I’m in the game of empowering women because I firmly believe that the world will be a better place with more women in positions of power.
My ultimate goal is to end all suffering around the world. I also want to save the planet, end poverty, create peace and stop the senseless brutalities against the weak.
I know, you’re like, "Whaaaat?" But, I'm l like, "What did I miss?!!!"
These goals are lofty, and will not be fully realized in this lifetime. I know it's a long game, but I'm in the game nonetheless. The cards have been dealt and I'm playing my hand.
As my business grows, I feel called to make it more beautiful, more poetic, and more divine. As a result you might have noticed, The Superwoman Project is getting a beauty makeover.
I also feel called to translate what is inside of me to the outside world. I feel compelled to express my truth, inspire change and teach what it means to be truly empowered by honoring my greatest truths and letting myself be seen. As a result, I'm going to be talking more about my own life in service of this work on all the stages from which I speak.
At work and in business, there often comes a time when there is not an easy solution available to you.
A time when despite your best efforts, you can’t get someone to listen.
A time when you repeatedly get looked over for a promotion.
A time when you are constantly interrupted, mansplained to, discriminated against or held back.
A time when all your potential clients say no.
A time when your event doesn’t sell out.
A time when you can’t find that job that you’ve been seeking.
Whatever the situation is....when that happens, I invite you to be the change you most want to see in your life, others and the world around you.
If there is no easy solution available and it feels hard and you feel stuck, how can you be the change you want to see in the world?
How can you resonate with the energy of the thing you want most?
So this happened.
I was networking at a benefit for my local NPR station, sharing a cocktail table with a crowd of women and men. The conversation was flowing and I was having a great time. The two women across the table asked me “What do you do?”
I said, “I’m a career and leadership coach for women and the name of my business is The Superwoman Project.”
This was their response:
Very often my clients complain that the leadership at their company is failing them. In fact, I would say this is one of the number one complaints I get from women who come to me for help:
- "My boss is unapproachable and doesn't seem to value my expertise or contribution."
- "My supervisor doesn't know what the heck is going on and at the end of the day, I just don't trust them."
- "The leadership at my company seems out of touch and they lack clear vision for the work."
....and on and on and on.
The thing is that...I've. Totally. Been. There.
How are YOU practicing self-care in the midst of work, family and personal obligations?
Are you taking pause to notice and to lean into any discomfort or confusion you might be feeling? Are you able to see these as entry-points and opportunities to greater self-awareness, as opposed to feeling like a victim to your circumstances, powerless and hopeless?
Yesterday I crashed my bike. It was a pretty day and so I decided to run an errand on my road bike -- something I've been doing for years.
I took a left turn going downhill when my tire inadvertently slid into a groove in the pavement. I was immediately thrown from my bike and onto the turn lane of a four lane road.
On my way down, I saw the groove that twisted my tire, and the look on the faces of two men walking nearby. It all happened so fast but when I look back, I can see it in slow motion.
Last week I spoke on stage to 150 women in Portland, Oregon about why feminine qualities matter at work and how to use your feminine superpowers to excel.
Feminine superpowers are a specific set of qualities in every human being that have traditionally been assigned to the female gender. Things like creativity, curiosity, generosity, receptivity, and compassion. And these qualities are becoming increasingly more important as our economy values a new kind of work -- one that requires innovation, creative thinking, and problem solving.
On Sunday I watched the Super Bowl and while I lamented the loss of the Falcons, I celebrated Audi's commercial advocating equal pay for women, much like this Secret deodorant commercial from last year.
I'm emboldened by corporations that see the competitive advantage to equal pay and opportunity for women. When the average woman makes about 54 to 78 cents to the dollar every man earns depending on her race, industry and job title, corporations must get behind their female employees.
Last year I spoke to hundreds of professional women from all across the globe who are inspired to find more fulfilling work, up-level their leadership skills and become a strong female leader. As a result, I’ve heard a lot about what’s plaguing the modern day woman when it comes to work and here are the three most common challenges facing professional women: