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Upcoming Community Conversations

Upcoming Community Conversations

Want to join a community that gets you, where you feel seen, heard, and supported?  

Want to connect and build friendships with other high-performing military and veteran women?  

Want to be inspired, to learn and talk about tough issues that are relevant to you?  

You’ve come to the right place.

Our purpose is to help you build relationships and experience personal growth so that you can love your life.   

Monday, March 13th 2023 @ 8pm EST

Working Moms – Overcome the stigma, guilt, and other nonsense around getting help.

Despite women making up a strong proportion of the workforce, household tasks are still the woman’s responsibility in most households.  

For the women leaders who are investing in the help that they need to successfully manage careers and home responsibilities, statistics show that they feel ashamed to admit it.  

This has to change.  

Let’s talk about it.  

Join us on Thursday, February 8th at 8pm Eastern to hear from guest experts COL Katie Matthew, Ph.D. and MAJ Erin Williams, M.S. on how we can overcome the stigma and guilt associated with investing in the household support we need. 

Thursday January 4th, 2024 @ 7pm EST

Resolutions and Reality – Setting Real Goals that Create Real Results

“It’s 4 days into the new year, and I’ve already busted my resolution.”  

“I don’t believe in resolutions, I’m just going to (fill in the blank thing that sounds a lot like a resolution…)”  

“I don’t need it to be a new year to set new goals.”  

All of the above.  

The thing is, you’re setting resolutions all the time.  

And maybe you’re frustrated that your resolutions never seem to stick.  

Or you’re able to accomplish them, but they don’t create the change in your life that you hoped for or needed.  

There’s a better way to do this.

Let’s talk about it.  

Join us on Thursday, January 4th to hear from Meg Kelvington, Owner of Riveting Mission, LLC, for a fresh perspective on resolutions and on goal-setting in general!  

Join us to learn how to set goals that help you achieve what you really want for your life – the vision life you maybe haven’t (yet) given yourself permission to want.  

Join us for an interactive discussion on how to align your habits, behaviors, and decisions with what you deeply want to feel, experience, and achieve.  

Join us to hang out with a super fun group of military and veteran women, connect with other inspired alignment-seekers, and feel a sense of belonging with women who understand you and are excited to get to know you.

You don’t want to miss the opportunity to hear from Meg Kelvington!  

Meg flew helicopters and planes, and deployed to Afghanistan. Now she uses her Army leadership experience to train others to be more fit to serve through fitness and life coaching; while being an Army Wife and mother to 4 children. 

After graduating from West Point and flight school, qualified in both the Blackhawk helicopter and RC-12 Guardrail airplane, she served in the Army. She deployed to Afghanistan

and served in the 82 nd Airborne Division and 1 st Corps before leaving the Army to focus on her family and pursue coaching. She runs a coaching business, Riveting Mission LLC where she trains women to be resourceful and resilient through all of life’s challenges; mind, body, and soul. 

Meg has a Master’s degree in Human Services Counseling through Liberty University, is an Army Master Resilience Trainer, certified personal trainer, and agility coach for Columbus area soccer and cricket clubs. 

She and her husband, Mike, have four children, McKinley (11), Madison (10), “Mac”Arthur (7) and Moriah (5).

Thursday January 18th, 2024 @ 8pm EST

Providing for Yourself and Others: Creating Harmony Between Breadwinning & Care-Taking

We are a generation of women who were raised with traditional gender roles.

But we were also empowered and equipped to be independent.

For many women, this means we’re doing BOTH the household care-taking AND the professional bread-winning.  

Not only are we exhausted, we often struggle to feel loved.  

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Maybe you feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of household and professional tasks you are expected to accomplish on a daily basis.

Maybe you’re burned out from years of trying to be both your Mom AND your Dad.

Maybe your brain hurts from carrying the mental load of being the financial, logistical, AND emotional provider for your family.  

Maybe you’re fed up with the “second shift” “invisible” domestic work that many of your male peers aren’t even aware exists, much less doing.

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You were raised with a model for what it looks like to be cared for and taken care of – and that model doesn’t apply to you.  

When you’re the one making sure everyone around you feels loved, cared for, and taken care of, it’s hard to feel like those needs are being met for you.  

You might wonder what you’re doing wrong that you don’t deserve to be taken care of.  

You might even question your worth and your value.

You might struggle to seek mutual partnership with your spouse or partner – because he was also raised with traditional gender roles.  

He might not even realize that your needs aren’t being met, and that you feel unloved.  

He might not know how to provide the household logistical support that comes naturally to you because you were taught it from early childhood – and he was not.  

He might be ill-equipped to provide you the logistical and emotional support that you need to create harmony between bread-winning and care-taking – not for lack of caring, but for lack of knowledge.  

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Traditional gender roles around bread-winning and home-making are evolving, and we’re here for it. 

You can do it all, girlfriend.  It’s time for you to not have to.  

You can earn the paycheck that pays the mortgage AND do most of the housework.  It’s time for you to not have to.  

How can we create a world in which the bread-winning woman is supported?  How can we change the world for the not-bread-winning male partners, so that it is OK and not abnormal for the man to be the homemaker when the woman is the primary income-earner (even if they both work)?

How can we evolve traditional gender roles and divide breadwinning and homemaking tasks based on talent, interests, skillset, and capacity, rather than accepted gender norms?

How can we create loving alignment in our relationships, so that even as the provider and care-taker, we feel provided for and taken care of?  

How do we create harmony between bread-winning and care-taking?  

Let’s talk about it.  

Join us to hear from my dear friend and our guest expert, COL Elisa O’Hern, whose gentle strength will inspire and encourage you.  

Join us for a tender-hearted conversation about feeling loved – and feeling taken care of – as the primary provider for your family.

Join us to mastermind the evolution of traditional gender roles, so that breadwinning and homemaking tasks are based on talent, skillset, interests, and capacity, not based on externally-imposed (and antiquated) expectations.  

Join us to connect with a cool group of women up to something good – a community of military and veteran women leaders who work hard and love big.  

Join us Thursday, January 18th at 8pm Eastern for an inspiring, uplifting, and paradigm-shifting conversation around feeling loved in a world beyond traditional gender roles. 

You don’t want to miss this inspiring conversation with COL Elisa O’Hern!  

COL Elisa D. O’Hern is a proud Army Pediatrician, mother of three awesome kiddos, Patrick, age 15, Adalyn, age 11, and Colin, age 9, and has been married to the love of her life, Brendan O’Hern for over 20 years.  

She is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, the AMEDD Officer Basic and Captains Career Courses, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the Army War College at Carlisle Pennsylvania.

Elisa loves being a part of every community the Army throws her into. She loves traveling with her family, reading, baking, gardening and knitting. 

Elisa earned her commission from the United States Military Academy in June 2001. 

She received her medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in 2005 and went on to complete her Pediatric Internship and Residency at Madigan Army Medical Center, Ft. Lewis, WA from 2005-2008. 

Her first assignment after residency was as the battalion flight surgeon for the 563rd Aviation Support Battalion, 159 Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Ft. Campbell, KY, where she deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 

She returned home to West Point, NY in 2008, as a Staff Pediatrician and then Chief of Pediatrics and Medical Director for the Exceptional Family Member Program at Keller Army Community Hospital. 

From 2013-2015 she completed the Faculty Development Fellowship at Madigan Army Medical Center, then served as the brigade surgeon for the 555th Engineer Brigade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA. 

Returning to clinical medicine in 2017 she served as a flight surgeon in the Joint Aviation Medicine Clinic, Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital. 

From 2018-2020 she was the battalion commander of Troop Command - Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. She then served as the Deputy Commander for Clinical Services at Munson Army Health Clinic, Ft. Leavenworth, KS from 2020-2022. 

After completing the Army War College, she and her family moved to San Antonio, Texas where she currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer and Assistant Director for Health Affairs for the San Antonio Military Health System.

Dr. O’Hern has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Life Sciences from the United States Military Academy and a Doctor of Medicine from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. A Masters of Strategic Studies from the Army War College. 

She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

COL O’Hern’s awards and decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal (with three Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, NATO Medal, Flight Surgeon Badge, and Parachutist Badge. COL O’Hern has one Meritorious Unit Commendation, is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit and proudly wears the deFleury Medal for her service to the Engineer Regiment.

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