Jill Shinn, MA, helps people remember who they are and why they’re here. She’s a transformation/purpose coach, licensed marriage and family therapist, teacher, speaker, and author of the book, Remembering Who You Are: A Guide to Spiritual Awakening and Inner Peace. Jill connects people with their higher guidance so that they find their purpose, learn to love themselves more, heal their relationships, addictions, etc., and enjoy having a trustworthy source of inner guidance they can turn to at any time, for any purpose.
I was an odd child—an artist, a junior philosopher, and a seeker of answers to why we are here and what we are meant to be doing. I spent a lot of time alone: reading, journaling, watching I Dream of Jeannie and Bewitched, and wondering what had happened to my magical powers. My young life felt like it was in black and white, and I wanted technicolor!
Over the years, I pursued my two passions, art/design and all things psycho-spiritual. For a long time, I wondered which was my true purpose, which I should pursue as a career. I went back and forth, and wondered where I’d eventually land. First, I earned a bachelor’s degree in interior design, and worked in that field for awhile. But then I decided to get my master’s degree in transpersonal psychology (counseling). This was intensely fulfilling, and I wondered what that “design thing” had been about.
After counseling for a few years, I took time off to raise my children. During the early years of staying at home, I rekindled a passion from my youth—cake decorating! Before long, I was busy creating highly unique cakes for special people who were celebrating special occasions. (I was now realizing that the “design thing” was meaningful after all!) It wasn’t until a few years later, though, when I’d returned to serious transformation and purpose-seeking work (with purpose guru Tim Kelley) that I realized my true calling.
It turned out that art/design within the psycho-spiritual realm was my special gift. It was about creatively helping and guiding people to see their specialness and true colors. In it’s highest form, it involves a different kind of interior design: the transforming and beautifying of one’s inner world. And, as with the special cakes, it is my purpose to honor and celebrate the uniqueness and individuality of the people I am meant to serve.
Regardless of what medium I practice, it is my gift to see into the specialness of people’s souls and help them see that for themselves. Today, as a coach/therapist, teacher, and writer, I use this to beautify and transform people’s relationship with self, and to guide them forward on their uniquely individual and purposeful path.