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Courageous Transformation

Has anyone else noticed a shift from the word pivot to transformation lately?

May we remember that many of us in times of transformation will feel all the feelings…
excitement for what is to come,
grief for what has been lost,
and uncertainty around where we belong.

And when we are in our feelings, we often live from the stories we make up, leaving a wake of hurt behind us and within us.

In order to walk into and walk out true transformation we must be willing to do the work of self-awareness to know how emotions show up for us and refuse to live from the stories we make up about ourselves and other people. Courageous transformation is to practice the skills, tools, and language of courage both in our own emotional wellbeing and in our connection to others.

Are we still needing to pivot? Yep.
Do we need transformation? Very much.
Can we do either well without the skills of courage like grace, empathy, curiosity, and self-awareness? Absolutely nope.


Justine is a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 25 years of experience in traditional mental health and personal and professional development. Justine has been certified in the work of Dr. Brené Brown for ten years. Justine is the author of eleven books, including five Amazon bestsellers covering subjects such as infertility, faith, and grief. She has been honored to do two TEDx Talks, The Permission of the And and The Donut Effect. She travels nationally and presents virtually to global audiences delivering keynotes, workshops, retreats, and trainings on topics such as leadership, courage, resilience, mental health, preventing and coping with burnout, and courageous and curious conversation, especially in creating cultures of belonging and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Justine lives in St. Louis with her husband Chad, their three dogs, and for four months of the year hundreds of monarch and swallowtail butterflies.

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