Balancing Multiple Creative Passions: Lisa Brandt – NSM Podcast, Ep. 6
I’ve been very fortunate to work with some truly interesting and talented people over the years. One of them is Lisa Brandt, my guest in the latest episode of the No Schedule Man Podcast.
Currently the voice behind the news and co-anchor of News Talk 1290 CJBK’s morning show here in London, Ontario, Lisa also maintains the creative daily discipline of blogging each weekday, contributing a feature column to a National newspaper when asked, and serving as voice talent for the productions of many well-recognized companies. Lisa has written and made available four books, including “The Naked Truth,” a real-life look inside the summer she spent working at a nudist resort in her teenage years.
In this discussion, Lisa takes us behind the scenes and inside the minds of a broadcast media newsroom. She describes some of her career adventures which took her from the overnight show host at a country music station in Red Deer, Alberta, to co-News Anchor at 680 News in Toronto, the largest market in the country. Lisa also recalls giving up her spot in Toronto to come to London, and the many ups and downs that followed, including a terrifying health battle with what turned out to be sepsis, an experience she documented and shared in her book, “My Sepsis Story.”
Lisa and I have been pals for many years and I have always held her in very high esteem. But after listening back to this podcast, I realized just how much I’d never really asked her about. I was fascinated to hear her stories on a variety of subjects and life experiences.
I also think that her answer to me asking, “What have you learned about yourself?” near the end of the discussion should be required listening for us all. Go have a listen and let me know if you agree.