Glad to hear you want to know more about what we do at ©Heart & Soul Coaching and Retreats®.  

We’re about helping people make the changes they want to make in their lives.  We’re about helping people make their world a better place for them to create a meaningful, rewarding and happy life. 

My team and I do this by helping people develop their ability to self-lead their life – their self-leadership ability.  In other words, be aware of their thoughts, behaviours and actions and how these impact their lives.  What this means is that everyone has the ability to consciously influence their own thoughts and behaviours in order to realize their goals and aspirations in life.  The thing is, some of us become better aware of our ability, and become better skilled at actively managing challenges in life.  All this means is that some of us are better equipped at making authentic choices derived from our intuition – the wisdom that is within us.  And then, following these up with significant actions that have a ripple effect on our behaviours and outlook in life. 


I’m here to tell you that there’s no magic required in actualizing this for yourself.  It’s as simple as developing key qualities of your self-leadership ability while respecting your personal values in life.  Well, maybe there is a little magic involved because you learn how to turn obstacles into opportunities in your life.  We simply inspire you to reconnect with how you define yourself – your personal values, the things that bring you joy and make you feel happy in life.  In order to do this and co-exist with other people’s goals and aspirations in life, you need to establish a strong and balanced foundation within you.  One that has you take back control of your thoughts and welcome change as an opportunity to enrich your life, grow and evolve as a person.  


What is required is knowing how to listen to our intuition.  You know, that inner wisdom that comes up and let’s us know what energizes or depletes our energy in life.  As difficult as it may be at times, we need to keep on the path of what we are passionate about in life.  There’s no froufrou-ness about following one’s passions in life.  Passions are attached to our purpose in life.  In fact, they ignite our purpose – our raison d’être as a person, a human being.  You know, things you liked doing as a child because it made you joyful – made you feel happy.  
Once on that path, trust it, and then get moving towards it.  That my friends is authentic happiness.  That my friends is what we hope our life tools, techniques, events and talks help people achieve for themselves in life. 

Trusting our intuition
requires us to have confidence – believe in ourselves.  We can develop our self-confidence through our ability to consciously influence our own thoughts and behaviours – our self-leadership ability.  This is where it can get tricky because our brain will try to talk us out of acting on our intuition.  Why?  Simply because it recorded patterns based on previous experiences that may have stressed us in our lives and now wants to protect us by making sure we remain calm, relaxed, and comfortable.  Since life is about evolving and growing through experiences, we need to train our brain differently.  Help it continue to develop and adapt to unforeseen experiences.  How?   Let it know that the newness, the risk you are experiencing does not place you in any danger and it is safe for you to take immediately action. 


Here’s an interesting fact about fear.  Did you know that the physical state that happens within your body when you experience fear is exactly the same as the physical state that happens when you experience excitement?  The difference between what happens when you are fearful or excited is what is happening in your brain – the messages it is conveying to you (positive thoughts supporting your well-being and personal development as a person, or negative thoughts holding you back). 

Here are very interesting and thought-provoking quotes by Cheryl Strayed for all of us to ponder:  
Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I choose to tell myself a different story… I decided I was safe. I was strong. I was brave. Nothing could vanquish me.  Bravery is acknowledging your fear and doing it anyways.


Reframing what you are thinking and telling yourself – from feeling agitated to feeling excited.  The key is to let your brain know that you’ve established a healthy life structure and created resilient boundaries based on your own values – what is important to you in life, what makes you the person that you are.  You’ve done this by developing and anchoring key self-leadership qualities (self-esteem, self-respect, self-confidence, self-reliance, self-motivation and self-determination).    

Learn more about the key qualities required for developing your self-leadership ability.


to inspire you to develop these key self-leadership qualities so that you may create meaningful and rewarding experiences in life which eventually become a life filled with joy and happiness.  Having coached ‘professional leadership’ for years, I’ve long realized that for leaders to influence others, they must have the ability to consciously influence their own thoughts and behaviours before being able to inspire the same in the individuals they lead. 

So, I sincerely hope our Choice Life Approach™ process and our S.O.U.L. practice™ inspires you to imagine the endless possibilities available to you to live a joyful life.  I hope they help you develop the courage to welcome change as a necessary occurrence in your life to evolve as a person, and that you learn to perceive obstacles as opportunities in your life.  Ultimately, my hope is that you aspire to become the person you know yourself to be.   


The best leaders in the world are not afraid of expressing their emotions and
sharing their feelings and thoughts with humanity. 
Not imposing their feelings of or opinions onto others. 

Most important thing to remember is that we are all meant to be learners in life, and not to let our fears get in the way of creating our happiness.  Take a look at how we can help you achieve this by clicking on images below.  The answer to what you’re looking for might just be one click away….




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