Replenishing Our Power and Speaking Out with Theresa Robinson

“Blaxhaustion” is the term my friend Theresa Robinson has coined. If you’re black or brown, you already know what it means. If you’re white–trust me, you need to know.

Handling microaggressions on- and offline is exhausting, and there’s a lot we can learn from Theresa about the power of activating a community of allies vs engaging with detractors directly.

The online community Theresa has activated on LinkedIn is awe-inspiring. Being a part of it gives me hope and nourishment. I want to live in the world that looks and feels like the one she has built online. But don’t take my word for it–connect with Theresa on LinkedIn and join in great conversations in a diverse circle of people who respect one another, learn from and uplift one another–in a collective effort to make the world a better place for all.

Theresa and I connected when we were both working on our books, plenty busy, so it took us a minute to actually get to talk. And when we did I learned that Theresa had quoted my work on Patriarchy Stress Disorder in her book! I’m so honored. Especially since her book is so good and deals with the topic close to my heart–well-being and self-advocacy for women.

Theresa is a renowned speaker and coach and her new book is a playbook, created to help women take time for themselves, own their well-being, and step into their true power. It was an absolute joy to have this conversation with her.

We talk about:

  • microaggressions and intersectionality

  • how patriarchy creates frustration, fatigue, and exhaustion

  • how trauma has disconnected all of us from the wholeness of who we are

  • the need for empathy and listening around collective and historical trauma

  • how reconciliation works and stages of readiness; how to small step our way towards reconciliation while protecting ourselves

  • how to replenish your power, activate your allies, and build true community

  • Theresa shares an enlightening example for creating relationships that allow for understanding and a true exchange of information

  • the importance of diversity in our relationships and the groups and communities we create

  • the importance of taking care of ourselves, speaking up, and speaking out (particularly for women who are conditioned to put themselves last)

  • how her choice to collaborate with nine other women on her book allows women to plug in with the person who resonates with them the most

  • Theresa shares her 3-D method for getting traction in your personal and professional life


Theresa is an ATD certified Master Trainer and professional speaker with experience on six out of seven continents. She is sought out by organizations seeking to increase the well-being and performance of their talent. Theresa’s 3D Transformation process — Discover your purpose, Design your own rules, and Dedicate yourself to a plan — puts the individual first. Her mission is to challenge, encourage, motivate, and activate others to truly thrive at home and at work.

Connect with Dr. Louise:

Get her latest book.

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Get her freebies:

Get the booklet from Theresa’s latest book, “The WarriHER’s Playbook.”

Get the booklet from O-Syndrome.

Get the booklet from Overcoming Gender Inequity.


Dr. Valerie Rein has discovered Patriarchy Stress Disorder (PSD) and created the only science-backed system for helping women achieve their ultimate success, happiness, and fulfillment by healing the collective, inherited trauma of oppression. She holds an EdM in Psychological Counseling from Columbia University and a PhD in Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. Her bestselling book, “Patriarchy Stress Disorder: The Invisible Inner Barrier to Women’s Happiness and Fulfillment” and her cutting-edge mind-body healing programs have helped thousands of women ditch the game of survival, of “how much can I bear?” and master the game of thriving, of “how good can it get?” Dr. Valerie is a sought-after speaker and trainer at conferences and companies committed to setting new standards of excellence in their industry in diversity, equity, and inclusion, employee satisfaction and physical and mental health, and creativity and innovation.

Would you like to have Dr. Valerie speak to your audience? She can share with them:

  • Why despite having checked so many the boxes of accomplishment, high-achieving women are still dissatisfied, and why it’s not our fault.

  • What secretly drains 90% of your energy and productivity and how to reclaim them.

  • The missing piece to the upper limit problem and a solution that ends your big leap struggle.

  • Why fighting against your inner critic, self-doubt, and anxiety backfires and how to turn your inner adversaries into your strongest allies.

  • The biggest untapped resource of a woman’s personal power, why it is locked up, and how to set it free. PS It is also an instant antidote to stress and burnout.

And so much more…

Dr. Valerie’s book, “Patriarchy Stress Disorder: The Invisible Barrier to Women’s Happiness and Fulfillment” is here! And the first chapter is free to download. Buy it or sample it here.

Join the conversation in Dr. Valerie’s FB group.

Learn about The Thriving Solution — any button on this page will take you to schedule a conversation about working with Dr. Valerie on healing PSD — in this program or in another way that’s a match for you or your organization.

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