April 23, 2019
Guest: Brenda R Bryan
Brenda R. Bryan is a kick ass Inspirational Speaker, Transformational Coach, and Mastermind Facilitator. Women hire her to unmask and nurture their genius, empowering them to live in the strength of their passion. Teaching through one-on-one coaching, workshops, and stages around the country, she demonstrates authentic, warm-hearted humor with a deep wealth of knowledge of how important communication is to feminine power.
Brenda began working in her passion of building community and supporting women in the early 1970s. Graduating with a degree in Communications, she became active in the Women’s Movement. Through her activism, Brenda acquired lasting skills in group processing, facilitation, and leadership. For the past 45 years, she has continued to build her toolkit to support women’s empowerment
Raise Your Voice is a five step path to unapologetically claim your destiny, harness the power of your fiercely feminine intuition, and finally breathe life into your biggest dreams.
Brenda came to a deep understanding of change through her own life experience and then educating herself. She noticed that after years of political activity the disparity her community felt when their actions failed to create any change, Brenda began looking for a different means to create change. A turning point in this search came as a result of reading the book “Working from the Inside Out” by Sonia Johnson, which changed her approach to everything she did. From that point on she recognized the need for tools that would change the world through the inner work that reflected the outer consciousness. As Sonja Johnson said “We will not change the world if we could not change the feelings about ourselves.”
As a result, she took a 360 degree turn in the direction of Personal Growth and Spirituality. Brenda started a new direction as a student at Heartwood Institute. After years of study in Bodied Centered Therapy work, she worked with a variety of corporations and non-profits. Brenda worked with Heartwood to restructure the organization in order fulfill its mission and purpose as a healing vocational arts school and intentional community.
She considered it a great privilege to interweave her passion of creating social and political change with the practical applications of her studies in group dynamics. She used a therapeutic approach to create a community that established ability to resolve conflict through personal accountability and practicing emotional intelligence. Brenda’s work with Heartwood encompassed the wholist approach she uses as a Business Coach.
After leaving Heartwood, faced with a number of heath challenges she began feeling frustrated, confused, and she gave up, becoming obese, depressed, and physically ill. She lost touch with her vitality and no longer knew how to thrive. After two major surgeries she realized she needed to make an important decision: Was she willing to commit to living or continue to dig her own grave one bite at a time?
Finding her power in making one small change at a time, she established new habits and consciously chose a healthier, happier path leading her to study at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Graduated with as a Certified Health Coach.
She moved to Portland to reboot her career thinking she would be a health coach but soon realized that her real passion was the transformational and spiritual work she had such vast experience in, now she could add another component that took her work to the much broader view of wholistic healing.
After much coaching and testing, the spark that got ignited was the idea of women raising their voice to change the world. Now she spends all her time speaking on stages around the country, running masterminds and coaching one to one. She teaches women to: Raise Your Voice -How to stop playing small, use their feminine superpowers, creativity and intuition to change their lives and the world.
As an Inspirational Speaker, Mastermind Facilitator and Transformational Coach she is a knowledgeable advisor in the areas of Business, Emotional Intelligence, Communications, Spiritual Development and Health, Brenda provides ongoing support, gently guides you as you set goals and make sustainable changes that improve all aspects of your life. As a Transformational Coach, she listens carefully and helps you navigate the world of contradictory advice to determine what changes work for you.
Brenda R Bryan