Fierce Feminine Leadership

If you are ready to claim your power and change the world, then join women empowerment expert Eleanor Beaton for Fierce Feminine Leadership. Each week, Eleanor shares inspiring interviews with powerful women in business, along with practical tools and tricks you can use today to step into your power, smash your glass ceiling and take your seat at the tables where the big deals and decisions are made.
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Aug 29, 2017

Shelli Varela is a “possibility hacker,” public speaker, and Canada’s first female firefighter in one of the largest cities in the country. She went from being a young 20-something struggling artist working in makeup, film, and special effects to finding her true passion, her true calling, as a firefighter, working her way up to Fire Captain.


Shelli joins me today to share her “lightbulb moment” - the moment she decided to follow her passion and dream of becoming a firefighter. She shares how she used anger and her hyperactive imagination to help her accomplish her goals and her strategies for breaking down her big, audacious goals into bite-size pieces. She also explains the importance of giving yourself permission to explore your interests and passions and why it’s important to lead with possibility.



“The universe really does conspire to help you achieve your dreams, goals, and purpose if you allow it to do so.” - Shelli Varela



Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:


  • Using anger to motivate you to achieve your goals and dreams
  • The importance of staying emotionally and mentally engaged
  • Visualizing and feeling yourself achieving your goals - even before you actually achieve them
  • The true meaning of being aligned and how you know when you’re in alignment
  • How identifying what you want to feel can set you on the path toward your “value currency”
  • Leading with possibility
  • The importance of applying grit to the goals and dreams you want to achieve



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This episode was made possible by our wonderful sponsors, BMO – Bank of Montreal – The Bank for Women.                           


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