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There are five parts to the journey from surviving to


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  • You’ll become crystal clear on:

    • The purpose in your mind. What destiny were you born to fulfill?

    • The vision in your eyes. Where do you see yourself 5 years in the future?

    • The passion in your heart. What do you truly love to do? 

    • The values in your gut. What are the core beliefs that define your soul?

    • The strengths in your legs. What are you exceptional at?

Step 2: Create Your Avatar

Inquiring Minds Illustration by Robin Canfield
Inquiring Minds Illustration by Robin Canfield
  • . . and meaningful, and just on this side of impossible. It could be an outer achievement thing like "launch a nonprofit" or an inner self thing like "get over imposter syndrom" or a relationship thing like "transform the team culture."

    All the while, keep the monsters at bay. It's not enough to stay out of survival mode when you're kicking back in the tavern. What might it be like to go on that quest and end up with MORE time for family, friends, and the things you love than you have ever had before?

Step 3: Choose  Your Quest

Step 4: Build Your Bridge

  • As you go on your quest, you'll practice each of them as you build a bridge from surviving to thriving. 

    • Positive emotion - become more confident, passionate, and joyful in your work. 

    • Engagement - Double your energy capacity, lean into your zone of genius, and find the state of effortless flow. 

    • Relationships - Grow a network of allies to support you, empower new leaders around you, and build a trusting, high-performance team. 

    • Meaning - Lead your organization with clarity concerning your purpose, values, vision, and alignment with your organization's mission. 

    • Achievement - Develop strategy and take action towards your most important goals. 

  • . . . that makes you fall back in love with your work, the teams you lead, and the life you live. There's treasure waiting for you at the end of your journey. You'll come alive. As one of my clients said:


    "Working with Irene has given my myself. . . wonderful and powerful, flawed and unique, and complete."

    ~ Amy Frydenlund, School Director

Step 5: Find Your Treasure

Inquiring Minds Illustration by Robin Canfield
Inquiring Minds Illustration by Robin Canfield
  • I’ll help you:

    • Kill the overwhelm and exhaustion by managing your energy, not your time

    • Defeat bad habits by creating systems focused on what’s truly most important

    • Let go of what’s holding you back, the inner critics and false beliefs, that get in your way

    Once the monster has been slain…

Step 1: Slay the Monster

All five steps of the journey are addressed in any adventure you might choose.

Which suits you and your unique learning style best?

Women's Leadership Retreat

Restore, rejuvenate, and reconnect. Spend four days, three nights, glamping in Mendocino, CA with an intimate group of seasoned female leaders. Slow down and fall in love with your work again guided by two executive coaches: Irene Salter and Tutti Taygerly.

Leadership Circle

Leadership can be lonely, but it doesn’t have to be. Join an authentic, passion-fueled community to take action on your biggest professional challenge or dream AND create more time and energy for the people and activities you love.

One-on-One Leadership Coaching

This is the most exclusive, white-glove experience. Begin by turning the people most important to your success into allies for your growth. Then level up your leadership to become who you were truly meant to be.

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Money Back


The tools and strategies I custom design around your needs are scientifically proven to work. 

I'm so confident that you'll feel less overwhelmed and more joyful in your leadership that I offer a 30 day money back guarantee. If, after 30 days, you aren't seeing real, tangible progress to get out of survival and into a place of thriving, I'll give you your money back, no questions asked. 

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