THE SECOND CHAPTER SISTERHOOD...2.0!!
(For all the buzz, buzz, buzz, scroll all the way down!)
This ain't your mother's "Ladies Who Lunch" club.
Sisterhood = Power. Power to believe in yourself. Power to draw on the strength and support of others. Power to get out of your own way and try something new.
The #1 most uttered phrase by women everywhere: “If only I could (insert dream here) but I just don’t know how to get started.” Welcome to the launch of The Second Chapter Sisterhood 2.0! Ladies who lunch (and learn), if you have been thinking about “what’s next,” the Sisterhood is for you. Have an idea brewing for a biz? Empty-nest syndrome staring you down? Career change in the works? Bucking for a promotion in-house? Your existing business need an adrenaline shot? Or just need to open up your circle of peeps?
JOIN THE SECOND CHAPTER SISTERHOOD: WHERE LIKE-MINDED WOMEN COME TOGETHER TO MIX, MINGLE, AND MASTERMIND!
WHO WE ARE:
-A good ol’ fashioned lunch date with some kick-ass ladies offering stellar support and real resources
-A community of like-minded women eager to help bolster each other up
-A place where actionable tips, tools and contacts are shared and discussed so we can collectively soar
-A group offering access to expert speakers on diverse topics…because, let’s face it, we love to learn!
-A safe place to share experiences and learn how to slay that inner dragon of negative self-talk
-Not sure what it is that you even want to do? This group is for you! We don’t all know where we’re going, but we sure as hell know we need each other to get there.
WHO WE AREN’T:
-A stale, business card exchange with crappy cheese platters and uncomfortable chatter
-A strict, structured environment where rules rule the day…there are no rules and that’s part of the fun!
-A place of judgement, criticism, or cattiness…because seriously, Sisters, who needs that?
-A boring, “same old, same old” gathering taking up precious time in your busy schedule
We aim to get together about 6 times a year!
(We hear you! Summertime and holidays are #crazy so we schedule accordingly.)
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: REGISTER BEFORE MARCH 5th: $250.00
REGULAR MEMBERSHIP AFTER MARCH 5TH: $299.00
Want to try us on for size? DROP IN RATE, ONE LUNCH SESSION: $60.00
BURTONS GRILL, 43 MIDDLESEX TURNPIKE, BURLINGTON, MA
(Easy, peasy on-off access to the highway and plenty of parking!)
FIRST THREE LUNCH DATES OF 2018 (FALL DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED LATER):
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28
MONDAY, APRIL 30
MONDAY, MAY 21
So, what's the buzz, buzz, buzz?
“Kim, I wanted to update you from our last conversation on getting additional resources for my students. I decided to throw caution to the wind and just go for it and now I’m very excited and hopeful. All because I made ‘the ask.’ I might not get the credit for what comes of it, but I did at least get the ball rolling. I don’t think I would have thought to ask or even had the courage to ask if I hadn’t joined the Sisterhood. I’m grateful you gave me the push I needed to join and you have always been just such a positive and encouraging person. While I wasn’t sure about joining the Sisterhood or what I wanted to get out of it, the entire experience made me stop and look at myself in the mirror and ask questions. It made me remember that when I graduated from high school, my principal said, ‘Melinda, if you were a man, you’d have brass balls this big’ and he would throw his arms out wide. I used to laugh about him saying that until one day when I retold the story to a friend and I thought to myself, ‘I don’t feel like that person anymore.’ However, after meeting many interesting and engaging women at the Sisterhood, it sparked a little of that old flame in me and when I saw an opportunity to go for the ask, I just acted. I just thought I’d say thank you for that.”
Melinda, "The Sisterhood Sparked That Old Flame In Me To Just Go For It"
"From the very first ice-breaker, the requirement of coming up with a statement about myself that did not reference my kids, or even my career label, truly pushed me outside of my comfort zone. Being able to characterize myself from the perspective of motherhood was just that, a characterization and not truly who I am. It was easy, but it was also a cop-out.
It was the Second Chapter Sisterhood™, the series of sessions-each building upon the last-that helped me create how to truly showcase WHO I am, not WHAT I am. I am still a mother, a volunteer, a runner/triathlete, but that is the "what" and not the "who."
I am so much more confident and comfortable (the latter being the key!) talking about myself: my career experiences; my thoughts and opinions; my goals and aspirations. I am not JUST the mother of three middle-schoolers, or JUST a solo-practitioner, or JUST a volunteer. After 14 years of feeling like I am "just a mom," I now know I am so much more than that, I am comfortable talking about it, and I realize I really love being me."
Allyson, "I Am So Much More Than..."
“When I joined the Sisterhood, I was already an award winning, successful business woman. What I've gained from the SCS is a community of like-minded women who encourage me to be my best self by sharing collective skills and experiences in a safe environment. Our spouses and best friends, as much as we love them, may not be equipped to help us do this. The members of the Sisterhood become my cheerleaders and broaden my network. I see my strengths and weaknesses in my "sisters" and I learn through their stories that I can confidently continue to develop my business skills and expand my comfort zone. Through the Sisterhood's curriculum and camaraderie, I have the opportunity to find what I need to take my next steps toward becoming my best self.”
Elizabeth, "Happily Expanding My Horizons"
"Several weeks ago, I found myself with an invite to Kim Miles' pilot program for The Second Chapter Sisterhood™. While I am not quite at that moment where I am staring down a career change.....yet.....I know Kim well enough to know that an opportunity to join her in one of her endeavors should always be met with a "Yes, Please!"
I was not disappointed! The power of sharing space with women who are all at a similar life stage was palatably powerful. The strength that we all felt in being given the permission to ask "what's next for me" was more than memorable — it was empowering. I look forward to following Kim on this journey of support and self-discovery and am honored and excited to be in on the ground floor. I highly encourage anyone who has the opportunity to take a deep breath and dive in!"
Robin, "Thinking About What's Next"
"I'm self-employed and run a small business so I'm always interested in connecting with women in the same boat. Though I had to miss the initial meeting of The Sisterhood, I heard great things from a lot of people, so I anxiously await the next Session! I fully expect to meet a whole new group of women with whom I can share and explore new topics. No matter where we are in our professional development, there's always something to learn. Kim’s events always hold the promise of valuable information and most importantly, FUN!"
Annie, “There’s Always Something To Learn”
"A lifelong friend of mine invited me to Kim's pilot program of the Second Chapter Sisterhood™ event 2 days after I was laid off from my job of 21 years. I thought it was kismet! Having no other expectations and needing to try something new, I attended and met Kim, who made me feel welcome and comfortable, treating me like an old friend.
The group of women I met were at various stages of their work life. A wonderful lesson I learned is that every woman has a story! Kim created an inviting forum for each of us to share a part of our story. Every woman provided support and encouragement to the others. I was so impressed with the suggestions and exchange of ideas. Women helping women can be so powerful! I left feeling invigorated and positive, with some concrete job contacts, and having met some wonderful women.
I am eager to live my next chapter knowing I have the power to write it. I'm excited for the next SCS event because I'm always looking for new ideas, and it's a great place to find them!"
Kathleen, "Writing The Next Page Of My Story"