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Find Your Voice, Change Your Life Podcast

Doreen Downing PhDWelcome to the Find Your Voice, Change Your Life podcast. You will hear real-life stories from people who struggled to find their authentic voice.

I’m your host, Dr. Doreen Downing.

I interview people who share how they overcame their fears about stepping up and speaking out. They each offer tips and strategies that you can apply to your own journey to find your voice and change your life.

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#132 Unconventional Paths to Business Authenticity

#132 Unconventional Paths to Business Authenticity

Today, I interview Julia Stege, who struggled to find her footing amidst doubts about her artistic abilities and societal expectations. Growing up in a family where creativity was both encouraged and stifled, Julia found herself navigating conflicting messages about her abilities. Despite doubts about her artistic prowess and pressures to conform, Julia pursued her passion for graphic design.

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#131 Harnessing Intuition for a Life of Purpose

#131 Harnessing Intuition for a Life of Purpose

Today, I interview Elona Lopari, who was misunderstood and restricted by societal norms early in her childhood. Growing up in Albania, she grappled with being labeled as mischievous and stubborn for her independent thinking and curiosity. Despite these hurdles, Elona found solace in her innate drive for achievement and a determination to break through limitations imposed by others.

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#130 Breaking the Status Quo with Mindful Innovation

#130 Breaking the Status Quo with Mindful Innovation

Today, I interview Matt Mueller, who talks about how he went from being a very creative child to facing the tough rules of grown-up life that often stop us from being imaginative. He shares important times when the fear of what others would think made him quiet his own new ideas.

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#129 Beyond Limiting Beliefs Into Limitless Potential

#129 Beyond Limiting Beliefs Into Limitless Potential

Today, I interview Linda Ford, who shares her journey from a challenging childhood in Ireland, characterized by poverty and emotional turmoil, to becoming a master-certified coach. Linda’s early experiences were marked by economic hardship, lack of education, and a deep-seated sense of insecurity and self-doubt.

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#128 For the Best Results, Focus on Your Listeners

#128 For the Best Results, Focus on Your Listeners

Today I interview Dr. Maria Nemeth who shares her journey of dealing with shyness despite being labeled as an extrovert. Dr. Nemeth explains the distinction between being extroverted and feeling shy, recounting personal stories that shed light on the challenges she faced. 

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#127 Braving Up: Dare to Be Resilient and Empowered

#127 Braving Up: Dare to Be Resilient and Empowered

Today I interview Deb Drummond who shares her story of navigating a challenging childhood growing up in a home where she felt tormented by an older sibling. Complicating matters, adults around her dismissed these struggles, downplaying her experiences as just typical sibling behavior.

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#126 Rewrite Your Reality for Total Transformation

#126 Rewrite Your Reality for Total Transformation

Today, I interview Shiraz Baboo, an influential figure in the realm of reality intervention. Born in South Africa during the Apartheid era, Shiraz’s journey took a significant turn when his parents moved to Canada, seeking to escape racial tensions.

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#125 Freedom, Fun, & Light-heartedness

#125 Freedom, Fun, & Light-heartedness

Today, I interview Crystal Deichert, whose journey unfolds from the confines of traditional Catholic values to the vibrant shores of Maui. Raised in a community that prioritized conformity, Crystal faced the challenge of breaking free from societal constraints to uncover her authentic self.

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#123 A Path to Healing Family Pain

#123 A Path to Healing Family Pain

Today, I interview Kyomi O’Connor who shared a compelling story of her life, marked by early familial challenges. During her childhood, Kyomi endured emotional abuse and struggled with her own identity. As a support to a weak mother, she embraced a dual persona, projecting an outwardly bubbly demeanor while concealing an inner struggle for self-acceptance.

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7 STEP GUIDE TO FEARLESS SPEAKINGPodcast host, Dr. Doreen Downing, helps people find their voice so they can overcome anxiety, be confident, and speak without fear.

Get started now on your journey to your authentic voice by downloading my Free 7 Step Guide to Fearless Speakingdoreen7steps.com.