Episode 47 Tracey Bianchi
Tracey Bianchi is, first and foremost, a friend. She also happens to be one of the pastors at the church I attend. Since my husband is one of the pastors, too, to take the pressure off of him, I consider Tracey to be my pastor, and she is a great one. Not only is she a marvelous speaker, but I can talk about ANYTHING with her. You know, those topics you think are off limits with pastors, or that you’re afraid to bring up? I can say anything in front of Tracey with no judgement! So she is one of my favorite people!
On the podcast this week, we talk about what it looks like to overcome self-doubt and use your voice. Tracey, along with Adele Calhoun have penned the book True You, which is where we center our conversation. Largely we are talking to women with this topic. Most men grow up knowing and speaking their voice. They usually don’t question if they should speak up. They do, and people listen. Not so much with women. Tracey is a pastor and the reality is that it’s a lot harder for her to find a job than 80% of other male pastors out there. While our conversation isn’t about that, I thought the fact was important to note in the context of what we are talking about.
Another part of our conversation centered on the fact that no matter your age or life stage, women find it difficult to bring their true selves to the mix. How can we stop doubting who we are and really bring all of us to the table? I think our conversation this week helps address that question.