Callie’s Recommended Reads

We love celebrating our WILL Community members and also finding out what they are reading that informs and guides their leadership for life.

In this blog, we celebrate Callie B Elwayns, a Transformational Leadership Coach and Master Story Teller. I was at her recent sold out, very successful Bold and Visible Monologues which featured 7 women who owned their voices, stepped into visibility and told their powerful personal transformational stories. Check out Callie’s video of the Bold and Visible Monologues.

Here are some of Callie’s recommended reads that inform and guide her leadership for life:

In Touch: How to Tune in to the Inner Guidance of Your Body and Trust Yourself (2015) by John Pendergast, PHD.
In Touch takes you on a journey to awaken our true self. We are guided to expand our awareness through somatic sensing and cultivating self compassion. The result is a deep presence and a sense of spiritual alignment.

Improv Wisdom: Don’t Prepare, Just Show Up (2005) by Patricia Ryan Masson.

This fun book helps you tap into the magic of spontaneity in everyday life. Opening wide to possibilities and living into the unknown moment to moment! Using improv theatre as a basis for finding the truth in the moment.

The Second Circle: Using Positive Energy For Success in Every Situation (2017) by Patsy Rodenburg.
Pasty is a famous voice coach for acting. This book teaches all of us (not just actors) how to get deeply present and how to recognize when we are not. Being present allows us to share our voice and our truth without forcing or holding back.

Callie B. Elwayns is a Transformational Leadership Coach, Business Executive and Master Story Teller. Her company, Bold & Visible offers life changing programs and mentorship, to catapult women to new levels of leadership presence, visibility and business Impact. Callie draws on performing arts-based practices such as voice and movement training, improvisation and personal storytelling to awaken an embodied experience of authentic leadership. For individuals, teams and companies that want to grow their influence play a bigger game and get outstanding results!

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