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The Empowered Women's Circle

Dr. Hansen's personal invitation:

  • EWC is a Circle that welcomes and celebrates women for their wholeness, authenticity, bigness, brilliance and beauty (even when women may need help seeing this through the eyes of other women)

  • There are many communities but only ONE led by an Obstetrician & Gynecologist who understands women's deepest intimate desires and shares resources and results

  • Dr. Hansen warmly invites you into her inner circle where conversations and connections create the space for honest answers about topics that no one wants to discuss but everyone needs to know

  •  Learn about ways to strength your body, calm your mind, soothe your soul and, ultimately, attune to your body's wisdom

  • A woman's body is her gateway to wholistic health, hormone balance, deeper personal intuitive knowing and a wellspring of energy, pleasure and joy - ALL sourced from within

EWC in 2024

Honoring the Rhythms and Cycles of Life

Starting January 18, 2024

Thursday evenings twice/month -  6:30pmCT / 7:30pmET

“We can relax and relate to life with faithful knowing that if we cease to act, life itself will not cease, it may, in fact, grow full” - Sarah Blondin

You are so busy - why join now? 

  • Women don't need more to do - we need to do things differently

  • You can do anything - but you can't do everything

  • Being empowered means knowing yourself well enough that you live fiercely-focused on what matters most (and bold enough to say 'no')

  • Your creativity, innovation and productivity are all tied to your health

  • Burnout and stress related diseases are on the rise for women and are directly related happiness, life-satisfaction, relationship intimacy and your sense of joy and fulfillment at work and home

  • Your health and happiness are in your hands! (And you'll have a doctor to guide your steps)

  • Yours is a very personal journey, your story is your own - but you can't do it all alone

  • The Empowered Women's Circle is a community of women leaning in, lifting up and learning to love life in all it's imperfection

Cozy Winter


Restorative Rituals for Rest & Rejuvenation

January through April

Life needs time below the surface, where it can sit in simplicity, breathe deeply, reconnect with nature and reemerge - Rejuvenated, Refreshed and Resilient

with clear direction, renewed purpose and reawakened joy


Curate Your Year with Renewed Purpose & Inspired Action

Rooting into Values

Daily Wellness Practices

Tuning In - Letting Go - Lifting Up

Building Resilience

exhale replenish

Spring & Summer

Coming Home to Your Body

May through August



Explore pleasure and the five senses

as you savour a summer of sensual pleasures.

Luxuriate in your body's intelligence 

as a source of immeasurable joy.


Claim Your Space

Pleasure is Power


Your Body has Wisdom

Harmony and Balance



The Power of Harvesting 

September through December

Come together, to connect more deeply to ourselves,

harvest our collective wisdom
and share our abundance and brilliance with the world


Rest, Release, Reflect & Recommit

Evolved Leadership

Unleashing your Feminine

Power of Partnership, Community & Belonging

Savour & Celebrate

Join for a reason...

Come for a season...

Stay for a lifetime...

Unlike other communities, the Empowered Women's Circle doesn't start and stop.

Our intent is not to instill FOMO but to remain truly open to the yearnings, desires and needs of women.

Our membership is monthly and you can come and go as you please.

There is never any pressure to share or stay. 

Our Leadership measures success by the women who gather with us and find their lives enriched by our community connections, high-value resources, tangible practices and embodied experiences.

As your co-facilitators, we learn as much as you do through the catalyzing conversations that naturally take place in our carefully curated Circle.

Your Facilitators

Dr. Catherine Hansen and Lisa Burchartz are bringing the best of their expertise & experience to help women, globally, rise to their fullest potential in this one precious life!

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Dr. Catherine Hansen is a board certified OB/GYN & menopause practitioner, coach, facilitator and speaker with over 20 years of experience, guiding midlife women to re-align, re-center, and reclaim their one precious life!

Lisa Burchartz is a Somatic Stress Release™ Practitioner, Mindfulness Guide, and Executive Coach focusing on self-reconnection, nervous system empowerment and burnout recovery. She helps professional women transform their relationship with stress through evidence-based, holistic practices for the body, mind, and heart.


Imagine having a physician, somatic stress release practitioner,

mind-body wellness experts and a sisterhood of women

as your personal support team.

An online membership community for women
yearning to
connect inwards and step into
a more fulfilled personal & professional life

If you're feeling a deep sense of urgency to
shake things up,
shift priorities,
deepen into personal fulfillment
and experience more joy
—we invite you to join us

Women are balancing so much right now...

We are the center of our families.

We are working towards or at the height of our professional careers.

We are holding the 'bigness' of what's going on in the world.


Post-pandemic life that has merged work and home in unprecedented ways. These changes make it even more challenging to find balance, positivity and possibility. Yet that is exactly what we are being called to do. 


Not sure how to move forward?

If you're like so many women, you're struggling.

You may be feeling:

  • tired and overwhelmed

  • alone and isolated

  • disconnected from yourself

  • like something is missing

  • unfulfilled despite outward "success"

  • stuck & uncertain about what's next

  • a longing for things to be different

The Empowered Women's Circle is here to help.

You don't have to do it alone

Make this stage of your life full of growth, surrounded by a community of supportive women on a similar journey and guided by experienced, compassionate facilitators.

The Empowered Women's Circle

The Empowered Women's Circle is a curated coaching & learning community dedicated to supporting women on their journey to strengthen & transform emotional & physical health and well-being, so that they can rise into, and show up in the world as the best version of themselves.

The EWC has been designed with care and expertise to be the ideal “container” for women to grow into their potential more quickly, with more ease and joy along the way.

This community is a safe place to practice going deep and having honest conversations with yourself and others about what you desire to have in your life. 


It all starts with your yearning—you are guided to create your life from the inside out. 

As you lean into your journey & develop self-identified personal intentions, you receive the guidance of knowledgeable leadership & community support.

The membership is a mix of virtual group coaching sessions, online learning content, and guided progress toward personal fulfillment. 


No matter how much time you can give or where you happen to be in your process, the EWC provides a potent combination of structure & flexibility that will serve your up-leveling toward a nourished soul, stronger body and resilient mind.

The circle is an opportunity to reconnect with yourself,

realign your body & mind, and revitalize your soul.


We host a coaching & learning program with evolving themes that grow with you. 

Each "season" has a personal wellness focus that meets you on your path
—here are a few past seasons we've curated. 

Experience the possibility of...


  • Living with more joy, ease and inner strength

  • Growth and expansion in your life

  • Living purposefully in alignment with your core values

  • A personalized wellness practice that nurtures and replenishes you regularly

  • Resilience, abundance and health wealth

  • Being compassionately held by accountability partners who generously share resources to uplift your health and well-being

  • Standing more confidently in your brilliance, authenticity & power

"The EWC is like a weekly dose of well-being"

—Renee, Quebec

Milisa Burns, former corporate lawyer, with 16 years of coaching & facilitation experience, catalyzes courageous professional women to replenish and reconnect with their purpose so that they can "be the change" they yearn to see in the world.

Enjoy the process of expanding
into a higher version of yourself

Immerse yourself in a psychological safe space
Connect with women on a similar journey
Be uplifted
 by compassionate facilitators
Integrate body, mind & soul practices with ease
Practice living with more authenticity & con
Nurture your greatness
Feel seen & heard 
Be more joy-filled

Be "in" your life

You will receive:

Twice-monthly live facilitated sessions with co-leaders Dr. Catherine Hansen and/or Lisa Burchartz.

Membership in a vibrant and supportive on-line community of women on a safe, intimate, distraction-free platform


Access to guest speakers & subject matter experts presenting on topical and relevant wellness disciplines

A structured syllabus with workshop videos, handouts, trackers and everything you need to get and stay organized

Tools and guidance to establish a personal vision and content flow that will guide your progress

Support to help you identify the beliefs that have been holding you back until now and resources to guide you towards a more purpose-led, joy-filled, life

Encouragement and accountability from other women, when you need it most

Membership Price 2023

Join us & get started!

Register now!
Sessions are facilitated by EWC leaders, occur twice monthly and recorded for convenience.

Your 1st month is free!



*First month free for new members only. There are no refunds on the monthly membership.

Memberships charge automatically to your chosen mode of payment and are billed monthly on your billing date.

There are no prorated memberships. We will always work with you on any billing questions or concerns.

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As an EWC member, the sessions are like going to a club to meet your high-functioning friends who are ready to help me hold myself accountable to the actions and practices that will make me the best version of myself."

-Rose, Canada

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the EWC Membership structured? 

The EWC membership is divided into 4 month blocks called Seasons...

What is included in my EWC Membership? 

The EWC membership is a combination of...

Who should join this Membership? 

The EWC membership is for a woman approaching or experiencing midlife who...

What's expected of members? 

We encourage EWC members to show up—make the commitment to attend as many live sessions as possible.

What can I expect from the EWC coaches & facilitators? 

Catherine and Lisa are dedicated to supporting your journey and will communicate openly and honestly with you.

Can I join after the start of the season? 

There are 3 opportunities throughout the year to join the EWC and registration will close before the 2nd live session. This is to ensure...

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