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Michelle Maree: Speaker/Story Coach/ Empowered Relationships Guide and Catalyst for Discovering Your Feminine Superpowers
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"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."Marianne Williamson
"Who you are speaks so loudly I can't hear what you're saying."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Unfortunately, there are times when we are not energetically aligned with the messages we are trying to send out to others. You might be leading from ego or fear. You might be thinking that others won't accept you as you REALLY are or that you will turn certain people off. You might be under or over representing the WHO underneath your skin. You might be wearing the mask of confidence, but not be feeling that deep in your bones. You might not be stepping forward as a leader in your field from a real authentic place of power. You might be struggling to "show up" as the confident, creative, and playful person that is inside of you and someone else seems to be showing up instead. Your fear of "showing up" as your most aligned and authentic self could be so strong that you are blocked from the message that is just bursting to get out of you and into the world. You might be doing ALL of the right things but still aren't getting the response or results that you want, and this can be SOOO frustrating! How you are showing up can sometimes mask what you are really wanting to say. Think of someone who is yelling at the top of their lungs to get their point across - people are scared and reacting to their energy and could care less what they are actually saying. Sometimes this happens and you aren't even aware of it. You might not be yelling, but you could be giving off an energy that doesn't fit WHO you really are beneath the surface, or you might be delivering a message that doesn't seem to fit YOU.The more balanced you are -The more aware you are of when you are "off brand" -The more you can come from a place of flow and ease -The more you can openly and authentically express your truth --The more you can draw into your life the people that we are really meant to serve and have the impact that we desire!-We have all seen THOSE leaders - the one's that we admire, that we follow, that we strive to be. They seem so confident, so expressive, so calm and so fluid in everything that they do. They didn't get there by taking a business course. They didn't get there by doing a speech class. They didn't get there by learning about marketing funnels. They may have done those too, (I know I have) but the icing on the cake - the secret supersauce - is that they did it by going inside; looking at their beliefs, their challenges and strengths and taking a deep assessment of WHO they wanted to be and WHAT they needed to do on a daily basis to embody the leader they knew themselves deep inside to be.
In order for women to continue to rise, we must learn how to communicate in a way that feels authentic to us, not one that is dictated to us via the current masculine paradigm. That just feels inauthentic and "icky". How many times have you heard a woman say she doesn't want to come across as "salesy?"
The question becomes - How do we build impact and influence and still stay in our feminine power?
With over 20 years of my own personal development in the area of communicaiton and having taught children, teens, adults and couples healthy, authentic communication for the last 15
the unique addition of having been a writer, director and actor for most of my life - I am so excited to be able to blend my mastery of speaking from the heart, putting powerful words to thoughts and feelings and my knowledge of stage presence together to create dynamic and fun classes, workshops, retreats, speaking engagments and coaching programs to help women become the most impactful and infleuncial people they know!
*If you are ready to tap into your feminine superpowers to create deeper impact and influence in your business and/or personal relationships
*If you are ready to break through the chains that bind you to the stories and roles of the past
*If you are ready to transform your life and the lives of those around you*If you are ready to go even deeper
*If you are done messing around and playing small
*If every bone in your body tells you that you are ready to step into feminine leadership. (Even if it is just within your own family)
*If you are already a leader
*If you are ready to tell your story in a public way
*If you want to continue to push your growth edges in supportive community
*If you are ready to tap into the full power of the wild and fierce feminine- Let's Talk!
We are building a community of juicy, unapologetic, badass, truth telling feminine leaders at this Women of Impact and Influence Community (formerly Feminine Rising REvolution) on Facebook.
I encourage members to post inspiring memes or stories and to interact with each other. This is a place to play with the fierce and wild feminine through thought provoking imagery, poems, and stories. A place to create dialgoue about what feminine power truly means and how we can fully step into it in ANY area of our lives where that feels lacking.
It is NOT a place to engage in more sister-wounding. We have ENOUGH of that in our everyday lives. We can be truth-tellers AND compassionate sisters.
Sisterhood is about helping each other to rise!
Come Join us!
I also have a Meetup Group with the same title. It is based in Sonoma County, but I am also building an online community with zoom connects and coaching calls. Feel free to join this Meetup even if you don't live in the area!
We provide various levels of support, both in groups and through 1:1 sessions, to help women discover:
*How to turn pain into power.
*How to embrace the "Too Muchness" that Powerful Women are often labeled with (too intense, too dramatic, too sexy, too sensitive, too emotional, too bossy, too passioante etc.) and turn it into your own personal feminine superpowers.
*How to communicate clearly, with impact, clarity, presence and power- even when triggered or upset.
*How to stay "in your body" rather than flying back up into your head, where we can get stuck in story, intellectualizing what we want to say or lose track of why we are talking in the first place.
*How to use your personal stories to create deep connection, influence and impact in your marketing, your speeches, your workshops and during networking events or on the homefront when helping others understand where you are coming from and what knowledge you hold.
These services are geared toward women who feel drawn to becoming their most powerful selves and want to begin - or continue to develop their leadership skills - whether that be as a Parent, a Boss, an Entrepreneur, a Thought leader, a Community Advocate/Activist or something else.
None of our groups/programs are for the faint of heart! I am only interested in working with women who are truly ready to face what is holding them back from utilizing their power confidently, effectively and unapologetically. Who are ready to look at their shit . Who are longing to be bold, embodied, passionate and connected. Who are ready to push their own edges so that they can remember who they really are!
I am NOT interested in working with women who still feel invested in playing the victim role, who are unwilling to take responsibility for their choices and decisions or who believe that judgment, blaming and criticism are ways to communicate when they are upset. I am not interested in spiritual bypassing and "checking out" when things get rough.
I invest in women who are willing to play with their fierceness in a different way - In an embodied, grounded, heart-driven way - Women who are interested in the idea that their wounding may actually point to their greatest gifts and may be the key to calling in their "peeps", "tribe", "community" or clients.
One to one sessions are often a good way to prepare for the potent experience of groups. There we can identify blocks and barriers, explore wounds and thought patterns that may be sabotaging your success or that may make group experiences difficult for you.
Some programs blend the two. When we have had a chance to talk, we can determine which path might be right for you.
We are passionate about supporting the women who are already in their power as feminine leaders.
Growth NEVER stops!
With each expansion - as a woman and as a leader - we push up against new edges. We face our own greatness - sometimes gracefully, sometimes with make-up and snot running down our faces, sometimes with shrinking back and sabotaging our own success with old stories, thoughts and behaviors.
It can be lonely at the top, and difficult to find a circle of women who have done their inner work AND who can hold exquisite space for you to fall apart without the fear that you will be held in judgment of not being spiritual, powerful, or sane enough to be the leader that you are AND who can joyfully celebrate your wins with abandon and deep love.
Women who are masters of their craft, who are drawing in ever growing numbers of clients, who may be rubbing elbows with their hero(ines) and mentors or who ARE those heroines and mentors - all need support too!
Our business is one of the greatest opportunities for personal growth and spiritual development!
At this level of work there is a fairly detailed application process and a pre-interview via zoom. I want to ensure that each women is a good fit for the group and to clarify intentions for being in sisterhood at this particular stage of leadership development.
I have spent the last 12 years as a drama therapist and trauma specialist doing individual and group transformational work. I specialize in helping people come to terms with the difficult challenges they have experienced in their lives so that they can rewrite and step into the story of their future with more power, authenticity and confidence. It is such a beautiful experience to watch people cross the bridge between who they have been and who they want to be.
I was a drama teacher, performing artist and director for many years and had the amazing experiences of helping people work through and then share their stories from the stage. I LOVE helping people remember the power of their bodies, their emotions and their words.
These two skillsets have me uniquely positioned to help women who are deeply passionate about what they do to learn how to use their personal stories to increase their impact and influence in business and in their personal relationships.
My superpower is getting lazer focused on your message to the world, taking you on your own Heroine's Journey to find the stories that will resonate with your audience, and finding creative ways to get your message out there.
My own personal story has driven much of the work that I am currently doing in the world as a coach and catalyst for feminine leaders.
I realized that I wanted to have greater impact and that meant that I would have to reengage with my own story and access the parts of myself that could help me overcome my fears of showing up BIGGER and BOLDER in the world. I ran into old wounding around fitting in (being a bold, intense, intelligent and outside the box kinda gal). Fears of truy showing up (What if I don't get it right? What if no one wants what I have to offer? What if I piss people off? What if I get attacked?) Difficulty receiving abundance (thought patterns, bad money habits, lack of self-care etc.). And even more than all of that, I had to really dig deep and take a look at WHO I wanted to BE. What do I need to do on a daily basis to BE who I want to be in the world?
I've done a lot of work on my own stories over the years. A LOT! I am constantly pushing my own edges and the women that I have met that are doing truly transformational, juicy, incredible work, are also driven to work on themselves. We can only take people as far as we have gone ourselves...and I am here to offer space for you to step into the next level of YOU!
Truth-telling is not easy!
I clearly did not come here to do easy ;)
I've learned the hard way that truth-telling requires a time-out for your people pleaser, a dialogue with your perfectionist, and a pep-talk from your wild and free inner Auntie.
Truth-telling requires you to slow down, check-in, and FEEL.
It requires you to risk opening your mouth to speak from your juicy, tender and passionate heart and allowing others to have their responses to what you have just said without letting it tear you down.
This can be hard to do! It requires some skill
“Michelle is a powerful feminine rising leader. She has a heart of gold, a pure intention of love and a brilliance that lights the world around her. It has been a joy and honor working with her for the past two years and I look forward to many more!! Plus she has a wonderful sense of humor!!!”
“Michelle is the essence of REAL. She is fierce, raw, compassionate, and wise. She does not apologize for who she is and she is not afraid of going to the dark, shadowy places. This is evident in the amount of light she shines with, in total and utter acceptance and integration of self. She is a role model to me in this, and many others-and teaches there is POWER in your authentic truth. ”
"Michelle is incredibly authentic, real and an inspiration for women ready to say yes to their power."
Host of the Rising Women Leaders podcast: meredithrom.com
“I have found Michelle to be extremely honest, intuitive, and thorough when responding to people’s questions and concerns. She is transparent, and she has a great sense of humor that helps people to relax in situations that are uncomfortable.”
“Michelle is very warm and friendly, and really knows a lot about the various tools and modalities to help you achieve your maximum potential. In a short amount of time, she helped me zero in on the ways I’m holding myself back from my being my best self, and gave me tools to remove those obstacles. I came away with several important epiphanies about myself and was really pleased with the session! I highly recommend!”
JH: Attorney and Former Politician
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