Courageous Truthtelling

A Workshop for Women to Embrace Our Stories and Voices

September 6–8, 2019

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
Stockbridge, MA

Courageous Truthtelling

A Workshop for Women to Embrace Our Stories and Voices

September 6–8, 2019

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
Stockbridge, MA

YOUR story matters

Stories are gateways to our wisdom and most important life lessons; they are also the entry point into how we navigate conflict. When we experience disconnection, this is usually because we have chosen stories that perpetuate this.

This special workshop, which takes place in the beautiful Berkshire mountains of Western Massachusetts, demonstrates that our stories can either separate or bring us together, and encourages us to move toward connection without sacrificing our truth in the process.

Together, we will embrace one foundational truth: Each and every one of us has a powerful story to tell—and it’s often not the story we’ve been taught to put forward in the world. Rather, it’s the story of our messy brilliance: the full spectrum of our good, our bad, our ugly, and our everything in between, which we usually attempt to mask with perfectionism.

THIS WORKSHOP is for you if…

  • You yearn for a deeper connection to your own unique voice
  • You want to learn how to share your story to inspire others in a powerful way
  • You’re ready to step into your unique leadership and embrace your radiant authenticity
  • You know that the connections you want to make—personally and professionally—will be based on heartfelt honesty
  • You are ready to rewrite old stories of victimhood and start a fresh new chapter of truthtelling, purpose, passion, and joy

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Get ready to step into your power…

At this special retreat you will:

  • Experience the power of community, collaboration, and being witnessed by other courageous individuals as you stand in your truth
  • Identify obstacles that keep you from expressing and living your truth, including shame and secret-keeping
  • Use personal stories to identify and harness your unique voice and genius, and assertively communicate and speak your truth
  • Learn how to confidently step into your stories and claim them as a path to personal growth and community building

THE JOURNEY OF
courageous truthtelling starts with you

This powerful workshop offers women a safe, brave, and supportive space for vulnerable truthtelling, which can create the deep connections we need in order to move beyond limiting beliefs, discover our voices, step into our power, and strengthen our connections with one another.

When we access the stories that make up who we are and share them with our communities, we learn to celebrate others and be celebrated in return. We tap into our deepest creativity and our unique genius.

You’ll be guided through an intimate, powerful process for sharing stories so that they can experience healing, empowerment, and connection. Participants will be supported in identifying and diving into their most authentic and heartfelt personal stories to build trust and confidence, and to take decisive action in their lives.

Drawing upon Women For One’s signature program, Truthteller™: A Course for Boldly Sharing Your Story and popular Hard Conversations Toolkit, Courageous Truthtelling incorporates journaling, role playing, and experiential exercises, as well as trust-building activities with partners, small groups, and the larger group.

Participants are encouraged to leverage their most authentic, heartfelt personal stories to build connection, take risks, and engage in decisive action in their personal and professional lives.

Count Me In!

About your Facilitators

 

Kelly McNelis (Lead Facilitator) is the founder of Women For One, a global community that empowers women to embrace their voices and make life happen, on their own terms. With over 20 years of experience as a nonprofit and small-business consultant, Kelly empowers generations of women around the world to build the relationships, community, and confidence they need to achieve their wildest dreams. She travels the world as a speaker, teacher, and facilitator of workshops, helping others tap into lives powered by truth. Kelly’s dedication to truthtelling helps women and men share their powerful stories with the world. She is a bestselling author whose first book, Your Messy Brilliance: 7 Tools for the Perfectly Imperfect Woman, was released in Fall 2017 by Enrealment Press. Kelly has appeared in numerous national and international publications, as well as on radio and television; she will be featured in the April 2019 issues of Entrepreneur and O! magazines. She finds daily inspiration in spending time with her husband and children in her home outside of Seattle.

 

Nirmala Nataraj (Co-Facilitator) is a New York–based writer, editor, book midwife, theater artist, and mythmaker. Her work lives at the crossroads of creativity, mythology, storytelling, and collective liberation. As a multi-genre collaborator and creative facilitator, she believes in generative solutions in the midst of chaos, the coexistence of messiness and magic, and breathtaking beauty as a natural consequence of this wild ride. She is trained in a variety of methods of narrative-based collective healing, including Family Constellations, Psychodrama, Playback Theatre, and Theatre of the Oppressed. Some of the passions she brings to facilitation include movement (especially 5 Rhythms), guided visualization, and creative writing from unexpected prompts. Nirmala is Women For One’s Director of Creative Content and Strategy, and she has co-created experiential courses and resources for our global community of Truthtellers to help them step into their wisdom. Find out more about Nirmala at nirmalanataraj.com

Sharing Love with Wf1

“Absolutely bowled over by the depth of authenticity and soul of the Women For One movement. This token of gratitude that I received today for becoming a Truthteller has absolutely made my day, and I have never known of any organization that so deeply cares about its contributors and its cause. Thanks for the wonderful work you do—you are a ray of pure sunshine in this world and an inspiration to all.” 

Ashleigh Jackson, Wf1 Truthteller

“I LOVE Women For One. This beautiful community website is a powerful forum for women to share from their depths. When we consciously share our stories with each other, when we can be vulnerable in a safe place, then huge healing happens. Women For One offers a safe haven that is transforming the world, one woman at a time. I am honored to be part of this amazing movement and encourage all women to dive into the wisdom that comes from the diverse voices that make up the whole of Women For One. Thanks, Kelly, for your heart and vision in bringing women’s voices back into the world.”

HeatherAsh Amara, Author of Warrior Goddess Training

“Kelly McNelis is a wayshower for women! The amazing community that she has created, Women For One, has literally changed the lives of thousands of women since its inception. Kelly gives us all the opportunity and permission to stand up, speak up, and share our light with the world, in our own unique way. It is a mission that inspires me to be a better woman. Women For One reminds us of the power of the feminine, the sisterhood that has been so easily ignored, and calls us into inspired action.” 

Sunny Dawn Johnston, Author of Invoking the Archangels and The Love Never Ends

“Nobel laureate Amartya Sen said, ‘Empowering women with more choices and more freedoms is crucial to achieving a better future for all.’ I believe that, too. That’s why Kelly McNelis is a hero. By exposing women to sisters, colleagues, and mentors in their lives, Kelly not only weaves community, but also helps the sisterhood generate power and possibilities associated with balance, family, and work life, providing them a forum to share how they envision the future, and to take steps toward birthing it.” 

Barnet Bain, Producer of What Dreams May Come and The Celestine Prophecy, and Author of The Book of Doing and Being: Rediscovering Creativity in Life, Love and Work

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Hi, I’m Kelly McNelis. I’m the founder of Women For One, a global community that supports women in sharing their stories, claiming their voices, and making life happen on their own terms. We advocate for women who are ready to step up, speak out, and shine—all while expressing themselves with vulnerable transparency.

I’m passionate about community, connection, collaboration, and creating the lives we want as women. I’m a mom, a wife, a friend, a mentor, and a businesswoman who is messy, genuine, and perfectly imperfect. And now that you’re here with me, I hope you’ll sign up for my retreat and share your own perfectly imperfect self with me.
Learn about Kelly Learn About WF1

wf1 + Kelly

Hi, I’m Kelly McNelis. I’m the founder of Women For One, a global community that supports women in sharing their stories, claiming their voices, and making life happen on their own terms. We advocate for women who are ready to step up, speak out, and shine—all while expressing themselves with vulnerable transparency.

I’m passionate about community, connection, collaboration, and creating the lives we want as women. I’m a mom, a wife, a friend, a mentor, and a businesswoman who is messy, genuine, and perfectly imperfect. And now that you’re here with me, I hope you’ll sign up for my retreat and share your own perfectly imperfect self with me.
Learn about Kelly Learn About WF1

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