065: How to Stand in Unshakeable Truth with VICKI AMBINDER


I am kinda nervous about sharing this conversation, because our guest today is one of my personal performance coaches. She's amazing and in the same breath, I know she knows things about me, my performance, and how I show up in the world that I don't always reveal to my audiences.

Vicki Ambinder, music performance coach, is with us today and even though I'm a little nervous about opening up this discussion to y'all with someone who knows so much about my inner artist workings, I'm excited. I'm excited because Vicki has some seriously amazing tools to share with us about how to connect with an audience, how to stay in the "zone of genius" during a performance, and how to practice things that are difficult. ALL of those things relate directly to being brave and therefore this podcast. Which is precisely why I asked her if she'd join us on today's episode.

Vicki Ambinder is based in Portland, Oregon and so the majority of her and I's sessions together have been via online forms. However, I first met Vicki because she randomly picked me as a guinea pig for a performance coaching session she gave at the FAR-WEST Folk Alliance Regional conference just over a year ago.

Vicki is really good at what she does. She's been at it for nearly 40 years by helping musicians and bands to improve and enhance their live and studio performing skills and to work toward their artistic goals. She is also a CD preproduction consultant and studio vocal tracks producer for independent and self-producing recording artists. In addition to coaching clients across the country and in Canada, Vicki teaches performance master classes and workshops for music conferences, camps, festivals, musician’s organizations, and private groups.

She also posts some in-depth conversations about performance with artists like Sarah Jarosz, Holly Near, Julia Sweeney, Tim O’Brien, Todd Snider, and Sam Bush. 


Brave Take-Aways

Your Brave Take-Away from today's show is to share in the Bare naked Bravery Community about the last time you remember being unshakeable in your truth. Maybe you want to also to a little bit of stream-of-consciousness writing around that memory too?

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