Adventures in Media!

Behind the Scenes Tips and Strategies to Help You Step Into the Media Spotlight.

Welcome to my adventures in creating media and my advice on how to get your brand/biz featured in the media.

YBB018: Alexia Vernon – Creator of Your Spotlight Talk on Stepping on Stage in 2016

Gwen Elliot, January 17, 2016

Your Big Break Podcast welcomes Creator of Your Spotlight Talk, and Women’s Communication & Leadership Expert 2016 is the year to face the fear and share your story (on stage). If you are curious about how to step into the spotlight as a speaker, you’re going to LOVE today’s guest. Alexia Vernon is a Women’s […]

YBB017: Sharon Stokes – Get Your Big Break in 2016 and Make it The Year of YOU!

Gwen Elliot, January 7, 2016

Your Big Break Podcast welcomes Life Fulfillment Coach, and Former Lifestyle TV Producer Sharon Stokes! 2016 is the year of the BIG BREAK and I can’t think of a better way to kick off the year than having Sharon Stokes share her story. Sharon had teh ultimate big break moment at the end of 2015 […]

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Going into 2016

Gwen Elliot, December 31, 2015

Do you feel the pressure to create BIG GOALS for 2016? I do. And I don’t like it (the pressure that is). Starting the year off feeling stressed and comparing your plans with the Facebook highlight reel will only make you feel like crap. Instead, I encourage you to sit down with yourself and ask the […]

YBB016: Natalie MacNeil – How to Land Your Dream Book Deal

Gwen Elliot, December 24, 2015

Your Big Break Podcast welcomes Entrepreneur, Author and Jetsetter, Natalie MacNeil! Natalie MacNeil is a rockstar entrepreneur. She’s also the author of a brand new book with her dream publisher called ‘The Conquer Kit: A Creative Business Plan for Women Entrepreneurs” Click here to learn more and buy it! :-) I met Natalie back in 2013 […]

YBB015: Kelly Azevedo – How to Create Systems to Handle a ‘Big Break’

Gwen Elliot, December 17, 2015

The best way to prepare for a big break, is to know you can handle it. What if the number of clients you have doubles? Or you get featured on a mainstream media outlet and your site crashes from the traffic? YIKES! One way to avoid that is to get the right systems in place […]

YBB014: Maggie Patterson – The Power of Guest Posting to Get Your Big Break

Gwen Elliot, December 10, 2015

Get your big break with the help of guest posting! If you have always dreamed of guest posting on the big media sites, today’s episode and inspiring guest will help you. Maggie Patterson is a communications strategist who has been featured on, The Huffington Post, Virgin, Fast Company, Yahoo Small Business and more. With […]

YBB013: Maayan Ziv – How to Share Your Mission in the Media

Gwen Elliot, December 3, 2015

When was the last time you saw a person with a disability featured in mainstream media talking about their business or life? When I interviewed Maayan Ziv, an activist, photographer and founder of AccessNow, I realized I could barely think of an answer to the question. Maayan Ziv is on a mission to change this. As […]

YBB012: Katie Dalebout on Media, Miracles and “Letting it Out”

Gwen Elliot, November 26, 2015

Katie Dalebout is a millennial blogger, podcaster, Creator of The Wellness Wonderland…and her first book, “Let It Out, A Journey through Journaling” is coming out in 2016! Learn how she is living and sharing her life authentically and how the miracles in media and in life occur.

Behind the Scenes at the Cosmopolitan #FunFearlessLife Shoot!

Gwen Elliot, November 19, 2015

Last November, I needed an escape. I worked in a male dominated industry where the conversation revolved around tech, and the dress code was jeans and a t-shirt. I was craving high heels and lipstick and some pure FUN, but had nowhere to truly express this. So when I discovered that Cosmopolitan magazine was hosting […]

YBB011: How to Write for Mainstream Media and Have a Careergasm!

Gwen Elliot, November 19, 2015

Today, career coach and media magnet Sarah Vermunt shares her big break on the podcast. Sarah is the founder of Careergasm. She helps people figure out what they want so they can do work they love. She has even trained with Dr. Martha Beck who you may recognize as a coaching expert for O Magazine and […]