The Story Time Show

Ondi Laure

Join me weekly for a story-crafting workshop and listen to interviews of influencers and storytellers showcasing their books and stories.

Story Intrigues… It entices, it entertains. Story Launcher and Persona Publishing empower positive change through the written word. Because books change people...people change the world.

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Yamilca Rodriguez is a personal brand expert and uses The Archetype Method she developed to help people understand their brand personality. She comes on the podcast to share a little bit about her chapter The High Achievers Are Big Time Adapters in the upcoming book Women Gone Wild — The Feminine Guide To Fearless Living.   Tips   You are a great source of inspiration, writing relatable content from your own life is easier.   Find metaphors and references to better contextualize your work.   Sometimes you need someone else’s perspective; don’t be afraid to ask.   Knowing others is good, but knowing yourself is great.   About the podcast   Welcome to The Story Time Show, the official podcast of Story Launcher, a writing, publishing, and marketing company dedicated to empowering positive change through the written word, because books change people and people change the world.   Visit the Story Launcher website for more details on how Ondi can help you write your own bestseller in less than three weeks!   About your host, Ondi Laure   Ondi Laure is an author, writing coach, and musician residing on a ranch in Wyoming. She enriches the lives of others through her writing craft in realizing the magnificent power that story possesses in reminding us of the savagery of the past, shaping our present, and creating hope for our future. Ondi is an author of both fiction and nonfiction books and articles and has been featured in Forbes Magazine.   Get in touch with Ondi on her Website|Twitter|Instagram|Facebook|LinkedIn   About Our Guest   Yamilca is the founder of The Archetype Method, Personal Branding. She loves supporting entrepreneurs and business owners to authentically level-up their business. She is also an artist, entrepreneur, and activist, she was born in Caracas, Venezuela and currently resides in Louisville, Kentucky. She helps entrepreneurs get clear about their brand personality, discover their SUPERFAN, and create unforgettable brand experiences.   Find out more about Yamilca Rodriguez on her: Website|LinkedIn|Instagram|Facebook   Upcoming publications by Yamilca Rodrigues: Women Gone Wild — The Feminine Guide To Fearless Living   Social media sharing   “Women are natural-born leaders and because we care and have empathy, we tend to want the best for ourselves and the people we care about.” — Yamilca Rodriguez   “Put the mask on yourself before others.” — Yamilca Rodriguez  

Jul 5

28 min 38 sec

Bella Maree Lane, Spiritual Coach and Healer, joins the show to talk about her chapter Heart Wound Healer in the upcoming book Women Gone Wild — The Feminine Guide To Fearless Living.   Bella shares her trauma journey from childhood to where she is today, and how this journey deepened her as a human being and enabled her in turn to help others.   Tips   Let people see your true essence and not just your wounded self.   Find your healthy feminine and masculine energies.   Use the full moon as a timely opportunity to let things go.   If you feel stuck in your writing, allow yourself to let it go and come back to it at a better time.   Inspiration is unique to each of us, find your beacon.   About the podcast   Welcome to The Story Time Show, the official podcast of Story Launcher, a writing, publishing, and marketing company dedicated to empowering positive change through the written word, because books change people and people change the world.   Visit the Story Launcher website for more details on how Ondi can help you write your own bestseller in less than three weeks!   About your host, Ondi Laure   Ondi Laure is an author, writing coach, and musician residing on a ranch in Wyoming. She enriches the lives of others through her writing craft in realizing the magnificent power that story possesses in reminding us of the savagery of the past, shaping our present, and creating hope for our future. Ondi is an author of both fiction and nonfiction books and articles and has been featured in Forbes Magazine.   Get in touch with Ondi on her Website|Twitter|Instagram|Facebook|LinkedIn   About Our Guest   You don’t need to experience the emotionally devastating pain and relationship failures I suffered. My life’s purpose is to support and guide those of you who are struggling. I’ve developed a unique therapeutic skill set designed to release you from your limiting beliefs, thoughts and behaviors. Life is meant to be abundant, joyful, safe, and loving. Your outer world is a mirror of your inner world. It all starts and ends with you.   Find out more about Bella Maree Lane on her Website|LinkedIn|Instagram|Facebook   Upcoming publications by Bella Maree Lane: Women Gone Wild — The Feminine Guide To Fearless Living   Social media sharing   “Your essence is never touched by trauma, but wounds sit on top of it, blanketing it, preventing you from accessing your joy, creativity and spontaneity.” — Bella Maree Lane   “When I hear someone in pain, my heart goes in first.” — Bella Maree Lane   “I’m for all people, it’s not just for women!” — Bella Maree Lane   “You never put your hand in the river in the same place twice.” — Bella Maree Lane   “Writing is a living, moving, growing creature, it evolves and changes.” — Bella Maree Lane

Jun 6

32 min 49 sec

Kendra Davies, positive psychology professional and life coach, joins the show to talk a little bit about her experience writing a chapter in the upcoming book Women Gone Wild — The Feminine Guide To Fearless Living   She shares her working methods both as a life coach and as a writer, her thoughts on happiness, her past life struggles, and what the future has in store for her.   Tips   Bust your happiness myths.   Celebrate small victories — even finishing a chapter!   You can be your own inspiration, literally.   Have a sense of urgency to live your life.   Don’t let self-doubt edit out who you are.   About the podcast   Welcome to The Story Time Show, the official podcast of Story Launcher, a writing, publishing, and marketing company dedicated to empowering positive change through the written word, because books change people and people change the world.   Visit the Story Launcher website for more details on how Ondi can help you write your own bestseller in less than three weeks!   About your host, Ondi Laure   Ondi Laure is an author, writing coach, and musician residing on a ranch in Wyoming. She enriches the lives of others through her writing craft in realizing the magnificent power that story possesses in reminding us of the savagery of the past, shaping our present, and creating hope for our future. Ondi is an author of both fiction and nonfiction books and articles and has been featured in Forbes Magazine.   Get in touch with Ondi on her Website|Twitter|Instagram|Facebook|LinkedIn   About Our Guest Kendra started Stellar Life Coaching in 2013 with the mission to transform how we live, love and do business using the transformative science of Positive Psychology. She is a professional certified coach with 13 years of experience in HR and training and development for organizations like AAA, Deloitte, and Lockheed Martin. Kendra holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Behavior from Rollins College, and multiple certificates in Positive Psychology.   Find out more about Kendra Davies on her website|Instagram|Twitter|Facebook|Professional Facebook   The all inclusive 2021 Bali Phoenix Retreat   Upcoming publications by Kendra Davies: Women Gone Wild — The Feminine Guide To Fearless Living   Social media sharing “Happiness is not just an absence of suffering, it is the full experience of life, and that also includes negative emotions” — Kendra Davies   “Don’t deny the dark, but recognize that there is still light.” — Kendra Davies   “If you choose to radically love yourself, you shed the need to constantly chip away at who you are.” — Kendra Davies   “If it’s not alive in me to do a thing, then I cannot force myself to do it.” — Kendra Davies   “This life isn’t going to live itself, the chapter isn’t going to write itself. Having a sense of urgency for living your life is really important.” — Kendra Davies

May 31

24 min 53 sec

Kathy Gibson joins the show today to talk about her contribution to the upcoming book, Women Gone Wild — The Feminine Guide to Fearless Living.   Kathy shares the daunting struggles she had to tackle while writing, as well as some of the tricks and hacks she developed during that difficult period.   Tips   Don’t be afraid of tapping into your spiritual practices to find resonance.   Practice a radical acceptance of humanity.   Tap into some energetic aspects of yourself that you may not be used to (feminine/masculine energy).   Find your tribe, there is incredible wealth in others. Be mindful of who has your ear.   Practice gratitude.   About the podcast   Welcome to The Story Time Show, the official podcast of Story Launcher, a writing, publishing, and marketing company dedicated to empowering positive change through the written word, because books change people and people change the world.   Visit the Story Launcher website for more details on how Ondi can help you write your own bestseller in less than three weeks!   About your host, Ondi Laure   Ondi Laure is an author, writing coach, and musician residing on a ranch in Wyoming. She enriches the lives of others through her writing craft in realizing the magnificent power that story possesses in reminding us of the savagery of the past, shaping our present, and creating hope for our future. Ondi is an author of both fiction and nonfiction books and articles and has been featured in Forbes Magazine.   Get in touch with Ondi on her Website|Twitter|Instagram|Facebook|LinkedIn   About Our Guest Kathy Gibson provides senior Consulting services to the HR Tech Group, Canadian Media Producers Association, Vancouver Economic Commission, and various sub-sectors of technology. She has been working in Tech Talent for over a decade and is active in government relations related to policy analysis and economic strategy development, particularly with Diversity & Inclusion, labor market, and immigration. She engages with policy leaders on pressing economic, social, and technology issues, such as economic benefit immigration and other talent initiatives. Kathy offers experience in assisting organizations in establishing all facets of HR — Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) & home-grown start-ups and she sits on various Advisory Boards.   Find out more about Kathy Gibson on her LinkedIn   Upcoming publications by Kathy Gibson: Women Gone Wild — The Feminine Guide To Fearless Living   Social media sharing “As a cis-gendered white woman, I feel it important to use my voice to lift that of others.“ — Kathy Gibson   “We need to go beyond healing and into reculturing for a lot of things that have been ingrained in us for millennia.” — Ondi Laure   “I’m kind of embracing the ‘unveiling’ of who I am now.” — Kathy Gibson  

Apr 20

28 min 16 sec

Jacqueline Fusallah joins Ondi on the podcast today. Jacqueline is a mother of two and has worked in the skilled nursing field for almost 15 years. She began writing in 2013.   When she was 13 years old, a very traumatic event helped her feel the guiding hand of God and put her on a path to spreading the good word.   She is the author of three books, one of which is currently available on Amazon with two still in the works. She shares how to overcome struggles both in life and in writing through the grace of God.   Join this deeply spiritual discussion on how faith can inspire creativity.   Tips   If you don’t know how to start writing, start with your story, anywhere, and as you continue writing you will know what is relevant and irrelevant.   Suffering and pain can come from others, but don’t let yourself be your worst enemy.   Make sure you are driven by love and stay open to the love of others.   If you are struggling to write, write about your struggles!   Jacqueline uses the Bible as a reference for all her books, find what inspires you and draw from it.   About the podcast   Welcome to The Story Time Show, the official podcast of Story Launcher, a writing, publishing, and marketing company dedicated to empowering positive change through the written word, because books change people and people change the world.   Visit the Story Launcher website for more details on how Ondi can help you write your own bestseller in less than three weeks!   About your host, Ondi Laure   Ondi Laure is an author, writing coach, and musician residing on a ranch in Wyoming. She enriches the lives of others through her writing craft in realizing the magnificent power that story possesses in reminding us of the savagery of the past, shaping our present, and creating hope for our future. Ondi is an author of both fiction and nonfiction books and articles and has been featured in Forbes Magazine.   Get in touch with Ondi on her Website|Twitter|Instagram|Facebook|LinkedIn   About Our Guest   Jacqueline Fusallah draws readers’ attention to learn what it means to be a child of the Everlasting King. Your richest duty is devotion to Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior.   Find out more about Jacqueline Fusallah on her Website|Facebook|Twitter   Available now by Jacqueline Fusallah: Beauty For Ashes   Upcoming publications by Jacqueline Fusallah: Grace: Memoirs of Andeso, God’s Word is our Anchor in Times of Storm Life by Design   Social media sharing “After the trauma, I was so scared I couldn’t even open my mouth to ask anybody for directions home. I just started walking. I walked for two hours and found my way home, and I think God guided me.”  — Jacqueline Fusallah   “Suffering touches all of us in life, but be of good cheer, when you embrace Christ, he has all the answers.” — Jacqueline Fusallah   “We all go through hurt by other people, and self-inflicted wounds, but God loves us.” — Jacqueline Fusallah   “We fail and we sin, but the grace of God is sufficient for us.” — Jacqueline Fusallah   “When I use the word of God, it empowers what I have to say, it is the spirit of God speaking through me.” — Jacqueline Fusallah   “The most important thing is to involve God in whatever you’re doing.” — Jacqueline Fusallah   “Perfectionism is the enemy of creativity.“ — Ondi Laure  

Feb 18

29 min 18 sec

Today’s episode is all about empowerment. The Baldwarrior, Kathi Tait joins the show to discuss her current writing projects (she has four books in the works!) as well as the life purpose she has found in fighting social norms around body image.   “One of the most inspiring things we can do is to show other women how to accept themselves and be comfortable in their own skin, find their unique strengths and just power through.”   This discussion goes deep and wide and ranges from where to find inspiration, how changing your mindset can make all the difference, why you should never rush to publish, and the importance of minding the company you keep, so strap in and get ready to take notes!   Tips   There is no need to be stuck in shame.   Don’t rush to finish a book — it’s not a race! Books evolve and authors evolve.   Mind your top five — be aware of who you’re allowing in your life because they will inspire you and lift you or they will hold you back.   Don’t take things personally — people’s reactions to you stem from their baggage.   Face your fears, embrace them and move beyond them — you will find freedom on the other side.   Give yourself credit! — We often don’t realize the impact we have on others.   About the podcast   Welcome to The Story Time Show, the official podcast of Story Launcher, a writing, publishing, and marketing company dedicated to empowering positive change through the written word, because books change people and people change the world.   Visit the Story Launcher website for more details on how Ondi can help you write your own bestseller in less than three weeks!   About your host, Ondi Laure   Ondi Laure is an author, writing coach, and musician residing on a ranch in Wyoming. She enriches the lives of others through her writing craft in realizing the magnificent power that story possesses in reminding us of the savagery of the past, shaping our present, and creating hope for our future. Ondi is an author of both fiction and nonfiction books and articles and has been featured in Forbes Magazine.   Get in touch with Ondi on her Website|Twitter|Instagram|Facebook|LinkedIn   About Our Guest   Kathi’s vision is to help everyone in the world be comfortable in their skin, to not feel abnormal because of cultural norms, and to not be ostracized for being different from the mainstream. For her, this wasn't possible without complete self-acceptance and discovering the true freedom of living authentically.   Find out more about Kathi on Website|Podcast|Facebook|Instagram|LinkedIn   Upcoming publications by Kathi Tait: Baldwarrior: My Journey From Self-Sabotage to Self Love — Kathi’s autobiographical story. Design to Lead: The DNA of a Feminine Leader — What does it mean to be a female leader and how do you inspire others? A Hundred Faces of Alopecia — Are you living with Alopecia? Visit the Baldwarrior website and sign up to be in the book.   Mentioned in this episode   Social media sharing   “One of the most inspiring things we can do is to show other women how to accept themselves and be comfortable in their own skin, find their unique strengths and just power through.” — Kathi Tait   “I had this realization that I’d been placing my happiness in other people’s hands my whole life and I decided to do something about it.” — Kathi Tait   “There is no need to be stuck in shame once you realize the power of self-acceptance.” — Kathi Tait   “I believe we reflect how we feel about ourselves in the people we meet.” — Kathi Tait   “Not only does a book evolve, but the author evolves.” — Ondi Laure   “The people that you surround yourself with will either lift you up or hold you back.” — Kathi Tait   “For me, it’s always about helping other people because I know how much it hurts.” — Kathi Tait

Feb 5

35 min 48 sec

Today on the show, Ondi welcomes two inspiring new authors. Susan and Jacob Brower form a mother/son duo who hope to share two sides of a story with their current book, The Bull Didn’t Win.   At the age of 15, Jacob suffered a terrible bull-riding accident that cost him a three-week coma, a seven-month hospital stay, and ongoing recovery. Their book hopes to help and inspire children and parents going through a life-changing event.   Tune in for a truly honest, authentic, and deeply human conversation about what it means to remain inspired, how authenticity can serve you, and why you should never give up.   Tips to inspire parents going through difficult life events with their children as well as aspiring authors   Be your child’s biggest cheerleader.   Do your own research.   Tell your story truthfully, whatever it is.   Never give up!   About the podcast   Welcome to the Story Time Show, the official podcast of Story Launcher, a writing, publishing, and marketing company dedicated to empowering positive change through the written word, because books change people and people change the world.   Visit the Story Launcher website for more details on how Ondi can help you write your own bestseller in less than three weeks!   About your host, Ondi Laure   Ondi Laure is an author, writing coach, and musician residing on a ranch in Wyoming. She enriches the lives of others through her writing craft in realizing the magnificent power that story processes in reminding us of the savagery of the past, shaping our present, and creating hope for our future. Ondi is an author of both fiction and nonfiction books and articles and has been featured in Forbes Magazine.   Get in touch with Ondi on her Website|Twitter|Instagram|Facebook|LinkedIn   About Our Guest   Susan Brower has been a sixth-grade math teacher for the past 25 years; she blogs regularly and is now an author.   Learn more about Susan Brower through her Blog|Instagram   Jacob Browder is now 21 years old and still recovering from a grueling bull-riding accident that took place when he was 15. He is an advocate for never giving up and a newly-minted author.   Find out more about Jacob Browder on his Instagram|Facebook   More about the book: The Bull Didn’t Win, on Facebook   Mentioned in this episode Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls Kevin Pearce Get out of Your Head, by Jennie Allen   Social media sharing   “I just knew early on that I had a little daredevil on my hands!” — Susan Brower   “I just want kids to know to never give up.” — Jacob Brower   “I want parents going through life-changing events with their children to have hope, persevere, and have a fearless mindset.” — Susan Brower   “When you ask a question and you don’t like the answer, then do something about it!” — Susan Brower   “I hope this book leads me to speaking more and changing lives.” — Jacob Brower

Jan 27

23 min 22 sec

For this very special first episode, Ondi is proud and excited to welcome author Nikki Hay. Nikki joins the show for an in-depth discussion on the creative process and the wonderful and plentiful sources of inspiration our universe provides as well as some tips for authors to keep their inspiration fresh; she shares her ingredients for — if not the recipe for — creativity.   She also offers some serious advice for aspiring writers, especially women, looking to pivot away from their current careers and towards writing or other creative projects.   Her latest publication: Without Words: One Heart's Courageous Journey to Love Beyond Borderslaunches on February 11th; follow the link to pre-order.   Tips on nurturing your creative self   Learn to trust yourself and your message, own your story, and draw from it to feed inspiration.   Follow your intuition and commit to your work — until that point of complete commitment to a book or idea, it’s very easy to get distracted. For people pivoting from their current career to writing, Nikki advises they be careful not to have a protracted transition as it can cause burnout.   Creative endeavors like writing are a plunge into the depths of the soul — connect to your higher spiritual power to keep your well full.   No great work is done in a vacuum — reach out to people who can help keep you on course, give you support, and keep you accountable.   About the podcast   Welcome to the Story Time Show, the official podcast of Story Launcher, a writing, publishing, and marketing company dedicated to empowering positive change through the written word, because books change people and people change the world.   Visit the Story Launcher website for more details on how Ondi can help you write your own bestseller in less than three weeks!   About your host, Ondi Laure   Ondi Laure is an author, writing coach, and musician residing on a ranch in Wyoming. She enriches the lives of others through her writing craft in realizing the magnificent power that story processes in reminding us of the savagery of the past, shaping our present, and creating hope for our future. Ondi is an author of both fiction and nonfiction books and articles and has been featured in Forbes Magazine.   Get in touch with Ondi on her Website|Twitter|Instagram|Facebook|LinkedIn   About Our Guest   Nikki Hay is an attorney and practiced law for nine years before which she worked in the non-profit sector. Her most important work and the one that reflects her true creative passion is her journey as a wordsmith and author.   You can learn more about Nikki Hay on her Blog|Medium|Facebook   Mentioned in this episode Without Words: One Heart's Courageous Journey to Love Beyond Borders, by Nikki Hay The true confessions of Charlotte Doyle, by Avi Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson Mark Twain Agatha Christie Louis L’Amour George Eliot — Mary Anne Evans Middlemarch, A Study of Provincial Life, by Mary Anne Evans To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee   Social media sharing   “Asking about the book is the same as asking about me! Before I wrote the book, I had to ‘live’ the book!” — Nikki Hay   “I had a hard time truly expressing who I wanted to be.” — Nikki Hay   “Every struggle can be a strength.” — Nikki Hay   “I hope that reading the book does for readers what writing the book did for me, which is to rekindle that awareness of what a beautiful story we all have.” — Nikki Hay   “I was known as a little ‘Belle’ when I was younger, the girl who was absent-mindedly reading a book while she walked down the hallway and bumped into something.” — Nikki Hay   “I love writing up high, if I could write in a treehouse I would love to do it!” — Nikki Hay   “It’s a very isolated practice to be a writer, but it doesn’t have to be.” — Ondi Laure   “There is no recipe for fulfillment in your creativity, but there are ingredients: faith, commitment, and joy.” — Nikki Hay  

Dec 2020

31 min 9 sec

Welcome to the Story Time Show! Where we interview authors, influencers,  and storytellers showcasing their books. Story Launcher's Persona Publishing empower positive change through the written word. Because books change people...people change the world.

Nov 2020

1 min 3 sec