"After Your Soul in Business, I no longer needed to chase my significance."

— Natalie McGuire, Web Designer

Nancy Retsina

For the first time in a long time, I feel energized and hopeful about my business. I’m literally, constitutionally, incapable of working from my old model. A year ago I would have had no energy to create something new. I was successful in every sense of the word and also bored and stagnant and confused that I was no longer enjoying my work.

We wander around thinking we’ve gotten over our grief and loss and things that happen in life. I did. We don’t realize the patterns we hold. It surprised me when we went right to personal stuff that I thought was dead and done. What did this have to do with my business? I was frustrated. I didn’t understand what it was taking to work around what I convinced myself was “over.” But there it was hiding in plain site between me and what I wanted to create in my company and my relationship. I was surprised it could actually be dissolved. Dissolved.

My life has changed so quickly. Suddenly there’s all this time, space, and energy to do other things at home and at work that I didn’t know existed. My life is completely different from a year ago. My husband and I focus on what gives us joy. I trust myself in a more spontaneous and fluid way of operating. And for the first time, I’m looking at a long-time dream that I had put away thinking it wasn’t possible.

And a huge “side benefit...” Since birth I had an injury that dominated my body. I had many physical problems that I thought stemmed from that injury and I bounded. I am no longer bound. I feel free! I use my right side. I reach out, I clap—movements I previously couldn’t tolerate. I feel like I have a normal arm and shoulder and hips. I wake up in the morning and feel how I can breathe fully in and out and I can’t tell you how wonderful that is!

I have clarity and focus on what I’m here for and what I’m NOT here for. I structure my business around my purpose, now, instead of my purpose around my business. I trust the power of my intuition to direct me toward what’s congruent with who I am. Instead of beating my head against a wall or trying to prove myself, I am able to turn away from those things that aren’t congruent.

There is a lot of power in Shelley’s intuitive coaching model in contrast to the traditional coaching model, because you’re focused on the internal drivers that shift things externally as opposed to shifting things externally and trying to change internally. Life is an evolution. I know there’s more growth. What do I feel now? I feel satisfaction, flow, energy, contentment, peace, and excitement over what I can create for the next 20 years!


"My life has changed so quickly. I have clarity and focus on what I’m here for and what I’m NOT here for. I structure my business around my purpose, now, instead of my purpose around my business."



- David Whyte

“Genius is becoming who you were all         ”


- Rumi

“You dance inside my chest where no one sees you. But I do. And that dance becomes this       ” 


- Steven Pressfield, The War of Art

“Our job in this lifetime is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we             we ought to be. But to find out who we already are and become it.”