I’M A SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR, CERTIFIED LEADERSHIP & CEO COACH. And I’ve SPENT THE PAST 15 YEARS OF MY LIFE DEDICATED TO THE STUDY OF HUMAN & BUSINESS POTENTIAL. OUTSIDE THE SYSTEMS OF HETERONORMATIVE, WHITE SUPREMACIST PATRIARCHY.
MY WORK IS IN THE SYSTEMATIC UNRAVELING OF ‘CONDITIONED BY SOCIETY/YOUR MOM/YOUR FRIENDS’ HUMAN SUFFERING. ALL TO EXPAND HUMAN LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL. HOW?
“Makenna is a creative force of nature & stunningly good at what she does.“
-Karen Hutton, Photographer & Speaker
the how i got here bit
As a child, I knew that I was ‘weird’. I had big visions for the world. I wrote my goals in the context of ‘Future Writing’ (a method I teach to this day). I contemplated infinity. I had a lemonade stand that made hundreds of dollars a summer. I sold the most girl scout cookies.
And yet…I spent the first 30-ish years of my life trying to ‘find my fit’ in the world. Rather than carve my own path, I slowly tucked away embers of my fire to be more seemingly normal. To shrink myself. To fit in. I became the most digestible, queer woman I could be.
I gave up art, music, dance, writing, any sort of ‘big, hairy, audacious dreams’.
I ticked off each societal, familial, & cultural expectation. And with extreme precision:
But Desires, cravings, and soul longings have a way of bubbling up, your fire & Vision can’t smolder forever.
At first, the fire? She engulfed me. It was terrifying. Everything I held true was to be challenged.
My marriage. My sexuality. My capacity. My leadership. My values. But I let the fire burn So I let her burn away almost everything I had been conditioned to be true. All the should’s, could’s, and would’s began to melt. I quit everything, closed my six-figure coaching business and moved to the mountains to teach skiing. Then? Julia Child’s house came on the market. Against all advice from my business coaches, some friends, most of my family (not all, since some of them are key investors)…I snatched it up. Investing nearly everything I owned into it. My fire brightened. I trusted my vision. My truths emerged.
I spent the next year expanding into who I needed to become in order to run 25 retreats/experiences a year in a whole new way. I learned firewalking. Went on healing journeys. Meditated. Studied tantra. Took leadership workshops. Hired coaches. Therapists. Healers. The fire took so much, and gave back in turn. At the bottom, there was a stripped down me. A me that had few labels, and just…was.
Then, I filed for a divorce. After seven years of a relationship focused on our mutual destruction… I left my wife. Divorce was my salvation, and my deepest pain.
The recipes others had created for success and happiness, flew out the window. Then I threw out the cookbooks on authoritative leadership/living/business, and forged my own path. My trap? Being ‘good’, ‘right’, ‘perfect’.
My LIBERATION? Unfettering and cultivating my Capacity as a Sovereign CEO.
Turns out? Practice, Congruence, and Integrity always win over ‘EXPECTATIONS’.
Manifesting Generator with a ⅓ profile. Virgo with a Pisces rising and a Sagittarius moon. Taurus north node.
I/ENFP (I oscillate between the E and I by a tiny percentage).
Mrs./Ms. she/her or they/them
Skiing. Cooking food for others. Long hugs. Community. Love. Devotion. Oracle cards. Clean Beauty. Smashing my fingers on typewriters. Watercolor & Ink painting. Travel.
MAKENNA’S MEDIA BIO & INFO
I love to speak to groups at events, corporate brown-bag lunches. Size doesn’t matter. Topics? Cooking as understanding of self, business as activism, entrepreneurship, and collective, visionary leadership.
Want me on your podcast? Your summit? Your TV Show? Here’s the deal, I’m a yes unless you care about specific numbers on lists, etc. I don’t share that info.
I collaborate with other brands on occasion. And love sharing resources with others. Sponsoring events, and doing product collabs are my favorite.
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A family lifestyle band. Retreats. Adventure Travel for the rest of us. A work in progress, launching 2021.
Want to chat speaking? Courageous Cooking experiences at your own company? Team coaching? Collaborations? Feel free to reach out to me. I’d love to chat.
team at makennaheld dot com
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