Luminary Interview Series

“Hello, Glass Ceiling, Meet Feminine Genius!”

16 extraordinary women reveal their wisdom about flourishing as women in a “man’s world” and how they are helping to re-create our world into one that works for us all.


Dr. Christiane Northrup

Christiane Northrup, M.D., visionary pioneer in women’s health, is a board-certified ob/gyn, former assistant clinical professor of ob/gyn at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and three-time New York Times bestselling author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause and Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-being.  In 2013, Reader’s Digest named Dr. Northrup one of the “100 Most Trusted People in America.”  And in 2016, she was named one of Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul 100, a group of leaders who are using their voices and talent to awaken humanity.

Internationally known for her empowering approach, Dr. Northrup embraces medicine that acknowledges the unity of mind, body, emotions, and spirit, and teaches women to create health by tuning into their inner wisdom.  After decades spent transforming women’s understanding of their sacred bodies and processes, Dr. Northrup now teaches women to thrive at every stage of life.  In her latest book Making Life Easy: A Simple Guide to a Divinely Inspired Life, Dr. Northrup reveals her long-hidden secrets to mind/body/spirit well-being.

As a business owner, physician, former surgeon, mother, writer, speaker, and, according to Miriam Ava Ph.D., a “rebel, rockstar and authority on what can go right with the female body,” Dr. Northrup acknowledges our individual and collective capacity for growth, freedom, joy, and balance.

When she’s not traveling, Dr. Northrup loves dancing Argentine tango, going to the movies, getting together with friends and family, boating, and reading.

Don’t miss Dr. Northrup’s cutting-edge information.  Join her worldwide community on, Facebook, Twitter, and her Internet radio show Flourish!

Regena Thomashauer (a.k.a. “Mama Gena”)

Regena Thomashauer (a.k.a. “Mama Gena”), is a revolution: an icon, teacher, author, mother, and founder and CEO of the School of Womanly Arts, which began in her living room in 1998 and has since grown into a global movement.  She believes that women are the greatest untapped natural resource on the planet, and she teaches them to turn on their innate feminine power to create a life they love.

Thomashauer’s approach stems from decades of research in the social, cultural and economic history of women.  She opens doors for women with her distinctive style, which is at once irreverent, unwavering, inspirational, and moving.

In addition to leading the School of Womanly Arts, Thomashauer has been featured widely as a leading expert in modern feminism, and has authored four popular books, including her newest New York Times Bestseller, Pussy: A Reclamation. More at:

Geneen Roth

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Over the past thirty years, Geneen has worked with hundreds of thousands of people to help them transform difficult relationships with food and so much more.  Her pioneering approach outlines the link between compulsive eating and perpetual dieting with deeply personal and spiritual issues that go far beyond food, weight and body image.  She believes that we eat the way we live, and that our relationship to food, money, love is a reflection of our deepest held beliefs about ourselves and the amount of joy, abundance, pain, scarcity we believe we have (or are allowed to have) in our lives.  Using meditation, inquiry, and a set of seven “if love could speak” guidelines, she offers a pathway to transforming our relationship to food … and so much more.

Geneen is the author of 10 books, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Women Food and God, Lost and Found and When Food Is Love.  Geneen has appeared on many national television shows including: The Oprah Show, 20/20, The NBC Nightly News, The View, The Today Show, and Good Morning America.  Articles about Geneen and her work have appeared in numerous publications including: O: The Oprah Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Time, Elle, The New York Times, and The Chicago Tribune.

For more information on Geneen and her work, visit her website at

Amanda Steinberg

Amanda Steinberg launched DailyWorth in 2009 to bring a fresh voice and an outsider’s perspective to personal finance.  Oprah selected her to the exclusive SuperSoul 100, and Forbes named her one of twenty-one New American Money Masters.  Amanda has also appeared on GMA, Today, CNN, and MSNBC.  Her digital investing service, WorthFM, received front-page coverage in The New York Times Business section.  She’s the author of Worth It: Your Life, Your Money, Your Terms due out in February 2017.

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Sheila Kelley

Sheila Kelley is a thought leader and creator of the Sensual Feminine Movement phenomenon.  She founded Sheila Kelley S Factor, a company dedicated to teaching feminine body language and pole dance in 2000 and has been teaching the movement and serving as CEO of the company ever since.  S Factor is now an international movement with studios across the U.S. and retreats around the world.

Sheila is a hands-on feminist committed to unearthing the erotic feminine power in our bodies and bringing that power back into the world. In her years of practice, she has elevated individuals and massive groups of women by teaching them to discover, heal and fully express their erotic feminine essence through movement.  Sheila has appeared on Oprah, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Martha Stewart Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 20/20, 48 Hours and The View.  Sheila works with notable thought leaders like Tony Robbins and Regena Thomashauer and is widely regarded as an authority on feminine empowerment.

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Kate Northrup

As an entrepreneur, bestselling author, mother, and activist, Kate Northrup supports ambitious, motivated and successful women to light up the world without burning themselves out in the process. Committed to empowering women entrepreneurs to create their most successful businesses while navigating motherhood, Kate is the founder and CEO of Origin Collective, a monthly membership site where women all over the world gather to achieve more while doing less. Her first book, Money: A Love Story, has been published in 5 languages. Kate’s work has been featured by The Today Show, Yahoo! Finance, Women’s Health, Glamour, and The Huffington Post, and she’s spoken to audiences of thousands with Hay House, Wanderlust, USANA Health Sciences, and more. Kate lives with her husband and business partner, Mike, and their daughter Penelope in Maine. Find out more and receive your free copy of the 5 Simple and effective ways to get the results you want in your business at

Alexandra Jamieson

Alexandra Jamieson: As the best-selling author of Women, Food & Desire, co-creator and co-star of the Oscar-nominated documentary Super Size Me, and highly-sought-after wellness expert for thousands, Alexandra Jamieson has made it her mission to empower women to create epic lives–by honoring their cravings and kicking body shame to the curb.

She is the creator of Her Rules, a #1 rated podcast on iTunes where listeners from around the world are educated and captivated by thought-provoking interviews on wellness, cravings, sexuality, and more.

Her work has been praised and adored by Oprah, The Today Show, Dr. Oz, Goop, Martha Stewart Living, the New York Times, CNN, Fox News, Elle, Marie Claire, USA Today, People, and the American Heart Association amongst many others.  As a life-long learner, her wellness expertise has grown out of a decade of experience, as well as her education at the Natural Gourmet Institute, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and a certification in Applied Positive Psychology.  Dive in at:

Alisa Vitti

Alisa Vitti, HHC, is a functional nutritionist, women’s hormone expert, best-selling author of WomanCode and the founder of, a virtual health center that has been treating the root causes of hormone imbalance and supporting women’s hormonal and reproductive health for over a decade and just launched MyFLO, a period tracker designed to help users fix symptoms and schedule their lives according to their cycles.  She is the creator of the Cycle-Syncing™protocol – a female centric diet and lifestyle program that leverages hormonal patterns for optimal health.  She is also the creator of the Period Type™ Quiz – a diagnostic tool any woman can use to understand what her period color tells her about her hormones in any given month.

A graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Alisa has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, has a web series on Lifetime, and has been a regular contributor for CBS, Fox, Shape, Women’s Health, MindBodyGreen, and the Huffington Post.  She has served on the Yahoo Health advisory board and is a member of the Well & Good Wellness Council.  She is also an advisor to several health and health tech startups.  She has presented at TEDx, Talks@Google, Summit Series Outside, Hay House, WIE Symposium, and SHE Summit.  Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.  More at:

Chantal Pierrat

Chantal Pierrat: For over ten years, Chantal served as the VP of Sales and Marketing for Sounds True, a multimedia publishing company focused on spirituality, personal growth, and holistic living.  In September 2012, she founded Emerging Women and Emerging Women Live.

In 2002, after graduating with an MBA from the University of Colorado, Chantal left a 4-year career in the medical devices industry in search of work that would amplify her dedication to inner transformation and her passion for ideas.  She continues to support the integration of consciousness and business through Emerging Women.  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.

Chantal is also the creator of SoulSweat™, a dynamic, transformative dance fitness program.  She has been teaching for 12 years, and released SoulSweat, the DVD, in 2007.  Chantal believes that dance is one of the most powerful ways to connect to our present experience and discover the truth of who we are.

When she is not dancing or working, Chantal enjoys family time with her husband and two sons in Boulder, CO.  More at:

KC Baker

KC Baker: Previously an investment banking analyst and assistant for two US Senators, KC Baker is an international women’s thought leadership & public speaking trainer, speechwriter, and two-time TEDx speaker and is renowned for her unorthodox and highly effective methodologies.

She believes that the key to positive transformation in our world lies in supporting women in unleashing the brilliance of their voices.

Featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Daily Love, and Women 2.0, KC has been hailed as “One of the Top Planetary Changemakers” by Origin Magazine.

She has supported thousands of women around the world in finding the freedom, confidence and clarity to speak up and create change.  Her clients are women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders, authors, founders of foundations, Olympians, TED/TEDx speakers, politicians and non-profit social changemakers.  Women who have worked with KC have gone on to speak on stages such as The American Heart Association, TED/TEDx, Wisdom 2.0, Bioneers, Emerging Women, Lamaze International, Princeton, Hass Business School at UC Berkeley, conferences and symposiums around the world, and local community gatherings.

She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a lover of dance, singing and nature.  She splits her time between Sedona, AZ and the Bay Area, CA and is the proud mother of her son, Connor.  More at:

Dr. Saida Désilets

Dr. Saida Désilets wants to live in a world filled with ignited, sexually sovereign women living expressed and fulfilling lives.

As a thought-leader and change-maker, she’s has published several books: The Emergence of the Sensual Woman & The Illustrious Jade Egg and had her innovative method featured in Dr. Christiane Northrup’s best selling books: Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom & The Secret Pleasures of Menopause, as well as in Dr. Rachel Abrams books: Multi-Orgasmic Woman & BodyWise.

After two decades of dedicated, embodied personal and professional practice, Saida is now writing her newest book on Desire while leading a year-long Ambassador training and several research projects with a renowned Ob-Gyn to transform our understanding of women’s psycho-sexual well-being.

When she’s not dancing cuban salsa with her husband, you can find her leading Wilderness Safari’s for women in South Africa or writing deliciously sensual poetry.

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Mirabai Starr

Mirabai Starr writes, speaks and leads retreats on the inter-spiritual teachings of the mystics.

Known for her revolutionary translations of John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, and Julian of Norwich, Mirabai renders mystical masterpieces accessible, beautiful, and relevant to a contemporary circle of seekers.  Her commentaries on the interconnected wisdom of all traditions are lyrical and evocative.

Mirabai builds bridges not only between religious traditions, but also between contemplative life and compassionate service, between cultivating an inner relationship with the Beloved and expressing that intimacy in community, between the transformational power of loss and longing for the sacred.  Go find her and dive in at:

Nisha Moodley

Nisha Moodley is a Women’s Leadership Coach and the founder of Global Sisterhood Day.  Inspired by the belief that the world will be set free by women who are free & sisterhood is key to a woman’s freedom, her work is focused on midwifing women back to sisterhood and the truth of their innate beauty and brilliance.

Nisha supports communities of women leaders in mastermind groups, retreats, and online courses, to live, love, and lead with depth and devotion.  You can explore more at:

Pamela Madsen

Pamela Madsen: Sexologist, Author and Founder & Director of Back to the Body Sensuous Retreats For Women.  A pioneer in fertility and sex advocacy, Pamela Madsen is the Founder and first Executive Director of The American Fertility Association.  She is a fearless advocate for women’s health and integrated sexuality who leverages her raw honesty and well-informed wit to help strip the stigma from infertility, female desire, sexuality and body image.

Pamela, a certified Somatic Sex Educator with a Master’s degree in Education has coached hundreds of women on their own personal journey back into their bodies and their own expression of their Divine Feminine.  Pamela is a veteran speaker, educator, and renowned blogger for The Huffington Post, Psychology Today Better After 50, and Care2.

She is the author of Shameless: How I Ditched The Diet, Got Naked, Found True Pleasure and Still Got Home In Time To Cook Dinner (Rodale, January 2011).  Pamela has appeared on 60 Minutes, Oprah Magazine and Oprah Network, The New York Times, CNN, AARP Primetime Radio, The Dr. Laura Berman Show, The Jane Pratt Show, and Playboy Radio.  As well as countless other media outlets.

To learn more about Pamela and her retreats please visit

Jena la Flamme

Jena la Flamme is a weight loss expert, author of Pleasurable Weight Loss: The Secrets of Feeling Great, Losing Weight and Loving Your Life Today, and the founder of the Pleasurable Weight Loss movement.  Her profound teachings show that pleasurable weight loss is neither a contradiction nor an oxymoron.  During her ten year struggle with food, weight, and bad body image, Jena despised her body and was highly suspicious of pleasure.  This lasted until she discovered that her issue wasn’t that she was having too much pleasure, it was that she wasn’t having enough! As she learned to trust the wisdom of her female body and to trust pleasure, she came to peace with food.  Her figure and her body image transformed.  Since then, Jena has devoted her life to showing women around the world how to be in tune with the innate wisdom of their bodies and how they too can be at peace with food while feeling great every step of the way.  She takes a fierce stand for all women to take pride in themselves and their feminine nature.

Jena works with women of all ages through her live Pleasure Camps, online programs, popular website, social media outlets, and through her private coaching.  Raised in Ireland and Australia, Jena now lives and teaches in New York City, but she prides herself on being a gypsy at heart.

Jena’s unique approach to weight loss has made her a much sought-after teacher.  She has been featured in Elle, Glamour, and Prevention magazine.  For more information, visit her web-site at

Meggan Watterson

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Meggan Watterson is an author, meditation teacher, and scholar of the divine feminine who inspires seekers to live guided by the soul-voice inside them.  Her first book, REVEAL (Hay House, 2013), is described as “ignited prayer” by Eve Ensler, “life-changing” by Dr. Christiane Northrup, and “a blessing to the world” by Gabrielle Bernstein.  She is the co-author of How To Love Yourself (And Sometimes Other People): Spiritual Advice for Modern Relationships (Hay House, 2015).  Her most recent book is a collection of 40 love poems to the divine, The Sutras of Unspeakable Joy.

Meggan has a Masters of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School and a Masters of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University.  She leads retreats and workshops on the divine feminine and the Soul-Voice meditation.  Her work has appeared in media outlets such as The New York Times, Forbes, The Huffington Post, and Marie Claire.  She lives with her young son and his overwhelming array of Star Wars paraphernalia.  More at:

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