I belong to a community of coaches who are investing in changing the world through developing their skills as coaches and dream builders. The Brave Thinking Institute put out a call for submission for Transformational Coach of the Year. Let me tell you of my journey…
How does one learn to celebrate when all your life you were told to be quiet, to shrink and play small in order to be safe in this world?
How do I learn that I have to show up and take the steps to get past any and all limiting beliefs that have kept me caged in a version of myself that is so not the truth of me?
How do I learn that?
A few years back, I reached out to someone I met in an online meeting. I needed to do something different. I agreed to a daily 7:00 am call to share what I was celebrating and what I was focused on to advance my goals. I love my morning rituals and my dream time snuggling into my warm bed and daydreaming. So, a 7:00 am phone call was a challenge. But daydreaming alone was not building my dream, so I wanted a belief shift.
I have to tell you I had a very, very, very hard time finding something to celebrate. It was not in me to acknowledge my achievements. Nowhere in my life had I ever taken the time to celebrate my wins, small or otherwise.
Now, with Rhonda’s help, I was overcoming this hiding place that was so challenging for me to step out from. Sometimes, I woke up 30 minutes early to see if I could find something to celebrate. What could I own about what I was getting done in my life?
For a year and a half, I practiced and practiced until I found something to say that celebrated what I was doing.
One of the things I see in this world is how little pride we as women get to own for all the work and deeds we give to the world, all the everyday small acts that help others live their lives. I still need to pause on a daily basis, not just to make the list of what I did as proof I was worthy or I am doing the thing, but to be grateful for what I could do and celebrate. I am still learning to celebrate.
So, when the opportunity was put in front of me to take another step to celebrate my work, my dedication to my coaching, and my gifts, I needed to step up.
I have spent thousands of hours studying and practicing these skills. They say a master is someone who put 10,000 hours into their work; I have done that and more. I have 38 years of going to trainings, taking intensives, delivering workshops, and building my skill set; this is my life work, the work I invest so many thousands of dollars into. This is my life. I get to celebrate it!
So, I decided to reach out to a few of my clients and asked if they be willing to make a video or write about their results with me. I wanted to have an out-of-Brenda experience. I wanted to allow myself to own and celebrate all the work I have been doing to be the best coach I can be. I wanted to celebrate the last 10 years of working with other coaches, the business coaches, writing, marketing, and all the areas it takes to build my practice and be an agent of change through my behavior.
I wanted my clients to invest in themselves to invest in their future. How could I be trusted with their dreams if I not speaking up for mine?
I was excited just to have my clients say yes to supporting me this way.
I got invested and excited to ask this of myself, to be willing to say yes to a lifetime of developing my skills as a mentor, consultant, coach, and teacher. Every day, I would see my name appear on the list of those receiving awards. Every day I invested in owning my worthiness, every I was celebrating the work I was doing to achieve my dreams my vision of my being.
So here’s what happened…
I made it to the top 10!
Congratulations on being selected as Top 10 Finalist for the prestigious title of Transformational Coach of the Year! Your incredible dedication, commitment, and the transformative impact you’ve had on your clients have earned you this well-deserved recognition.
You have been a beacon of inspiration, and we celebrate you for your unwavering commitment to guiding your clients on extraordinary journeys of self-discovery and transformational growth. Your remarkable ability to foster profound personal transformations, as evidenced by the incredible strides your clients have taken under your guidance, has placed you among the top contenders. Through a combination of empathy, expertise, and a genuine passion for creating change, you have exceeded expectations by empowering clients to reach unprecedented levels of personal transformation.
Congratulations once again, Brenda! Your dedication to igniting the fire of the dream and transforming lives is truly commendable.
To recognize your outstanding achievement, we would like to offer you a digital badge that you can proudly display in your email signature. This badge serves as a symbol of your excellence and can be a source of inspiration to all who interact with you professionally.
In addition to the digital badge, you will also receive a digital certificate acknowledging your status Honorable Mention for the Transformational Coach of the Year award. This certificate is a testament to your exceptional contributions to the field of coaching and your remarkable ability to bring about profound personal transformations.
Once again, congratulations on this incredible achievement. Your dedication to guiding others on their transformative journeys has not gone unnoticed,
Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. We look forward to celebrating your continued success and impact in the coaching world.
I did it! And now it’s time to celebrate!
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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.