MODERN WOMEN’S PSYCHOLOGIST

International Speaker / Best-Selling Author / Founder of the FLAW Club

CRISTIANE ‘CRIS’ LINNARES

Recognized by GLAMOUR Magazine as “Hometown Hero”, for the last 20 years, Cris Linnares has become one of the most passionate voices for Modern Women’s Psychology, Faith and Wellness.

Proud messy mom of 5, founder of the global community FLAW CLUB and creator of the acclaimed movement therapy DIVA DANCE®, Cris’s life took a 180 when she decided to said “tchau” to her tropical country of Brazil to marry her “Midwest Prince Charming” and move to the tundra of Fargo, ND. ( Louca? You betcha!).

Besides feeling like a frozen fish-out-of-water, Cris needed to discover new ways to reinvent herself and overcome postpartum depression, obesity and chronic anxiety. Today, with her signature passion and unapologetic humor, she has been sharing her inspiring life story and innovative therapy work to women, teens, teams and esteemed stages all over the world, including two TEDx talks.

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PEOPLE ALWAYS ASK ME: “How did you go from suffering from chronic anxiety and being afraid to speak English at the dinner table, to being invited to share your message at a TEDxtalk…twice?!

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“CRIS’S MESSAGE REMINDS US THAT OUR THOUGHTS ABOUT OURSELVES MUST BE KIND. THANK YOU FOR THIS POWERFUL REMINDER!”

DR. SUSAN MATHISON, CEO of Catalyst Medical Center & Author of 'Positively Beautiful'
“Cris helped me see myself in a whole new way, as a woman who could shed the June Cleaver image and channel my inner Shakira!”
Nicole Phillips, Speaker, breast cancer survivor & Author of 'Kindness is Contagious'
“Cris has an extraordinary way of connecting with her audience. She is warm, engaging and inspires others to want to improve themselves and to have fun in the process.”
Mikey Hoeven, Advocate and wife of North Dakota Senator John Hoeven

One of my greatest flaws – besides sometimes peeing when I laugh – is my belief that I must be ‘perfect’ to be accepted. This belief turned me into an anxious-control-freak-perfectionist and as a bonus, gave me anxiety of speaking my name in english in a dinner table and 18 years of struggling with panic disorder! My life completely change the day I discovered my flaws were not barriers to be avoided, but they were keys to unlock my God-given destiny.

Today, as a recovering perfectionist and former atheist psychologist turned “ God’s Groupie”, my deepest desire is to pull from 40+ years of learning from my messy mistakes, 20+ years of working as a psychologist and a whole lot of faith – mixed with a pinch of spicy Brazilian culture ( hello, passion and dance anyone?) – to connect and be of service to women, who just like me, are willing to embrace their flaws, fears and broken pieces.

It’s from this place of revolutionary acceptance that together we can discover powerful and creative ways to unleash the woman you are destined to be, reclaim the story you are destined to live, and create a masterpiece out of your broken pieces! Welcome to the FLAW CLUB Amigas!

WATCH CRIS’S TEDx TALK FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS

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