In this episode of “The Journey of My Mother’s Son” podcast, I sit down to talk with Don Colliver.

Don Colliver teaches popular public speaking courses internally at Google and around the world; leads improv, clown, and sketch comedy classes for the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre; and speaks professionally for Fortune 500 companies including Adobe, Cisco, and Medtronic.

Don has performed with the Blue Man Group, toured internationally as a theatrical Clown for contemporary circus Spiegelworld, and is listed in the Cirque du Soleil performer database.

Don’s mission is to help every communicator profoundly impact their audience through the power of authenticity, listening, and play: the Secrets of Clown!

He recently released a #1 Bestselling Amazon book entitled “Wink: Transforming Public Speaking with Clown Presence” to help anxious speakers and organizational teams everywhere connect more deeply when they communicate.

To find out more about Don, check out his website at

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