I hired Sharon Tousley to help get my podcast off the ground last year. I was brand new to podcasting, didn’t have a clue what I was doing, and leaned on her expert advice to get my podcast out into the world.
I am grateful every day I hired her!
My podcast is about infidelity, and as I went through the interviewing process, I wanted a specific type of person editing my show. Sharon was that person. I trust her. I have a sense of camaraderie with her- not just because she edits my show, but because of the person she is. She is a great cheerleader, and we celebrate every milestone together as my podcast grows. With her help, my 6.5 month podcast already has over 20k downloads.
I was so nervous to start a podcast and Sharon made it easy. She was so clear about what she needed to get it going, and then she took care of the rest. Even though I felt like an amateur, she never treated me like one. She is patient and kind in her explanation of the whole podcast experience, and made me feel comfortable while doing something scary and new.
If you are considering hiring Sharon, take the leap. She knows her stuff, is very reasonably priced, works fast, and truly cares about her clients. She wants them to succeed and is a total team player in helping your podcast be a success.
Thank you, Sharon for helping me get my work out into the world!! I am so grateful for you!!
Andrea Giles, Certified Life Coach, Andrea Giles Coaching – Heal from Infidelity podcast
Our organization has been working with Sharon Tousley on our podcast series Profiles in LGBTQ+ Courage, and all the while she has proven to be an invaluable part of our podcast production! Her proactive and timely emails help to keep us on schedule, and her editing skills make our podcasts polished and professional. Because of her expertise and knowledge of the “podcasting world,” she has seamlessly placed our podcast series on all the popular platforms, making it available to a larger audience. Plus, Sharon’s friendly demeanor and supportive attitude has made working with her such a pleasant experience… I can’t recommend her enough!
Joe Lima, President, PFLAG Cape Cod – Profiles in LGBTQ+ Courage podcast
Sharon is the consummate podcast producer! In recent months, she’s worked closely with me and my colleagues at PFLAG – Cape Cod to help us launch our podcast series, Profiles in LGBTQ+ Courage. It’s a series that now enjoys access worldwide on a variety of podcast directories, thanks to Sharon’s helpful recommendations about how to position the series for maximum impact and audience reach. Sharon is diligent, thorough, and a joy to work with. I recommend her highly as a business partner and podcast producer!
Rick Koonce, Board Member, PFLAG Cape Cod, Host/Executive Producer – Profiles in LGBTQ+ Courage podcast
I have worked deeply with Sharon Tousley for the past three years. She has been my dedicated social consultant, posting information from my book, Raise Your Visibility & Value and from my upcoming book, Drive Your Career, on an ongoing basis on Facebook. LinkedIn, Twitter, and my website www.excellius.com. She produces a weekly newsletter and does endless marketing efforts on my behalf, many of her own idea. Sharon recently began producing my weekly podcast, Be Brave @ Work, and she is doing a great job!. Sharon is a high-quality, dedicated, and detailed partner in my work, and I significantly appreciate all of her help and assistance.
Ed Evarts, Founder & President, Excellius Leadership Development – Be Brave @ Work podcast
Sharon Tousley provides excellent, turnkey podcast production and support. I get to do what I love–interview interesting people–and then she makes the behind-the-scenes magic happen! She’s never missed a deadline, provides outstanding support, and I count on her to keep me current in the changing environment. I highly recommend her!
Mary Byers, CAE, CSP – Speaker. Facilitator. Consultant – Successful Associations Today podcast
As the quintessential solopreneur, there are many things I know I don’t want to learn how to do that contribute to marketing my business. Doing all of the “back end” stuff for a podcast is included on that list. Thank goodness for Podcast Prowess! I get to do what I love and share ideas on my Dare to Be Deliberate podcast and Sharon takes it from there – making sure it sounds great, is delivered to all of the channels including my website. She even gives me the nudges I need to stay on track and consistent!
Angee Linsey, Managing Director, Linsey Careers – The Dare to Be Deliberate podcast
Sharon has been my virtual assistant for almost 10 years helping me with my newsletter set up and delivery, social media posts, new client communication and set up, and miscellaneous projects. She takes the initiative with projects making my life easier. She always brings new thoughts and suggestions to our work together. She has a wonderfully calm demeanor and is extremely trustworthy. She is also good with communicating if she has concerns. I highly recommend Sharon as a support for you and your business so that you can focus on the things you love to do.
Andrea Novakowski, Hall-of-Fame Master Certified Coach, MBA, Executive Coach – CoachAndrea.com
I’ve really enjoyed working with Sharon this past year on my CD Creating A Calm Day. Sharon was an integral part of the project from the early days. She helped guide us through the recording process, and aided us in choosing the music. She then pulled all that together to produce a CD I’m proud to have my name on. After successfully producing the CD, Sharon then helped us get the CD on numerous online platforms.
I found Sharon a pleasure to work with. She’s easy to talk with, listens well, and is both calm and supportive. Best of all, she’s a wonderful mix of professional and personable. I feel really lucky to have Sharon on my team. You will be too.
Wendy Leeds, Author, Speaker & Psychotherapist – Creating a Calm Day
Sharon specializes in helping clients get their voices heard in the exciting medium of podcasting and Internet radio. She is THE guide for her clients in their endeavors, whether they’re rookies or seasoned podcast hosts. Through her work she listens to her clients’ vision and turns it into a professional show that attracts listeners worldwide.
Sharon has been with me since I started my podcast over 5 years ago. She is an impeccable professional and really a ‘dream’ team member. She brings new ideas to the table and is always ready to change it up as needed! We love how Sharon highlights the ideas, insights and lessons of the work we do with our clients so they flow so easily into a worldwide community of engaged listeners.
Kris Plachy, Leadership Coach – The Lead Your Team podcast
Sharon is an amazing podcast adviser! She gets it! She knows what we need to do to get people listening to our podcast! I highly recommend her!!!! She will get your podcast heard and listed in the right places so people find your podcast. Don’t think … just hire her!
Justin Tamsett, Managing Director, Active Management – The Fitness Business Podcast
Sharon has supported me through a series of podcast shows via BlogTalkRadio, Internet Radio and “New and Noteworthy” on iTunes in Business. I am a speaker and coach with very limited technical savvy. Working with Sharon, I could put my focus on contact and developing a great guest list. Sharon would then provide support to the guests, set up the podcasting calendar, create a social media buzz on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Pinterest. While on Internet Radio – I had a sponsor. Sharon did a fabulous job of giving them what they needed to support the show. If you are even contemplating podcasting or Internet Radio—talk to Sharon! She makes it easy!
Sharon is an amazing person. I trust her like a sister! Her work on social media, blogging assistance and anything else I throw at her — always exceeds my expectations. She has wonderful communication skills and can speak for me to clients. She is a great designer so has the eye, and the knowledge, to create wonderful marketing materials. When I feel swamped — her sense of humor helps me through.
Wendy Hanson, Co-Founder/COO, BetterManager – The Building Better Managers Podcast
Interview with Dr. Laura Brayton on The Chiropractic Philanthropist with Dr. Ed Osburn
Episode #80 on January 11, 2015 (Transcript below)
Dr. Ed: “What was the first thing that you did when you decided you wanted to start a podcast?”
Dr. Laura: “I thought about it for longer than I’d like to admit. It was scary. There are not a lot of things in my life that kind of intimidate me, but actually believe it or not starting a podcast was intimidating, because I’m not a techie person and I had never worked in front of a microphone before or anything like that. But I knew that I had to get this message out, and that finally pushed me to like okay I have to figure this out. So the way I did that was I found a virtual assistant who knew how to produce podcasts. This woman, she’s in Texas, literally held my hand through the entire process of how to start and create this podcast. Once we got going I was like wow this is really easy and what was I waiting for and why was I so afraid. But that was it for me. If you’re not experienced with how to, I had never even used Conference Call or Skype or anything like that before, so if you don’t know how to do that or post things to iTunes I recommend just hiring someone who does and then they can walk you through the process.”
Dr. Laura Brayton, DC, CAACP, Pediatric Chiropractor – The Well-Adjusted Mama podcast