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Episode 96: 3 Year Recap

Episode 96: 3 Year Recap

In Episode 96, We’re Turning 3 Years Old!, JRT and Jen V. reminisce about their strangers-to-business partners origin story, their pride and reflections on Voice First World’s mission over the past th... ...more

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June 04, 20240 min read

Episode 95: Emergency Resilience With Alex Jabr

Episode 95: Emergency Resilience With Alex Jabr

In Episode 95, Emergency Resilience, Alex Jabr sits down with Jen V and JRT to discuss the heavy–but invaluable–topic of death communication and staying present during extremely uncomfortable end-of-l... ...more

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May 28, 20241 min read

Episode 94: Empathy In Action - Alan Verrill, MD

Episode 94: Empathy In Action - Alan Verrill, MD

In Episode 94, Empathy in Action, we speak with Dr. Alan Verrill, President and CEO of AdventHealth Shawnee Mission. Alan has led multiple award-winning hospitals after working for 25 years as a trust... ...more

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May 21, 20241 min read

93. Confidence Is Situational - Jen V & JRT

93. Confidence Is Situational - Jen V & JRT

In Episode 93, Confidence is Situational, Jen V sits down with JRT to laugh, tease, and answer a few listener questions about Speaking with Presence and Voice First World. ‘Why do we do what we do?’... ...more

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May 14, 20240 min read

92. House Flip to Leadership - Tamara Day

92. House Flip to Leadership - Tamara Day

In Episode 92, House Flip to Leadership, we had the pleasure of connecting with Tamara Day, host and designer of Magnolia Network's "Bargain Mansions." Tamara is an expert home renovator both on-came... ...more

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May 07, 20240 min read

91. Passport to Peace - Kathy Sudeikis

91. Passport to Peace - Kathy Sudeikis

In Episode 91, Passport to Peace, we host our second Sudeikis and the matriarch of her family, Kathy Sudeikis. Kathy is VP of Corporate Relations at ACENDAS TRAVEL, she’s a travel expert, and a leader... ...more

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April 30, 20241 min read

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Jen V. & JRT

Jen Vellenga and Jennifer Rettele-Thomas are the co-founders of Voice First World®, a communication and executive coaching company.  They train executives and leaders on the Presence Paradigm™, a communication technique created from Jen V's decades of training actors to perform authentically, with presence, on stages, on audio, and video.  If you want to learn more about how to speak and lead confidently, book a discovery call at www.voicefirstworld.com/calendar

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Jen has been magical in helping me to identify my voice and my VOICE! The ways that she has holistically addressed my strengths and my areas of improvement have all made me feel so much more confident.

-Cate R.

Politician, Chicago, IL