PRAISE

The Buzz Is Real!

 

SMW Is Transforming Lives Across The Globe!

 

Sherri LaClaire

SMW Founding Member / Regional Marketing Director


SMW is the first place ever where each person is celebrated, loved, and accepted no matter the road or journey they are on. To be themselves and learn to teach, to elevate, to inspire to be the person, the real authentic person, they were meant to be. Come on, join us here where you WILL experience the EXTRAORDINARY!
Before the "Ignite Your Destiny" event, we were all so filled with anticipation as the event drew closer and closer we knew it was going to be good we just didn't know how good.

Well I'm here to say I have never experienced so much strength illuminated from real people, real life. We laughed, we cried, we felt the passion of each speaker ready and willing to pour their hearts out, to seek the lessons in each ...I'm so honored to be a part of the Self Made Woman movement. I'm excited about Self Made Woman because it started with a dream and a vision. This is a GAME CHANGER, to reach out to those who seek more for their lives. A place where we as women can be our true, authentic, passionate, uplifting, creative, self. A place to get out of my comfort zone, so I stretch to that new and exciting level. Thank you Cynthia for stepping out and following your dream/vision, and showing us we can have so much more.
Thank you Self Made Woman!

Cindy Goodson

SMW Founding Member / Regional Marketing Director


I'm so thankful for the SMW Community. This group of amazingly dynamic, sexy and savvy women have been through everything, experienced every emotion and yet, have upleveled themselves, planted their feet and asked the universe "what's next?" These are my kind of women! "Ignite Your Destiny" was a first of its kind! I loved the super sexy outside the traditional box of empowerment conference style of presentation! The launch of SMW was WILDLY SUCCESSFUL! I came away from the event with several valuable nuggets from Jim Britt's tips on letting go in order to get ahead, to the Delaney's relationships success principals. It was a weekend of the highest levels of energy, amazing talks and teachings and awesome performances! 

Donnis Hiskett

SMW Member / Regional Marketing Director


Bretta Kelly

SMW Member


The women I've met through Self Made Woman and then witnessed speaking at the "Ignite Your Destiny" event are the most inspiring, loving and genuine women.

I feel so blessed to be part of this movement! The speakers left me feeling so grateful, humble and empowered. Learning and embracing the messages from their stories and experiences will stay with me forever!

Julie Wetteland

SMW Member / Regional Marketing Director


"Tears, emotions, more tears, more emotions, and now, the Reality!
What can one say after you've spent 3 1/2 hours on a Saturday morning listening and learning about what has made you and what will definitely change you to be the woman you are today? After spending this morning, listening & watching the SMW "Ignite Your Dreams" video, produced by the best of the best, i've learned a lot about me & mostly what I want to become in order to Free Me. Why I am the way I am, have been in the past, and where it is I really want to go for the rest of my life.
I feel so blessed & proud to be a part of this Tribe of unbelievable women. Feeling so lucky to have stepped out of my "comfort zone", accepted what has been offered to me over the past 18+ months, even tho' I was terrified, unsure, & scared to death because of what I perceived as my "unworthiness".
This "Ignite Your Dreams" video experience, for me, has been yet another life changing opportunity & experience. It doesn't matter your age, where you are in your life or in the world today. If you can see yourself in this video and/or this testimonial, then you should really take steps to join me and this Tribe.
There aren't enough words to share what I, personally, have experienced with this Tribe, you have to experience this Sisterhood for yourself.
#MeBeingMe"

Cindy DePaoli

SMW Member / Regional Marketing Director


Cynthia Delaney's "Ignite Your Dreams" Online Event has really opened my eyes and took me back to the time when I was a little girl. I always wondered what it would be like when I grew up. That time seems so long when you are caring for your family and others, but in reality, it is flying by right in front of your eyes. As this time was passing I totally forgot about me, being made to feel that I was not worth anything more. I almost gave up on my dreams...but things happen in life to turn around a new leaf.

I believe that all women, what ever the age, should take the time to experience this online event of Cynthia's. I realize now that the time was spent growing me to who I am today, and help me now become that dream achiever to reach my life goal!

Dr.Brenda Stratton

SMW Member / Regional Marketing Director / The Meologist Coach


In life, we can forget and separate ourselves from our painful experiences, so that we can function in our day to day lives. By omitting the painful experiences, we also tend to forget our positives dreams. When I was watching "Ignite your Dreams" Online Event, it brought back to memory all my dreams that I had forgotten as a child mostly due to lack of exposure, and painful experiences. There are many desires I have fulfilled, but many ideas I had let go of because I thought it was impossible or too late to achieve. This event said to me it is never too late to accomplish my dreams no matter what stage of life I find myself. It gave me greater hope and determination to seek ALL MY DREAMS!

 

"Ignite your Dreams" has given me the desire, inspiration, and empowerment to dream bigger, better and higher than ever. I thought, Oh wow, there is a group of women bonding together in unity to help each other reach our dreams and goals through Self Made
Woman.
For so many years I have struggled usually alone to fulfill my dreams, purposes, and destiny. I have gotten discouraged, dishearten, distracted, frustrated, and even mad that I had no help, working alone. No woman is an island unto herself. We were all
created to be more productive working in a community, so I feel I have found my tribe, my community. Ecclesiastes 4:12. "And though a man might prevail against him who is alone, two will withstand him. A threefold cord is not quickly broken."

Stephanie Yates

SMW Member / Regional Marketing Director 

Maria Angeles Tolle

SMW Member / Regional Marketing Director

Kelly Gatfield

SMW Member / Regional Marketing Director


The world has twisted and devalued womanhood in such a way that it is time for women to step up and take control of their destiny. We put our children, our parents, our friends and careers ahead of our selves and forget that the job is merely a means to the end, the filling of our own cup is important before we can fill anyone else's, and we put our dreams on the back burner while we help others achieve theirs. "Ignite Your Dreams" is about reviving your strength, your passion and going back after those sidelined dreams. It's about getting yourself together from the inside out and watching amazing opportunities unfold in front of you because you've done the work to be the person you need to be for the dream to be realized and so you can be the catalyst for others. 

 

Don't wait. Take a chance on you, now. Invest in you, now. Chase those dreams today with Self Made Woman's "Ignite Your Dreams".

Michelle Nunez

"Ignite Your Destiny" Participant


I think Self Made Woman is changing everything! This movement is going to shatter glass ceilings that we not only face in society but within our minds! Lives are already changing and this is the beginning! The path for success, no matter what that means to you, is laid out here. If you have forgotten your dreams, they will be reawakened and achievable! For over a decade this has been a labor of love for Cynthia Delaney, a truly self made woman and supported and lifted up by a pair of extraordinary Self Made Warriors, Mr. Bill and Dillon Delaney.

"Ignite Your Destiny" lit the fire in everyone that not only attended, but everyone that came in contact with our tribe! The Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain Resort had not seen the likes of this! "Ignite" was not just a learning experience, it was a social hour event! More like 10 social hours! That was just Saturday! This weekend was completely raw! The speakers poured into us their experiences and life lessons and showed us how to come out on top! We looked deep into our souls as we were led into transformation! I wanted to bottle every bit of this adventure to take with me!

I'm excited about SMW Memberships because it is an interactive community! Not only will I be able to pick and choose different topics that I want to focus on in my life for improvement, I will be able to do this with the help of the experts! This inner circle will allow us to contribute to the vision of Self Made Woman! Is there any better feeling than being able to help someone else reach their goals while reaching your own? Not for me!

Sandra Jenkins

SMW Member / Regional Marketing Director


"Ignite Your Dreams…."
What an awesome way to be inspired, this event was not only inspiring, motivational, it brought awareness. “Different is the new me”, bullying is never acceptable, being different is what makes up this melting pot. Igniting your dreams begins within first. I remember dreaming of getting married and having a white picket fence, I remember always wanting to make a difference, I remember selling popcorn balls in middle school and high school to help feed my siblings. I also remember making the promise to myself to do better, to be better and mostly want better. Don’t misunderstand, the exposure to entrepreneurship at an early age was the best thing ever. I’d learn to help and care for others which created a moving drive inside of me to continue to weave my life desires into a good plan a healthy plan. "Ignite Your Dreams" reminded me of both the positive and negative. The negative was, I was a child with the responsibility of taking care of my younger siblings, at that time the count was about 6 brothers and sisters combined. Sacrifice is something I learned earlier in my younger years. "Ignite Your Dreams" resonated with the little person inside that appeared every once in while as a reminder to stop, love, and smell the roses. Remembering that I am beautiful, and fearfully wonderfully made. "Ignite Your Dreams" was an awakening that was very much needed, a reminder to take the time to dream, exist, take the time to breathe… "Ignite Your Dreams" reminds us that we have a voice, and we should speak up to be heard.

See you at the top…

Melodie Donovan

SMW Member

Brenda Bingham

SMW Member / Regional Marketing Director


When I was younger, I recall dreaming all the time about what I wanted to do with my life.  I dreamt of being an actress, play writer, author, teacher, lawyer and being financially well off to help other people.  

At the age of 19, I became a single mom, and I stopped dreaming. I lost all aspiration for any goals I had. I was in my third year of college and my parents encouraged me to stay in college while they help take care of my daughter.  After graduation, I worked several jobs before I decided to become a teacher. Becoming a teacher changed my life. It allowed me to fulfill my dream of helping kids. I taught history to middle school students in grades 6th-8th for more than 25 years.  I also served 11 years as a school counselor in which I was able to make a greater impact with students and their parents.  

As a teacher, I would tell my students to dream big and not to allow anyone or any circumstances to keep them from maximizing their potential and becoming what they dreamed of.

After watching "Ignite your Dreams", I began dreaming again. I began telling myself that it is time for me to become a doer of my own words and to finally do what I dreamt about at the age of 19. I told myself it was time for me to dream big and to see myself walking in my destiny.I started a non-profit organization to help women, young adults, and teenagers to heal from pain, anger, abuse, trauma and anything that prevents them from achieving their goals and mission in life.

Being a part of Self Made Woman has given me a platform to reach more women and the opportunity to become financially wealthy. I recommend everyone who stopped dreaming to watch "Ignite your Dreams".

Thank you Cynthia Delaney for allowing me to be a part of your life and vision.

 

Tracey Austin

SMW Member / Regional Marketing Director


As I listened to "Ignite your Dreams" and listened to Tensie in particular, describe the effects that bullying had on her it took me back to my own childhood memories. I was reminded of what bullying and living under a roof where domestic violence was the norm, did to me as well.  As a girl my family moved many times, and I went to 8 different schools due to my step father’s work. I also kept a secret. My mother was a victim of domestic violence, as was I, as a result. I found this most difficult as I moved into Middle School and girls had already formed friendship groups. Letting in a newcomer wasn’t something they usually wanted to do, so I had few people to confide in at that age. It was especially hard as a young teen when boys would pick on me for having a big butt, or flat chest. That is devastating to a girl’s self-esteem! Boys and girls often “picked” fights with me because I was quiet and shy and looked like an easy target. I saw what men did to women in my house and that scared me more. It made me cry almost daily, feeling like an outcast! I came home after a particularly challenging day in 7th grade and told my mother what was happening.  I remember her response vividly: “If you want to continuously be a victim, you will be. Learn to stand up for yourself physically & mentally. You are not weak like me, you are strong. Do not let others belittle or change who you believe you are. Negative people are jealous of you.”  At the time, I remember saying: “Mom, why don’t you do that?” She simply said: “Do not repeat my mistakes. Learn from me and do not accept this, you are better than that.” My Mother never had the strength to leave until I was much older. She never pursued her dreams. But she constantly encouraged my sister and I to always stay positive, and to work hard to follow our dreams. She pushed us to do well in school and to not let others’ opinions of us get in our way. She taught me to believe in myself and my abilities and to choose happiness.

Although it was often difficult, I did learn to stand up for myself. I did work hard and eventually was accepted into and graduated from Cornell University. I am still pursuing my dreams, and for that I am truly grateful to my Mother and her encouragement to "Ignite My Dreams!"

 

Lauri Lewallen

"Ignite Your Destiny" Participant


Self Made Woman is a unique movement that is long overdue and unlike anything I have ever seen or experienced. SMW is about lifting women up and helping them to find the gifts within them and then empowering them to go out and use those gifts.
I was honored to speak at the first ever SMW event. I walked away invigorated and touched by the entire event as well as the other speaker's stories. Cynthia Delaney, Founder of Self Made Woman and dear friend of mine, has assembled some of the best trainers and speakers in the industry to help us grow in every aspect of our lives...spiritually, mentally, physically and in business.


Cynthia is one of the most selfless, hard working and giving people I have ever met. It seems only natural for her to create Self Made Woman because I know this platform will help millions of women that have desperately been seeking all that SMW offers. I would like to personally welcome you to Self Made Woman. You have found your tribe!

Pamela Chanel David

SMW Member

“Single-handedly, today’s "Ignite Your Dreams" Online Event, was the most moving 3 1/2 hours listening to ANYTHING in my life. I am stunned. I am speechless. What Cynthia Delaney has woven together is nothing short of a masterpiece. A symphony. In short, "Ignite Your Dreams" is way to WIN. It is a modern road map for each and every woman, no matter her age, ethnicity or background. The content is impeccable and the delivery even more engaging. I cannot say enough about it. “

Kelli Locatelli

SMW Member


First and foremost I must give massive recognition and complete gratitude for Cynthia Delaney. Words fall flat in comparison to how I truly feel and how incredible she is, the lives she has touched including mine. You have to simply experience the transfer of authenticity, love, with amazing business savvy add a vision with "Ignite Your Destiny" Tour which is unparalleled to anything I've been privileged to be involved with. As an Inspirational Speaker and Sur-Thriverist THIS movement, Self Made Woman, is where we all feel more love, more gratitude, absolute self worth and inspiration to share it with as many as possible! You obtain life tools, a priceless and selfless gift!!

Sheila Burnham

SMW Member


Self Made Woman is a rapidly growing community of amazing individuals from all walks of life. Cynthia Delaney, founder of Self Made Woman, had a vision of bringing together thousands of people to a place of growth and empowerment. Well, that vision has become a reality and I could not be more excited! Here at Self Made Woman, we have a plethora of knowledge and information at our fingertips from people who have "been there, done that". And, we have the opportunity to tap into this information for personal growth and development, relationships, health and wellness, finances, and many other areas to empower us level up! And it's all in one place! 
The first "Ignite Your Destiny" event kicked off our year end, and what a send off!! Everyone attending and participating in this event had adrenaline rushing through their veins as we soaked in the messages spoken. I have never been to an event that has moved me like "Ignite Your Destiny"! I had the honor of being one of the "Up and Coming Speakers", and am so grateful for the experience! SMW is an arena that embraces and ignites personal growth. It adds fuel to the fire of your life! Be sure to watch for the upcoming events as you don't want to miss any of it! 
Also, be sure to become an SMW Member! 

SMW provides an "inner circle" where members can participate and contribute to SMW's growth and their own personal growth. I have never seen anything like this before. And, leave it to Cynthia Delaney to provide an arena to build others up. This is a "pay it forward", help others achieve massive goals kind of place! Thank you SMW!


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