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about Us

At Empowered & Poised LLC, our mission is to empower and educate girls on how to be beautiful from the inside out through discovery of social, mental, and physical components.

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Our vision is that young girls develop lifelong skills to maintain health and happiness.

Program’s Learning Outcomes:

  1. Girls will demonstrate a greater sense of self-awareness & positive self-image

  2. Girls will demonstrate enhanced leadership skills

  3. Girls will demonstrate creative thinking strategies

  4. Girls will become critical consumers of information related to overall wellness

What does it mean to be Empowered & Poised?

To be empowered & poised means that we possess wonderful and admirable qualities within us that are far more worthy of praise and love than simply our exteriors shells. It is to be oneself and to have the strength to be unapologetically you. Being empowered & poised means taking care of your overall well-being. This includes constantly searching out ways to become a better, stronger version of yourself, yet accepting and loving who you are at each step in the process. Being empowered & poised also requires helping yourself and others to live an empowered and poised life.

When we connect with our community supporting and sharing with one another we can truly make this world a much more beautiful place to live.

Our motto: Our motto is “Be You. Be Strong. Be Empowered & Poised”, which is taught by providing our mental, emotional, and physical support/services, as listed on our Our Services page.

Life can be tough as a girl. The constant criticisms we receive can be downright brutal. Nothing ever seems to be good enough in the eyes of society. My desire is to create a movement that helps to build girls into Empowered & Poised women by teaching them fundamental skills focused on mental, social, and physical well-being. This movement will allow girls to see that they are perfect just the way they are!

Leah Berdysz attended John Carroll University and received her Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science and Entrepreneurship. She is extremely passionate about health, wellness, and helping others to become their strongest, healthiest, and happiest selves. 

Empowered & Poised LLC originated due to her personal experience with anxiety and body image issues. She also realized the need to equip girls to be Empowered & Poised through her experiences mentoring, volunteering, talking with her own friends, and teaching an all girls physical education class.



Services for schools & organizations

Empowered & Poised's programs are tailored to be developmentally and culturally appropriate for girls to engage in activities and discussion affecting them and their peers.


  • Leadership

  • Safety (self-defense and/or social media)

  • Kindness

  • Healthy Relationships

  • Body Image

  • Nutrition

  • & More!

  • Self-Awareness

  • Confidence Building

  • Bullying & Conflict Resolution

  • Stress Management

  • Communication & Respect

  • Entrepreneurship & Creativity

  • Physical Activity

Extended Program

Interested in us building meaningful relationships with the girls in your organization? This is the perfect program for you!

In School-Semester Programs

-15, 1 hour sessions with a select group of girls

- Program focuses on literacy, socio-emotional learning, and confidence building

After School Programs- 6 Weeks

-Program focuses on socio-emotional learning and confidence building with the option of a literacy component

workshops with Motivational Speaking

 -Workshops are typically an hour to an hour and a half in length and are focused on a specific topic centered around social, mental, and physical components

*Best suited for girls in grades 4-6

"Empowered & Poised is an amazing program. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed attending all the classes. They were taught the wellness triangle that consists of the physical, mental and social well-being. A great supplemental program targeted to young girls. I strongly recommend this to all the parents who have access to this program!"

-Mother of Participant

"This is a fabulous organization that really gives young girls guidance and knowledge to help them live a happy mind, body, and life. I highly recommend their programs to girls of all ages and Leah does an amazing job of connecting with the girls!"

- Adviser of Program

My daughter loved this after school activity. She loved that there was a theme and a fun exercise each week. She always came home with a smile telling me about the fun she had!
— Mother of participant


Upcoming programs



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We'd love to connect with you!  

Email or follow our pages @empoweredpoised to learn more about how to enlighten girls as to how to be beautiful from the inside out through discovery of social, mental, and physical components.

Call us at 330 348 4119

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