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.

The Stories You Might Have Missed—Or Want Again

May 30, 2019

Last year, on the underground of London, I saw something that made me stop in my tracks. When the doors opened to Euston station, there it was….the EXACT reason I hold my SheSpeaks women’s storytelling series each year. And then, as quickly as it registered in my brain, the doors shut and we were off—in the underground again. I’ll never forget that moment as long […]

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April 23

In Her Words

**SOLD OUT**This popular six-week guided writing experience will once again be offered this spring. Perfect for the woman who is eager to access and listen to that voice that lives deep down inside her, this experience offers a small group the chance to mine for some gold within and use it to get some clarity and traction. And the good news? You don’t even have to be in Maine to participate—is all over the phone from the comfort of your own home wherever you are.
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SheSpeaks Stories on SoundCloud

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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June 13


Tired of “the way things are” in the corporate world? This storytelling evening is an event that draws people interested in co-creating what “the rebellious future of HR” might look like. I will be one of the speakers featured in this year’s Portland, Maine gathering, and my talk will aim to demystify and shine a bright light on why women leaders leave organizations.  More information.

My Second Book Is Powered By Women

My second book is now written and is headed into its second round of editing August 5th. I am so damn excited about this, and am eager to put this into your hands this late fall. I’m grateful to those of you who have supported me energetically and financially on this journey. In many ways, this book feels like ours. I may be its midwife, but you—the women of SheChanges are its lifeblood. Together, we are bringing it into the world. It’s not too late to be a part of it—just check out my GoFundMe to find out how. Let’s DO this, woman! 

Have A Listen To My Second Book

I’ve just uploaded five new episodes on my Unscripted Woman podcast that offer a sneak peak, advance listen to what’s inside my second book, It Seems I’m Not Alone: Lighting The Leader Fire, due to be released late fall, 2019!  Check it out!

Follow Me On Instagram

Instagram is where I’m hanging out the most these days on social media, so please feel free to follow me there if that’s your preferred beat. For Facebook fans, know that most of my posts from Instagram are posted on my page as well, so you won’t miss out!

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.

My Telltale Story at Soundbites

In October 2016, I was invited to be one of five speakers to take the stage at the Frontier Cafe in Brunswick as part of the Soundbites Series. The theme was "telltale" and I had a blast. The videos are out now if you'd like to see for yourself. Here it is!