An Interview with Lori Harris, Coach, Speaker and Teacher
The 2017 Superwoman Summit is a three day event held in Portland, Oregon for women and men in leadership who feel called to transform themselves and the system to support the career development of strong, successful, female leaders. Join us at The Embassy Suites in Downtown Portland for an incredible experience of inspiration, conversation, play and activation.
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Today we talk to Superwoman Summit 2017 speaker, Lori Harris.
Lori is a coach, speaker and teacher who has a knack for asking questions that get to the heart of things. With natural curiosity and deep intuition, she helps people create the story they want to live. She has worked for a Fortune 100 company for nearly two decades doing strategy and process work where she also formed a women’s network dedicated to empowering and connecting women to unleash their collective potential. Lori lives in the farmlands outside of Portland, Oregon with her husband and two kids.
Leading up to The Superwoman Summit, we asked Lori a few questions:
What do you think is the greatest challenge facing professional women who want to excel?
Many women are leading from a masculine approach because that is the path they have seen. But that is also contrary to who they are and how they want to show up. So they either opt out or carve out a new path. We need those new paths for the next generation of leaders to follow!
If you have one piece of advice for professional women when it comes to leadership, what would it be?
You are in charge of YOU. You get to decide how you want to feel and what you want to give your energy to. If you are trying to be like everyone else then you will become a replaceable commodity. Embrace your uniqueness and you'll find not only more joy but also a high demand for your abilities.
Name a female leader you admire and why:
Politics aside, I admire Michelle Obama. I imagine that a First Lady could get lost in the background but she created her own powerful space and welcomed others to join her. She is genuine and funny and smart. She held to her priorities as a mom. She spoke up for women. She set an example for authenticity and in doing so granted permission to women everywhere to do the same.
What is your favorite quote to inspire women leaders?
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same” -Marianne Williamson
You can hear Lori talk at The Superwoman Summit by registering today! Early bird ticket sales end on July 22nd, so don’t wait.