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ABOUT ME

Seattle-Lifestyle--Headshot-Photographer

Dear Entrepreneur,

You've worked hard to get here. You're proud of your achievements. And you want to see yourself thrive as an entrepreneur.  But, maybe you've had a setback or personal hardship, and you can't seem to move forward. Have you forgotten how  to believe in yourself? Have you forgotten all the wonderful gifts you bring? Has something set your confidence back? Are you starting to compare yourself with others? Thinking you're not moving fast enough? Do you want to take a leap but something is holding you back?

I get it. 

After many years of working and having lots of ups and downs, I landed a career that showed me the leader I was. I managed a team of creatives and realized I was really good at developing people, nurturing, helping staff recognize their unique value, and the special gifts they each have.

 

This is why I became an empowerment coach. I had a desire to raise confidence in others. To help people stop giving their power away. To help them recognize their talents and skills, and celebrate their wins.  

 

During my time at the New Yorker, I met Bob, the love of my life, who lived in Chicago, and worked for RR Donnelley, printers for The New Yorker. If it hadn't been for a damaged roll of paper, we might never have had that first phone call.  After nine years with the New Yorker, I made a huge leap (for love), left New York for Chicago, where Bob and I spent some glorious years. I worked for Lyric Opera, an amazing experience. 

Job situations took us to Seattle. We got married, had Sydney and enjoyed our life. This is where I had the incredible opportunity to work for a small book producer, and became the director of a 20 member creative team, allowing me to utilize my leadership skills.

Things were going well, and then, in an instant, life changed. Bob became ill and passed away in 2012. Sydney was 15. Devastating hardly expresses the grief, the hole that was left. I lost my partner, lost our relationship, and lost myself. It took several years of healing to finally come out the other side. So I know what it is to have a hardship, a setback, a trauma, and feel frozen. Not able to move forward.

 

As part of my healing journey, once again, I realized that I could choose and rewrite my story. That we all have the power to create the life we want. A life we love. This is true empowerment. 

I recognized that I needed to lead my life and not let circumstances pull me off my path or diminish my self worth. This is my mission as a coach. My passion is seeing people move on despite hardships they've faced, live their highest potential, find their value, embody empowerment, and live a life they love.

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Published Books

PARTY OF ONEA Memoir About Loss and Being Okay As a Party of One. CLICK HERE to view/purchase on Amazon. 

 

THE LITTLE BOOK OF BADASS FEELINGS  helps women live a gorgeous and full and happy life. Choose these "Badass" high energy feelings instead of battling the wrong low vibes that keep you stuck  and unhappy. CLICK HERE to view/purchase on Amazon.

MY BADASS JOURNAL  is a guided journal that helps people learn the importance of self-love, and discover their personal power. It contains 52 prompts, inspirational quotes, and 10 empowering principles. 

CLICK HERE to view/purchase on Amazon.  

MY BADASS GRATITUDE JOURNAL starts with being grateful for YOU. This guided journal contains 52 prompts, inspirational quotes, and 10 principles. CLICK HERE  to view/purchase on Amazon.

Podcasts

Click Here (Spotify) or Click Here (Apple) to listen to my interview "Overcoming Grief/Finding Yourself"

on the Strength, Love, and Healing with Authors Alcove Podcast.

Click Here for my interview on the Bump in the Road Podcast, is about empowerment, gratitude, having choices, my healing and empowerment journey..." 

 

Click Here to listen to my interview on Margo Tantau's Windowsill Chats Podcast "Party of One: Sheila Kamuda's Healing Journey through Gratitude, Creative Journaling, and Self Empowerment."

Sheila's interview on Mike & Jo Consulting is all about Living Out Loud. Click Here to listen.

Sheila's interview on Dr. Heidi's podcast is: "The Power of Self Love: Finding Value Within Ourselves."

Click Here to listen.

Sheila's interview on Madeleine Black's "The Unbroken Podcast" shines a light on her loss, healing, and empowerment journey.  Click Here to listen.  Click Here to watch on Youtube.

Personal Manifesto

  • Celebrate yourself. Every morning, look in the mirror and say "YAY ME."

  • Words are your riches. No negative self-talk. It keeps you small.

  • Own your you-ness. You have gifts you "bring to the party" that no one else can bring. 

  • You get to choose the life you want.

  • Always, always, always follow your inner voice (that's your gut).

  • You have not been put here to just "take up space." Believe you are enough. Right now.

Who Am I ?

  • I'm a die hard New Yorker (and yes, theatre junkie). 

  • I love champagne. Bubbly just makes everything okay.

  • I could spend hours soaking in the Chagall windows at The Art Institute of Chicago. 

  • Favorite icon: Audrey Hepburn. But Sondheim is god.

  • Old movies are king: All About Eve, Rebecca, Vertigo, Barefoot in the Park, Butterflies are Free, Dinner at Eight. 

Key Facts

  • Certified coach since 2018.

  • Directed a team of 20 creatives.

  • Over 15 years of professional leadership experience. 

  • Published author.

  • Podcast guest.

  • Event speaker at Creative Mornings.

  • Experienced my own personal empowerment journey

Book Your Free Intro Call Now.

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