Fill the emptiness.
It is very common for mothers to feel…ISOLATED–Alone–Scared… and even DESPERATE for personal fulfillment. Many smart, savvy and educated women built tremendously successful careers in the corporate business world before venturing into motherhood….and then find that they are CRAVING the opportunity to create something NEW and LUCRATIVE from inside the home.
New successes…new stresses…fresh solutions.
I am going to be honest—very honest. I look around at my beautiful home, in the hills just north of Los Angeles, my happy and healthy marriage, my cheerful and well-cared for children… my large client list… (and subsequently)… my growing bank account… I HAVE ARRIVED! =) — BUT— from where I sit, the road can be just as rocky, if not MORE ROCKY because new successes can bring new challenges.
I would be nowhere without my tribe.
On this show, I will be re-welcoming 2 women who I consider MY PEOPLE. Two of the most authentic and altruistic women in my professional life today…. Patty Lennon and Leah Jantzen— and I have to tell you WHY they are a cut above the rest… and why they hold such value to me as a mom who is fighting to make a difference.
Even in their most intense and wild determination to build wealth, success and personal fulfillment, I have NEVER known either of them to compromise their personal integrity or WHO THEY ARE as women… as they support and advocate for other moms in business.
You may remember them from past shows: Empower Yourself, Empower the World and Who is On Your Support Staff? (with Patty Lennon), and Sports Widows and Rock Your Business while Rockin Your Babies (with Leah Jantzen)
As I’ve moved up the rungs of my self-made career ladder… I’ve noticed that —although the view from the top is BEAUTIFUL— the ladder becomes a bit more rickety the higher you go.
I had –mistakenly– aligned myself with some “false leaders” who only APPEARED to be successful. I became increasingly saddened to discover that some of the mentors I had been looking up to (were merely) con-artists in disguise…Gurus who were CREATING an illusion of grandeur and false perception of prosperity and fulfillment. What’s more— I began to feel — almost as if… they didn’t REALLY WANT me to succeed.
Once I saw with fresh eyes the CLEARER picture of where I had (unfortunately) landed… a cut-throat industry filled with big egos and easily threatened RIVALS who would STAB and SABOTAGE their own colleagues for the mere HOPE of crossing the finish line first…
((GAG!))…. I clamored to find MY PEEPS. —AND — (phew!) I found them! Had it not been for MY TRIBE… I might have remained disenchanted.
MY TRIBE IS ALWAYS THERE FOR ME…
—If I need a good cry….(and to once again find the road back to LAUGHTER!!)
—If I need to find my focus, clarity, and purpose…
—If I am challenged by a business goal…
—If I need to reinvent…
—If I need to brainstorm.
I —HONESTLY— don’t know where I’d be without my tribe. These are women (and mothers) who get ME (not who I might appear to be.) These are women who are rooting FOR ME. (Not secretly hoping that I will fail or worry that MY SUCCESS might dampen their own spotlight.) These are women who will NEVER FAULT me for having a setback or seeking support and a pick-me-up, or choosing to be 100% ME.
THIS IS SO RARE…but not impossible to encounter in your own lives. When YOU are feeling sad, or clouded , or scared or alone— YOU MUST HAVE A TRIBE who you can count on to boost you back up, remind you of your purpose, what you are capable of and help you to cleanse the energetic vibration of your passionate ambition to serve others.
Patty Lennon & Leah Jantzen
Patty Lennon, M.S. is the founder of MomGetsALife.com, mom advocate, speaker, certified coach, writer and mother. For 15 years Patty worked in global banking as a passionate leader and truth whisperer. She now uses the same skills and tenacity that led to her success in Corporate America to create success for her clients. Motherhood led Patty on a journey from despair to self-discovery to exhilaration. She is now committed to helping every single woman understand her personal definition of “good mom” and release any self-imposed limitations to happiness. Patty works with women who work out of the home, in the home and everywhere in between.
She uncovered a formula to success in motherhood that blends wealth, happiness and health. She is thrilled to share this formula with women across the country. Patty believes in the power of intuition, taking action and a world where woman can be successful mothers and successful individuals at the same time. She launched Mom Gets A Life in 2012 to support women who are defining success for themselves as they raise their children. Patty is hosting the first ever event for moms that want to create income and have the life and motherhood they planned. The Mom Gets A Business Conference will take place in NYC on 4/26/13 and will be expanded to a 5 city tour in 2014.
Leah Jantzen is a Life and Business STRATEGIST COACH who works with highly motivated, energetic, enthusiastic, creative individuals looking to make profound changes in their lives. She EMPOWERS her clients to reach new heights with their natural abilities and talents. Leah dramatically expands her clients’ vision of what’s possible. Her clients live bigger and experience higher levels of personal and professional success.
Leah received her professional training through Coach University, a worldwide leader in coach training. She is an active member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and is currently pursuing her coaching certification. She is also on the path to be credentialed as a Professional Mentor Coach.
Leah also holds a Masters Degree in Counseling and a graduate certificate in Educational Leadership and Supervision from Long Island University at C.W. Post College. She has been a guidance counselor for the last 13 years in her hometown on the North Shore of Long Island. She is also a member of the Western Suffolk Counselors Association (WSCA) and the Long Island Coaching Alliance (LICA).
Leah spends her free time chasing her toddler and pre-school aged sons, keeping up with her precocious nine year old daughter and playing with her 10 month old baby girl. She and her husband Michael enjoy watching sports together and can be found cheering on the local New York sports teams. Leah is an avid tennis player, a perfect outlet for her competitive spirit. Leah lives in her hometown of Setauket, New York, on the north shore of Long Island, and especially enjoys the beautiful summer months on the beach.