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Careers in the Arts Interviews : 2009 : Valery Satterwhite

Creative Careers in the Arts Interviews

Valery Satterwhite: Empowering the Wizard Within

By Molly Anderson-Childers

Valery SatterwhiteValery Satterwhite specializes in helping people connect to their desires and live their dreams. Her Empower the Wizard Within program is an exciting way to give your life a creative kick-start. She also works as an Artist Mindset Mentor and Coach, helping clients to live deliciously creative lives. Welcome to Creativity Portal, Valery!

Q: When and how did you first discover your own Inner Wizard™?

A: I discovered my Inner Wizard at a very young age. It spoke to me all the time, inspiring me and expressing what my heart longed for. I struggled in life because I didn't honor and listen to this voice of my intuition and truth. Instead, I followed advice and direction from others and, in doing so, gave up my authenticity and personal power. I gave up my dream of being a dancer, gave up on allowing myself to express my truth. I lost touch with what inspired me, what gave me energy, what expressed my very soul.

Inner WizardQ: What led you to start empowering and expressing your Inner Wizard's desires, and how do you facilitate this process in others?

A: There was a defining moment about 5 years ago when I said to myself, "I am DONE with this way of living. I will not, spend the rest of my life in quiet longing and desperation!"

In that moment a calm, powerful, knowing voice within me said "You can live the creative and delicious life you dream of, and mentor others to do the same."

Now, I mentor and coach others to express their truth and live the creative and delicious life they dream of. To help others live an empowered, joyful and authentic life, I first help them rediscover who they are. So many people live through their conditioning- they've forgotten who they came into the world to be. They've lost touch with their natural talents, passions and desires.

A person can get really good at living contrary to their nature, but it's exhausting. People who are chronically tired or still don't know who they want to be when they grow up are classic examples of people who are out of touch with who they are at their deepest core.

Reconnecting with your authentic self is profoundly empowering. The next step is to examine the belief systems that 'run' the feelings, choices and outcomes currently experienced. We examine thought patterns, and look at what creates stress, how people get in their own way, or hold themselves back from what they desire. We examine what works and what doesn't, and why.

In the examination process we shine new light, form new perspectives, and integrate new thoughts and belief systems that are in alignment with their truth, purpose and passion in life. This enables them to successfully create a life experience that feeds their soul, energizes them, and makes their heart sing.

Q: Can you discuss the Inner Wizard Journal you've created to help others in their creative journey? What inspired you to create the journal? What makes it a unique and useful tool?

A: Journaling is one of the best ways to tap into your Inner Wizard. There is something powerful about putting your innermost thoughts down on paper. The Journal reflects back to you — even as you write — what you are expressing, what you are feeling and your deepest unspoken thoughts.

In this reflection, in this new light, you can examine your thoughts, form new perspectives, dig even deeper to reveal what you really long for as you unearth your truth. You will begin the dialogue with your Inner Wizard — that part of you that knows who you are and what you long to experience.

I created the Journal, complete with empowering Wizard Wizdom tips and inspiring quotes, because journaling is such a transformational experience. It is my gift to anyone who engages in a series of Empower the Wizard Within sessions with me.

Your Inner Wizard supports you as you express your full creative potential. Your Inner Wizard is always by your side, leading you every step of the way as you playfully turn your dreams and desires into very real experiences. My goal and intention is to reconnect you with this internal resource, so that you are fully able to tap into this wisdom whenever you are challenged or seek inspiration.

Q: Tell our readers about the CORE Multidimensional Awareness Profile, or CORE MAP. It's not just another personality profile! Can you take us through the process of creating this self-awareness profile, and show how users can benefit from this knowledge?

A: My dear friend and colleague, Sherry Buffington PhD, developed the CORE Multidimensional Awareness Profile to look beneath the surface of the conditioned person.

People often confuse the CORE Multidimensional Awareness profile with a personality profile. There are a lot of personality profiles that do a very good job of revealing who a person THINKS she is. Often times, this is more a reflection of their conditioning than their true nature. If you don't like a personality profile result, then the result does NOT reflect who you are. You love who you really are, without exception. What you long for is also in alignment with who you are. That's why you yearn for that experience!

So many people are living inauthentic lives instead of their truth. They've been living this way for so long, they think it's who they are. As Thoreau said, "The masses of men lead lives of desperation and go to their graves with the song still in them." An inauthentic life is a desperate life. The CORE Multidimensional AWARENESS Profile is empowering — it will make you aware of who you really are on all dimensional levels.

As a trained and certified CORE MAP facilitator I determine what traits and preferences are conditioned and what are true natural traits and preferences. I look for what triggers stress and anxiety, and what behavior patterns are exhibited under stress.

The test results give me a roadmap for the personal facilitation process. I look for inconsistencies and examine them with the client. Through further questioning we are able to reveal true nature — authenticity.

Once the results are revealed I work to empower my clients so they can express their truth and potential authentically. They learn to live in alignment with who they really are and what they really want. They learn how they get in their own way, and how to make newer and better choices. Clients develop new ways of approaching life that engage and energize them.

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