Shelley Paxton: A Corporate Rebel’s Guide to Finding Your Best Life

Shelley Paxton: A Corporate Rebel’s Guide to Finding Your Best Life


Episode 96: Shelley Paxton

This week on the show, Shelley Paxton joins me to talk about liberating the souls of leaders and organizations, writing her book “Soulbbatical,” and being the Chief Soul Officer of your own life.

I also shared thoughts on staying longer, moving, and settling down. I am also launching a 10-week group program that I’m calling “The Fireside Wisdom Sessions.”

Shelley and I discuss:

  • Following someone else’s path to success and losing her sense of self along the way
  • Being in her masculine and putting her armours on while operating in the corporate world
  • Being largely on her masculine means being on her protective warrior mode
  • How being in your masculine is largely required in the corporate world
  • Shifting into more courageous and wholehearted leadership and creating that culture
  • Not being able to get into the vulnerable playful space is inhibiting our creativity and our innovation
  • Tapping into your creativity and acknowledging your truth
  • Understanding and knowing your soul
  • Principles to Soulbbatical
  • Authenticity as the truest form of rebellion
  • Be careful of the compromises you make in your life
  • The top leader should set the tone, expectations, and what success and reward would look like
  • Identifying the misalignment after getting to know yourself and soul better
  • Soulbbatical is about a way of living
  • Being a Chief Soul Officer of your own life means living by those 5 principles
  • Following your soul’s process

More about Shelley

Shelley Paxton is a Chicago-based author, speaker, and professional coach. She spent twenty-six years as a highly regarded marketing and advertising executive stewarding some of the world’s most iconic brands, including Harley-Davidson, Visa, McDonald’s, and AOL. In 2016 she left the corporate world to launch her own company, with the mission to liberate the souls of leaders and organizations by inspiring them to realize their greatest purpose and potential. As a certified professional coach, she works with executives at Fortune 100 companies like Lowe’s and Mars, Inc, as well as private individuals and entrepreneurs. She holds a marketing degree from Boston College, and recently graduated from iPEC, one of the country’s premier coaching certification programs. Paxton’s a member of 4PC, Rich Litvin’s exclusive community for extraordinary leaders and coaches, and has been selected to train with Brene Brown on her upcoming Dare to Lead project.

She christened herself Chief Soul Officer and called the journey her Soulbbatical. It did more than change her life, it became her calling.

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