~ Graduate Diploma of Psychology - University of New England (completing final subject)
~ Graduate Diploma of Nutrition - Deakin University
~ Certified Life Coach - Clique Academy
~ EFT Certificate - Clique Academy
~ NLP Certificate - Centre of Excellence
~ Bachelors of Journalism and Arts - University of Queensland
~ Yoga Teacher Training 200 hrs - Santosha Yoga Institute
~ Meditation Teacher Training - Santosha Yoga Institute
I’m Ashleigh James, and I'm a Certified Spiritual Life & Mindset Coach specialising in helping women transform their lives, awake to their true, most authentic self and create a soul-aligned life. I'm also a qualified holistic nutritionist.
Helping women along on their spiritual journey to awakening is something I'm SUPER passionate about.
Our patriarchal society has bred a culture of women who are not in their power and who are living unconsciously. They know something is missing, something is not right, but they don't understand what or how to change things, and reconnect with their divine nature. This breeds lack of confidence, self dount, self sabotage and deep feelings of unworthiness.
I recognise this because I've been through this myself.
In 2013 I hit rock bottom – I was 26 and I had moved to Dubai alone for a corporate career in marketing. Having left all my family in Australia, and the friends, boyfriend and colleagues in London where I had been living, things turned very dark, very quickly for me.
I began drinking heavily, I was crippled with anxiety, depression and loneliness, and an eating disorder I had been battling on and off for over 10 years finally came to an ugly head. One night while I was there I had an experience which can only be described as an awakening. I was lying on the bathroom floor, it was midnight and I could feel my soul crack open. I realised I had to make HUGE changes in my life or else I would be heading down the path of full-blown self-destruction – I was genuinely scared of what I was capable of.
I felt lost, alone, unfulfilled, and disconnected to who I KNEW I was truly meant to be in this life. So I started looking inward; I started meditating and reading books on spirituality. I started studying nutrition in an effort to heal myself from my eating disorder.
I started diving deep into the ancient teachings of Buddhism, Taoism and Tantra. I studied psychology to understand the way the mind and brain works, and I began a profound journey of self-love, personal development and spirituality that I am still on today.
I deepened my connection to the divine source and sprit of the universe, I started to become aware of how my mind was controlling me, and I started to break free from patterns of self-destruction, self doubt and unworthiness.Today I have completely transformed my life.
I healed myself from my eating disorder, I completed degrees in nutrition and psychology, completed my coaching course, I built a successful coaching and nutrition business and I'm now a consultant to the wellness industry in Sydney.
Ultimately I became awake to my true self, and started living as that person. I now live my life with authenticity, without fears, and with a deep love and acceptance for who I am.
What I have learnt and what I now know for sure is that we have the ability to stand in our power, to create a life that lights our soul on fire, that everything we want is not only available to us, but wants us too.
There is a reason you are here reading this. What awaits you on the otherside of working with me is a freedom that you've not known before. It's deep, unconditional self-love, confidence and power. It's an end to self-sabotage and an end to letting fears stop you from owning your truth.