The Birthday Blog

It’s my birthday!! I wanted to write a profoundly inspiring, Kick-A birthday message. Then I saw Pablo Neruda’s words on my friend, Sharon Zink’s FB page and I’ve learned not to look a gift horse in the mouth.

These words are more than profoundly inspiring. I’m blessedly grateful to say that these words…

Are. My. Life.

If they aren’t for you now, I hope they will be soon. Back to the celebration. ♥️💃🏽🌈

P.S. If you want to stop “dying slowly” and start living your dreams, check out the opportunities to work with me under Coaching and Classes. Don’t miss the FREE coaching session bonuses that end at midnight tonight.

Say It Loud!

The Weekly News in cReneCoach-land…

Heyyyy Everyone!

This has been a mixed bag week for me and probably for most of you too. I addressed that in my blog, Afraid or Fierce. Read here if you missed it,  No more muting myself out of fear or to make others comfortable in that icky way we do that feels like swallowing bile.

On a happier note, This is the week of the eclipse and also my birthday! WOOT!!

“A solar eclipse is a celestial event in which the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks all or part of the sun.” Wikipedia

I’ve been reflecting on the past birthday year and how much I’ve gotten out of my own way re letting my light shine. This has resulted in more clarity and creativity in my business which has brought more clients and opportunities. I can’t say enough how FREEING mindset work is and how much I love guiding women through it who are motivated to live what they crave. The freer you get yourself, the freer you are to help others. Fancy that!

Speaking of living what you crave, the September selection for The Freedom Chronicles Book Club is a deliciously enlightening read,  The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow Your Passion

Another ‘living what you crave ‘ opportunity re work/career is the Your Next Move teleclass,

In honor of my birthday, I’m adding FREE as in ‘no additional cost’ coaching hours to your sign-up!! Yes, I’m giving away up to 58 (my age) free hours if you sign up by midnight 8/23. Annnndddd…If you refer someone who signs up and gives your name, you also get free coaching. You can’t beat this deal with a stick!

Finally…The Desire Map retreat offer will be released soon!! Fab travel agent, Gerrilyn Grant is finalizing the details so block your calendars for April 26-29, 2018.

Happy eclipse watching and if you’re ready to stop blocking your light, sign up for one of the great opportunities above or schedule a free consult with me.




Afraid or Fierce

Last night, while driving to meet girlfriends for dinner, I felt anxious and afraid. I was listening to MSNBC journalist Joy Reed interview Rev. Traci Blackmon. Rev. Blackmon gave a chilling account of what she witnessed in Charlottesville over the seminally horrifying weekend of  hate group terrorist activity and her reaction to 45’s lying characterization of those events and emboldenment of the perpetrators.

Throughout my life, I’ve been in speculative conversations with friends and family about what we would have done during slavery and conversations of gratitude for the sacrifices of our ancestors and the more recent sacrifices of civil rights foot soldiers…some we are related to or knew.

Last night, the fear of being attacked for being black weighed on me, not as a shameful part of America’s historical record, but as a clear and present danger NOW. We talked about this at dinner and stated that even depending on the police for help is not an option since we don’t know who’s in the hate club and who’s not. I stayed up most of the night watching the news shows and feeling more and more depressed and pessimistic about who we are as a country(doing less of this!).

And as always, God pulled me off the ledge of despair. The title of my morning devotion??

Not Fear But Faith (The Daily Bread)

And it’s as simple and hard as that! This week, Mr. Washington is away taking care of an older family member in the throes of dementia. Different friends are:

celebrating a new marriage,

preparing to move across the country,

supporting family members in crisis,

sending children back to school,

grieving the death of family members,

showing up and showing out for their J.O.B.

We do all of this while living with the added weight of knowing we’re an identified target. I’m a person of faith who loves Jesus. These hate-filled asshats who claim to do so are liars! If you aren’t a believer, please also don’t believe they represent my faith. If you are, we’ve got to be louder than than them and I don’t just mean by speaking…but do speak  Truth to Krazy whenever you can!

My ‘loud’ will also be in doubling down in my life mission to Free The Women. To coach as many women as possible to Live Free by doing work that feeds their purpose and allows them to direct their influence and resources towards what they value. I believe we have the power to change this world for good and say Bye to those who can’t get on board with that.

“Ain’t gonna let nobody turn me ’round.” Negro spiritual and civil rights anthem

We have to Know It. Own It. Live It. That requires stepping over fear and into Fierceness.

Join me.

P.S. If you want help getting clear on what your lane of Fierceness looks like and how you can walk in it, check out my coaching packages, or join my virtual book club. Or do both!

P.P.S. Already know that work is your issue or you want ‘next chapter’ planning, join the Fab group of women who signed up for Your Next Move, the teleclass to get you moving on that!





Unclog Your Drain!

Yesterday the plumber came. Not earth shattering news, but revelatory for me because that visit was a long time coming. Longer than I want to confess.

We’re doing mind detox work in the BARE group I help coach and a big Aha for me is a mental block I had around what Mr. Washington ‘should’ do. We had issues with the three house toilets and a slow-draining sink. He rigged the worst toilet enough to work, but other than that, was not concerned. I was VERY concerned, imagining flooding toilets and was irritated by the slow drain(that I use daily and he doesn’t), but did nothing because HE should handle it!

What the hay??!! I won’t list all of the things he DOES do, but suffice to say this was a totally created issue based on a limiting belief I had around what ‘the man’ SHOULD handle. Yes… Ms. evolved, enlightened, feminista was stuck in an old paradigm around house repair.

And the deeper issue? Wanting him to care about what I care about. Because I certainly get revved up about everything that revs him up. NOT!!

Every time I turn on the faucet in the now free-flowing sink, I’m reminded of how much better I feel when I drain mental junk. When I let go of ‘shoulds’ that keep me ‘clogged’.

This is what great coaching does: unclogs mental drains and flushes emotional baggage. Don’t suffer.

Call the damn plumber. Or Coach!

P.S. Got some ‘SHOULDs’ to drain? Check out my virtual book club, renamed The Freedom Chronicles. Last month’s members raved about Freedom Seeker and we even had a video message from the author. I’m excited about September’s selection which continues our focus on moving toward Living the Life You CHOOSE. Click here for details,

P.P.S. Know your clog is about work? In a funk or exploring next chapter options? You don’t want to miss signing up for Your Next Move, the steal-of-a-deal teleclass that will help you get clear on the steps to take to get work that works for you. Smart women are already registered. Join them!

Stepping Back To Move UP

Within three years of what would be a 28-yr corporate career, I was promoted into management. And a few years after that, I knew that I couldn’t stay in that role. I felt overwhelmed and behind the eight ball on a daily basis. Amazingly, I was viewed as a good manager, but I knew that my faking it would soon be outed. I loved the company and didn’t want to leave, so I explored my options.

This was major! I didn’t know of a precedent for someone voluntarily stepping out of management. I only knew about people being asked out. But even though it scared me to think I could be ruining any chance of future progression, I applied for a professional non-management position and got it.

I was reminded of this recently because I made the decision to reduce my coaching prices. Also a scary move because of all the messaging I’ve heard on womanpreneurs undervaluing their services. This is true. What’s also true is that everyone’s path is different and as I often share, mine skews crooked.

As soon as I dropped my prices, women began contacting me to hire me! And this wasn’t about them knowing about the price drop. They didn’t. I believe it’s my new mindset energy. I feel good about what I’m charging and that’s translating into new clients and cool opportunities. So much so, that I had a Hallelujah-Thank-You-Lord dance break!

And my corporate self-imposed demotion?? I did well in that role and eventually ended up returning to management, running the management training program(!!), the soft skills training program for all employees, and discovering my true calling: life coaching.

Stepping back can be the ticket to moving you forward.

P.S. In a work funk and ready to figure out what your next steps should be?? Ready to feel good about your day-to-day and receive what that good feeling manifests? I dropped the price of  Your Next Move too(a $700 drop only in cost NOT value!) and it’s an incredible not-to-be-missed deal for woman ready to write their next chapter.

Don’t. Miss. Your. UP.