embark blog with liz solar

GENUINE STORYTELLING

Publishing, Healthcare and Ghosts

Author Elizabeth Splaine has had several lives: hospital administrator, opera singer, vocal coach, audiobook narrator and writer. As a guest on my podcast Embark, we talked about her latest novel Devil’s Grace, the healthcare system, unexplained phenomenon and the power of forgiveness. If you’re looking for a summer read, check out Devil’s Grace. In the meantime, get to know Elizabeth a little better as I pose five questions following our recorded conversation.  read more…

Speaking Gigs, Humor and TMI

The ultimate multitasker and ‘parallel’ entrepreneur, Bobbie Carlton is an award-winning marketing and PR professional and founder of Innovation women. Often called ‘Boston’s Innovation Den Mother’ and ‘the Startup Fairy Godmother,’ Bobbie’s on a mission to introduce women speakers to more audiences and change the dynamic of the ‘manel,’ the all male speakers panel. We spoke last week on my  Embark podcast.  She graciously answered a few more questions here.  read more…

How to Make a Profit without Selling Your Soul

Ean Price Murphy is a business owner, business coach and Certified Profit First™ Professional. She enjoys sharing her perspectives on small business, bookkeeping and the strategies companies can use to better manage cash flow and maximize profit. We shared an insightful, entertaining and fun conversation last week on my Embark podcast. Here are five more questions for Ean. read more…

Gender Identity, Social Justice and the Media: Five Questions for Lyralen Kaye

Lyralen is passionate about social justice. Their work as an actor, educator, activist and writer supports the same vision: truth in storytelling and equality for all people. They are also the show runner at Another Country Productions.

One reviewer of their work says “…[Lyralen] takes up so many difficult topics with such a strong sensitivity, finesse and power and at the same time makes you want to both laugh and cry.” We spoke on my Embark podcast last week about her groundbreaking web series Assigned Female at Birth. They answer a few more questions here. read more…

Rise Above Noise: Strategic Email Marketing with Susan Finn

Susan Finn believes marketing is an act of service to those who are currently searching for exactly what you offer. She focuses on helping clients create a list growth to build and email strategy that feels generous while it attracts, nurtures and converts subscribers. Susan generously shared her wisdom and experience as a guest on my Embark podcast last week. Here are answers to five questions I posed. read more…

Five Questions about Business and Podcasts with Jack Monson, Social Geek Radio

Jack Monson is the Chief Revenue Officer at Social Joey and has been working with enterprises, multi-location brands, franchises, and small businesses in social media for over 12 years. He is also the host of the Social Geek Radio podcast. Jack lives on a small ranch far outside of Chicago with his wife, daughter, a few horses, and lots of vinyl records. On my Embark podcast, we spoke about the state of small business, broadcasting and post-Covid states of mind. Here’s a sample of our conversation. read more…

Five Questions for Rebecca Moore: Get Comfortable Being a Female Founder

Rebecca Moore, founder of InANutshell Consulting, empowers women founders to monetize their brilliance, and make a meaningful impact. She shares her take on the power of brainstorming, coaches working with coaches and women entrepreneurs reluctance to own the mantle of ‘founder.’ Enjoy our conversation on the Embark podcast here.

LS: Tell me the genesis of InANutshell Consulting. What’s up with the name? read more…

Brands Stuck in Adolescence

Evelyn Starr,  founder of E. Starr Associates helps Brands in Adolescence. Her fascination with why people buy and the problems that brands encounter as they struggle to grow give her a unique perspective helping people overcome marketing problems. The following is an excerpt from our recorded conversation on my podcast, Embark. read more…

Poetry is Experiencing a Moment. Sarah Letourneu Explains Why

Sarah LeTourneau is a poet and managing editor and writing coach at Heart of the Story Editorial and Coaching Services. Her poetry has been featured in or will appear in Aromatic Poetica, Constellations, Mass Poetry, among countless other publications. The following is an excerpt from an earlier conversation Sarah and I had on my Embark podcast. read more…

Creativity, Opera and Bodice Ripping: A Conversation with Singer Maren Montalbano

Marian Montalbano, opera singer, business coach and writer whose voice appears on not one, not two, but three Grammy Award-winning albums. When her one-woman show got sidelined during Covid-19, Maren created a podcast based on the show called the Bodice Ripper Project. The podcast of the same name is an exploration of sexuality, feminism and the journey to self-empowerment. through the lens of romance novels. Maren has sung at Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA, multiple theaters in Europe and even performed on stage with the Rolling Stones. Here’s an excerpt of our conversation, previously recorded on my Embark podcast. read more…