Celebrate! Celebrate! Dance to the Music! by Brenda R. Bryan
Celebrate, Celebrate – Dance to the Music
That’s what we will be doing at my 70th Birthday Party /Book Launch!
As I head into a new decade (a journey I am looking forward to), I want to celebrate a life I love.
It has been such a journey to learn and come to this place of celebration with so much gratitude that some days I think I am going to burst with joy! Joy has been hard-won in my life, learning to be happy has taken a lot of mindset changes.
When I first came to Portland, I only knew a handful of people who belonged to my spiritual community. Coming here was on a wish and a prayer that I could find my way and reboot a career I had placed on the side. After almost 10 years of managing 240 areas and a staff of 50+, creating a welcoming environment for more than 300 students and guests, I was ready for a change.
Stepping into the call to surrender, selling everything, and going solo took a lot of work. Life had plans for me and I was hearing the call.
I have loved getting to meet so many amazing women who are focused on building a life they love. I have learned incredible amounts from the generosity and inclusivity I have felt from so many.
Celebrating, for me, has not come easy. I had no idea what people were talking about when they spoke of being happy. That was not my up-bring and it was difficult breaking the habits of a well-meaning family deeply logged in beliefs that were spotty, to say the least, around celebrating.
SOOO.……. Here we are breaking that habit and taking a stand for the joy I receive when I see and feel a community of people I love.
OH, that’s you. I value and treasure so many contacts I have fostered over the nine years I have been here.
With the last 2 years being so difficult on anyone who missed their family and community, I want to do what I can to fill up that empty space as best I can.
I know for many of you, you will need to do a risk assessment. It’s important that we do the best we can to support the decisions you need to make to remain safe and healthy.
The good news is we have a very beautiful space that has two nice, large rooms where we can practice the social distancing required by the state mandate. Wear your masks and choose how much contact you can manage.
Come Celebrate with me so you can recharge your joy.
I have a fun evening planned of reading from my new poetry book Inward and Beyond- Transformation is a Conscious Choice. I have invited a few special guests to play, as we co-create an evening of connection and community.
I am hoping we will have the book in hand – it’s a tight agenda but I have a few copies and you will get to hear a few poems and see some of the photos that make up the coffee table hard-covered book.
And Oh Yes, it’s my birthday! We will have lots of goodies, finger food, drinks, and surprises! You will have to be there to experience it.
Please accept a heartfelt invitation to celebrate!
I have invited a few visual artists to show their work. Also, I have invited a number of people to co-create with the poems as we put together an evening of celebration.
Come join the Celebration
Date: Saturday, February 19th 2022
Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Open Haus2 Co-Workers Space
Conference room 209-second floor.
122 NW Third Ave., Portland, OR 97209
You can even place quotations!
Brenda is a fantastic coach.
She is truly passionate about supporting women in being seen and heard. Brenda uses a combination of gentle support and challenge to bring out the best in her clients and in every human being with whom she comes into contact. The Raise Your Voice Speakers Club helped me grow in confidence and clarity in delivering my message, in a community environment that made me feel safe yet also challenged me to grow. I highly recommend the Speakers Club to any woman who has a message to share and is ready to play bigger in the world!
Like most people, I guess, I’ve been terrified of public speaking!
Yet I realize that it’s a necessary skill for today’s entrepreneurs and a path to personal empowerment. Turning to Brenda for her expertise and coaching has already made a big difference in my comfort level and ability to show up as myself.
Brenda has the insight, tips and tricks to make “raising your voice” much more than an exercise in imparting information to your listeners. She helps me create more engaging, coherent, and exciting presentations that feel authentic to who I am. If you want to shift how you come across onstage and be seen and heard as a trusted expert, I highly recommend you get in touch with Brenda.
The Raise Your Voice Speakers Club is an AMAZING GROUP..
..of heart centered women coming together to speak our stories.
I like to describe our club as “An empowered group of women, joining energies to make our voices heard, and make the world a better place.”
If you ever envisioned yourself speaking clearly on stage, or wished you could stand up in front of a group and not vomit, to speak your mind, or even speak out loud. If you’re looking for a sisterhood of support, this might be the time for you to come check out our Club.
I have found her speakers club to be an excellent..
..environment in which to learn about promoting my professional interests as an author and an artist. As a result of my participation in this club, I feel much more confident when I speak about myself now, and as a result, my message has become more easily understood and more relevant to the general public.
You’ll be touched and inspired.
I recently attended the inaugural Fireside Stories event put on by Brenda Bryan, creator and facilitator of the Raise Your Voice Speakers Club, and I was thoroughly impressed.
The women who shared their stories and experiences to an attentive crowd were bold, brave, powerful (and brilliant) in their storytelling skills, their authenticity, and their willingness to be vulnerable.
And it’s no wonder with Brenda at the helm, guiding them through the nerve-wracking process of public speaking. She is a soulful, nurturing, and wise mentor who genuinely cares about women’s voices and women’s lives.
I highly recommend Brenda’s Speakers Club and her Fireside Stories event. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry.