“What connection have I missed with this client of mine,
because I was too afraid to show vulnerability?”
 – Renee Blasky

22nd APRIL 2022


Have you ever had an "aha" moment when looking back on an event years later?

This happened to me when I was undergoing coaching training and taking a close look at my childhood. When my mother taught me how to stop my brothers from picking on me, I unconsciously extended the lesson well into my thirties. I ended up putting up a wall so fortified I was not able to be vulnerable. 

Consequently, I also missed out on making deep and meaningful connections. I was under the false impression that being vulnerable meant being "weak". I have since learned that by being vulnerable you are stronger than ever. Vulnerability allows you to be your authentic self. And that is incredibly liberating!

As someone who lived on a sailboat for seven years and sailed across an ocean, I never wanted to have to send an SOS signal because it would have meant I was in imminent catastrophic danger. But when we are not at sea, sending a message of needing help can make our lives easier and allow us to create wonderful and meaningful relationships in business and in our personal lives. 

I invite you to look at your ability to be vulnerable.
Do you consider it a weakness or a strength? 

If you are interested to know more about my "aha" moment, I shared it with Melinda Cohan when I was a guest on her podcast "Just Between Coaches." See the link below. 

Taking the LEAP with you!


Flash the Morse Code signal SOS and help is sure to come your way.

Master these 10 Signs of Strength (SOS) and the help may be in the form of improved relationships, greater joy and connection with yourself, better self care and enhanced communication.

All in all, quite a life raft!

10 Signs of Strength (SOS)

1. Respond instead of react. When we react, we give away our personal power.

2. Identify and learn from your judgments. Judgments are often a reflection of our own inner needs and values.

3. Reach out when you need it. Asking for help is not a weakness.

4. Keep your word—especially to yourself. Beautiful palaces are built on this foundation of integrity.

5. Speak what is true for you. Authenticity begins here, now. 

6. Take time for yourself. This isn’t narcissistic or indulgent. Caring for yourself helps you care for others better. 

7. Know what you want. Take the time to figure out this one. It’s worth it.

8. Don’t take things personally. Even if it sounds personal, it usually isn’t.

9. Honor your limits. Setting boundaries is an act of caring.

10. Recognize fear as a guide, not a barrier. Your dark side is a friend when seen in the right light.


Some may think of vulnerability as weakness - something to avoid or even fear. Listen as I share about my own life lessons, taking risks, and why vulnerability is not only courageous, but necessary for real transformation.

Coaches (and leaders) don’t need to always appear professional or stoic to be effective. In fact, that’s a great way to stay stuck personally and professionally. There is so much power in genuine connection, and we are most successful when we lead by example. Click here to listen

Let's connect...
Join me in a one-hour complimentary strategy session
to help determine how you can move forward in getting unstuck, and gain momentum to move in the right direction for you. During our session, we will go over one or two exercises and determine the one next step you can take on your own after the call to keep the momentum going. Click here to schedule your session




Renée Blasky is the Founder and CEO of The LEAP Network Ltd.

Renée discovered her business and mindset coaching super powers when she was approached by a woman looking for assistance in developing a business opportunity.  She hasn’t looked back since.  Coaching women fits with her passion to empower women so they live a fulfilled life and make choices from a foundation of personal power, financial freedom and a deep sense of accomplishment.

Through her own experiences, as well as coaching women entrepreneurs and women in finance, Renée understands women often undermine their confidence and self-esteem. Consequently, they jeopardize their success paths, and mental fitness. As mindset accounts for an estimated 80% of success and happiness, Renée helps her clients to understand the lies they are telling themselves, how they are sabotaging their performance, wellness and relationships and helps them to establish a new journey to thrive utilizing their superpowers.

Renée helps her clients find clarity, regain their passion, set stick-worthy goals, stay focused, create the right mindset, and be accountable.  She also gently pushes her clients outside of their comfort zones and helps them face their fears so they can achieve their dreams. Renée works with her clients through various online courses, webinars, one-on-one coaching, and group coaching programs.

Renée, who trained as a life coach with Tony Robbins and Cloé Madanes, is also a certified trainer for Marci Shimoff's Happy for No Reason and Susan Jeffer's Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway courses based on their respective books of the same name. She is also in the process of getting certified in the Positive Intelligence® program to increase her client’s mental fitness.

Renée is aptly qualified to coach women entrepreneurs and women in investments having founded two of her own businesses; investment management consulting services and business coaching. She is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion and loves multi-cultural environments, having lived abroad for 35 years with assignments in 13 countries. She obtained her Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charter in 1990, and has over 30 years of experience in the investment/finance industry.  She is listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in Finance.  She has also received various awards and recognition in the investment industry through her work with the CFA Institute and the development of capital markets in East Africa.

Learn more about Renée and The LEAP Network by visiting her website here: www.reneeblasky.com

You can also send an email directly to Renée at renee@reneeblasky.com


Renée Blasky
The LEAP Network, LLC