Return to your perfectly imperfect self



There is no magic pill.

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to your problems.

There is no guru coming to save you.

And there is no personal-development program that will get you to “perfect.”

The truth is, you don’t need any of those things. You are brilliant and breathtakingly powerful, exactly as you are.

The remarkable truth you are about to discover—one that you already know deep down in your bones—is that this idea of perfection can’t bring you the joy, passion, and purpose you are craving.

What you are looking for, as author and Women For One founder Kelly McNelis will show you, is your messy brilliance.

It’s the part of you that’s perfectly imperfect and that contains your wholeness: the good, the bad, and the ugly.

As Kelly shares in her groundbreaking bestseller, which repeatedly hit the #1 spot on various Amazon lists, one of the most harmful myths in our culture is the easy recipe for perfection—complete with glossy images of beautiful people who’ve “figured it out.” But in truth, our lives are messy—and so are we!

Your Messy Brilliance is not just another prescription for living the beautiful life. Instead, it offers an engaging, customizable roadmap to the authentic you. With a combination of personal experience, relatable stories from everyday women, and practical wisdom that can be found in pretty much every culture and doctrine, Kelly will guide you into the most important journey you will ever take as a woman: the journey back home to your messy brilliance…and your ultimate truth!

Dive into your messy brilliance, where you’ll discover:
  • How engaging with curiosity and childlike wonder can get you out of a rut
  • A new way to boldly own your life story and move from victimhood to empowerment
  • How your story is connected to the larger story of the feminine
  • The truth about your “darkness” (hint: don’t be afraid of it!)
  • How embodying limitless possibility is about so much more than “manifestation”
  • Where your unique genius lives—in your messy brilliance and beautiful flaws!
  • An actionable set of tools you can customize to move even closer to the true you

Get ready to laugh, cry, and be amazed. When you reclaim your messiness in service of your realest joy, you’ll finally make life happen—on your terms.



In her new book, Your Messy Brilliance, Kelly McNelis offers an engaging, intimate look at how claiming our messy brilliance can transform our relationship to womanhood, each other, and the world. I’ve always said that women are the world’s greatest untapped natural resource—and Kelly clearly shows us that when we free our attention and energy from the need to get it “right”, we can experience our own pleasure and power in spades.

––Regena Thomashauer, New York Times–bestselling author and founder of The School of Womanly Arts

Kelly McNelis names something very important in Your Messy Brilliance, bringing to light the secret fear we all have at times that we’re too messed up to be good enough. Her message—that where there’s no mess there’s no real becoming, no real life, no real brilliance—is both a relief and a tremendous step forward for anyone caught in the trap of “I’m not good enough” thinking. There’s a lot of good information, and a lot of good love in this book. I recommend it.

Marianne Williamson, New York Times–bestselling author of A Return to Love and spiritual lecturer

Your Messy Brilliance will embolden you to be more open, more honest, more raw, and to finally accept that life does not need to be perfect in order to be wonderful.

Kristina Kuzmic, Blogger, vlogger, public speaker, and exhausted (but happy) mom

Get rid of the “shoulds”! With her characteristic big-sisterly wisdom, Kelly McNelis encourages women to be their big, bad, messy, beautiful selves. A mixture of stories from real-life women and Kelly’s own gentle, humorous wisdom helps readers recognize that we’ve always had the power, deep within our messy brilliance!

––Kris Carr, Wellness activist and New York Times–bestselling author

As women come into a deeper understanding of our unique roles on the planet in a time of great change, Your Messy Brilliance offers a gentle reminder of our power in creating a new reality for everyone. Kelly McNelis makes a compelling argument for how personal transformation is global transformation. And when women join their hearts and truths and voices to the most pressing issues of our time, we step into new stories and rewrite outdated histories.

Sunny Dawn Johnston, Bestselling author, speaker, and psychic medium

Your Messy Brilliance is the book that deserves to be on every woman’s nightstand. It’s an explosive exploration of all the gifts that make us who we are: the weavers and creators of beauty, culture, and connection. In this day and age, we reject our natural gifts and opt for lives that are hemmed in by outdated rules that don’t speak to our bodies and souls. Kelly McNelis’s book is a call to break the spell of monotony that has fallen over so many women’s lives in their quest for the “perfect” life. This is a beautiful testament to the power of reconnecting with the feminine—something that we rarely truly acknowledge or appreciate—and allowing it to guide our journey. Kelly doesn’t profess to give you any generic answers, but the questions she raises are a delicious guide to coming back to yourself…exactly as you are.

Sheila Kelley, Founder of S Factor

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Why Your Messy Brilliance ?

Throughout history, women have been at the forefront of revolutions and uprisings. At the same time, we have been silenced…we have attempted to be more like men…and we have attempted to be everything to everyone. We are continuing to move into our power, but the pressure to “get it right” and to be the superheroines in every one of our roles (mom, partner, friend, daughter, boss, employee, etc.) is getting to us. We are now at a turning point, where we’ve hit the ceiling and are ready to call it quits. We’re exhausted by the obligations we’ve been expected to fulfill, and we are finally asking: What about me? Who am I? What do I want?

Your Messy Brilliance guides women through answering those vital questions so that they can lead lives that honor their true desires and help them embrace who they really are—which includes the “flaws” that so many of us are conditioned to hide. In fact, as this book will reveal, fully owning our stories will free us from the disease of perfectionism, shame, and self-judgment that holds us back from living the life of our dreams.

We all know that you have to put your own oxygen mask on first, but women are only now beginning to really discover how important it is to take care of ourselves, first and foremost. This process isn’t easy, and it doesn’t come naturally to many of us, which is why Your Messy Brilliance was written: as a compassionate guide that teaches women to embrace their perfectly imperfect selves. With Kelly’s guidance and a host of inspirational stories about women who have claimed their own messy brilliance, women will become aware of their whole selves so that they can fully show up in their lives.

Ultimately, Your Messy Brilliance is about empowering and equipping women with the guidance and tools that they need to share their stories, in order to discover their voices and ultimately claim their power. So, what are you waiting for? Get messy with Kelly and a growing global movement of other women who are ready to ditch perfection for authenticity.



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Community is everything when it comes to getting the support we need to fully live out our messy brilliance. That is why we’re inviting you to join Kelly’s free book club. 

This isn’t a typical book club. It’s a chance to go deep and connect with other women who’ve benefited from the ongoing journey of diving into their messy brilliance. 

Sign up today and you’ll receive: 

+ Access to a private Facebook group for our Brilliantly Messy Tribe
+ A PDF guide for building your own book club and women’s circle
+ The chance to meet other brilliantly messy women in your area so you can start your own in-person book club or support circle
+ Updates on Kelly’s upcoming workshops and retreats

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Kelly McNelis is the founder of Women For One, a global community that empowers women to embrace their voices and make life happen on their own terms. With more than 25 years of experience as a nonprofit and small-business consultant, Kelly empowers generations of women around the world to build the relationships, community, and confidence they need to achieve their wildest dreams.

As a speaker, coach, and gifted facilitator, Kelly helps people tap into lives powered by truth. Her dedication to truthtelling inspires people to share their powerful stories with the world. Kelly is also a bestselling author whose first book, Your Messy Brilliance: 7 Tools for the Perfectly Imperfect Woman, was released in Fall 2017 by Enrealment Press. She finds daily inspiration in spending time with her husband and children in her home outside of Seattle.

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