So I wanted to share with you something pretty magical that happened two Wednesdays ago… and no, it's not the Pokemon app. Someone is going to need to explain this to me... but I have heard some saying it's getting people moving. In that case, I might have to add it to my coaching toolbox.
Anyways, back to the real magic...
A group of fantastic women gathered for my inaugural group-coaching workshop... and bonded immediately. We were hanging out in the WeWork kitchen laughing, making new friends, and unwinding from the workday while sipping wine, scooping salsa and guacamole, and of course my favorite staple, hummus and veggies. After 45 minutes, we shifted our convo (and wine) to the conference room.
Each lady introduced herself and explained why she attended the event. The range of reasons were different for everyone, but there was one commonality: they were craving community. Belonging. A place to talk about topics that aren’t necessarily discussed in other settings (even with closest friends), but are real and important.
This may sound like "a bitch-fest," "ugh, first world problems," or "a man-bash" session but it was the complete opposite. It was about sharing personal challenges and thoughts in a positive, constructive environment to support each other, connect with and grow from others' experiences. To become stronger, happier, healthier contributors to society.
My jaw dropped as each woman shared incredibly inspiring, candid words. I felt like I was going to explode with excitement... Or cry happy tears. An open, comfortable, engaged community was born!
And then, I got to do it all again on Thursday night with another, equally fantastic group of women who connected with each other in completely different ways.
And now, I want to hear from you!
I’m curious, MEN and WOMEN, if you were in a room with a group of people (same sex or coed), what would you want to chat about?
Work? Relationships? Dating in 2016? Family? Nutrition? Exercise? Stress? The fear inducing media? Trump? (that one's a TOTAL joke and the only topic off-limits, all else is fair game).
So what’s on your mind today!? What do you think about but never get to talk about? Even something you think other people may not experience?
Email me, Liz@liztraines.com, by 11:59PM on Thursday (7/14) and you'll be entered to win one of three FREE spots in an upcoming workshop ($25 value). Virtual workshops coming soon for those outside Chicago.
The winners will be notified via email and announced in my next newsletter.
These sessions were pretty wonderful. They warmed my heart… a lot. I hope they brought joy and a sense of belonging for the attendees as well. I share all this, because much more of this goodness is in the works and I want to make sure we bring YOU only the most pressing topics.
Thank you for the continued support and love,
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