Michelle Kopper, a voice, visibility and video coach, joins Kristin Maxwell to share how you can expand your presence and give voice to your message with confidence. Harnessing the skills she gained as a professional actor and singer/songwriter, Michelle now guides visionary entrepreneurs to find their voice, clarify their message and expand their presence so they can powerfully share their gifts with the world. Michelle’s unique transformation process harnesses the power, sound, and vibration of the human voice to get you out of your head and into action. Join us as Michelle and Kristin discuss the process for using your voice to raise your energy, heal blocks and fears, and expand self-confidence.
Hi everyone. Welcome to Your SuperPowered Mind. I’m your host, Kristin Maxwell, and we are here today to give you some tools and strategies that you can use right now to start to master your mind, connect to your personal power, and transform yourself and your world.
Today, we are going to be talking to Michelle Kopper about giving voice to your confidence. Michelle is a voice, video, and visibility expert. She helps entrepreneurs to find their voice, clarify their message, expand their presence so they can share their gifts with the world. I know Michelle and have worked with her myself and have benefited from her laser sharp ability to hone in on what you’re wanting to tell the world. She clarifies your message, and then guides you on how to express it to the world. Her energy is infectious. You’re going to love it. Michelle, welcome to Your SuperPowered Mind.
Hi. Thank you Kristin. I’m so excited to be here.
Yes, it’s great to have you. So, my first question is always what superpower did you uncover as a result of mastering your mind?
Oh, that’s a great question. I would say that it surprised me, and always surprises other people is that the superpower that we all have, is that also helped me to radically shift my mindset and be empowered in my thinking and my actions, was actually discovering the power of the human voice to shift and heal and expand my ability to think differently, react to the world differently.
Wow. That’s actually … I have never really heard anybody speak to that, so tell me what do you mean by the power of the human voice and its ability to help us?
Well, sound creates space, and a lot of the rattling, thinking, getting trapped in our head, going down the rabbit hole of our thoughts and our thinking is like a compulsion, or it’s a path, a loop, that we get caught in, and sound can actually interrupt that loop, and our own human voice actually has vibration. You know, sound actually creates space, and it moves matter, and our own human voice can actually change our brain chemistry, it can change our physiology, and ground us back into our body and something beyond our thoughts, deeper than our thoughts.
So, briefly … Accessing and activating my human voice and the voice of clients, thousands now of clients, using the human voice to still their mind, and to expand and have access to something bigger and beyond their thoughts, and connect back into their body, has been a superpower that I have been exploring and cultivating and unleashing not only in myself but in many others. That was a definitely a surprise to me.
I love that because I definitely … A number of my own clients definitely, and myself, have gotten caught in that looping mind thought of going round and round, and I love the idea of using the voice, so I can’t wait to hear more about that, and maybe you can give us some tips a little bit later about-
How we can … Great. That would be good.
So, tell me how did you discover this power of the voice? How did you come across this?
Well, because I was repressed. I was stifled. You know there’s a long story and a short story, but mine has been a journey of finding my aligned work in the world, and I was a creative, I still am a creative, but I pursued a life in performing arts but had a whole bunch of stage fright, and I really felt called to sing and was not able to because of my mind, right? The fear, the perfectionism, the fear of being judged by others, judging myself, it was never good enough for me, and that mindset really inhibited a performance career, and so I set about to change that.
And I really came to see that I felt called, for whatever reason, to heal that perfectionism and shyness and stage fright. My physiology really would literally close off my voice. I was kind of frustrated and definitely had a kind of a low bottom around being able to share my gifts, which at the time was mostly singing and song writing and acting, and I had to free my voice. I felt like that was my calling, and I didn’t know exactly why, so because my particular charge and challenge was literally around my physical voice, that’s how I came to discover this innate power.
It’s in every ancient wisdom teaching in the world, the power of sound and the power of the human voice. You know, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow from centuries ago said “The human voice is the organ of the soul,” so my journey was around finding and freeing my own unique voice, and in doing so I gathered a very unique perspective and toolkit to see how the actual sensation and vibration of the human voice can do the healing and the clearing and the rewiring, if you will, to heal the mindset piece, so it became an integral part of my process in healing and working with others.
Wow. I had never really heard this story about you, and so it’s great. And of course your voice, the sound of your voice, you can hear the energy in it, so that’s very powerful.
Great. Yeah, that’s something that I help people do, and I have had to expand … You know, it was kind of change or die for me because it was really stifling my work, and my happiness, and my fulfillment, and I have seen again and again and again, we often withhold when we’re caught in the mindset of the rabbit trail. Habbit trail? What is it? The hamster wheel.
The hamster wheel. Yes.
The hamster wheel of our mind, it’s very hard to snap out of that, and because it was such a mindset issue and for me around freeing the voice. I was trained as a yogi, and I’ve done a ton of sound practice as a yogi, and also as a classical singer, I’ve been a rock and roll singer, and that was part of my early journey, and because of my challenges around mindset, and my inclination towards transformation, that was my journey. I knew that that was what I was here to do.
And that’s how I’ve come to be able to help other people do it, but in that process I’ve discovered that there’s a very specific alchemy and power in the human voice, that when we can activate it, access it, allow it, it actually does invite, and endow, and imbue our sound resonance with more presence. So, I love that you could hear that.
I really can. And you know what, we’re going to go take a short break but before we do, can you please tell listeners maybe where they can find out more about you and your work in giving voice to confidence.
Great. Yes, I would love to. Probably the great way for them to find me would be to go to michellekopper.com, and there’s a fun profile, powerful presence profile there if you want to check it out, and you can just email me, email@example.com, as well. Love to support you.
Great. Thank you Michelle. When we come back, we’re going to be talking to Michelle Kopper some more about maybe her tips and suggestions that you can take to give voice to your confidence and tap into the power of your own voice.