Almost everyone has heard of a glass ceiling, the invisible wall many women run into when trying to advance professionally and personally.  But, did you know we also harbor an Inner Glass Ceiling, an unconscious mindset that has been handed down to women over the generations.  This mindset has been defined by society as what women can and cannot achieve.

We are excited to introduce our new group coaching program, Breaking Through the Inner Glass Ceiling.  In this new, 3-module, LIVE ONLINE program, you will learn how to lessen feelings of self-doubt, build-up their inner voice, and express your full leadership potential.

Are you an awakening female leader, coach, entrepreneur, or change-maker?  Are you becoming more conscious and aware of issues that have blocked your dreams for too long and need to change?  Are you ready to learn the deeper truths about yourself and reach for new aspirations and inspirations?

Are you bumping up against something inside yourself that is holding you back from realizing all of who you are and all that you have to offer in the world?

Do any of these points sound familiar?

  • You have a bold, courageous part of yourself that wants to be fully expressed
  • You have an awareness of old negative habits and want to change them
  • You sense that it is more than your external circumstances holding you back
  • You may not feel as good with your old friends anymore and have a desire for more alone time
  • You are ready to give up being "politically correct" in favor of authenticity
  • You are tired of judging and being judged
  • You conflate, shrink, or withdraw when you receive negative feedback
  • You steel yourself in emotional armor so you won't be named "emotional"
  • You feel like an "imposter" or fraud on the inside
  • You want to make the world a better place and taking care of yourself is not enough
  • You hold yourself to expectations and standards that are unrealistic and unattainable
  • You model yourself after male role models and have a yearning to connect with your feminine nature
  • You hide your brilliance so that others won't feel intimidated around you
  • You are willing to know who you are and finally be yourself
  • You want to make changes but find yourself without a road map, a mentor, or a female role model to guide you



We can change this!

As women, we carry within us, "an unconscious template" that has been defined for us, by others, for generations.  This template is encoded with what society thinks is possible, impossible, and what is taboo for women.  It tells us what feminine qualities are perceived to have value, and which attributes should be discarded.

The rules and expectations for your Inner Glass Ceiling are so far ingrained into your subconscious that you don't even know they're there.  We often believe we are doing what we need to do and following a road map for success, when in reality we are often following a template that includes self-imposed limitations, hesitation, and second-guessing in pursuing our interests, and sacrificing for others to our own detriment.

We can modify this template, and break through our Inner Glass Ceiling, but in order to do this...


I created this online coaching program because after growing up in a household of men, spending years working in male-dominated industries, and working on myself and my leadership capability, I finally realized that I was trying to live up to the template that I had internalized.  This template contained not only an unattainable standard, but it was designed to keep me small and powerless.

I learned that we can't just add new skills into the template in order to find the freedom we need to live our dreams.  We need to fundamentally change how the Inner Glass Ceiling template operates within us.

Having spent more than 20 years in the field of adult learning and leadership development, and having done years of work to dismantle my own Inner Glass Ceiling, I have created a roadmap for this transformation that can benefit women across the spectrum of their Inner Glass Ceiling template.

My goal is to provide you with the tools necessary to dismantle the template of your Inner Glass Ceiling that has kept you stuck AND to build new structures that support you in leading and living an authentic life.

In this program, I'll guide you on a journey that allows you to create a personal profile of how the Inner Glass Ceiling template resides within you.  I'll offer you tools, resources, and tips that will guide you as you dismantle this template.  If you're fully committed to your own growth and being a model for change in the world, and are ready to look at yourself, I invite you to enroll in this online coaching program. 

Why did I create this program for female leaders, entrepreneurs, and change-makers?

  • A set of beliefs and patterns that you were indoctrinated into while you were growing up
  • You learned how you were supposed to behave as a girl from your parents, teachers, religious leaders, and other authority figures
  • This outdated template for women constrains you, stifles your talents and gifts, and creates a great deal of inner conflict

What exactly is "Your Inner Glass Ceiling" Template?

Many courageous women, who have incredible talents and contributions to make in their organizations, communities, and the world, often get stuck with fear and self-doubt because of the female stereotypes and beliefs our societies instilled in us as children.

It is not that these women don't want to take the lead.  However, often when they move outside of these predetermined roles, they are pressured to go back into their defined roles through both subtle and overt behaviors. They are met with negative feedback, talked over at meetings, criticized for being "bossy", called emotional, faced with sexual harassment, and more.

We carry this template into the work world, into our romantic relationships, and into our parenting.  And, living within this template is reinforced by not only men - but also other women.  As women, we have all been domesticated by our societies and we carry within us an internalized set of rules and expectations that have taught us to co-exist within these societies.

These beliefs and behaviors are often limiting and even self-sabotaging to women who want to create change in themselves and the world.  Women who have ideas about making our organizations more humane and gender friendly, women who work in non-profits to create a better world and more sustainable environment, and women who work in their communities to improve the lives of our children, friends, and neighbors.

The unconscious template sabotages your efforts and creates tremendous inner conflict a the same time.  It can cause you to hold back, to doubt yourself, and even believe the oppressive messages you receive.  If you do not take action to change your own template, the glass ceiling lives not only outside of you, but also within you.

The high cost of avoiding "Your Inner Glass Ceiling" Template

  • Feelings of being unworthy and undeserving
  • Left unaddressed, this unconscious belief may touch every area of your life
  • Can result in not reaching your potential, not sharing your greatest talents, and constantly arranging your life around the wants of others

Within minutes of engaging with Terri, I knew she would be a great personal advocate while pushing me to advance my leadership skills and career objectives. Terri has a great capacity to understand what is required to motivate and guide you in the moment, while coaxing you to expand your own voice. She can tap into a wide-range of techniques, some honed over years of experience in corporate settings, and some acquired from her own experiences. I would highly recommend Terri to anyone!               Sandy S., Technology Manager



This blended learning program is research-based and filled with real-time applications to take what you're learning back into your career and life.  

You will receive:

  1. Access to the Women Connected online portal where all of the modules are organized.  Each module will be a combination of self-study through videos, readings, and self-assessments via the online portal +
  2. 3, 2-hour Live Online Training Sessions with Terri Altschul where new content will be introduced and time will be allotted for Q&A +
  3. A one-hour private coaching session with Terri Altschul for the first 10 participants who register, or a one-hour private coaching session with one of our trained coaches +
  4. Printable program workbook +
  5. Recordings for all the calls +
  6. Community support to share and learn from other participants in the program, including active participation with Terri and Russ +
  7. Unlimited lifetime access to the program and program materials.



  • Set up your profile in the online profile
  • Watch a video to orient you to the program
  • Review program schedule
  • Begin to set your goals and outcomes for the program
  • Create a self-care plan

In this first module, you'll begin to look at what's encoded in Your Inner Glass Ceiling and the impact this has on your leadership, relationships, and perceived personal value.

Here's what's covered in Module I:

Lesson One:  The Encoding and Impact of Your Inner Glass Ceiling

Lesson Two:  The Core Belief of Your Inner Glass Ceiling

Lesson Three:  Success Picture:  Your Dismantled Inner Glass Ceiling

Lesson Four:  Introduction to Mindfulness

In the second module, we look at the hooks and triggers that keep Your Inner Glass Ceiling in tact.  You will have increased self-awareness about your own hooks and triggers and appreciate the inner stress you experience when you find yourself behaving outside of your core values.

Here's what's covered in Module 2:

Lesson Five:  The Timeline of Your Inner Glass Ceiling

Lesson Six:  Your Inner Critic Family and Triggering Events

Lesson Seven:  Core Values and Shoulds

Lesson Eight:  Design Experiments to Release Your Inner Glass Ceiling

In the third module, you will begin to look at your relationships with men and women, gaining deeper awareness for the impact of Your Inner Glass Ceiling.

Here's what's covered in Module 3:

Lesson Nine:  Getting Off the Drama Triangle

Lesson Ten:  Honing Your Intuition

Lesson Eleven:  Taking Risks and Making Mistakes

Lesson Twelve:  Creating a New Narrative

  • Integrate what you have learned
  • Acknowledge the changes that will need to continue after the program
  • Complete Action Plans and Evaluations

Terri is a premier trainer, facilitator, coach, and designer.  One of Terri’s greatest strengths is her ability to truly listen and adapt "in the moment" to ensure superlative quality. I have known Terri for over fifteen years. She is always growing professionally and personally. She is “the gold standard’ in learning and development.  Holly C., CEO Holly Church Communications

All Organized In The Women Connected Online Portal!!

Unlimited Access!  

Available 24 hours a day - 7 days a week 

Anywhere in the World

Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation of enrollment into the Women Connected Online Portal where all the program materials, links for live calls, and course schedules are organized. 

The portal will officially open on February 24th.   You will receive an email with a link taking you to Module 1.  Here you will have full access and will begin working through the first four lessons.   Each module contains a Live Group Call which introduces new some content, reinforces the content in the self-study portion, and has plenty of time for Q&A.

Each month a new module is released:

  • Module 2 is released on March 24th, and
  • Module 3 is released on April 21st.

How the Program is Organized:

Live Group Coaching Calls

The Live Group Coaching Calls are an essential part of taking the program learnings from "head knowledge" to behavior change and real-life application.  During these calls, Terri will introduce related concepts to deepen your understanding of the dynamics of Your Inner Glass Ceiling and address questions and challenges that are arising in the group.

The Live Group Coaching Calls are also essential peer-to-peer learning and we encourage you to participate on the lives calls when ever possible.   When we realize that we're not alone in our challenges and that other women are struggling with similar themes we feel more connected to one another, can share our wisdom more readily, and feel more confident to be our authentic selves.

We understand it may not always be possible to attend the Live Group Coaching Calls and recordings of all the calls will be available within 24 hours.

All Live Group Coaching Calls are at 3:00pm est

Kick-off Call:       February 24th

Module 1Call:     March 10th

Module 2 Call:    April 14th

Module 3 Call:    May 12th

Closing Call:        May 19th


"I sought out this program at a point in my life where I realized I needed to make a significant change of direction in my life and career. It was time to learn to contribute back to the greater good from my heart, not my head. Terri taught me to look deeply inside myself for the answers, and to trust who I am in my reinvention. Her valuable knowledge, training as a coach, but most of all, her compassion and personal authenticity made this an enriching process of personal growth for me, and allowed me to unhook from so many fears and insecurities that I had been carrying for too long!"

 --Connie O., University Professor and Consultant

“Terri is a terrific coach and mentor, and her work as a leader of this course brings a powerful addition to her portfolio. Terri brings her years of experience in organizational development and personal development to creating an experience that is meaningful, impactful, and customized to your very own needs. The program provides you with a framework and tools that enable you to continually address areas that you want to personally improve. I'd recommend this program, led by Terri, to anyone who wants to begin a journey of greater self-awareness and personal development.” 

--Linda H., Physician

“Working with Terri is engaging in honest, open, and meaningful conversations that expand and create a vision of what’s possible. I gave myself a wonderful gift when we started our mastermind, she’s a living proof of the power of women joining together in intentional conversations, supporting each others' goals, and expecting the best of one another. I’ve heard her facilitating women’s groups and applaud the way she encourages amazing, purpose-seeking women to live the life of their dreams.”  

--Olimpia Mesa, CEO/Founder at Book to Courses

“I have found that women can find it difficult to have relationships that are non-judgmental, authentic and supportive with other women. When they do have those relationships it is often with people who are/have experienced a similar path in life with them and the relationships are more surface than profound. Women connected hits this issue at the core. 

Through the design of the program and caring facilitation of Terri, our cohort forged relationships within the first few sessions. Women where sharing things they had not told even their “closest” friends and a special “trust” was born. With all our differences, we connected in a new way. One month I was a buddy with a Buddhist Priest from San Francisco, the next with a Consultant in Utah and the next a recent MBA graduate from London. These relationships supported the foundations of all the work we did, which was very important work but admittedly would not have been as impactful had I just done it alone. 

There is just something so powerful about women including other women in their lives in this way and taking this life lesson journey together. I am grateful to Terri for putting this outstanding program together, her fantastic facilitation and all my cohort friends for our new relationships. There is magic when women from different countries, different stages of life and different socio-economic groups come together in this way. It is a real gift that Terri has given us!  .” 

--Rosie, A., Director OD

“I'm so honored to have met Terri! It warms my heart to see how much she cares about people. She has inspired me to go after my dream. She has given me the tools to conquer it, and I can't thank her enough!!! Since her class I have decided to live a life with no regrets!  I want to live free, bold and sometimes daring (like King Julian in that picture I sent you :-) I know I'll fall down, I know I'll get hurt, I know sometimes I'll disappoint people, but now I'm OK with that.  Because of the values work she taught me, I'm figuring out when it's best to forge ahead and not look back, when it's best to jump in with both feet (or not) and when it's better to say "no" and go another direction."

--Angela H, Author

Terri is the reason I am now enjoying a successful career in the Organizational Development field. Terri was my mentor as I transitioned into a Training Specialist role. She taught me the facilitation skills I use to this day. I would not be where I am today without her guidance and her gentle way of challenging me to push myself to accomplish milestones I didn't even know I could reach.  Sandra C., SPR, SHRM-SCP

Is "Breaking Through Your Inner Glass Ceiling"

Right For You At This Time?

Every woman is welcome. But not every woman is ready.

All are welcomed and none are turned away.  But no program is right for everyone.

"Breaking Through Your Inner Glass Ceiling" Online Program is perfect for you if:

  • You’re motivated (or are ready to be!)
  • You are willing and able to make time
  • You are open to online learning
  • A women’s community sounds fantastic
  • You have some experience with mindfulness, or, you are at least open to it

"Breaking Through Your Inner Glass Ceiling" Online Program is NOT for you if:

  • You prefer a 1:1 experience (in this case, check out my private coaching option)
  • You have ZERO experience with mindfulness and you have no desire to learn
  • You don’t like technology, prefer in-person interactions, and/or don’t believe in online learning
  • You are already over-committed and cannot create space in your schedule
  • You want a magic pill

“Terri has created one of the best online learning platforms I have experienced. She is an excellent coach, facilitator, and learning leader and throughout the course she gently guided us through our personal development journey. The tools and resources she created allowed all of us to have a safe space to do some really deep work. I highly recommend this workshop to anyone that might feel stuck in life or is ready to tackle that self-improvement goal that has proven to be elusive. She is the best!” --Linda D., Leadership Coach

Here are the kind of results you can expect to see from "Breaking Through Your Inner Glass Ceiling":

  • Be your authentic self in every situation without shrinking
  • Take risks and recover effectively from mistakes
  • Express yourself confidently and with leadership presence
  • Embrace change and confidently move towards your dreams
  • Live your life by your own rules and integrity
  • Release your Inner Critic Family and activate your Inner Wise Woman and your Inner Warrior
  • Let go of perfectionism and unrealistic standards for yourself and other women
  • Become choiceful and empowered as you take new risks towards your goals
  • Transform your relationships as you mitigate drama and masterfully handle conflict
  • Be the role model who creates new paths for the women in your organization and for your daughters




FEBRUARY 24th, 2017


Contact Terri about bringing 

"Breaking Through Your Inner Glass Ceiling" for groups of 4 or more.


Terri is a true partner/coach to her clients; providing a customized approach to each individual using her extensive tool set from 20 plus years of professional experience. She works effectively with executives at all levels, is able to convey “hard to hear” information and her insight and empathy enables her to identify targeted actions that get results. Coaching is also her passion and her commitment to other's success creates trust even in the "tough" situations. -- Cynthia A., Performance Consultant

Terri Altschul, Coach and Guide

Russ is a real cheerleader for mindfulness.  She says that it’s the only thing she’s ever encountered in life that — so far, after more than 25 years as a student of mindfulness, and more than 15 years as a teacher — has always been unfailingly helpful in every situation, whether dire or seemingly trivial.

Russ teaches both formal and informal mindfulness techniques and practices.  She encourages people to get creative with where and how they incorporate mindfulness into their ordinary, daily lives.

Special Guest - "Russ" Deborah Russell

Mindfulness Teacher

As a feminist wanting to make a difference in women's lives, Terri's work is dedicated to helping women break through fear and female stereotypes so they can realize their best selves, live empowered lives, and make profound change in the world. 

She has been on her own journey of self-mastery for many years and was a leader in Learning & Leadership Development on Wall Street for more than 20 years before founding

Terri integrates her own learnings with her formal trainings to provide you with creative, out-of-the-box approaches to online learning and self-discovery.

ICF Professional Certified Coach, Facilitator, and



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We do this by healing our emotions, releasing the need to please, and integrating our shadow.

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