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Letting Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embracing Who You Are

A Workshop for Mothers and Millennial Daughters (in their 20s)

Saturday, January 26th   9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The way we operate in our lives and the messages we tell ourselves affect not only us but everyone around us. We pass these messages down, particularly to our daughters. The Gifts of Imperfection workshop addresses the struggle to feel like we, as women, are enough in a culture that sends the message “You are not good enough.”

We’ll explore what we wish we knew earlier, how we can reframe messages for ourselves as mothers, and what our daughters need to know to incorporate messages for living authentically into their own lives.  We’ll challenge the idea of perfectionism and instead learn to embrace imperfections in ourselves, our daughters, and their future children.

We’ll look at 10 Guideposts that will cultivate more of what you want in your life while letting go of who you think you are supposed to be and embracing who you are.

What better way to spend a Saturday than bonding with your daughter in a supportive learning environment with other mother-daughter participants?  If you are a mother or a daughter who would like to be more intentional in your life and in your relationships, this workshop is for you.

Join us Saturday, January 26th  from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at The Golf Club of Georgia 

Price: $450.00 Includes lunch and workbook for you and one daughter, additional daughters are $175 each.

(Workshops are usually $497 per person.)$400 if registered by 1/6/2019
*Refer a friend who registers and receive $100 off!

Register below!  PLEASE NOTE: There is a No REFUND POLICY in place for this event.

For questions, email laspraetz@gmail.com 

A note from Leigh Anne:

It has long been a professional goal of mine to develop and facilitate workshops for females, and especially for mother/daughters. In the beginning of my career at The Summit Counseling Center many years ago, I developed a “Rite of Passage” retreat for mothers and their adolescent daughters, based on self-exploration exercises and equine therapy. When my college and career coaching practice got so busy, these had to be put far on the back burner.

When I semi-retired from my large practice two years ago, I reached out to my long-time friend and co-worker, Carleen Newsome, to ask her to join me in one of my last bucket list career goals: to develop workshops for women with the intent of discussing life and career goals, living more authentically, to foster women supporting women, and to create mother/daughter workshops. She was on board and we immediately began meeting to discuss content. Then we learned of the opportunity for counselors and coaches to become certified to facilitate Brené Brown workshops. We were already big fans and had both read her NYT #1 Bestselling books.

This past year, we embarked on our journey of training and supervision with other women. It was powerful and it changed the way we both live. We’ve led two workshops for women so far, and both have been transformative for the women who attended. We knew immediately we wanted to target our first “The Gifts of Imperfection™” workshop for mothers and their millennial daughters, and we’ve already had great interest.

You may have seen Dr. Brown on numerous Oprah shows, including her Super Soul Sunday talks, or on her TedX Talks which have been rated in the top 10 talks ever viewed.

The Gifts of Imperfection™ uncovers 10 Guideposts that lead to Wholehearted Living. Brené’s research shows that “Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion and connection to wake up in the morning and think, No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I AM ENOUGH. It’s going to bed at night thinking, Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging.” It allows us to truly evaluate our imperfections and how those factors are truly what makes us who we authentically are, and why we need to embrace them, knowing we are enough because of them.

From her research Brené states,How much we know and understand ourselves is critically important, but there is something that is even more essential to living a Wholehearted life: loving ourselves. We cannot give our children what we don’t have. Where we are on our journey of living and loving with our whole hearts is a much stronger indicator of parenting success than anything we can learn from how-to books.

Hear Brené talk about letting go of perfectionism and embracing our imperfections:


Presented by Carleen Newsome and Leigh Anne Spraetz

Carleen Newsome is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Professional Counseling Supervisor. She has extensive experience in leadership both through her earlier career in business, managing a team of corporate sales leaders, and more recently managing 21 therapists in her role as Clinical Director at The Summit Counseling Center. She is a Certified Daring Way Facilitator-Candidate and has experience working with various teams and organizations on topics that include communication, culture change, transitions, conflict style and management along with resilience and creative/ innovative learning. Carleen has been an adjunct professor in psychology and enjoys speaking on organizational leadership and current mental health topics. In her clinical practice she works extensively with adolescents and families specializing in anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal ideation, grief, family dynamics and communication.

Leigh Anne Spraetz is a College and Career Coach and Senior Career Transition Coach. With over 30 years of experience as a national account sales executive, corporate trainer, entrepreneur, counselor, and coach, she specializes in helping clients clarify and pursue academic goals, personal growth avenues, and career direction to live and lead successfully. She is certified to administer coaching and career assessments and has developed her own process to move clients forward to reach their identified goals. She has created four businesses; each allowed her to remain aligned with her values and chosen career direction for that particular stage in her life. As a former licensed professional counselor, she is now pursuing credentialing to become a Board Certified Coach. She is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator – Candidate and holds workshops for women, corporations, adolescent programs, schools, and colleges. She published millennial messages, a book for millennial women entering the workforce.

  • The Gifts of Imperfection Workshop for Mothers and Millennial Daughters (in their 20s)
    January 26, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details Price Qty
The Gifts of Imperfection Mother/Millennial Daughter Workshopshow details + $400.00 (USD)  
Additional Daughtershow details + $175.00 (USD)  

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1 Golf Club Drive, Alpharetta, Georgia, 30005, United States