How long have you been doing what you do, and how did you become Personal Empowerment Specialists?

To answer this question, it’s probably best that we share with you a defining moment, and resulting “compelling story”, that brought us to where we are today – coaching women like you on exactly what to do to stop sabotaging yourself and step into your Divine Femininity.

That defining moment in our lives happened in about 2007 – about a year after we got together. We live in a peaceful, happy home with teenagers who actually talk to us. We all play and laugh and dance together. So our friends have always wanted to know what the secret to our success was. Everyone we knew wanted to know how we were able to coexist with each other without arguing and fighting all the time. So let us tell you a little about our backstory.

Let’s start with me (Donna).  I was raped 3 different times in my life and ended up in the state protective custody at 17 years old. I had horrible self-esteem and even tried to commit suicide. I was a happy positive person, but I seemed to always attract the predators and even though I had some positive people in my life, I still felt like a victim always. My anxiety and depression made it hard to function without pills and drinking.  I left a volatile relationship before Norma that was filled with emotional and financial abuse. While he never hit me, he made life miserable. I thought it was my job to make him a better person and so I spent 12 years in that relationship, trying desperately to make everyone else happy. I tried everything to keep his temper cool and I kept telling myself that I would be happy once the kids were happy. That was a fool’s errand – it was the other way around. Once I was happy, my kids were happy.

Enter: Norma.

I never really got to know my father before he died, and I also found my mother dead when I was only 12 years old. I’ve had a history of really good relationships, but not fulfilling relationships. There is a difference. I never experienced the fighting and financial abuse stuff, but I hadn’t found my person. Sure, we had the successful relationship on paper. From the outside, we looked like your average happy family. But on the inside, it was empty so I chose not to settle.

When we came together, the reason we knew this was the right relationship was our comfort in the “pregnant silence.” We can be in the car with no music, complete silence, and nothing needs to be said. We don’t need to fill that space because nothing is missing. There’s a warmth and love that is just there. And that’s what we want to help other women find for themselves.

A lot of women (ourselves included) have felt that they were not enough. If they could just get a better job or clean the house better or lose weight or look sexier or be taller – if I was just this extra thing – then I’d be worthy of a good, solid partner or I would be worthy of friends or lovers that adored me. We teach women that they are whole as they are. Then they can attract others who are as whole as they are. A successful relationship is taking both whole circles to create that Venn Diagram that grows. These diagrams work for friendships, romantic partners, and families.

After helping many of our girlfriends navigate their relationships, we started teaching women everywhere how they can do the same: we watched their confidence soar! We have since made a commitment to dedicate the rest of our professional lives to helping other women find that fulfilling relationship with the people who balances you – the one who understands and embraces each other’s “brands of crazy” or their tribe.

Since then, we’ve worked with many private clients and shared our story in front of countless groups. We are living our dream of living our life without apology; and we have created Your Phoenix is Rising System™, a series of 10 important personal development steps in 10 weeks every woman needs to apply to feel more confident in who you are right now in this moment, embrace who you are deep down inside, and find relationships that are worthy of you. We know that there are ashes from your past but now is the time to dust it off and rise into your greater self-awareness. It took us years of classes and workshops to get to this point, but we have cut that time down and delivered this knowledge to you in a 10 week individualized program. You true life starts now!

Meet Our Team

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  • loving kind women
  • open-minded and fun
  • non-judgmental

You can expect to:

  • Have big breakthroughs and ah ha moments
  • Let go and release trauma in the body
  • Anxiety dissipates and peace and calm sets in
  • Creating new standards for yourself
  • Reaching for your passions in life
  • Feel empowered & excited about the future
  • Fall in love with yourself
  • Vibrate as a loving being, and become truly unconditionally loving with all your relationships (even the most intense ones that normally trigger you)
  • Be clear concise and honest in your communication
  • Create healthy boundaries
  • Truly love the version of yourself that shows up to play this game called life
  • Learn how to say NO and honor your yes and no’s
  • Watch your best life unfold with ease
  • Create DEEP intimacy and meaning in your personal relationships
  • End the drama cycles and patterns
  • Raise your self-esteem and self confidence
  • Rewrite your story
  • Open your heart and expand into your TRUE being
  • Gain unshakeable confidence in yourself – (a lot of our clients tell us that is worth the investment alone).
  • Learn proven techniques for releasing your internal resistance and self-sabotaging tendencies so you can take action and start living your passion and purpose with ease.
  • Get proven techniques you can apply right away to not have to reinvent the “wheel” on your own

We work on the inner and outer principles for success and look at you and what you have to offer from an organic and spiritual perspective. What that means to you is that you get a wise-sage-meets-kick-butt authentic coach. We are also very spiritual, and we don’t pretend to hide it either. Because we are not delicate, you’ll always get a straight to the point quick and honest response from us.

We’re concerned with how to get your mojo going so that you can attract and keep an exciting, transformations in your life. You may not like what we must tell you – but you can be sure we will always tell you the truth. The truth about what’s standing in the way of your success and how to get rid of it FAST so you can start getting results in record time (and we throw in a healthy dose of humor, inspiration, and tough love which always helps).

The Your Phoenix is Rising System™ workshops, products and programs were created for people who are excited and dead serious about being in a stable, fun, passionate relationship with life – it means not running around all day long, beating yourself up anymore saying: “I’m not good enough”. They were created for you to put systems in place within a few months (sometimes weeks!), which will eventually lead you to meaningful social relationships, peace in your household, and a partner that respects you and can’t get enough of you!

Being empowered women ourselves, we are known to work best with other empowered women, people who are committed to their success no matter what, who are ready to get going and just want to know exactly what steps to take reach the life of their dreams. Our clients often tell us – “just tell me what to do and I’ll do it!” Consider what you’ll do with us as we help you to clear out old ideas of yourself. You will be expected to take serious and consistent action. No excuses anymore, just a very different way of thinking and full support while you achieve this incredibly exciting goal: Meeting wonderful people who know your worth and treat you with love and respect while experiencing amazing passion and fun for the rest of your life!

Please know we very selective in who we work with and we cherry-pick our clients, choosing to (gently) turn away people who aren’t suited for our programs and won’t get the results for which they would have signed up for. (It wouldn’t be fair to them.) The Your Phoenix is Rising System™ is NOT for those who are focused on blaming others. It’s been our experience that people in emotional crisis do not trust the recommendations we give them. If you fall within this category, it’s absolutely OK. We’ve all been in times of emotional crisis at one point or another. Do yourself (3) favors:

  1. Get out of abusive relationships, we are not therapists or counsellors. Mostly, it will de-clutter your mind enough to focus on your personal assignments and the BIG picture.
  2. Start by reading positive statements online to prime your pump for discerning your self-worth and who you really are.
  3. Make a point to surround yourself with positive people that want to see you lifted not pulled down. Take small steps to care for your health, hygiene, see a doctor and get a basic checkup so that you know if your basic metabolic panels are off. It’s amazing how much better you will feel if these are in check. Functional physicians are amazing for this!

Other types of personalities we won’t work with (without exception) are the whiner or the chronic skeptic, as well as individuals who consistently make excuses for not getting their assignments done or challenging every aspect of the program. If you are one of these people, we gently and respectfully ask that you not call and we hope you understand why. We’ll probably just not work well together, and we wouldn’t want you to waste your time or money. Is that fair? Doing these things will really help you get primed for our work. When you’re ready, call us and we’ll get you started. (We are in no rush and will be here when you need us.)

Client Testimonials  and read all of them. See which ones you feel drawn to, either because the person has gotten the results you want to get too, or perhaps because that person is in a similar situation. Then feel free to email them and ask what they got from working with us and our programs.

Yes! The result of our work is an approach to shifting your mindset and aligning yourself with your inner fierce diva who is unapologetic and embraces her sexuality and her fabulousness! (See Testimonials)

That depends on how quickly you can make those inner shifts. Some clients are ready to go and step into the Divine Feminine in a very short time frame, sometimes even a few weeks while others have a bit more work to do first. It also depends on how much baggage and past hurt you are holding on to. You must release the past in order to move forward.

Do all of your homework. Be totally committed to your success. Understand that this is a process, a proven one, that works if you take action and implement all of the steps. All our clients who have diligently applied every step of Your Phoenix is Rising System™ program have successfully used these tools in order to brave the world and handle what it throws at them with grace and ease. There is always times of despair and you will feel knocked down even with these tools to help but we are always here to guide. We have created a Facebook group that you can reach out to that is exclusive only to ladies who have been doing the work of Your Phoenix is Rising System™.

Good, sounds like you’re ready to be catapulted into your future! Yes, if you have a couple of questions, just email us at yourphoenixisrising@gmail.com we’ll be happy to book an exploratory breakthrough session and walk you through the different options to see which one will be the very best for you. We can’t wait to see you succeed and are honored to be the ones to help you. Let’s get going! You can do this!

Congratulations on making a decision for success! We are happy to work with you to achieve your relationship goals… The best way to work with us is in our 10 week Your Phoenix is Rising System™. You will get a personal one on one coaching call with us once a week for 10 weeks and then once a month for follow-ups for 12 months. The first call is free. Book it today, you have nothing to lose!



I am so grateful that I started this journey with Donna as my Life Coach!!

Donna has a gentle, but firm nature and because of this I always feel safe when being vulnerable, and this allows me to stay true to myself when we speak.

During each session she always has a way to highlight my strengths when sometimes all I tend to focus on are my weaknesses.

Because of Donna I can honestly say I have found a stronger voice within and have finally become an advocate for myself!!

Dana Powell RN

Donna and Norma… I wanted to take a moment and share what a blessing you two have been in my Life. I can’t think of two better people to base a Love off Of. When I looked at my old relationship, it was your relationship that opened my eye’s to what Love really looks like. With your help, I was able to navigate my way out of a horrible situation and step into the most beautiful Love I’ve ever known. The Love of self. Now that I love myself, my world has opened up and I found my “Norma” and Love like I’ve never known. You are and were a pivotal role in my healing. I could not have gotten to the other side without you. You both are so welcoming and kind. You always put the needs of your friends and other’s right up there with your needs. My heart is full and I’m truly happy. I’m humbly grateful for You both. You have changed my Life! Thank you for changing the world One Heart at a time. All my Love.


I have known Donna and Norma for years and during that time they have helped me so much in dealing with and figuring out my personal relationships. Three years ago, my husband was suddenly arrested and overnight I was a single mom, attending college and trying to make ends meet. My marriage had been less than healthy. I have had a few relationships over the years and often have made very bad choices in potential partners. Every step of the way, through every rough relationship, Donna and Norma have been there for me. They have guided me, helped me keep my priorities straight, reminded me to focus on the important things. Through that focus, my choices have gradually gotten better. Read More

Kristina Hatfield

I met Donna and Norma at a very bad time in my life.  I was 37 yrs old, and a recently divorced mother of two. Having a disabled child puts a huge strain on a marriage, and ours was no exception. After thirteen years together, my husband left me for another woman, citing my weight gain (from an 8 to an 18) as his reason for “no longer loving me.”

Needless to say, this kind of blow would be tough to overcome for anyone! It’s pretty safe to say that I lacked confidence in myself and had no idea of my self-worth for many months. Read More

Kelly Roberts

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