We are born sovereign.
It’s the truth of who you are. You are a free and independent being and you are here to become fully self expressed and share your own unique piece of the cosmic puzzle with the world.
The cruel, emotional paradox that seems to be universal: we think we need to jump through hoops and become someone else in order to share our gifts and receive the success, love and acceptance we desire. Just being ourselves is not enough.
If you’re thinking that, you’re not alone. I see it in nearly every woman I work with.
We’re trained by our culture to believe that we, as women and as individual selves, are not good enough just as we are.
And so we’re conditioned to turn ourselves into someone else in order to share our talents and get the love, acceptance, power and freedom we innately desire.
But when we try become somebody else, we abdicate our sovereignty and personal power. We push away love and acceptance.
It’s a cruel paradox: when we’re seeking love, acceptance and empowerment, we try to become someone who deserves it, which means we reject and minimize ourselves. We push away or tamp down or dissociate from our inherent, internal sources of self-love, self-acceptance, and personal sovereignty.
So we’re seeking acceptance and we reject ourselves.
We’re seeking love while treating ourselves as something we loathe and need to fix.
We’re seeking freedom while feeling compelled to obey social convention.
We’re seeking individual self expression while conforming.
That is not ok.It’s not ok that the world insists you do this to yourself.
You cannot do that to yourself and manifest the goals and life you’re seeking.
To be true to your intent — to contribute your unique talents, to self actualize, to offer and receive, to be accepted and offer acceptance including to yourself, to walk in freedom and power — it’s time to reject processes and programs that require you to despise yourself or sheer off your personal power and individuality.
We try to conform to and mimic other people’s systems, ideas and processes, because we think they know better than us. We want what they have, so we try to turn ourselves into copies of them.
This is especially true in the beginning of our self-help journey.
We enter programs and courses and spiritual trainings with the culturally induced fantasy of transforming ourselves into someone else…
And maybe for a while we succeed in performing and obeying the rules of the program-du-jour.
But eventually we realize that performing as though we’re someone else doesn’t feel right, or work for us, and isn’t sustainable…
…and it’s actually taking away from our core desire to become more of ourselves.
We try a variety of enlightened systems that promise us more happiness, success and abundance, and do our best to become the powerful and mindful women they require us to be, but it feels restrictive. There are so many rules to follow…and trying to be good all the time is exhausting. It feels like you’re having to watch what you say and think and do all the time.
It certainly doesn’t feel like freedom.
You have enough self-development and life experience to know that trying to adopt other people’s systems… be it enlightened or not… and putting on a persona doesn’t feel right.
More and more, you’re realizing that you can’t conform to someone else’s system.
You are beyond that.
You want to be MORE of yourself.
You need to create your own way of doing things, based on who you are and how you resource yourself.
It’s time to stop adopting other people’s systems…
…and start figuring out who you are and building the skills you need to support your deliberate evolution.
It’s time to STOP abdicating your sovereignty and to START becoming more of yourself instead.
That is what a Sovereign Session is all about. Looking inward instead of outward and identifying the skills you want to develop within yourself so you can customize your own way of doing things….that works for you.
You don’t need another prescriptive program or guru telling you how to live. You don’t need another system to follow.
You need to increase your capacity to look inward and the skill of listening to your own truth — and then make choices based on your truth and what works for you.
That’s our work together.
Hi, I’m Leah Shapiro and I’m your Freedom Coach + Renegade Queen. I believe true freedom comes when you embrace your sovereignty and love and accept all of who you are.
I support ambitious, bold, creative women as they build the personal skills of sovereignty so that you can get free and create the purposeful, deeply fulfilling life you are here to live. No apologies. No regrets. No having to become someone you are not.
I have a BA in sociology; became a certified life coach via Coach U in 2004; completed a two-year women’s mystery school called the Priestess Path Apprenticeship and have coached hundreds of women over the last decade in getting to know themselves and building the skills to sustain their life-long personal growth and evolution.
As a coach, energy-worker and Renegade Queen, I have the training, depth and breadth to be a guide for you as you build the skills you need to reclaim your personal sovereignty and freedom — skills we have to learn, because independence skills are not automatic when our culture is based on conformity and fitting in.
Getting free is not about following a temporary program or someone’s else’s rules. It’s about building your own everlasting skill set.
Here are some of the essential skills you can build in your sovereign self:
- Personal integrity and power
— and then practicing them, over and over again, until they become so automatic you don’t even think about them.
That’s what I am here to help you do.
Together, we practice the skills you want to grow in yourself.
IMPORTANT: This work is about skill-building and sustainability, not following a short-term program.
Here’s the problem I see with most of the self-help industry: they’re programs that you have to follow. You have to turn yourself into someone else and perform according to expectations, which means when you get tired of that, the gains you see will evaporate, and you’ll feel like a failure, and need to fix that, and seek another program..
…and so the cycle of self-loathing and fixing yourself continues.
I want to interrupt that cycle of external authority by helping you trust yourself and helping you cultivate the personal, everlasting, internal skills in yourself to support your lifelong self-acceptance and personal power.
Here’s an example of what I mean…
With a prescriptive self-help program, you only get gains while you are in it, following the rules and rocking the system. Once the program ends the gains aren’t sustainable. Weightloss programs are a great example. When you do Jenny Craig; sure, you lose weight when you are on the system, but once you leave, and no one is telling you what to do and you’re not following their rules, your success can not be sustained because you didn’t actually build any skills.
That’s what is different about working with me: you build skills.
A skill set is something you cultivate and never forget…..like riding a bike. Once you learn you never forget. It’s anchored inside of you, to be accessed whenever you need it. It’s sustainable and something you can keep practicing, developing and repeating.
So that’s why what I practice with my clients — you! — is skill-building, not system-following.
Once you learn a skill, and ingrain it, you can’t accidentally unlearn it. It’s with you always — even when you and I aren’t working together.
That’s sustainable, powerful change, and it’s yours.
Building your Renegade Queen Skills comes from a deliberate, choice-based process of discovery. You explore what sovereignty looks like and feels like to you and you practice it.
Once you have your three sovereignty skills firmly in place, you will be free to be your own Renegade Queen and you will be unstoppable.
I’m not here to tell you what to do or impose a system on you. I’m here to help you get to know yourself and build your personal sovereignty skills so that you can get free and create your own sustainable, authentic, life-growing practices.
Let’s get you centered, let’s figure out who you are and what you want to develop in yourself, to be more of yourself….not to be someone else.
Instead of conforming or performing, you can choose to love, honor and trust yourself and discover your own way of doing things so you can feel vital and free.
Let’s reclaim your sovereignty and build the skills you need to practice it, every day, for always.
You were born sovereign- let’s reclaim it and stop abdicating it.
Sovereignty is the outcome of being really anchored in who you are + making choices based on what is right and true for you + trusting yourself above all others.
Sovereignty is a skill set for you to develop.
The Renegade Queen Skill Set is a thoughtful approach I use to help women build the skills they need to reclaim their personal sovereignty and freedom — skills we have to learn, because independence skills are not automatic when our culture is based on conformity and fitting in.
We work on developing those core skills in our Sovereign Session together.
Our work in a Sovereign Session is to help you expand your own capacity and identify the skills you have and the ones you need to strengthen.
In a Sovereign Session…
- we identify which skills you already possess and which ones you might want to build or strengthen, and then decide on your next step.
- you’ll increase your ability to discern, adapt, innovate and choose what works for you instead of trying to adopt someone else’s system.
A Sovereign Session is about internal revelation and identifying the areas for your personal skill-building, not about following a program. It’s about identifying the skills you want to develop so that you can become more of YOU, putting on your crown and deciding what your life will be.
And I promise you this: once you discover the power and sweet FREEDOM in embracing your sovereignty, there’s no going back.
Within this custom coaching container — it’s not a one-sized fits all system; you’re the center of it — we’ll use a variety of exercises to help you explore, experiment, evaluate what you need to develop in your Renegade Queen Skill Set so you can get free and create your own sustainable, authentic, life-growing practices.
You’ll walk away with newfound clarity and direction, and a daily practice for strengthening your sovereignty skills so you can establish a solid foundation of sovereignty that supports you in becoming more of yourself. You’ll identify the skills you will want to strengthen so you can trust yourself and make choices based on your truth and what works for you in your life (not someone else’s!).
- We’ll meet via video chat (so I can see your lovely face) and you’ll receive a recording of the call so you can revisit our conversation whenever you like.
- A quiz and self assessment helps us identify where you’re standing strong in your sovereignty and where you need to do some work.
- During your 60 minute Sovereign Session, we’ll identify what strengths and skills you already possess and those you might want to build — and then decide where to focus your energy, identify your next step so that you can confidently move forward.
I’m offering two options for working together in this way….. so you can pick which one works best for you.
One 60 minute Sovereign Session : $150. (One session will get you started and moving forward, especially if you are a do-it-yourself kind of women.)
Bundle of 5 Sovereign Sessions : $725. ( 5 sessions gives you more ongoing support and guidance as you dive deep into developing your skills and creating your own process.)
It’s time to stop following other people’s temporary programs. It’s time to stop substituting their judgement and lives for yours (and feeling bad about yourself for not measuring up). In our culture, containers like that look like self-development, but they’re actually fundamentally dis-empowering and a giant stop sign in your life.
When you want to grow, go in, and skill-build.
So instead of taking program after program and adopting other people’s systems, let’s get to know YOU from the inside out and and build your skills of personal sovereignty…
…so that you know what you want and you can manifest it and make it happen — every day, on your own, for the rest of your life.
One 60 minute session, a skills assessment + sovereignty skill-building, $150
Bundle of five 60 minutes sessions +a skill assessment + sovereignty skill- building + ongoing support , $725
Do you have questions about Sovereign Sessions or if it’s a good fit for you? Let’s talk about it. Use this form to get in touch.