The Power of Your Voice

Hope for Survivors of Abuse

As a young girl I was taught that I had neither a voice not any power to stand up for myself. I was keenly aware that my only value was in performing for others.  I, like 20% of young girls*, was sexually abused.  I was molested by at least two men, including my grandfather with whom we lived.

Although I was unable to face these memories for 40 years, the abuse took a significant toll. I carried a deeply rooted shame that impacted every relationship I had and every decision I made. Despite my best efforts to cover it with masks, it was always there.

BUT, with help, a lot of work, and through a lot of tears, I found hope. Once I allowed myself to start experiencing the truly incredible love of God I started healing. I slowly learned to trust Him with more and more of myself and healing and freedom came. Along with them came my voice and my understanding that I am worth more than the greatest treasure.

In this session you will:

  • Hear a story of healing and how God pursues us on our own terms.

  • Find hope and freedom for your hearts and souls.

  • Learn that you are precious, valuable, ad loved beyond your wildest dreams.

  • Hear how redemption restores the broken to a place of incredible strength and beauty.

 

*According to the National Center for Victims of Crime https://bit.ly/2hcTLv8

Stephanie Hester

The Power of You:

You are Remarkable

If you truly believed you were remarkable what would you do? 

How would you change your life? How would you change your families’ lives? 

How would you change the world?

Let’s find out.

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary remarkable means: “Worthy of being or likely to be noticed, especially as being uncommon or extraordinary.”

You are “worthy of being noticed.”

You are “uncommon.”

You are “extraordinary.”

It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’ve come from. Your place of birth doesn’t make a difference. Your family history doesn’t change the truth.   Nothing you’ve done in the past or anything you are doing right now can change the fact … you are remarkable.

On bad hair days and days when your jeans don’t zip; on days when you snap at a co-worker or yell at your children; and on days when you feel like the world is closing in on you, you are still remarkable.

Take the journey to discover the truth … YOU ARE REMARKABLE …for this will change everything.

In this session you will:

  • Begin to identify the lies that hold you back.

  • Learn tools to replace those lies with truth.

  • Identify with women who changed the course of history.

Stephanie Hester

The Power of Audacity:

Thriving in Your Moments 

“Intrepid boldness; bold or arrogant disregard of normal restraints.”  That is how the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines audacity.

Imagine living an audacious life; a life that envisions your dream and goes for it. 

Imagine being a woman who says, “This is my moment, I am going to take it!” 

Imagine building a life that is full of audacious moment after audacious moment. 

It’s not impossible. In fact, it’s not even distant. It is now, right in front of you. Your first audacious moment is just ahead. 

In this session you will discover:

  • How to recognize your moments.

  • Tools to help you live with audacity.

  • How to bring others along with you.

Stephanie Hester

The Power of Play:

Igniting Your Soul and Balancing Your Life

We take life too seriously.  We stress over To Do lists, deadlines, “musts” and “shoulds.”  Yes, we need to be responsible adults and meet our obligations, but in the name of responsibility we often miss out on the best part of life – living it!

God tells us to be like the little children.  Something children do really well is laugh and play.  They interact with others and they have fun.  Somewhere in life we, as adults, have lost touch with this part of ourselves and in doing so we end up resenting our jobs, our families, and our lives.

But, our lives are meant to be rewarding and some of the greatest rewards come through play.  In fact, our bodies and minds are designed for play and it is through playing that we begin to discover our passions, build meaningful relationships, and become empowered to succeed in the workplace.  Even God plays.  Does that surprise you?

In this session we will answer:

  • What is play

  • How do you play as an adult?

  • How can play benefit you both personally and professionally and bring balance to your life?

Stephanie Hester

The Power of Self-Care         

The Foundation on Which We Build our Lives

Self-care is about so much more than lighting a few candles and taking a bubble bath. (Although I love my Mr. Bubble as much as the next girl.)  It’s about setting boundaries with yourself and others so you can create a life in which you thrive. It is about taking steps to pursue a strong, healthy body that can support your dreams. And it’s about finding balance.

Over and over again I hear women share some version of the same story. It goes like this. “I was going along, taking care of everyone else and taking care of my business. Everything was fine… “Until I hit a wall.”  For some that wall is exhaustion, both physically and mentally. For others, it is a diagnosis of something much more devastating.

Regardless of what that wall is, there is no reason for it. It’s time we realize that putting our health at the top of the list is not selfish. In fact, it is one of the best things we can do. If we don’t’ practice self-care, we will never be able to live the vibrant, energetic, abundant life we were created to live.

In this session you will discover:

  • The myths of boundaries and the importance of saying, “No.”

  • The connection between physical health and emotional health.

  • The importance of feeding your soul.

Stephanie Hester