How to rebel your way to more clients, income and impact – With Michelle Mazur

How to rebel your way to more clients, income and impact – With Michelle Mazur

Michelle Mazur

Dr Michelle Mazur has had enough of safe, conventional keynotes and speakers. Instead, she wants to show you how to develop your own 3-word rebellion – along with how to use it to 10x your income and your impact.

Dr. Michelle Mazur is an amazing Speaking Coach who works with Entrepreneurs, Speakers, Authors and Thought Leaders to help them craft speeches that not only wow audiences but show them how to get paid for it too.

In this conversation, she shares her own experiences of following her passion for speaking – even though she (in her words) “was terrible!” for the longest time. She also shares her own challenges of moving from being an academic with a steady paycheck to entrepreneur and the big “Why’ behind her work in the world.

Plus she tells me how a crisis in her business brought her to her biggest breakthrough – the 3-word rebellion and how she wants to shout it from the rooftops that this is the gamechanger many speakers (and would be speakers) are looking for to maximize their impact, income and reach.

About Michelle Mazur


Michelle Mazur, Ph.D. delivers audacious breakthroughs for business owners & speakers who want to stand out, be the best-in-class in their field, and position themselves in a category of one.

She is the CEO of Communication Rebel and the author of Speak Up for Your Business and Speak for Impact. The speakers and business owners she works with have gone on to book speaking gigs across the United States, raise 3x the amount of money expected for the launch of a charity, and speak in front of world leaders. Her rebel yell has appeared in Fast Company, Inc., Entrepreneur, PR Daily, and She Owns It.

She lives in Seattle, WA with her adoring husband, 3 obsessive felines, and a huge collection of Duran Duran memorabilia.

You can find out more about Dr. Michelle at

michelle mazur
michelle mazur

Subscribe Here & Never Miss An Episode

Who Heals The Healers?

Who Heals The Healers?

who heals the healers

Today, Holly Worton and I talk about who heals the healers, and who coaches the coaches.

Where do we go to get help when we need it? We’re not used to being vulnerable, and often we feel like we have to show everyone that we’ve got our shit together. It can be hard to reach out and ask for help when we’re used to being the receptacle for other people’s stuff. People always say to be vulnerable and share the shit when we’re on the other side and can talk about the learning experience, but where do we go when we’re in the middle of the shit?

In this conversation, Holly and I talk openly and honestly about our own struggles with cultivating consistent and robust self-care and the challenge of making real connections in this virtual world in which we work. I share how my friendships were challenged when I first started my own development journey,  and how I still struggle with making friends in the ‘real’ world.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why coaches and healers need support, too – even when we have our own tools to help ourselves
  • What happens when we don’t get the support we need
  • How to reach out and ask for help – before we reach burnout or overwhelm
  • How do you recognize when you need help
  • Why we need energetic boundaries – and how to set them
  • How to find places where it’s more give and take – where we don’t have to keep up appearances
  • Why we need spaces where we can show up as us, with all the bits – and where to find these communities

Things We Discussed In Our Who Heals The Healers Episode:

Subscribe Here & Never Miss An Episode


Courage Is A Habit – With Kate Swoboda

Courage Is A Habit – With Kate Swoboda

Courage is a habit - with Kate Swoboda
Kate Swoboda has long been fascinated by fear and how we approach it. She believes that courage (rather than ‘fearlessness’) is the answer – and it’s something that can be developed as a habit. In fact, she’s written a book about how to do just that.

I don’t know about you, but I’m not a fan of feeling fear. Like many of us, I’ll go to great lengths to avoid or run away from anything that’s too scary.

While this works fine with horror movies and roller coasters (I’ve spent a lifetime blissfully avoiding pretty much every one of those suckers) it’s not such a great strategy when it comes to living a life. Because if we want to experience joy, do something new, or just leave the house some days, we’re going to have to deal with fear.

And trying to be ‘fearless’ misses the point entirely – not to mention being an incredibly unhealthy thing to aim for.  Fear is normal. Fear is necessary. Fear can mean survival. Trying to outrun fear or push it away just isn’t going to work (and I say this as someone who’s experienced anxiety attacks since she was a teen – I’ve tried to outrun the fear. It always gets you in the end.)

But Kate Swoboda takes a different approach to the ‘be fearless’ aspiration doled out by so many personal development memes.

Kate believes we need not be ‘fearless’ but courageous.

Kate Swoboda has made it her passion to help others develop THE COURAGE HABIT and in this episode, we discuss her unique approach to working with fear, courage and all the places that scare us. We talk about how she developed a process of identifying what you’re done with, clarifying what your most courageous self (truly) wants, and aligning your life through practicing courageous habits that will create your courageous life.

We also cover:

    – Politics and courage in action – whether that is going after your big dream, or engaging in social activism

– The predominant four patterns of fear

– A process for working through fear and stepping into courage

About Kate Swoboda (aka Kate Courageous)


Kate Swoboda is the creator of, Director of the Courageous Living Coach Certification at and author of The Courage Habit: How to Accept Your Fears, Release the Past, and Live Your Courageous Life. She helps individuals, teams, and companies see where old, fear-based habits have kept people stuck or started to limit what’s possible for an organization, and then start creating more courageous lives by getting into “the courage habit,” a four-part process for behavioral and organizational change.

Kate has appeared in MindBodyGreenEntrepreneur, USA Today, Forbes, Lifetime Moms, The Intelligent Optimist, Business Insider, and more, and her website Your Courageous Life was named a top-50 blog for happiness by Greatist. She’s spoken at conferences and seminars on the topic of courage as it relates to personal development, releasing overwhelm, business and marketing, money mindset, wellness, increasing emotional resilience, and healthy goal-setting using habit-formation techniques.

Episode Links

The Courageous Living Coach Certification:
Facilitate With Impact:
The Courage Habit:


Courage is a habit - with Kate Swoboda
The Courage Habit
Courage is a habit - with Kate Swoboda

Subscribe Here & Never Miss An Episode