Partnering with women to create change

Can you imagine what our world would be like if women could bring their full gifts to bear?

If we are blazing trails now, can you even imagine what would be possible if more of us created from a place of....freedom? Without the need to explain, apologize, justify, get permission, negotiate or twist ourselves into a pretzel at every blessed turn in the road?

My name is Lael, and I want to live in that world sooner than later.

And that, my friend, is why I created SheChanges. It's all about change powered by women—individually and collectively—to lead us toward that future.

I help women to move forward on their own terms and in their own way—boldly, unapologetically, and with a great deal of intention.

My work is designed to support badass women like you in finding the crack in the matrix, a wrinkle in time, and your very own platform 9 3/4 to help inspire and move you—and then all of us—to action. Not by becoming someone you're not—but by embodying more of who you already are. Naturally.

If you've found your way here, rest assured you're no longer alone. You're in really good company, actually.

So welcome aboard, woman. Let's ride.

Women’s Stories Matter—To All Of Us

October 23, 2019

Something happened for me at my SheSpeaks evenings of women’s storytelling last year. I didn’t see it coming, but once I did, I saw how it had been there all along. If you’re not familiar with SheSpeaks, then you might not know that this annual event has become something of a tradition for many women—a heaping dose of good mojo, heartfelt energy, and inspiration delivered […]

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November 13

Copies of IGNITE Are Now Available!

I’ve pulled out all the stops in my second book, and it’s finally out! It’s entitled Ignite: Lighting the Leader Fire, and is all about intersecting what it means to be a leader with what it means to be a woman.  It’s a deeply personal exploration of my own story as a leader, but it’s also about pulling back the veil to look at how women create and move through change when no one is looking. This book is my fiery missive for more women to lead—on their own terms and in their own way.
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December 5 + 6

SheSpeaks: Wellspring

Tickets are NOW ON SALE for my annual storytelling event designed to celebrate the power of women’s voice, power and perspective will be coming to town again this winter—but this time with a new twist! Thursday night will feature the stories of five women, and Friday night I will be taking center stage to share some of my own stories and celebrate the release of my second book: Ignite: Lighting The Leader Fire. There are still a few tickets left!
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March 26

Ignite Book Launch at Print

Join me and a pile of other people interested in change powered by women, as we gather at Print Books in Portland, Maine in the heart of Women’s History Month to celebrate the release of my second book, Ignite: Lighting the Leader Fire. I’ll be reading selections from my book, answering questions from the audience, and will be telling some stories about the process of writing as well as the content that went into it. I’m super excited and hope you’ll come out and join me!  More information.

April 21

In Her Words: Writing Series

This 6-week writing experience is perfect for the woman who accesses her truth by putting pen to paper—but also avoids it like the plague for that very reason. This circle, limited to 5-6 women, will come together over the phone on Tuesday evenings for six weeks to plug into the voice that lives deep inside, and listen to what she has to say. Reach out to me directly if this feels of interest to you to see if it’s a good match!  More information.

My Second Book Is Powered By Women

My second book, Ignite: Lighting The Leader Fire is now available for sale on Amazon—and soon will be at select bookstores in Portland, Maine! A big thanks to those of you who have supported me energetically and financially on this journey—the women of SheChanges are the lifeblood of this one.  Pick up your copy here!

My DisruptHR Talk on Why Women Leave

In June of 2019, I spoke at DisruptHR 2.0 in Portland, Maine—a storytelling event that’s all about “the rebellious future of HR”. It was a powerhouse evening, and I was honored to take the stage as the final story of the line up that night. Click on the link below to watch the video of my talk about why women leave organizations and the “secret code” that tells you they’re on the move.  More information.

The Stories From SheSpeaks are Here!

Were you at SheSpeaks, my two-day storytelling series held in December of 2018? Don’t you wish you could hear the stories that were told on stage at SheSpeaks just ONE MORE TIME? Or were you not able to go to those two powerhouse evenings because you don’t live near Portland, Maine? For the first time ever, we have beautiful quality audio recordings of the ten speakers’ stories told over that two-day event—including my own stories—and they are all uploaded and ready for you to listen!
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Maine Women’s Magazine Interview

I was so honored to be featured in the March issue of Maine Women's Magazine on "Women Who Inspire". The writer described me as bumping up against a live wire. I'll take that.