How Menopause Initiates us into Leadership (Alexandra & Sjanie)
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This episode re-writes the collective story of menopause from a looming disaster to an initiatory pathway into your unique way of leading; in your family, community, and work in the world. 

If you’re entering menopause, or find yourself in the midst of this initiation, this conversation with Red School’s co-founders, Alexandra and Sjanie will dignify you, affirm your experience and give you insight into the deep process at work in you. (It’s also a resource for any person who menstruates who wants to prepare for the transformational power of menopause.)

We explore:

  • The ‘Ground Rules for Initiation’ that allow you to craft your own form of menopause sabbatical - even amidst the responsibilities you hold, using the 1% change rule. 

  • The menopause leadership superpower of discernment, and how to practice your ‘NO’ (without justifying it).

  • How menopause makes you into an organ of intelligence, anchoring you in deep time, transforming your loyalties and plugging you into a bigger consciousness.


Registration is now open for our 2021 live round of Menopause: The Great Awakener. You can explore the five phases of menopause here:


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