We were thrilled by the turnout at our Virtual Book Launch Party last Sunday evening. It was wonderful to see everyone and feel your love and support!
After many COVID months of physical separation, we are all longing for connection and community. Despite the reality of “Zoom fatigue” it is still amazing we can sense each other’s presence during a virtual event and actually feel seen.
That’s why the African greeting Sawubona is such a beautiful way to receive someone.
I see you acknowledges our personhood, our interconnectedness, our shared humanity. Truly seeing another is a great honor and show of respect. I am, because you are. Feeling seen brings the other person to life. They can respond with conviction, I am here.
In Sawubona awareness, a person is a person because of other people. We become ourselves through our relationships and shared experiences. This is the crux and the heart of The Power of Natural Mentoring. In sharing a younger woman or girl’s journey to knowing herself fully as she becomes the woman she is meant to be, her Natural Mentor protects a safe space of trust where they can both feel truly seen. It’s far from a one-way street. It is a shared ride through a lifelong learning journey that benefits both immeasurably.
Enormous thanks to Sherrill Knezel, whose superb graphic recording is featured at the top of this page. Her illustration leaves us with a tangible memory of the book launch and captures the experiences of five women whose stories are in The Power of Natural Mentoring: Shaping the Future for Women and Girls. Warm gratitude to Ava, Julie, Kelly, Nicole and Vanessa for sharing the spotlight!
Congratulations to Jane Kelley and Alissa Tollefson, winners of Thrive Theory sterling silver & peridot earrings, thanks to Jenn Bajec, founder of Thrive Theory Design as well as our very own Brand Strategist & Creative Director of The Power of Natural Mentoring. Jenn is the artistic inspiration behind our heart-centered branding and gorgeous website!
Exciting news! This week, best-selling author Jennifer Louden (The Woman’s Comfort Book, Why Bother?) released a categorized list of her favorite books. I’m thrilled to tell you The Power of Natural Mentoring: Shaping the Future for Women and Girls is on the list! You can find it on Jen’s website under the category of Inner Work and Coaching.
Thanks for sending photos of yourselves with The Power of Natural Mentoring book after you received it! It’s been a blast posting these to social media. Keep posting these photos, and when you’ve finished reading the book, your reviews on Amazon will further spread the word! (It may help to check out other book reviews to get in the review writing groove.)
Can’t wait to share all that’s still to come from The Power of Natural Mentoring!
We're having a great time mailing out books for the Happy Women Dinners' 3-Session Virtual Book Club, The Power of Natural Mentoring. The first session on February 18 will introduce the book and give you some fascinating background about Natural Mentoring. We'll...