WomenEsteem Community

 

Începând cu 2019, Comunitatea Womenesteem International lansează programul ”7 Teme” sau ”7 Thymes” dedicat atât femeilor care activează în mediul de afaceri, cât și bărbaților care le susțin în procesul lor de creștere personală și profesională.

”7 Teme” a apărut în urma sistetizării conceptului de viață și s-a materializat sub forma unei rime simple în limba engleză: ”Eat! Play! Grow! Stay! Love! Move! Anyway!©”. Este de fapt, un ciclu de 7 întâlniri ale Comunității Womenesteem International, fiecare întâlnire având la bază una dintre cele 7 teme de mai sus. Mergând în detaliu, programul va arăta astfel:

  1. ”Eat!” este seara dedicată modului în care alegem să ne hrănim, plecând de la programele mentale care provin din educație și ajungând până la explicații și instalare de noi obiceiuri care să ne permită să mâncăm ceea ce este benefic pentru corpul și metabolismul nostru. Prima întâlnire pe această temă, ”Mănâncă ceea ce corpul tău iubește!” va avea loc pe data de 10 ianuarie, la OK Center România.
  2. ”Play!” este întâlnirea în care ne vom aminti că jocul este parte esențială a vieții, este acea activitate care ne stimulează creativitatea, curiozitatea și oricât de maturi, ocupați sau precupați am fi, un joc, sub orice formă, ne readuce la starea pură de copil și ne alimentează cu un alt soi de energie decât mâncarea. Jocul face viața mai frumoasă, mai colorată și mai interesantă. Nu degeaba, relațiile de dragoste sau de prietenie încep prin joacă, fie ea sub formă de glumă, de flirt sau de activitate concretă. Aici ne vom ”juca” cu invitați care vin din lumea de teatru, dans, muzică sau pur și simplu cu activități care să ne stimuleze creativitatea și spiritul ludic. În data de 24 ianuarie, vom avea plăcerea să experimentăm această dimensiune a fiecăruia dintre noi. Detaliile organizatorice vor fi publicate în zilele următoare.
  3. ”Grow!” este nu doar un îndemn, ci și o activitate în sine care necesită prioritizare în calendarul omului extrem de ocupat din ziua de astăzi. Suntem supuși unui proces continuu de creștere până în ultimul moment al acestei vieți, fie că suntem conștienți de asta sau nu. De aceea, ne propunem să creștem conștient și să alimentăm această seară cu teme profesionale care să ne dea o nouă perspectivă asupra modului în care ne raportăm la profesia pe care ne-am ales-o. Vom vorbi despre teme de business și coaching cu experți în domeniu gata să creeze cadrul necesar unui nou tip de învățare și dezvoltare profesională. 7 februarie este ziua norocoasă dedicată acestei teme.
  4. ”Stay!” este despre așezare. Așezarea în mijlocul a ceea ce suntem ca ființă. Cunosc multe persoane ”de succes” care au tot ceea ce își doresc în viața aceasta materială, dar care la o discuție mai profundă ajung să spună că parcă le lipsește ”ceva”. Trăim într-o eră a vitezei, facem multe lucruri în același timp și totuși parcă timpul nu ne mai ajunge pentru tot ceea ce avem de făcut. Iar într-un astfel de context, nu este ușor să te oprești puțin și să asculți. Să TE asculți! Căci tu, chiar dacă ești conștient sau nu, ești o ”muzică”, ai un sunet interior care îți vorbește constant. Însă dacă nu te oprești să îl asculți periodic, pierzi ceva din tine. Și poate de acolo vine acel ”parcă îmi lipsește ceva”. De fond, îți lipsești TU, dar nu știi pentru că nu te întâlnești cu tine decât noaptea în pat, când pici într-un somn profund pentru a-ți încărca bateriile și a o lua a doua zi de la capăt. ”Stay!” este seara noastră de meditație, de oprire și ascultare, iar pe 21 februarie vom experimenta pentru prima dată o astfel de seară în cadrul comunității noastre.
  5. ”Love!” este despre iubire. Iubirea față de familie, față de un partener, față de un animal de companie, față de o floare de apartament, față de o activitate transformată în pasiune, față de sine sau de univers. În cadrul acestei teme, vom aborda iubirea în forme cât mai variate, pentru că, în final, suntem iubire, nu? 😊 Începem cu prima întâlnire dedicată acestui subiect pe 7 martie, chiar înainte de ”Ziua internațională a femeii” 😉
  6. Move!” este despre mișcare și în acestă perioadă, după sărbătorile de iarnă, a devenit și un imperativ! 😊 Însă seara noastră nu va fi dedicată activităților la sală, ci acelora în aer liber. Călătoriile, plimbările la pas prin parc, printr-o pădure sau traseele de munte, îmbogățesc sufletul. Tindem să le lăsăm pe toate pentru ”când vom avea timp”, însă sufletul nostru călător prin viață strigă continuu după ele. De aceea, ne-am gândit ca începând cu 4 aprilie, să vă alimentăm imaginația cu călătorii și activități care să stimuleze ieșirea din zona de confort și experimentarea mai des a unor stări sublime pe care doar însușirea statutului de călător, chiar și pentru o oră, o poate oferi ființei.
  7. ”Anyway!” este despre orice. Va fi seara ”surpriză” în care vă vom provoca spontaneitatea și deschiderea la nou. Poate fi cea mai interesantă seară a acestui ciclu de ”7 Teme”, dacă sunteți deschiși să participați la o seară ”fără detalii” anunțate în prealabil. 18 aprilie va fi întâlnirea ”Anyway!” 😉

După finalizarea primul ciclu de ”7 teme”, vom începe un nou ciclu, la finalul lunii aprilie. Sunt 7 zile dedicate propriei ființe invitate să se bucure de noi activități întorcându-se către conștiința de sine. Este, de fapt, conceptul unei săptămâni extinse pe parcusul a trei luni și totuși condensată în aproximativ 21 ore – mai puțin de 1 zi din viața fiecăruia! Nu este oare ”timpul relativ”? 😊

Toate întâlnirile vor avea loc la OK Center România, iar investiția personală pentru fiecare întâlnire este de 77 lei. Pentru cei care aleg să achite tot pachetul ”7 teme” echivalent celor 7 întâlniri, oferim un discount de 7%. Să ne bucurăm de ”legea lui 7”!  😊 

 

When you learn that change is the only way forward, you feel when you have to readjust your path. That’s why, starting today, September 11th, our community will address not only to business women, but mostly to “spiritual business women”. We have started our meetings on 9th of November 2017 aiming to gather together all the business women willing to support each other in their career. Our workshops were always a mix between business topics and simple human oriented practices that people may call “spiritual” because they are targeting a more profound part of the attendees, quite difficult to be included in the neutral business area. I have chosen this model, based on my profound believe and practice from my professional life, which defines the human being as thecenter of any business.    

The concept it’s not new, and you may find it in different companies. The reality shows that it’s a nice concept, good to be stated in companies’ “Values”, but when it comes to measuring the profit, the first cuts are affecting directly the human being – that “most valuable resource”, as we use to call it. And living in that environment each and every day, trying to “save some money” and increase the profitability, you may forget to measure your own level of “human behavior” and you may feel like losing yourself. But you are not. You are just changing your priorities.

During the last months, the majority of the ladies attending WomenEsteem International community workshops, mostly appreciated the profound connection with their own feelings in a business situation. We got there with our eyes closed, using imagination, relaxation and reaching a higher level of presence in Here and Now. These are not a custom in a business environment, even if they are clearing our minds and connects us with our true nature. One day, after closing a meeting, someone told me I am doing a great “spiritual work” in my workshops, although I have never considered my methods as being spiritual, but rather “human centered”.

Hence, for the sake of aligning to this general understanding, we will call them “spiritual”, and we will open our doors widely to “spiritual women” connected to a business, their own or just working for a company, willing to approach their professional life inside out. 

If you think you are ready for a new perspective, you can become a member of WomenEsteem International Community here.

 

I met Laura in the first “albergue” on the Portuguese Way of Saint James. She lives in in the United States of America, in California, but her origin is Mexican. The way she lived her life makes her a model for WomenEsteem International community and you are just one step away to discover why.

She had her first child when she was 18 and she got pregnant during College. 26 years ago, the US rules were against pregnant women in College and she had to fight the system to complete the last three months of her studies. She succeeded and two years after having her first child, she started studying to become an Ambulance paramedic. Four years later she enrolled into the firefighters school and she was the only women out of the four enrolled who graduated the program.

 

 

The current precent of firefighter women in US is 3%, hence why her job makes Laura a model for the women we are promoting in our community.

She is involved in a special program launched by the “The California Firefighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee” (Cal-JAC) and dedicated to promote the firefighter career among young women and recruit the ones who have what it takes to be a Hero. Because that’s how the firefighters are seen, and for sure they are the Heroes of our modern days! And when you add a woman in this combination, the message is even more powerful. By nature, the women have the power of creation, of giving birth, and saving other people’s live as a medic or firefighter, makes them even stronger and special.

 

 

For our Community, Laura is a true model because she managed to put together her personal life raising up two beautiful boys, Antonio 27 years old and Alfonso 21 years old, being a single mom, fighting the US system while she was pregnant, building up her career as a firefighter, being a daughter and becoming a wife. She is a great mix of all these aspects of her own Self, however she is more than that in the same time. She is a woman walking her own path and discovering new dimensions of herself, aspects she always had but they were quite for 47 years. 

Laura became an important part of my life. I’m watching her walking everyday, getting still (she is such an active person), paying attention to all the details outside and inside her own being, and just be… Here and Now! And she reminds me of myself, of my own journey in understanding my own light and my shadows. But the most important part is that she challenges me everyday to look and think from so many perspectives at certain things to be able to answer her questions. And that’s what I call mutual growth support, the most powerful skill women have!

 

So, Thank you, Laura, for stepping into my life so unexpectedly and walking side by side one of the most important journeys of our lives. We both think everyone should do the Camino and as Laura said today: “What’s one month? It’s not even a paragraph in the book of your life!”

 

 

 

WomenEsteem International Community is one of the projects close to my Soul. I have started this community, WomenEsteem, locally in Bucharest, Romania in November 2017, however in my head this idea it’s bigger than what I had the chance to manifest during the last 7 months. The intention came out as a direct result of my professional experience in international business environments where women are always proving to be strong, determinate and extremely reliable, but most of all, they have this talent of being managers by nature.  However, the path of a women in business it’s not easy at all. That’s why, usually women tend to lose their native strengths by copying men’s behavior to be able to succeed. I used to do that unconsciously as well, and I didn’t get it right away. After some years, I understood I was losing myself on the way and decide to change the direction. It takes time, but it’s good for the Soul, trust me. 😉

Going further, there is another aspect, more profound I would say, that unleashed my inner voice and made me start doing concrete things for women in business. And that’s called competitivity and “killing mode” women activate against each other when having similar career objectives or when they sense another strong woman around, that could prove herself more suitable for a certain responsibility. Even if I can understand the psychological reasons or the genetical information heritage, I am not willing to “close the eye” and not trying to transform it. I used to build teams and create the needed professional environment to cultivate the natural caring spirit women have and it worked out very well. So, if it can be done at a lower scale, why not at a higher scale as well?!

That’s why I choose to dedicate my journey on the Way of Saint James (the Portuguese part) this year to women around the world that know they are able to do anything they wish to accomplish, but most of all, to raise the awareness that women together are stronger than anything else. The feminine energy is actually the creation energy and the energy of the subconscious. I’m sure we all have seen what 3 open hearted women can create in a personal or professional life. Whether they are friends or just open business women choosing to achieve their goals together, the results are astonishing when they are creating and working together. Now, try to imagine for 30 seconds and extrapolate that power of creation to 3.5 billion women around the globe! Wouldn’t be that something you wish to move towards at?! 😊

That’s a big dream, I know, but as Walt Disney used to say “If you can dream it, you can do it!”. Not overnight, of course. That’s why, WomenEsteem International Community’s campaign on the Way of Saint James stays under “One step at a time” motto.

5 years ago, I walked the Way of Saint James the so-called French part, and during the first day I had this profound understanding that to reach Santiago de Compostela, I just need to focus on each step, not on the destination. And that made my journey extremely insightful and amazing. 

So, ladies, WomenEsteem International Community calls for you to join this dream, to grow not only this community at international level, but the spirit SHE (as she’s a lady as all of us 😊) has and SHE desires so much to expand. “One step at the time” according to the “Camino’s spirit” we will manifest in the real-life Women’s Leadership as a blessing for this world, not as a competition with men.

To follow our journey and to join our community, please follow us on Facebook, Instagram and on our website for new thoughts directly from the Way of Saint James.

Being a successful woman in a world of men, it’s not easy at all. To survive and to be noticed, women tend to become men by losing their true nature. They often understand they need to adapt their behavior to the one men are used to answer too, especially in professional environments. Despite the continuous effort of transformation, men are not treating women in professional environments as their equals. Two months back we all have witnessed the declaration of the Polish Member of the European Parliament Janusz Korwin-Mikke that “women must earn less because they are weaker, they are smaller, they are less intelligent. They must earn less. That is all.” He got suspended for his attitude, but his behavior is a spoken prove of how some men are seeing women, even if they are not saying it loudly.

So, the main question is “how women can position themselves in this world full of prejudice about their skills and capabilities?”.

In October 2016, I went to a two days’ event held by Dalai Lama in Milan. He has also spoken about the difference between women and men. And I remember he said that if we look back in history, we can easily see the work done by men: two world wars and so many other genocides at national or international level that are still happening. All these sad moments are based on huge egos that men manifest more natural than women. A month back, Dalai Lama published this post on his official Facebook page: “Peace is not brought about through conflict, but through compassion—creating peace of mind within ourselves. We all need compassion and women can take a lead role in encouraging others to let it flower within them. My own first teacher of kindness and compassion was my mother.”

So, women’s true nature is kindness and compassion and we should not try to change it. To be leaders in our area of life and career, we should not put all our efforts to learn to behave like a man. We should just try to be natural and take the lead towards a new world, based on authenticity. The key, is not a battle between men and women, is not for sure a competition or a classification based on gender (who’s weak and who’s strong?).

The key is to educate ourselves to mix both strengths and to eliminate the prejudice on women.
But how can we do this?
Well, I think we can achieve this by taking some time to deeply understand, internalize and act upon the following aspects:

  1. Women and men are both human beings with the same potential of doing anything they want with their lives, whether they are using it or not.
  2. Women and men are complementary. Love relationships are proving it, so why not professional relationship can follow the same model?
  3. Both, men and women have been given the “free will”, so both can choose to be good or bad in life, to make peace or war, to be kind or rude, to be balanced or extreme.

So, if we deeply understand these three things, and decide to guide our next steps based on them, we can for sure change the perception of women and men in professional environments. The choice is only in our hands!

Delta Guide is offering the tools for you to reach your goals by building a community for professional women. The new thing is that we are welcoming men supporting women in professional environments. Our aim is to have a continuous exchange between women and men, to learn together and to support each other’s growth. Like in personal relationships… it’s more difficult to experience romantic love without a man or a woman aside. Hence, we are choosing a simple and easier way of learning and developing ourselves in a mixed professional environment.

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