Into the Cauldron

shutterstock_221833510Some of you may have been wondering where I’ve been.

It’s true, it’s been several months since I sent anything out to all of you via one of my usual blogs or newsletters.

Why? Well, the short answer is that 2015 has been an interesting year.

You may remember that back in June, my family decided to relocate our home base to Seattle as an experiment.

Sometimes, experiments don’t go off exactly as planned.

And more often than not, when you’re off the path you’re meant to take, the Universe will notify you of that– often with the force of a brick to the head.

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The Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership: Six Month Masterclass

AWLC Starts January 2016 FINAL

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Uplevel Your Public Profile!

Uplevel Your Public Profile

***THIS PROGRAM IS SOLD OUT***

Hello friends!

In the last few weeks, I’ve been asked by several people to offer a short program for advancing women on how to uplevel your visibility and public profile. It’s coming at you starting November 2nd.

This program is invitation-only for a small group of women who are already established in their business or field, but looking to really raise the stakes by establishing a widespread, trustworthy and authentic public presence for themselves as thought leaders. This is something I’ve done for myself in a major way in the last several years– including through new connections and/or appearances with Ivanka Trump, Arianna Huffington, Ali Brown, Amanda Steinberg, and Chantal Pierrat, as well as appearances in major media outlets.

The program will be entirely live, and run six weeks (we’ll take off the week of Thanksgiving). Throughout, I’ll be sharing all the strategies for how I upleveled my public profile, and also cultivating each woman’s capacity to grow hers.

We’ll also spend some time focusing on how to market yourself to corporations and/or organizations if that’s of interest, how to establish yourself as an expert, and how to cultivate media attention.

In those six weeks, you’ll get six private 30 minute sessions with me and two group 90 minute sessions, plus access to a private Facebook group. All calls will be recorded.

We will only have 20 women maximum in the program, all of them hand-selected. Once we reach our maximum capacity, this program will be closed.

We’re filling up extremely fast, so if you’re interested, please reach out here, and let us know where you currently find yourself professionally, why you’re interested in the program, and what you hope to gain from being a part of it. I’ll respond in short order.

Thanks so much for your interest!

Best, Elizabeth

What I Learned From My Digital Detox

shutterstock_220489903For years, I’ve been recommending that my clients take daily breaks from online activities– often for as long as three hours a day if they can swing it.

And indeed, daily breaks from the phone have been a practice of mine for as long as I can remember. I know and understand the benefits.

Until last week, however, I’d never done a full-on digital detox– meaning no social media whatsoever– of any serious and/or challenging length.

(And trust me, when you run a digital business (or two), it’s awfully hard to imagine unplugging from what often feels like your professional and financial lifeline by doing this. Fear is often a good justifier/excuse for not doing what you know needs to be done.)

Last week, however, I hit a breaking point.

A coach I’ve been working with– because even the best coaches need coaches themselves; this is the first one I’ve worked with for my own betterment in a while– saw that I was near a breaking point in terms of how hard I’d been pushing myself, the stress I was under, and the almost unbearable effects it was having on my physical and mental well-being.

(Not that my health care and personal wellness professionals hadn’t been pointing to the same thing for months. They had. I just didn’t listen).

By mid-last week, I was feeling truly awful in a number of very significant ways.

And so my coach ordered me, in no uncertain terms, on to a 48 hour digital detox.

“But what about x deadline, y newsletter, all this usual stuff I do all by myself, every week, with no help? Those things have to fire to social media, and if I don’t do them, I’ll be letting everyone down.”

“Nothing that you are doing,” she said to me, “can’t wait a few days.”

And so, at the instruction of my coach, in addition to 48 hours of digital detox, I also offloaded anything work-related, digital or not, that didn’t feel easeful or like an invitation, for the next three plus days.

Perhaps if I hadn’t been feeling so terrible, I would have ignored these instructions, as I had ignored others so many times before. But this time, I did not.

And let me tell you, after 48 full-on hours off digital, and three-plus full days not working, the things I learned were profound.

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