Natalie Kehren is a Canadian holistic life coach and spiritual energy specialist whose mission is to help women unlock their true potential by finding their voices, facing their past and present traumas and clearing their inner debris in order to make the world a better place. After going through a healing journey of her own as a survivor of addictions and abusive relationships, Natalie merged her psychic abilities, experience as a Certified Natural Health Practitioner, Reiki Level 2, Sacred Women’s Circle Creatrix, Spiritual Director and passion for helping others into holistic life coaching.
Kehren’s global reach has helped many women become the best version of themselves. She created a safe + supportive space for women, featuring a library of free guided meditations, a healing shop, eight step and twelve step one-on-one healing programs, psychic and energetic readings and more.
“I have survived abusive relationships and addictions that left me feeling empty, lost, alone, and unworthy,” says Kehren. “I rose above because I discovered how to live authentically. Every step I took towards truth is a step I have built into my programs. My focus is on counseling and bodywork, specifically energy healing. From chakra balancing to spiritual counseling, and even aromatherapy, I integrate wholesome techniques that best serve my clients.”
Kehren is gearing up to launch additional products in her healing shop, such as a Moon Journal which includes moon cycles, a Healing Journal filled with prompts and ceremonies, and a Key Pin.
When Natalie is not coaching one-on-one, she puts on her teaching hat. She leads a parent and toddler group at her son Gabriel’s school, with sessions focusing on the energy of the collective and the energy exchange between parent and child. Natalie introduces the families to meditative practices and has created a variety of activities which include making their own herbal stick to burn, flower mandalas and their powerful healing energy, personalized salt bath mixture, and candle magic.
Prior to finding her true calling, Natalie experienced a toxic work culture at one of Toronto’s top PR firms as well as hardships at home and in all of her schooling environments. Having been in and out of therapy since the age of 14 and feeling trapped, she vowed to change her life as well as the life of others.
Natalie is thrilled to be expecting her second child and in her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors with her son and husband in Toronto, Ontario, Canada where she currently resides.
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We are thrilled to have you join us today, welcome to ValiantCEO Magazine’s exclusive interview! Let’s start off with a little introduction. Tell our readers a bit about yourself and your company.
Natalie Kehren: I was born and raised just north of Toronto, Canada. I am a mama to a 27 month old and expecting another late October 2022. For as long as I can remember I’ve felt different, because I am. I view it as being more open, holding a lot of wisdom, being an old soul. Yet I’ve really put it down to my psychic abilities that I have had from birth- with little to no understanding or support around how to understand them — that continue to grow as I grow.
Nurturing those, accepting those, understanding those allowed me to break free of my traumatic wounds, poor self-esteem, anxiety, addiction and unstable mental health. Along with following my purpose, seeking education to support this, leading with my heart and the messages I receive and being guided to be in service of humanity to help people heal so this planet can become as it’s always meant to be.
I truly believe at the core of people’s trauma they are missing connection to themselves. That there are many people with abilities and gifts, and need a lot of support to understand them. That no matter what your background, you can overcome anything you’ve been through so long as you are ready, open and are guided from a holistic, and most importantly energetic standpoint.
Through overcoming my own trauma around physical, emotional and sexual abuse, addiction and navigating a childhood surrounded by alcoholism, I now know that if I can heal, anyone can. With my experience & expertise, I help women heal their trauma and reach their highest potential through my one-on-one programs which embody various holistic approaches, guiding them to develop their own intuition/abilities and understanding the energetic components that impact each of our lives ensuring permanent transformations.
I absolutely love what I do and can only do this as a career.
2020 and 2021 threw a lot of curve balls into business on a global scale. Based on the experience gleaned in the past couple years, how can businesses thrive in 2022? What lessons have you learned?
Natalie Kehren: I personally learned that businesses can operate almost entirely from a computer. Although there are many exceptions to that, we can lessen our environmental impact by utilizing this as best we can.
I also love how people have become more open to pursuing careers that support their mental health. I found the past two years have really highlighted how impactful our jobs are on our overall well being. More people are making this a priority and by having more awareness around our mental health, we are inevitably making the world a better place.
The pandemic seems to keep on disrupting the economy, what should businesses focus on in 2022? What advice would you share?
Natalie Kehren: I think businesses need to focus on making themselves more sustainable and work on finding ways to collaborate more with other businesses. It is important to support one another. For many years we have focused on competing with one another!
I have also felt that resources, when put together, have a greater impact and each party can increase their finances this way. It’s a win-win. The journey is how to get on a road on which we trust our fellow neighbors and move into a place of collaboration versus competition and a survival of the fittest mentality.
How has the pandemic changed your industry and how have you adapted?
Natalie Kehren: The pandemic has populated my industry in the sense that people have had to make decisions to grow into an online platform in order to continue working from home and/or take this pandemic as an opportunity to make their side hustle their main hustle. A lot more coaches have emerged, especially in the wellness industry.
I feel this is amazing because each of us has something impactful and unique to offer. We can collaborate with one another to make an even greater impact. This is the big shift I feel we are in the very early stages of – moving from a mindset of lack and not enough to go around, to a more collaborative approach. There is more than enough abundance to go around.
What advice do you wish you received when the pandemic started and what do you intend on improving in 2022?
Natalie Kehren: I can’t really say I wished I received advice since I listened to what my intuition was telling me and acted on it. At the end of 2022, I was guided to invest in my business in the biggest way possible to grow my outreach and personal brand. I followed that because I felt called to do so. I woke up everyday with a small voice that would not let me rest until I followed that guidance. I’m so happy I did it!
Online business surged higher than ever, B2B, B2C, online shopping, virtual meetings, remote work, Zoom medical consultations, what are your expectations for 2022?
Natalie Kehren: I think this will only increase as people are just getting comfortable in the online realm. I expect to see more online platforms and businesses surge as more tools and technologies are being developed to meet this new demand. The connivence is also something we have each gotten used to. We now rely on getting our needs met through online services available. When things are this easy, how do you go back?
How many hours a day do you spend in front of a screen?
Natalie Kehren: My screen time says I am up to 6 hours a day on average. I’ve had an online business since 2017 and this is a normal amount of screen time that includes some personal time as well.
The majority of executives use stories to persuade and communicate in the workplace. Can you share with our readers examples of how you implement that in your business to communicate effectively with your team?
Natalie Kehren: I feel that sharing my story authentically with my team has had the greatest impact on my brand. I used to feel too vulnerable to share due to imposter syndrome or judgment.
Vulnerability and letting go of the fear of sharing has grown my business into a place I used to dream that it was in! It really all started with connecting with aligned people who were able to see my vision and my intentions so clearly. We now continue to share where we are along the way and create from there. It’s a wonderful, powerful exchange.
Business is all about overcoming obstacles and creating opportunities for growth. What do you see as the real challenge right now?
Natalie Kehren: The real challenge right now is connecting with aligned clients and opportunities that support my intentions and community I am growing. It’s all about coming from a place of authenticity for me, getting out of my own way and being comfortable with being fully seen.
In 2022, what are you most interested in learning about? Crypto, NFTs, online marketing, or any other skill sets? Please share your motivations.
Natalie Kehren: I am interested in learning more about property investment on a global scale. I love the idea of turning something old into something new and doing it all over the world. This is a creative part of myself that I’m hoping to see expressed outside of the Toronto area.
A record 4.4 million Americans left their jobs in September in 2021, accelerating a trend that has become known as the Great Resignation. 47% of people plan to leave their job during 2022. Most are leaving because of their boss or their company culture. 82% of people feel unheard, undervalued and misunderstood in the workplace. Do you think leaders see the data and think “that’s not me – I’m not that boss they don’t want to work for? What changes do you think need to happen?
Natalie Kehren: This goes back to my earlier point on us being in the very early stages of prioritizing mental health. The pandemic gave us the opportunity to make tough decisions and the space to reevaluate the rat race we have here in North America. We had to get honest with ourselves and I’m grateful to see more people choosing to transform and heal their inner and outer worlds and create the realities they wish to see. It’s more intentional and more purposeful.
The changes that need to happen are greater mental and emotional health support in the workplace. I feel this pandemic has shown us that a five day work week is not entirely needed to keep the ships moving. If people feel more energized physically and mentally, they are able to work more efficiently. If they feel more supported, they will be empowered to work in more creative ways.
Focusing our resources on improving the mental, emotional and physical health environments in the workplace will create some amazing changes. This means everyone in the workplace, not just the employees. Again, moving into working in more collaborative, supportive ways with all.
On a lighter note, if you had the ability to pick any business superpower, what would it be and how would you put it into practice?
Natalie Kehren: Being able to get things done more quickly without tiring out. Because of the nature of my work, being a pregnant mom with a kiddo running around, I tire more quickly, leaving me less stamina to achieve daily tasks – I’d love the superpower of infinite energy!
What does “success” in 2022 mean to you? It could be on a personal or business level, please share your vision.
Natalie Kehren: That I have grown in new ways, reached more people, helped more people heal/transform and created aligned connections that elevate myself and everyone involved. And a restful maternity leave – my sun sign is Capricorn so there is a constant inner battle of work/life balance.
Jerome Knyszewski, VIP Contributor to ValiantCEO and the host of this interview would like to thank Natalie Kehren for taking the time to do this interview and share her knowledge and experience with our readers.
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