I am a recovering Good Girl Perfectionist Achiever.
I say “recovering,” because just when I think my inner Good Girl isn’t dictating my life anymore, a life situation will challenge me – and I’ll realize that a good girl myth or archetype or belief is still at the core.
For the past 7 years, I’ve been studying, teaching, and mentoring on the Good Girl, and what I know is that even super successful, have it together, badass leaders still get affected. The fact is, the Good Girl is engrained in our culture. It’s part of the patriarchy. And it’s part of a story that connects as a sisterhood. That’s why I love teaching women about the Good Girl – because we need to learn how to work with her instead of against her.
And the best way I know to manifest this shift is through my retreat.
This experience is unlike anything out there. It’s not “girls gone wild in Mexico.” It’s not just a relaxing vacation (you can do that on your own). This is different. Over the past six years, I have carefully crafted this Getaway to become the exact trip I wanted to attend myself.
I remember when I first dreamt it up: I had been working long days and nights, trying to build a business and struggling to do it alone. I realized that I felt disconnected from myself. I was tired. I had allowed myself, for the sake of “networking and business growth,” to attend every seminar and workshop I could find. Even though I always got a lot out of them, the long days in bland conference rooms under florescent lights left me exhausted – and I never felt like I had enough time to absorb the material. I thought, what kind of experience do I really want and need? And why can’t I find it?
That’s when I decided to create an retreat of my own – something with the perfect mix of transformational, experiential growth sessions with a sacred space for women to deeply connect with themselves and lift each other up. I wanted to help and attract women who were used to handling everything, so they could truly relax and receive the pampering they deserved. I realized that for many of the women I worked with, opening up to fully receive was not only difficult, but it was blocking their sense of fulfillment. I knew that degree of self-care would up-level our feelings of worth, success and abundance.
For the first two years, I was blessed to run the Bye Bye Good Girl Getaway with my soul sister, Christina Dunbar. The transformation, the connection and the FUN was more than I could have possibly imagined – and even when Christina decided to pursue her own passion path, I knew that I had to continue offering this retreat.
This is my soul work. My gift to making the world better. My mission is to help women honor themselves, step into their power and become the leaders of their own lives – without guilt or apology. But here’s what I really love about the Bye Bye Good Getaway: it’s truly the most fun I have all year. And I want you to come with me, to experience it all – part tropical vacation, part sisterhood circle, and part soul retreat.
If you feel the ocean calling to your heart, you owe it to yourself to chat with me about the possibility – and in a few months, you could be sitting on the golden sands of Mexico in a sacred circle of women, toasting the sunset.
We’re waiting for YOU!