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This August, I’m delighted to bring you several of our top “listener favorites” episodes from the past year of shows. Today’s episode features Cheryl Porter, and it originally aired on January 7th, 2021. Hope you enjoy them!

“I tell people that what you see is not a dream. That’s your reality waiting for you, but you’ve got to make it. It’s not just a fantasy, but that’s something concrete that you can actually make happen.” – Cheryl Porter 

When I meet someone who is succeeding at the highest level using his or her creative passion and vision, I get excited to tell others about it. It’s not easy to bring our unique talents to the world in a very big way, but today’s Finding Brave guest has done just that. She is evidence that there is no age limit to reach your dreams, and if you only believe in yourself and take action, you’ll discover that you are indeed braver than you think. 

Cheryl Porter is a YouTube Star and classically trained opera singer. With her motivational coaching videos and inspirational approach to teaching, she now has over 3.3 million subscribers on YouTube and 2.1 million followers on TikTok and is considered the top vocal coach and vocal education influencer in the world.

Cheryl is the sole creator of the innovative Cheryl Porter Vocal Method and has created hundreds of vocal exercises to specifically target and correct vocal flaws, increase vocal range and dramatically improve vocal skills for beginning and advanced singers.

She has given Vocal Masterclasses in Russia, Israel, Poland, Italy, France, Indonesia, Singapore, the USA and has coached students all over the world from Mexico, Italy, France, Russia, Puerto Rico, Japan, Africa, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Spain, Hungary, Ecuador, Brazil, China, and the Czech Republic.

Cheryl has coached singers who have performed on The Voice, X-Factor, America’s Got Talent, All Together Now, Italy’s Got Talent, Eurovision, Sanremo Festival (Italy) and is also a Vocal Coach for the Italian trio, IL VOLO.

The inspiring story that Cheryl shares today about her own journey proves that by helping others with our amazing gifts, we too can soar in ways that we may not have even dreamed. 

Highlights from this Episode:

  • Cheryl’s extensive background as a professional singer, and why she says you need to be “your own biggest fan” [6:01]

  • The powerful experience that told her that she wasn’t just imagining the incredible talent she possessed [14:34]

  • What she considers to be the most important thing that she teaches her students as a coach [15:24]

  • The magic that can happen when you find your own voice [20:34]

  • How her singing career led to a business coaching others, and what Cheryl feels makes her different as a teacher [21:55]

  • What ways her ego held her back almost prevented her from becoming a coach [27:19]

  • The most common fears her students have that she feels is holding them back from success [32:54]

  • The way that Cheryl overcame challenges, and a global pandemic, to successfully launch her online program and impact so many lives in the process [37:43]

  • What she feels is the key lessons and takeaways others can glean from her journey to where she is today [45:44]

For More Information:

Cheryl Porter Vocal Method & Her Course, Hit Those High Notes, Baby!  (Get Both Courses In This Special Bundle)

Resources Mentioned:


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Other resources mentioned:

The Energy of Money by Maria Nemeth

Frank Sinatra: The Man and the Myth

Kathy’s Power Gaps Survey, Support To Build Your LinkedIn Profile To Great Success & Other Free Resources

Kathy’s TEDx Talk, Time To Brave Up & Free Career Path Self-Assessment

Kathy’s Amazing Career Project video training course & 6 Dominant Action Styles Quiz

Kathy’s Power Gaps Survey, Support To Build Your LinkedIn Profile To Great Success & Other Free Resources

Her TEDx Talk, Time To Brave Up & Free Career Path Self-Assessment

Kathy’s Amazing Career Project video training course & 6 Dominant Action Styles Quiz

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“It’s such a long road and you learn so much along the way. There are a lot of lessons, so when I think about my story it’s always difficult to figure out where to start.” [6:21]

“If you believe in yourself enough in the beginning, those people who believe in you will come along. Sometimes you have to wait for them, but you’re not going to find them if you don’t believe in yourself in the beginning.” [15:15]

“I love to see people of all ages, but especially women, find that voice to speak up.” [20:41]

“I’m finally understanding what I was born to do. Everything that happened, it was a reason for me to be here.” [28:45]

“[My students] have changed my life. They have shown me my life’s mission. It’s made a life which I thought was nice become something extraordinary, because there’s nothing like knowing what your gift is and living that gift.” [36:06]

“It was the craziest thing because I had no money, I had no prospects, but I had my faith.” [45:05]

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