Live and Lead with Your True Purpose


Enrollment Opening Early 2022

Your Self-Authorship

Create the Life You Want - the WAY you want to live it.

Self-Authorship is aligning beliefs and making choices that resonate with the truth of who you are.


It’s the practice of becoming – and leading – with your true purpose so that you may be fully expressed in the world.


It’s a developmental human stage when you decide to live intentionally, and in a way that reflects the person you want to be, the person you are meant to be.


When you practice Self-Authorship, you create the narrative, setting, and relationships in your life that bring you the greatest joy and the deepest meaning. Things feel easy, natural, and hella fun.


We’re not talking about vision boards here (though we love a good vision board!) – we’re talking about mindsets, practices, and actions that serve to empower you to stay focused on your dreams, hone in on your native talents, and fully express your purpose in all areas of your life.


Self-Authorship will help you to:

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Enrollment Opening Early 2022

Dear Emerging Ones,

Since I started Emerging Women in 2013 it has been my mission to ellevate women’s voices in all places of power so that our world blah blah blah…..more about creating my vision, my successes, personal growth, witnessing what holds women back, etc…


With love and gratitude,

— Chantal

"When we deny our stories, they define us.
When we own our stories, we get to write a brave new ending."

— Brené Brown

Part 1: Moving from Reactive to Creative

Do you feel like you are always trying to catch up with your life?


In Reactive mode, we spend all of our energy and resources either trying to keep up (survive) or recovering from the intensity, the trauma, of perpetual fight, flight, or freeze mode.


It’s exhausting. It’s confusing. We feel out of control, on the defensive, and without free choice.


When you practice Self-Authorship, you create the narrative, setting, and relationships in your life that bring you the greatest joy and the deepest meaning. Things feel easy, natural, and hella fun.




There is another way!

The truth is, we are always creating. We are always telling a story, whether we are aware of it or not. 


The question to ask is: do we want to create reactively, by default, through our unconscious patterning and programming, or do we want to be the deliberate, intentional creators of our unfolding life’s story?


Deliberate Creator Please!

If you picked Deliberate Creator – Huzzah! You just took the first step toward the fullest expression of YOU.

Move on from the Sh*t that Holds you Back!

Are you carrying limiting beliefs, repetitive thinking, or unfulfilled desires around with you in your everyday experience?


Have you tried to make changes in your life or work but still find yourself in the same spaces, with the same thoughts, making the same choices that keep you stuck in never-ending sameness?


Often we are not even aware of what keeps us immobilized in these old patterns.


In the Self-Authorship process, we use Neuro-Linguistic Programming, the Enneagram, meditation, writing practices, and other tools to pull unconscious programming to the surface so that we may have more control over our creative expression.

“Until you make the unconscious conscious,
it will direct your life, and you will call it fate.”

– Carl Jung

Your life is a work of art - grab a brush.

Our life is the most powerful evidence of our creative expression we have.


Take a look around – do you like what you see?


Do you have some touch ups to contribute? Or do you want a whole new blank canvas?


The good news is that you get to decide what you want the art to look like – and feel like.


Ready to make this shift from Reactive to Creative?

In Part 1: From Reactive to Creative of the Self-Authorship course you will:

Part 2: Know Your Story,
Mine the Gems, and Lead with your True Purpose

With Self-Authorship, we own and celebrate the variety of experiences that made us who we are today. Self-Authorship teaches us to leverage our stories in both the discovery and communication of our True Purpose.


In Part 2 of the Self-Authorship course you will:

Part 3: Write, Speak and Catalyze Your True Purpose

We use multiple forms of expression to clarify, express, and engrain our True Purpose into our everyday lives.


Through Journaling prompts, writing practices, and targeted messaging techniques, you will communicate your True Purpose in a way that will both serve as a personal north star, as well as a baseline for public forums such as blogs, articles, books, or anywhere you need to articulate through the written word.


Be prepared to speak your True Purpose. Step into the power of your voice and make your unfolding story come alive through your words and your energetic presence. Through speaking practices you will learn how to embody your story as it is unfolding.


Stand in your True Purpose in a way that radiates across multiple arenas: personal relationships, community, work, business, spiritual gatherings, in-person and online in the media.


Chelsea Brookshire

Executive Assistant and Relationships Manager

Chelsea has over 10 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, bonus son, family, and friends. In her free time she loves painting, refurbishing furniture, and all things creative.

Michelle Caggiano

Online Business Manager

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.

Jen Jefferson

Power Circle Administrator

Jen comes to Emerging Women with over 25 years of experience in event operations and volunteer management. She has worked various types of events as a Volunteer Manager for Integral Life conferences and as an Event Coordinator for various large arts and sports festivals throughout Colorado.
Alongside her passion for creating and producing events, she worked as a hospital administrator for over a decade in one of Denver’s largest hospitals helping make care affordable to hundreds of patients.
Jen was born in Lima, Peru but has spent most of her life in Colorado. In 2016, a year sabbatical morphed into a life living abroad. Jen has been living in Cusco, Peru for the past four years and cherishes her life in the Andes mountains. In her spare time she enjoys exploring the world, playing capoeira, and deepening her yoga and meditation practices.

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.

Chantal Pierrat

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.