Arabella Salon Workshop
We had the pleasure of having Shelley create and teach a workshop for my Salon. The Genius in Your Station catalyzed shifts in all of us individually and as a company of independent contractors.
Bringing energetic transformation, mindfulness, and group meditation into my work space was really scary at first. But it was so beautiful to see how honest and open people felt comfortable to be.
This practice of ease and speaking desire allowed things to really start moving by focusing on what we want to create, attract, and feel when we are working. We learned how to keep the vibration high as we sort through issues that would normally make people feel defensive and negative.
Competitiveness among my independent contractors all but disappeared and cooperation and mutual support took its place. I had people leave and new people show up with ease and flow, bringing into alignment my vision of how I want to be with my business and what I want my business to feel and be.
Power Redefined: Making Love with Life Retreat
A friend and I formed a mastermind group of five amazing women about a year ago. Two of us were working with Shelley and eventually the others wanted to know what we were doing. The changes in our lives and in our incomes was evident and they “wanted what we were having.”
After meeting for a few months, most of the women began working with Shelley. We asked Shelley to create a retreat for us based on the subject of power. We felt like we had it, but didn’t know what to do with it. We could all work ourselves into the ground, but wanted to connect with power differently.
Our October weekend in McCall was a game changer in some way for everyone. We walked away from that weekend knowing we could take on the world. As I write this, I have tears in my eyes for how close we have become as a group catalyzed by that retreat.
At our most recent meeting we sat in awe of how much each of our lives had transformed in a year, most of all in the last 6 months since the retreat and in one on one mentoring with Shelley.
I am not big on “group” work. I feel most comfortable doing things individually. I play golf for that reason. But, Shelley has such an incredible way of working, especially with energy, that when she is working with you individually within the group, you hardly know the group is there. And when the group is engaged with each other it feels comfortable to be vulnerable, to be frustrated, to really be anything you want to be. Whatever discomfort there was melted in minutes. We eased back into our comfy chairs in this beautiful setting – and went to work! We learned so much about ourselves in those two days — and about each other.
Each of our lives changed profoundly in that weekend as well as the last six months. We all came away feeling more powerful and ready to get after it. We became very intentional about our lives. I keep my intentions posted on the wall in my basement. Others in notebooks. Some of us changed the way we thought about how we “work” and others how they thought about issues in their personal lives. In truth, it was both for everyone, the two are so intertwined. And that was one of the huge break throughs for us in the retreat. How we live life personally really affects how we serve our work lives.
We meet once a month and recently celebrated our one-year anniversary. We have all changed so much – in such amazing and awesome ways and have learned to trust each other by becoming very close. Our lives are amazing. One became pregnant after being unable to for 3 years. Another left her work and started her own business. My life became easier while my income increased and people are constantly telling me I am not the same person and wonder what I’m doing. Another new opportunity came to me just the other day in accordance with my income intentions and in such a surprising way. WE HAVE ALL CHANGED that is the key — for the betterment of ourselves, our work,
and our relationships.
The retreat opened our minds and our hearts even more. We could feel the energy that weekend — and when we left McCall on that Sunday — we took that energy with us and were ready to take on the world! We’re planning our next retreat this October!
Brandy Stemmler, Mortgage Advisor