What we're about

This is a group for any woman who is trying to build skills to improve their lives - whether it's in confidence, self-esteem, communication, or otherwise. Every 3-4 weeks, we'll gather in workshops to discuss a particular self-improvement topic based on the general interest of the group. We'll build a community of like-minded women looking to "level-up" in life by sharing our challenges and supporting each other through our journeys. I am very interested in helping women overcome the insecurities and anxieties that hold us back from achieving our very best. The key to self-assurance is having a deep sense of love and acceptance for ourselves, but often that can be the hardest thing to figure out how to do! It's my hope that every woman who joins us will walk away with some tactic or strategy that will help move the needle toward lasting change. Are you ready to Level Up??

*Community Rules*

1) Respect - we will respect all members and their privacy. Everyone is at a different stage in their lives. Everything we share is confidential unless otherwise specified.

2) Show up - we will arrive on time when we say we will. By RSVPing to an event, we are making a commitment to ourselves and our fellow members. Community works when we are courteous to each other.

3) Update RSVPs - when our plans change, we will update our RSVPs in advance to allow other members to participate. Changing a "Yes" RSVP to "No" with less than 24-hours notice is considered a No Show. No Shows at an event will automatically place you in the waiting list for the next event.

** A note to the shy among us **

The most difficult part of change is showing up. If the thought of appearing in a small setting with complete strangers terrifies you, and it would be hugely helpful if you knew there would be a friendly face to welcome you, please send me a message so we can figure out how to make things comfortable. Don't let the fear hold you back!

Upcoming events (5)

Sweet Conversations

Caffè Nero

Do you ever wish you can go beyond topics like the weather or work to get to the real stuff that makes people who they are? Do you ever wish that you could just have a real conversation and make deep connections with people that will last beyond a few nice words and pleasantries? Let's try something different. Let's get together and give real connection a try! We'll meet at a favorite cafe (location in Boston TBD) where we will pair up to answer curated questions or converse on topics of our own over a cup of coffee or tea (and maybe a slice of cake 😋). Format allowing, we'll graduate to groups of four to give us a chance to meet other members as well. ***UPDATE*** The location of this event will be at the Caffe Nero on Newbury street. We'll have the long table right as you enter the doors as our station and then break off wherever we can find comfy seats. Please support Janelle and Lauren, the managers, who have graciously allowed us to set up shop there by purchasing an item at the counter. Please also update your RSVP in advance to give others a chance to participate if you are unable to attend. I hope to pair people ahead of time but that is only possible if the list is up-to-date. ***END UPDATE*** 1) We'll start off with easy, softball questions like: 🔅Any upcoming travel plans? 🔅What are you reading currently? 🔅What's one thing you're excited about that's coming up in 2019? 2) Then, work our way to more personal questions like: 🔅What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? 🔅If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time? 🔅What’s been on your mind lately? 3) And if we get good at this and feel comfortable, we can try questions like: 🔅Do you ever find there are things about you that people misunderstand? What are they? 🔅What is a dream you have that you’ve yet to achieve? 🔅If you could have one 'do over' in your life, what would you do differently? I'll be working on finding a good location in the coming weeks. I'm also working on setting up a social gathering of some kind for us in late Feb/early March and can use your feedback in the discussions (what do you want to do? would you be willing to pay $20 for private space?). Link here: https://www.meetup.com/Ladies-Leveling-up-in-Life/discussions/ I'm excited for this! I can't wait for us to spend some time getting to know some fabulous women!

New Year, New Confident You! (#2)

Panera Bread

There were many people interested in attending the New Year, New Confident You workshop on January 28th, so let's try it again for those who weren't able to come! I am thinking about making this a monthly topic because there is so much to cover in this area. Join us for round 2 on Monday, March 4th at 6:30 pm! ----- This is the year that we are going to let go of our old selves and create our new confident identities so that we can go after the exciting things we want in our lives! Confidence comes from a deep-seated love and appreciation for ourselves that allows us to operate in the world as we are. When we are accepting of ourselves, we are able to face our challenges head-on and open up to the change that is required to go after what we want. How do we do that? How do we go about building confidence when we don't seem to have any of it in the first place? Where does it even come from? During this event, we will: 1) define what confidence is and share examples of when we feel most confident. 2) discuss scenarios where we wish we had more confidence and what we can do to have more confidence next time. 3) gain some tactics on how to combat our inner critic and develop a greater appreciation for our natural talents. Bring a notebook and pen - you will want to jot things down for later review! Most of all, remember we are all in this together and have fun meeting new people who have the same challenges. We are meeting at Panera Bread on Boylston Street (between Bank of America and Modell's). Order a quick bite or drink at the kiosks to the left of the entrance - this is especially appreciated in support of Simon, the manager, who has graciously allowed us to set up shop there. Walk all the way to the back of the restaurant by the emergency exit where I will have secured a table. Feel free to message me through the Meetup app if you have trouble finding us. I can't wait to meet you! Here's to all that awaits us in 2019!

Claiming Your Confidence w/ Tara Chambers

TARA path

Hey everyone here's a special event with guest speaker Tara Chambers at her empowerment center (TARA path) in Concord! She'll help us step through our limiting beliefs and claim that confidence and self-worth we know is hiding inside of us. We are fundamentally whole but so often we give into conditioned thinking that we are not good enough (thin enough, smart enough, inadequate, awkward, undeserving) that we shy away from going after our full potential. Join us at 2 pm on Saturday, March 9th for this eye-opening transformational circle of self-discovery meant to tap into our body wisdom and unconscious energy. We'll go deep - down to our cells deep. It is absolutely free and spots are limited (only 8 participants)! Your RSVP to the Meetup event on this page does not hold your spot. Registration is required at the link below to participate. At TARA path, You will: 🔹 leave the event with more confidence than when you came. 🔹 walk away with tools to shift the root cause of self-doubt or insecurity on a cellular level. 🔹 understand how tribal programming has been blindly running the show called your life. To register and hear from Tara herself, check out her video here: 👉 https://hw420-d34b32.pages.infusionsoft.net As always, message me with any questions. Trying something new is how we grow, so I'm looking forward to seeing what this is all about myself!

Cocktails & Laughs

Back Bay Social


Here's a chance for us to practice some of those skills we're learning - having a greater sense and security of self and building real connections with others. No agenda, no games, no gimmicks. This is an event where we'll gather in a dedicated space to let things happen organically. (This might be a great time to bust out your questions from the Sweet Conversations event 😉.) Thursday, March 14th is the date I am currently working on reserving at the Abby Lane restaurant on Tremont Street. Once I get the details on cost, I will be asking anyone who would like to join us to prepay for their participation in this event (hopefully, no more than $20 but I'll let you know). Please RSVP to this meetup event only if you are very likely to attend so that I can get a good estimate on our numbers! Once I have more details, I'll update this event description with cost, payment options, and where to find us. Let me know if you have questions in the meantime. ***UPDATE*** The date for this event has changed to Tuesday, March 19th @ the Back Bay Social Club in their downstairs bar area. If you would like to attend, please Venmo or Paypal me $20 by March 9th to secure your spot (details below). Food is included and depending on the turnout we might be able to give everyone 2 drink tickets for the fare. Please update your RSVP if these new details change things for you. This is a 21+ event. Venmo - @chris_k3 Paypal - [masked] N.B. If these options do not work for you, please contact me so we can make alternate arrangements ***END UPDATE*** I am already getting nervous jitters! An open event where you show up and talk to complete strangers for a while?? 😨 Yikes. I'll give this a try, and if worse comes to worst, I'll stand by the food and be really busy eating. Maybe I'll fall into easy conversation that way. If all else fails, I'll awkwardly bail and feel the sweet relief of not having to suffer through uncomfortable conversation anymore! After all, I gave it another try and that's what Leveling Up is all about. Hope to see you there!

Past events (2)

Love me like I do

Panera Bread

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