Why Women's Leadership Education?
I learned from a very wise man that when seeking out your mission, your purpose, your "WHY?" in this life, you will know you've found it when your " 'Why?' makes you cry."
I see women suffering and making others suffer in heartbreaking ways. I have walked that road doing the best I knew how with what I had. My dreams I had for my life seemed unattainable. But it wasn't until I hit my knees, humbled myself, admitted all that I did not know and began seeking out greater knowledge and enlightenment that my life really began to look like my dreams. Today, I look at the path of my own life and I know I can do something to help.
Of all of the messages bombarding women today, I hear very little about our limitless and divine potential; our place in this world as paragons of love, influence and inspiration; absolute powerhouses in context of our divinity. Womanhood has been distilled down to the superficial and esoteric. Anyone who "identifies" as a woman only need show up in a Chanel gown, Jimmy Choo shoes, french tips and flawless hair and make-up and women don't bat an eye. We don't even know who we are anymore...
I see women being led down paths of pain and self destruction in the name of "equality" that are anything BUT liberating.
I see increasing anger and violence among women.
I see an increase in drug and alcohol abuse, sexual, emotional, spiritual and physical abuse (both as the abuser and the abused), sexual promiscuity, unwanted pregnancies and terminations, poverty and illiteracy.
I see insecurity, self-loathing and lack of personal belief.
I see depression.
I see crippling fear, shame, paranoia and debilitating secrets.
I see rampant chronic illnesses, many are mysteries to most doctors and medical professionals. Women struck down in the prime of their lives, over-medicated and crippled by their symptoms.
And most devastating? I see a lack of belief in God, personal identity and individual life purpose.
It is for these reasons, (and many more that I and so many women have survived) that I absolutely believe that women are under attack.
Ladies, We are at WAR!
During my service in the United States Air Force, among my many duties, I served as a leadership instructor where I studied diligently and taught Air Force leaders the art and science of war. And one of THE most basic tenets of war? "Know your enemy". The scriptures tell us that:
"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." (Ephesians 6:12 NIV)
Ladies, we are at war. And the front lines of this conflict can be as close as our own hearts and minds. But why are WE a target? Because a woman who knows who she is and whose she is? Is a bona fide threat to evil. And as long as we stay steeped in the confusion of this world, we will be MIA (missing in action) from those people and places in desperate need of our inborn gift for feminine leadership. We are under attack because women are "God's secret weapon", the natural counter-punch to evil. This is because of our innate capacity for love; our nobility; our discernment and attraction to light and truth; our patience, balance and kindness; our sensitivity and spirituality. We are inherently equipped to walk into and diffuse even the most tense situation and do so with light, dignity and love. Characteristics that this world is in desperate need of and it suffers for lack of our leadership...
And somehow, we seem to be the last to know these truths for ourselves.
But don't despair because you know it now, and from this point on, your knowledge and testimony of these truths can only deepen.
I have prepared my whole life for this mission and I have come a mighty long way to do it. I will teach, serve, love and lead my sisters with all that is in me with the full expectation that this is a war that can be won!
I am committed to putting into the hands of the willing the tools, the weapons of knowledge and personal enlightenment that will enable them to step up and lead wherever they are. Whether embroiled in battle with a headstrong toddler or teen; facing crushing feelings of hopelessness or mountains of debt; Seeking to break generational burdens and/or cycles of unhealthy relationships; struggling with identity issues and deeply desiring to simply be a better woman; looking to be empowered to work shoulder to shoulder with your brothers and sisters to change the world; looking to confidently lead the rising generation in your home, place of worship, business or community. What kind of leader do you desire to be? It is my mission to help you find what you need to do this and more.
And finally? I aspire to leave a true legacy of women's leadership. To personally develop and lead those who so passionately desire to pick up the reins themselves to develop other leaders.
Few things sum up "Why women's leadership?"more powerfully than this statement from Margaret D. Nadauld:
Women of God can never be like women of the world.
The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender.
There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind.
There are enough women who are rude; we need women who are refined.
We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith.
We have enough greed; we need more goodness.
We have enough vanity; we need more virtue.
We have enough popularity; we need more purity.