The Story Inside Risk

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This Week’s Episode:

No matter our successes, we battle inside voices at some point or another that tell us {likely untrue} stories, trying to dissuade us from taking risks. My guest today, Victoria Labalme, has coined a concept where she shares strategies that’ll both reassure and free you if you’ve been struggling to take the next step or try something new. She has an illustrious background in the arts--from performing to directing and producing. She’s also a consultant to well-loved brands the world over and a keynote speaker who’s given talks worldwide, including on the TEDx stage. Based on that talk, she has now authored a new book, Risk Forward®.

During our interview which is packed with actionable advice, Victoria reveals the impact that stories and storytelling have had on her career. She also talks about how she approached creating her book in order to make it a multisensory experience for others. We dive into telling resonant stories, unpacking how to trust in the power of your own ideas, how to pick stories when speaking to an audience and even a film technique she uses to teach people to rethink their lives.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • Why you may not need a plan
  • How to share your ideas with others without fear
  • What critical pieces are needed to be a storytelling leader today

Who is Victoria?

Victoria Labalme is a keynote speaker, performing artist, performing coach, and graduate of Stanford University. She assists organizations and individuals to discover their genius ideas and express them at the highest level in their work, on-stage, on camera, and in life.

As an inductee into the Speaker Hall of Fame, she has a reputation for her keynote performances and workshops worldwide and has shared the stage with people like Tony Robbins and Jack Canfield. Hundreds of thousands of people--from entrepreneurs, artists, healers, and consultants to best-selling authors, professors, scientists, and executives--have embraced her systems and strategies. She’s coached elite individuals for high-stakes presentations including Oprah’s SuperSoul Session, PBS Specials, and arena events.

Victoria has over 20 years of performing experience. Her theater and film work have received critical acclaim from several media organizations like The New York Times, BBC, Variety, Good Morning America, and The Hollywood Reporter. As the founder of Risk Forward® and Rock The Room®, she’s currently focused on blending art and business in a way that helps others distinguish their work.

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"Storytelling is an art form - and Kymberlee Weil is the master! I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some of the most talented creatives in the world, and Kymberlee is close to the top of that list. Her approach to storytelling is game changing."
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JULIAN REEVE
TEDx Speaker, Author,
Ex-Music Director of HAMILTON

"Kymberlee -- a veteran of the TED community -- helped me tremendously in the weeks leading up to my {TED} talk and afterwards. She is a true master of her trade and I am extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to work with and learn from her."
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JUNA KOLLMEIER
Astrophysicist,
TED Speaker

"...Going into that red circle at TEDx...Kymberlee made that move effortless and exciting. As a former Green Beret, I have followed a lot of quality leaders and coaches, and I would follow Kymberlee anywhere… Especially into the red circle."
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LTC (Ret.) SCOTT MANN
Green Beret, Entrepreneur,
Trainer, TEDx Speaker

"Storytelling is an art form - and Kymberlee Weil is the master! I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some of the most talented creatives in the world, and Kymberlee is close to the top of that list. Her approach to storytelling is game changing."
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JULIAN REEVE
TEDx Speaker, Author, Ex-Music Director of HAMILTON

"Kymberlee -- a veteran of the TED community -- helped me tremendously in the weeks leading up to my {TED} talk and afterwards. She is a true master of her trade and I am extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to work with and learn from her."
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JUNA KOLLMEIER
Astrophysicist, TED Speaker

"...Going into that red circle at TEDx...Kymberlee made that move effortless and exciting. As a former Green Beret, I have followed a lot of quality leaders and coaches, and I would follow Kymberlee anywhere… Especially into the red circle."
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LTC (Ret.) SCOTT MANN
Green Beret, Entrepreneur, Trainer, TEDx Speaker