Regena Garrepy and Christina Dunbar have joined forces as co-founders and visionary catalysts for the Bye Bye Good Girl Movement. They strive to serve as an example of feminine leadership and collaboration empowering women to birth the red-hot leader within and create their badass visions for their professional and personal lives. They’ve combined their gifts, talents and messages to create their high impact signature program, The Bye Bye Good Girl Bootcamp. They received international exposure by creating the Good Girl Spill which included 16 interviews with professional development experts, best selling authors and top speakers who confessed how they went bold, big and brilliant. Regena and Christina have also created the Badass Visionary Woman program and lead the annual Bye Bye Good Girl Getaway which is a live event that mixes tropical vacation and sisterhood with personal and professional development.
About Christina Dunbar….
Well, I admit I am a recovering Good Girl– basically I grew up as an older sister, I was super responsible, super serious, and painfully shy. It was very hard for me to speak in public; I was much more of an observer. I came into this world more of a thinker and I had a very, very strong moral compass. Things were black and white, right or wrong. These are all traits that are in line with the Good Girl proto-type. But here’s the deal, if you have a Good Girl within, you also have the naughty girl or the wild girl within you. You have the opposite shadow self. And as I got older and became more conscious I wanted to explore ALL of me. But because I had repressed the bad girl or the fun girl within– that energy, once I let it out– came out in a really unhealthy way—partying, no focus, no direction, and then what happened was the Good Girl in me judged that energy and I swung back the other way to get away from the guilt—I swung back to being quiet and serious and playing way too small. Underneath this all, was the judgment I had around the different parts of myself and the Good Girl fear that I wasn’t good enough. I literally couldn’t speak my truth. I was afraid to be myself. I was scared sh*tless over the thought of being seen. I felt I would be ridiculed, rejected, and metaphorically even killed for my truth.
For me, the biggest gift that I’ve been given through doing some of the deeper work in the Bye Bye Good Girl process, is the gift of claiming my voice, finding my personal truth, honoring it and letting go of what other people think so I could create BOLD delicious dreams in my career and my life. I now run my own business, lead successful workshops, speak on stages, appear on radio shows, and best of all I feel free in my skin.
Bio: Christina Dunbar is a visionary catalyst that ignites messengers to use their voice and mentors Good Girls to go badass with their visions, projects, and businesses. Christina also runs the very popular Goddess Collective in LA (an empowerment group for artists and conscious women in business). Christina has been called the Spiritual Warrior for modern women and whether she is inspiring from the stage, writing, or facilitating groups, Christina’s mission is to help women create their soul-guided, red hot visions as they find their voice and give fear the finger! Christina lives in sunny California with the love of her life; husband, friend, and soul partner, Chaim Dunbar.
About Regena Garrepy…
It’s no surprise that I am a recovering good girl. I was brought up to be “nice” and “responsible”. Pleasing others, doing what I was told and doing everything “right” was very important to me. In my mind there was a particular protocol for happiness for the American good girl and I followed it to the letter: Get good grades, go to college, get a job, get married, buy a house and then have a baby. Isn’t that everything that defines a woman who has it all?
And then one morning I woke up in my early 30s and looked around. I saw how “good” everything looked. I had orchestrated my entire life to make sure that everyone thought I had it all and even more importantly, that I had it all together. But inside I was empty. I was depressed. I was a laminated glossy shell. And I felt completely trapped in my own prison of perfection. I was sure it was because something was wrong with me. I felt guilty and ashamed of feeling unfulfilled and unhappy. The critical voice inside me said, “How dare I complain? I had a healthy baby, a nice house, a handsome husband and the privilege of staying home and making organic baby food. What kind of selfish woman would not be happy when I had all that?” I felt disconnected from others because I couldn’t share who I really was nor could I speak up about it. I no longer felt passion, thought my dreams were unattainable or selfish, I had little confidence and spark and felt overall inadequate at most things most of the time.
I had lost who I was.
I had to escape the prison of perfection that I had built and become not who I was “supposed to be” but who I was meant to be. Which meant I had to shed the good girl personal and reclaim my essence. To me, this movement is about mentoring women to stand in their authentic power and embody their sacred purpose. I want every woman to know that they can be happy and fulfilled and successful. That there is a path to feeling balanced while still caring for others. Your life can be full of creativity, dreams, health, fun and prosperity. OH and be DAMN sexy too.
Bio: Regena Garrepy is a wise woman mentor, succulence seeker, sex educator, direct-selling diva, and recovering perfectionist. She is the founder of Reclaim Your Essence, which empowers women to get their groove back and embody their sacred purpose. Regena is passionate about guiding you toward transforming the wounds of your past into your unique superpower. She has been an award-winning direct seller – named the #1 Recruiter and one of the Top Sales consultants in her company. Besides being a certified coach, she is also a co-author in the book Incredible Life where she wrote the chapter on Escaping the Prison of Perfection. Regena lives in Orlando, Florida with her husband of 15 years and her 8 year-old jedi-in-training.