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What happens when women get out of their heads and into their hearts?

I want to share 3 stories from 3 different women who I have had the privilege to work with through my Head to Heart Online course. I’ve gratefully been able to watch and witness each of them absolutely open up and shine in their own unique ways, and I want to share a snippet of their stories so that you know that it’s possible for you too.

HeidiYou may know Heidi as the crazy loud gal that keeps Will and Woody in line on their Perth hit92.9 Radio show Heidi, Will and Woody. I met Heidi last year at a Nude Yoga class (turns out to be the ultimate place for networking 😉 ) and we soon became great mates. I’ve watched Heidi transform, come more into her power and blossom in so many ways over the last year, and I was so honoured to have her join me in Round One of Head to Heart. The shifts I’ve seen in Heidi over the past couple of months since completely the course and since helping her understand the negative voice in her head have been so beautiful. I continue to watch her stepping more into her heart every single day, and I couldn’t be happier for her.

I’ve seen Heids really struggle at times, but she never ever gives up. She keeps showing up to the uncomfortable stages of growth so that she can show up even better in the World. One of the most inspiring things for me to witness is her inner strength. Heidi recently spoke up (on her public platform of thousands and thousands mind you) and expressed her ongoing battles with anxiety. She possibly saw this as no big deal, but in this moment of complete vulnerability and speaking from her heart, she was being a light and a voice for so many others out there thinking they were the only ones too.

She is now able to identify when her mind is running on crazy time and knows how to consciously stop and tone it back down – which for all of us is an ongoing practice and commitment. I’m beyond proud of everything that she is doing, to see her leading from her heart and using her platform to be a light for others.

You can follow Heidi’s journey and watch her recent interview with Today Tonight on anxiety here.

What I’ve seen in Heidi since getting out of her head and back into her heart: The COURAGE to be vulnerable, speak up, and be a light for others.

 

CherieI remember when I first met Cherie and all I thought was – “This girl has soo much love to give this World, she needs to own it”. I could feel it from day one that she just needed a little loving push. Like many of us that have a loud inner call to help others in some way and share good vibes with the World, (myself included!) there’s an equally loud inner voice that arcs up saying “Who are you to teach? You’re not good enough to do that. No-one will care. You won’t be as good as anyone else so why bother.” And thank the goddess we’ve remembered that this inner voice in our head will always be there to keep us safe, but the real voice that wants us to shine lies in our hearts. We don’t just hear it, we feel it. And that’s the voice we are here to listen to, and more importantly act on.

I was soo happy the day that I found out that Cherie had signed up and FINALLY said yes to one of her dreams – becoming a yoga teacher. It’s easy for the voice in our head to act out of fear and come up with the most creative stories disguised as ‘logic’ – “It’s too expensive. I’ll do it later when I’m ready. Now’s not the best time, maybe next year… ” they could go on and on, and they do! And we keep believing them and we keep being distracted from our true path, passions and purpose.

I’ve gratefully witnessed many of Cherie’s AHA moments and breakthroughs during Head to Heart and I’m so freakin’ happy to say that she is currently in Bali undergoing her yoga teacher training, something that may have never happened if she didn’t turn down the voice in her head that had been keeping her from shining and following her heart. When you say YES to your heart and show up for it – even when the fear is there too – the Universe takes note and shows up for you too.

I cannot wait to be front row in her first class and to see her beaming her light out in the beautiful way that only she can.

What I’ve seen in Cherie since getting out of her head and back into her heart: The COURAGE to own who she really is and to show up despite the fears.

EllaElla took part in the very first round of my Head to Heart course in Perth, and it’s been an honour to sit and watch her absolutely shine and align more and more with her true passion and purpose. I knew that all she needed was someone to remind her that she doesn’t need permission from anyone else to rock out and be who she wants to be. Whatever brings you the most joy and lights you up – that’s your purpose. Period. And I believe that it’s our responsibility to share it with the World and trust the inner knowing that things will always work out.

I remember during one of the sessions after leading the group through a meditation to drop them back into their hearts, I saw an instant shift in Ella and her first words coming out of the meditation were “I just want to paint. I need to paint.” And that was that. The seed was planted.

Ella has now started her own art business alongside her studies and is sharing her heart-driven creative gifts with the World. You can check out her absolutely beautiful paintings here. You want to know why it’s happened so quickly and joyfully? Because that’s exactly how alignment works. There’s no fluffing with it. When you follow what lights you up, magic happens. I am so so glad that Ella listened to her inner voice and is now spreading joy through her unique and wonderful creations. I’m lucky enough to have one of her first paintings hanging up in my dining room that brings me joy every single time I look at it.

What I’ve seen in Ella since getting out of her head and back into her heart: The COURAGE to own her passion and share her unique creative gifts with the World.

“Courage is a heart word. The root of the word courage is cor – the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage meant “To speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.”–Brené Brown

I’m so grateful to have had these women join me in Head to Heart, and to constantly be reminding me of the power of listening to, and living from your heart – no matter how big or small, it ALL matters. These are just a few examples of the things that can shift and happen when you get the heck out of your head and really crank up the volume of the voice in your heart.

So what I believe happens when women get out of their heads and back into their hearts? Courage… and fucking magic.

Never underestimate your ability to spread light and joy by having the courage to follow your heart and show the World who you really are.

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Enrolments are now open for Round Two of my 8 week Head to Heart online course and I’d be honoured for you to join us and start your journey out of your head and into your heart too.

You can read more about the course and how to get amongst it here.

Winning Emerging Coach of the Year

EmergingAward_TraceyWINNEROn Friday night I attended the first Beautiful You Coaching Academy Awards night in Melbourne, where I gratefully received the award for the 2014-2016 Emerging Coach of the Year (still soaking that in!) The whole night from start to end was absolutely amazing, and I’m still riding high from being in a room with such huge-hearted women that are stepping up into their power and leading the way for others in a BIG way. 

As I was flying back to Perth on Saturday, I was reflecting on all the incredible opportunities, connections and most importantly, the love that has floated on into my life over the past 12 months since graduating as a Beautiful You Life Coach.

But first, let’s back-track a little where it all started for me…

You can’t always connect the dots going forward – only looking back.

When I was little I always wanted to be a teacher, but not in the traditional sense. I knew that I wanted to teach but I never saw myself teaching in a school, which confused the crap outta me! I knew it was going to be something different and I just knew I wanted to help the World in some way. I also had a dream of being a radio-host and a singer, and would record myself speaking with a microphone at home (HAHA! I hope those tapes are long gone!) I somehow always felt the power and energy of using my voice hoping that I would be able to use it one day in a way that would inspire others. I also never realised until a few months ago that creative writing and my crazy imagination were always rewarded top marks throughout my subjects in primary and secondary school. Little did I know that writing would become a foundation for the way I expressed myself and helped others too – (P.S Putting it out there now, my book seeds are currently being planted and fertilised!)

First clue: NEVER limit yourself to the way things are ‘meant to look’. If you have an urge and a passion to do something in a new and different way – then DO IT. Create a new way for yourself. That’s YOUR gift to share with the world. Focus on what you love, and let the Universe take the wheel and work out the rest for you.

I soon forgot about those dreams and started listening to a voice in my head that told me to ‘get a real job’ because ‘only pretty, and famous people’ can live their dreams. So I went and did the Uni thing, because hey – that’s what everyone does (heads up: there is nothing wrong with that if it inspires the shiz out of you!)

12348436_10153355521853613_217465401_nUni is where I started becoming really disconnected from myself, and quickly got distracted from the work that I was truly meant to be doing for the World by partying up and falling into really unhealthy habits. I became disconnected from my true self in every sense of the word, and I thought that was just how life was meant to feel. I was chasing the ‘I should do this’ safe path rather than the one I knew in my heart I was actually meant to be doing. After having a sinking feeling in my stomach day after day, and just feeling like ‘is this seriously it? I just get a degree, get a house, go to work, tick off the lists… and that’s it?’ things started really bubbling up and getting uncomfortable for me.

Here’s the thing – you will get uncomfortable by your fears, but it’s nowhere near as uncomfortable as the feeling of not being congruent with your heart or reaching your full potential in this lifetime! (*EFF THAT!)


Limited beliefs and fear-based conditioning that had been ingrained into me suddenly started to crack once I realised that I didn’t actually want to go down the path I was on at the time. I didn’t want to keep feeling like crap, and just do the same thing as everyone else. 
It didn’t make me feel anything, 

Second Clue: If you aren’t inspired by the direction your life is going right now, then you have the power to change it! If what you are doing isn’t fulfilling or exciting to you, its OK! But this is your own red-flag indication that it’s not the besttttttt you’ve got to give in this lifetime. It’s not YOUR highest potential. 

Long story short – leaving uni, cleaning things up, and changing my own life through reading personal development books like they were going out of fashion, getting my health back on track and respecting my body again, and re-connecting with myself on a deeper level – I started working as a personal trainer and Les Mills instructor (funny how I was starting to use my voice and speak with a microphone on stage to instruct… getting warmer Trace!), I soon realised I was teaching and helping others in some way, but still not to my greatest capacity. Still not the way I deeply wanted to. 

After many hours of journaling and day-dreaming – I randomly (thanks angels) found the Beautiful You Coaching Academy, and holy shit has my life changed!! This is soo much more than just an academy for coaches!

Lead by the incredible CEO and Founder Julie Parker, this academy is creating a new blueprint of heart-driven coaches, teachers and leaders, and alongside the entire Beautiful You team, is changing the coaching industry not only in Australia, but the World.

The belief that the entire Beautiful You team pour into you, the ongoing support and growth, the regular inspiration days (umm by the way – I am off to Bali next month for the next coaching inspiration training day… pinch me?), the award nights, the personal development journey, regular contacts, the business support, the community of like-minded coaches cheering you on and all of the other countless opportunities that keep pouring in for you to step up and shine is just a smidgen of what you will receive from undergoing this life-changing course.  

And being completely honest – when I signed up for the course I didn’t even know what a ‘Life Coach’ was, but I knew I needed to do this course. I knew I had to help others in a way that felt like I could completely be myself, and write my own rules.

One year after graduating, I know that I am doing what I was put on this Earth to do, and it’s only going to get more fun from here 😉 

spencer_219If you are reading this, then maybe there is something in you that knows you are meant to help others in some way. You are born to be a leader, a teacher, a coach, a healer, or a lightworker, and maybe you just haven’t realised it yet, or you haven’t allowed yourself to believe you can actually do it in your own way. 

Here’s what I want you to know about chasing your dreams and following the vision that your heart holds for you and YOUR life – you don’t need to worry about the ‘hows’ – you just need to follow that invisible pull and show up for the first step. And who care’s if no-one else ‘get’s it’ – YOU get it, and more importantly you feel it. 

If you have an urge to coach, lead, heal, speak, teach, or just have a huge inner fire to serve and impact the lives of others but have no idea how or where to start – then the Beautiful You Life Coaching Course is your foundation, your starting point, and your absolute permission slip to follow that calling.

awardsWinning the 2014-2016 BYCA Emerging Coach of the Year Award leaves me beyond grateful, but what I am proudest of, as a result of undergoing training at the BYCA and being a part of this epic community, is that I am unapologetically emerging more as my true self. 

I am so grateful to be part of a coaching community who are dedicated to elevating the lives of those around them, and I am beyond proud to be called a Beautiful You Life Coach. This academy is changing the game for the coaching industry, and I am so excited to be a part of it.

I am a loud and proud affiliate of the Beautiful You Coaching Academy, and if you are hearing the call louder than ever to step up in your life, I highly suggest you get in touch with the Academy soon. There are only a few places left in their October intake (the final round for 2016) – and I absolutely know it will sell out in the coming weeks.

This course may be calling your name for a reason you can’t quite understand yet – just like it did for me when I first signed up in October 2014, yep – just over a year ago! 

If you take anything from this – coach or no coach – please just start saying YES to the most badass vision you hold for your life and start showing up for it today! If you can see it in your mind, and feel it in your heart, then you can absolutely create it for your life. Trust me on that. 

There is no way it can’t come true unless you just sit there stalking everyone else’s dreams and waiting for yours to show up.

Follow the pull, trust yourself, believe in your awesomeness, create your own story and just say YES and figure the rest out later.

And head’s up, it will be even better than you can imagine now. 

Trace Xx

If you want more information about studying with the Beautiful You Coaching Academy: CLICK HERE or drop me a line! 

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(Alongside the beautiful Jenny Orenstein, Naomi Arnold and Sarah Jensen)

Photographer: Fi Mims Photography