NEW YORK (MainStreet) — As a member of the Masterminds group at the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Lane Walsh is no stranger to getting out and networking with fellow business owners and the benefits that come with such relationships.
The twice-monthly meetings provide a very staid and traditional approach to navigating life as an entrepreneur.
"It's very business-oriented, very masculine," says Lane, owner of a thriving boutique real estate agency. "We talk about stuff like cold calling."
All of which couldn't be more different from what she experiences as a member of an Emerging Women's Power Circle.
The lexicon of Power Circles has little to do with cold calling and other such approaches to business, instead centering around inspiring women to draw on their authenticity and feminine strengths.
In signing up for a Power Circle, participants join forces with female peers, a high-level support network of female leaders, entrepreneurs and visionaries who help participants realize their goals and dreams.
Launched just last month, Power Circles meet in person or virtually via Google Hangouts. Groups of about seven women and a facilitator come together once a month for six months. At each gathering the group is guided through discussions of various themes aimed at helping women manifest their visions.
"I like the idea of stepping into your power and embracing all of the amazing things that come from showing up authentically," says Walsh, who hopes to be able to grow her busy real estate business into something so successful that she can sell it in the next 10 to 15 years. "I also like the idea of connecting with a group of women with a facilitator and meeting several times and really getting to know each other."