The Heart of the Phoenix: Becoming One’s Self

With Featured Guest



Top Takeaways From This Episode

  • Sometimes you have to allow yourself to grow, despite the people around you who want you to stay the same.
  • You have to experience life in all its “ick” to find your wings, risks will hurt, but it will become worth it.
  • Take time to celebrate yourself, just being alive is something amazing.

The Importance of Name

It takes a very strong, self-assured person to change their name! But it’s imperative that we truly identify with our names. They must fit us, to the core. When this week's guest, Sloane, took a good look at her life, she realized her given name wasn’t fit for the future she was shaping. Sloane is a name with Irish roots that means Warrior. And that’s just what this guest is. 

“Everything Felt So Much Lighter” 

Sloane started her journey as a corporate attorney. Though she “created success” she ended up feeling depleted and running on low in this male-dominated industry. She was sleeping only 3-4 hours a night, becoming a workaholic to build her law firm. Slowly, however, she began to not just help her clients with law, but also coach them on mindset and growth. A little over three years ago, she sold the law firm to become a full-time coach. It was at this moment she felt the most “her” she ever had.

And yet, she was lonely. Sloane broke up with her long-term partner, put all of her relationships on hold, and spent 4-5 months working on herself. Despite her business growing, she understood that it wasn’t quite “right.” She’d been coaching lawyers to build law firms, and that was never her end goal. She couldn’t “see her way out” and was scared to change her life too drastically.

But through the ashes of Sloane’s life, she created something beautiful. The Phoenix Collective is the community element of her coaching business. Women supporting each other to grow into their highest selves. 

You Will Survive

Sloane created her life with every intention she could. She road mapped how she wanted it, but that doesn’t mean it was easy. The path required vulnerability, honesty with herself and also with the people around her. Sloane began speaking her truth despite possible rejection and hurt. Not easy for a self-described “recovering people pleaser.” 

Incorporating intentional living is powerful. Whether it’s a glow stick dance party or buying yourself chocolates and taking yourself on a date. Small moments of joy help Sloane immensely along her journey and allows her to stay grounded in her life’s dreams.

About Sloane

Sloane is an entrepreneur, leading Warriors of Heart which incorporates communities, retreats, and coaching. She has Instagram and Facebook, where you can find more of her content. On her website, you can join The Society, a collective of women working together to bring themselves to their best selves.

Giving is Good

Sloane supports Dawn of Freedom, an organization that works to eliminate child sex trafficking. Dawn of Freedom works on many fronts, including brothel raids in Asia, rehabilitating women and girls who were victims of sex trafficking, and educating communities. For every woman Sloane coaches, she donates to Dawn of Freedom to help them further their mission of protecting and freeing our girls from trafficking. 

"I have really honest, authentic relationships and I'm not available for anything else."

- Sloane

Meet your Host, <em style="color:teal">Heather Vickery<em>

Meet your Host, Heather Vickery

Heather Vickery is an award-winning business owner and global leader with over 20 years as an entrepreneur. She leverages her entrepreneurial skills and expertise to coach individuals towards greater personal and professional fulfillment by helping them leverage their fear into intentional bravery. Heather says “When we choose bravely, on purpose, we choose bigger, have bigger successes and it’s contagious” A celebrated public speaker, Heather inspires audiences and empowers attendees with the tools they need to live bold and successful lives through creating balance, time management, mindfulness, as well as countless systems, strategies, and boundaries. She’s the author of Gratitude Journal: Shift Your Focus and Grow Grateful: A Gratitude Journal for Kids and Families. Heather is also the host and executive producer of The Brave Files Podcast.

The Brave Files Podcast is supported by....

libro.fm audiobooks

By choosing Libro.fm over other audiobook services, you support a local bookstore of your choice—and invest in your local community. They offer over 150,000 audiobooks via their premium platform (which was built with love from scratch) and give you bookseller recommendations for great audiobooks.

Proceeds from audiobooks purchased through Libro.fm are shared with your local bookstore. Your community sees 25% more money when you shop locally rather than at a national chain. More of your tax dollars are also reinvested into your community and you help create more local jobs because local businesses, bookstores included, are better at creating higher-paying jobs within the community.

Buying local is also better for the environment because it means less packaging and less transportation. Plus, digital audiobooks have an even smaller carbon footprint.

Purchasing your audiobooks from Libro.fm helps you nurture your community’s uniqueness! Local bookstores curate their selection based on what they know their community members are interested in. When you buy from local booksellers, you are participating in the conversation that shapes your local culture.

Grab your Free Trial and FREE Audio Book Now!

For you, the listeners of The Brave Files podcast, Libro.fm is offering a free audiobook with a free 30-day trial to give you the opportunity to check out their service.