Power Boost Event

Dare to Thrive: Face and Conquer Your Internal Limitations

with Dima Ghawi

January 5, 2022 | 11:00 AM MT

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Dare to Thrive: Face and Conquer Your Internal Limitations

Inspired by her TEDx Talk, Dima uses her personal story of transformation as a powerful tool to encourage individuals to face and conquer their internal limitations. This keynote recounts the struggles and triumphs of her personal journey with vulnerability and insight that will resonate with each audience member and spark a guiding light for their individual journey of self-discovery and leadership growth. By addressing internal limitations, such as the fear of failure, worries about being judged, and the pursuit of perfection, Dima dares each individual to look deeper into their own internal limitations and equips them with the tools and inspiration it takes to shatter those limitations and emerge as empowered individuals and leaders.

January 5, 2022 at 11:00 AM MT
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Dima Ghawi


Power Boost Leader

Dima Ghawi’s story is one of escaping confinements, shattering barriers, crossing continents, and daring to create a bold identity and transformational life purpose.

Growing up in a conservative small community in Amman, Jordan. Dima was taught, at an early age, to be a follower: quiet and subservient. Fiercely constrained by the Middle Eastern culture, community, and family expectations, Dima felt trapped in a mold and absent of self-expression and identity. Dima’s path was predetermined, her worth was decided by the judgment of others, and all that truly mattered was preserving the honor of her family’s reputation in her every action.

It took Dima years before she to dared to realize that she might have a choice – that she might have a greater value than what she was taught. She knew changing her circumstances would be extremely dangerous and would require courage she had never known before. Nevertheless, Dima was determined to transform her world, embrace the unknown, and discover her true identity, even if she had to stand alone and face the painful, life-threatening consequences of her decision. Finally, the day of metamorphic transformation came.

A new journey began for Dima. She now draws from two decades of global corporate experience and the harrowing trials of her personal journey to establish her unique and empowering consulting company. She speaks to the future leaders, the rebels, and the visionaries who are ready to shatter limitations, expand their potential, and belong to a global community for change.

With experience leading global teams, managing strategic client relationships, and developing future leaders for companies like IBM, Merrill Lynch, and Bank of America, Dima combines her corporate expertise with her own personal narratives to captivate and motivate her audiences. Reaching into the depths of people’s minds, hearts, and unkindled aspirations, Dima shares a vision of hope, courage, and wild possibilities.

Through keynote speeches, leadership workshops, executive coaching and the development of a global online community, Dima continues to share her unique leadership journey with one goal in mind: to motivate and activate those around her to dare to grow into leadership roles and reimagine their potential.

Dima believes the foundation of empowerment is knowledge, and her impactful keynote addresses empower audiences to become effective leaders and agents of change.

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Chelsea Brookshire

Chelsea Brookshire

Executive Assistant and Relationships Manager

Chelsea has over 15 years of experience in administrative and executive support. After her years of working in the legal and oil and gas industry, Chelsea has made it her passion to fill her life with creativity and incorporates that into everything she does. Her position at Emerging Women allows her to expand on that creativity and assist with empowering women around the world. She is a native of Colorado and enjoys spending time with her husband, her son, bonus son, family, and friends. In her free time she loves camping, painting, and all things creative.

Michelle Caggiano

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Michelle studied Marketing and received her degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Her passion for marketing, combined with great attention to detail, and over 7 years of experience in the tech-world makes her a valuable asset to the team! In addition to Emerging Women, she is also a solopreneur and works with a number of different clients in the online business realm. She is an experienced Online Business Manager and Virtual Assistant who specializes in marketing operations, project management and online course launch management. She is a Colorado native, mother of two dogs, a cat, and a turtle, and step-mother to an amazing little girl. In her spare time she enjoys live music, good food, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.

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Power Circle Administrator

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Nicole Fegley

Director of Power Circles

For over 13 years, Nicole has been a producer and connector in the field of personal and professional growth and transformation, creating diverse content, life-changing curriculum, and exquisite live and online experiences. She loves to unite and facilitate people in their work to live more good, true, and beautiful lives. She’s honored to bring this diverse expertise to Emerging Women. For the past two years she has been the lead producer for Emerging Women Live, and now is bringing her extensive production, coaching and facilitation skills to EW’s Power Circles. Nicole works in private practice as a Certified Integral Master Coach™, through her company, Unabashedly You, and has worked with hundreds of women (and men) individually and as a group facilitator. She also creates programs and interviews fascinating teachers and wellness experts in her role as U.S. Content Producer for Conscious Life. She is the co-founder of Core Integral, an educational company offering a comprehensive and accessible approach to learning integral theory. Prior to this work, she owned a large and lively restaurant and brewery in Pennsylvania. She has studied extensively and worked alongside Ken Wilber (Integral Theory), Daniel Brown, PhD (Tibetan Buddhism, Self-Development, Attachment, and Positive Psychology), and Sofia Diaz (Hatha Yoga and Feminine Embodiment). She holds a Masters Degree from Lehigh University. She regularly delights in the sunshine and mountains of Colorado with her two dogs and her partner Clint, and is a new mama to her daughter Truly Golden.

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Chantal Pierrat

Founder & CEO

Chantal’s mission is to increase women’s leadership across the globe. After earning an MBA from the University of Colorado, Chantal left a career in medical device manufacturing in search of work that would align her dedication to transformative leadership with her passion for living an inspired, impactful life. In September 2012, she founded Emerging Women, a global leadership and media platform that serves over 70,000 women worldwide and has advanced women’s leadership within Fortune 500 companies such as HP, Oracle and more. Chantal’s ultimate vision is to weave feminine leadership and authenticity into businesses, and to create a world where women have a strong voice in the shaping of our future. Prior to Emerging Women, for over a decade, Chantal served on the executive team as the VP of Sales and Marketing for Sounds True, a multimedia publishing company focused on spirituality, personal growth, and holistic living. Chantal is a sought after speaker delivering keynotes at The Grace Hopper Celebration, Wisdom 2.0, and many other stages where women’s leadership is critical to the conversation. When she is not dancing or working to empower women around the world, Chantal enjoys family time with her husband and two sons in Boulder, CO.