Resist. Inspire. Speak. Empower.
An Activist/Leader Bootcamp

As a citizen committed to our democracy, you’ve been called to new levels of engagement in our government and in your own life since last year’s election.

You’ve marched. You’ve made your phone calls. You’ve sent your Resistbot faxes. Maybe you’ve even sent handwritten notes to your members of Congress to express your concern about the future of our nation.

You’ve got a burgeoning sense that as a part of the Resistance, you’re making a difference. And in your own life, you’re speaking out and working for change.

Right now, you’re great at following the lead of others as you engage in efforts to make the world a better place.

But what would it be like to have the tools, skills, and voice to channel your current commitment into becoming an activist leader who inspires, effects change on a larger scale, and connects with others to create the world we all want to live in?


Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin, a world-renowned executive and leadership coach, host of the viral daily broadcast #ResistanceLive, and the Founder of Gaia Project Consulting and The Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership, has created a brand-new program known as RISE: An Activist/Leader Bootcamp, for burgeoning activists who want to become powerful change-agents at work, in life and in the world.

This program incorporates years of Elizabeth’s experience coaching leaders to rise, but with a brand-new, activist bent designed to take your commitment to making the world a better place to the next level.

Elizabeth has coached thousands of executives in government, the private sector and non-profits to create change. She has been featured on CNN, NPR and HuffPost Live, as well as in Forbes, The Huffington Post, DailyWorth, Elle Magazine, The Glass Hammer and numerous other outlets. Her work has earned the support of women leaders like Arianna Huffington, Ali Brown, Amanda Steinberg, Chantal Pierrat, and many other high-profile women leaders worldwide.

Elizabeth’s company, Gaia Project Consulting, has trained leaders on six continents to know their worth, own their power, and lead others in practice and by example—whether at home, at work or in the world.

Gaia Project Methodology

Here at the Gaia Project, we are:

Obsessed with not just #Resistance, but with what’s coming next

We aim to train and create activist leaders who are going to save the world, AND ALSO build a better future.

Intersectional, vision-based, and committed

We provide holistic, supportive, and active communities.

Focused on creating maximum impact quickly

We are also rigorous in our commitment to ethics, open and reconciliatory communication, and collaborative action to create change.

At the completion of this program, you’ll have a vision for your leadership, the tools to use your voice for change, an understanding of how and where your gifts will make the most impact, and a commanding belief in your capacity to make a difference.

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As an ideal activist/leader bootcamp trainee, you might be a:

— burgeoning activist in your community who wants to learn how to make more of a difference

— newly awakened citizen who wants to solve problems and create community in your own environment

— executive looking to change the culture and/or policies of your organization toward more fairness and inclusion

— woman (or man!) who is considering running for office for the first time, and who wants to develop her/his voice and message to benefit others

— entrepreneur who wants to use her platform to better the world

— an introvert who nonetheless wants to learn how to be a better advocate for others and a change-agent in the world

As an ideal activist/leader bootcamp trainee, you:

— Are wildly committed to creating a better world—one that accepts and values intersectionality, believes in equal rights and opportunity for all, and is committed to the principle that we leave no one behind in hopelessness

— Know that your success as a leader and an activist is integrally linked to the success of others

—Are curious about how your voice and your leadership, whether at work, in your community or in the world, could have a greater impact than it does now

— Are committed to your own ongoing personal and professional development through the program and beyond

— Believe in your capacity to lead others, or be open to getting there

— Are willing to experiment with new tools and strategies to serve others and yourself

— Are on board with creating your own legacy to benefit others everywhere

When RISE began, I was wondering how I could be in the company of such successful and accomplished women. Through assignments and sharing, I found my way to my authentic self. I found my voice. I was surrounded by inspiration. If you are looking for something to give you the courage to step into creating change for yourselves and the world we live in, this is it. Thank you RISE!

Rane S.

Fall 2017 RISE Member

Program Details

RISE will start on February 21st, 2018 and run for eight weeks. This program is virtual and will be completely accessible to you no matter where you live.

Throughout the program, you’ll receive weekly training videos, written thought-points and journaling exercises. As well, we’ll meet once a week on the phone (all calls will be recorded and provided to registrants in case you can’t attend every one), and you’ll have a chance to sit on the “hot seat” on weekly calls to get individual feedback from Elizabeth.

Lastly, you’ll be added to a private Facebook group where you can connect, network and receive support from your fellow activist/leader trainees in a caring and supportive environment, guided by our community director.

Here’s what the program will cover:

February 2018

Finding and Using Your Voice; Identifying Your Gifts; Overcoming Limiting Beliefs; Effective Resistance; Envisioning the Future

March 2018

Leading by Example; Creating Conversation; Where to Make an Impact; Building Community; Refining Your Message

April 2018

Cultivating, Inspiring and Empowering Others; Taking Action; Making a National and Global Impact; Future Activist/Leadership and Your Legacy


Throughout the program, there will be opportunities to discuss and collaborate on activism, leadership, resistance and future-building with your fellow trainees.

Executives will also have the opportunity to discuss becoming a change-agent within their organization, and how to shift corporate culture for the better.

And lastly, you’ll receive written exercises and workbooks that will be yours to keep for your personal use now and in the future under the terms of the program agreement.

Upon completion of the program, the tools and training we’re providing will serve to grow your leadership, activism and community as we all stand arm-in-arm to resist, lead and rise.

The value of this program is in excess of $8000.

However, we are committed to making this program as accessible as possible, and for that reason are pricing the program at $1599 with an available payment plan.

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.


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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.

Here at the Gaia Project, we’re committed to offering our programs to women who may not have the financial means. A limited number of scholarships will be available for those who need it most. The scholarship application period is now closed.

If you can afford the program, we encourage you to register. If you’re interested in sponsoring another woman, please reach out to us.

Got other questions? Email us here.

We can’t wait to get started with you in this dynamic new program. Here’s to resistance, leadership, and a future where all of us can RISE!

All the best,

Elizabeth and the entire Gaia Project Team

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