by Shelley Paxton
Meet Shelley Paxton, the former Harley-Davidson executive who walked away at the peak of her twenty-six-year marketing career and set out on a profoundly personal journey to reconnect with her true purpose and deepest desires. She called it her “soulbattical,” and it not only changed her life, it became her calling, a pilgrimage she shares in Soulbattical: A Corporate Rebel’s Guide to Finding Your Best Life.
Part memoir, part manifesto, and part interactive guide, Soulbattical follows Paxton on a sometimes harrowing, often hilarious journey through the illness, divorce, addiction, and tragedy that finally woke her up. Along the way, Paxton offers readers tips on self-discovery, inviting them to reconnect with their deepest desires to live their most authentic, courageous, and purposeful life. At the heart of Paxton’s message is S.O.U.L.—a framework Paxton developed to aid readers in moving from belief to action in their pursuit of truth and authenticity:
- SHOW UP: SOULBBATICAL encourages readers to commit to themselves and verbalize the truths they want to manifest in their lives.
- OWN IT: SOULBBATICAL is a call to responsibility, reminding readers that they are the only ones that can manifest their destiny.
- UNLEASH IT: SOULBBATICAL challenges readers to put actions behind their intentions and watch the Universe respond.
- LIVE IT: Readers learn to create boundaries and make choices that serve their calling, even if they don’t feel ready.
An unconventional, badass roadmap to becoming the boss of your own life, SOULBBATICAL will inspire readers to launch themselves into a new world of possibility. And to do a little soul-searching along the way.
About the author: 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.