Sign up for a class at Vivo for Healthier Generations

Have you always wanted to take a self-defense course? Do you want your teens to know how to keep themselves safe? Are you ready to feel truly empowered?

Great news! We have partnered with Vivo for Healthier Generations and will be offering public self-defense and empowerment courses there in 2018!

We have three on the schedule so far – if you are interested you can sign up through

January – An adult only course can be found here, under the title Self-Defense:

February and March – A girls only and a boys only teen course can be found here under the title ‘Self-Defense’:



Empowerment Inside-Out: A chat with Heather and Christopher of Virgin Beauty Bitch Podcast

The elevator, the garage, the park, the office, even at home is a war zone for girls and women protecting their sexual and personal identity. One in two females will become a statistic, but one Cop and one Coach are sworn to change the mindset, the language and the outcome for women, and it starts at enforcing one word – NO! Empowerment Inc’s Shelley and Lynn speak out on the Virgin Beauty Bitch Podcast.  Take a listen and let us know your thoughts.

She was at the Mandalay Bay

We received this email after the horrific shooting in Las Vegas – it fills our hearts and fuels our passion so we wanted to share here as well.  Sending LOVE and EMPOWERMENT to the world!

“Hi Ladies, member of Camp Hoo-Ha here 🙂

Just want to thank you, I was in Las Vegas this week, not at the concert but staying at Mandalay Bay.

Very tense week. Horrific experience on Sunday night, but I truly believe the hour I spent with you and your basic lesson of be alert and assertive helped me during this time. I was able to make logic decisions and keep my head on straight.

Yes, I was most likely deemed a bitch by strangers and family, but I had confidence and trusted my instincts during and after the most traumatic time in my life.

Thank you Lynn and Shelley.
Keep doing what you are doing, Women and girls need your confidence!”


Is it hard for you to say no?

Many high performing professionals struggle to have healthy boundaries at work and in their personal lives. Is hard for you to say no? I realize that sometimes we feel like we can't say no at work when projects or tasks are assigned to us or when we work in companies that demand extremely high performances from employees. And, it is still important to be assertive in taking care of yourself and those on your teams.

I've had many coaching conversations with clients who have long lists of things they 'HAVE' to do. I often ask, "Or what will happen?" Many high achievers have adopted quite a few fear messages about what might happen if they don't complete their tasks or don't please their boss, and their bosses boss. While a bit of pressure to succeed can be motivating, adopting fearful messages just increases your stress level and affects your life overall. One way to stay grounded in a balanced perspective is to ask yourself, "In five years, or at the end of my life, how important will this seem?"

Or, for those who are great at being teased, I'll ask, "What are they going to do, take away your birthday?" This, of course, is a silly question but we need to remind ourselves to take some things less seriously. If EVERYTHING is urgent and essential and a priority, then really nothing is...

At Empowerment Inc, we talk about boundaries a ton with our Self-Defense and Empowerment course participants and with coaching clients. We've also created an Empowered Warrior Boundary Guide you can sign up to download here, for free. Self-Care and Self-Defense Start with Boundaries!

What ways do you assert yourself in order to retain a semblance of balance and self-care? Or what do you struggle with in terms of healthy boundaries?

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