Saundra’s Story

Hello, I’m Saundra Gilliard!

Personal Transformation Leader & Narrative Coach

I grew up in a family of strong, independent women. Some of my earliest memories were sitting at the kitchen table listening to my mother and my aunts talk. From an early age, I was raised with the mindset of “you need a good education and a good job, so you don’t have to depend on anyone but yourself.”

I took those instructions to heart. I went to college and eventually found myself on a corporate path. My first job was working for a fabulous woman who worked her way up from a secretary to a Vice President during a time when women were just entering into corporations. She was as tough as nails but she became a great mentor and taught me how to climb the corporate ladder.

The one lesson I’ll never forget, is how dissapointed she would get when showed my feminine side. I learned then, that in order for me to be successful at work, I’d have to switch my femininity offI couldn't be a woman – I had to act like a man.

I compromised my feelings so I wouldn’t appear too emotional
I silenced my voice so I wouldn’t come across as too opinionated

I had to put my dreams on the backburner to prove my commitment to my career.

One day, I looked in the mirror and realized I couldn’t do it anymore. I couldn’t keep playing by their rules and making sacrifices that minimized who I was.

It was time to change the game and set myself FREE!
So, I walked away from that six-figure job. I spent the next several years deconstructing the masculine definition of “success” and healing the damage I had done to myself.

That’s why I’m dedicated to helping women like you – women who are caught in that tension of being themselves in a man’s world. I was once in your shoes. I’ve done the hard work. Now, I am here to let you know there is another way
As women we must shift the narrative of success by re-writing the stories of who we are. I can guide you in reclaiming your feminine essence and bringing it in balance with the masculine energy. 
By collectively re-framing the narrative and re-writing our own stories, we can breakdown systemic barriers. Together we can break through the limiting beliefs  society has trapped us with. Beliefs that keep us stuck in the old paradigms, perspectives and patterns that we’ve been socialized to live by. 

Take the first steps to:
  • Rediscover how to embrace your feminine nature in every aspect of your life.
  • Reclaim your ability to express your opinions and have your voice be heard.
  • Recommit to demonstrating respect, love and reverence for yourself and for all women.
  • Regain the ability to harness your divine feminine power and ignite positive social change.
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