V.A. - Women's Strength Summit
This event is for you
The women of the world who are tired of feeling uncomfortable in their own skin
Those trying desperately to balance family, work, and self only to collapse at the end of the day, exhausted.
My sisters who have big dreams, but fleeting self-belief means talking themselves out of what they want.
And the ladies who’ve struggled for a lifetime with feeling like they don’t fit society’s narrow mold.
So, last year I decided to make my first Women’s Strength Summit. I brought together the women who have guided, coached, motivated, and influenced me
The ones supporting others in need of quality information, a helping hand, and a shoulder to lean on.
The thing is, when we come together as a community, as sisters, we’re so much stronger than we are alone.
Here’s what we’ll teach you4 PILLARS of HEALTH
PILLAR 1 | Nourish
Get the real deal on what it means to truly nourish your bodywithout crash diets, being chained to the scale, or counting every morsel of food that passes across your lips.
(Women with stuff to do in this world don’t have time for that.) Learn from our roster of female nutritionists and doctors about intuitive eating, losing body fat, fueling your workouts, and more.
PILLAR 2 | Move
Forcing yourself to do exercise you hate is so last year. Instead, get the low down on how to incorporate movement into your day in ways you’ll actually crave.
Our expert personal trainers and coaches tell you how to get started on your journey to moving & strengthening your body with everything from yoga to lifting weights. Everyone’s welcome.
PILLAR 3 | Think
If your mindset and self-talk are your biggest frustrations, trustwe’ve got that covered. You’ll learn how to quiet your monkey brain, navigate emotional highs and lows, kick self-sabotage to the curb, replace bad habits, and more.
Our world-class female mindset coaches share their most valuable strategies for taking your mental game to the next level.
PILLAR 4 | Thrive
Outside your comfort zone, the magic of life happens. You grow, try new things, and experience what it means to thrive.
Hear inspirational stories from thought-leaders who will challenge you to punch fear in the face and take action toward your greatest goals. You’ll uncover the empowered woman who’s been hiding inside you all along.
C’MON, YOU KNOW YOU WANNA
Meet the 24+ experts supporting you in the Women’s Strength Summit
These women will transform the way you think about getting stronger and stepping outside your comfort zone.
SUMMIT AGENDADay 1 - Mindset
3 Common Mental Traps That Lead to Self-Sabotage
As a thinking and action coach, Allegra knows a thing or two about how to help women get unstuck. (I can personally attest to her skillsshe’s been my mindset coach over the last four years.)
In this super actionable talk, Allegra shares the most common reason why women get stuck in cycles of negative thinking, and the counterintuitive - though quite simple - strategies for finding peace and calm amidst mental chaos.
Kickass Brain Tricks to Up Your Mental Game
She may look radiantly healthy today, but just a few short years ago, health coach Kristen Boehmer was fighting for her life. A chronic illness was slowly shutting her body down, and the dramatic surgery her doctors said would heal her had an unexpected outcome.
Kristen made some bold choices and began to develop a positive mindset that radically changed everything. In this interview, she reveals the five key tricks you must do to up your mental game.
Screw The Hustle: Unplug, Slow Down & Heal Your Body
Nutrition therapy practitioner and yogi Beth Manos Brickey always had low-key health issues, but nothing bad enough to convince her she was in need of healing. Then, she got a diagnosis out of the blue that changed everything. Beth went on a path to unplug, slow down, and heal her body.
In this powerful session, Beth shares the mindset switch that helped her overcome low self-worth, shares how women can better take care of themselves, and tap into their authentic power.
Beth Manos Brickey
What Steps Can I Take to Stop Cravings, Bad Habits & Addictions?
Be honest: You probably have at least one bad habit that isn’t serving you at the moment, right? Mindset coach Mia Kakebeeke is here to help. She’s gone through her own journey, relying on habits and addictions to numb painful memories, coming out the other side.
Today, she’s teaching about the parts of a habit loop and she’s sharing how you can use mental conditioning / mindfulness training to stop running away from cravings.
Mia KakebeekeDay 2 - Movement
Movement Hacks to Melt Away StressWithout Exercising
It’s not uncommon for women to suffer from low energy throughout the day, especially once 3 pm rolls around. In this actionable interview, movement expert Kate Galliett brings an innovative approach to using movement to recharge your batteries.
Kate brings insight about the role stress plays in our energy-to-fatigue balance, and gives suggestions for movement that anyone - from beginner to experienced - can use. She’s even got a special video movement session prepared just for Summit listeners.
Why Sitting’s Making it Harder to Have Energy, Lose Weight & Feel Awesome
Fitness and bold moves have always been a part of former professional kayaker turned attorney turned health advocate Juliet Starrett’s life. In this very practical interview, Juliet’s explaining how sitting less can improve your life - how you look, feel, and perform - but you’ve got to take a stand to make it happen.
She’s got realistic, step-by-step ideas for incorporating more standing and movement into your day, whether it’s at home, school, or the office to banish aches and pains and skyrocket your energy.
Tips for Building Strong Muscle in the Gym (Without Getting Bulky)
Certified strength and conditioning specialist Annie Miller knows her way around the gym, and she’s on a mission to make getting stronger and building muscle accessible to every woman.
Annie takes you through some of the biggest myths and misconceptions around muscle building for women, and highlights the things that really work when you want to transform your body. Her practical advice will give you the confidence to find the workout plan that will be a perfect match for your lifestyle.
From Bikinis to Barbells: Why a Hot Body is the Least Interesting Thing About You
Record-holding powerlifter and strength coach Meg Gallagher has had her share of ups and downs on the rollercoaster of body image and self-confidence. A former collegiate athlete, Meg turned to a new pursuit that ended up having unintended consequences for her mind and body.
Then, Meg found barbells and everything changed. In this interview, Meg advises us about how women can feel less intimidated in the gym, how to get into lifting, and why the focus on a hot body isn’t everything.
Meg GallagherDay 3 - Nourishment
How to Eat Intuitively (Without Making Yourself Crazy)
It’s becoming more common for nutrition and fitness experts to say “listen to your body,” but what does that really mean? Nutrition therapy consultant, personal trainer, and home workout expert Noelle Tarr gives you a crash course in eating and moving more intuitively.
Walk away with valuable signs to look out for, and advice for tailoring your food and movement so you can reach your unique goals.
Ditch Dieting Forever & Create the Perfect Nutrition Plan For You
Cassy Joy Garcia, nutrition consultant behind the popular website and podcast, Fed and Fit, believes that one-size-fits-all diets can be a gateway to approaching your best health
but that as women, we have the power to define, long-term, what works best for us in a customized way. In this talk, she’ll guide you through the main steps of creating your Perfect You Plan.
Cassy Joy Garcia
5 Powerful Ways to Detox Your Body Daily
Megan Blacksmith is about to blow the doors off everything you thought you knew about detoxification in the body. As a certified functional diagnostic nutrition practitioner, Megan specializes in helping women support their body’s natural detox processes.
In this super valuable session, Megan separates fact versus fiction when it comes to detox. She walks us through the 3 detox phases, the organs involved, and simple but powerful ways to boost your ability to detox, naturally.
How Do I Eat for My Goals if I’m a Woman Who Works Out?
Laura Bruner is a Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant who believes that nourishment is more than just macronutrients. In this interview, Laura gets down to the nitty gritty about the common nutrition mistakes women unknowingly make when they’re active and working out on a regular basis.
She looks at the pros and cons of counting macros and gives tips for marrying food quantification with intuitive eating.
Laura BrunerDay 4 - Women’s Health
What are the 4 Key Pillars For Your Healthiest Pregnancy?
Dr. Lindsey Mathews, founder of the BirthFit movement, believes that women deserve better care in the prenatal, delivery, and postpartum stages of birth. In this interview, Dr. Mathews shares how birthing in America has evolved to where it is today
and the four key pillars of a healthy pregnancy that can best support women in the unique, special, and demanding chapter of life that is motherhood.
Dr. Lindsey Mathews
“But, Mom!” How to Talk with Teen Girls About Everything from Disordered Eating to Cyberbullies
Talking to teen girls about uncomfortable issues can be a huge challenge for parents, coaches, teachers, and other concerned adults. Dr. Alessandra Wall is a clinical psychologist with many years spent counseling adolescents and their parents in addition to her life coaching practice.
In this session, Dr. Wall teaches us how to communicate with teen girls about body changes and health with empathy instead of lecturing so we can empower them as confident young women.
Dr. Alessandra Wall
Post-Birth Control Syndrome Dangers Your Doctor’s Not Warning You About
Jolene Brighten is a naturopathic doctor on a mission to help women heal themselves using a combination of innovative approaches. In this eye-opening session, Dr. Brighten reveals some startling statistics about hormonal birth control, including the hidden dangers of Post-Birth Control Syndrome.
She also details what women need to consider when they get off hormonal birth control and how to do it safely. Dr. Brighten is a huge advocate of informed consent, empowering each patient to make the best decision for her.
Dr. Jolene Brighten
Menopause: Learn to Nourish Your Transforming Body & Hormones So You Stay Slim, Sane, and Sexy
Menopause is an inevitability for us as women, but it doesn’t have to be met with dread.
In this empowering talk, Dr. Anna Cabeca - a classically trained OB/GYN who incorporates functional medicine into her practice - details the current challenges women in peri-menopause and menopause face with hormonal imbalance and inflammation; how that plays out in the body; and what to do to fix it so you can stay slim, sane, and sexy. This is a must-listen for every woman.
Dr. Anna CabecaDay 5 - Empowerment
What to Avoid if You Want to be Taken Seriously in the Workplace
What are some things for women to avoid if they want to be taken seriously in the workplace? As the founding editor-in-chief of Experience Life Magazine, Pilar Gerasimo knows a thing or two about having to fight to make her voice heard in the publishing world.
In this super inspirational session, Pilar shares her best advice for developing a solid foundation to help you stand in your power in the workplace, particularly if it’s in a male-dominated industry. She also gives her 3-part “core competencies” for going on your own journey from societal conformist to healthy deviant.
Confident, Not Perfect: Creating an Inner & Outer Space for Peace & Empowerment
Melodee Forbes is the founder of Confident, Not Perfect, a resource for women to embrace who they are, discover their innate beauty, and live more confidently. In this talk, Melodee tells us why environment has a huge impact on how we feel, plus how to create an outer and inner space for finding peace on a daily basis.
She also details some very powerful - though simple - self-care practices you can do every day to better nourish your mind, spirit, and body.
Can You Love Your Body and Want to Work On It at the Same Time?
Jill Coleman is known around the world as a physique and metabolism specialist as well as a passionate business coach. In this talk, Jill peels back the mindset around physique changes - wanting to put on muscle and lose fat in key areas
and the difference when it comes from a place of fear or love. Jill walks you through the dos and don’ts of lifting and nutrition for physique changes so you can make the most use of your limited time.
Tips For Busy Women to Avoid Adrenal Fatigue & Burnout
As a nutrition therapy practitioner and fitness coach, Emily Schromm works with many clients who are experiencing the signs and symptoms of adrenal dysfunction. In this actionable session, Emily describes the shocking ways adrenal dysfunction and abnormal cortisol levels can show up in the body.
She gives strategies for combatting the stressors that can tax our adrenals, everything from what to eat to how to move, to important mindset shifts. If you have an especially busy or high-stress life, you need to tune in.
Emily SchrommDay 6 - Tribe
How to Become a Confident Boss From Home to Boardroom
Danielle Natoni knows a thing or two about confidence. This former math teacher has worked her way to a top coaching and leadership position with a popular fitness company as well as spearheading her own brand, Fit and Funky.
In this talk, Danielle’s dishing on all the skills women need to hone to become their most confident, empowered selves so they can effectively lead their tribes, whether it’s in the boardroom, the classroom, or as household CEO.
How April Crushed Her Goals from the Military to the World of Fitness: The Confidence Key
Fitness coach April Ghiroli is no stranger to putting herself in tough situations. She’s a US Army Veteran, has worked in the White House, and now finds her home in the often testosterone-driven world of fitness.
April shares key advice on how to find the confidence to accomplish what you really want in life, what really goes into fighting female stereotypes, how to take initiative to get sh!t done, and how the right community can help you reach new heights.
Why Feminism Isn’t a Dirty Wordand What It Really Means
As a writer, fitness coach, and social activist, Neghar Fonooni helps women peel back the layers of complexity surrounding body image and empowerment. In this candid interview, Neghar dives deep into the issues facing women in America today, shedding light on a new, modern form of feminism that’s inclusive to all.
She highlights how to help women feel more comfortable in their own bodies so they can begin the powerful work they’re called to do.
Don’t Go It Alone: How to Find a Tribe of Supportive Women That’ll Help You Accomplish Your Biggest Goals
Molly Galbraith is the creator and leader of the Girls Gone Strong movement. Her main mission is to help women of all backgrounds know they have a place in the world of fitness, whatever that looks like to them.
Molly’s walking you through how to find your tribe - both online and in-person - so you have the support you need to achieve your goals. She also details the ways women can start owning their own innate power so they can live big instead of playing small.
Molly GalbraithDay 7 - Closing Sessions
The State of the State: Jen Sinkler on Leadership, Connection & Flying Your Freak Flag
Fitness writer Jen Sinkler knows her way around a gym. And, she knows what it takes to build a strong, inclusive community of badass women. Jen reflects on recent events affecting women this “State of the State” address.
Hear Jen’s advice for developing awareness and having tough conversations when it comes to layers of privilege, self-care, women’s strength, and the wonderful messiness that is life. You’ll leave feeling motivated to cultivate more a more present state of being.
How to Live a Life You Really (Really) Love
Steph Gaudreau, the creator and host of the 2017 Women’s Strength Summit, is sitting down with you to wrap up this most incredible event of the year, go over the big takeaways, and give you the first steps to putting all the powerful sessions into action.
If you’ve ever wondered how to live a life you really, really love - even when obstacles and roadblocks keep tripping you up, tune into this talk - there might even be a surprise or two!
Steph Gaudreau, Summit Host
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Why this Summit, frankly, kicks ass:
- There’s no BS and no gimmicks. You’re busy, and you don’t have time for stuff that doesn’t work. The Summit is a highly-curated, action-oriented collection of powerful video coaching sessions.
We don’t believe in quick fixes, pills, or trendy crap that just leads to disappointment and an empty wallet. The four pillars of health - nourish, move, think, and thrive - are all covered for a truy holisitc approach.
- Make progress fast. No more endless sifting through websites, chasing dead ends that just don’t work. Each world-class female expert was hand-selected for the quality of work she’s doing in the world and her high level of personal integrity.
You get each speaker’s best strategies in one session so you can immediately go apply what you’ve learned.
- FREE for a limited time if you sign up today. Seminars, conferences, and retreats are soooo expensive. When you factor in travel costs, child or pet care, and lost work time, they’re usualy not worth it.
It’s frustrating to miss out, so I’m giving you a free ticket to this ONLINE event. You get to listen from home while wearing your jammies and eating popcorn.
- It’s a gathering of inspirational, knowledgable speakers. They’ve lived these lessons, they’re experts in their fields, and they’ll be passing on their best practical advice to you. These ladies are the real dealno fluff or filler. Each leads her own vibrant community, so you can really find the tribe that resonates with you.
- There’s something for everyone. If you’re new to all this, no worries. An old pro? We’ve got you covered, too.
No matter what level you’re at, you’ll walk away with tools to build a strong, powerful body, mind, and spirit. All you’ve gotta do is put what you learn into action.
What makes this event better than the rest?
Each expert talk is like sitting down for a personal 1-1 coaching session. If you’ve looked around online, you’ll know that private fitness and nutrition programs covering the same content can cost several hundred or thousands of dollars for a single hour. Hugely expensive.
You get the same quality at no cost. Plus, these interviews are pitch-free so you can focus on the takeaway strategies.
Since this event is available online, there’s no travel and hotel to deal with. You’ll save time and a fistful of cash.
Everything is neatly organized with four talks every day from the first to the seventh day of the event. And, each speaker interview is live for 24 hours so you can listen on your own schedule.
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What is the Women’s Strength Summit?
It’s an online, video-based event with 24+ expert interviews covering a wide range topics developed specifically for women.
Our world-class female speakers are coaches, doctors, experts, and thought leaders share their best strategies for building stronger bodies and minds so you can get outside your comfort zone.
Can men watch the Summit?
Of course! Our speakers are gearing their talks toward the issues females face, but we know that women thrive with supportive men in their lives.
Trainers, husbands, boyfriends, fathers, uncles, and friends will gain powerful insights about the challenges women go throughand how to support them as they become their strongest selves.
Do I have to travel to the Women’s Strength Summit?
No ?? Listen from the comfort of your own home because the entire event is online. You’ll stream videos from anywhere as long as you have a phone, tablet, or computer. Awesome, right?
I’ve wanted to go to so many conferences in the past, but they were all a plane ride away, and travel was too expensive. So, I decided to bring the Summit to you virtually.
When can I see the Summit interviews?
Every day, four interviews will go live, and you can watch each for 24 hours. Scroll up a bit to see the schedule or click on the Sessions page. I’ll send you the links to watch directly to your inbox.
What’s the Summit Playbook?
When you claim your free pass, I’ll send you the Summit Playbook! You’ll meet the speakers and hear more about their sessions, plus learn 21 key strategies for busting out of your comfort zone right away.
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I’m Steph Gaudreau, your hostess with the mostest.
My purpose is to help women get stronger so they can achieve their full potential.
Nothing gets me more fired up than helping women tap into their unlimited potential, harness their strength, and create the lifestyle that they’ve always wanted.
I’m bringing that same passion to the Women’s Strength Summit, the #1 online conference by women for women, for the second year in a row.
I’ve assembled a superhero roster of top female coaches, doctors, and experts to support you with everything you need to know about becoming your strongest self.
Translation: I’ll help you get out of your comfort zone so you can uncover the badass that’s been quietly lurking inside you all along.
My day jobI’m the holistic nutritionist, weightlifting coach, best-selling author, and photographer behind the popular blog Stupid Easy Paleo.
And, I’m the creator of the Harder to Kill Challenge, a 6-week program that helps women nourish and strengthen their bodies, recharge their energy, and get their thinking right- a true holistic approach to wellness and resilience.
When you play big, amazing things happen.
When I’m not working you can find me hanging out my husband Z and my cat Ellie, coaching weightlifting here in San Diego, tending to my urban beehive, and drinking coffee (AM) or eating chocolate (PM).