What does it mean to live from your authentic self? How does it feel? Why does it matter?
To be authentic is to be genuinely real.
When you’re authentic you speak with your own voice and align with your values. You stand in the place of your personal power.
Authenticity means you’re in integrity — with who you are and what you stand for. You draw from your Wise Self, the sacred seat of Wisdom that lies within you. But living in a way that’s congruent with our authentic self isn’t always easy.
If you’ve lost your way or your voice has gone mute, if you’ve forgotten who you are or you’ve never known, you can find the way back to the real you.
Authenticity feels like freedom.
It’s being in your natural state of joy, peace, harmony and abundance.
You understand your power to create.
You do work you love.
There’s no pretending: you live your own life, with your own storyline.
You speak, write and sing with your own voice.
You have the courage to live your truth.
You shed everything that no longer fits and reclaim the real you.
You become your own magic wand.
This is the most important work you can do.
Claiming your power, voice and values and integrating all of it into your life is the most profound battle, the battle for your soul. This is the journey of the courageous warrior. It’s a trek worth taking.
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”
― C.G. Jung
I’m a business coach, an integrator, a spiritual teacher. I work with amazing women who are committed to connecting with their sacred voice and using that to create impactful, transformative work in the world. Women who are not just in a career but in their vocation – from the Latin to call. I am deeply familiar with that journey.
I’ve worked with voice for many years. Crafting and sharing the voice of corporations led me to helping entrepreneurs and microbusinesses to do the same. I’ve worked with a lot of solo entrepreneurs, especially heart-centered women, whose personal voice, and that of their business, were often the same. Over time, my work evolved as clients asked me to help them dive deeply into authentic voice and how that manifests in their work.
My professional path has been very eclectic which speaks to the non-linear process of heeding the call of sacred voice. A common thread throughout my life is my deep connection to Spirit which has shown up in how I serve the world: in my business coaching, through my practice as a Feng Shui master, and as an Integrative Living designer.
I have a passion for helping women tap into their sacred voice and express that through their vocation. In a world that increasingly feels ungrounded, disconnected and filled with chatter, we are in desperate need of women inspired, called and speaking truth to the world.
The Official Bio
For more than 25 years Kimberly Manning, MA, CLC, has assisted businesses, entrepreneurs and private clients define the voice of their brands. Her work has evolved to help women find new ways of being: by claiming their sacred voice, vision, and power and integrating that into their life and work.
In addition to Bachelor of Science in Honors Science, Kim holds a Master of Arts in Environmental Arts and is a Certified Life Coach. She has published numerous articles, her first at age 9 on women’s empowerment. Kim has taught at the university level and is a frequent presenter on topics related to making life and work authentic. She is a Feng Shui Master and was a founding member of the Boston School of Feng Shui. Kim speaks three and a half languages, enjoys knitting and dances a mean salsa.
Muses, Magic and More
I’m inspired by people who live from their center and dance with wild abandon. I admire woo-woo entrepreneurs, life artists and underdogs. A path through the woods is my muse.
I’m moved by the moon, the sea and poetry. Family, my Xdogs and stories of personal transformation fill me with joy.
These days I’m making magic with A Course in Miracles, heralding a new way to be. I’m a spiritual thinker who is firmly grounded and deeply connected. I welcome new friends to the journey.