Welcome to Your Big Break Podcast!

Your Big Break Podcast features experts, producers and media entrepreneurs who share their behind the scenes tips and strategies to rock the media and grow their business with a lil’ help from the media!

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

Your Big Break Podcast, 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 Communication Expert and Creator of Your Spotlight talk. Alexia teaches people how to step on stage, share your story, and get paid well to do it. Alexia has been featured on CNN, NBC, The Wall St. Journal, and Women’s Health to name a few and has been named a ‘Moxie Maven’ by the White House. You can tell by listening to her that she is SO passionate about her work and shares so generously about her personal story on today’s episode.

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

Your Big Break Podcast, 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 when she left her career as a television producer to pursue being a life coach full-time (she studiend at  The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching).  She has also worked as a coach at Matthew Hussey’s 5 day Lifestyle Retreats, where she helped transform the lives of countless women and been voted as one of the top trainers.  Sharon is also a Certified Fitness Instructor, currently teaching BodyJam and Jillian Michaels’ BodyShred program.  As a TV producer, Sharon worked in the media for over 10 years as a Segment Producer for Entertainment and Lifestyle TV. Through her media career she has had the opportunity to interview A-list celebrities and coach lifestyle experts to peak performance levels for television.

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

Your Big Break Podcast, 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 to handle rapid growth.

Kelly Azevedo, online business systems expert and founder of She’s Got Systems will help you to create the right systems for you. Listen to learn more!


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

Your Big Break Podcast, 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 Entrepreneur.com, The Huffington Post, Virgin, Fast Company, Yahoo Small Business and more.

With more than 15 years of experience she has worked with companies of all sizes from big brands to solopreneurs.

Also, Maggie is going through her next big break as she will be launching her agency in the new year!

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

Your Big Break Podcast, 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 a photographer, activist and founder of AccessNow, she is on a mission to make the world more accessible and she’s breaking through in mainstream media to share her story. 

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

Your Big Break Podcast, 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.

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

Your Big Break Podcast, 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 the Oprah Winfrey Show. She writes about careers for Forbes, Entrepreneur and The Huffington Post.  Her work has also been featured at Fortune, U.S. News & World Report and Flare Magazine, to name a few.


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YBB010: Nada Smith – How to Break into the Media, Become a Producer and Book Oprah Winfrey

Your Big Break Podcast, November 12, 2015

On today’s show,  producer, teacher and mother of two, Nada Smith shares her story on Your Big Break Podcast. She’s an absolute pro at booking guests (from Gabrielle Bernstein to DeVon Franklin, Gayle King to Oprah Winfrey), so it was fun to have the chance to book her to join the podcast! Behind Nada’s ability to produce inspiring interviews, she shares about the persistence, passion and ability to build authentic relationships that has contributed to her success. Also, on the show today we discuss how Nada started in the media world, insider tips and her advice if you want to book guests for your show. And believe it or not, this one of of Nada’s first times being interviewed!

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YBB009: Shannon Lee Simmons – How to Be Seen as an Expert In Your Industry in the Media

Your Big Break Podcast, November 5, 2015

Shannon Lee Simmons is my personal finance GODDESS. She has completely changed my life with her financial advice. And it’s incredible that she’s able to amplify her teachings and help so many more people with media. On today’s episode Shannon shares about breaking into the media (as a young female when an older male is seen as the traditional finance expert), her BIG LEAP of quitting her lucrative job to get paid in lasagnas (to get in the trenches and learn about her target customer), and how she has dealt with online bullying and backlash for one of her media appearances.

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YBB008: Miki Agrawal – How to Think Outside the Box to get Mainstream Media Attention (+ How to Do Cool Sh*t!)

Your Big Break Podcast, October 29, 2015

Miki Agrawal is a HUGE inspiration. She’s a serial social entrepreneur, best-selling author and a true media magnet!

In today’s interview learn how Miki started on her entrepreneurial journey, her tips to break into mainstream media, how to find your tribe and she shares her dream media coverage!

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