My Friend, there will be trouble on your way to purpose, but center yourself around God, and he’ll make a way.
— Shawanna Denise

I am often told that I am like the guru of the group. Maybe it’s because I have this sort of uncanny way about myself and I can see and read people so openly. I like to link that side of me to the spiritual calling that God has placed on my life since I was a young girl. While the many struggles I had to withstand but endured, my heart always comes back to that secret place where Matthew 6:6 tells me “But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you”. Living a steadfast life in prayer is how any of us can face whatever life throws our way; there is always comfort in Jesus, and he’s that secret place where we throw all of our burdens to.

As a self-made entrepreneur and Life Coach, my mission and purpose is to use my experiences and educational background to help people harness their God-given talents in every area of their lives, through living authentically, self-love, personal development, motivation, and healing.

I have an unyielding passion for guiding and helping individuals and is naturally drawn to influencing others through compassion and understanding. Choosing to be a stay at home mom for the past ten years, with the support of my husband, I often wondered if there was more to my life and what was my purpose. A few years ago, I began to take constant note of how my family and friends would always talk to me about their relationships, spiritual life, business endeavors and self-image.

Though I was pursuing my cosmetology diploma, in the back of my mind, it just wasn’t right for me. I knew I wasn’t living a God fulfilled life because I honestly felt that what I was doing was not going to give me meaning. As time went on, I continued to focus on other avenues instead of what I knew I was divinely called to do. I followed my husband’s lead in different business endeavors until I decided to just go for it. The thing is, I didn’t know that it would take my mom’s death to alter my life and for me to experience God and others more deeply. I am learning to look at the world from a spiritual perspective, where life becomes crystal clear, and I understand that love is where it all begins.

Now as a certified Life Coach (I like to call myself a Soul Coach), certified Reiki Practitioner, with a B.S. in Psychology, and a current graduate student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling; my dreams are to become a professional therapist through further education and clinical supervision. I know that I am walking in divine right, favor, and purpose. I hope to open my practice focusing on children, families, and mental illnesses. Currently, I own an online boutique called Christina’s Glam which was launched in 2018 along with my youngest sister as a way to honor our mom. I am also a pursuing writer and continue my life coaching skills through various certifications.

*Shawanna Harris is an ordained minster and is qualified to legally practice reiki with permission from her clients. Certifications and Credentials of Ministry are available for proof of service.