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I invite you to join me to willfully commit to be more self-aware, mindful, intentional and purposeful at home and in business, more every day, as a leader in all sectors of your life. (Click here to jump down to the bottom of this page and begin the signup process!)
What is BonneFire?
I am enthused to have launched my first subscription-based services offering, a community called BonneFire, which is dedicated to fostering healthy individuals and healthy organizations (because the two are interconnected at the deepest levels). I invite you and people in your personal and business networks, and within your organization, to “do the work with Johanne”: to aspire to achieving greater levels of harmony with ourselves and others in all sectors of our lives for greater well-being within our homes, teams, Boards, organizations and communities.
Ultimately how we lead and master our lives, how we govern at home, within our Boards, our organizations and our communities, rests with us.
So let’s ask ourselves: Are we healthy enough individually and collectively?
As we put our best foot forward beginning today…
- How do we want to greet each day and show up?
- How do we want to connect with others?
- How do we want to create a culture of trust and respect at home, in the boardroom and in our organizations?
- How do we want to become our true potential and maximize it?
- How do we want to be remembered and positively impact others and future generations through our leadership?
My invitation: A yearly subscription with 12 monthly offerings fostering personal mastery and transparent leadership in service of both the individual and the collective, for healthier individuals and healthier organizations– a monthly theme-based inspiring guidance and teaching to empower each other by inviting
Pulse Check – about how we lead, how we show up, how we behave, how we communicate and how we go about making decisions. Imagine the power of the positive impact we all can make within our families, our boards, our communities and our organizations knowing that every month each member, along with me, is committing to taking the exact same pulse check?
The pulse check can be as simple as asking ourselves if we are leading in the right role? Whether we are holding back with others or too quick to assume? A pulse check is about polling the current facts of a situation. How can we make a change if we might not be cognizant of what needs to or could change?
Reflection – through an inspiring, guiding newsletter that brings about introspection. Let’s face it: in business our standards and commitments to being fully aware of how we lead, act and communicate are not frequent, consistent and are often bypassed, as many of us don’t step back as often as we could to take a look at ourselves on an on-going basis.
Practice – doing the right thing and adopting new, positive habits is powerful and fuels our healthy individual selves, thus resulting in healthier organizations. Change doesn’t happen unless we intend to change and practice doing so. Look at any athletes and musicians, how they are devoted to making the right moves that can improve their effectiveness. Let us practice showing up with a positive attitude at every meeting, every personal situation. Let us apologize when we are in the wrong.
Intimate Chats with Honored Guests – Let us develop trust with each other, learn from another and from other human beings who have realized dreams, have been humbled and/or betrayed and overcame a multitude of challenges as my honored guests for zoom chats and live events openly sharing about their journeys’ highs and lows, how they learn from their mistakes and embrace new opportunities when it was time to move on or/and let go as their own decision or being asked to step aside. Let us inspire each other to aspire realizing our potential as our best self.
The Opportunity :
Yes, BonneFire membership is a 12-month commitment. Building relationships is paramount to me, and doing this work necessitates that we commit for a minimum period of at least one year to effectively change, grow and transform. It makes us accountable to commit to be healthier individuals, healthier organizations. Perfect practice makes perfect! Think about the pianist you admire, the skier who carves turns! Think of the best of the best– they apply themselves knowingly and consciously.
I will show up in your mailbox the first week of every month for you to read me at your convenience. Everything will also be published in the BonneFire Community section of this website. Think of it as “inspiration and guidance from Johanne coming to you through her writing.”
Your subscription may also be supplemented by additional services, including one-on-one work with me in your space, or in a space of my choosing, or engaging me to speak, lead groups or facilitate in-person pulse check and/or chats with you.
I am passionate about exemplary governance and leadership. This subscription offering is not replacing the services that I offer today with Boards, CEOs, Executives and Entrepreneurs. I am very committed to lead the impactful work that I do through open exchanges and pulse check to optimize Board composition, Board effectiveness and healthier dynamics. This new offering enables me to scale my reach to more people who are interested in doing this work.
There is an overwhelming amount of content in the digital age. My goal is to create a space that is like going to your favorite restaurant, to visit your favorite friend, your favorite place to relax. By now, many of you know my voice, and my goal is to continue to be a companion on your journey of life for maximizing our potential individually and collectively.
To be healthier individually and collectively, we must take the time to know ourselves and have a vision of who we want to be not for external endorsements but for being true to ourselves to manifest and live our own potential, in this lifetime.
We are going through some major shifts in the world. We must set time aside to know ourselves, to have clarity, to intentionally lead as our best selves and have the courage to be positive enablers and influencers through these shifts. We must bring each other to the need to be authentic about the realities and the discernment needed at the tops of our organizations. I am purposefully committing to serve you and our world at large. Your commitment and support are welcomed for us to grow together through this new initiative of building a new momentum for ourselves and the people we affect around us.
Throughout my career and my personal life, I have consistently been a companion to lend a hand to empower others to invite them to commit to know who they are, to understand who they are and to lead and live their lives with conviction in alignment with who they are. As a result of the clarity they gain seeing what gets in the way of being more fulfilled and effective, positive and needed change naturally occurs and the eventual results are immensely positive. Boards I have worked with for just a few hours have joyfully attested that they were two years ahead after we collaborated, based on what we could surface together and how we could elevate the potential of their individual and collective leadership. Through appreciative inquiries, experiential programs and connecting without pretenses, I have had the privilege to galvanize others and they, me. My work has never been about routine check. Many of you who are clients and friends know that I care to thoughtfully get to the truth and that any processes that I plan, lead and facilitate are conducted in a space of trust and that I am sensitive in identifying the right questions to enhance our effectiveness as leader of our lives, our Boards, our teams, our organizations and our communities.
It is time for me to scale what I feel has had a positive effect, because my work has always been impactful and valuable, and not every individual or organization has the time to meet with me one-on-one or the resources to commit to my model of engagement. In fact, some people are perhaps even uncomfortable reaching out, sometimes feeling exposed or vulnerable or not being at ease to attempt something different. I also greatly respect that some people have judgment about introspection. Today I am cognizant that I wish and can make a difference for people close to me as well as strangers, by simply being a supportive voice through writing. While I thoroughly enjoy coaching people in person, I also enjoy writing and being the friend from afar to lend support to people I have met years ago and lost touch with, and people I have never met.
In response to this, I have launched a subscription service that distills some of the essence of my one-on-one, Boards and teams work to a selection of tools that will allow subscribers to benefit at their own pace and within a conservative budget. This is for anyone and everyone who has an appetite to live and lead a life that is in alignment with who they are.
Honestly, the balance in our lives is achieved by knowing ourselves and intentionally engaging in all sectors of our lives with respect to who we are. Resolutions to run when we don’t like to run are punishments. Resolutions to seek a job to make more money or accept a role to define who we are with another title, and not honestly tapping into our natural talents, suffocate our potential. Resolutions to do something because it is “in,” and not because it is something we are passionate about, are sacrifices that we shouldn’t make. Intentions to pursue new ways of living in harmony with ourselves, leading truly to maximizing our potential, are empowering and rewarding. Individually, we become healthier emotionally, physically and holistically. Collectively, we become healthier emotionally, physically and holistically, because each of us is part of the collective.
Imagine the ripple effects of joining with others by putting our best foot forward to be intentional and accountable for being healthy individually and collectively!
*Minimum commitment of one year = 12 months. Year’s registration fee, $3000 (U.S.) total, must be paid in advance to access member benefits.
When you share BonneFire with someone who will benefit from it, I will thank you with the equivalent of 10% of your membership fee after they have joined. More information about this referral benefit will come to you with confirmation of your membership.
Please feel free to email me with any questions you might have. I sincerely look forward to having you join me. Let’s put our best foot forward together!