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.

Lung Capacity

May 19, 2020

When I was in high school, I went through the rigorous process of becoming a lifeguard, learning water safety, rescue skills and the basics of first aid, CPR and how to mobilize someone in the event of a back injury. It made sense that I was drawn to this, even as most knew me to be a runner. Water, it seemed, was my first home. […]

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April 21

In Her Words: Writing Series

SOLD OUT: 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. Note: this offering is sold out, but I might be running again this summer, so please reach out to me directly if this feels of interest to you to see if it’s a good match!  More information.

May 5

Virtual Women Of The Chamber

I am really excited to be speaking at the first ever VIRTUAL gathering of the Women of the Chamber. This FREE event is open to members and non-members alike, and I have been given free rein (my favorite kind of direction…) to talk about women’s leadership in the context of this new normal we find ourselves in. I’m eager to weave together some stories, stats, and specifics to reveal how change powered by women looks in action and why it matters more now than ever.
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May 19

Ignite with Me

Many of you have shared that reading my books feels like we’re having a conversation together. Here’s a chance to build on that feeling—and you don’t need to be in Maine to participate. This FREE five-module online course will offer a deeper-dive for those interested my second book, Ignite: Lighting the Leader Fire. Proceed at your own pace or use it as a structure for a virtual book club, but come Ignite with Me and let’s go inside the pages to explore what that means and how that looks to you in action! Registration is now open, so have at it!  More information.

Pick Up A Copy Of My Latest Book!

My second book, Ignite: Lighting The Leader Fire is now available for sale on Amazon and other online book sellers—as well as Print Books and Sherman’s Book Shop locally in Portland, Maine!  The enthusiastic reception and comments from readers have warmed my heart and blown me away…THANK YOU! My first official book reading will be happening on March 26th at Print Books in Portland.  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.