Tuesday, October 19, 2021

LPL Visibility Circle


You have an amazing message to share with the world, right? 

But does it seem like the world is listening? 

You're pretty sure you know you have what it takes, right? 

You've done the inner work AND the outer work on yourself and your business, haven't you? 

You believe in your talent and your ability to be a light worker and shine your beautiful light. And have you noticed that when you get with the right clients that it's like a symphony?

The Problem is: you need greater reach.

You don't need more coaching,

You need a platform to get your message out there

Click Here to learn more about the outstanding LPL Visibility Circle

Wednesday, September 29, 2021




If you are reading this, chances are you are a woman in business who feels as though the work she does is her calling. It's more than just a job, more than just a paycheck, it is a passion. This is  a true gift, and here's why: Many people ended up doing the job they do, day in and day out, by default. They are on the hamster wheel of life getting up in the morning taking care of home things, going to work reacting to work stressors, then back home in the evening to get ready to do it all over again. 

For those of you who decided not to live your life by default, you may have discovered that you have a special talent. You have something that you are particularly good at that lends itself to your passion. You have built your life or are building your life around that ideal.

Those of you who identify with this living and working your passion or heading in that direction in your lives, then you are the definition of a BEACON. You are in a special position in life to shine your light brightly to support other beacons helping them shine brighter while you shine brighter as well.

Knowing you are a beacon, that you have a life's mission is an exciting and humbling realization. 

What kind of BEACON are you and what tools will transform you to the next level?

Take the quiz to find out!

Friday, September 3, 2021

Enter to win a free ticket to the upcoming LPL Summit: Grow Smarter- Be The Beacon

 Let's kick off this fabulous Friday with: 

**Grow Smarter Selfie Contest **

Where you can win a FREE spot at Grow Smarter - Be The Beacon LPL Fall Summit!

Here's how to enter:
1: Grab your copy of the Grow Smarter hardcover book
2: Snap a selfie with the Grow Smarter hardcover book
3: Use the hashtag #growsmarternotharder
4: Share to Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn
5: Be sure to share your affiliate link too, just in case someone wants to grab their copy of the hardcover!

More contest details:
• Selfies must be with the hardcover copy to be entered to win
• Contest starts today and ends on Aug 6th
• Winner will be drawn and announced
👉 Still need to order your copy of the new hardcover version of Grow Smarter?


Friday, June 25, 2021

Ramblings from the Chrysalis: What if you could live your optimal life?


The other day I had a little bit of a quandary. I got into office was changing into my scrubs and realized that my last pair of scrub bottoms, the draw string had receded back into the waistband of the pants. This was not a problem I had ever experienced before: New problem right?

I changed back into my sweats and then engaged in mental gymnastics that would have made Einstein be impressed, as to how I was going to get the string back out. I tried quite a few ways to make it work none were successful.

Now for those of you who are reading this who are seamstresses you know the answer to this quandary, but for me, forever the tomboy, the little girl who had always rebelled against anything to do with sewing or any such,  truly believe me I had no idea whatsoever.

After trying a few failed attempts, I finally decided that I was going to have to get a pair of scissors, rip off the waistband and find the errant end. My plan was cut short by a simple conversation with Sandy. For those of you who don't know, Sandy is my right hand, my port in a storm, the reason I can do so much, because without her support and Manifesting Generator energy I would be one lost super projector.

Sandy is, among a million other things, a talented seamstress. She makes and sells cute bags, purses, pocketbooks etc., and we affectionately call her the bag lady. Why she was not my first go to is beyond me because I know that living my optimal life means living the grow smarter pillars and pillar #5 is applications: that includes resources, apps and expert support.

So back to my story, I finally remembered to lean into the expert support that I had at my disposal. Sandy took the pants and then she did the one thing that I never imagined, and I almost screamed at her as she did it. It was so counter to everything I was  thinking, my first thought when she did this was: OMG she has just mad a bad situation worse. What did she do, what did she do... I know you are on the edge of your chair waiting to find out...

She pulled the entire string out of the waistband. Now the waistband had no string. In my opinion this was the worst possible outcome, I was starting to sweat with the stress of this situation. Then she did something else that completely blew my mind, she attached a paperclip ( we are in a business office you use what you have right?) to one end and easily restrung the waist band. It took her less than a minute to fix something that I had been ruminating over by myself for 20 full  minutes, she did it quickly and easily without even giving it any thought and her method was so simple and way beyond anything that I had been able to think up on my own.

What are you hearing from my story today?

What is here for you? I learned only 100 lessons that day that had to do with: how I every day just make my life 1MILLION times harder than it needs to be. 

What is this telling you? What lesson do you think we should all be drawing from this about Growing Smarter? (Its not taking up sewing as a hobby LOL!)

Share below and then also do join me at 11:30 am EST every Friday over in the Ladies Power Lunch Facebook Group for LPL coffee break where we will have an even more deep and meaningful discussions about how we can indeed live our optimal lives by growing smarter, instead of working harder and putting in even more effort.

Here's the link to a recent discussion that we had about my pants debacle!



Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Ramblings from the chrysalis: Thanks for being here

 I want to take a moment to say thanks for being here.

For the past 8 years Ladies' Power Lunch (LPL) has been a safe space for collaboration, cooperation and networking for source centered entrepreneurs, heart led women in small business and female corporate leaders who know there is a different and better way.

Through the power of collaboration and with the backing of the collective, our mission for the NEXT eight years is CLEAR! We have to spread the message of working together and working smarter, to build strong solid businesses that we are passionate about, businesses that through their ripple effects make the world better, one client at a time, one product at a time, one program at a time.

As we support each other and grow our businesses with ease and grace, LPL's new and ongoing mission is to support women leaders, as we build effortless abundance where it can do the most good and provide the most benefits throughout our communities  - and may I go so far as to say the world?

It's a pretty grand mission, and I am just one little girl in central Connecticut, but what I am certain of is that together we can achieve this easily. I mean, who would have thought 8 years ago in a Ruby Tuesday on Rt. 6 that we would have grown a movement that's now dare I say international? So here's my question, my request, my exhortation: Are you interested in supporting our next LPL mission? 

You are invited to be on the inside track of what's coming next. If this feels exciting for you as it does for me, then will you reach out? The best and easiest way is to send me a PM on Facebook messenger. 


Thursday, June 10, 2021

Ramblings from the chrysalis: Mastering your money mindset

 In my honest opinion, life is all about evolution and all about just growing and changing. Learning new things, failing, learning, succeeding learning, having experiences, learning... You get the point right? Did I mention learning?

One of my favorite things about our LPL group is diversity. There are women, and a few source led men. There are older entrepreneurs, retirees, people just starting out, veterans in the work world, corporate leaders, people thinking about making the jump from corporate. All sorts of perspectives, orientations, races, classes, colors and creeds. My favorite thing is that we are all here and we are all committed to working together because we get it. We understand that for this life to truly deliver its best promises, moving ahead on our own steam will only take us so far, we get it that the richness of the diversity that is available within the collective that is LPL can serve as the most amazing catalyst for life, for evolution and for learning.

All this comes to mind as I look at our newest series that we are recording for the LPL podcast. This series is called Mastering Your Money Mindset. It's interesting to look at the diversity of presenters, perspectives and approaches to implementation. All valid, all ways that we can learn and grow and never one size fits all. If there is anything I have learned in over 2 decades working in health care, it is that there is no such thing as a magic bullet. I know I'm mixing my metaphors here but if you know me, you know that I do that all the time and you are not at all put off. 

Here's the bottom line: In this limited LPL podcast series there is something here for everyone to learn from. From our first conversation with Janet Johnson a money mindset coach; to our step by step formula outlined by expert and sought after money mindset speaker Laura West;  to the introspective quiz administered by sacred money archetype coach, Heather Esposito; to the conversations with Financial Advisor Jackie Baldwin and Master CPA and business coach Deborah Daniel that focused on actually looking at our money and the possibility of letting go of fear and planning for an abundant retirement; to the outstanding money mindset healing sessions shared with us by Veronica Wirth and Naomi Rafalowicz; and lets not forget how much fun we had chatting about MONEY of all things with Celeste Hartwell, Angel Johnstone, Barb Prichard, Typhanie Alexander and all the way from New Zealand: Natalie Sisson.

If you would like to checkout this LPL podcast series as each episode is released weekly, download and subscribe to the Ladies' Power Lunch Podcast. Go to podcast.ladiespowerlunch.com  While you are over there, will you leave us a glowing 5 star review as well on the podcast app of your choice? This helps other like minded source centered entrepreneurs to find our podcast and our community. 

One more thing: Are you already a member of our Ladies' Power Lunch community? If you think you are but aren't sure, or if you want to be, no worries. Just fill in the contact form below, then click here to join our active and intentionally supportive online community. We are excited to welcome you as part of our community of source centered entrepreneurs.

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Monday, April 26, 2021

I can make money as a podcast guest? But how?

On our most recent episode of the Ladies' Power Lunch Show, Ladies' Power Lunch Free Gift Friday, our topic was: How to grow our businesses and actually make money as a podcast guest.

Here's the link to watch along: Click To Watch The LPL Show

We always have outstanding guests on the show and this was no different. Kami Guildner believes women’s voices matter. She is a connector. A storyteller and a business coach for women. (https://www.kamiguildner.com/ is her website in case you want to reach out to her, especially after checking out the outstanding knowledge she shared on the LPL Show!)

Kami’s entrepreneurial journey was sparked by the breath of a horse over a decade ago. This magical epiphany moment led Kami to discover her purpose of leading changemaker women to give voice to their most important messages and create a ripple effect of worldly impact.

Kami weaves soulful-inspiration into mindful business strategies, helping her clients succeed in business. With decades of leadership, marketing, strategic planning and business growth expertise, Kami guides her clients to master their marketing, money and mindset. Kami’s soulful spirit leads her clients to unleash their magical manifestation powers and live out loud fueled with vitality and courage.

She is the founder of Extraordinary Women Radio™ – a podcast featuring wildly successful women making an impact on the world. Named Best Business Podcast in the 2018 People’s Choice Awards, Kami has featured guests such as SARK, Zainab Salbi, Beth Comstock and Lissa Rankin. Kami is the author of Firedancer: Your Spiral Journey to a Life of Passion and Purpose.

Kami was named to the 2020 Twenty-Five Most Powerful Women in Business List by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce.

I asked Kami to, in her own words, outline what she planned to teach on this episode of the show and here's what she said:

"Here's what we're going to cover in this powerful hour:

  • #RaiseUP Your Voice, Visibility and Prosperity with Podcast Guesting
  • Why Guest Podcasting is the Number One Way You Can Grow Your Business Now!
  • Come find out why guest podcasting is the number one thing you can do to grow your business! Bottomline!
  • Podcasts can help you #RaiseUP your thought leadership authority, build brand awareness and even more importantly increase your Know, LOVE and trust factor with your ideal clients.
  • Podcasting is the number one strategy to grow you business in a pandemic and beyond. With the increased podcast listenership, there is not an easier to get your message in front of thousands of your ideal clients.
  • You have a message to get out into the world; an impact to make! I will teach you how to:

-Be an extraordinary podcast host that gets you invited on even more podcasts – because you’re such an extraordinary interviewee!

-Deliver your most powerful stories and messages to create more leads, more revenue and grow your communities of impact!

-Build a Know, LOVE and Trust factor that has your audiences wanting more of you and your magic!

-Learn how you can really #RaiseUP the number of podcasts you are on!

-Discover the expansion of your own community by choosing the right podcasts!

-Turn this magic into money coming through your door!"

All this and more on this episode!

Do watch like and subscribe. The Ladies' Power Lunch Show features many types of interviews, from inspirational to educational and all geared at helping us to all live our optimal entrepreneurial lives, in all areas of life. This episode is an educational interview!

And... by the way when you listen in you will meet me too. Hi! I'm Dr. Davia Shepherd, Host of the LPL show and CHO of Ladies' Power Lunch - A free movement for women entrepreneurs.

One of my favorite mentors Dr. Deepak Chopra says: "When women get together great things happen." Another of my favorite mentors, Fabienne Fredrickson, says that networking is the number one way to grow our businesses! Our mission at LPL is simple: We have families. We run our businesses and we INTENTIONALLY support each other! Ladies Power Lunch is a movement of high achieving business women in who come together with the intention of growing our businesses by helping each other grow our businesses. Our intention is to use the considerable resources and talents within our outstanding group to help each and every member take her business to the next level - While looking and feeling GREAT, being HEALTHY and having lots of FUN in the process!

I'd love to invite you to NETWORK WITH US ONLINE:- Join us for networking, business building and personal development workshops! Join in on the LPL SHOW! Join our community: In our active and supportive Facebook community every single day! Join our retreats and summits as well!

Would you like to know more? Want to participate with LPL at the next level? Start with the visibility survey! Click through and then hop on my schedule for a chat about how to explode your impact and income with the power of the collective!!!