How I Found My Voice and Power by Writing My Story

by Ingrid Ricks

It was my own struggle with the pain from my childhood—followed by my decision to write and share my story—that made me understand the life-changing power of personal narrative.

Harnessing Adversity -- Before It Harnesses Me

by Ingrid Ricks

Last September, despite a 15-year fight to save my eyesight, I lost my eyesight to a rare, blinding eye disease and found my world turned upside down. But amid my grief over my sudden inability to see my family's faces or maneuver the world around me, I realized I had a choice: I could harness my adversity or let it harness me.

The Death of the Salesman, Finally... (and why I wrote the book)

by Allan Langer

Learn why everyone hates salespeople, and why I wrote my book to help you become the salesperson everyone loves.

About Our Name

Yes, we know there's a difference between a lectern and a podium. A lectern is the stand upon which a speaker can hold their notes. It often holds the microphone. A podium is the platform. A stage.

Our name, Behind the Podium is meant to convey that there's a lot that happens backstage, before a speaker ever gets in front of an audience. Behind the Podium can give you, the reader, some insight about how a speaker got to the podium, and what they're doing behind the scenes.

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