My life’s journey has been an alchemical transformation bringing love out of pain and healing out of trauma. The underlying current has been a process of reclaiming my uniqueness, remembering who I am while incorporating an executive manager side with my shamanic healer skills.
My name is Valerie Shakti Bottazzi. I am a woman who has had the courage to leap into her soul’s calling.
I am an honest deeply transparent woman, lover, mom of 2 teenage boys, heart centred entrepreneur, soulful business coach, courageous, fearful and fearless, creative, colourful soul in a human body. All of these words describe me partially; they are a label for a small part of the complex being I am… just like you.
For most of my life I have felt inadequate, a fish out of water, a square peg in a round hole…. and I have felt divided in half. On any given day or time I would either embody my business savvy woman or my shaman spiritual part. I lived my life happily for many years in the corporate business world with my male side taking over, bringing on success in the material world, which fuelled me to keep going … for a while.
In and out of this journey I would take time to go into an “inner quest intensive” period, I took yoga retreats, participated in meditation camps or in shamanic rituals. As I immersed fully into my soulful side I experienced immense joy and magic, but coming back home was hard.
Keeping myself divided in two as I was coming out of these retreats and stepping back into my daily routine became harder and harder. Before leaving these retreats I would cry my guts out thinking of returning to everyday life. My body was talking to me but I wasn’t listening much at the time. Having to keep my true nature hidden was killing my spirit and making me suffer. I would go onto my business trips and cry some more in my hotel room.
This suffering made me understand I had to do something about it and thus my deeper journey started. I started changing small things, for example at a business meeting or with clients I would answer a question from a soulful perspective instead of showing only business demeanor. The amazing part was receiving surprising soulful answers too!
I discovered so many people are living divided in the same way I was. Most important I found out they welcomed my candid approach and the opportunity to contact this lighter side of being. I became happier to be alive and more in synch with the integration happening within me. I acknowledged my worthiness noticing how I was adding value and how I began to be transformed by the events in my life.
Fast forward to the present time. I am one, we are one. Female and male sides are within me with equal strength. I have integrated left and right, Ying and Yang. Now I was able to listen to my calling; it was so strong I could not postpone it any longer. I HAD to follow the path my whole life had led me towards, which is the reason why I now work as a Soulful Business Coach with heart centred women, just like me, that are being called to set up their own soulful calling or have had the courage to take the first steps but are not being able to take it to the next level.
I get it, we need someone else rooting for use, cheering us on. As smart and fearless as we may be, as full of energy and as many dreams as we may have, accountability and having someone that has been there before, helping us tap into our uniqueness, is incredibly valuable. I know because I have my own coaches that are leading me on and they have theirs too.
My wish is for you to listen to your inner voice, to follow its lead and to create waves for other people to shine bright. I deeply believe in this, I believe we are here for a reason and that each of us is important and special.
I would be honored and would love to work with you so you can tap into your magnificence and overcome whatever is keeping you from flowing with all your might.
Let us get on the phone (or skype) and explore what is going on for you and connect and feel, see, hear and know if we are a good fit.
No strings attached, no salesy talk, just an honest and up-front conversation. I want to listen to you as you share what is going on for you.
Soulful Business Coach