Megan Dalla-Camina is on the show today and we’re talking about womanhood, rebirthing, softening of edges, receptivity, unfolding, unraveling and coming into truth.
So many of our favorite things on this show!
She dropped some terms I loved – appreciative inquiry and positive core – and she talked about navigating a deficit based world by finding openings and focusing on our strengths.
We discussed the difference between things that make sense and things that “want to come through,” how scary it can be to be soft, especially if you over-identify with being strong, why “leaning in” isn’t always great advice, and this distinction I really loved – between simple, boring, settling, and creating drama.
Enjoy, share and let us know what parts were your favorite!
About Megan Dalla-Camina:
Megan Dalla-Camina is a best selling author, women’s mentor, founder and speaker passionate about women’s empowerment, leadership and wellbeing.
A multi-passionate entrepreneur, Megan is dedicated to helping women see what’s possible for their work and lives in a holistic, purposeful way.
She is the Co-Founder/CEO of Lead Like A Woman, an award winning leadership development company with a journey for women wanting to live and lead with authenticity and confidence; Founder and Creator of Sacred Living Co, a platform for women who are seeking more simple, soulful ways to be in the world; Founder of Sacred Essentials Co, a collaborative wellbeing and essential oils business; and Creator of The Career Toolkit, content, resources and an online program to support women create careers they love.
After spending 18 years as an award winning marketing director, as head of strategy for one of the world’s largest technology companies, and with decades of experience in gender diversity, leadership and women in business, Megan is now a thriving entrepreneur dedicated to helping women rise.
She works with female entrepreneurs and business owners on all aspects of their businesses; speaks to audiences around the world on topics of women’s empowerment, entrepreneurship, leadership and wellbeing; runs women’s leadership development programs for some of the worlds largest and most innovative companies; and writes about things that matter to modern women.
Her work has been featured in hundreds of media outlets around the world, from CNN, NBC and Fast Company, to Elle, Marie Claire and Forbes. Leading feminist author Naomi Wolf calls Megan’s approach to women’s leadership ‘refreshing.’ Her work has been called ‘brave’ by Forbes, ‘inspiring’ by Elle Magazine and The Amplify Festival calls Megan ‘the voice of now’.
Megan’s fusion of science, spirit and experience is truly unique and extraordinarily powerful. Her passion for wisdom and learning led her to complete two Masters degrees, one in business and one in wellness and positive psychology; half of her PhD in feminine power and women’s leadership; become a qualified yoga teacher, and she is currently studying with the New York Institute of Aromatic Studies, researching plant based medicine for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing.
The author of best selling books Getting Real About Having It All and Lead Like A Woman, Megan’s third book, Simple, Soulful, Sacred: A Woman’s Guide to Clarity, Comfort and Coming Home to Herself will be published globally with Hay House in June 2019. Megan writes weekly at megandallacamina.com, with collections, inspiration and empowerment on Love, Wisdom and Tools for Rising.
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What You’ll Hear:
5:40 The rebirth happening in Megan’s brand and life
7:40 The softening and receptivity that comes from owning your truth
10:16 Why masculinity and femininity is non-gendered
13:02 The term rebirthing and why it resonates for Megan
16:40 Applying the gestation process to your life
19:19 Helping people to see the positive core
24:10 Why Megan decided on her book name and the process of her book
29:07 Surrendering to the process and embodying womanhood
32:53 How it felt for Elizabeth to surrender
35:06 How patriarchal and societal norms affect women and minorities
38:44 Simplifying your life and getting intentional
42:15 Recognizing where you are creating drama in your life
45:36 Distinguishing between soulful and sacred
47:17 Redefining womanhood
52:21 The challenge of getting out of your comfort zone
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“That’s no small thing when you can go through a transition and transformation and get to the point where you can say this is my truth.” – Megan Dalla-Camina
“We all come to womanhood at different times in our lives, some women get it at their 60s and 70s, so it is what it is for all of us.” – Megan Dalla-Camina
“It literally unraveled me, writing this book. In ways, I’m still only finding and realizing.” – Megan Dalla-Camina
“It was like the universe was saying to me, ‘Oh you’re ready to step into your womanhood? You’re ready to redefine this? Okay, let’s go.’” – Megan Dalla-Camina
“We can be soft, we can be vulnerable and all of the things that might come along with that, but we can still have that fierceness and that raw, wild rebellious power.” – Megan Dalla-Camina
“To actually get to lean in, there is so much more work that needs to happen. It’s going to need to be from a place of change, alignment, integrity and authenticity if it’s going to be sustainable.” – Megan Dalla-Camina
“We can take back that control and we can take back that power, but we have to wake up first.” – Megan Dalla-Camina
“Soulful is about getting in touch with that place inside of yourself. It’s about awakening and your consciousness so that you can live a soul filled life.” – Megan Dalla-Camina
“Sacred is about understanding what sacred means to you and what is sacred in your life.” – Megan Dalla-Camina
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