The 12 Steps to Badassery

IntroDucing: the 12 Steps to Being a Badass

Applicable Mental Health Resources for Fledgling and Fiery Badasses (aka YOU)

I’m Rachel Shumway.

Certified Life and Badassery Coach.

Authenticity. Mindset and Emotional Resilience.

Online Courses for High-Performing Badass Women

What does being a BADASS Mean? And what does it have to do with high-quality mental health?

Choosing to live in the discomfort of vulnerability, fear and courage that comes with living an authentic life.

Not settling for a a cheap counterfeit.
because you desire a life filled with truth, passion and vision that is not possible when you settle for quick fixes and a closed heart.

You’re a Badass. And here’s what else is true

You’ve had visions of yourself walking into a room and having everyone’s head turn. “Who’s that chick? Her energy is so grounding.”

Sometimes, you feel anxious, overwhelmed and stressed out.

still, you see Possibility, brightness, idea, flow, service and creation as  your guideposts

Your mental stability is a top priority

You say yes to getting your hands dirty when for the sake of standing in your truth.

You desire the courage to say no to what you believe is wrong.

You love deeply, feel deeply and grow holistically.

You want to honor your intuition and your executive capacities. 

You are grateful for the body , and want to keep healthy and strong

you are taking over the world with your love and sass.

You desire freedom in your life. 


you know you can do so much with your life. and you want to get started now

you have felt the call of your purpose and you on on the path to rediscover it.

you are committed 


can you name them all yet? 

the 12 steps to badassery

is a training designed with YOUR highest self in mind.

soft skills to touch on the mental, physical and spiritual levels.

so you can know and love yourself deeper.

feel vulnerability with finesse.

learn from failure instead of beating yourself down.

stay connected to your purpose and push aside negative voices.

speak with power for the causes that make your heart sing. stop time and live in flow.

the badass academy does not just teach classes. she heal souls.

together, we create love.
we create money.
we create relationships.
we build families
we dismantle outdated social constructs.


Begin with Vulnerability



You set a goal that makes your pants feel fiery and hot.


Your intuition tingles with excitement.


THIS is it.


And then you fail.


It does not work out.


Fear comes in and doubts surface “maybe you should give up.”


But you face that fear right in the face.

Instead of running away and believing your naysaying brain, you recognize the truth;

what is on the other side of fear is actually WAY less scary than you thought it would be.

You know that on your way to your dreams, you will have to take risks.

You will have to be vulnerable.

You will fail a million times.

But you adore all your efforts and keep going when things don’t go as planned.

You launch the dang thing.
Kick the dang habit.

Find the dang love of your life.

Make the dang money.

Say the dang thing.

You feel amazing and connected to yourself and your body.

You believe deeply in the support of God/Angels/Universe in every cell of your being.


Dare to Fail Boldly and Badassedly.

You know you can provide for yourself.

You have solid routines in place for keeping your mind, body and spirit connected.


You decide what you want. you don’t wait for it to fall from the sky.


Emotional safety, financial stability, mental health and career growth are taken care of.

You know you have your own back and you know when to ask for help.


You honor your desires.


Your goals are clear, mapped out and inspiring.



They are also stretching.



You want an unrealistically amazing life right?


SMART goals are no match for you.


Because you are willing to embrace the discomfort of massive growth.


You explore different ideas with curiosity.


You make allow space for your beliefs to shift


Learning is a game.


You crave failure like you used to crave doughnuts. And you prefer the long-term joy from delayed gratification.


When you fail, you say “damn that hurt. I feel down and that is OK. But I want to keep trying, because this is important to me.”


You have the emotional resilience of steel.


So you reach higher.


And you rise, until your ceilings are broken and your mind is blown by your own badassery.


You share the outpouring of high-vibe inspiration with everyone around you



Live Authentically



When you walk in a room, you feel inspired, grounded and firm in who you are.


You have a tangible awareness of the strengths inside you.



When people ask you what you are good at, you can answer with precision.


You have confidence in your to make  meet new people, love yourself and give abundantly in all your relationships.


You know your boundaries.


You say yes to to challenges and say no when something feels wrong.


You are filled with love for those you serve.


Discernment between danger, groupthink and truth.


Power in words, opinnions, actions and decisions.


You BRING the value to every conversation without shame or modesty.


You take pride in your badassery and know it is a gift to share it with those you connect with.



Each person you touch feels brighter than when you found them.


You know yourself deeply.



And when a part of you is struggling, you tend to the wounds with the tender care of Nala’s mom when she is cleaning her.


Ok maybe more gentle.

You get the idea. You use love to heal your emotional wounds.

Food, alcohol, shopping, gambling and other instant gratifications?

No thanks. You have a Wonderwoman status life to attend to.

Each part of you is given voice.


You value your emotions and do not write them off or judge them.

There are no “should be feeling XYZ’s” in your emotional vocabulary

Self-care is not just bubble baths for the body

You outpour bubbles of comfort and emotional love on yourself

You are a literal walking bubble bath of luxury and warmth.


I have a hunch…

  •  You do not believe that quick and easy fixes are truly the answer to the condundrums of life.
  • You are not interested in settling or playing small.
  • Personal development is a sacred responsibility, not a source of entertainment.
  • You are not looking for a magical solution to all life’s problems
  • Simply “being happy” is not the highest goal for your life. You know that life is more than happiness. You desire a holistic experience.
  • Complaining, bitching and moaning is not how you like to show up in your life.
  • You are not a lone wolf. While you know you are a badass, capable of moving mountains, you also know that one woman’s badassery exponentializes itself when combined with others.


12 Steps to Badassery Training

how it works

Video Masterclass

The 12 Skills to Badassery are broken down in the training. You will have a study guide to follow along with as you watch, so you can apply your learnings in real time.

By the end of the training, you will know


All 12 Skills

How to Apply Them

When to use them

How to find out your Badassery Level


Application Workbook

After you finish the class, you can dig into the journal prompts and workbooks.

The class teaches you the tools.

You apply them on your own.

if you want MORE badassery, you also get exclusive access to bonuses included to help you not only learn the tools but integrate them into your daily life.

Bite-sized, actionable chunks at a time.


Why Me?

When I was 9 years old, I remember sitting in a chapel in church, listening to the choir sing and looking up to the ceiling.

As silly or woo-ey as it might sound, I saw, in my minds eye a vision of myself flying and singing, surrounded by an energy of love and warmth and healing.

The only way I new how to describe it at the time was badassery. It felt warm and true and good and resilient.


One year later, I was diagnosed with depression. An abusive friendship followed. I worked random jobs that seemed completely disconnected and irrelevant. In many ways I was lost.

My inner child was beaten down, and I had little concept of what I was meant to do with my life.
But I never forgot that vision of myself, and the sound of the voice I sang, how it made me feel alive. Through the darkest of depression, the voice always said to me “Rachel, keep focusing on what you know to be true.”

I have had many challenges in my life.

We all do- its  a wonderful part of being a human on planet earth. And through each challenge I have grown in resilience. Learning how to feel my way through difficult emotions and rise on the other side with a perspective that says “Wow that was killer. But I am so grateful for that experience.”


I do not shy away from challenges. 3 weeks after the end of my 5 year marriage, I picked up and move to China. Me, my luggage and emotional baggage moved across the world and I had the experience of rebuilding my sense of identity from zero. 

No expectations from others around me, no support from others, just me, and a vision of a future I was fiercely committed to, where I knew exactly who I was, I stood for what I believed, I loved myself with a fire that he never did, and poured that love out into the world in a co-creative process with God/Angels/Universe.


Through the relocation, my depression and divorce, I created a process to get me through the challenges that call for soul-stretching growth. 



The 12 Steps to Badassery Training is built on this process. The framework of who I am today is built on the pillars of embracing discomfort, living authentically and never settling for cheap counterfeights of joy, as enticing as they might seem.


Because what I believe:

Life is a forging chamber.

It is meant to have moments of total ecstasy, joy, play, excitement, peace and power.

And wholehearted living means that the whole human experience also contains moments of grief, loss, depression, pain, discomfort and vulnerability.


A badass says yes to all of it. 

And it is the most rewarding journey I have ever placed myself on.

The International women who walk beside me on this journey can attest to the power of truth rising within spirit to cut through the bullshit that transpires in this world.

We don’t complain. We just pour magic on it so it can heal itself.


Where do I start once I get access?
The training is the meat of the offer. It gives you the breakdown of the framework, and how to use each part.

The bonuses are there to deepen your understanding. You can get all you need from the training itself. The rest is just for fun 🙂 and because… why not?

How long do I have access for?
Forever babe. And as I add extra bonuses to it, you will get access to them.
Do you offer payment plans?
For this offer, there is just one price of $37. And since all materials are digital, there are no refunds offered. Also… I have never had someone ask for one. Cause the training is awesome.
How much time will it take me to work through all the materials?
The training is 1 hour long. You can stop and go at any time though. Some people finish everything in 3 hour jam session, some people like to space it out.

The good news is, you can go back and rewatch and redo the modules as often as you want.

Where can I find out more about you?
Im on Facebook, and also via the website,
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