June 2017 Sneak Peek interview with Tiffany Dufu

How many roles and responsibilities are you currently juggling?

Is it so many that your life feels chaotic and unmanageable?

Well, I recently learned the secret to getting it all done: You must drop the ball!

But that is one of your biggest fears, right?

Help is on the way!

For the June membership, I interviewed leadership expert Tiffany Dufu, the author of Drop The Ball: Achieving More By Doing Less. In this best-selling new memoir and in our talk, Tiffany shares ideas that are eye-opening and life-altering.

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Listen in here as she shares ways to look at the roles in your life and how you have come to define them:

In the rest of the interview, you’ll learn:

  • Why dropping the ball is the ticket to success and sanity
  • A formula for deciding which balls to drop
  • Two important — and surprising — leadership skills
  • Key questions to ask yourself about the many roles you inhabit
  • The step you may be overlooking when you delegate a task

To hear the rest of this thought-provoking interview, join the Women on Fire Monthly Membership today.

You will become part of what New York Times’ best-selling author Marianne Williamson calls “the ultimate ‘you go, girl’ community for inspiration and support.”

You have until June 5 to receive the full interview with Tiffany Dufu, your personalized coaching materials, access to the Women on Fire private Facebook page and much, much more.

With love,
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P.S. If you sign up now, in addition to receiving access to this powerful interview and other exciting benefits, you will be invited to attend the June Women on Fire Live Chat master class on Tuesday, June 13.

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May 2017 Sneak Peek interview with Kellie Haddock

How would you respond if, in an instant, your perfect life turned into tragedy?

This was the experience of my guest for the May Women on Fire membership interview.

In 2004, 20-year-old Kellie Haddock was the victim of a horrific car accident. Her husband was killed on impact, and her 14-week-old son, Eli, suffered devastating brain injuries. The prognosis was grim.

Incredibly, thanks to the efforts of Orlando’s Arnold Palmer Hospital, Eli was eventually released to continue his rehabilitation at home.

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As the 10th anniversary of the heartbreaking event approached, Kellie began efforts to track down all of those who had made Eli’s recovery possible.

The video of her quest to thank those who rescued her and saved her baby’s life has now been viewed more than 100 million times.

It was a long, difficult road, but it brought Kellie to an exciting new phase of her life. She is now remarried, the mother of three children and on tour in support of her third album.

In our conversation, Kellie, a Women on Fire member, for the first time, shares behind-the-scenes details of how she worked through grief to get where she is today.

If you’re not yet part of our Women on Fire membership, please be our guest and listen in as Kellie gives helpful suggestions for ways to support someone who is grieving:

In our conversation, Kellie and I discuss:

  • The dream that was handed down from her grandmother
  • How her faith was strengthened as much from asking questions as by receiving answers
  • Ways heroes respond in times of grief and despair
  • Learning to accept love — with all of its variations and complications
  • The moment she first envisioned her Thank You Project and the twists and turns along the road to making it happen
  • Cultivating gratitude to discover its beauty, power and miracles
  • Simple acts of kindness to support grieving family and friends
  • The roles music and songwriting have for Kellie in expressing her love and gratitude

In the After Interview, a very special guest surprises Kellie with a message of support for her brand new album, Wild Love.

If you aren’t yet a member and want to receive this Women on Fire exclusive, click here to join us today.

Only a few days remain for you to have access to this interview.

With love,
Debbie Signature

P.S. If you sign up now, in addition to receiving access to this powerful interview and other exciting benefits, you will be invited to attend the May Women on Fire Live Chat master class on Tuesday, May 16. Kellie Haddock will be joining us to answer your questions!

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April 2017 Sneak Peek interview with Karen Rauch Carter

I hope these early days of spring find you sharing in the renewed sense of life blooming all around.

And I’m so excited to bring you some extra help to shake off any leftover winter blahs!

In my April membership interview, I had a fun and fascinating conversation with feng shui expert Karen Rauch Carter. I know many of you are familiar with her best-selling book, Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life.

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For those of you who don’t know, feng shui is an ancient Chinese system for harmonizing energy and creating a positive flow in your life by rearranging your environment.

Karen treats us to some tips on how to use spring-cleaning chores and simple “cures” to improve your health, career, love life and more.

If you’re not yet part of our Women on Fire membership, please be our guest and listen in as Karen talks about the challenge of having a healthy home with modern technology:

In the rest of the interview, you’ll discover:

  • What feng shui is and why it is important in your life
  • Simple “cures” that fix energy that is stuck or damaging to your health, career, relationships — even your pets
  • How to use feng shui to attract the love of your life or to deepen your intimate relationship and enjoy a better sex life
  • The importance of the front door to your home
  • Possible reasons you can’t get a good night’s sleep
  • When to call a feng shui expert and when to use a personal organizer
  • And so much more

In the After Interview, Women on Fire member Carrie Saba talks about some of her own success stories from using Karen’s book and feng shui techniques.

If you aren’t yet a member and want to receive this Women on Fire exclusive, click here to join us today.

Only a few days remain for you to have access to this interview.

With love,
Debbie Signature

P.S. If you sign up now, in addition to receiving access to this powerful interview and other exciting benefits, you will be invited to attend the April Women on Fire Live Chat master class on Tuesday, April 18. Karen Rauch Carter will be joining us to answer your questions!

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March 2017 Sneak Peek interview with Valerie Young

“Sure, I’ve had success, but I don’t deserve it. People are going to figure out that I don’t really know what I’m doing.”

Does that sounds like you?

Is it your secret fear that your career is less about capability and hard work and more about timing or even luck?

It has been estimated that 70 percent of working women — and quite a few men — suffer from feelings of being a fraud in their careers.

For the March Women on Fire Membership interview, Founder Debbie Phillips talked with Dr. Valerie Young, a leading expert on a phenomenon known as the Impostor Syndrome.

When Debbie recently asked what topics women wanted her to explore, this subject topped the responses.

If you’re not yet part of our Women on Fire membership yet, be our guest and listen in as Dr. Young explains what the Impostor Syndrome is:

In the full interview, you’re going to learn:

  • Typical thought patterns of the Impostor Syndrome
  • Ways feeling like a fraud is holding you back
  • Competency types most prone to intense self-doubt
  • Stories of women who are fighting these secret fears
  • Inspiring yet practical strategies to break free of this crippling cycle
  • Tips for parents to raise confident children and so much more

Dr. Young has spent more than 30 years studying this debilitating phenomenon. She has the answers to help you free yourself of feeling less than how amazing you truly are.

If you are already a member of our Women on Fire monthly membership, the full interview will soon arrive in your mailbox!

If you aren’t yet a member and want to receive this Women on Fire exclusive, click here to join us today.

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P.S. If you join today, you will have access to this powerful interview, the March 14, 2017 Women on Fire live video masterclass where you have the opportunity to be coached by me, and the private Women on Fire Facebook page. Join now.

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February 2017 Sneak Peek interview with Agapi Stassinopoulos

Are you seeking more joy in your life as well as purpose and commitment?

Happily, it turns out that those can be one and the same thing, as you will discover in the February membership interview.

I am pleased to re-introduce you to Agapi Stassinopoulos, who has a long history with our community. She was the guest of honor at our first Women on Fire Tea in 2004, and she wrote the foreword for our most recent book.

She was my guest expert for the membership interview exactly four years ago and is back by popular demand.

Agapi is a role model for bringing spirit and love to every aspect of life. But she is also a self-described “late, late, late bloomer” who didn’t find her soul’s mission until she was well into her 40s.

It turns out that her calling is as a master guide for leading others to find their own paths of joy and purpose. And her new book, Wake Up to the Joy of You: 52 Meditations and Practices for a Calmer, Happier Life, does that beautifully.

Listen in as Agapi talks about how to deal with negative people:

In this interview you will learn:

  • How to unlearn limiting beliefs so that joy will reveal itself to you
  • Four magic words that will help you to fulfill your dreams
  • The key to handling negative people and situations
  • How to find grace in disappointment and challenges
  • A quick meditation to reinvigorate your day

As a special gift, Agapi also takes Women on Fire through one of the guided meditations from the book called “Find Your Confidence and Be Bold.”

To hear the rest of this fun and insightful interview, join the Women on Fire Monthly Membership today.

You will become part of what New York Times’ best-selling author Marianne Williamson calls “the ultimate ‘you go, girl’ community for inspiration and support.”

You have only a few more days to receive the full interview with Agapi Stassinopoulos, your personalized coaching materials, access to the Women on Fire private Facebook page and much, much more.

Join us today at Womenonfire.com/membership!

We can’t wait to meet you!

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P.S. If you join today, you will have access to this powerful interview, the February 13, 2017 Women on Fire live video masterclass where you have the opportunity to be coached by me, and the private Women on Fire Facebook page. Join now.

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January 2017 Sneak Peek interview with Michaela Boehm

Are you ready to powerfully kick off 2017 and fill your life and your tank with love and light?

If you are, my guest for the January Women on Fire membership interview is a world-class authority on the subject.

Michaela Boehm is an expert on relationships and intimacy. She leads workshops around the world on emotional, spiritual and sexual healing and empowerment.

In Ojai, California, she has a counseling practice with a long list of clients that includes Oscar-winning actors, producers and writers, and Grammy-winning musicians.

In this uplifting interview, you’ll learn:

  • Rituals to get a fresh start on the new year
  • Practices to fill your life with love and light
  • What it means to find your heart’s highest calling
  • How to shift your mindset from lack to abundance
  • What it takes to rekindle a sexual spark in a long-term relationship
  • How to reveal your feminine power
  • A 5-minute daily practice that will bring greater self-awareness and true empowerment

If you’re not yet part of our Women on Fire membership, please be our guest and listen as Michaela talks about creating internal abundance:

Click here to listen to the Sneak Peek!

I know you will be swept away by Michaela’s big heart and inspiring insights in the full interview.

If you are already a member of our Women on Fire monthly membership, enjoy this preview of what will soon arrive in your mailbox.

 

If you aren’t yet a member and want to receive this Women on Fire exclusive,click here to join us today

Only a few days remain for you to have access to this interview.

We can’t wait to meet you!

Debbie Signature

P.S. If you join today and you will have access to this powerful interview, the January 10, 2017 Women on Fire live video masterclass where you have the opportunity to be coached by me, and the private Women on Fire Facebook page. Join now.

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December 2016 Sneak Peek interview For a Great Start

For the December interview, I talked with four members of our powerful Women on Fire circle.

Georgia Wheelock, Meredith Schoenberger, Deirdre Martin and Beth Bryce shared their successes and struggles of the past year and looked ahead at their goals and aspirations for 2017.

I know you will be inspired by the candid reflections of these amazing and accomplished women.

The end of the year is a natural time to think about where our lives are headed and whether we are on course to achieve our dreams.

If you are considering adjustments along your life’s path, Great Start offers the roadmap you need.

I designed this program with Rob Berkley, my husband and coaching partner, for the clients we work with during Vision Days®. These methods are tried and true and the success stories at www.visionday.com will inspire you.

This three-step approach enables you to create a strategic plan with simple yet powerful changes you can make — beginning any day of the year.

Starting today, you can move your life toward:

  • Financial freedom
  • Great relationships
  • Perfect health and fitness
  • A rewarding career
  • Living the life you dream of!

Let’s listen to an earlier interview I did with Rob in which he introduces the first step of the program:

Click here to listen to the Sneak Peek!

To order the Great Start program and get 2017 off to an amazing start, go to WomenOnFire.com.

And the Women on Fire Monthly Membership is the place to go for strategies, inspiration and support throughout your year. Each month, you’ll receive uplifting and motivating interviews like the one for December.

Join now to receive the full interview with four of our incredible members, your personalized coaching materials, access to the Women on Fire private Facebook page and much, much more.

If you are already a member of our Women on Fire monthly membership, enjoy this preview of what will soon arrive in your mailbox soon.

If you aren’t yet a member and want to receive this Women on Fire exclusive,click here to join us today

Only a few days remain for you to have access to this interview.

We can’t wait to meet you!

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P.S. If you join today and you will have access to this powerful interview, the January 2017 Women on Fire live video masterclass where you have the opportunity to be coached by me, and the private Women on Fire Facebook page. Join now.

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November 2016 Sneak Peek Interview with Gloria Steinem

Are you lighting the way for others?

As we enter the closing moments of this historic U.S. presidential election, with the possibility of the first woman president before us, this is a perfect time to examine our own leadership qualities.

Are you letting your voice be heard?

Are you a good role model for the young women in your life?

In my interview for the November Women on Fire membership, I talk with a woman who sets an awe-inspiring example: Gloria Steinem.

You will find 82-year-old Gloria absolutely exhilarating!

She has been a leader of the women’s movement for five decades and is our foremost advocate for reproductive healthcare. She is also a best-selling author and a 2013 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among so many accomplishments.

This very special interview was taped at the celebration of the 80th anniversary of Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin on October 14, 2016.

And I am so proud that one of our own Women on Fire, the amazing and talented Linda Neff, was instrumental in planning this remarkable event.

In this provocative and wide-ranging conversation, Gloria leads us in exploring:

  • Our challenge and obligation to make reproductive freedom a fundamental human right
  • The deeply emotional event that changed her life at age 22
  • Why Gloria considers travel as a form of meditation and how even the housebound can have an on-the-road state of mind
  • A major obstacle women face when running for high office and some women Gloria believes would have made excellent presidents
  • Gloria’s belief about passing on her “torch” and the inspiring young change-makers she says to keep an eye on
  • Why fear is a sign of growth and a gauge for your potential
  • How the subjugation of women is an indicator of other forms of abuse and brutality
  • The devastating effect it can have when you look into a mirror and criticize yourself
  • Why it is essential for your spirit and sanity to step away from your computer… and so much more

If you’re not yet part of our Women on Fire membership, please be our guest and listen as Gloria talks about overcoming the feeling of “invisibility” in the workplace and beyond:

Click here to listen to the Sneak Peek!

Gloria has spent her lifetime organizing women to advocate for better lives for all of us. She will inspire you to find your own path of leadership and being visible!

If you are already a member of our Women on Fire monthly membership, enjoy this preview of what will soon arrive in your mailbox soon.

If you aren’t yet a member and want to receive this Women on Fire exclusive,click here to join us today

Only a few days remain for you to have access to this interview.

With love,

Debbie Signature

P.S. If you join today and you will have access to this powerful interview, the November Women on Fire live video masterclass where you have the opportunity to be coached by me, and the private Women on Fire Facebook page. Join now.

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May’s Books To Live By

Are you safeguarding your future? The second half of life offers different challenges than the first half, and you have be ready for them.

This month’s Books To Live By will give you the help you need to create plans and gain peace of mind.

I am so pleased to present our May selections:

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What You Really Need to Know for the Second Half of Life and Protect Your Family: Don’t Write a Blank Check to the Nursing Home

One of our country’s top eldercare attorneys, Julie Steinbacher, who also is featured in the Women on Fire May membership package, was a co-author of the books.

She planned and organized the writing of this compilation book from a handpicked team of certified attorneys from across the nation who specialize in elder care law and estate planning.

The information is written in clear, direct language. It gives you the essential knowledge and best advice for planning for retirement, long-term-care options and end-of-life issues for yourself and your loved ones while protecting assets.

There is work to be done, but the groundwork is laid out for you here.

Topics include wills, senior living options and life care needs, business succession, Social Security, Medicaid, planning for an adult child with special needs, protecting seniors from financial exploitation, determining caregivers and decision-makers, and so much more.

You will learn about pitfalls, the documents you need and how to choose the best professionals to help you.

These books are filled with valuable information — real tools with real solutions.

You can be ready for whatever situations life throws at you!

 

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She’s A Woman on Fire! Introducing…

She’s a Woman on Fire! member and we want you to know her.  Please say hello to…

Beth Bryce

Name: Beth Bryce

City: Saginaw, Michigan

Women on Fire Member No.: 00079

Member since: Dec. 19, 2011

Please tell us about YOU, your family and your work.

I’m a motivational career coach, writer and founder of Girls2Women Coaching, a coaching firm specializing in career transitions. I have coached hundreds of women on boldly pursuing their life’s work.

I’m passionate about helping women define a fulfilling career path for their authentic self to obtain personal growth, whole-hearted success and financial independence. I’m having an absolute blast coaching women one-on-one, and facilitating career master classes, mastermind groups and retreats. It took me a while, but I finally figured out my calling in life. Now I help others do the same.

I’m blessed to have a home next door to my best friend, my mother, Colleen, in the same neighborhood where I grew up in Michigan. She is a wonderful grandma to my five-year old Jack Russell terrier, Willy. We are tired of the brutal Michigan winters, though, and Willy is too. We have many friends and family out west waiting for us with open arms. Oh, the places we may go!

What are you “on fire” about?

I just completed a six-month retreat facilitator program with the Sedona Women’s Institute and will be working collaboratively with the founder, Karen Ely, to deliver retreats to women all around the world. In addition, I’m launching my own inaugural women’s retreat, Daring Circle Ranch, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on May 19.

Women on Fire member Susan Perry will also be facilitating a yoga session for us, in addition to equestrian and life coach Lynn Clifford. Women are coming from Michigan, Minnesota, Indiana and Florida.

How did you originally connect to Women on Fire?

Member Sue Adams invited me to a 2011 Women on Fire Tea in Alpena, Michigan, hosted by Mary Ellen Jones and founder Debbie Phillips. I met so many inspiring women that I would have never otherwise crossed paths with.

An editor and publisher I met at the tea motivated me to pursue my dream of becoming a writer. Since the tea, I’ve written inspirational articles for Women 2 Women Michigan magazine, co-authored a chapter in Women on Fire, Vol. 2, and recently landed my own column, “Career Moxie,” in Great Lakes Business. It was well worth the four-hour drive during a blizzard to attend the tea!

What one thing are you the most proud of?

Co-founding a Girls on the Run program in my county. GOTR is a national afterschool program that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident, using a fun curriculum that creatively integrates running. We started with six girls in one elementary school; today we are in 25 schools serving well over 400 at-risk girls.

What is your big dream?

To create and deliver women’s adventure retreats in destination spots and online mastermind groups that support and guide women searching for a life and career of deeper meaning.

If you had the opportunity to teach a child one strategy that would help to guide her life, what would that be?

What other people say and think about you is none of your business. Listen to your heart and follow your dreams rather than what others think you should or should not do.

Where do you find inspiration?

It is deeply inspiring to me to bear witness to my client’s dreams of a better tomorrow for themselves, their families and communities. I then get to share their success stories with others.

What is your favorite time-management strategy?

I am the queen of Post-It Self-Stick Wall Pads. My office walls are lined with monthly, quarterly and annual plans for my health, business, finances, relationships and trips. I am serious about the direction I’m headed in, and having maps to get there and stay on track is a must.

How do you pick yourself up after a bad day?

After a really dark day, I pull out note cards and write to people I adore, letting them know why I’m grateful for them. Just knowing they will get a loving surprise in their mailbox melts my sadness.

Name another Woman on Fire who has inspired you and tell why.

Mary Oliver’s poetry has been a powerful force in my life. In particular, her poem “The Journey” has helped me through many difficult decisions. Upon resigning from past positions, I have read this poem aloud at my farewell lunches. Co-workers either tear up or need an explanation. It says, above all else, face your fears and be true to you.

Share a special Women on Fire moment or experience.

There was a moment at the 2015 Women on Fire Retreat when we were sharing our big dream and Debbie Phillips asked, “What is one small step you can take toward your dream?” My women’s retreat had been on my vision board since 2012!

In that moment, I thought to just give it a name, and Daring Circle Ranch immediately came to my mind. Giving my dream a name gave it life. From that one small step, I started building momentum, and now it’s all coming true this May.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve ever faced? How did you overcome it?

Walking away from a lucrative 20-year career in accounting to pursue my dream of career coaching was my biggest challenge.

My chapter, “I’m Marrying Me,” in Women on Fire, Vol. 2, recounts my yearlong journey in which I created my own Eat, Pray, Love adventure to face my fears and become unstuck. Two years later, I created a mastermind group based on my 12-step process to help others on their own transformative journeys.

What is your favorite inspirational quote?

“Do or do not. There is no try.” — Yoda

QUICK-RESPONSE ANSWERS:

My favorite component of the Women on Fire membership is… It is life changing to connect with phenomenal women at live events.

Favorite go-to self-care strategy… Disappearing into the woods to bike 40 miles. Afterward, all is right in my world.

I dream of visiting… Italy for an entire month, enjoying fabulous food and wine with my mother and our new, sexy Italian friends.

I would love to have lunch with… Diane Keaton! I can imagine arriving flamboyantly dressed to gush about our devilish escapades. Count me in, sister!

I’m always up for… Collaborating with women to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

I have a soft spot for… People who are underestimated, either by themselves or others. Countless times I’ve witnessed that, through motivational coaching, when their confidence grows, opportunities flow.

My biggest guilty pleasure is… Unplugging from technology for the weekend and also twice a year for an entire week. If you listen closely, you can actually hear your soul whisper.

My favorite pig-out food… We celebrate every major accomplishment and special event at my favorite pizzeria in Flint, Michigan. That’s a lot of pizza, and yet, it will never be enough.

The top three songs on my iPod right now are… “Fallinlove2nite” by Prince, “Soar” by Christina Aguilera and “Lose Yourself” by Eminem (Detroit, baby!).

I’m still afraid of… running out of time. I still have much to do helping others realize their life’s work.

I believe in… people’s capacity to achieve anything they can possibly imagine.

I wish I had… found the courage to leave my 20-year accounting career earlier because I was reborn the day I connected my purpose and passion to career coaching.

I’m counting down the days until… May 19th for my inaugural women’s retreat in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The best thing I ever did was… when I packed my bags at 21 years old and left my small town in Michigan to start a new life in South Florida on my own.

To learn more about Beth, visit www.bethbryce.com or www.daringcircleranch.com. You also can follow her on Twitter at @bethbryce and Facebook at /bethkbryce.

 

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