Clarissa Burt

In the Limelight

Clarissa Burt is an international award-winning media personality/producer/director, author, and public speaker. With hundreds of television and film credits to her name, this Who’s Who of International and American Women brings over 30 years of entertainment industry experience in both international and American markets.

Her brainchild, In the Limelight multi-media platform, is an online portal providing educative, entertaining and empowering content showcasing entrepreneurs and solopreneurs bringing to the forefront their trials, tribulations, victories, and triumphs. Clarissa’s fun, light and witty style makes for great conversation and is thoroughly enjoyed by her listeners.

Ms. Burt’s extensive international social work garnered her two private audiences with Pope John Paul II.  As a women’s advocate and a leader of social change for a new standard of living, Clarissa was instrumental as Ambassador to the United States for the Walking Africa campaign that awarded African Women the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011. Clarissa is the first American to present at the Kremlin. She was recently awarded the Woman of Excellence award by the Women’s Economic Forum.

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In the Limelight

In the Limelight podcast with Clarissa Burt brings you great information from fabulous people that Clarissa gets to meet all over the world. She interviews public figures, influencers, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, millionaires and moguls that share their know-how, tipping points, pivotal moments and life lessons.

In the Limelight promises educative, empowering, and entertaining conversations with entrepreneurs that have a social conscience.

In the Limelight – Recent Podcast Episodes

Ep. 40 – Guest Craig Shah

In this episode, Clarissa welcomes Craig Shah, CEO of Craig Shelly Timepieces, a renowned celebrity designer of fine jewelry and Swiss watches. He is sought after for his unique fashionable and creative concepts. Craig’s designs are highly crafted and bespoke. His...

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Ep. 39 – Guest Valentina Castellani

This week, Clarissa Burt chats with Valentina Castellani, producer and founder of Quinn Studios Entertainment. They discuss Valentina's early beginnings in Italy. They also talk about her documentary that is in progress entitled "The White Snake" which is a film on...

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Ep. 38 – Guest Jim Ratcliff

Today on In The Limelight, we are joined by an extraordinary entrepreneur, James L. Ratcliff (Jim) who is the Chairman of the Board and CEO of Rowpar Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Scottsdale,AZ. He is also the driving force of ClōSYS®, which is a brand of premium oral care...

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Ep. 37 – Guest Annette Crone

On this episode, Clarissa chats with Annette Crone, Founder & CEO at ForBabs, Inc. ForBabs has designed the one and only anti-static hair brush for women, children and hair stylist professionals who are challenged with static and frizz. Annette has a background in...

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Ep. 36 – Guest David Cogan

On this episode of In the Limelight, we are welcoming another amazing entrepreneur, David Cogan who is a serial entrepreneur, community trailblazer, Radio & TV Host of "Where Entrepreneurs Align" and Founder of Eliances Community. Eliances is a high-level...

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Ep. 35 – Guest David Johnstone

In this episode of In the Limelight, Clarissa Burt talks with IT Guru, David Johnstone, who has a plethora of information in technology. His skills and expertise were honed over two decades working within the American Express organization. David was an integral part...

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Ep. 34 – Guest Ashley Rumschlag

Today on In the Limelight, Clarissa talks about domestic violence with Ashley Rumschlag who runs the show at is the first and largest online and mobile searchable directory of domestic violence programs and shelters in the...

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Ep. 33 – Guest Doug Jackson

On this episode of In the Limelight, we are joined by an extraordinary man, Dr. Douglas Jackson, who serves as the President/CEO of Project C.U.R.E. Project C.U.R.E. delivers approximately four semi-truckloads of donated medical supplies and equipment to desperately...

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Ep. 32 – Guest Natalie Ledwell

Another Lady Superstar is In the Limelight! Aussie Natalie Ledwell is an authentic and internationally renowned motivational speaker, best-selling author, Law of Attraction guru, host of  The Inspiration Show and Wake-Up TV! and co-founder of the revolutionary...

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Ep. 31 – Mark Candelaria of Candelaria Design

Mark Candelaria, AIA, started Candelaria Design in 1999 after an 18-year career as one of the founding partners of CCBG Architects in Phoenix. During his time at CCBG, he worked for and with the legendary George W. Christensen, FAIA. George mentored Mark from the time...

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