Courageous Women Program – Impostor Syndrome and Inner Critic Women Group Coaching

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” — Nora Ephron
Maya Angelou said: “I have written eleven books, but each time I think, ‘Uh oh, they’re going to find out now. I’ve run a game on everybody, and they’re going to find me out.’”
Impostor Syndrome and an Inner Critical voice are known by 70% of people. You are not alone experiencing these challenges. And you are not the only one who wants to live her life free of these doubts and fears.
Join other 19 courageous women in this unique Courageous Woman Program Impostor Syndrome and Inner Critic Women Group Coaching for the next 6-8 months to learn new ways of relating to the Impostor Syndrome and the Inner Critic, and live a courageous, happy and fulfilled life.
“She was powerful not because she wasn’t scared but because she went on so strongly, despite the fear.” — Atticus
Through the Courageous Woman Program you will EXPERIENCE:
  • Clarity to recognize the difference between the voice of the Impostor and Inner Critic and the one of your Inner Leader. It will equally give you clarity upon your values, strengths and blind spots.
  • Structure to work with these new discoveries and to make a plan to put the learnings into practice – personally and professionally.
  • Support through the entire period to feel safe and understood, to experiment and try out different behaviours and mindset, to get through the tough times and celebrate success.
  • Belonging to a likeminded group of powerful women who are here to transform and in the same time to support you through your own transformation.
  • Accountability – with so much on your plate every day, you will be hold accountable for what you are committing to, for what is really important to you and for not slipping back into old behaviour patterns.
  • Courage to be yourself – authentic, powerful, sensitive, determined, vulnerable, inspiring.
  • Transformation through your increased (self-)awareness, self-compassion, behavioural change and action taking.
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” — Alice Walker
The Courageous Woman Program will FOCUS on:
  • Identify the symptoms of the Impostor Syndrome and the Inner Critic voice
  • Increase awareness around habitual patterns and behaviours
  • Get full clarity regarding your strengths and skills, areas of growth and blind spots
  • Become laser clear on your values, purpose, vision and contribution
  • Observe mindfully the reality as it is
  • Identify your inner leader and learn how to skilfully access it
  • Increase self-compassion for you as a whole woman
  • Strengthen your connections and the sense of belonging
  • Identify the habitual discourse of the inner critical voice
  • Befriend the Inner Critic
  • Unhook from the Impostor Syndrome
  • Celebrate achievements and use them as stepping stones
Extras for the In-depth and Premium In-depth Program:
  • Increase your visibility and influencing power
  • Present authentically and confidently
  • Inspire and create impact
  • Cultivate strategic relationships
“The power you have is to be the best version of yourself you can be, so you can create a better world.” — Ashley Rickards
After completing the Courageous Woman Program you can EXPECT to:
  • Be bolder and more confident while still caring and vulnerable
  • Accept yourself for who you are and show up authentically
  • Have a voice, stand up for yourself and for what you believe in
  • Be motivated and courageously take action for achieving your goals
  • Accept criticism and praise without depending on it or taking it personally
  • Navigate graciously in difficult conversations
  • Be compassionate and self-compassionate while fiercely taking action
  • Pause, notice, assess, respond and move on
  • Have a strong and caring circle of women globally who will be there for you
“Fill your life with women that empower you, that help you believe in your magic and aid them to believe in their own exceptional power and their incredible magic too. Women that believe in each other can survive anything. Women who believe in each other create armies that will win kingdoms and wars.” — Nikita Gill
  • One 50 minutes one-to-one powerful onboarding coaching session
  • Life-time access to the tools and materials used in the program
  • Life-time access to different guided meditations
  • Life-time access to our “Courageous Woman” community
  • 10% discount to any next program you register
  • 10% discount if you bring a friend/colleague
“The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble.” — Serena Williams
Who is your Leadership Coach?
Carmen Manea is a courageous, curious and determined woman. She is a certified Co-Active Institute & International Coach Federation leadership coach, a Cultivating Emotional Balance & Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher and has 15+ years business experience in companies as Coca-Cola and LEGO Group.
She is specialized in the areas of authentic leadership, women in leadership, diversity & inclusion, impostor syndrome & inner critic, stress management, coaching presence, mindfulness, emotional intelligence, emotional balance and self-compassion. Since 2015 she has been coaching coaches and leaders from more than 35 countries, on five continents.
Carmen’s strengths are courage and curiosity, active listening and communication, empathy, the ability to create safe and trusting relationships, multicultural understanding, loving-kindness, compassion, determination and resilience
She is very curious, sensitive yet strong, loves nature, people and cultures. She can be very active (running marathons, hiking in the mountains, diving and practicing yoga) and very still (meditating, reading, making jigsaw puzzles and reflecting).
“No matter what you look like or think you look like, you’re special and loved and perfect just the way you are.” — Ariel Winter
What other courageous women say about working with Carmen:
Helene Badini Community Mobilization Adviser, UNAIDS, Dakar, Senegal
I had the opportunity to benefit from Carmen’s coaching and it was amazing to have her as my coach. With her professionalism, combined with her patience, kindness and simplicity, she supported me to reach my goal. I really feel better and happy to continue my work while taking care of myself and others. I learned a lot with her, especially how to say No and not feel guilty, how to balance the work and the personal life. I wish that other colleagues and friends in need of coaching will get a chance to benefit from her experience. Thank you, Carmen, for the great experience.
Sarah Manion Health Coach, UK
Carmen has been my coach for the last 6 months or so and it has been a wonderful experience. I felt comfortable talking to Carmen from the outset and she skillfully challenged me while remaining compassionate and supportive. Carmen has helped me recognise and utilise my strengths and values and I have grown in confidence throughout the time we have been working together. I am now more connected with myself and what is important to me and I have learnt many techniques to support me in making decisions and discovering the possibilities open to me in my life. I would definitely recommend Carmen as a coach.
Malo Staschau Teacher, Germany & Denmark
For the past 6 months I have had coaching sessions with Carmen. It has been a great experience and I have learned so much about myself, my values and goals in life. I quickly felt comfortable talking to Carmen and she is a very patient, caring and professional coach. I look into the future with confidence knowing I have possibilities to make new choices and changes in my everyday life.I would not hesitate to recommend Carmen as a coach to anyone who is open for a new perspective of life.
Sherry-Lynne Kirschner Teacher, Canada
I have been fortunate to have Carmen as my coach from November 2016 to the present. She is a very kind and sensitive teacher who is able to use her education, skills and diverse background experience to establish and maintain a trusting relationship in an authentic way. As I proceeded through our sessions together, I noticed how she has an intuitive sense of when to inspire growth and forward movement and when to hold space and offer more of a supportive role. She not only provided and taught me a plethora of useful techniques but also was able to enrich and deepen strategies that have proven successful for me in the past. I was constantly amazed at her ability to not only navigate but also shift my emotional storms, always with the upmost grace and presence. I highly recommend working with Carmen. She is truly a gift!
Marcela Izaguirre Innovation Consultant, Mexico
It was quite an adventure what I have experienced during my coaching session with Carmen. She listened to me truly and helped me to clarify my thoughts in order to identify by myself what the core really is. Her support and kind yet objective coaching was a tremendous help and had a meaningful impact in my mind. By working together, I managed to set up a strong foundation of what it is to live a life that for me is meaningful and worth living, and I am very grateful to her for that.
Sydney Park Project Manager, Denmark
Carmen is a gentle, caring and very competent coach. She is not deciding what I should do, but keep leading me to find my own path by my own, through her techniques in dialogues, professional coaching tools from her educations and her endless dedication on being a coach. Thanks to her coaching, I am much more confident on myself and I realize that it is me who shapes my life and how to live it; happy or miserable. And I am striving consciously for creating my own happiness in every moment. I highly recommend Carmen as your coach!
“All great achievements require time.” — Maya Angelou
Time, place and registration:
  • Dates: fortnightly, on Tuesdays:
    • Opening Sessions (1+2) – Sep 29, 2.30-5.30pm CET (2x 90min)
    • Sessions 3-12 – Oct 13, Oct 27, Nov 10, Nov 24, Dec 8, Dec 22, Jan 5, Jan 19, Feb 2, Feb 16, 4.00-5.30pm CET (90min each)
  • Place: online live, via Zoom
  • Group size: max 20 participants
  • Early Bird: Sign up and pay latest one month before the course starts and get a reduced price
  • Registration: Sign up and pay latest one week before the course starts
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” — Anais Nin
The Courageous Woman Program tailored for you:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” — Marianne Williamson
Start your transformation! Be courageous and join us!
The registration for this cohort (starting on 29 Sep 2020) is closed.

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    “Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.” — Byron Katie

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