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Let's Get Vocal with Rena Cook
Speaker, author and presentation trainer Rena Cook hosts this podcast about empowerment - of our voice, our spirit, our confidence, our sense of agency.Production by Citizens of Sound
Feb 17, 2022
The Lawyer of Attraction with Paula Kidd Casey
Paula Kidd Casey–known as The Lawyer of Attraction™–has been a practicing family law attorney for over 39 years and was one of the first women in the midwest to open a private law firm. Paula spent years pursuing money and success at the expense of her health and peace of mind. Thousands of hours of study later, she discovered a life-changing theory, The Natural Laws of the Universe.Today, she lives her passion based on these magical, yet scientifically proven, concepts. Paula is a sought-after speaker and consultant for successful professionals, individual searching for more joy, and everyone who might be seeking greater balance, happiness, and peace in their lives. Attorneys listen up: in this episode Paula address the challenges facing attorneys today and how those challenges led her on a search for peace, joy and happiness. She explains how the Law of Attraction works and how living the principals of this law can bring our lives into a more peaceful focus.
Dec 30, 2021
Remaining Significant as We Mature with Dr. Melissa Leedy
Dr. Melissa Leedy is a clinical phycologist using a variety of evidence-based treatment approaches, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Dr. Leedy specializes in helping adults adjust to injury and chronic pain and illness, improving insomnia, depression, anxiety, and trauma.
Dec 22, 2021
Release Anxiety and Find Freedom to Soar with Jackie Cleary
Jackie Cleary has 38 years of one-on-one counseling which she provides through Cleary Counseling of Tulsa. Engaging positive psychology, her focus is the happiness of her clients and teaching them how to remove obstacles to embrace life and its purpose. She and Rena discuss how anxiety can derail our dreams and some practical strategies for controlling and moving beyond the fears that limit us.
Nov 30, 2021
The Gifts of Aging with Shannon Keener
Shannon is an Advanced Bodyworker and Craniosacral Therapist who started her business at the age of 53. She shares the joy and wisdom that have been the gifts of aging.
Nov 8, 2021
More Than Words with Shirley Hall
Shirley Hall is a poet, author, social justice advocate, community leader. Although her focus remains on poetic advocacy, as a free-lance writer and owner of MORE THAN WORDS Halls project range from social and corporate communications to speech writing, personal greetings and public speaking. Additional credits include publication in carious college presses, magazines and community newspapers In this episode, Shirley shares her intriguing journey to now, her goals and purpose as she moves forward with her very significant life.
Oct 19, 2021
Mature Women Achieve Success with Jane Mudget
Jane Mudgett, author of the book Five Alive, is a speaker, coach and trainer. She shares with Rena her journey of living intentionally to insure the health and vitality to be significant at 70 and beyond.
Oct 5, 2021
Significant at 70 and Beyond
In this series of 6 episodes Rena explores her desire to remain relevant into her senior years. As this is s ever growing topic of interest and concern for millions, Rena interviews women who have chosen to remain vital and involved in life as they reflect on their purpose, their fears and choices they can make today that will insure their ability to contribute as long as they are able.
Sep 23, 2021
Use Your Brand to Tell Your Best Story with Jenny Midgley
Jenny is a brand strategist, photographer and story teller who helps her clients tell their most compelling story to drive sales.
Aug 31, 2021
Cyber Safety with Laura Clark Fey
Though cyber security has been around for a good long time, the recent escalation of ransomware attacks including the Colonial Pipeline hack, among others, it begs the question how safe is our personal data and the nation’s infrastructure? In this episode, Rena talks to noted international cyber security attorney Laura Clark Fey. Just how concerned should we be and how can we protect ourselves and our data. Laura does a great job of explaining all and frankly scaring the bejesus out of us. Laura Clark Fey, one of the first 27 U.S. attorneys recognized as Privacy Law Specialists (IAPP), leads Fey LLC, a global data privacy and information governance law firm. She and her team help organizations develop and implement practical solutions to their unique data privacyand information governance challenges. Laura is a member of the inaugural class of IAPPFellows of Information Privacy (FIP), a Certified U.S. and European Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US/E), and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM). The U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission have selected Laura as an arbitrator in connection with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework Binding Arbitration Program.
Aug 17, 2021
Find Your Path with Victoria Hines
Victoria is a creative career coach whose mission is to empower creative artists to define their own version of success and build a holistic and sustainable career path as a creative. Through her Find Your Path program, as well as 1:1coaching, Victoria has helped creatives navigate career pivots and level up their careers. In this episode Rena and Victoria talk about how their shared theatre background has led them to their respective coaching careers, the challenges of being a solopreneur, managing imposter syndrome and how to avoid career burnout.
Jan 18, 2021
The Straight Skinny About Speakers’ Agencies | Shelly Harrison
Shelly Harrison is a former banking executive with more than 25 years of experience, is now banking on professional speakers. She is the CEO and Founder of Luminary Leaders, a full-service professional speakers’ agency, specializing in representing world-class speakers, bestselling authors, military speakers and public figures. Her client roster has included Tanya Brown, sister of Nicole Brown Simpson, TV journalist Mary Parks, Former NFL Football Player of the Seattle Seahawks, Dave Des Rochers and Atlanta school shooting hero Antoinette Tuff, to name a few.
Nov 23, 2020
Staying Relevant with Dr. Holly Sullenger
Rena’s guest is sought-after speaker, trainer and facilitator, Dr. Holly Sullenger, known for being able to present high-level topics in ways that make the content easy to understand. She combines an in-depth knowledge of business and industry with adult-education techniques and infused humor as she speaks, facilitates in the areas of leadership, professional development and technology. She and Rena talk about a range of subjects from staying relevant in a rapidly evolving world to how to best prepare for a presentation.
Oct 29, 2020
Deep Dive Into…Well, Everything | Jane Boston
Rena’s guest is Jane Boston, Principal Lecturer and Course Leader on the Masters in Voice Studies degree program at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. She is known throughout the voice training world as the teacher’s teacher. She and Rena co-edited a seminal book entitled Breath in Action: The Art of Breath in Vocal and Holistic Practice. They talk about life after COVID, a Brit’s view of American Politics, why corporate professionals are flocking to voice training and some thoughts about dialect.
Sep 21, 2020
Immunity and Sleep in the Time of COVID | Eve Vennari
Rena talks with heath and wellness expert Eva Vennari about how to keep our immunity strong and upgrade our sleep habits.
Aug 27, 2020
What About that Dialect? Reduce, Eliminate or Embrace? | Eve Breneman
Eve Breneman, Chicago theatre dialect coach, joins Rena to discuss the state of theatre in the time of COVID and the controversial topic of dialect.
Aug 13, 2020
Get a Better Night’s Sleep | Dr. Melissa Leedy
Dr. Melissa Leedy, clinical psychologist and Founder of Legacy Counseling Services, joins Rena to talk about insomnia and what to do about it. In addition they address the ways in which each of them helps women empower their voices.
Jun 23, 2020
Voicing Tricky Conversations | Merianne Drew
One of the most challenging aspects in sustaining relationships, whether personal or professional, is communication. Especially daunting are those tricky conversations where emotions and needs can be highly charged. In this episode of Let’s Get Vocal with Rena, Life Coach Merianne Drew shares why these conversations can be so troublesome and a process for handling them that really works.
May 19, 2020
Using Your Voice To Build Your Business | Aurora Gregory
Acclaimed marketer, author and speaker Aurora Gregory talks with Rena about how public speaking can promote your brand and raise your bottom line.
Apr 21, 2020
Laughing Yoga | Pamela Prather
In this episode Rena talks to renowned voice trainer and laughing yoga instructor Pamela Prather about laughter as a stress releaser, confidence builder and immune system booster. Pamela teaches Rena some laughing yoga exercises, inviting listeners to share in the healing gift of laughter.