Denise Palmisano                                 March 8, 2012
In This Issue
From Make-up to Muscles
How to Reduce Frustration and Chaos
2012 Calendar of Events


 March Events:  

How to Reduce Frustration and Chaos
(see article block)

Female & Fabulous

April Events:

One-On-One Coaching

Additional courses are on my website and calendar




Hope all is well. Spring is around the corner and I can feel the energy shifting.  Can you?  What is waking up in you and around you?  


How will you take advantage of the momentum of awakening  that spring brings to us? This is a time of new growth, new colors, rebirth of energy, possibilities, new learning and new results. I am excited to be entering into this season with you.  


I would love to partner with you  to co-create what is next!!!  Distance coaching sessions can be done on the phone or via Skype.  


Love & hugs,


Make-up to Muscles

make up muscles


Some might say WOW and others might say that these photos represent masks of insecurities, fears, limiting beliefs, frustrations and loneliness.  


One definition of mask is an activity that tries to conceal something. Masks come in many forms yet they are all hiding something.       


What has us want to hide or feel the need to conceal? What are we imagining is at risk? What is your unique way of covering up what you don't want others to see or know about you?  


From time to time all of us have presented something less than authentic to the world. I am not saying that this is right, wrong, good or bad. What I am saying is, if hiding and covering up is now the automatic way to react or respond, it might not be working for you especially if what you crave is connection, intimacy, deeper conversations and fulfilling interactions with others.


We have to be careful with what we practice. We will get real good at it and assume it is TRUTH!  If we only rely on what has gotten us what we wanted in the past we may be missing an opportunity to break a pattern, interrupt a cycle or create a new outcome.  When an action or response is automatic, we are no longer at choice.


When you are no longer at choice, your masks are no longer working. You are actually pushing people away.  You might even be getting frustrated with what is not working and blaming others for the outcome. People have quit responding to you the same way they did. It might be time to give it up and make more authentic choices.   


What if I told you people can see through what you are trying to hide and that you were not hiding at all? What if I told you that masks actually expose you and give people reason to suspect that you are not being sincere, real or authentic? What once worked is now creating breakdowns, challenges, loss in possibilities and obstacles with others. 


How would your life be different if you didn't have to hide, pretend, protect, put yourself second, assume you knew what was best for everyone, be in control, fix everything for everyone, avoid conflict, be a people pleaser, be right, be perfect, a victim, drama queen, etc? 


What patterns, responses or actions leave you little or no choice? How have they turned into masks and ultimately been an effort to stay safe, avoid risks, and sabotaged you stepping into your full potential?   


I am your partner in possibilities.  Contact me by phone, 985-860-8861 or email, denise@empoweringpotential.com 


How to Reduce Frustration and Chaos When Your Life Situation Changes             


Saturday March 10, 2012

Tuition: $45         


Change and transition can be frustrating, chaotic and overwhelming. You may also experience difficulty making choices that will enable you to move forward. It doesn't have to be this way. This interactive workshop will help you recognize the changes that are affecting you and help you develop your own personalized sequence and system to getting back on track and living with hope and joy.    


Facilitated by Denise Palmisano, Certified Integrative Coach Professional   




To Register, Contact:   

The Red Shoes  

2303 Government Street 
Baton Rouge, LA 70806 

Wendy Herschman, Executive Director, wendy@theredshoes.org 


Leah Hartman, Administrative Assistant, info@theredshoes.org  




"Denise has a teaching style that is part facilitator, part story teller, and part artist.  Her gift is to allow the space for opening up with encouragement and compassion. Her stories artfully weave the lessons and learning together. The lessons readily adapt to real life. My journey toward wholeness and joy is laid out before me. It is now my choice. Denise has shown me that I have all I need." 

- Gay DiGiovanni

What you bring to these self-empowerment programs is beyond belief!  My quality of life grows/improves every time I am around you!
- Sharane Gott, Better Business Bureau, Lafayette, LA


I have taken a number of personal development courses which were coached by Denise over more than a decade.  I rarely pass up an opportunity for personal or group coaching from Denise because she is insightful and she gently focuses me on the areas of growth which are open to me.  With Denise's encouragement I have made significant changes in my life incorporating a healthier lifestyle and a life which incorporates others more inclusively.  Denise is dynamic, organized, and very funny.  I will always be on the look out for opportunities to hang out with Denise and to accept her guidance.  

Very sincerely, 
Donna Hirst 
Project Coordinator, Library Information Technology 
University of Iowa

I speak and act with greater assurance, even knowing that sometimes I may do or say something that is less than perfect.

My coaching experiences with Denise have helped me achieve a joyous sense of wholeness and trust in myself.  The jewel of becoming whole is that I feel like celebrating my kaleidoscope nature and appreciate my weaker aspects along with my stronger ones, my serious side as well as my whimsy, my shortcomings as well as my talents.  I experience more sides of myself - both the dark and the light-and welcome them all with greater understanding for their many gifts.   

I have a greater appreciation of how my choices lead me toward or away from my long-term goals or visions.  I have anchored some of my choices in daily practices, freeing me to live more in the now.


I look forward to participating in other coaching experiences with Denise. 

-Gail McLure, Iowa City, IA


2012 Calendar of Events  

Click here for the 2012 Calendar of Events

I am also available for interviews, articles, joint ventures, public speaking, networking and target audience facilitation.

Contact me at 985-860-8861 or denise@empoweringpotential.com

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Denise Palmisano, CICP
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Certified Integrative Coach Professional
(985) 860-8861
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