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Upgrading How You Live, Love and Lead

A book for every woman who feels the call into greatness, authenticity and meaningful living — women who are finally ready to step into their lives with mind, body, heart and soul fully engaged.

The most important book for women’s well-being and empowerment since The Feminine Mystique woke up housewives across the country back in the 1950’s… listen up, ladies you HAVE GOT TO READ THIS BOOK.

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Are You…

Feeling burned out, tired of constantly giving to everyone else and having nothing left for yourself?

Wondering where your playful spirit went and how life became such hard work?

Longing for a relationship where you can feel seen, heard and accepted for ALL you are?

Overwhelmed by everything you are responsible for and are wondering how you will survive – let alone thrive?

Experiencing anxiety and/or depression that doesn’t fully subside… even when things are going well?

Pulled to discover and share your unique gifts, make a contribution, or be a role model for your daughter, but are not sure how?

What if these feelings are actually signs that your innate Mysterial potential is calling you to stop seeing your suffering and longing as a sign of failure, and instead to recognize that you are pressing up against a conditioned way of being that no longer includes all of who you are?

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The Way of the Mysterial Woman is a new map for women in the midst of an evolutionary move between mystery and manifestation at the edge of a new world. With great compassion and wisdom, we are guided through dynamic steps toward a new level of wholeness. Highly recommended.

Barbara Marx HubbardAuthor of Conscious Evolution

Original, dynamic, compelling, and eminently practical, The Mysterial Woman is a blessing of a book for any women whose inner guidance system is nudging her to grow into her authenticity and wisdom to make a powerful contribution to the world, one that is hers alone to make. Rich with lyrical content, as well as down-to-earth action, Cannon and Anderson’s book is a step-by-step guide to recognizing and freeing ourselves from our limiting beliefs and patterns. This is one of those books you’ll want to keep as a reference, but also one you’ll recommend to others, so buy several copies!

Kerul L. KasselAuthor of The Thinking Executive’s Guide to Sustainability

In their excellent book, The Way of the Mysterial Woman, Susan Cannon and Suzanne Anderson describe sophisticated yet user-friendly leadership models and techniques that are empowering for women and men alike. The Way of the Mysterial Woman reveals the full complexity of the mature Feminine essence, providing a new source code―a fundamental set of inner instructions for personal and professional growth.

Steve McIntoshAuthor of The Presence of the Infinite, and president of the Institute for Cultural Evolution

The Way of the Mysterial Woman offers women leaders a pathway to inner discovery through multi-dimensional self-evaluation, understanding of mythological prototypes, and common sense. The well-researched, beautifully written book gives its readers an approach that is both intelligent and compassionate. It allows them to embrace their inner strengths as women and unique human beings.

Julie BenezetAuthor of The Journey of Not Knowing® and Academic Advisor, Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education, Challenges of Leadership

When the Dalai Lama famously suggested that the world will be saved by Western women, he was talking about the kind of ‘Mysterial women’ who emerge from the processes that inform this deeply wise guidebook. It details a powerful alchemical journey of spiritual and psychological integration that manifests in real-world wisdom and leadership. Usefully, it’s grounded with real-life examples from participants in the authors’ leadership academy. It also offers a profoundly insightful integral lens that enables the reader to understand all the dimensions of each step of her transformation, inner and outer, personal and relational. This guidebook sets a new standard of excellence, depth, thoroughness, and systematic clarity.

Terry PattenAuthor of A New Republic of the Heart: An Ethos for Revolutionaries and Co-author of Integral Life Practice

In The Way of the Mysterial Woman, Suzanne Anderson and Susan Cannon present their brave, pioneering, richly informed proposals for the advance of womankind. This is a BIG and unique set of proposals that's bound to enlarge our thinking about both the thwarting and liberation of our greatest potentials.

Michael MurphyCo-founder The Esalen Institute and author of The Future of the Body

What you will learn in this book

The Way of the Mysterial Woman: Upgrading How You Live, Love and Lead is a book for every woman who feels the call into greatness, authenticity and meaningful living — women who are finally ready to step into their lives with mind, body, heart and soul fully engaged.

Grounded in 15 years of research in their university certificate women’s leadership programs Suzanne Anderson and Susan Cannon guide readers through a step-by-step sequence to accelerate the emergence of our Feminine and Masculine strengths and liberate profoundly new levels of wisdom, love and power.

It is a fascinating blend of cutting-edge transformational psychology, ancient wisdom, and visionary evolutionary thinking, delivered in a warm, down-to-earth style.

Full of practical, engaging, and compelling insights, as well as daily practices to encourage genuine growth, this book contains the elegant code you’ve been searching for to finally unlock your greatest potential.

About the Authors

Suzanne Anderson and Susan Cannon met in the waning days of the 20th century at an Open Space conference for women’s leadership. They didn’t set out to invent a new source code for the way women live, love, and lead. Rather, they shared a fundamental inquiry:

“How can I be all of myself?

“How do I resolve a deep inner tension between two differing parts of myself—one that is more Masculine, able to achieve, focus, create order, control, and powerfully bring things into form in the world, and the other part that is more Feminine—receiving, wild-spirited, intuitive, embodied, creative, loves the mystery and speaks the language of the heart? And how can I be of most service to the world without losing myself?”

They had no quick and easy answers, but were willing to live into the questions together. In the fifteen years after their first chance encounter, and through much trial and error, they uncovered the Mysterial Woman.

Suzanne Anderson, M.A.

Suzanne Anderson, M.A., is a global citizen who has worked in the field of transformational leadership development as a senior management consultant, educator, executive coach, and motivational speaker working with Fortune 500 executives in North America and Europe for the past thirty years. She has dedicated the past 15 years, in her university certificate women’s leadership programs, to decoding an integral, embodied, developmental pathway that unlocks the next level of women’s innate potentiality. She is the owner of Kore Evolution and a Pioneer of Rising Women Rising World. Combining her graduate studies in women’s developmental psychology together with her well developed intuitive, artistic, and soulful sensibilities, she is a change agent for the change agents of the world.

Susan Cannon, Ph.D.

Susan Cannon, Ph.D. is a visionary scholar-practitioner, executive coach, futurist, and artistic intuitive who loves the intimacy of guiding innovative influencers. Her trans-disciplinary career includes engineering management and executive positions in the semiconductor, defense, construction industries and historic global change projects; co-creating highly successful university certificate women’s leadership development programs, as well as producing and co-hosting a weekly radio show for TalkSpot Studios. She is a media guest and presenter, a certified Integral Master Coach,™ founding affiliate of Kore Evolution, senior associate with Vollett Executive Coaching, the owner of Evolucent Consulting, and a professor of Organizational Development and Leadership at Fielding Graduate University.