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Welcome to the Clear Voice Podcast! My name is Florence and my vocal journey started when I was training to be a classical singer. I performed at the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Festival Hall and Alexandra Palace (to name a few!). I toured extensively throughout the UK as well as working in Europe and Asia. I have done session work for the BBC and Channel 4 and have recorded numerous times at Abbey Road Studios. Sounds great, doesn't it?! Well not quite, something wasn't right. I wasn't fulfilled, I was miserable and anxious. The only satisfaction I gained from my work was teaching and working with individuals to find their voices. So I started to change my focus and set up a business coaching young artists in the patriarchal world of pop. During this time, I found that I was being spoken over, ignored, interrupted and disregarded. My ideas weren't given any time until they were brought up again weeks later by a male colleague. But I was a confident, opinionated, intelligent person with gravitas and experience, so why was this happening and how could I stop it? A few things then changed. I discovered some amazing female role models, read a lot of feminist literature and started to employ the techniques I'd used to have a successful performance career and hold space on a stage to hold space off stage. Things started to move, I was being listened to, I didn't have to compromise on my ideas or become one with the patriarchy. And so Clear Voice was born. A place where women support and inspire other women to be confident in their voices and to be heard. But it's not just about me. There are so many things that women are speaking out against and so many stories that we have to tell. Each week I will be joined by a different guest who has found their voice and is using it for change. I hope you will find their stories helpful wherever you are on your journey to finding your voice.

Welcome to the Clear Voice Podcast! My name is Florence and my vocal journey started when I was training to be a classical singer. I performed at the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Festival Hall and Alexandra Palace (to name a few!). I toured extensively throughout the UK as well as working in Europe and Asia. I have done session work for the BBC and Channel 4 and have recorded numerous times at Abbey Road Studios. Sounds great, doesn't it?! Well not quite, something wasn't right. I wasn't fulfilled, I was miserable and anxious. The only satisfaction I gained from my work was teaching and working with individuals to find their voices. So I started to change my focus and set up a business coaching young artists in the patriarchal world of pop. During this time, I found that I was being spoken over, ignored, interrupted and disregarded. My ideas weren't given any time until they were brought up again weeks later by a male colleague. But I was a confident, opinionated, intelligent person with gravitas and experience, so why was this happening and how could I stop it? A few things then changed. I discovered some amazing female role models, read a lot of feminist literature and started to employ the techniques I'd used to have a successful performance career and hold space on a stage to hold space off stage. Things started to move, I was being listened to, I didn't have to compromise on my ideas or become one with the patriarchy. And so Clear Voice was born. A place where women support and inspire other women to be confident in their voices and to be heard. But it's not just about me. There are so many things that women are speaking out against and so many stories that we have to tell. Each week I will be joined by a different guest who has found their voice and is using it for change. I hope you will find their stories helpful wherever you are on your journey to finding your voice.
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Welcome to the Clear Voice Podcast! My name is Florence and my vocal journey started when I was training to be a classical singer. I performed at the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Festival Hall and Alexandra Palace (to name a few!). I toured extensively throughout the UK as well as working in Europe and Asia. I have done session work for the BBC and Channel 4 and have recorded numerous times at Abbey Road Studios. Sounds great, doesn't it?! Well not quite, something wasn't right. I wasn't fulfilled, I was miserable and anxious. The only satisfaction I gained from my work was teaching and working with individuals to find their voices. So I started to change my focus and set up a business coaching young artists in the patriarchal world of pop. During this time, I found that I was being spoken over, ignored, interrupted and disregarded. My ideas weren't given any time until they were brought up again weeks later by a male colleague. But I was a confident, opinionated, intelligent person with gravitas and experience, so why was this happening and how could I stop it? A few things then changed. I discovered some amazing female role models, read a lot of feminist literature and started to employ the techniques I'd used to have a successful performance career and hold space on a stage to hold space off stage. Things started to move, I was being listened to, I didn't have to compromise on my ideas or become one with the patriarchy. And so Clear Voice was born. A place where women support and inspire other women to be confident in their voices and to be heard. But it's not just about me. There are so many things that women are speaking out against and so many stories that we have to tell. Each week I will be joined by a different guest who has found their voice and is using it for change. I hope you will find their stories helpful wherever you are on your journey to finding your voice.

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Episodes

7: Running For Fun with Twice The Health

11/19/2019
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Hannah and Emily have made a name for themselves by taking on huge running challenges- I'm talking ultra marathons in the desert here! And then sharing the love they have for running to create communities through their running clubs to empower women to lead and to regularly exercise for fun. Hannah, Emily and Florence discuss overcoming fears of public speaking, why running is actually great and how taking a step back can help others speak out and use their voices for change. I hope you...

Duration:00:32:40

6: Platform Building with Eighty Eight

11/12/2019
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Eighty Eight (Ella and Sara) are two colourful plus-size influencers who have built their own platforms to inspire and empower other women to feel confident in their bodies, the clothes they wear, and by dint of that, who they are and what they do. Ella, Sara and Florence discuss body confidence, when to step away from a situation that is silencing you and how to build your own platform. This week's inspirational women are Naomi Shimida (https://www.instagram.com/naomishimada/) and Gina...

Duration:00:30:08

5: Trailblazing with Anna Lapwood

10/29/2019
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Anna Lapwood is a trailblazing woman who doesn't follow prescribed career paths and is going her own way. She is a conductor, organist, and broadcaster. Anna and Florence discuss how calling women 'women' rather than 'girls' empowers us to hold space for ourselves and the women around us. As well as how to successfully trailblaze and when not to listen to criticism. You can find Anna Lapwood on her website (https://www.annalapwood.co.uk/) , Instagram...

Duration:00:26:30

4: World Record Attempts with Atlantic Antics

10/22/2019
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Atlantic Antics are attempting to break two world records- to be the fastest and youngest female trio to row the Atlantic Ocean unsupported. That means being mechanics, chefs, rowers and maintenance women. It also means that they will only sleep in roughly 1.5 hour stints for 50 days.... Ocehuns, Flo, Hannah and Georgie discuss rowing an ocean, perceptions of women in sport and how life changing events can help you to discover your voice. You can find Atlantic Antics on their website...

Duration:00:37:56

3: Knowing Your Worth with Daisy Buchanan

10/15/2019
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Author and journalist Daisy Buchanan discusses how books can change your life, knowing your with and learning to say no. You can follow Daisy on Twitter (https://twitter.com/NotRollergirl?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) , and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/thedaisybee/?hl=en) . Daisy's books are How To Be A Grown Up (https://www.headline.co.uk/titles/daisy-buchanan/the-sisterhood/9781472238856/) and The Sisterhood...

Duration:00:44:54

2: Educating The Haters with Toya Delazy

10/8/2019
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Toya discusses LGBTQI+ representation, being a modern day Zulu Princess and educating the haters. Toya at her grandfather's birthday celebration https://twitter.com/ToyaDelazy/status/1034343947001372672?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1034343947001372672&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.timeslive.co.za%2Ftshisa-live%2Ftshisa-live%2F2018-08-30-toya-delazy-slams-homophobic-criticism-over-her-zulu-dress--to-chief-mangosuthu-buthelezis-birthday%2F Toya's Music...

Duration:00:37:36

2: Being a Zulu Princess with Toya Delazy

10/2/2019
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Toya discusses LGBTQI+ representation, being a modern day Zulu Princess and educating the haters. Toya at her grandfather's birthday celebration https://twitter.com/ToyaDelazy/status/1034343947001372672?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1034343947001372672&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.timeslive.co.za%2Ftshisa-live%2Ftshisa-live%2F2018-08-30-toya-delazy-slams-homophobic-criticism-over-her-zulu-dress--to-chief-mangosuthu-buthelezis-birthday%2F Toya's Music...

Duration:00:37:36

1: Improvising with Chloé Dall'Olio

9/24/2019
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Chloe discusses life in one of the UK’s fastest growing beauty brands, The Body Positive Catwalk and how improvisation can help with work. Chloe's instagram (https://instagram.com/chloedallolio?igshid=2r27d1mdtvcw) https://instagram.com/chloedallolio?igshid=2r27d1mdtvcw Trinny London (https://instagram.com/trinnylondon?igshid=1moo5xp54jfbz) https://instagram.com/trinnylondon?igshid=1moo5xp54jfbz Trinny Takeover Show (https://youtu.be/Mro2VDbfOAQ) https://youtu.be/Mro2VDbfOAQ Body Positive...

Duration:00:44:31

Trailer

9/20/2019
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Welcome to Clear Voice. I hope you will find these stories helpful wherever you are on your journey to finding your voice.

Duration:00:02:21