I Want To Be Like You When I Grow Up!

Hello Beautiful!

If I had a $5 bill for every time I’ve had someone tell me this, it would pay for that Paris retreat I’ve got my eye on. LOL!

So let’s break down ‘being like me’:

  • flunked out of college…
  • divorced after 20 years of marriage…
  • quit my good job two years before official retirement…
  • had a mini-stroke and a menopause season of questioning my sanity…
  • dealing with severe chronic pain for the past several years…
  • beloved mom died…
  • blown more money than the law should allow…
  • said things I shouldn’t have said, done things I’ve shouldn’t have done

One thing I haven’t ever done though, is wanted to be someone else.

”I am what I am because I was what I was.” ~ Jenn Scalia

What I did was believe in God and myself enough to keep it moving until I got it right…for me.

Everybody’s got some junk. And if s%#t hasn’t hit the fan for you yet, YAY!…as mom used to say, “keep on livin’.”

I know most who say this don’t really mean it, although it would be cool to be able to simply trade for the life we want?

A better option is to own the agency we do have in making the change we want in our lives.

This is why coaching women is my jam, especially women facing major transition. We sit on so much delayed, suppressed, or repressed awesomeness.  Why?  Because we’re afraid. Because we’re confused. Because we’re stressed.

And it’s time for us to Let That S%#t Go! and get busy creating those new life chapters that let our little lights shine (I’m still on a royal wedding high).

From growing beautiful gardens to creating stunning art to winning political office to c-suite promotions to running million dollar businesses. However your light glows!

Because ALL of our little lights together will turn this world on its head in the BEST ways.

So keep your life and Live IT!

It’s time.

c. René

Ways to work with me:

Next weekend is the Design The Life You Love Retreat. I’m so excited about the women attending and what they’re going to experience! If you’re an I NEED THIS AND I’M DOING IT FOR MYSELF WOMAN, it’s not too late to join us. Click  YES!

My recent Let That S%#t Go! teleclass was a BIG SUCCESS and a new expanded version starts in September. Information webinar coming in June with details and early sign-up bonuses.

In a mini-crisis and only need a one-time session? My new Mind-Set-Go hour of power is your brainstorming-to-solution choice! Click Mind-Set-Go.

Have you downloaded my gift to you e-book? Click Keep It Movin’


When Women Gather

Hello Beautiful!

Recently I attended an event, Radiant Wise Women Circle facilitated by my friend and Fab coach, Lee S. Irwin. Her topic that evening was, Getting What You Really Want. 

What struck me most was that almost every woman there expressed a desire to connect to other women. To meet new friends.

Many years ago (whew…too many!), I gathered a group of about 15 women for a trip to New York City to see the Lion King on Broadway. Everyone knew somebody but they didn’t know everybody and it still stands as one of the most amazing estrogen-fueled experiences ever! 

Since then, I’ve been ALL in for occasions to gather the womenfolk: Girls Night Out, J.U.G. parties(Just Us Girls), book clubs, viewing parties, dine-arounds, just because excursions, and yes annual trips back to Broadway.

So, I’m always a little surprised (and sad) when I hear women who don’t have go-to ride-or-die female friendship. It’s a scientifically proven life extender and for me it’s a required part of my ‘put on my oxygen mask’ first self-care.

To laugh.

To cry.

To rant.

To rave.

To learn.

To love.

To pray.

To comfort.

To breathe.

To simply be.

If this is a gap in your life, step outside of your connection rut to expand your social horizon. That group you’ve been curious about…that class you’ve wanted to take…that Facebook friend you’d like to meet in person…the woman you always see at the hair salon…?? You never know where that next great bond may come from.



c.René Washington


P.S. Got this message yesterday from a woman who jumped on a great opportunity for connection and coaching…my Design The Life You Love Retreat: “…wait til I tell you how God worked this out. I had just told him. Lord, I need a retreat. Then [I heard] about your retreat. HE IS GOOD. HE IS FAITHFUL.” LOVE a woman who heeds an answered yearning! If you’ve been craving change and waiting on a sign, Hellooooooo?? This. Is. It.

And it’s not too late for you to decide. Click here

P.P.S. Birmingham peeps: Follow Lee S. Irwin on Facebook to get notified on the date for her next Radiant Wise Women event. And if you aren’t already, I’d love for you to follow me on Facebook too.


Pssst…Don’t Tell Everybody, But…

Hello Beautiful!

Popping in with the short and sweet skinny on my Design The Life You Love Retreat.

Some of you want to go, but the May 31-June 3 dates don’t work. (Hate that!)

Some of you want to go, but your money’s funny.

Some of you told me you’ll go next time.

I can’t change the dates, but for the ‘next time’ and money’s funny people, please know that there will be no next time.


Because it’s the last one, I want to sell it out and that’s why I’m doing what we’re advised not to do: offering a longer than typical payment plan. 

I’m not going to go on and on about how fabulous this retreat is going to be. Just know that it’s not your typical boring hotel conference room affair. It’s been beautifully planned and curated to stimulate ALL of your senses (a gorgeous rooftop hotel on the gulf coast, workshop in a glassblowing art gallery, and more!) in designing your next life chapter. It will absolutely be an experience that keeps on giving for years to come and that’s priceless!

So, if you talked yourself out of going, talk yourself back in. Treat Yo Self!

If you’ve been on the fence, jump off and into this life-changing opportunity.

Don’t be in the ‘Awww, I wish I’d gone!’ group. Be in the, ‘This is the best thing I’ve done for myself in a long time’ group!


And don’t tell EVERYbody, but DO TELL stand-up Fab Women who would respect and appreciate this offer.

Respond to this message and I’ll send you the new (subject to approval) payment plan terms.

Here’s the link to the Design The Life You Love Retreat details, https://crenecoach.com/design-the-life-you-love-retreat/

You in??



Love, Peace, & Respect

To all moms, grandmothers, godmothers, auntmoms, friendmoms, stepmoms, and fostermoms, I hope you’re enjoying all the love, peace, and respect you deserve…not only today, but always.

And an EXTRA dose of peace for those who are missing our moms, regret not being a mom, or live with the heartbreak of losing a child.


c.René 💕

Where Your Expectation Goes…

“Well if you don’t know why, maybe I made the wrong decision.”

Those words were spoken to me early in my corporate career. I received a promotion and the department manager who promoted me asked me if I knew why he promoted me. I said, “Not really.”


I was rolling in false humility because I knew exactly why he selected me. I was a great employee and perfect for the role. But I didn’t know how to own that self-awareness then. I wanted great things to happen to and for me, but tamped down my expectations because what if something didn’t work out?

So what if it doesn’t??

“Where your expectation goes, your life will follow.” ~ Tamara Joy Scott

Doing mindset work with my clients and myself has shown me how much we trip over our own crap and live a less-than-what’s-possible life. And a lot of that connects to being afraid to believe we can have what we want and feeling safe in expecting less. Well, I’m done with that s%#t and hope you join me.

I’m expecting the best to happen to me AND I’m fine with feeling disappointment when it doesn’t. Trying to avoid pain when what’s on the other side of it is wonderful keeps me from the full experience of a life well-lived.


I expect to enjoy my days full tilt.

I expect to live a grand romance with Mr. Washington

I expect my programs to fill up with fabulous women. (Join my Design The Life You Love retreat to meet them!)

I expect to be healthy, wealthy, and wise.

I expect to meet Michelle and Barack Obama one day.

I love planning to expectation and intuitively following a nudging that ends up superceding expectation.

Where your expectation goes, your life will follow.

Enjoying the hell out of my journey… and I literally mean Enjoying. The. Hell. OUT. Of. My. Journey.

What are you expecting??


Ways to work with me:

It’s Decision Time for The Design The Life You Love Retreat!! Say YES to You and up-level your expectations. Here’s a little video message about it, https://youtu.be/2sQ_1oG4BxU

And Don’t miss the New Pricing! https://crenecoach.com/design-the-life-you-love-retreat/

The Let That S%#t Go! teleclass was a BIG SUCCESS and a new expanded version is coming. Stay tuned!

In a mini-crisis and only need a one-time session? My new Mind-Set-Go hour of power is your brainstorming to solution choice! https://crenecoach.com/work-with-me/ 

Have you downloaded my gift to you e-book? https://crenecoach.com/keep-it-movin-2/

At What Cost Your Freedom

Hello Beautiful!

Why do you do what you do? This question is on a continuous loop in the background of my mind. The answer fuels my personal path and the coaching I provide my clients.

A few months ago, I had a crisis in purpose and came very close to giving up my business.

So many women’s lives have been been tangibly changed for the better through the coaching work they’ve done with me. But that success was not being fully reflected in my business. Why? Because, although I know my value but I wasn’t owning my value.

I see this with clients too.

More focused on why the external (spouse, boss, company, friends, children, etc.) isn’t giving us what we want (respect, raise, promotion, support, etc.) than on why WE aren’t giving it to ourselves.

When I wasn’t hitting my business targets, I thought that meant entrepreneurship wasn’t my thing after all. Had to pull myself back from Give Up Ledge through prayer, coaching, and reminding myself of Why I Do What I Do:

to live my personal brand of freedom and to help women seeking the same do so too.

Right after my return from the abyss, I filled my Let That S%#t Go! program. It’s going so well, I’m expanding it for an even deeper, juicier dunk in how to get out your own way to get what you want.

Which is exactly what I had to do. OWN my value so potential clients would value it too. Mindset is fundamental.

Free Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow!

Then I got tested. Someone who really wants to go on my Design The Life You Love Retreat (Yes! You should go) asked me cut out my post-retreat coaching and lower the price for them.

The location is FAB and it will be a fantabulous relax & release getaway, but it’s mainly about coaching women through creating the life change they’re craving. Cutting out half of the coaching compromises my purpose.

And right after I received that request, I received the graphic below from a woman who is attending the retreat (smart woman!), noting how much the first sentence resonates with her decision to attend.

”Advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavor to live the life you have imagined.”

Emphasis on advancing. Because whether you feel fully confident or not, making the decision and taking the action advances you towards what you want.

I’m grateful for the cost reduction request. It tested my ‘do you really believe in yourself, girl’ resolve. Yes. I. Do.

There’s a message in that thing or person that’s offending you, working your last nerve, or pushing your button. It’s a message for you, about you.

At what cost your freedom? You decide.


Ways to work with me:

It’s Decision Time for The Design The Life You Love Retreat!! Here’s a little video mesage about it, https://youtu.be/2sQ_1oG4BxU

And Don’t miss the  New Pricing! https://crenecoach.com/design-the-life-you-love-retreat/

In a mini-crisis and only need a one-time session? My new Mind-Set-Go hour of power is your brainstorming to solution choice! https://crenecoach.com/work-with-me/ 

Have you downloaded my gift to you e-book? https://crenecoach.com/keep-it-movin-2/