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Julie Fogh and Casey Erin Clark, co-founders of Vital Voice Training, are excited to share "Voice (is)" - a podcast where they have conversations with people whose voices they love to dive into the good, the bad, and the messy of what makes your voice YOURS.

Expect actionable advice about public speaking, confidence, nerves, in-office communication, etc, as well as deeper discussions on what power looks (and sounds!) like, how to let go of perfectionism and use fear to your advantage, and how to show up as your authentic self in a world full of unconscious bias.

Vital Voice Training is a voice, public speaking, and communication coaching company founded to help clients communicate with savvy, charisma, and confidence. Whether you are giving a speech, leading a sales appointment or a brand new team, pitching your big idea for funding, or just finding the courage to make your voice heard, co-founders Julie Fogh and Casey Erin Clark’s extensive backgrounds in speech coaching and professional acting give them a unique perspective on what makes people want to listen. For the client, the result is your voice: amplified (not just louder).

Feb 3, 2021

Julie and Casey sit down with Stephanie Dalfonzo, AKA “Stevie Knox” (80’s-era celebrity radio DJ) and one of the very first automated voices, to talk about her amazing career trajectory and her work now as a hypnotist, coach, author, and expert in combatting anxiety. 


  • Following your dreams: pre-The Secret/manifesting culture, Stephanie grew up KNOWING she was going to be a radio DJ . . . and she made it happen.
  • How Stephanie became “Stevie Knox”: alter-egos are a powerful way to access energy, intention, and different parts of ourselves when we need to. 
  • The importance of listening, presence, and “tuning in” to the person we’re communicating with—even (and especially) when we can’t see them.
  • We are not wired to be looking at ourselves looking back at ourselves while communicating with other people—our brains find that EXHAUSTING (not to mention weird). There is a convenient feature on zoom called “hide self view” that is a game-changer!
  • The Power of the Pause - especially right now, try practicing small moments of presence many times an hour. Conscious breath, sitting in silence, etc.
  • Create a better soundscape for your life! Why are you waking up to an alarm clock that shocks your system? Are notifications driving you batty? Use the technological tools available to you to reduce interruptions and anxiety. 
  • Check out Stephanie’s book, Goodbye Anxiety, Hello Freedom, filled with practical tips for managing anxiety and building resilience.

Stephanie Dalfonzo was the very first automated voice back in the 1980s when she was Celebrity Radio DJ “Stevie Knox,” Back then, she “hypnotized” her listeners to come back day after day. For the past 15 years, as an Integrative Hypnotist, she’s been using her voice to literally hypnotize her clients into making incredible life changes. One fear of flying client now has a successful business as The Five Foot Traveler, she’s helped countless female entrepreneurs create a life and business they love! Stephanie is also the author of Goodbye Anxiety, Hello Freedom, available on Amazon.