How do you find your voice of confidence?

Join Laura Gassner Otting as she hosts this episode of LGOtv with special guest, Liz Brunner.

An Emmy award-winning journalist, Liz Brunner’s television career spanned 28 years and featured many memorable highlights. Along with co-anchoring the #1 rated 6pm newscast at ABC-TV, WCVB NewsCenter 5 in Boston, she conducted exclusive one-on-one interviews with prominent figures ranging from professional athletes to global political leaders including President Barack Obama as well as cultural icons such as Oprah Winfrey.

In 2013, Liz excitedly embarked upon her next chapter, becoming the CEO and Founder of Brunner Communications and launched in 2020. Both are dedicated to helping people find their authentic voice, tell their story and lead with presence. An expert communications coach, motivational speaker, Liz is also the host of the Live Your Best Life with Liz Brunner podcast. Liz guides her guests to share their stories of self-discovery and re-creation. Listeners around the world join in on the journey garnering inspiration from the wisdom shared.

A classically trained vocal performer and former high school music educator, Liz holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music. She has performed with the Boston Pops and at professional sporting events for teams including the Boston Celtics, the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots, among others.

2:46 How do you figure out identity in a public setting?
4:08 My maiden name was Chaco. If I knew what I know now, I wouldn’t have changed my last name.
6:48 I don’t have the Big J on my chest.
7:58 Owning your voice is not an overnight process.
8:30 Being imperfect is better than being perfect.
9:10 Unconscious expectations.
10:07 No knowledge is ever wasted.
10:54 What connections can you make from good and bad experiences?
13:26 $100 Miss Marigold.
16:17 My biggest competitor is me.
16:56 My definition of success really came to me once I started writing my book.
20:37 Just do five more minutes.
22:00 My superpower is: I see progress in people before they do.
23:16 Once people see progress they start to own it!
29:13 Growth is where we were five minutes ago vs. today.
31:26 The goal of living is to absorb all the pain of life and lose none of the joy.
33:36 People always think “when I get to X, it will be better.”
37:03 Why is this button being pushed for me?
37:20 Confidence is a choice.
40:21 We overestimate how long we have to be brave. We really just need 60 seconds, not 60 minutes.
41:46 Zoom fatigue is real.
43:29 Glossophobia.
45:28 Are you being fully present when you’re speaking to a group?
46:41 You have to know your audience.
52:13 Where am I? Where do I want to go?
56:03 When life goes back to “normal” am I going back to the normal I want?
56:14 How do we deal with failure and rejection?
57:12 What is your definition of failure?
58:11 Failure isn’t failure – It’s an opportunity.


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