You are brave. To show up as a woman in this world takes courage and persistence. Every. Single. Day.
Bravery works. You know this to be true, but the doubt and uncertainty hold you back. Rather than feeling brave, you feel frustrated with yourself and the world around you.
I can help. I’ve spent years studying and cultivating bravery. My brave new story started with a small workshop that culminated in a TEDx talk, and it continues to unfold through my website.
Let’s get started. Through the practice of Collective Bravery, you can learn to live, work, and lead bravely. Ready?
Collective BraveryInspired by Maya Angelou’s poem Our Grandmothers, where she says, “I come as one, but I stand as 10,000,” Collective Bravery is about you and me, the women who came before us, and the women who will come after.
1. Get comfortable with fear
2. Develop a new relationship with power
3. Practice small acts of courage
Just like exercise, bravery gets stronger with practice. To be brave, we must build our confidence, one small act of courage at a time.
4. Support yourself with self-compassion
Being compassionate towards ourselves is revolutionary. To be brave, we must learn to nurture, forgive, and support ourselves.
Collective Bravery is for women like you. Women who want to live, work, and lead bravely. With a few simple tools and practices, you can start your brave new story today.
Are you ready to be brave?
You’ll also meet me virtually and receive my Book List for Brave Women. (I’m wearing my Wonder Woman hoodie, which makes it especially brave.)
I have taught and mentored women for more than 20 years. I care deeply about women’s personal and professional success. I care about you. And as a mother to a little girl, I care about the next generation. They are counting on us to be brave for them.
AKO Collective offers live workshops as well as trainings and keynotes for business and nonprofit organizations. You can work directly with me to customize an experience that works for you or your organization.
AKO Collective offers live workshops to the public. Each registration includes a free ticket for a friend. Women learn best in community, and I want you to bring yours with you. Stay tuned for updates by joining the AKO Collective mailing list.
Trainings & Keynotes
I have trained and taught thousands of students, faculty, and staff. You can work with me to develop a customized training for your organization or invite me to keynote at your next event. My areas of expertise include women’s development, diversity and inclusion, leadership, and organizational change.
Contact me by email to inquire about trainings and keynotes. If I can’t help you, I probably know someone who can.
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