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LaurieTalks

EP 25 | 6 Ideas For Developing A Big Dreamer Growth Mindset

Artistry is on the upswing. As you continue to define success for yourself, I'm sharing 6 ideas relating to the importance of: Pushing past yourself Coping as a way of life Selecting either a creator ...

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LaurieTalks

EP 24 | My First 2 Months on Clubhouse

Whatever it is you're seeking, is seeking you - especially if you're on Clubhouse. Welcome and thanks for listening. I'm coming up on my 2-month CH anniversary. CH is like an iPhone party line with no ...

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LaurieTalks

EP 23 | 5 Tips for Big Dreamers To Stay Focused

There’s a great joy in being a present day artist. There’s fire behind you and safety ahead. Dream beyond your previous dreams because there’s no limit to what you can put into play.

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LaurieTalks

EP 022 | Mourning Mother

It happened. My mom passed away. She died from non-smoker’s emphysema, probably from a lifetime of asthma. Mother was dedicated to the performing arts and to fitness. Her twice weekly exercise class to senior citizens ...

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LaurieTalks

EP 021 | 3 Practices for Self-Love

This has been a tough season for a lot of people, including me. There’s Covid-19, racial tensions, and I’ve got family drama I’m dealing with too. What you’ll hear is a bit of a self-pep ...

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LaurieTalks

EP 020 | New Priorities New Balance

Have you ever had someone speak hard words of truth to you? Once upon a time I got a tongue lashing from my mother after telling her the truth. Why? Because the truth was an ...

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EP 019 | Speaking Up about Racism with Kim Gingras

Kim is no racist. I already knew that. I mean, she has toured with Beyoncé and was taught by black dance instructors. What’s beautiful, though, is that she wants to do something more to help ...

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EP 17 | Building Your Dance Dream with Jeff Amsden

Jeff has been in the dance business for 40 years. He’s had roles of dancer, teacher, choreographer, and director. For a kid who started as a street dancer and literally cleaned his way into dance ...

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EP 016 | Delaney Glazer Puts Social Media in Its Place

Podcast Summary How has quarantine life been treating Delaney Glazer? She’s spending a lot of time by herself. While some may see that as a downer, she’s quick to point out that personal growth happens ...

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EP 015 | Planning Now for Future Success, with Kinley

You’ve been hearing about virtual dance classes, right? Have you wondered what they’re like, if they’re any good, if you can actually learn to dance virtually? Kinley, age nine, jumped right into the virtual-dance-class world, ...

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EP 014 | Curate Your Own Perspective, with Katy Tate

Podcast Summary Katy Tate has worked with Jennifer Lopez, Derrick and Julianne Hough, World of Dance Live Tour, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Disney, MTV, Billboard Music Awards, Latin Billboards, AMAs, and even Super Bowl 2020, ...

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EP 013 | Laurie Answers Questions About Her Life

Podcast Summary Inquiring minds want to know… Did you move? Are you renting or did you buy? How is your life now that you’re not traveling? Is Brie working? How did that custody case turn ...

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EP 012 | Tremaine’s Audio Engineer, John Johnson

Podcast Summary Meet John, my sound guy. He’s also the sound guy for Tremaine, which is how we met. Before he walked into a recording studio as a musician at age 18, John didn’t realize ...

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EP 011 | Performing in The Zone with Julie Swift

Podcast Summary I’ve judged competitions, so I’ve seen it enough times to know (when) it’s real, even though I’ve never experienced it myself. I’m talking about blissing-out and performing in “the zone.” Julie, owner of ...

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EP 010 | Your Dream Matters, A Message From Laurie to You

Podcast Summary Today’s show is a message from me to you. And it’s a heavy one. It’s about life – your life.  It boils down to this: don’t let this quarantine time get you down. ...

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EP 009 | A Clear Purpose To Overcome Adversity with Austin Roberson

Podcast Summary Following a back injury, Austin went from professional dancer to professional digital marketer, from dancing in Chicago to helping studios keep their classrooms full. An event, a conflict, an injury isn’t a green ...

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EP 008 | Keeping A Positive Outlook During a Pandemic with Joe Tremaine

Podcast Summary “My luggage is still sitting there…Gotta make lemonade out of this. I don’t see any reason to go off the negative end.” Listen in on my chat with the man himself, Joe Tremaine. ...

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EP 007 | How Dance Can Become Your Happy Space with Chloe

Podcast Summary “I have more time to dance. That’s why I’m homeschooled.” Looks like it’s paying off, as Chloe won first place in showmanship. She both danced and choreographed her number. She recalls what it’s ...

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LaurieTalks

EP 006 | A Healthy Mindset for Happiness in a Changing World

Podcast Summary Asks a 28-year old male dancer: “What is your advice on keeping ourselves motivated to come back as better dancers when the COVID-19 break is over?” I answer: “There’s never been a better ...

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LaurieTalks

EP 005 | The Power of Intention During Uncertain Times with Teresa Muhlenkort

Podcast Summary I met Teresa Muhlenkort years ago. She found my name and contact info in a resource guide for — wait for it — acting. In case you don’t know, I don’t act. I ...

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EP 004 | The Art of Self Love with Cabrini, The Gangsta Chef

Podcast Summary Meet my friend Cabrini! You’ll hear more from her in the future, but today is your introduction to Cabrini, the Gangsta Chef. Unlike some of us, Cabrini does what she sets her mind ...

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EP 003 | Learning To Be More Mindful Everyday With Coach-E

Podcast Summary Coach takes us back to the basics…to when we learned, as little tykes, about the colors of a traffic light and what they mean. Red for stop. Green for go. Yellow for pause. ...

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EP 002 | How to Develop Confidence by Overcoming Self Doubt

Podcast Summary Hear from a dance instructor who overcame self-doubt to develop the confidence to speak her mind when judging dance competitions. In this episode, you’ll learn about her goals and ambitions within the world ...

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EP 001 | Welcome to the Laurie Talks Podcast

Podcast Summary Welcome to the inaugural episode of my podcast, where you can expect blunt honesty from me. In this episode, you’ll learn about this podcast and what you can expect from future episodes, about ...

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Latest Podcast Episodes

EP 25 | 6 Ideas For Developing A Big Dreamer Growth Mindset

Artistry is on the upswing. As you continue to define success for yourself, I'm sharing 6 ideas relating to the importance of: Pushing past yourself Coping as a way of life Selecting either a creator or consumer mindset while scanning social media Not believing your own hype Not fretting the details ... and  Making room in your everyday life for your dream.

EP 24 | My First 2 Months on Clubhouse

Whatever it is you're seeking, is seeking you - especially if you're on Clubhouse. Welcome and thanks for listening. I'm coming up on my 2-month CH anniversary. CH is like an iPhone party line with no photos or videos. There are voices from around the globe. Some people blush their first time on stage. As an audience member you may blush from feeling like you're listening in on someone else's phone conversation, except - legally.

EP 23 | 5 Tips for Big Dreamers To Stay Focused

There’s a great joy in being a present day artist. There’s fire behind you and safety ahead. Dream beyond your previous dreams because there’s no limit to what you can put into play.

EP 022 | Mourning Mother

It happened. My mom passed away. She died from non-smoker’s emphysema, probably from a lifetime of asthma. Mother was dedicated to the performing arts and to fitness. Her twice weekly exercise class to senior citizens was shut down in March, 2020. She was a dance studio owner who could stretch a dollar like a boss. […]

EP 021 | 3 Practices for Self-Love

This has been a tough season for a lot of people, including me. There’s Covid-19, racial tensions, and I’ve got family drama I’m dealing with too. What you’ll hear is a bit of a self-pep talk. I reminisce about other tough times I’ve been through and how I got myself through to the other side […]

EP 020 | New Priorities New Balance

Have you ever had someone speak hard words of truth to you? Once upon a time I got a tongue lashing from my mother after telling her the truth. Why? Because the truth was an ugly truth. I was settling for less than what she and I knew I was capable of. That tongue lashing […]

EP 019 | Speaking Up about Racism with Kim Gingras

Kim is no racist. I already knew that. I mean, she has toured with Beyoncé and was taught by black dance instructors. What’s beautiful, though, is that she wants to do something more to help end racism. She’s been speaking out on social media, reminding us all what matters most. Kim and I agree that […]

EP 17 | Building Your Dance Dream with Jeff Amsden

Jeff has been in the dance business for 40 years. He’s had roles of dancer, teacher, choreographer, and director. For a kid who started as a street dancer and literally cleaned his way into dance classes, he’s come a long way. For two years in a row, he’s had students accepted into the Julliard School […]

EP 016 | Delaney Glazer Puts Social Media in Its Place

Podcast Summary How has quarantine life been treating Delaney Glazer? She’s spending a lot of time by herself. While some may see that as a downer, she’s quick to point out that personal growth happens mostly in solitude. Girl’s got a healthy perspective there. In my conversation with Delaney, she speaks truth about social media, […]

EP 015 | Planning Now for Future Success, with Kinley

You’ve been hearing about virtual dance classes, right? Have you wondered what they’re like, if they’re any good, if you can actually learn to dance virtually? Kinley, age nine, jumped right into the virtual-dance-class world, and she’s a believer. She has a number of positive things to say about the bargain-priced classes she’s been taking. […]

EP 014 | Curate Your Own Perspective, with Katy Tate

Podcast Summary Katy Tate has worked with Jennifer Lopez, Derrick and Julianne Hough, World of Dance Live Tour, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Disney, MTV, Billboard Music Awards, Latin Billboards, AMAs, and even Super Bowl 2020, among many notable others. And today’s she’s my guest on the podcast. Katy is had a bad bout with COVID-19, […]

EP 013 | Laurie Answers Questions About Her Life

Podcast Summary Inquiring minds want to know… Did you move? Are you renting or did you buy? How is your life now that you’re not traveling? Is Brie working? How did that custody case turn out? How’s your podcast recording going? In today’s episode, you’ll hear the answers to these….and much more…especially words of encouragement […]

EP 012 | Tremaine’s Audio Engineer, John Johnson

Podcast Summary Meet John, my sound guy. He’s also the sound guy for Tremaine, which is how we met. Before he walked into a recording studio as a musician at age 18, John didn’t realize that audio engineering was a career. His first encounter with a sound engineer left him, let’s just say, unimpressed with […]

EP 011 | Performing in The Zone with Julie Swift

Podcast Summary I’ve judged competitions, so I’ve seen it enough times to know (when) it’s real, even though I’ve never experienced it myself. I’m talking about blissing-out and performing in “the zone.” Julie, owner of Manhattan Dance Academy and director of Dancing Divas & Dudes, shares tips on how to get there.  A bit more […]

EP 010 | Your Dream Matters, A Message From Laurie to You

Podcast Summary Today’s show is a message from me to you. And it’s a heavy one. It’s about life – your life.  It boils down to this: don’t let this quarantine time get you down. Use this time so that you can come out of it empowered to do you like you’ve never done you […]

EP 009 | A Clear Purpose To Overcome Adversity with Austin Roberson

Podcast Summary Following a back injury, Austin went from professional dancer to professional digital marketer, from dancing in Chicago to helping studios keep their classrooms full. An event, a conflict, an injury isn’t a green light to throw in the towel. It’s a reminder to broaden your vision. As a marketing guru for dance studios, […]

EP 008 | Keeping A Positive Outlook During a Pandemic with Joe Tremaine

Podcast Summary “My luggage is still sitting there…Gotta make lemonade out of this. I don’t see any reason to go off the negative end.” Listen in on my chat with the man himself, Joe Tremaine. We cover what’s going on with Tremaine Dance in the midst of this virus outbreak. Note that no one wrings […]

EP 007 | How Dance Can Become Your Happy Space with Chloe

Podcast Summary “I have more time to dance. That’s why I’m homeschooled.” Looks like it’s paying off, as Chloe won first place in showmanship. She both danced and choreographed her number. She recalls what it’s like to be in the zone when she’s performing. It’s what she calls her happy space. Chloe aspires to the […]

EP 006 | A Healthy Mindset for Happiness in a Changing World

Podcast Summary Asks a 28-year old male dancer: “What is your advice on keeping ourselves motivated to come back as better dancers when the COVID-19 break is over?” I answer: “There’s never been a better time for us to hunker down in solitude — not loneliness — to think, ‘Who am I? What do i […]

EP 004 | The Art of Self Love with Cabrini, The Gangsta Chef

Podcast Summary Meet my friend Cabrini! You’ll hear more from her in the future, but today is your introduction to Cabrini, the Gangsta Chef. Unlike some of us, Cabrini does what she sets her mind to do. She’s owned multiple brick-and-mortar businesses, has been a public speaker and written a book…but what most lights her […]

EP 003 | Learning To Be More Mindful Everyday With Coach-E

Podcast Summary Coach takes us back to the basics…to when we learned, as little tykes, about the colors of a traffic light and what they mean. Red for stop. Green for go. Yellow for pause. She argues that if we’ll take more time to pause — to consider, to think, to plan — we’ll have […]

EP 002 | How to Develop Confidence by Overcoming Self Doubt

Podcast Summary Hear from a dance instructor who overcame self-doubt to develop the confidence to speak her mind when judging dance competitions. In this episode, you’ll learn about her goals and ambitions within the world of dance, what makes a good dance teacher, how to take care of yourself, that you don’t have to meditate […]

EP 001 | Welcome to the Laurie Talks Podcast

Podcast Summary Welcome to the inaugural episode of my podcast, where you can expect blunt honesty from me. In this episode, you’ll learn about this podcast and what you can expect from future episodes, about my sister Louise, the family dance business that Louise spearheaded, why Louise declares that all dancers are special, and the […]