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About Mal Duane

Mal Duane

 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 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 empowering five step process on over 100 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.


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Lessons, Insights and Triumphs along my Journey


One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned is… the realization that no matter how far down the wrong path we may travel we always have the choice to turn around.

I have a weakness for… coconut cupcakes and hot fudge sundaes. In fact, it takes a lot of discipline not to include them in my daily diet.  Scrumptious!

I start each day … with sacred time to nourish my soul and honor my body. I love my morning ritual which includes a thirty minute meditation, reading excerpts from my vast collection of spiritual books followed by ten minutes of journaling. From there it is play time with Hanna and then honoring my body with movement and exercise.

hollys giftOne of my proudest moments… was financing the construction of the Katherine Holly School in Kondjila, West Africa in 2007 which now educates a hundred children annually.

I am passionate about… teaching, empowering and supporting women on their Life Recovery Journey and witnessing their transformation as they step into the truth of who they are.

H in bedSome of my favorite ways to spend the weekends … is disconnecting and spending time in nature. Whether it’s taking Hannah to the dog park or spending the weekend with Dr. Delicious at our little cottage by the water in Connecticut.

 One thing you’d never guess about me is… that I am a die-hard technology queen. I love learning about all the innovative new technologies, programs and gadgets and I get more fired up when I can use them to connect with my online soul family.

Up to now my life has been… a perfect journey of self-realization and awakening. I now understand that the true source for happiness can only be found within.