When I think back to where I was a year ago, it’s crazy that I was only toying with the idea of applying for Elevate. I had a fuzzy idea of what my “best life” would look like, but I could tell I was getting in my own way.
I had dipped my toe into the world of Stratejoy through other groups, like Holiday Council. and I was already noticing how much those programs were empowering change in my life with only limited interaction with Molly. I guessed that a whole year with her would stimulate all kinds of amazingness… and IT HAS.
I committed to Elevate because I knew I needed support in making big changes in my life. As I got to know everyone, I was inspired and comforted by the thought that I was truly not “in this alone.” And as the year progressed, my relationship with Molly and the support from the other women made all the difference. I’ve felt so much unconditional love throughout this experience.
How has my life changed? In every single way possible because of who I’ve met, the work I’ve done, the support I’ve had, and the mirror I’ve been holding up to my soul.
I committed to Elevate because I was teetering precariously on the edge of so many things: confidence in my new mamahood, finally making the leap into entrepreneurship, cultivating a positive self-image post-pregnancy, redefining the relationship with my husband with a child in the mix, recognizing and battling with post-partum depression. I was feeling incredibly lost and overwhelmed, and I needed a serious kick in the ass to help me start really LIVING my life again.
Elevate Mastermind has brought me back to my centre.
Elevate has been the dose of love, strength and accountability I desperately needed after a difficult marriage and a hard divorce. I had lost myself entirely to others’ expectations and had also lost all sense of myself.
I can honestly say that Elevate has been the most incredibly challenging, but crazy rewarding, thing I have done. Having Molly right beside me for every (shaky, scary, brave) step has helped me tackle each high and low this year with confidence and a fierce heart.
I believe that investing in myself is a non-negotiable. Elevate didn’t change my life, it changed how I go about life. I don’t seek perfection but instead embrace the messy, the beautiful and the unknown with gratitude. I take time to pause, reflect and set intention.
This past year, I was fortunate to have connected with Molly, an amazing coach, friend and mentor and a fabulous group of kick-ass life long friends who provided mutual support, celebration and connection.
The most impactful piece of my year has been Molly. Without her beautiful spirit and insightful guidance, I would not have grown as much as I have. Knowing she was there –supporting me, believing in me, and challenging me — made all the difference.
The personal growth I have experienced and the deep friendships I have made through this group have changed my life forever. I am not even remotely the same woman I was at the start of Elevate.
As I was filling out my application at Starbucks, I cried, realizing how much I would love to be a part of a group of like-minded women, and how badly I needed to change my mindset around certain topics. I’d always thought of myself as a positive person, but I knew there had to be more to life than what I was currently making of it.
Molly helped me push myself, think about things I hadn’t thought of in years, and motivate me to dream big. I’m so grateful. It wasn’t until the retreat and these women and Molly that I fully cracked open, in the most amazing way.
The thing that sticks out the most after Elevate is the acceptance I have for my life. I know who I am and how to put the work in to stay aligned to my best and truest self. I know how to be gentle with myself and others, how to bring myself back to me, and how to move forward when shit hits the fan.
A year ago I didn’t actually know who I was or what my potential was… I’m truly and deeply thankful that Molly saw the light in me that I couldn’t find or didn’t know existed. I’m forever changed by my time with her and the amazing women of Elevate.
When I think back to where I was a year ago, it’s crazy that so much has changed! People who knew me before Elevate have seen the difference in my demeanor, in my writing, in my actions, in our relationships. I’ve gained the confidence to stand on my own two feet, and the knowledge of how do it with kindness and poise.
Elevate showed me how to embrace the life I really want to be living, stripped away from the needs and pressures of outside sources. I truly believe that I wouldn’t be where I am today — emotionally, romantically, mentally, physically — without Elevate.