Michelle Mazur, Ph.D. delivers audacious breakthroughs for business owners & speakers who want to stand out, be the best-in-class in their field, and position themselves in a category of one.

She is the CEO of Communication Rebel and the author of Speak Up for Your Business and Speak for Impact. The speakers and business owners she works with have gone on to book speaking gigs across the United States, raise 3x the amount of money expected for the launch of a charity, and speak in front of world leaders. Her rebel yell has appeared in Fast Company, Inc., Entrepreneur, PR Daily, and She Owns It.

Michelle is one of the many people who has given me the confidence to stand on the stage at Google in NYC to deliver my Keynote. I’m so grateful I worked with Michelle before my speech. I was excited instead of terrified when Google invited me to speak because Michelle helped me to make sure that my message was clear. I was confident. And I could deliver value in a way that felt aligned and true to who I am.

In this interview, Michelle and I jam about so much good stuff like:

  • the Three Word Rebellion
  • how you can use speaking to grow your confidence
  • the importance of simplicity in your message

We also discuss:

  • why visibility is a common challenge for online business owners
  • the dirty little secrets of the speaking industry
  • the importance of designing your “speaking lifestyle”

I’m so excited to bring you my guest today! 

Let’s go to the show!

Show Notes:


The Three Word Rebellion

Simon Sinek’s Start with Why

The Five Second Rule 

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

James Altucher’s interview on the Art of Humanity

Why Women Say No to Your Speaking Invitation