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Using her own life experiences as a catalyst, Bestselling Author and Life Recovery Coach Mal Duane is passionately committed to empowering women in releasing the shackles of shame, pain and self-condemnation to live a life of passion and purpose.

Mal’s transformational journey, including recovering from alcoholism as a young woman, has provided her with extensive hands-on, in the trenches experience for taking hold of life and bringing forward the potential that lies buried beneath the scars and hurts.

Since her recovery twenty-five years ago, Mal went on to build a multi-million dollar real estate company from scratch, become a Women’s Life Recovery Coach and is the bestselling author of Alpha Chick: Five Steps for Moving from Pain to Power. Mal is also the host of the transformational Positive Mental Shift teleseminar series featuring the transformational stories of other visionary women. She has been invited to share her inspirational story and her empowering five step process on over 125 radio shows, has appeared in numerous telesummits as well as being featured on Fox 25 News.

Mal believes that the greatest gift in achieving success is the ability to give back to causes that touch her heart and have the power to transform the lives of women and children. In 2007, Mal financed the Katherine Holly School in Kondjila, West Africa. Today the school educates a hundred children annually that would never have had the opportunity.

One of her most rewarding accomplishments was the recent founding of the nonprofit, Holly’s Gift in memory and tribute to her beloved niece. As a 501(C)3, the mission of Holly’s Gift will be to provide Framingham, Massachusetts area women with a marketable skill set, educational Virtual Assistant training and certification so that they can support themselves upon release from a sober living facility.

Mal lives with her English Jack Russell Terrier, Hannah, in Framingham, Massachusetts, where she works, writes, speaks, and supports women in living their truth and reclaiming their lives.

Media & Speaking Angles

The following is a brief overview of the topics and angles that Mal is available to share with your audience, as well as create a topic customized for your specific audience.

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  • Five Steps for Moving from Pain to Power
    From the award-winning, bestselling book, Alpha Chick, Mal Duane shares her simple, yet powerful five step formula for personal transformation and how her own journey led to the creation of the five steps that she now uses with her clients,
  • The Life Recovery Formula™ = Self-care + Self-worth + Happiness
    Mal breaks down the transformational Life Recovery FormulaTM and shares how working with the formula’s three key ingredients – Self-Care, Self-Worth and Happiness can lead to recovery of joy, inner peace and fulfillment.
  • Uncovering the Perfection Within
    We are all born perfect beings. As life unfolds we pick up stories, untruths and beliefs that are absorbed into our being disconnecting us from the truth of who we are. Mal’s “F.A.I.T.H.” formula is an affirmative mental approach to establishing a new reality—that as we do the inner work to release the untruths and old beliefs we will discover the perfection that has always been there.
  • The Power of Choice
    When we open ourselves to new patterns of thinking it awakens our ability to make more positive choices in life. Many women find themselves in negative situations, jobs or relationships because they have lost sight that they have the powerful intuitive ability to make a different choice.
  • Positive Mental Shift: Stepping into Your Truth
    When women do the inner work to identify their negative behaviors and beliefs that have been holding them back and replace those old patterns with new positive thoughts, intentions and action steps they step onto the path of owning and embracing their truth.

Here’s What Others Are Saying About Mal’s Speaking

“I wanted to say how grateful I was to have attended the two outstanding programs you delivered on empowering woman and self esteem, at the New Beginnings Group. Mal, you are a fantastic speaker, and have a wonderful ability to connect with the group.  We felt comfortable to share our thoughts and concerns with you.  Your examples are from real life and the topics you spoke so relevant to the group.   I personally, made several positive changes in my life, since those two presentations.  My self-esteem and confidence levels have improved greatly and I feel that I am in better control of my life now  and that sense of empowerment feels wonderful. Mal, you are a gifted communicator and I love listening to you and recommend you very highly.” – Lorraine Aiello

About the Book

Alpha Chick: Five Steps for Moving from Pain to Power is more than just a roadmap to happiness, success, and fulfillment – it is a model for any woman who dreams of those things. The brilliance of this book is that it clearly guides you step-by-step in the process of becoming your own unique brand of Alpha Chick. It sets you on your own road to being the ideal you; the sizzling, empowered woman you are meant to be. Alpha Chick shows you how to let go of the past and recapture self-love, faith, and hope. It provides all you need to create a new vision to achieve an exceptional life filled with passion, purpose and power.

In Alpha Chick, Certified Life Recovery Coach Mal Duane takes you on a journey using poignant, personal experiences to illustrate how she cultivated – then applied – the 5 steps in the Alpha Chick Process to overcome seemingly enduring destructive self-behaviors to create positive mental, emotional, physical, financial and spiritual transformation in her life. The Alpha Chick Process grew out of her own recovery process and revealed itself during one of her daily meditations. And it did not surprise her that the foundation letter of each step spelled out a single significant word: FAITH.

Focus
Acceptance and Attitude
Identification and Intention
Thoughts
Healing and Helping

You, too, can let go of painful past experiences and live the life you’ve only dared to dream when you discover the powerful Alpha Chick inside of you. Alpha Chick will help you overcome pain, fear and confusion to approach life’s challenges with the power of acceptance and the value of a positive mental attitude. For further support Mal invites readers to claim the FREE Alpha Chick Workbook & Action Guide and the Five Steps for Moving from Fear to Faith audio at www.AlphaChick.com.

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Book Awards

USA-Best-Book-Award

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2012-Global-eBook-Award-Finalist
AMAZON BESTSELLER: Self- Help/Recovery
#1 Bestseller – Amazon Canada
#11 Bestseller– Amazon USA
  • 2012 Reader’s Favorites Gold Medal for Inspiration
  • 2012 Pinnacle Achievement Award for Self-Help from Faces & Voices of Recovery
  • 2012 World Book Award for Addiction/Recovery
  • Finalist for the 2012 USA Book Awards
  • Finalist for the 2012 Global E-Book Award in Self-Help
  • Selected as one of Aspire Magazine’s Top 10 Inspirational Books for Women

Other Media

Publicity

Fox 25 Morning News Boston – Television Interview (March 2012)
Watch the video here:  http://bit.ly/15RtYKX

A Moment of Change with Sherry Gaba and Cathleen O’Connor (March 2012)

Inspire Me Today with Gail Lynne Goodwin (2012) – Featured as an Inspirational Luminary

MetroWest Daily News (local- February 2012) – Ugly Duckling becomes “Alpha Chick” in Framingham

For full archives of over 125 media and speaking appearances please visit: www.AlphaChick.com/Appearances

Articles

Aspire Magazine
February/March 2013 Issue
ACCESS LINK: Meditation: Self-Love in the Palm of Your Hand,
pg 42-43
 Aspire Magazine
October-November Issue, 2012
ACCESS LINK: Transitioning From Fear To Faith,
pages 38-39
Aspire Magazine
February/March 2012 Issue
ACCESS LINK: How Faith Saved My Life,
pg. 42

My Healthy Living Magazine
February 2012 Issue
Stepping Out of Pain and Finding Your Power,
p19

5-10-2013 10-05-16 AMInspire Me Today
Today Featured Article: Mal Duane

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