Core Values

Values at the Core

will not fuck withIn an effort to boost my sales, and to gather info to pass along to my clients, I’ve have been participating in a bunch of “6-7 figure” webinars and classes lately. Some of it has been interesting, but the most valuable thing that this endeavor has delivered for me is clarity. Thanks to a bunch of intensely salesy folks trying to convince me that I too can “live the dream,” I have been able to get really clear on some things that just do not sit right with me, and a few things that really, really do.
One thing I’m abundantly clear on: I’m not sure that my dream is the same as the dream presented in the glossy presentations and slick, tricky words. I feel pretty damn certain that my biggest, deepest, most dear dream consists of me never stepping out of integrity in order to land a conversion.
I’m grateful for the hours spent (not wasted) on webinars full of techniques I will never use. Those hours spent have brought me solidly back to my core. So, from my core to yours, here are some promises. They stem from my core values of sustainability and accessibility.
 
As your (prospective) coach, I will not fuck with your sense of self.
You know, this seems like a thing that should be a given. But it’s not! There are some unscrupulous folk out there presenting themselves as coaches. So let me make it explicit. Here are some ways I will not fuck with you:
  • I will never encourage you to go into credit card or loan debt in order to afford my programs.

  • I will not guilt you into signing on. (That old, “If you really believed in your work,” line is so grating and demeaning. The fact that you are looking into coaching or courses is proof enough that you believe in your work.)
  • If you are committed to the work, I will work with you to create an affordable payment plan, partial barter, or work trade situation that works for both of us.
  • I will not overload you with “extras” that you can’t keep up with, and then blame your lack of keeping up with the material for lack of movement.
  • I will not shame you for your “blocks” or “mindsets.”
As your coach, I WILL support you in working from your core values.
Core ValuesOne would hope that all coaches would offer this promise. However, many coaches seem to feel that it’s their job to retrain your values. I would never do that unless you first requested that we focus on values work, and if we agreed to do the work together of values transformation. In which case, we could do that, and effectively.
I honestly love doing values work. But it is not a thing to trifle with, or even to engage consciously with without full, conscious consent. Without your permission that category of work veers severely into the unethical.
So instead of fucking with your values, I will support you in defining them, and then working from them. No bullshit: your core values are where your power comes from. Let’s work to make sure they are aligned, tuned up, and that you are moving forward from your absolute, powerful, glorious core. Here are some promises from mine:
  • I will give you action steps that will help you to keep moving forward.
  • I will chat things out with you between sessions.
  • I will treat you exactly the same, whether you are paying the full amount up front, are on a payment plan, are working a partial trade, or are on scholarship.
  • I will help you find solutions within your budget – I will not pressure you into high dollar-amount solutions that will deplete you.
  • I will share all my low-dollar amount hacks so you can do cool things with low investment.
  • I will help you to shape your business to fit your personal values. The family comes before work? And so they should! Family night is sacred? Good. Your mental health requires certain habits? It’s awesome that you know that. Let’s start there, and work to maintain your core values at The Core of your work.

Ready to sign on? Let’s do it. I have two openings RIGHT NOW! Grab one today.

Testimonial:

14123953_10154463593486100_707007055_o“Lasara’s direct and intuitive approach to goal setting and task management have been extremely motivating for me and have helped me to create a plan for getting my massage business tracking the way I would like to see it. In addition, she took the added time to help me work through any blocks that came up along the way, teaching me tools that I can use in the future should I encounter areas of difficulty.

Lasara also encouraged me to start budgeting personally as one of the steps to getting my business finances on track, and that has helped me with setting personal financial goals (getting out of debt, building good credit, starting a savings.) I can honestly say that without that nudge from her I would not be using the tools I am now to better my position financially, which will in turn allow me to invest more dollars into my business.

Since beginning my work with Lasara six weeks ago, I have partnered with a graphic designer to rebrand my business, launched a new website, and created a solid plan for generating leads as well as added some useful skills for client retention.

The time and money invested in coaching with Lasara has already more than paid for itself. I highly recommend her services to anyone needing some guidance or an extra push in the right direction! ”
– Omy Keyes, Entrepreneur, NM

Jailbreaking the Goddess

Jailbreaking the Goddess Class: Accessing the Fivefold Model in Feminist Leadership

Jailbreaking the GoddessHi, friend!

If you follow me on Facebook, you know that – due to the shifting terrain of marketing and the high cost of being on the road – I cancelled a number of in-person book events. When I made that announcement, I told you all to keep your eyes peeled for online offerings.

The time has come!

JOIN ME for a Jailbreaking the Goddess Class:
Accessing the Fivefold Model in Feminist Leadership

Saturday August 27, 4PM Pacific – online!

Learn how accessing the fivefold model – as put forth in Jailbreaking the Goddess can help you to become more flexible in any feminist leadership roles. Whether you’re a teacher, chief creative officer, an entrepreneur, a mom, a politician, a priest/ess, or a CEO, being able to access the five aspects of the goddess will:

  • help you to speak to everyone in the room, regardless of their default or dominant modes. (Want to know your dominant aspect? Take the Which Goddess Are You? quiz now!)
  • help you find ways to engage with people who have different strengths and weaknesses.
  • allow you to tap into different ways of reasoning by interfacing with Femella, Potens, Creatrix, Sapientia, and Antiqua.
  • help you to problem-solve from different perspectives.
  • create flexibility in your feminist leadership models.
  • access and offer out frames for feminal empowerment.

This 1.5 hour workshop will be interactive, and will take place on a live, face-to-face, video platform. The class will be recorded so you can re-watch (or listen to) it later. If you cannot be present at the class you can still access the recording if you register in advance.

Please set aside this hour and a half to be fully engaged in our video classroom environment. Bring your workbook (pdf will be sent to you in advance of the workshop), writing and/or drawing implements, water for drinking, your curiosity, and anything else that helps you to absorb information.

Register now!

See you there.

Blessings of love and power,
– Lasara


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Review Jailbreaking the Goddess!

Cover of Jailbreaking the Goddess.

Jailbreaking the Goddess (Llwewllyn, 2016), by Lasara Firefox Allen.

Hi friends! The launch date for Jailbreaking the Goddess is impending! We need some reviews up ASAP! Are you game to review the book? Drop me a note if you don’t have a copy yet, and are willing to read and review the book within the next few days.

If you’ve already been able to read Jailbreaking the Goddess already, I would be SO GRATEFUL if you would review it on Amazon and Goodreads! The more reviews the book has up, the easier a time people will have deciding to purchase it. And, if you’re feeling really inspired, I’d love to hear about reviews on your blog, in magazines, on your podcast, or anywhere else your heart desires!

The official launch date is July 8th. It would really help to get some reviews up there this week.

I truly value your time and energy, and want to offer a gift to thank you for making the effort to review Jailbreaking the Goddess: a pdf of the upcoming Jailbreaking the Goddess – the manifesta! A Zine! Once you’ve posted your reviews, please fill out this form. At the form you can give me an email address I can send the zine to. Also, there’s a space where you can paste links to your reviews so that we can boost signal on them.

Not sure what to say in your review? Here are some ideas that could help: just write a sentence about one area of thought that Jailbreaking the Goddess has shifted for you. Or, write a couple sentences about what was most inspiring to you.

If you found parts challenging, share that too. If you do share what you found challenging, I hope you’ll also share the resolution of that challenge. (I find –for myself and with my students and clients– the areas that feel the most challenging often deliver the biggest breakthroughs.) Also, did you know that you can video yourself talking about the book and post that as a review on Amazon?

I look forward to seeing what you have to say about Jailbreaking the Goddess! I’m grateful for your attention.

Love and power,
– Lasara