Welcome to Episode 006 of The Performer Podcast
Michelle's guest today is Sophie Coulthard, burlesque performer turned work and life harmony strategist (stay tuned to find out what that actually is!).
Sophie delves deep with Michelle about the wonderful world of Burlesque. From Sophie's experience of having to take her clothes off - with her Dad watching in the audience, to why burlesque gave her amazing body confidence, life after performing, and why a choosing to hang up her stockings and nipple tassels ain't half bad.
Michelle shares all about her first screen kiss and why she ran home crying, whilst trying to get her head around saying the word 'Penis' when discussing male nudity -yes, it's all going on in this edition of the show.
In today's episode, you'll learn:
How to increase your body confidence | How to deal with family expectations | The art of the tease | Why men and woman are not created equal when it comes to nudity onscreen | Being strong enough to say no when it matters | Why life after performing isn't failure | How your performing skills can help other areas of your life
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“Sophie is a work and life harmony strategist and works with a unique, scientifically proven assessment to help people identify and overcome barriers to success. Sophie trained at the Arts Educational School from the age of 12 and after performing in various bands and plays, she finished her stage career as a singing burlesque performer. While the sequins are now packed away, she is still regularly on stage, speaking to audiences about burnout, work frustrations and achieving work and life harmony.”
The Show Notes
Podcast Conversation Timeline
02:00 - Sophie introduces herself
2:57 - The Art of Burlesque
4:14 - Sophie tells all about her family’s react to her burlesque career
5:00 - Nudity and the performing arts
7:26 - How did others react to her Burlesque career?
8:55 - The beauty of the tease
11:01 - How to get body confidence
12:29 - How did Sophie deal with those pesky performing nerves
15: 29 - Male vs Female nudity on screen
19:08 - Sticking to your standards, even when you’re desperate for work
19:45 - Being strong enough to say No when it matters
22:45 - What made Sophie quit the performing Industry
23:30 - Life after performing isn’t failure
24:18 - Dealing with other people’s expectation
24:41 - Why have a performing background helps every aspect of your life
30:05 - The perfect stategy for happiness
33:19 - Why prepartion is the key to success
35:07 - Figuring ou t your WHY is the biggest key to moving your career forward
36:55 - Fame vs Success
Quotes - Sophie Coulthard
It wasn’t until I got fired from a job, that I said - right, I’m 25, I’ve got nothing to lose, now is the time to start this burlesque journey.
The only body confidence issue is your own perception of yourself and whether you’re comfortable
You do have to think about what makes you happy and if it’s not bringing you joy, then, don’t do it
That experience of performing…it does make you who you are…you can’t take that away
Quotes - Michelle Thole
You cannot be defined by other peoples’ standards of yourself
Whatever happens, however your dream turns out, is the way it was meant to be
The idea of what we want and what we actually end up with, is sometimes even better than you could ever imagine
Thank you so much for listening and see you next week!
Lot of love,