The Swan Sisterhood

Vision Circles for Caring Introverted Women


Are you feeling pressured to do more, be more, “get out there,”
BUT 
not sure how to do that without getting overwhelmed?
Are you feeling unmoored and not sure how you fit in right now?

I keep hearing these kinds of feelings from introverted women, more than ever lately, especially as a new women’s movement is ringing a bell in our hearts.

Women are part of a tribe and we need to come together and harness that wisdom, compassion, and energy.

As we saw during the #WomensMarch, when women speak up, we become a force for something greater than ourselves. It’s a powerful and loving energy — such a wonderful combination!

But following our callings doesn’t have to happen on the streets, in large groups, with loud voices. It can happen in quiet ways too, just as powerfully and stemming from the same place of love and spirit.

Our heart’s callings are getting louder. The heart tends to beckon us at the same time as other bumps in the road, personally and politically, so it can feel quite wobbly. What do you do with this surge of energy (or anxiety?), and the head spin?

Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting —
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.”
~Mary Oliver, from the poem, Wild Geese.

Here’s what I feel called to do…

I am establishing a community of introverted women where we explore how to clarify and move forward on your callings — in a sustainable way that honors your body, mind, and spirit.

Let’s form a strong community to keep our spirits lifted as we go through our personal and societal transitions. We need each other, not just today, but in a meaningful sustained community. We can’t afford to let life’s turbulence pull us down. And we can’t afford to let go of our dreams.

Now is the time
…To come together with others on a similar journey.
…To truly listen to your heart’s callings.
…To allow tears, spiritual conversations, and talking about our deepest dreams.
…To go forth on your vision from a confident strong place knowing we’ve got your back.

It’s time for community, soulfulness, heartfulness, and facing our fears one step at a time.

 

Does any of this make your heart say, Oooh, OH!, or YES!?

Then it’s probably just right for you. It’s making my heart pound just to write this. Learn more below and get in touch soon.

You’re invited…

The Swan Sisterhood is a small group community for women who want to unleash their callings, while staying true to their quiet soulful “swan” selves.

Join us to:

  1. connect with other quiet-loving heartful women,
  2. find your calm grounding from which you can spread your wings. (Phew, we’ve been through a lot and our nervous systems need support.)
  3. explore together what it means to go forth on your vision, in YOUR way, that honors your nature.
  4. learn to quiet that overthinking and self-doubting mind (a common challenge for introverted women),
  5. tune into your powerful intuition and callings,
  6. truly understand the amazing value you have to offer,
  7. grow your courageous voice from a grounded knowing place,
  8. keep your spirit lifted through the winds of change,
  9. create your personalized action plan that honors both your soulful self and desire to make an impact.

This is the core of my life’s work so I’m all in and excited to hear if you are too.

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Questions?
Pop me a note at the bottom of the page,
and I’ll get back to you quickly.
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Who am I to be doing this?

I’ve been facilitating heart-centered groups of various kinds for 30 years, and now focusing on groups for introverts following their callings for the last 7 years. I’m a former wallflower who now feels confident and social, while still embracing my introverted nature. I’ve discovered what works for me. My life’s work is about helping others live a path that is true to who they are.

In addition to my work as a life coach, I have also been engaged in political activism for most of my adult life. I’m especially interested in social and economic justice issues. I’m comfortable with all kinds of “taboo” topics like money, race, religion, gender, and politics. I’m ready for whatever you bring to the discussion.

Since working with Val, in a very short time I can see immense possibilities where there were only questions. She keeps the focus, holds the keys of relevance, nourishes the psyche and instills the spirit with a sense of willingness, no, passion for the next step. ~P.W.

What will it be like?

Sometimes getting grounded is as simple as lighting a candle and taking a breath.

Taking one step at a time, together, with breathing room.

You’ll learn the truth about introvert strengths, fear, tongue-tied moments, overthinking challenges, “imposter syndrome,” and what it means to be a confident introvert who follows her true path.

In this group, we won’t shy away from words like meaning, purpose, callings, soulful, spiritual, and meditation. We need to talk about what’s in our hearts, but no one will impose their religion or specific beliefs.

We’ll tap into mindfulness, journaling, poetry, story sharing, and other creative methods as ways to calm our systems, find inspiration, access our intuition, and build faith for taking important steps.

It’s a place to be yourself, without any judgment. Nothing is required. Both tears and celebrations are welcome.

You’ll find your confidence growing which naturally leads to calm courageous speaking and action in many areas of your life. Imagine finding your voice with ease. It’s possible.

The format is designed with introvert sensibilities in mind.

Wondering if you are an introvert? Don’t worry about it. If this program resonates with you, that’s what matters. We can discuss the fit.

This presenter doesn’t force you to be who you’re not. She provides realistic strategies to work with who you are. ~Program Attendee

Logistics:

We’ll meet in small groups (5-8 women) twice a month. I’m offering two groups:

  1. Northampton, MA
    Every other Tuesday
    12:30-2:00pm. (Brown bag lunch is welcome.)
    Starting April 18, 2017
  2. Videoconference with Zoom (You can be anywhere.)
    Every other Thursday
    12:30-2:00pm Eastern time.
    Starting April 20, 2017.

The group will be an ongoing community, where new members make a 3-month minimum commitment so we can form a strong community and go through some important explorations together. It’s likely that open enrollment will only happen every 3 months.

What’s Included in Membership:

  1. Two group meetings per month (1.5 hours each).
  2. One individual coaching session (1 hour) every 3 months so we can dig in and get things flowing easily for you. (Value: $225)
  3. Professional facilitation and guidance from an experienced career/business/life coach.
  4. Structured homework options to deepen your learning and forward your progress.
  5. StrengthsFinder “Top 5” assessment tool so we can uncover your “superpowers.”
  6. Access to my secure online portal with many other self-discovery tools.
  7. A private Facebook group for members.
  8. Ability to ask me questions anytime.
  9. Opportunities to connect with other members between meetings.
  10. Option to schedule additional individual sessions for 20% off.
  11. I’ll help you make meaningful connections with the people you want to meet, thanks to my large network.

Your price for this all-inclusive program:
$250 per month.
Early Bird:
$200 per month if registered by April 1, 2017.

(Individual coaching prices run about $600/month so this is an alternative, budget-friendly way to do similar work while also gaining the support of a powerful community of kindred spirits.)

**Is this a financial hardship for you but you are sincerely drawn to joining the group?
Go ahead and use the registration form and mention that on the form. We can discuss it.

I will help you assess the fit when we talk by phone after you complete the registration form.

Guarantee: Full refund if you decide to end after the first meeting. This is about finding the right fit, not about pressure.

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Questions?
Pop me a note at the bottom of the page,
and I’ll get back to you quickly.
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Register Now

Step 1: Fill in the registration form as a way to think through your decision since it asks some clarification questions. Filling it in does not commit you to anything.

Step 2: We’ll have a phone chat to confirm the fit before you send any payment.

REGISTER HERE

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Questions? Concerns? Anything that comes up for you, just ask.

I totally get it that you might be feeling nervous or wondering if it’s really a good fit for your situation. Whatever question you have about it, I’d love to hear it. I’ll get back to you quickly. Use the form below to send your question. Thank you.

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