I’m Ronna Detrick

Thought-Leader | Speaker | Writer | Coach



Here’s what I know without a shadow of a doubt:
You are Wise and Powerful.

I know you know this, too.

But to actually step into all that Wisdom, all that Power? Well, that’s another thing entirely.

You hear your inner voice. The one that is smart, clear, opinionated, and wide awake. But when you speak, that’s not quite what gets expressed.

You see exactly what’s happening around you – in your relationships, at work, and in the world. You know what is needed and what to do about it. But something holds you back.

You feel a growing force within. It’s full of desire, passion, and hope; maybe even righteous anger. But you’re pretty sure that letting it out – in all its glory – will create a whole cascade of problems you’re not sure you can deal with…or want to.

This gap between what you know and what you say, what you do, how you be, is excruciating.
It shows up in your work, your relationships, your family, and your choices (or lack thereof).

You are not alone.

I’ve been there, believe me, as have countless women throughout time.

The work is to bridge the gap; to be Wise and Powerful – without apology.

And that is my work…with and for you.

This doubt of our wisdom and power goes way back. 

Beginning with Eve…

I’ve been talking about this for quite a while…

I’m not the only one…


Some women get erased a little at a time, some all at once. Some reappear. Every woman who appears wrestles with the forces that would have her disappear. She struggles with the forces that would tell her story for her, or write her out of the story, the genealogy, the rights of man, the rule of law. The ability to tell your own story, in words or images, is already a victory, already a revolt.


For all the many strides women have made, the old stories haunt us still…One of those wounds is the tendency drilled into women for millennia, to doubt who we are, to diminish what we value, to have contempt for our bodies, for our very selves. And this doubt–this shame and reticence–can be traced all the way back to those old stories.


Maureen Murdock wrote The Heroine’s Journey as counterpoint to Joseph Campbell’s Hero with a Thousand Faces. When she asked him about women and the Hero’s Journey, he famously responded “Women don’t need to make the journey. In the whole mythological tradition, the woman is [already] there. All she has to do is to realize that she’s the place that people are trying to get to.”

Women’s stories must be rewritten and reclaimed to tell of the Wisdom
and Power that has always been ours.

That includes yours. No question.

It’s worth saying again (and what I know without a shadow of doubt):

You are Wise and Powerful.


I know you know this is true.

You and I both know it’s far easier said than done.

So that’s what I’m here do: embolden you take that step, make choices, take  risks, and rise up into all the Wisdom and Power you already know is yours.


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Ronna Detrick looks you in the eye. And she listens. And when she speaks, you can see her pulling down wisdom from St. Theresa to Simone de Beauvoir through the filter of her own lived experience, to give you a gem of grace – or grit. And, she can write – like a poet on a practical mission. Like a feminist with faith. 

Danielle LaPorte

Bestselling Author & Love-Aspirer

Ronna offers the tremendous grace of bringing together the wisdom of ancient voices with her own arresting vision – full of depth, insight, and generosity. Give yourself the gift of a soulful connection to the women who have wrestled in their own lives to bring forth treasures still shimmering brightly for us. 
Christine Valters Paintner

Poet, Hermit, & Mystic

Ronna is a modern-day demi-goddess. Part soul priestess, part tenderhearted feminist, her words are a divine benediction to all who hear them. She helped me recognize my resistance to reconciling the beliefs impressed on me throughout childhood. She is the perfect intermediary for soul work.

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