Women at Pause

Women at Pause For over 10 years my work focuses on human development for women at midlife. I help them get unstuck and create clarity for something new for themselves.

Women at Pause is a creation of space where women come together in small groups to discuss a dozen different themes that emerge as they transition through midlife. Individual sessions and Retreats are also offered.

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I want to say Merry Christmas to all of you that follow this page. May this day be filled with peace and gratitude for w...
12/25/2020

I want to say Merry Christmas to all of you that follow this page. May this day be filled with peace and gratitude for what you have today.

I want to especially say thank you to all those that were clients within the Women at Pause Groups or private sessions.

During this time of uncertainty my coaching business has seen challenges but also great strides. I have been extremely fortunate to see Women at Pause grow exponentially through out the past few months as all of the coaching and training has gone online.

I am particularly thankful for all of you that entrusted me with your professional and personal development. As a client you have always made me learn more about myself and human development. Each and everyday. I am so fortunate to work within an industry that always has me growing, learning and evolving.

Be sure to take time to reflect on all the good things that happened to you this unforgettable year...there are many good things....your resilience and ability to adapt is one great strength that you have developed.

Create a new vision for your future self during this week.
Anything is possible for you with vision and supporting thoughts. Take daily action around your intentions....remember that small hinges open big doors.
Whether it’s training a new joint to move, rebuilding supporting muscles, revitalizing current relationships, building a new career, creating a satisfying retirement, always take daily actions towards your intentions...then take your hands off the steering wheel of life so something even better can appear due to the consistent attention on your efforts. The best is yet to come...be prepared for it.

12/23/2020

Have you ever had to start a day twice?

I just did.

The first attempt was just so bad.

Here’s to December 23rd part 2.

It feels much better all ready. Whew!

As we grow into a more interesting age we realize the things we really want for Christmas cannot be bought.
12/23/2020

As we grow into a more interesting age we realize the things we really want for Christmas cannot be bought.

12/20/2020

What is one thing you’ve done that you are fairly CONFIDENT no one on your friend list has done? I am looking forward to your answers.

When I woke up this morning I realized what a beautiful Career I have created this past decade. So many memories flooded...
12/18/2020

When I woke up this morning I realized what a beautiful Career I have created this past decade. So many memories flooded my mind of clients, groups, speaking engagements and retreats. Thank you for trusting me. Thank you for bringing me to this morning of gratitude.

THANK YOU to all my clients and support team. Wishing you a beautiful day.

Mallory Hewlko, Editor, Mailchimp and social media expert.
Lindsay Gwozdz, Graphic designer, logo designs.
Deb Walker, Virtual Assistant.
Diane Shaughnessy, Writer.

Brenda ❤️

From my armchair. How will you refill your glass today? Choose wisely.   A day full of CNN or a creative project?Hours o...
12/17/2020

From my armchair.

How will you refill your glass today?

Choose wisely.

A day full of CNN or a creative project?

Hours on social media or picking up the phone and calling a friend voice to voice and asking them about their life these days?

Uncorking yet another bottle of wine when you get home from a stressful day (which will likely wake you up at 4:00 a.m) or walking alone in the cold crisp air for 1/2 hr to clear your head?

Spending hours binge watching yet again on Apple TV or escaping into a soul nourishing novel?

Don’t get me wrong, we all indulge in mindless pleasure to turn our brains off from constant decision making or deep concentration on a work project or a highly stressful family situation....but are you living there everyday evening after evening?

Whichever you choose, notice how your body and mind react within a few hours....then choose wisely again.

Refill your glass with nouishing choices that add to your well being.

One more time as a reminder for those that need it today. Especially me.
12/16/2020

One more time as a reminder for those that need it today. Especially me.

12/15/2020

Negative emotion is part of the human experience.
When we allow it, you have authority over it. When you resist it, you suffer. Pema Chodron

I am so excited about our upcoming Women at Pause group on Tuesday because it’s Collage Week!   Unlike a vision board ex...
12/13/2020

I am so excited about our upcoming Women at Pause group on Tuesday because it’s Collage Week! Unlike a vision board exercise this exercise is a game changer!! So many hidden clues, so many in insights. And it keeps telling us more things within ourselves as months and even years go by. ❤️

DM me to be put on a wait list for the next 12 week group in 2021.

I created a personal theme for this season we are entering....it’s “simplicity.”What if you thought Christmas 2020, in a...
12/13/2020

I created a personal theme for this season we are entering....it’s “simplicity.”

What if you thought Christmas 2020, in all it’s uniqueness, could be the best one yet?

12/13/2020
How many times have you said this to yourself? It’s not allowed at midlife. If you want to do it, just do it!
12/11/2020
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How many times have you said this to yourself? It’s not allowed at midlife. If you want to do it, just do it!

I’m a big Shari Salata fan. The Beautiful No was a book I didn’t want to end. I was lead to the Cathy Heller podcast thr...
12/11/2020

I’m a big Shari Salata fan. The Beautiful No was a book I didn’t want to end. I was lead to the Cathy Heller podcast through the Shari and Nancy podcast. And this afternoon inside our group we got Shari all to ourselves for a full hour. These 2 podcasts were instrumental in my work making significant business growth globally....because of exposure in 2020 that really started with these two women. In fact 2 of the women from 2 other countries that were part of my Masterclass today were brought to me via these podcasts. Women grow through connection.❤️

How to Coach Groups Masterclass series kicked off this afternoon. It includes 6 dynamic women from Tofino, B.C., Michiga...
12/10/2020

How to Coach Groups Masterclass series kicked off this afternoon. It includes 6 dynamic women from Tofino, B.C., Michigan, Australia, Brandon, New York State,
and Maryland...the power of video technology allowing us to learn and grow from each other. I am so excited to share how bringing people together in groups helps impact people and grow their businesses.

12/10/2020
Are you the type of woman who likes to bring groups of people together - maybe around the kitchen table to break bread, ...
12/09/2020

Are you the type of woman who likes to bring groups of people together - maybe around the kitchen table to break bread, organize a book club...or you’re always the one getting the girlfriend gang together for conversation?

Are you thinking of linking that passion and your expertise together?

That’s what I did 11 years ago. I create a group experience for women at midlife...because they asked for it during focus groups I ran.

That’s the first step in my blueprint....and I have dozens more that work.

How do I know they work? Because clients keep returning for more of that group energy and coaching.

You don’t need to be a coach...maybe you are a trainer, or a creator, who sees value in bringing a group together versus one on one instruction or coaching.

I created a Master Class Series in which I will share all my success tips and all my failures which really are learning points that are worth their weight in gold to you! Don’t make the same mistakes I did and you will save yourself dollars.

It’s a small group...5 - 80 minute sessions....on Zoom....we start tomorrow, Thursday Dec. 10th at 1 p.m. CST.

The class will be divided into training and question and answer.

This is a beta group which is the reason for the low point investment of just $487. 00 (Canadian funds).

If you want in DM me today or email [email protected].
Details at www.womenatpause.com

12/08/2020

“You’re over here doubting yourself while so many people are intimidated by your potential.”
Cathy Heller.

Last day to Register!If you want to learn how to fill, run and create a sustainable Coaching group I’d like to help you ...
12/08/2020

Last day to Register!

If you want to learn how to fill, run and create a sustainable Coaching group I’d like to help you by sharing my blueprint I’ve used for the past 11 years.

This is the last time this group will be offered outside of
Women at Pause for Coaches/Facilitators.

Offered at Beta Fee.

Small group so lots of attention for your Questions.

Don’t miss out on these 5 Classes that will change your groups or start them!

To register email [email protected]
Or DM me for more details.

Early Sunday morning ritual (some times) is simple meal prep of basics...simply adding fresh produce and protein for fue...
12/06/2020

Early Sunday morning ritual (some times) is simple meal prep of basics...simply adding fresh produce and protein for fuel makes for fast meal creation during full days with clients, groups, masterminds, and course work.

Simplifying your life makes it feel lighter!
#MTDT

I’m preparing for our Women at Pause group tonight (next one starts on Friday morning...a couple of seats still availabl...
12/01/2020

I’m preparing for our Women at Pause group tonight (next one starts on Friday morning...a couple of seats still available) and I came across this:

“ For the first time in history, enormous numbers of women are traveling through the gate of menopause and looking forward to a life span of some 30 more years. And we women have a certain hard-won wisdom, gleaned through consciously processing the experiences of our long and fruitful lives. What are we going to do with this wisdom? Play golf? Get our hair done? We begin to glimpse the opportunity and the responsibility.” Ann Kreilkamp

Wondering how you will cope during the Covid winter?  Not able to fly south into the sun? Bored and wanting meaningful c...
12/01/2020

Wondering how you will cope during the Covid winter? Not able to fly south into the sun? Bored and wanting meaningful conversation each week that will inspire you, shift some of your beliefs about yourself, and just bring more joy into your life?

I only have 3 spots left.

I’d love you to join in...we start this Friday morning.

DM we for info or register at [email protected].

11/30/2020

Meditation in bright moonlight this morning...

From my armchair - https://mailchi.mp/womenatpause/3bnrl5uo93-9457512
11/29/2020
Why a Retreat?

From my armchair - https://mailchi.mp/womenatpause/3bnrl5uo93-9457512

I was watching a Facebook video post from my friend Cori Skye Sanders. She is part of a women’s business development group we belong to and her words had a profound effect on me. I think you will like it. "Do you keep repeating a story from your past? I hear women repeat those stories a thousand ...

11/27/2020

What I heard today.
“What do you know how to do? Where is it needed? How can I help?” Priya Parker’s Mom.

Many of you know how much of a podcast junkie I am. Well HOLY SMOKES I was asked for permission last night by Cathy Hell...
11/24/2020

Many of you know how much of a podcast junkie I am. Well HOLY SMOKES I was asked for permission last night by Cathy Heller’s team to feature my hot seat coaching session on her mega 4 million plus downloads each week podcast! So what do you think I said?
😳🤪🤷‍♀️😂👌💃🏿💃🏿💃🏿💃🏿🎤🎤

I am so grateful for the global exposure Women at Pause got last week. Now this!
Never stop believing in your dreams to help others. The dividends come in the most unimaginable ways!

She just interviewed Mathew - All right all right all right, Seth Godin, Malcolm Gradwell, Sheri Salata, Oprah’s former President of Own, and now Women at Pause now gets a 🔌.

Next group starts Friday morning, December 4 -12 weeks of connection, reflection, and the highest form of self-care...personal development. Perfect timing as we set ourselves up for 2021. www.womenatpause.com for details.

Today was one of those days when you wake up very early and put in a full day, actually very full week, and your favouri...
11/21/2020

Today was one of those days when you wake up very early and put in a full day, actually very full week, and your favourite napping blanket is so inviting. And it’s so much sweeter when you know you really earned that nap.

What a magical week it’s been...it’s the realization that a decade of hard work is paying off. Too bad I didn’t like champagne because it’s that kind of celebration. 🍾

From my Armchair:I was listening to a video facebook post from my friend Cori Skye Sanders. She is part of a women’s bus...
11/20/2020

From my Armchair:

I was listening to a video facebook post from my friend Cori Skye Sanders. She is part of a women’s business development group we both belong to and I found she words had a profound effect on me. I think you will like it.

Do you keep repeating a story from your past? I hear women repeat those stories a thousand times. I am part of this affliction too.

When you repeat your story you re-enforce this into your present day reality and you keep reliving the old story - daily. Day in and day out. Every single day.

Is this story you tell ypurself really true?

How does that serve you?

Recognize how it does not serve you.

Who would you be without that story?

There is a solution after you answer those questions because girlfriend, you

are keeping that story running in your head for a reason...what is your reason?

Now here’s Cori’s recommendation - whenever that old story you keep telling yourself pops into your head, just crumple it up like a piece of paper you don’t need and throw it over your shoulder!

Because today you need a new story that serves you in the present day....not the past.

May your day be filled with crumpled paper.

Live Passionately,
Brenda

*** New 12 week group of Women at Pause starts Dec. 4/th at 9a.m. CT A great place for you to get rid of your old story and create a brand new one.

Last offer at 2020 fee. Perfect timing as we head into the holiday season. It will be different for all of us this year....
11/19/2020

Last offer at 2020 fee. Perfect timing as we head into the holiday season. It will be different for all of us this year.

And as the mother, wife you are responsible for the energy you bring into the room. Let’s all work on that energy in December....it could be your most peaceful and joyful season in a world filled with chaos and the drama it creates. Wouldn’t that be magical for you?

Email me for your seat...it’s filling quickly now that W at P has global awareness.
[email protected]

I’ve been working in a new Collage. It’s part of Women At Pause Group program. It’s week 6 in the program and the women ...
11/19/2020

I’ve been working in a new Collage. It’s part of Women At Pause Group program. It’s week 6 in the program and the women not only have fun with creating it... the learning is deep, delightful and surprising. Such a simple exercise is extremely powerful for all most everyone that does it. It’s unlike a vision board. This jumped out at me as I was collecting and cutting images and phrases.

And this is how a Master Class on how to create, fill and deliver successful Group Coaching all starts.  Launching soon!
11/19/2020

And this is how a Master Class on how to create, fill and deliver successful Group Coaching all starts. Launching soon!

11/16/2020
From my Armchair:This morning I am very grateful I am in a very different place in my life then the last shut down. Howe...
11/14/2020

From my Armchair:

This morning I am very grateful I am in a very different place in my life then the last shut down. However completely out of my comfort zone each and everyday.

I posted this photo when I went back to school on Zoom for 12 weeks. Only 2 weeks remain in my course and not only has my business changed but so have I.

My course is overwhelming most weeks. Seriously. I can’t keep up...but that’s ok. I had a chat with myself 2 weeks ago during my early morning quiet time and told myself I do not have to complete all my homework each week. I committed to showing up messy and at a C level student. That has made all the difference in my world.

My world has once again expanded. Today I am having a conversation with a woman in New Jersey, she lives at the beach. Yesterday I had a conversation with a woman in Bragg Creek, Alb., she lives in the forest. My Mastermind Pod of 7 are all American women from all the major cities.
This coming week I have a conversation with a woman in Australia. I’m Coaching a returning client from Scotland who is moving herself out of a comfort zone as well.

Technology opens the world to us from our armchair. Trust me, Zoom and I are not friends but we are developing a relationship through our challenges. It’s not easy.

This week I launched my first online 12 week program through Zoom. What a dynamic group of women. And within it a few returning clients which always confirms that the process within the Women at Pause Program works.

Actually I realized one evening that my Women at Pause for Coaches has it’s first client as she is within the training system. That called for a celebration!

During the last shut down I felt shut down inside. It started before my recovery from knee surgery. It actually started 2 years ago if I was really am honest with myself.

My comfort caused me stagnation. It became very boring.

I even contemplated retiring.

Then 12 weeks ago I woke up again, ignited with a new vision for what I wanted my life to look life in the 60’s.
I realized I am not done contributing to my world in my way.

Where are you in your comfort zone?

Have you given up on your dream that really stretches you?

Do you need a new dream?

Do you have one but don’t think it’s possible for you?

Don’t talk yourself out of it.

I don’t know if this will all work out as I vision. I don’t even know the “How” most days. But I realize the How is not my business. I only continue to focus on the What and Why.

I have many new things simmering at Women at Pause, soon to be showcased in 2021. I hope you will be a part of these new offerings.

In the mean time, start dreaming. If you had one that has been collecting dust, go and dust it off and start with one small step.

If I can be of any help, don’t be shy in reaching out for a conversation. I’ve most likely have been where you are living right now in your mind.

Don’t let comfort call you under the covers when things get scary. Or into Netflix during this Covid shut down.

Comfort is best when it follows risk, hard work, and a period of showing up.

Have a nice weekend,
Brenda

11/14/2020
11/13/2020

Are you controlling an uncontrollable life?
It’s exhausting.
Give it up.

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Women at Pause is a professional coaching business that focuses on providing individual coaching, group coaching, retreats, and workshops. Individual coaching sessions are conducted on the telephone or skype. Group coaching sessions are face to face or teleclass. Women at Pause is designed to guide women to design their second half of life...to be the best half.

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