“I can’t believe I was in this program with a bunch of entrepreneurs!” Suzi Russell says as soon as the topic of Moon School comes up. “I just can’t believe it.”
It’s been over six months since Jenn Racioppi’s signature program has ended, and Russell still can’t believe her good fortune. Unlike other participants in the program, Russell is a nurse and lecturer working in Australia, and she plans to keep it that way. “I love my job,” she bubbles over.
Even so, Russell understood she had more work to do on a deeper level.
There were some areas of her life that had stagnated over the years, and her intuition told her she’d have to focus her attention on the parts of herself she hadn’t been ready to look at. “Doing the work was so hard sometimes,” she says. “That deep down, dark, messy soul work! Goodness, some of it was hard—necessary, but so challenging.”
That deep work played out in both group and individual coaching calls throughout the six month program, in which Racioppi helped Suzi work through constricting beliefs using positive psychology and astrological knowledge. Just when Russell was feeling particularly challenged, Racioppi and the Moon School participants took off for a soul-nourishing, week-long trip to Tuscany.
Italy is where Russell really had her break-through. “There was so much light there,” she says. “We howled at the moon and the wolves howled back! We danced in a thousand-year-old monastery and laughed so deeply that tears were not an option.”
Since that shift, Russell is deeply aware of how much her life has changed due to Racioppi’s guidance and nurturing.
“Jenn is a natural servant leader. She allows women to feel nurtured and supported in the group space individually without others feeling left out or not included in any way. I adore her ‘no bullshit’ approach. She will absolutely call you on it if she senses any form of inauthentic thought or patterns. Her intuition really is her superpower.”
Now when Russell thinks about her time in Moon School, she acknowledges she’s both lucky to have befriended the powerful women in this group and that she, too, belonged there. “Ever since Moon School, I am so open to opportunities presented to me. I have the courage to say yes, the courage to succeed, and the courage to fail. Friends will notice there’s something different about me [now] and I just want to say, ‘Oh, honey, let me tell you about this wonderful experience.’”