Envision a society where every person connects with their true potential so that they may live life fully and contribute their ideas, gifts, and talents. What would it be like to listen to the stronger pull of what we really love or to embody the greatness we are meant to live?

We carry within us the wonders we seek outside us. – Rumi

Shawnee Shahroody Spitler
Somatic Leadership Coach | Writer

I guide people (individually and in groups) through life’s openings to live a life they love-professionally, personally, spiritually, in-service, and creatively. Taking a leap and learning to embrace life’s opportunities transforms us. This can be difficult and magical yet offers the best opportunities for change. I like to call this modern day Alchemy.

Collaborating on the transformational path, whether in your professional or personal life, will inspire you to grow and become more than you thought possible. It will open up your understanding of the dynamics at play in your life. It will empower you to connect with your sense of self leadership and cultivate your capacity to be present. We will set goals and I will advocate for you. I will encourage accountability and offer interpersonal skills, perspective shifts, somatic awareness, stress management and mindfulness strategies.

Let’s tap into your insights, resources, creativity, and strategies and move towards the life you are being called to create. I believe that you possess that power within you. What are you waiting for?


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Land Acknowledgment

I reside on unceded land--the traditional common gathering grounds of several tribal nations-Blackfeet, Crow, Bangtail, Nez Perce, Shoshone, Sioux, and Flathead. The territory has been known as Ahkoto waktai Sakum, Many-come-together Country and Valley of the Flowers. I offer respect and acknowledgement to the original inhabitants of this land and their descendants.

Anti-Racism Acknowledgment

Racism causes all of us to lose pieces of our humanity. We must recognize, acknowledge, and address it wherever it shows up, including in ourselves, our families, and our communities. I understand the impact of systemic racism as a trauma that can affect both physical, spiritual and mental health for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and Whites. I do not pathologize normal responses to the abnormal condition of racism. I support clients to connect with their innate wholeness and empowerment to address the impacting factors. Each person I work with lives within the larger context of our communities and cultures. Our society includes intersecting forms of oppression that affect all of us differently. When one's context is different, so is one's reality. Systemic racism has real effects on all of us, whether we acknowledge them or not.

I am committed to the on-going work of anti-racism in myself, my work, and my community, and our country. I recognize that I am of mixed race, bridge two cultures of experiences, and pass as white and with that comes unearned privilege. I acknowledge that systemic racism not only disadvantages BIPOC, but also gives advantages to white people.

I acknowledge that racism can be unconscious or unintentional, and that identifying racism as an issue does not automatically mean those involved in the act are racist or intended the negative impact. As an anti-racism practitioner I vow to mindfully identify, discuss and challenge issues of race and color and the impact(s) they have. I will also continue to challenge myself to understand and correct any inequities I may discover and gain a better understanding of myself during this mindful process.

Two hundred fifty years of slavery, ninety years of Jim Crow, sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole
- Ta-Nehisi Coates

Justice is what love looks like in public. - Cornel West

I am devoted to the practice and expression of love in our communities and on the land and to America realizing its wholeness.