Step Into Greatness!

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Big news! After many requests, I’m relaunching my private life coaching practice– available WORLDWIDE! Please check out my services below and contact me if you’re ready to step into your greatness! No dream is too big or too small for these shoes:

STEP INTO GREATNESS COACHING WITH SHANNON BINDLER

We all want to live in our own shoes; to walk our own unique path, but it’s much easier to stay on the well-groomed trail that we’re “supposed” to take. It’s no wonder that from a young age most of us have been encouraged to minimize our wins, dim our lights, and draw safely within the lines. Creativity and vulnerability go hand in hand. Yes, it’s really scary to go after a dream… that’s why you have me. The self-love doctor is in!

I’ll walk with you, motivate and inspire you to recognize your greatness and encourage you to dial up your creative wattage. We’ll out-maneuver the self-doubt that’ll inevitably show up. In weeks, you’ll be dreaming BIG. Where you once saw a pathway filled with obstacles, you’ll notice possibilities.

We dream big and we MOVE on those imaginings. Dreams without actions are just wishes. I prescribe grounded, realistic action steps that turn your aspirations into REALITY. Most people turn around and go home when their goal feels overwhelming and out of reach. No dream is too bold for these shoes. We’ll take it together, step-by-step, until you arrive at your destination!

Oh yeah, and if you like fashion, you’re in the right place. I believe shoes and clothing can be used as spiritual medicine. Other coaches use mala beads, incense or crystals as spiritual tools. We’ll work with shoes (and other stylish accessories) to help you visualize and stay motivated. Watch my TEDx talk on the subject.

My clients leave our time together with a fierce sense of confidence. Each has blazed a distinctive trail. Some have become New York Times best-selling authors, others have created acclaimed art exhibitions and film projects and started successful businesses. Most importantly, all own their GREATNESS in whatever they set out to do. Sometimes ideas fail, but I’ve never worked with anyone who’s regretted trying. No dream is too small or too grand.

Are you ready to roll? Let’s put on our superhero shoes and get started.

3-Session Starter Series:
In three one-hour sessions we’ll uncover your dream, dispel what might be stopping you, and set up a series of realistic action steps.
$375 ($125/session)

6-Session Get Moving Series:
In six one-hour sessions you will gain clarity, squash limiting beliefs and thoughts, start moving with concrete action steps, and follow through even when the path ahead feels impossible.
$690 ($115/session)

9-Session Dreams to Reality Coaching Program:
In nine one-hour sessions you’ll realize what it is you really want, identify limiting beliefs and internal conflicts of interest, create an action plan, overcome roadblocks, and move forward fearlessly. This is my signature-coaching package with hundreds of success stories. This package is recommended for anyone with a long-term goal that requires consistent action (ie. writing a book, starting a business, marketing campaign, etc.)
$900 ($100/session)

SINGLE Session:
A single session tune-up can be use during life emergencies, transitions, or when you’re feeling off and need a reminder of who you truly are. Available to those who have had THREE sessions or MORE.
$150

 

Contact me here or via email: ShannonBindler(at)me(dot)com to schedule an appointment. Sessions are available in person in Los Angeles and worldwide via Skype, phone, or Google Hangout.

How I Became a Shoeologist

Shoeologist Shannon Bindler

Shoe⋅ol⋅o⋅gist
n. a person who studies shoes and the effects they have on the mind and behavior.

That’s me—I’m a Shoeologist. How does one become a Shoeologist? Well, I’ll tell you. For the past several years, I’ve worked as a Style Editor and Life Coach and have been referred to as a “couture hippy,” which means I love exploring spirituality (I even have a Masters in Spiritual Psychology) but also have a great passion for clothing— from designer to vintage, knockoff to haute couture. Some might consider fashion frivolous, but I’ve never put down the important role it plays in my life. A girl’s got to look good to feel good, right? And I don’t know about you, but when I visualize my future, it certainly includes a pair of killer heels. I’ve found shoes can sometimes be the best therapy around. They inspire, motivate, and keep me centered.

I discovered this was real for me a few years ago during a meditation retreat, when a fellow student accused me of being materialistic. I was upset by my choice of shoes for the day—but did that mean I was materialistic? I truly admired spiritual leaders—think Gandhi and Mother Theresa—who had forsaken material possessions to focus on inner peace. True, I owned a meticulously curated shoe collection, which I kept organized not only by style and function but also by the way the shoes made me feel. (My guess is that lots of women organize their shoes this way, at least subconsciously…) Somewhere inside, I knew there was something special going on with my relationship to footwear.

My big “sole awakening” happened when I was having one of “those days.” I felt blue and off balance and couldn’t shake it. I glanced at my feet and wondered if my wobbly heels had something to do with my unsteady state? I kicked them off and slid on a pair of ballerina flats I keep in the back of my car for emergencies. I suddenly felt more grounded than I had all day—not just physically but emotionally, too. I love the elegant simplicity of a ballerina flat; the versatile design works comfortably with almost any outfit. I envisioned myself moving with a dancer’s steadiness. My shoes supported my posture and helped me shift my inner experience.

I playfully tapped the heels of my soles. Something came over me… What if there was a shoe that could help with almost any situation? Could shoes be used to help heal a broken heart, for example? Could they give you strength? A sense of peace? Rev up your sex life? It was in that moment that my calling as a Shoeologist began.

I started by scouring Amazon for books that might tie into my newly invented profession. I stumbled upon some NASA—yes, really, NASA—research about forming new habits and found myself engrossed. The study showed that when we repeatedly think a thought, physical changes in the brain occur making it easier to think that thought and, more importantly, act on it. Basically, repeating positive thoughts can actually reprogram your brain and behavior. No joke! The rocket scientists say so.

While it wouldn’t be on the same level as a NASA experiment, I wondered if I could use this forming-­new-habits approach with my shoes? I could pick a pair that would act as a reminder of what I wanted, then focus on my goal while stepping into the shoes in the morning. Getting dressed was often my favorite part of the day, so it’s not like I’d forget to do it. And since the shoes drove the other sartorial choices I’d make, it seemed like a good fit.

My shoe closet became my medicine cabinet, and I became the pharmacist. I dove into footwear history, studying thousands of shoes. I used that knowledge to line up shoes with corresponding qualities, creating my “Shoe (Rx) Prescriptions.” I didn’t stop until I had uncovered a “sole­-ution” for just about every issue my life might present.

I wasn’t concerned with price tags or brand names. I focused on a shoe’s design and history, which together held the power of each quality I wanted to embrace and empower in myself. The prescriptions worked just as well with designer shoes as they did with H&M knock­offs and the pairs I borrowed from my sisters. The positive results came from what I created while wearing them.

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If you love shoes as much as I do, you may be curious to learn how to hone their powers for yourself, so I’ve created this pharmacopoeia of shoes, arranged by the qualities I see in them. Maybe it will help you look at your own shoes in a different light and even help you use them to feel better about yourself.

I’ve used these Sole Prescriptions with dozens of women, all with encouraging results. While meditation and/or visualization can work well for some people, for others, shoes are just what the Doctor ordered. Stepping into a new sense of self is easy with a shoe prescription. Simply put, I believe you can change your life, one shoe at a time!

 

I’d love to hear from you. Feel free to contact me.

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