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A True Rebel: Shelley Paxton



There’s an uprising in how America is viewing success–it’s no longer just about security and stability. People want freedom.

Working 40 plus years for one company and selling your time to a corporate entity doesn’t appeal anymore to young professionals. They’re not just seeking money, but purpose and happiness. And that’s where Soulbbatical and Shelley Paxton comes in.

Soulbbatical is a rallying cry to live and lead more courageously, authentically, and purposefully. It’s a call to rebel FOR who you are, what you want, and the impact you want to have in the world. And the first step is to slow down and get reconnected to yourselves and what matters most to you. This message is more relevant now than ever. With the exception of those on the frontlines of this pandemic, the world is essentially on Soulbbatical. Sheltering in place is an opportunity to reflect, rediscover, and reset; and, ultimately, to lay the foundation for creating your best, most fulfilling lives post-pandemic. 

This is the journey that Shelley Paxton took, leaving the corporate world after spending almost three decades stewarding companies like Harley-Davidson, Visa, McDonald’s, and AOL. A marketing and advertising guru, Paxton was living the life many young professionals can only dream about. But she wasn’t completely fulfilled. So, she walked away at the peak of her twenty-six-year marketing career and embarked on a profoundly personal journey to reconnect with her true purpose and deepest desires. She called it her “Soulbbatical” and it  not only changed her life, but it also became her calling. 

Now, Paxton is on a mission to help others become the “Chief Soul Officer” of their own life. 

In her latest book, SOULBBATICAL: A Corporate Rebel’s Guide to Finding Your Best Life (published by Simon and Schuster), Paxton bears all– taking the reader on a sometimes harrowing, often hilarious journey through the illness, divorce, addiction, and tragedy that finally woke her up and sent her on a voyage of soulful discovery. It’s an unconventional, exhilarating, and totally badass road map to discovering what you really want—and getting it. Because no matter how far you’ve strayed from your soul’s true path, it’s never too late for transformation.

She’s currently on a virtual media tour across the country, helping people live and lead courageously and with purpose! These are people who are feeling the constant, day-in-day-out stress of an always on society, but aren’t necessarily looking for a drastic change to become a hermit in the mountains. They’re looking to add mindfulness to their daily lives, but they also need a dedicated and warm community who possesses common shared experiences they can relate to and that’s where Shelley Paxton helps with Soulbbatical. Offering not only personal and group coaching, Paxton’s company also hosts a variety of events, retreats, workshops, and special consulting sessions to help connect rebel leaders who are driving change and teach them how to self-commit and redefine success. 

Author, speaker, and transformational coach who specializes as a burnout fighter and fire re-igniter, Shelly Paxton is a rebel who has made it her personal mission to transform young professionals and guide a new generation of Chief Soul Officers. 

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