Be Seen Be Loved with Christie Love


Kicking Fear to the Curb

Season 1, Ep. 8

Dara Connolly practiced Tae Kwon Do for 15.5 years and held a Blackbelt. She even taught martial arts and self-defense classes.

Yet, when it came to the business world, she felt frustrated and unheard.

After the company she worked for fired her for taking time off to recover from pneumonia, even though she was a top salesperson for them, she channeled her frustration into starting a movement out of her garage to help women in her neighborhood be seen, be heard, and be respected.

Dara’s garage movement turned into a program that she developed, called Kurukula (named after the Tibetan goddess of empowerment), which taught women to exude the ultimate body confidence with useful skills to thrive in our modern world.

The author of three books, she is president of her Toastmasters Club after only a few years of involvement. She was recently featured on a Ted Talk (South Lake Tahoe Tedx). “If you want to be a leader, you have to use your voice,” she says.

Her website is:

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