If you're not growing,
​​​​​​​you're not leading.  Full stop.
If you're not growing,
​​​​​​​you're not leading.  Full stop.

But....Being a leader is about more than power.

Leadership is about connecting with your team, audience, and the world on a personal, community and global level.

Leadership is about integrity.
It’s about being the most expressed, full-flavored version of yourself.
And it’s about learning how you can improve for the betterment of all.

Being a leader is about learning, transformation and growth, because when you commit to that, you’re able to lead in a way that isn’t about having power, it’s about being powerFUL.  

Let's be real; our world is in a leadership crisis. When we look around for exemplary leaders, we find they're few and far between.

We’re at a pivotal point in history where the way we view leadership is finally shifting. And because you’ve landed on this page, we're confident that you’re part of the transformation.

You’re here because you know there’s more to leading than being in charge.

You feel the call to rise and to do so in a way that’s helpful and constructive.

You’re here to be of service, not to be serviced. 

That's why you're invited to
Your Leadership Recipe LIVE

A no-bullshit workshop and immersive experience for womxn* (and those who desire to capacitate them) who want to realize their big dreams, lead movements, and do so without selling their sisters (not just cisters) out in the process.

Uncomfortable Truth Time: We (womxn) collectively make 77 cents on the dollar in corporate environments, and women in leadership have to work their asses off to be considered trustworthy and claim true leadership roles. Run those numbers through other lenses such as race? Black women make 65 cents, and Latina women make 54 cents on the dollar...Despite similar educational backgrounds and capabilities as their white male counterparts.

This is not ok. Statistics like this should not exist and yet, they persist. 

Your Leadership Recipe was created to dismantle this toxic culture and make integrity based leadership the new normal in partnership with YOU.  To craft YOUR unique recipe for integrous leadership.

Because 7 steps to effectiveness, hierarchy, and tired paradigms are a) not appealing or appetizing and b) a bit past their shelf life.

This event is a hands on, transformational workshop for leaders and leaders-in-training who long to make shift happen in the world.    It's about building life-long community, shifting age-old patterns in yourself and your vision.

Think of the experience as a retreat for your mind, body, and soul. Not in the traditional sense of 'run away from it all'.  But rather, a retreat to run towards it all, with space to grow and shift and change.

There will be movement, relaxation, action, business acumen, leadership, and discussions of intersectionality (led by people whose entire mission is to lead this charge).  You'll go home with a renewed sense of purpose, concrete sand new ways of being to implement right now, and practices to start engaging with immediately.


April 26-May 2, 2020
Six nights, five full days of Courageous Cooking classes (with a focus on how cooking can support leaders and nourish your people), leadership workshops, explorations on power, and using your voice.   (I know you might be thinking...COOKING?  Well, Makenna believes that cooking is the PERFECT way to look at how we show up.  We'll use the cooking classes as a way to take inventory of our current way of being.  It's actually kind of magic.)

Chateauneuf-Grasse, France
La Pitchoune, The Former Summer Home of Julia Child AND Bramafam, the Former Home of Simone Beck.**

(Airport to fly into?  Nice-Cote D'Azur.  Then you can Uber or Taxi into La Pitchoune)

We're not window dressing or superhuman, and so often...That's how we are treated.   And the rationale?  Because we've been conditioned that way.  And it's high-time for femmes to shift their conditioning, and step into a new way of showing up.  In our power, integrity, and radical service.

A rising tide lifts all boats....hypothetically.

But that's just not always how it works.  We have to rise TOGETHER and do so with ATTENTION.  Otherwise?  Stuff stays broken, and systems of oppression persist.  We have to be the ones we've been waiting for.

Think of this as your opportunity to rise in your own leadership, and to help others rise with you.  To truly own your commitments to your work, changing the world at large, and not just changing YOUR inner world. We have a metric ton of magic to share, and this is the space to do that.

There is room for 11 humans to join us.  That's it.  In 4 double rooms, and 1 triple.  (Single rooms are not currently an option unless you buy two full-price tickets.)

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.  You're all invited.  

We've had so many different types of people benefit from Your Leadership Recipe LIVE 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.

 (*When we say women I mean ALL women AND gender non-conforming folx who have experienced oppression due to femininity and/or woman-hood.  Gender is a sticky thing,  we see you. 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 we certainly don't discriminate based on race/creed/religion/gender presentation/sexual orientation/etc., etc., etc.)

(**Accessibility note:  We're not easily accessible for people who cannot traverse rocky ground.  If this is required for your participation, please let us know, and we'll find a solution expediently.  At this point in time, we do not have an interpreter on-staff for those from the deaf community, if you're interested in attending and need that, let us know. We'll see what we can do.)

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Our topics this unique leadership event are:
Intention vs. Impact  :: Feel good hopes vs. actual results
Integrity, Congruence, and Resonance  ::  Leading from your values and commitments to changing the world, not just YOUR world
Personal, Community, and Global Leadership  ::  Building capacity, and the differences.
Inclusion  ::  Intersectionality, deprogramming where you take part in systemic oppression
Infinity  ::  Taking imperfect action, willingness to make mistakes, and building resilience
Liberatory Leadership, Radical Service, and Power  ::  Finding your unique voice and contribution to this world AND finding your lane and claiming it radically
About Your Host
Hi, I'm Makenna Held

I’ve been in the wonderful world of marketing since the tender age of 16 scaling businesses from zero to profits, from 10k years to 100k years, and from revenues in the millions to revenues in the billions. (Yes, literally.) I’m a writer, speaker, trainer, courageous cook, and FIVE Business CEO. (And yes, I sleep 9 hours a night. And live a relatively balanced life. Truly.)

Before I took to the online world, I was a professor of Business and Economics, and was highly sought after as a high-energy teacher who made my classroom frequently laugh with delight with her eccentric metaphors, and curious homework assignments.  Surprise! I bring that energy to all of my events too.

I’m a strange one in the online marketing world, equally resourced in teaching AND marketing know-how with a deep desire, passion, and calling to shift the paradigm of leadership from its toxic past and present to a holistic and empowering new normal.  

​​​​​​​Not sure about me yet?  Feel free to take an intimate look at what I’m about over on YFS Magazine, MindBodyGreen, CondeNast Traveler, Vogue Online, today.com, and The New York Times (among others).  I carry certifications in dozens of methodologies and coaching programs, a Master's degree from NYU in business and development studies, among other titles.
Andréa Ranae Johnson
Impact Analyst
Andréa Ranae is a coach, facilitator, and writer. The creator of Whole Self Liberation, Coaching as Activism, and the Liberatory Leadership Framework, she digs personal growth, social change, and supporting others to use their work and life as a tool for cultivating more love, light, and liberation in our world. Using her framework, she'll teach the praxis within Your Leadership Recipe, and help break down the barriers that stand between you and getting free.
Monica Prince
Poet, Activist, Badass 
Monica Prince holds an MFA in Poetry, is routinely published, loves cheesecake, and writes choreopoems to save lives. Her debut collection of poetry, Instructions for Temporary Survival, is available from Red Mountain Press. She works as the managing editor for Santa Fe Writers Project and teaches activism and performance writing at Susquehanna University. She'll be teaching writing workshops.
Claim Your Space
There are currently 10 tickets left.  Tickets are non-refundable, but utterly transferable.

or 8 payments of $725

☀ Shared lodging in either La Pitchoune or Bramafam for six nights.

☀ ALL meals and needs AND transportation covered once you arrive to the house (except one day, which is off campus on your own/with your new friends).  All needs catered to the minute you arrive.  Incredible attention to detail taken at every turn.  Think fresh flowers in your room, French bath products in your shower, delicious nourishing food prepped by our in-house chef, and so much more.  (We can't tell you everything, as that would ruin the surprise)

☀ Pre-work reading list, and resources for preparation.  (Both cooking AND leadership)

☀ Daily workshops on leadership, cooking, personal development, writing, and more.

Need an extended payment plan with greater flexibility? 

Find Makenna on Facebook, message her and include your email, and she'll send you a 'pay what you can, when you can' invoice.  You can find more about her philosophy, and her profile in order to message her by clicking here.

What People Are Saying About Makenna's Live Events

What People Are Saying About Makenna's Live Events

"These events are for someone who knows that there is more to life than what they are currently experiencing, and is ready to jump to find it."
 "This was, hands down, the best conference I've attended in at least 5 years. The content was thought-provoking and inspiring. The flow was extremely well thought out and implemented. "
"I left feeling completely determined and confident that I could become the woman I knew I could be to lead differently and more wholeheartedly. I think back to this event often as a truly shifting moment for me. These are the types of events that are needed."
"I appreciated the heart and soul Makenna put into ensuring...attendees felt nurtured and taken care of.  These events are for people seeking a deeper conversation with tangible take aways and life-long connections with others on a similar path."
"Makenna knows how to orchestrate an event. This was a mother effin symphony. Every detail, every moment, every speaker, (did I mention the massages during checkin?!), filled with intention. I felt so taken care of. This is a mandatory event for my business. I will attend as long as she's keen on hosting them!"
"Your Leadership Recipe LIVE  was unlike any event I've been too.  I was nervous at first, unsure of where I would fit in. The first day, I was a bit uncomfortable. I was excited to be with such a phenomenal group of women, but a bit intimidated. It forced me to find my edge and then love it. By day two, I felt more cozy. We were digging into social justice, intersectionality, and how to lead. It was messy and beautiful. By the next morning, I had 20 new best friends and was ready to conquer the world! Her event was a life-changing moment that supported my authentic expression and helped me find my courage to lead in the world. As a result of the event I have grown my workshops by over 50%, been accepted for publication, and begun to really show up in my world. Makenna is an igniter of leadership and authentic expression."
Community. Resonance. Integrity. Radical Service Power.

Effective leadership is about growth, awareness, and attention.  And it’s imperative that you can take an honest look at where you are and identify how you need to shift and grow.

Your Leadership Recipe LIVE is a container to support you to do just that.  Shift.  Grow.  Change.  And lead the charge.

Because even though this world is burning, it needs you to step up and LEAD.

Let’s put your recipe together.

Our FABULOUS Sponsors
Our FABULOUS Sponsors
Want to sponsor Your Leadership Recipe LIVE? We're looking for a few like-minded companies to share our fun. Contact team@makennaheld.com if you're interested.  Sponsorships start at $650.

And we'll get back to you ASAP.

Claim Your Space
There are currently 11 tickets left.  Tickets are non-refundable, but utterly transferable.

or 8 payments of $725

☀ Shared lodging in either La Pitchoune or Bramafam for six nights.

☀ ALL meals and needs (except one meal off campus on your own) catered to the minute you arrive.  Incredible attention to detail taken at every turn.  Think fresh flowers in your room, French bath products in your shower, delicious nourishing food prepped by our in-house chef, and so much more.  (We can't tell you everything, as that would ruin the surprise)

☀ Pre-work reading list, and resources for preparation.  (Both cooking AND leadership)

☀ Daily workshops on leadership, cooking, personal development, writing, and more.  
We'll see you in....
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