Dec 2, 2011

Maureen Simon's Virtual Book Tour Stop Day 5.

Today we have the great pleasure of kicking off day 5 of the Virtual Book Tour for Maureen Simon, author of Awakening The Essential Feminine Claiming Your Influential Power.

Maureen Simon is the author of Awakening The Essential Feminine Claiming Your Influential Power ~ For women who know that their feminine gifts are needed now and for women who want to know more! Maureens book holds a missing piece for women's empowerment as it identifies 9 areas of life and 26 attributes that women are predisposed too based on brain biology and socialization.

Maureen Simon is the founder of The Essential Feminine Company™ (TEF). A lifestyle and business design company that supports women through the process of creating successful powerful lives that incorporates their uniquely feminine attributes and gifts. Her company provides learning environments and products that assist women in claiming, living and leading with their natural strengths and talents. Maureen's experience with women is based on over 25 years of successfully mentoring and guiding women leaders from around the world. We are very excited to share with you our recent interview with Maureen. Enjoy!

Carol and Stacy: Maureen, what inspired you to write Awakening The Essential Feminine Claiming Your Influential Power?

Maureen: I wrote the book to bring women’s awareness to the powerful gifts that women are predisposed to having and are unaware of. Women attributes and gifts that the world now needs such as our ability to see the whole of the situation, to listen with care and compassion, to make decisions that benefit most to our ability to communicate with agility and build relationships powerfully.  I believe that the world would be very different if women were sitting at the major tables where decisions about war, business and politics are being made.

Carol and Stacy: Which part of researching for your book did you enjoy the most?

Maureen: I loved the collaboration. I worked closely with my friend and colleague Bonnie Gallup.  We were so protective of about getting the attributes clearly listed and defined for the first time in one place, that we actually had to prove to each other - which attributes should be included in the research. It became a game, with high standards as we both felt responsible to bring this new material together in the world for the first time.  I believe women collaborate very often in beautiful ways. 

Carol and Stacy: How long did it take to write your book?

Maureen: The research took about one year.  The book took about a year and ½ to write.

Carol and Stacy: What is your favorite women's attribute and why is it your favorite?

Maureen: I love the natural way that we build relationships.  I appreciate
how we can complement each other on small simple things which allows us to begin to connect, and align with each other and eventually in some cases, build deep long lasting relationships.

Carol and Stacy: The back of your book says by harnessing the traits of empathy, nurturing, intuition and communicating at high levels, women can create a whole new way of living. How can living in this way change or effect the way we parent our children?

Maureen: I believe women are natural nurturers. Our intuition along with our strong communication and relational skills allow us to provide exceptional care in modeling for our children. When we claim these gifts as natural and own them – living daily with these gifts at the forefront of our life we will automatically guide and inspire others to do the same.  Children are more deeply connected to their intuition – and they can feel what we feel by the way we relate to them.  They have not gone far from their natural connection to the divine inner guidance.  When children experience their own strength and clarity of gifts, they become stronger in the world with high values

Carol and Stacy: Maureen, you are a business consultant and show women how to have a life transformation. How can applying what you teach in your book and in your consulting take someone's career to a whole new level? What's the best way to contact you for consulting?

Maureen: Yes, Carol and StacyI do consult women from around the world to co-create and lead successful businesses. Women now are becoming more aware of the value of their natural strengths and are bringing them into business and corporate life. Authentic relationships are needed more than ever in business. Women are natural relationship builders.  Customers need to feel valued and women have a natural ability to show care and respect by the way we communicate. Our communication style is clear and inclusive and builds on the strengths of others, this allows women to lead within the business world as it allows employees to feel stronger and more empowered.

Carol and Stacy: What was your greatest joy about writing your book?

Maureen: I had a  great sense of relief that the attributes and gifts of the feminine are now available in one place. This book could transform the world as it will allow women to learn, claim, live and lead with these gifts that are so undervalued and underutilized In the world today.
Now is the time for women to step forward to create equity between the masculine. The books shows exactly how to do this..

Carol and Stacy: What book are you reading right now?

Maureen: An oldie but goodie- Mystic Path to Cosmic Power by Vernon Howard…a great guide to how to consciously live.

Carol and Stacy: You have a whole chapter in your book Awakening The Essential Feminine Claiming Your Influential Power dedicated to Intuition. Intuition for us is a key component in conscious parenting. How has the use of intuition changed your life?

Maureen:  I was raised by a quite tuned in Irish father—who asked me what I sensed in buildings and different spaces as a child. He valued the power of intuition and wanted me to use my gift confidently from a very young age.

Carol and Stacy: Can you tell us more about your Essential Feminine Company?

Maureen: We support women to create businesses and lives that reflect their values –from the feminine perspective.
Through our carefully crafted on line courses, highly recommended life transforming seminar's, books, CD’s and audio downloads, our international community forums and our Essential Feminine® Living Room – we provide the opportunity for you to create a life of meaning, happiness and purpose. Join us in our Living Room the fourth Wednesday of each month to meet us and learn more-

Carol and Stacy: Maureen, how has the use of social media impacted your company?

Do you recommend authors getting creative on how they share their books with the world such as having a virtual book tour? 

I love this virtual book tour. We have traveled around the world and have met and visited the most amazing women. I am so thrilled with Carol’s guidance in setting the tour up…as well as being an amazing intentional parenting guide. She is also a social media wizard!

Carol: Thank you Maureen. I really appreciate you.

Carol and Stacy: Many of our readers are budding authors themselves. Do you have any advice on how to release the writer inside of them?

Maureen: Notice what you love—take time for reflection –what brings you joy or is there a message that you are here to deliver…this is where the answer lies.

Carol and Stacy: We are so honored to be apart of your Virtual Book Tour. We are big fans of your book, your work and your mission. Thank you for stopping by and sharing with our audience.

Thank you both it has been a true pleasure. I am grateful.

We hope you have enjoyed our interview with Maureen Simon.

Be sure to check out Maureen's brand new book, "Awakening The Essential Feminine Claiming Your Influential Power", now available on Amazon

Leave a comment for a chance to win your very own copy of Awakening The Essential Feminine Claiming Your Influential Power.

As a gift to you, Maureen would like to personally invite you to join in her complimentary monthly living room holiday teleseminar, Wednesday December 21st – Maureen's monthly live living room events are for women who want to look more closely at key issues that affect their day-to-day success, happiness and overall well-being in a highly supportive environment…The Essential Feminine Living Room is a global networking community that meets virtually on the 4th Wednesday of each month.

Maureen's special guest in December is Alyssa Aubrey, the Founder and Program Director of Medicine Horse Ranch, an experiential learning center incorporating horses in human self-development. Her entrepreneurial spirit invites others to engage life ‘on purpose’ and inspires a deeply connected reach towards authentic expression and contribution. Alyssa considers her EGL program horses to be partners, healers, teachers and guides in this powerful, cutting edge process leading people to greater self-awareness and personal growth.

Sign up for Maureen's free gift here.

Be sure to follow Maureen Simon tomorrow when the next stop on her virtual book tour visits 4 Sisters Connect hosted by Karyn Janelle Davis. Karyn is the designer and creator of "A Glorious You" Visionary, Creator of the Pocket Coach, NLP Trainer & LOVER of human excellence! Karyn is the host of Change - Masters In Action on Motivational Radio with over 2 million weekly listeners.  Stop Karyn's site to watch a special video about "transformation" created in Maureen's lovely herb and flower garden just for you!

Visit Maureen's blog "Women Influencing Now" for full virtual book tour details and a list of all the wonderful virtual book tour hosts. Each host has something special to share with you. It may be an interview, podcast, video or excerpt from Maureen's book. Enjoy the juicy surprises.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting us along Maureen Simon's virtual book tour.

Namaste, Carol and Stacy


Tisha Matthews said...

Hi Carol and Stacy,

I loved the interview you did with Maureen Simon. She truly understands the essential qualites the women has at her advantge to make this world a better place. And, it is not coinsidence that I am able to get to know her through this virtual tour. I loved the davice Maureen gave on how we can author our own books too. Many of us do not know what steps we need to take. Thanks Maureen for making it clear for us.


Carol Lawrence And Stacy Toten said...

Tisha, thank you so much for stopping by. We are so glad you enjoyed our interview with Maureen. We don't believe in "coincidences" either. We all connect when we are supposed to. If you would like some tidbit's of advance on how to build an author's platform before you write your book please visit Carol's social media blog.

Leigh Harris said...

Carol and Stacy, Thank you for hosting such an inspiring women - Maureen Simon.

Maureen, I love that your father nurtured your intuition when you were young. I believe if we all do this with our children, the next generation will grow up to be as self-aware and nurturing as you are now.


Carol Lawrence And Stacy Toten said...

Hello Leigh, thanks for stopping by. As you know, nurturing our children's intuition while they are young can carry them through life. It can cultivate a life long tool that is irreplaceable. We are so grateful we are all instilled with intuition. It's up to us to strengthen to develop it.