Your Leadership Recipe isn’t about US. It’s about YOU and YOUR movement.
Our participants are movers, shakers, and movement makers.
Mid-career professionals. Entrepreneurs. Moms. Sisters. Friends. Corporate executives. Teachers. Non-profit mavens. Gender non-conforming humans. Movement leaders. Folx who long to lead. Women who already ARE leading. These are our people.
We’ve had so many different types of people benefit from the frameworks we teach at Your Leadership Recipe including graduate students, multi-six figure entrepreneurs, single parents, black women struggling to claim space in primarily white offices, queer humans looking to find their space in a mostly cis world, a CFO of a large community non-profit in a national growth phase, coaches, consultants, film producers, artists, energy healers, and so much more.
They are all deeply integrous (or striving to be) human beings with a deep longing to expand their success while making the world a better place–either for individuals, the communities they lead or exist in, and/or globally. And they are hell-bent on doing so without doing harm to themselves, the well-being of their circles of influence, and the world at large.
(*When I say women we mean ALL women AND gender non-conforming folx who have experienced oppression due to femininity and/or woman-hood. Gender and identity-at-large are sticky things. People on our team have wrestled with finding peace in identities including being the least harmful white person possible in a world of white supremacy, gender non-conformity, claiming space as a black woman in a world that wants you both more white and more black at the same time, owning feminism and releasing white-only feminism. Think of this event as centered around women, and women identified folks. So that being said, any self-identified woman or gender non-conforming/trans-feminine/has-experienced-life-as-a-woman-at-some-point-in-time-and-still-living-in-it human is welcome.)
And yet, they’ve struggled with the HOW…Are you struggling with that too?
HOW can you expand your capacity for leadership within your communities and circles of influence OR globally, without saying the wrong thing, sacrificing intimacy, or losing integrity?
You want to grow — financially and otherwise, but you also care deeply about how your expansion will be perceived, who it will affect directly, and how your messaging may or may not be global.
Sound like you? You’re in the right place. That’s where we come in.
Spoiler: We’re the best-kept, top-secret ingredient behind our clients doing good work without harming themselves or others in the process.
Working with us, our clients experience…
- Increased revenues (without fear of how it will be perceived) by two, three, five, and ten fold within days, weeks, and months of start,
- A deep sense of peace, an inner knowing that a new way of being allows them to step into their fullest, most potent leadership role,
- A complete and utter revelation that they are meant for bigger, better, world-changing things, and that it is in their best interest to release parts of their career that have held them back,
- The unveiling of a new with self that was made possible only by allowing themselves to crack open inside a container made specifically for them to do so (hint: our team created that container),
- Breaking from notion that the “norm” in their industry isn’t good enough, and that they are the exact person to lead the change.
If you can take the heat, get into the kitchen…
Here’s Our Recipe For Equitable Leadership
Inclusion, Diversity and Intersectionality aren’t about ratios and ‘being a good person’.
'Give Back’ Campaigns shouldn’t be used as marketing tactics. Full stop.
Get to know what you know AND what you don't
Your Recipe is the Only One That Matters
Leadership is NEVER one size fits all (or even most)
Being a Leader isn’t only about ‘making money’
The Founder’s Recipe
Makenna is the founder of the Your Leadership Recipe methodology, REAL Marketing, the Courageous Cooking ™ school, and an author, speaker, coach, and consultant. With experience spanning from Academia to Marketing to Non-Profit Work to Entrepreneurship, Makenna is uniquely positioned to support business leaders in carving their unique success path.
Makenna has led classrooms as a favorite professor for multiple years, directed the world’s largest (and most lucrative) online advertising funnel, founded a non-profit in rural Kenya that shattered ideas of how ‘development’ work could be done, and now operates as the CEO of over four different businesses. Really. She’s got a record label, a cooking school, this here leadership training company, in addition to a few other top secret projects brewing.
In addition to an obsession with cooking and world-changing entrepreneurship, Makenna Held holds a master’s degree from NYU in private sector development, and is a PhD candidate in Critical Theory with a ragtag bunch of theorists in Switzerland (her research is on the gendering of food and leadership #pushesupnerdglasses).
In 2015 she followed the wild hair of her intuition and managed to purchase (with the help of investors) La Pitchoune, Julia Child’s Former summer home in France. Since then, she has created The Courageous Cooking School at La Pitchoune; The HeartFirst Method–a movement and coaching methodology for leaders based on Integral Coaching methods; and has published her first book The Intention Generation (Which now you can only get by being in her programs).
Makenna uses coaching, live events, speaking, and writing to unpack how we’ve been trained to discredit women leaders (especially those of color) and focus our ‘leadership’ interests on under-qualified, white men in suits who claim false authority as their leadership methodology rather than showing us their capacity to actually lead. Hint: She thinks this is highly problematic.
Makenna splits her time between on the road in the United States in Vera, her VW Bus and of course…La Pitchoune in the South of France. Her traveling companions include her husband — a rock and roll librarian named Chris and her daughter Magnolia.
Curious how we can help you expand your leadership, revenue, and impact?
Andréa Ranae Johnson
Co-Founder, Coach, Facilitator, Teacher
Andréa Ranae’s work offers practical tools, resources and wisdom that supports people with a vision for change to show up with integrity, own their power and practice radical service. She is deeply committed to doing her part in cultivating a world that works for everyone and does so by placing her work at the intersections of personal growth and social justice. Thrugh her Liberatory Leadership framework she’ll teach the praxis within Your Leadership Recipe and help you get free of the barriers keeping you from making your unique impact.
Educator, Photographer, Artist
Catherine Just is an artist, teacher, photographer, filmmaker and activist. She’s been with us since the beginning, and we hope she’ll be with us until the end. With Your Leadership Recipe LIVE Catherine documents the experience of the event along with 1:1 photo sessions for each participant focusing on embodiment of the sacred and sensual with her “hotel room sessions”. Her projects and interests are multi-faceted and range from people with down syndrome, folks in recovery, to teaching humans to pay attention to their own creative energy.
Erin P.S. Zimmerman
Visibility Guide + Strategist
Erin P.S. Zimmerman is the owner of EZ Visibility, where she serves as the Visibility Guide, helping marginalized voices create fun, sustainable action plans to grow their brands and make a name for themselves with ease.
Erin has helped her clients create courses, write books, start podcasts, and even leave their 9-5 jobs. She currently resides in Kansas City, Missouri with her husband.