The Notable Woman Book Club is here!

The Notable Woman Book Club is here!

I’m excited to announce the first pick for The Notable Woman Book Club – Untamed by Glennon Doyle.

I’ve wanted to launch a book club for Notable Women for years now. I love to read, you love to read, it’s a match made in heaven. But it was always so time-consuming on top of everything else that I wasn’t really managing. It got pushed to the side over and over again. But now, I finally do have the time, and I can’t wait to get started.

Picking our first book is also really challenging, but since this book came out during the pandemic and all the normal exciting book events have been canceled, I think it’ll be fun for us to gather to discuss. (Virtually gather, of course.)

What’s Untamed about?

There is a voice of longing inside each woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good partners, daughters, mothers, employees, and friends. We hope all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck, overwhelmed, and underwhelmed. We look at our lives and wonder: Wasn’t it all supposed to be more beautiful than this? We quickly silence that question, telling ourselves to be grateful, hiding our discontent–even from ourselves.

And who is Glennon Doyle?

Glennon Doyle is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Love Warrior, an Oprah’s Book Club selection, as well as the New York Times bestseller Carry On, Warrior. An activist, speaker, and thought leader, she is also the founder and president of Together Rising, an all-women led nonprofit organization that has revolutionized grassroots philanthropy–raising over $20 million for women, families, and children in crisis, with a most frequent donation of just $25. Glennon was named among OWN Network’s SuperSoul 100 inaugural group as one of 100 “awakened leaders who are using their voices and talent to elevate humanity.” She lives in Florida with her wife and three children.

What are people saying about this book?

Untamed will liberate women–emotionally, spiritually, and physically. It is phenomenal.”–Elizabeth Gilbert, author of City of Girls and Eat Pray Love

“Some books shake you by the shoulder while others steal your heart. In Untamed, Glennon does both at the exact same time.”–Brené Brown

“This memoir is so packed with incredible insight about what it means to be a woman today, what it means to be ‘good, ‘ and what women will do in order to be loved. I swear I highlighted something in EVERY chapter.”–Reese Witherspoon

We’ll be discussing this book in The Society of Notable Women. You can request to join here.

I recommend you buy the book from Bookshop and support a local indie bookstore. Or you can get this book from your local library! Lastly, you could get it on Amazon.

Looking forward to chatting books with you!

You Can Learn New Skills: Adult Homeschooling

You Can Learn New Skills: Adult Homeschooling

Maybe you’ve seen posts from your friends who are working from home AND attempting to home school their kids. Heck, maybe this is you, working and homeschooling at the same time! (I hear you, me too!)

Because we’re in a pandemic meets quarantine meets shelter in place, this is a weirdly unique time in history. It’s hard to figure out what to do with ourselves when we can’t do all the things we normally do to fill our time. And if you’re like me and have finished cleaning everything, purging and organizing everything, and made it through your Netflix queue – maybe it’s time to take your time back into your own hands and do something crazy like learning new skills or homeschooling yourself! (wink, wink)

I know, I know – another Zoom meeting?!?! (it’s actually not, I promise) – but hear me out here.

You can learn new skills right now, from home!

You could learn cooking techniques, mixology, writing, music production, singing, or gardening from Masterclass right from your couch. Or maybe you want to improve some skills to take your work life up another level. You could learn new skills like digital advertising, graphic design, analytics, basic coding, data analysis, the secrets of Excel spreadsheets, and so much more from experts on Udemy. And if you’re a creative like myself, Creative Live can help you in every aspect of your creativity, from improving your photography and design skills, to dealing with those pesky “poor starving artist” money issues.

The best part is Masterclass, Udemy, and Creative Live have all been building robust learning platforms well before the masses worked from home so they have HUGE libraries of affordable courses many of which will deliver a recognized certification (or prepare you to get certified) in the most in demand skills on the market today. And unlike your son’s poor teacher, they haven’t had half a second to build out a robust learning platform. They’ve spent a lot of time and invested a lot of money into getting it right which means you have an even better online learning experience while you learn new skills.

So whether it’s for personal or professional development, you should not let this opportunity to improve at your own pace, from your own place, and at ridiculously affordable rates pass you by. What a way to make use of this curious resource you’ve been given – the gift of time.

Here are some of the stellar classes you can take to learn new skills today.

Creativity:

Anna Wintour, Creativity and Leadership

Judy Blume and Margaret Atwood, On Writing

Jodie Foster, Filmmaking

Shonda Rhimes, Screenwriting

Personal Development:

RuPaul, Self Expression & Authenticity

Fire Starter Sessions Video Workshop with Danielle LaPorte

How to be Bold, Resilient & Better Than Ever with Tabatha Coffey

How to Break the Habit of Self-Doubt and Build Real Confidence with Mel Robbins

Homemaking:

Alice Waters, Home Cooking

Gabriela Camara, Mexican Cooking

Lynette Marrero & Ryan Chetiyawardana, Mixology

Upskilling:

Become Google Analytics Certified to Advance Your Career, Attract Clients & Improve Your Marketing with Daragh Walsh

Copywriting secrets – How to write copy that sells with Len Smith and Sean Kaye

Microsoft Excel for Project Management with Joseph Phillips

Building a Personal Brand with Gary Vaynerchuk

Driving Traffic to Your Online Business with Neil Patel

Robin Roberts, Effective and Authentic Communication

Changing Careers:

Social Media Marketing – Complete Certificate

Kelly Wearstler, Interior Design

Become a Design Thinking Facilitator with Lee-Sean Huang

If writing a book in quarantine is one of the things on your list, you can always check out this summit talk with publisher Alexa Bigwarfe Dalton or this Notable Woman Live with coach Chandra Brooks, where we talk about her book Black, Brown, and Political.

I’ve taken nearly all of these classes (I’m a class junkie) but right now I’m all in on the “Gangster Gardener’s” Masterclass, the one and only Ron Finley, so I can start growing my own food. Finley was cited and then had a warrant issued for his arrest for creating gardens on a curbside dirt strip. But he fought back, got the laws changed, and taught others to do the same.

I hope you find something in this list that lights you up and helps you create a new world the way you want to see it.

Let’s Start a Movement! with Joanna Novelo

Let’s Start a Movement! with Joanna Novelo

COMMUNITY STRATEGIST JOANNA NOVELO

The Notable Woman is proud to present the Super U Summit, 30 empowering women speakers over 10 days.

In this Super U Summit Talk, community strategist Joanna Novelo presents: Realizing Your Vision Via Community.

WHO’S JOANNA?

Joanna Novelo understands the power behind having an engaged community. As a community strategist, Joanna helps entrepreneurs create unique and engaging experiences for their communities so their fans turn into repeat customers. By making audiences feel seen, heard, and taken care of, Joanna helps some of the biggest names on the internet create win-win situations where community members are thrilled and businesses thrive.

TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE TALK TOPIC

We’ll talk about how creating a community can help you bring your vision to life and amplify your message.

HOW TO WATCH

Please join us by clicking on the link below, which will take you to Joanna’s video in the Society for Notable Women Facebook group. (You must join the group to see the video.)

Use your voice? Learn how to take care of it with Sarah Chutiangtong Sietsema

Use your voice? Learn how to take care of it with Sarah Chutiangtong Sietsema

SPEECH PATHOLOGIST SARAH CHUTIANGTONG SIETSEMA

The Notable Woman is proud to present the Super U Summit, 30 empowering women speakers over 10 days.

In this Super U Summit Talk, speech language pathologist Sarah Chutiangtong Sietsema presents: Use Your Voice? Learn How to Take Care of It.

WHO’S SARAH?

Sarah is a wife and mom to 2 kids (ages 4 and 7) in NYC. By day she is a full time hospital-based speech language pathologist specializing in voice and swallowing disorders, and in her free time she is a beauty entrepreneur. She also admins a few FB groups mostly geared towards beauty/lifestyle and moms.

TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE TALK TOPIC

Sarah shares voice tips for Notable Women who talk…especially if it’s part of your profession/hustle. Vocal health is important for a good voice. These tips will come in handy for speaking, networking, and videos/lives.

HOW TO WATCH

Please join us by clicking on the link below, which will take you to Sarah’s video in the Society for Notable Women Facebook group. (You must join the group to see the video.)

TNW30: How a Dog Can Change Your Life with Gila Kurtz of Dog is Good

TNW30: How a Dog Can Change Your Life with Gila Kurtz of Dog is Good

In this episode of The Notable Woman, I interview 7 figure entrepreneur, speaker, and dog lover Gila Kurtz.

Gila is a professional dog trainer turned 7 figure business owner turned author turned professional speaker. Actually “turned” isn’t the right word because she is still all of those things. And she loves to read! Could she be any more fabulous!?! I don’t think so. This is a great episode for dog lovers and owners, entrepreneurs, small business owners and anyone who has a passion they would love to turn into a business.
IN THIS EPISODE, I EXPLORE:
  • Who Gila is
  • How she started on this journey with Dog Is Good
  • Why she wrote her book and started speaking

I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did creating it. You can listen now, right here from this webpage by clicking the play button below.

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Today’s Guest

Gila Kurtz

About Gila Kurtz

Gila Kurtz is a professional dog trainer who turned her love and passion for dogs into a successful 7 figure a year business, authored the #1 Amazon International Best Selling Book: Fur Covered Wisdom: A Dog Can Change the Way You See the World, and now speaks to audiences and inspires people to “Fetch a Life Worth Barking About” by offering a new approach to living, working, and playing, all inspired by Dog. 

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The Importance of Sharing Our Stories

The Importance of Sharing Our Stories

FREELANCE WRITER, AUTHOR, AND PUBLISHER ALEXA BIGWARFE

The Notable Woman is proud to present the Super U Summit, 30 empowering women speakers over 10 days.

In this Super U Summit Talk, author Alexa Bigwarfe tells us about the importance of sharing our stories, why it’s so important, and how we can change the world with our words.

WHO’S ALEXA?

Alexa Bigwarfe is a freelance writer, author, and publisher. Her writing career began as a therapeutic journey after her infant daughter passed away at 2-days old. She has written and/or edited and published eight books, including Sunshine After the Storm: A Survival Guide for the Grieving Mother and Ditch the Fear and Just Write It! She uses that hard-earned publishing knowledge to support other writers and entrepreneurs at writepublishsell.co. She also owns the small hybrid-publishing company Kat Biggie Press (katbiggiepress.com), dedicated to sharing women’s works of inspiration and self-help.

TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE TALK TOPIC

During this talk, Alexa shares her journey to becoming an author and publisher. She also gives reasons why every woman needs to tell their own stories and discusses the various platforms for connecting with other women. 

FREE GIFT FOR YOU

Alexa’s free gift for you is her book, Ditch the Fear and Just Write it! You can check it out here.

HOW TO WATCH

Please join us by clicking on the link below, which will take you to Gwendolen’s video in the Society for Notable Women Facebook group. (You must join the group to see the video.)

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