get her FREE “Ignite Your Speaking Power” video class where you’ll learn tips for making friends with your fear of public speaking, how to get to the heart of your message, secrets to crafting a talk that attracts clients and followers and what it takes to risk being visible. www.johannawalker.com/nakedconversations

Or connect with Johanna:

www.johannawalker.com
www.storyslamboulder.com
https://www.instagram.com/jaywalk63/
https://www.facebook.com/GetRealPublicSpeaking/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/getrealpublicspeaking/

Resources Mentioned:

Johanna’s talk on the struggle and heartache of not getting married and having kids is HERE

Want to check out if coaching is right for you?  Book a discovery call here.

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