Thanks to GSC Reporter, Dan Reifsnyder
Dan Reifsnyder: How did you meet Sheree and get involved in GSC?
Anne-Louise Sterry: My friend Amy Russ, was at the Live on Stage conference. She shared a CD one of my songs with Sheree and we got connected. Now I am working with her on getting my song ‘”If I Had Loved You More” out into the world, as well as helping me share Audacious Joy around the world!
DR: Audacious joy! I love that term. So you’re a speaker, author and storyteller…tell me more about that.
AS: Long story! I started singer and storytelling with with toddlers. I was asked to speak at an early childhood event, sharing how to use music and storytelling with children. From that small beginning came performing at grade schools all over the country, then Europe, writing a book, speaking at many different kinds of events, creating a CD course, an online course, writing songs and so it goes! I can honestly say I never planned this – I just wanted to sing and tell stories!! I realized that through all of this, joy was my focus. Now my speaking work always has the theme of ‘Sharing the Power of Audacious Joy.’ I also have an alter ego ‘Aunt Lena who also speaks and performs!!’
You can go to my web site http://www.anne-louise.com to see her! Oh gosh, you see why I said long story!
DR: Who are some of your musical influences?
AS: Broadway Musicals! The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Peter Paul and Mary, Kingston Trio…
DR: What are some songs you wish you’d written?
AS: Oh, so many cause the world is filled with beautiful music! Right now it is “Imagine” by John Lennon.
DR: Do you have any projects in the works?
AS: Yes, right now I am recording a CD of stories for children. I am also preparing for a tour of schools in California and a keynote for an early childhood conference.
DR: Wonderful! Well, the world could certainly use more audacious joy! Thank you for spreading it and spending some time answering questions!