We hope the following stories written by past participants give you both insight and inspiration into the positive impact of attending a Courage in Action conference.  They say it best!

After 4 weeks, I actually felt like expressing myself and I did.

A story of change...

“Out of all the CIA programs I attended so far, Lead with Courage resonated with me the most. After 4 weeks, I actually felt like expressing myself and I did. I am so glad I signed up for this particular program. great host and amazing facilitators”. A.N.

This program on Diet and Food choices promoted healthy mindful eating and 'debunked' many food myths.

A story of change...

“Courage in Action provides excellent programs that educate and inform us in many ways. This program on Diet and Food choices promoted healthy mindful eating and ‘debunked’ many food myths and fad diets that are common in our culture. Thank-you for another valuable program.”

 

There are always something new to learn. I can apply it in my daily life. It makes me feel good.

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“Taking a workshop with Courage with Action is empowering. There are always something new to learn. I can apply it in my daily life. It makes me feel good. I’m very grateful to have this opportunity and experience growth.” Marigrace

"I continue to apply the tools and strategies that I learned."

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I was provided with the services of a life coach, Rosemary F.  She was very instrumental in helping me move forward through a difficult period. (Acrimonious separation). With her help, I became more confident, & gained a better understanding of my needs and wants.

I continue to apply the tools and strategies that I learned from Rosemary to be successful in selection processes at work and to assist with maintaining relationships.

From a professional standpoint, I have moved two levels higher at work.  The increased salary has allowed me to qualify for a mortgage earlier this year to buy out my children’s father so I can remain in my home.

 

 

"I have always felt home with you and the other ladies."

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I was just practicing my gratitude writing and I wanted you to know that you, Cindy and Courage in action are what I am grateful for. No matter what town, city or different apartments I moved to, I have always felt home with you and the other ladies. A space where I was able to be myself without my layers of fears. Somewhere I felt safe. So I just wanted to say thank you! and how much I appreciate you and the women for being my safe place, as well as giving me a sense of hope in life when I lack it the most.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you and I love you.

With gratitude,

Yatshini Rajaratnam 

 

"I learned some extremely valuable tools to use in my everyday life as well as when I return to work."

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“I took the 6 Week Thrive program as I was laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was the best 6 weeks that I spent during this time. I learned some extremely valuable tools to use in my everyday life as well as when I return to work. I liked the fact that the 6 weeks were broken up into key areas. Starting with Mindset and ending with Commitment. I was able to use this program for carving out the time out for me to make the necessary changes for me in my life.  The biggest step being my signing up for two online courses and working towards two future goals of mine.  This program was absolutely beneficial to me, and it was wonderful to meet  on a weekly basis a group of women, who were all committed to change!” Georgina Pheron

"Having these group classes have helped me keep sane over the last year+ of the pandemic."

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“Great program! I really enjoyed the last session. The infographics were very helpful and there were a lot of actionable steps to move forward. I will be printing out some of the handout and putting it up on my wall as a reminder to implement these self care tips into a daily exercise. Thank you so much! Having these group classes have helped me keep sane over the last year+ of the pandemic. All of the topics you share are beyond valuable in helping women create their best lives. Having a safe place to share and meet others has been invaluable. Cindy & Courage In Action Team, you make the World a better place!” JS

 

"The 6 session Thrive program amazed me, it really DID help me get back on track!"

A story of change...

“I was feeling overwhelmed by the amount of tasks I had in front of me. I was uncertain where to start and how to break them down, so I went into a place of avoidance. When I don’t complete things, I deny myself a sense of accomplishment and it effects my overall esteem. Its a vicious circle! The 6 session Thrive program amazed me, it really DID help me get back on track! My inner voice feels organized, motivated and less confused about what to do next. You will be able to apply the skills you learn in the Thrive program to help you achieve whatever it is that you wish to accomplish (be it finding employment, changing your situation, improving your health or just organizing your day) I appreciate the handouts for every session.

 

"This has help me to move past many things that used to bother me."

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The way my life was changed, is that I now look at and think of other people differently. I have kind of come to terms with all the wrong that was done to me in the past. I started thinking of all the people that did me wrong and caused me grief. I think that maybe that person is or was having some kind of issues that caused them to behave the way they did. I thought something must have happen to them in their life to caused them to be the way they are.

This has helped me to, maybe not forgive them as yet, but to be mindful of what they are going through or have been through in the past. This has help me to move past many things that used to bother me.

"I would highly recommend any of my struggling sisters to attend this program because it is designed in such a way that by the end of it you automatically start tapping into your powers that you were not aware of."

A story of change...

“I love Courage in Action programs. Each day is always a good day to remind yourself of your resilience, your strength, your courage, your voice… by taking a program and empowering your Self.  The Becoming Your Best was insightful, empowering and interesting.  You have to nourish to flourish”. K.Wilson

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“I would highly recommend any of my struggling sisters to attend this program because it is designed in such a way that by the end of it you automatically start tapping into your powers that you were not aware of. I am thankful and happy to be a part of CIA. The organizers, the speakers and the facilitators are commendable.” A.N.

"Talking about Womens' issues in an open forum without bias or judgement."

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Women Moving Women Conference was very memorable.  I appreciated the location.  I can also not forget the gifts, we were handed so many things, including delicious food, and beverages.

The difference this conference has made for me personally is talking about Womens’ issues in an open forum without bias or judgement.  I have personally kept an envelope of things that were given to me.

Also I met some good people who were all there to support a positive Womens’ movement.

Thank you

 

"Took time to share & show their willingness for getting out of their trap."

A story of change...

I was really thankful that you and the other ladies took time to share & show their willingness for getting out of there trap and Courage to succeed, no matter what they got hit with in life.

Being very young and with a single Mom I remember her on the phone telling her friends to be grateful in life and to laugh & smile always, that God & Universe will do their part… so I thank you for showing me once again it is true she was not just being crazy.

Thank you.

"I have set boundaries that I never did before."

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“I have set boundaries that I never did before. I now have a voice and I believe what I have to say is valuable. I practice more self care which I rarely did before. This has included setting time aside for my personal needs. I was able to reflect on what makes me happy and I am making those things that make me happy a priority.” Anonymous

"I didn't know what self-care really means until I joined this program and I learned I am not alone in this journey."

A story of change...

“Courage in Action came to me just in the right time when I was fighting with all kinds of emotions after my separation. I didn’t know what self-care really means until I joined this program and I learned I am not alone in this journey. This group brings so much strength inside me and I can fight day-to-day challenges with a smile. A big Thanks to Cindy and other co-helpers”.  A.N.

"Courage in Action’s first virtual conference was very well-organized."

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“Courage in Action’s first virtual conference was very well-organized.  I appreciated, as always, the thoughtful efforts that the program leaders commit to providing a healthy, safe space for us women.”