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“Be who you were created to be and you will set the world on fire.”

St. Catherine of Sienna


You sense it within you. A nagging sense that you are meant for more. Not a “name-in-neon-flashing-lights” more but a sense that you are living out the deepest desires of your soul and making a difference in your world.

But that’s missing for you right now. Today, you’re tired.

Tired from feeling stressed out all the time trying to be everything to everyone but having no time for you.

Tired from dealing with the voice in your head telling how you’re not enough – not good enough, smart enough, organized enough, or focused enough.

Tired from being so busy your life feels like it’s passing you by and you feel like you’re slowly dying inside.

You want something to change, feel like something desperately NEEDS to change but you’re afraid.

  • Afraid of failing
  • Afraid of what other people are going to think of you
  • Afraid of disappointing people close to you
  • Afraid that if you speak your truth, you will be ostracized and rejected

You know these fears are stopping you but you don’t know what to do about it.


I’m Makeda Pennycooke, Women’s Empowerment Coach and helping you deal with these fears (and other inner blocks) is exactly what I do.

standingI spent the better part of nearly twenty years in one leadership position after another but my fears, inner critic and limiting beliefs kept me playing small and never fully showing up for my life. I lived a life less than the one I was capable of living.

After doing some serious inner work (that continues still) I discovered how to move past these inner blocks to become the woman and leader I was always meant to be. Through coaching, teaching, writing and speaking I now help other women to do the same.

I BELIEVE there is greatness in you.

I BELIEVE it is the responsibility of your lifetime to rise into that greatness.

I BELIEVE that you have within you more strength, boldness, and badass bravery than you realize.

My mission is to empower you to identify and overcome the inner obstacles standing in your way so you can rise into that greatness.

This is my wish for you:

I want you to know there is no apology needed for you to choose you. I want you to love what you love, to let the soft animal of your body just be what it is.

I want you to meet your body and your heart and your soul with kindness and grace. I want you to do the things that feel right and pure and holy for you.

I want you to embrace the sacred and the mystery of the Divine. I want you to be okay not having all the answers and instead grow more comfortable with the questions. More than anything I want you to stop living someone else’s version of your life and rise into the story you were born to live.

I want you to get up from underneath the weight of shame and guilt because the narrative in your heart doesn’t fit the one you are “supposed” to be writing. To get out from under the power of voices telling you that you are not enough and your story doesn’t matter.

I want you to rise into YOUR greatness!

If you’re FINALLY ready to let go of your fears, to conquer your inner critic and step into the life you sense is calling you, click here to schedule a complimentary call with me today.

bio-pic-roundSome fun facts about me: I’m a globetrotting, savvy single lady with friends on several continents (five and counting). I was born and raised in NYC, Jamaican by heritage and currently living in the South (hello culture shock ). I spent every summer of my childhood in Jamaica, so while I’m a city girl through and through, I’m also a self-proclaimed beach snob. In my spare time, you might find me curled up with a book in my favorite recliner; wandering around in pursuit of beauty in the ordinary; or attempting to further my budding relationship with yoga. I believe chocolate makes everything better, and life should be filled with moments that make your heart sing. I love the ocean, sun-kissed days and a good cup of steaming hot tea (always tea, never coffee).

Still want to know more about me? Check out this post where I share more about my story and why I do what I do. 

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