a year-long journey unearthing the warrior woman within

This moment in history has resurfaced so much trauma that women have experienced throughout time and in our own lives.

Many of us are struggling to keep our heads above water, deal with unredressed wounds, and speak truth to power to create change.

Unaddressed trauma, the stories we’ve internalized about what’s possible for us, and the silencing we’ve experienced in our culture prevents us from healing, advocating for ourselves and others, and stepping forward fully into our gifts to create a better world.

In 2020, we want to change that, and we want to do it with you.

We invite you to join us for a year-long journey unearthing the heroine within you: Healing the Heroine.

If you feel you’re meant for something greater . . .

If you know that trauma, patriarchy, and cultural harm has silenced you or driven you into the shadows . . .

If you’ve been through the storm—or if you’re still in it—and you want to integrate your heroic journey into a plan to change your life and the world for the better . . .

Join us in 2020 for a deep investigation into archetypes, power, dignity, leadership, and voice.

By honoring the paths we’ve walked, the trials we’ve survived and the work yet to be done, we will enter this new decade with the tools we need to make personal and collective change. And, we’ll recognize and claim the power within ourselves to create lives and a world that is made for all of us.

Join us for Healing the Heroine: A year-long journey unearthing the warrior woman within

Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin, a world-renowned executive and leadership coach, host of the viral daily broadcast #ResistanceLive, and founder of Gaia Project Consulting and The Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership, has created Healing the Heroine for all women who feel that they’ve been silenced or lost, desire to heal those wounds, and are ready to access the sources of inner power they know they hold inside.

In Healing the Heroine, Elizabeth has incorporated her decades of experience coaching and supporting women in their personal and professional quests for self-understanding, helping them move through the storms of life and come out the other side with a deeper knowledge of who they are, what roots and guides them, and what they want to become and create.

Healing the Heroine will give you tools and support to do your inner work, so you can expand your vision of what you’re capable of, claim the life you want and move forward to change the world.

Are you ready to unearth the warrior woman within you?

Join us for Healing The Heroine. Because the only way out is through.

How Healing the Heroine Works

Healing the Heroine is organized around a series of intentional and purposeful monthly themes, designed to take you on a journey to unearthing the warrior woman within you.

Each month, we’ll release a monthly training video from Elizabeth that gives you her unique take on the larger context for the theme.

In addition, each video will be accompanied by exercises, thought points, journaling exercises and action steps, designed by Elizabeth, to help you dive deeply into the monthly theme. This is where the real work of awareness and healing happens!

Every month will also feature a live call with Elizabeth. On these calls, you’ll have a chance to volunteer to be on the hot seat and receive her signature individual feedback and coaching. Participants in our past programs have found these coaching opportunities transformative – even when they’re not the ones on the hot seat.All calls will be recorded and provided to you in case you can’t attend every one.

To support your learning, Elizabeth will also provide one or two recorded guest interviews per month, focused on the theme. These guest interviews offer another opportunity to hear and explore, in dialogue format, the inspiring and heroic journeys of a wide variety of women.

Throughout the program, you’ll also be part of our private Healing the Heroine Facebook group where you can connect, network with and receive support from other women on this journey, in a caring environment that’s guided by our community director. Incredible friendships and networks start in our amazing groups. We know you’ll find community there.

Healing the Heroine is a virtual program and will be completely accessible to you no matter where you live in the US or abroad. Plus, you’ll have lifetime access to the program materials.

Join us and make 2020 YOUR year

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Program Details

Healing the Heroine is for those ready to examine their wounds and transform them into sources of inspiration and power. Each month, the training, exercises, coaching calls, expert interviews and community will guide us in an exploration of our losses and reflection on what we’ve learned, and ultimately take us to a place of unearthing the warrior woman within.


Pre-Work Assessment

Before we begin, evaluate where you are, right now, including what’s working and what needs work, and start mapping your goals for 2020 and beyond.


Ancestors & Giants

The legacies we carry with us from the past, including our lineage and historic trauma, can impact us today. Here, we will look at the way our ancestors live through and within us today, in both shadow and light ways.


Mindset & Worth

The stories we tell ourselves about what’s possible for us and what we are worthy of doing in this life. This month, we’ll work to heal our mindsets so that we can work to step fully into possibility.


Equity & Inclusion

This month, we evaluate both how systemic oppression has kept us from achieving, and how we have participated in systems of oppression. We’ll grow skills to advocate for equity and inclusion in all areas of our lives.


Gifts & Choices

Often, identifying our gifts is a challenge. This month, we’ll identify our gifts, and make decisions as to how to move forward in our work and activism to use them to the fullest to better the world.


Action & Voice

Many of us have experienced silencing as a part of systemic oppression and discrimination, as well as personal trauma. This month, we’ll work to uncover our unique voices and messages, and push forward to use our voices for change.


Body & Spirit

How we care for ourselves directly impacts the difference we can make in the world. Our commitments to our physical and spiritual selves often take the backburner in favor of others. This month, we’ll evaluate and change that.


Relationships & Community

How we engage with others, and what we’re willing to tolerate from others, predicts the success of our impact in the world. This month, we’ll work to heal and grow our relationships with others in healthy and expanding ways.


Work & Money

Are you on the path you know you’re meant to walk professionally? Are you an advocate for change in your workplace? Do you know your worth and value it? This month, we’ll evaluate the professional sphere of worth and work.


Impact & Legacy

What impact do you want to make for the rest of your life? What legacy do you want to leave behind? We’ll answer these questions and push forward toward decisions that embody your mission, with an eye toward being in service to change and growth.


Culture, Society & World

In our final month, we’ll work on healing our culture at a macro level, beyond nations and borders and encompassing the planet and the world. We’ll finish with intention setting for the future, with commitments to ongoing action and change.


That's a wrap!

Frequently Asked Questions

Healing The Heroine will kick off with the release of pre-work on January 15, and continue through November, with content dropping at the beginning of each subsequent month. You’ll receive a total of 11 months of content. The program wraps up with a send-off and virtual community celebration in December.


Healing the Heroine is housed in the member area of our website. It’s available to you forever, wherever you have access to wifi.

Everyone who registers will receive a Welcome email with personalized log-in information, and call and Facebook group links. You’ll also receive clear instructions on how to access support, if you need it.

Healing the Heroine pre-work will be released in the member area of the website in mid-January. After that, you’ll receive training videos, exercises & prompts, and all materials near the beginning of each month. The exercises are designed to build on each other, so the best way to approach them is to set aside a few hours each to work through them before the next ones are released.

Each month, there will be a live training and hot seat coaching call with Elizabeth.  The calls will be hosted on Crowdcast, and you’ll be able to submit questions beforehand or during the call. You’ll also have the opportunity to volunteer for the hot seat. Recordings will be made available immediately after the calls finish, so it’s easy to listen when it’s convenient for you.

Healing the Heroine, given all the content included, is designed to take between 10 and 12 hours per month.

The monthly exercises include a 15 to 30 minute video recording with context, explanation, and a little “before you dive into this exercise” coaching from ECM.

The time you invest in the exercises after you watch the video content is really up to you, but 4 to 5 hours per month seems to be the norm. Also, some months the exercises take a little more time, or they’re designed to be completed in two separate blocks with a break in between. You can also break them up into bite-size chunks that work for you.

We have a philosophy here at the Gaia Project: there is no behind! We realize that life can sometimes interfere with the time you’ve set aside for Healing the Heroine work, so please don’t worry when that happens. And, the Healing the Heroine exercises can be a deep dive, and they take the time they take.

That’s why, when you register for Healing the Heroine, you receive lifetime access to all the materials that go along with it – all the training videos, exercises, prompts, actions steps, and call and interview recordings. You can go back to exercises you haven’t completed or that you want to revisit at any time.

We’ve priced this round of Healing the Heroine, and created a payment plan, with the goal of making it affordable for a wide audience. However, if you are still unable to participate with our payment plans, you can apply to receive a scholarship here

Please note: If you’ve ever received a scholarship for RISE or another Gaia Project program in the past, we ask that you not apply during this round. Thank you.

We want to make sure you get all your questions answered. Our Program Manager, Megan Baker, is available in the private Facebook group, where you can tag her in discussion posts. You can also email her with concerns or questions at megan@gaialeadershipproject.com. She’ll respond or direct you to the Gaia Project team member who can best support you.

Because of the substantial time and effort we invest in preparation for this program, no refunds are available. We encourage and trust you to make the best decision for you with regard to your enrollment in this program.

Because the only way out is through

Healing the Heroine is now CLOSED. Join the Waitlist.

Please note that your investment in the program is non-refundable. We trust you to make the right decision for yourself in alignment with your finances, availability and level of interest.

Some of our past graduates have successfully sought reimbursement from their employers for our programs as a part of their professional development. We are happy to work with you to make that happen if possible.

Got other questions? Email us here.

We can’t wait to get started with you in this dynamic new program.

All the best,

Elizabeth and the entire Gaia Project Team

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