Staking a claim in 2013 – Influencing women and men to RISE Up in business and life!
Most people who have met me over the last 4-5 years knows me as a redheaded, ball of fire, woman, speaker, coach and consultant – who influences and leads both individuals and companies to huge profits – personally and professionally.
And those that knew me before hand, knew me as both a successful and productive corporate executive, but also as the ultimate corporate bitch.
I mean, I know what it is like to be the woman that:
- competes with anyone, but especially women. WHo care about supporting one another, I want to be the winner/successor in everything – that was my mindset.
- wreaks havoc on individuals, business cultures and companies as a whole
- hate myself and therefore everything and everyone around me – though they never knew it as I masked it really well.
- dispised the men, politics, boys clubs and cultures that held me back or didn’t allow me to get what I wanted
Like, I said, I was the ultimate corporate and life bitch.
But these last few years, since leaving corporate America, all of that has changed. I went through my own shedding of that bitch, and have become even more determined and committed to influencing women to do the same, and to NOT become me. To get them to see that being anyone but themselves, allowing others to repress you, and to bar you from whatever it is you want – is a DEATH SENTENCE to YOU.
So, over the last several weeks I have been heads down, pouring over leadership, women in power, personal development and many other ‘women’ articles, blog posts and newsletters, and I have grown really pissed off.
I am just floored that in 2013; women are still competing with women, men are still ignorant to the contribution of women, societies are repressing, raping and killing young girls and women, and little progress has been made on it at all levels of society. It has stirred up a fire in me, greats amount of water won’t extinguish.
Therefore I am staking a claim in 2013… that all of the work, writing, consulting, training and speaking that I do with my consulting practice, my Shedding the Bitch® movement, and Shift to RICHes™ programs, and now our Stake Your Claim™ programs, will be all about getting women, companies and their business cultures to discover, confront and shed not only the inner bitches that wreak havoc on the women, people and businesses, but also the external bitches that influence them – business, cultures, men, and women themselves.
Until all of us come together to recognize the contributions, strengths and value of each other at work and at home… our own families, businesses, communities and economies will continue to suffer.
I would love for you to join me in this ongoing, fiery movement to ‘shed the bitches’ in business and in life so we can all achieve RICHes!!
Here is to a RICH 2013 for all of us!
Bernadette Boas is the ball of fire behind Ball of Fire Consulting, Ball of Fire Inc. (media/publishing) and her book Shedding the Corporate Bitch, Shifting Bitches to Riches in Life and Business. Bernadette is a speaker, radio personality of Shedding the Bitch Radio, business growth consultant and coach, and the leader of the Shedding the Bitch® movement, transforming individuals, businesses and their company cultures to one of RICHness and profit.