Learn how to reinvent yourself at women’s workshop

  • Change your life: Keema Perry, left, and Jennifer Outerbridge-Smith will be part of a Reinventing Yourself workshop run by the Women’s Resource Centre at the weekend (Photograph by Fiona McWhirter)

    Change your life: Keema Perry, left, and Jennifer Outerbridge-Smith will be part of a Reinventing Yourself workshop run by the Women’s Resource Centre at the weekend (Photograph by Fiona McWhirter)

Women who made bold, life-changing decisions will talk about their experiences this weekend to help other people reinvent themselves.

Keema Perry and Jennifer Outerbridge-Smith said the event on Saturday would help guests think about what differences they would like to make in their own lives.

They will be joined by Angela Joell, an education and investment manager, at a Reinventing Yourself workshop hosted by the Women’s Resource Centre.

Ms Perry, the founder of Powerhouse Academy, a virtual “school” to help women get more out of life, said she planned to talk about “reinventing yourself by manifesting more money through self love”.

She explained: “A lot of times, our money stories are actually reflections of how we feel about ourselves and as we begin to work on ourselves we also begin to work on our money stories.

“Our outer world is often a reflection of our inner world, so it’s really about unlearning all the things that we have been taught — that we’re not worthy, we’re not enough — and that shows up in money.”

Ms Perry added: “I don’t teach people how to make money, I teach them how to think differently about money and know that it’s available to you once you shift your mindset.”

She explained that the workshop, at the WRC on the second floor of Sofia House on Church Street, will cater to “women who know that something is not right, they feel like they’re called to do something different, but they’re not quite sure what that is”.

Ms Perry said: “I think this is going to help to plant some seeds to figure that out.

“You may not walk away knowing ‘this is what I’m going to do next’, but you will have that security in knowing ‘I can make it possible’.”

Ms Perry said her intuition told her to leave her career in teaching after 22 years, despite warnings from others that the move was “the worst mistake”.

She added: “Knowing that you have a choice is actually what helps you to feel free.

“It’s when you feel stuck and saying, ‘I choose to stay or I choose to leave’.

“It’s knowing that you always have a choice. A lot of people believe that they don’t have choices, that they have to remain in whatever situation they’re in.”

Ms Outerbridge-Smith, a training and development professional at a telecoms company, plans to talk about self-exploration and explained that life changes were not always “huge”.

She added: “It could be something quite small.

“I’m going to look at what’s stopping you from reinventing yourself.

“We think of reinventing as recreating or creating a new you, but sometimes it’s actually about shedding the things that aren’t you any more, so there is building and shedding happening.”

Ms Outerbridge-Smith moved to Bermuda from Ontario about 12 years ago after she realised a desire to do something different and fulfilled her dream of living on an island.

She explained: “After I moved here, everyone was like ‘you’re so brave’, but to me, I had to, like something inside was telling me.

“Once you make a move, it is very empowering because you think, I really can do whatever I want to do.

“It gives you a little more confidence then you do the next thing, then you’re like, ‘I was really good at that or I really enjoyed that’, it builds your confidence.

“The more new things that you try and venture out in doing, the more you have confidence for the next little venture.”

For more information or to register for the event, which will run from 9am to 12.30pm and costs $50, including breakfast, contact the WRC on 295-3882 or at wrc@wrcbermuda.com

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Published Feb 25, 2020 at 8:00 am (Updated Feb 25, 2020 at 8:00 am)

Learn how to reinvent yourself at women’s workshop

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