Guided Episode #10 – How I flourished when I stopped trying to fit in.


“Your first impression is your ONLY impression.” Petra Fisher, talking on your presence on LinkedIn.


Petra and I met a few years ago when I attended a great workshop of hers on LinkedIn.  At the event I really got a feel of who Petra is, and she does not disappoint. Fun, sarcastic and just straight-forward about the things that matter the most: YOU and bringing out who you REALLY are in your LinkedIn profile. You could say we have this, being true to yourself, in common.

During the interview she even makes me more aware of how I’m not showing up in my profile! YUP the interviewer becomes the interviewee.  I left it ALL of that in, including our funny false start. You see, it wouldn’t make sense to edit out what makes this truly authentic with a woman who embodies that to the very core of her essence. So, in honor of that I kept it REAL & true to us both. Enjoy.

In this interview you will find out,

  • Petra’s journey in becoming a business owner while holding down a job.
  • How work environment doesn’t align with her personality
  • What she discovered by wearing jeans instead of a suit
  • The one time she took a job but it wasn’t quite her thing.
  • Using her strategy of following her heart (in her words, gut) in chosing how she wants to work (or IF she wants to that day), who she wants to work with, etc…
  • That being herself instead of playing a role made her work feel like magic.

More about Petra:

Petra has been featured on local TV and podcasts around the globe

She shares her tips freely through her blog (when she remembers)

You can also connect with Petra,
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Heart is where home is: Allison Hamilton-Rohe Episode #9

Allison and I met here in the Netherlands in 2014-ish.  Instant friendship from the first minute! You know how when you have a friend you really admire…that is Allison for me. She runs her business from her heart and soul. AND she brought that to this episode of Guided too! 

In our 40-minute plus interview she shares her journey,

  • Of becoming a parent to an Autistic child
  • Losing her mother suddenly
  • Living in a foreign country during all these transitions.
  • Of rebooting her business several times throughout this journey and how she felt about that.
  • Of hearing the heart calling her home in time to be with her father before his passing.

Allison is a natural planner and in this interview she makes a few admissions about how she was required to listen to her heart and not always fall back on a plan. That it isn’t something you can plan for that trusting it is often the hardest part. And she says,

“It gave me strength and courage to listen to that voice and double down on it.”

This interview has something for everyone. Grab your headphones, a good cup of whatever you love, and listen how Allison found that Heart is where her home is.

Episode #8: Ana Tabain: Daring to be different led me to living my life of purpose.

Ana Tabain always knew she wanted to be a teacher.  She dared to move to a city on the other side of her home country, then to the UK, and to the Netherlands following her heart for a better way of living.  Against all evidence of having a life that most wanted, she and her partner constantly question the status quo.  Living life with purpose includes being daring and finding what works well for them in the time and place they are living.

“I’m not going to wait for things to manifest in my life.  I’m going to get them.”

Ana’s life is a marvel of adventure based on her willing to ask and daring to be different from what she was raised to be.  Listen to her amazing story of how she is continuously guided.
You can find out more about Ana Tabain and her work here:
For daily inspiration on holistic living follow Ana on Instagram @ancientwisdom_for_modernliving

Do you want to be GUIDED too? Wanna know how to get started?

If you are longing to start living a life that is guided  by following your heart, then you’ve come to the RIGHT place! The first step in beginning to develop a connection is to get still and listen, on a daily basis.  YEP I’m gonna say it. That means, meditation! 

What’s that you say?  You don’t know “how” to meditate.

No PROBLEM! In the Full Heart Meditation online program, I guide you through a visualization to help connect you back to YOU and your heart and allow for a few minutes of quiet so you can “hear” your answers.

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Episode #7: Sundae Schneider-Bean: Taking a LEAP without a net!

There is no place in Sundae’s life that she doesn’t follow her heart.  She truly lives by it and you will experience this when you listen to this podcast.  I have to admit there were so many good points she made in this interview that I had a difficult time writing a post for it.  Here are the highlights:

Sundae talks about how following your heart happens in the small moments not always in the big LEAP moments.  As Sundae calls it, it’s in the micro-moments.  When I asked her how she found her way to discovering these moments and tapping into her heart she tells a very open and honest story where she lost touch with her body.  This was her wake-up call to look within and do things like, self-care, ask for help, and being a good coach to herself.

 “I had to get a place of suffering before I discovered these strategies.”

She realized that the job she was in was going against her integrity.  She wasn’t directly impacted but she could see that this wasn’t in alignment with who she is.  She made the decision to leave and followed her heart to new opportunities.

It was at this time that she decided to follow a new career path that had no career opportunities in Switzerland for this field. But she went for it and later her dream job found her because of the very education she obtained!   AND BONUS she was also able to ask for what she needed so she could still be with her brand new baby.

“I said YES to my heart and allowed myself to trust that I would find a way.”

Later she tells this story about her Dad.  He said to her once, “Sundae, I really don’t know, if you are really stupid, really smart, or god-damn lucky.” Using her Dad’s logic, she submits…

“It is really a dumb idea.

  • To get a degree in something that does not exist
  • To marry guy from around the world.
  • To quit a lifelong career at the 2nd largest company in Switzerland to pursue a new career and become an entrepreneur. “

This is not to say any of this was easy for Sundae.  She reminds us that it is HARD EARNED for a reason.

Sundae says quite powerfully:

“One of the things that I am so passionate about is about living my life with purpose and with meaning not with what other people think I should do and what I could do.”

She gives a lovely example of how you get to this place of living a purposeful and meaningful life.  It is the difference between feeling pushed versus feeling pulled.  She used this lovely metaphor, “It feels like a cord coming from my heart into the world pulling me towards it.”  A quote she uses as a mantra to guide her: If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.

One thing is for sure, and as you can see in this post, Sundae is truly inspirational because she lives bravely, passionately and by her HEART allowing it to guide her way.

Episode #6: Liz Pimenta – Flying in the face of fear for LOVE

Years ago Liz was struggling with burn out and health issues. She needed a vacation from her life. She looked up an old friend who moved abroad and invited her to visit. Taking a leap of a faith AND facing an old fear, Liz went for it and journeyed across the ocean to find happiness and love all in one place. Come listen to how Liz not once, but twice was Guided to follow her heart.

Episode #5: When intuition saved a life! with Elisabeth van den Berkmortel -Vrouwengeneeskunde

This is an interview with Elisabeth van den Berkmortel of Vrouwengeneeskunde,

Elisabeth knew she was pregnant but the tests and doctors said she wasn’t. Listen to how the journey to Elisabeth’s pregnancy and “keeping” that pregnancy shows how powerful it is to TRUST and FOLLOW your intuition.

More about Elisabeth

Elisabeth started her career as an in-house lawyer working for big financials, but could not find fulfillment in that area of work. After she became a mother of 3 she decided to follow her heart, and change her career completely.

She became a reiki master, brought HypnoBirthing to the Netherlands, became a doula, yoga teacher and also completed her studies as acupuncturist, orthomolecular therapist, hypnotherapist & Mercier massage therapist. She even studied midwifery for 2 years, but since she had no intention of becoming a midwife she decided not to pursue that study.

The connecting factor in all her follow-up studies is the health and welfare of women.

By combining her vast knowledge and skills with her strong intuition, she knows how to tune into her client and to treat multiple levels simultaneously. As a result, the self-restoring ability of the body is reactivated and the client gets awareness and guidance so that she can also make the desired changes in her daily life.