Hey there. One of the world’s greatest soccer players, Abby Wambach, delivered a now-famous Commencement Address at the 2018 graduating ceremony of Barnard University.
She urged the all-women class to know they weren’t “Little Red Riding Hood” who had to keep her head down, stay on the path and ignore her curiosity for fear of “the wolf.”
Instead, she said, “we are the wolves!” — bold, powerful, and a vital part of the ecosystem.
And in that speech, she talked about the “Wolf Pack” — surrounding yourself with and lifting up other women.
Celebrating their successes, championing their growth, and being there for the hard times.
There’s so much to what she shared in that speech and the subsequent NY Times bestselling book inspired by that presentation. It’s really worth checking out. But what I LOVED most about it was the idea of the Wolf Pack.
Creating spaces and places for women to find their Wolf Pack has been the heart of what I have done for as long as I can remember.
I really do feel it’s part of my life’s work.
The HerBusiness Wolf Pack is my greatest love.
And one wolf pack within the HerBusiness Network that I cherish is our HerBusiness Marketing Success Mastermind — a group of women who fiercely support each other. And who fiercely commit to their own personal and business growth.
They are stronger together, and it’s such a privilege to be part of this pack!
To help support and mentor these women as they follow their curiosity, test new boundaries, make more money and help more people.
Last week Michelle Falzon (cohost of the Mastermind) and I held Strategy Sessions with some of our Masterminders – Fiona, Virginia and Gillian.
We give this dedicated time to EACH Masterminder TWICE a year to help them accelerate their growth on whatever strategic project or outcome they want to focus on.
We talked about launching new courses, creating new marketing strategies, leveraging growth with strategic team hires and expanding our mindset to be MORE CEO and less “in the weeds”.
I know these sessions make a difference. We see in the weeks, months and years that follow the giant leaps our Masterminders take when they get more strategic, get the support of their Wolf Pack and take action. Having a Wolf Pack is so essential.
In fact, I find MY personal Wolf Pack in a few different places. I mindfully cultivate my pack because I know they make me stronger.
They help me take chances I might struggle to take without the right urging, resources, or support at the right moment.
And I know I make THEM stronger, too!
Because “the rising tide lifts ALL boats”.
It’s too easy to languish “in the weeds” and get stuck.
Our Wolf Pack reminds us we are amazing, and they cheer us on to do amazing things.
How are you tapping into YOUR Wolf Pack?
How are you enriching and championing THEM, and how are you using their support, encouragement and inspiration to FUEL YOU?
Email me here let me know. I’d love to hear from you.
Here’s to lifting each other up… and to our Wolf Pack!
PS If you want to know more about the Mastermind “Wolf Pack” — you can join the waitlist here: www.herbusinessmastermind.com — and I will get in touch with you next time we make a few spaces available (which might be soon!).