The BRAVA Leadership Project is a 90-day coaching program to help you find your voice, discover and craft your signature story, embody your message, express yourself with vitality, glamour and purpose, and step into your power as an inspired feminine thought leader.
Do you feel called to share your ideas with the world, but aren’t sure you have what it takes to be a feminine thought leader?
Do you have a powerful story to share, but don’t know where to begin?
Perhaps you’ve experienced an epic obstacle in your own life, and overcome it… or you work in an interesting professional field and have significant insights to share?
Do you want to add your voice to the cultural conversation – particularly at a time when women’s voices are increasingly being heard and taken seriously?
Does your professional success depend on being your own spokeswoman… but you feel squeamish about this?
Do you feel that somewhere along the line you lost the ability to express freely, disconnected inside, and adopted a tamed or ‘safe’ persona?
Do you habitually stay silent, when a voice inside you is crying out to be heard?
Would you like to re-define your relationship to your own voice?
You know that sharing your story is the best way to market yourself and your work – but you’re stuck in the habit of hiding?
Do you wish you could express yourself with greater confidence and creative spark?
If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, please read on…
You aren’t alone.
I’ve lived with every one of these realities – I lived with them for most of my life. You could say I know them intimately.
But in recent years, with the help of some brilliant mentors and a spattering of miraculous life-circumstances that demanded I become an entirely different person, well, I’ve come out the other side.
What a relief.
I know the pain that’s caused when your voice feels silenced, diminished, or untrue.
To my mind, feeling voiceless is one of the biggest forms of suffering on the planet.
And it affects women a lot.
That’s why I have created The BRAVA Leadership Project. To help you find your vocal empowerment, the feminine way, so that you can become the thought leader you know you’re capable of being.
Nowadays, I find that I do have a voice after all. And I love to use it – in service to my own ideas, as well as in service to other women.
I now speak in front of half a million people live each year, hosting an annual event that I love. I enjoy using my voice – something that would have been unthinkable a few short years ago. Voice is now a form of joyous expression to me, rather than a suppression. It has become my primary form of identity and artistic expression, and finding my voice has been my path to self-leadership, and to taking a stand for feminine values and leadership in the world at large.
The BRAVA Leadership Project
The BRAVA Leadership Project is a 90-day private coaching program, conducted by Skype, to help you redefine your relationship with your own voice; put together a story only you could tell, because it expresses a combination of your unique personal and professional experiences; and develop skills as a feminine leader.
You know your message needs expression, because it will positively impact others’ lives in some way.
Here are the main areas we’ll dive into when you sign up. The amount of time we spend on each will be tailored to your individual needs:
- Embodiment, so that your story is coming from all of you, not just the neck up, and is deeply felt
- Bringing your ‘inner voice’ into alignment with your outer voice, for greatest authenticity
- Dismantling old fears and limiting beliefs, including any inherited, unwanted patriarchal conditioning
- Exploring your ‘heroine’s journey’ and developing your signature story
- Enhancing your creative powers and personal style of expression
- Defining your brand and refining your message
- Presenting with vitality, glamour and purpose (“BRAVA-voom”!)
Let’s look briefly into these, one by one, so I can give you a sense of why I work with these key areas.
Warning: my methods are unconventional, because I use the BODY as the foundation for all my work. Here’s why.
BRAVA stands for “Body Reclamation And Vocal Awakening.”
Let me explain.
To me, embodiment is the number one key to women’s empowerment.
Becoming embodied means learning an all-new way to respect and communicate with your body, to inhabit it both more fully and more sensitively. Why? Because true feminine intelligence is housed in the body. It cannot be accessed from the neck up.
Our bodies are ultra sophisticated systems, not only in the physical sense, but also in an emotional, psychological and spiritual sense. When we live too much in the head, as most of us do these days, we’re living in an incredibly limited way. We don’t feel. We become uptight. We’re all too easily trapped inside a patriarchal or socially conditioned mindset. With this mindset, we can all too easily discount, diminish or even abandon ourselves.
The way to inhabit our feminine power is to tune into what the body has to say.
The body doesn’t lie.
The true voice of a woman emerges when she’s speaking from her whole self, with the voice of her body.
I’ve been committed to a conscious movement practice for the last 20 years. It has changed my life beyond measure.
With The BRAVA Leadership Project, I’ll introduce you to practices that will help you revere your body, listening to what it has to tell you. I’ll guide you into accessing the deep truths that your body holds.
“Intuition is a sacred voice.” – Lailah Gifty Akita
‘Vocal awakening’ is achieved when you tune into your body, and use your voice in service to your deepest inner truth – and in this way, a new way of using your voice is born.
A voice will emerge that may surprise you with its fresh beauty, originality and power.
With The BRAVA Leadership Project you’ll integrate your inner voice with your outer voice, so that you’re really expressing from the inside out. This way there’s no discrepancy between how you feel and think, and how you present yourself to the world. (Did you know that the major cause of stress is: discord between how you feel on the inside, and how you present on the outside?)
This is your opportunity to become more intimate with your inner reality and guidance, and express outwardly from there – without crippling self-censorship – in a way that feels freeing and true.
This will change your life.
It will change your abilities as a communicator, too. Others will see you as authentic and consistent in all your communications. They’ll feel they ‘know, like and trust’ you, which is essential for good business.
“When people don’t express themselves, they die one piece at a time.” — Laurie Halse Anderson
DISMANTLING LIMITING BELIEFS
What are the self-sabotaging beliefs that are getting in the way of your full potential? Are you even conscious of the thoughts you hold inside, that are surreptitiously running the show?
Did you know that we, as women, absorb and internalise all kinds of patriarchal values by dint of living in a patriarchal world – even though these beliefs don’t serve our best interests and in fact, can actively counter our expression and truth?
This does immeasurable damage to us and arguably, to the planet. We all need to be in masculine/feminine balance to be healthy and whole.
As part of The BRAVA Leadership Project, we’ll gently explore what values and beliefs might be keeping you silent and fearful, in hiding, or trapped in self-doubt (such as old and buried shame-based beliefs), so that you can move forward with confidence and ease.
“Even to me the issue of “stay small, sweet, quiet, and modest” sounds like an outdated problem, but the truth is that women still run into those demands whenever we find and use our voices.” ― Brene Brown
EXPLORING YOUR UNIQUE ‘HEROINE’S JOURNEY’
Every woman has a story.
I’ll help you identify the aspects of your life-story that have affected you most deeply, and that are likely to resonate most profoundly with others, so that you understand what makes you unique – and can then tell the story only you can tell. (Sometimes we are simply too close to our own life-experiences to be able to see how unique we are, with real clarity.)
From there, we’ll craft your ‘signature story’:
Your story is an invaluable personal branding tool to capture the essence of you and your work or creative project, illuminating who you are, what you do, why you care about your work, and why others should too.
Your signature story is the succinct expression of your ideas, story, personality and voice. It can be used to boost your professional profile on stage, in marketing videos, at media interviews and more.
It’s the best way you can organically market yourself and your work.
Did you know that the most popular TED talks all have a personal narrative component? This is what really draws listeners in emotionally.
We’ll make sure your story is as intimate, creative, humorous, memorable, dramatic, ALIVE as possible… so that you will share it with genuine enthusiasm. It won’t be a chore for you, or something you want to hide from; you’ll want to share it.
Your zeal will be real.
And you’ll inspire all those you share it with.
“There is no greater agony than bearing an unknown story inside you.” — Maya Angelou
DEFINING YOUR BRAND & REFINING YOUR MESSAGE
What are the key characteristics of your personal brand? Are you clear on what they are?
We’ll discuss how you wish to be perceived in the marketplace, including how to tell your story in visual terms – this can be of enormous value when it comes time for you to nail your personal styling and photography for your website, as well as if you need to go on stage or make a media appearance.
You’ll get clarity on all your messaging, so that it’s memorable and very expressive of YOU. Your message will spark enthusiasm in others because it’s fresh and real, not a rehashing of flat, conventional ideas, or an imitation of what others are doing.
YOUR PERSONAL PRESENCE
Your message is unlikely to stir emotional resonance, unless you are comfortable being seen and heard.
This can feel tricky. We want to deflect what feels uncomfortable. Many of us are so afraid of using our voices, we’d prefer to ‘disappear’ than feel that level of discomfort.
With The BRAVA Leadership Project I’ll introduce you to special methods that help you to stand tall, communicating not only from your head but with your whole being, making sure you’re really feeling into what you have to say.
When you express in a way that incorporates your body, and when you have genuine conviction in the quality of your message, this changes everything. You’re powerfully present. You shine.
The BRAVA Leadership Project is priced at a special INTRODUCTORY RATE of $1597, starting in September 2018.
The BRAVA Leadership Project is a 90-day program, conducted once a week for 60 minutes by Skype. You will receive worksheets to work on between sessions, a recommended reading list tailored to your needs, and suggested embodiment and other exercises to do at home. Allow 3-5 hours per week for these.
As a result, you’ll become an effective, embodied feminine thought leader, with real confidence in her voice and in how to tell her story; a woman whose thoughts, feelings, words and actions are in alignment; who is tapped into her feminine powers; and who can communicate her message with both poise and flair.
By signing up for The BRAVA Leadership Project, you become both the messenger and the message.
Isn’t it time you added your voice to the cultural conversation – especially at such a dynamic time in the world’s history for women?
Let’s start working together today, to bring out the unapologetic, natural thought leader in you. I’d love to hear from you, to explore and discover your journey into feminine leadership together.