126: Angela Lussier - On Speaking for Empowerment


Angela Lussier is an award-winning speaker, founder of Speaking School for Women, author of three books, speech coach and host of Claim the Stage podcast. Recently, I had the pleasure to be a guest on her podcast (Episode 23 called "Hairy Authenticity" - I know, I love the title too!). Angela's mantra is "Stop waiting. Start creating." She inspires her listeners to take the most important, often-feared, first step towards their calling, and to keep going. Angela, I am thankful for this very important, timely conversation with you! We have a great opportunity and responsibility to use our voice and empower other women to do the same.

On the show, we talked about:

  • Her passion for helping women use their voice
  • The thing that holds women back
  • Key things that she tries to instill in women
  • How to own your experiences



This American Life asked Sara Bareilles to imagine what Obama might be thinking about the election and Donald Trump. The result is a patriotic, beautiful and powerful song titled "Seriously?" which Leslie Odom Jr. added his vocals to. 

You can listen to it here.



Angela talked about a time she was invited to watch a 30-minute documentary about a woman in her 90s who defied the 'old lady' stereotype. The film focuses on the last ten years of her life. She was a hardworking woman who lived a normal life, until she turned things around by breaking all the rules and expectations. She learned how to row, and participated in the Senior Olympics!

By the end of the film you see her in her last days of life, still in good spirits and encouraging people to live their lives to the fullest. It's never too late to do the thing you love!