From Fear of Speaking to Keynote Speaker in 2 Years with Dr. Charmaine Gregory [Confidence Series]: Podcast Ep. 129

From Fear of Speaking to Keynote Speaker in 2 Years with Dr. Charmaine Gregory: Podcast Ep. 129 | Speaking Your Brand

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If you have a fear of public speaking, this episode is for you.

If you’re confident when speaking but have a fear in a different area of your life, this episode is for you.

My guest’s story of how she went from a self-described fear of public speaking to being an in-demand paid keynote speaker in just 2 years is incredibly inspiring. 

Charmaine Gregory, M.D. is an emergency room doctor and speaks to professional groups about burnout.

You’ll hear:

  • How Charmaine’s fearlessness and love of the stage as a child transformed into fear
  • How the fear of speaking presented itself when she had to do it
  • Why she decided to conquer this fear
  • What she did first
  • Her journey to becoming a speaker
  • Strategies she used and still uses today to feel more confident and comfortable when speaking

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This episode is part of our Confidence Series, episodes 127 through 131.

About My Guest: Charmaine Gregory, M.D. has served countless patients and taught resident doctors and medical students for 13 years as Clinical Faculty at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor in Michigan, following Emergency Medicine Residency training at Duke University Medical Center. She has been honored as a nominee for the Golden Apple teaching award by the resident doctors she teaches several years in a row. She is an active member of the Clinical Practice Committee for the Emergency Medicine Physician Group, PC. She serves as a Peer Coach providing feedback on communication techniques for Emergency providers and facilitates talks with healthcare providers about burnout, wellness, and work-life balance/integration. Most recently, Dr. Gregory has had the honor of being a contributing author of the books, The Chronicles of Women in White Coats and Thinking About Quitting Medicine Volume 2 and Doctoring Better. Dr. Gregory faces her fear of public speaking by speaking publicly on topics of burnout, wellness, fitness, work life integration, and night shift life.

Outside of medicine, Charmaine’s passion to pursue wellness and work-life balance led to the establishment of the virtual greatness and wellness coaching company Fervently Fit with Charmaine, LLC. Wellness coaching and health content sharing serve as an extension of clinical service by focusing on preventative methods for health and wellness maintenance. She is also a trained Physician Coach, helping colleagues find meaning and direction when most needed. She is the host of the Women in White Coats and Fearless Freedom with Dr. G podcasts.

About Us: The Speaking Your Brand podcast is hosted by Carol Cox. At Speaking Your Brand, we help women entrepreneurs and professionals create their signature talks and gain more visibility to achieve their goals. Our mission is to get more women in positions of influence and power: on stages, in businesses, on boards, in the media, in politics, and in our communities. Check out our coaching programs at



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Book: “The Chronicles of Women in White Coats”

Book: “Alter Ego” by Todd Herman

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