Category Archives: Embrace the Unknown

Courage Training for Civilians

On her third tour of duty in Afghanistan, rescue helicopter pilot MJ Hegar and her crew were Medevacing three American soldiers who urgently needed surgery when they took fire from a large belt-fed machine gun. Still, they lifted off, determined to save the wounded soldiers’ lives. But with their fuel lines hit, they had to crash land. Hegar, who sustained shrapnel in her arm and thigh, fought the enemy off … [ more ]

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Bring on the Brave! 15 Women Share Their Most Daring Career Moves

Turns out you don’t have to search long or hard for women’s stories of courage at work—especially when you have our contact list! We asked and were swamped with responses. Here’s the first installment of fear-defying deeds and what our speakers and friends have learned from them. Be prepared to be inspired.

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Podcast: Some Nerve with Patty Chang Anker

Could you become a braver person in 30 minutes? http://media.blubrry.com/paconferenceforwomen/p/cdn.conferencesforwomen.org/2015/Patty-Chang-Anker-teleclass.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS

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Exclusive Interview: Diana Nyad’s Xtreme Life Lessons

There’s persistence—say, trying to swim the 110 miles from Cuba to Florida without a shark-proof cage. And then there’s Diana Nyad persistence—trying four more times, despite rough seas and stormy weather, hours-long asthma attacks and paralyzing jellyfish stings, until she succeeded—all after turning 60 years old. Nyad could also brand leadership, resilience and success. Here’s her take on them and more.

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Podcast: Women Who Dare

In this recording of our 30-minute teleclass with best-selling Passages author Gail Sheehy, you’ll hear about women—Sheehy included—who have mastered their fear in order to achieve their potential. Sheehy, who recently launched the “Daring Project,” encouraging women to be different so they can start dreaming dangerously, talks about what it takes to be daring and the pivotal times in her life when she was afraid to do something but overcame her fear. … [ more ]

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Exclusive Interview: Lupita Nyong’o on Strength, Success and Feeding Her Soul

Long before Lupita Nyong’o won an Oscar for her first major movie role (Patsey in 12 Years a Slave) and graced the covers of Vogue, Marie Claire and People, she was a 16-year-old from Kenya moving halfway around the world by herself to study in Mexico, where her parents lived when she was born. She says she was “excited but mainly terrified.” But she set off with courage, which is … [ more ]

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Be a Woman Who Dares: Free Teleclass with Gail Sheehy—October 28

REGISTER HERE Women Who Dare Tuesday, October 28, 2014 1:00 to 1:30 PM (EDT) You’ve got the brains, the talent, the resourcefulness, the passion. You’re just a little short on the courage it takes to put your great idea into action or otherwise pursue your dream. Gail Sheehy, author of Passages and Daring: My Passages, can help you make that leap of faith, whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, artist or … [ more ]

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Swing for the Fences — Podcast with Tara Sophia Mohr

In this recording of our July teleclass, “Swing for the Fences,” author Tara Sophia Mohr illuminates the psychology of “playing small” and provides some great ideas for learning how to play big instead. Listen to the fascinating 30-minute session below, and then visit taramohr.com to download her free “Ten Rules for Brilliant Women” workbook. http://media.blubrry.com/paconferenceforwomen/p/cdn.conferencesforwomen.org/2014/49349227-947677617.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS

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Inspired By: Cindy Ratzlaff

“It is never too late to become your next best self.” [ more ]

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Coping with Life’s Curveballs: Ishita Gupta Podcast

Facing a bolt from the blue? “Use your rock bottom to lift yourself up,” says confidence coach Ishita Gupta, founder of Fear.less magazine. In this podcast, “Coping with Life’s Curveballs,” Ishita described her own path to entrepreneurship and how to overcome bumps in the road, whether personal or professional.

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