2nd March 2017 13:10 | 0 comments

I sat watching Trump address Congress, according to him from his heart, and my commentary went something like this.

“What is this muppet show!? Why are they even cheering Melania? What has she ever done? Oh my god look at his smug face. And those two smug idiots behind him, Ryan and Pence, “we’ve got the power now nah nah nah nah nah.” Trevor why are you watching this?! How can you watch this!? Oh my god now they are cheering at the Dakota Pipeline, ripping up the beauty of our planet with an oil field. What ignorance, yes let’s all cheer along making money from heartless destruction. Oh now they are cheering at professing to dispel violence and poverty. Easy to do sitting on billions, whilst radiating hatred, creating it, transmitting violent communication completely unaware of their impact. Do they have any intelligence at all? Low life, vile, self righteous and so stupid ugh…..” And so it went on.

Until I caught myself. And took a breath.

Sunset

I’d allowed myself to get swept up into the divisiveness, the conflict, the separation, the hatred spewing out in America’s dark night of the soul.

Until I stopped myself.

I’m so lucky to work with Simon Haas, author, The Book of Dharma, Making Enlightened Choices. In teaching yoga philosophy he talks about the dark night of a soul being a calling to sacred love.

And so let this be our calling.

Every time we see Trump and his cronies spewing hateful, violent communication, let this be our calling to love; a reminder to connect even more deeply to our hearts, to compassion, to kindness.  Let it be our reminder to choose to listen to and be guided by our hearts to fulfil our true nature and purpose, to perpetuate calm peacefulness, substance, generosity and love.

And let us make this our business.

The day after Prince died I was deeply moved listening to Van Jones speaking about Prince. He shared that Prince’s message was “Turn your creative spirit into an economic force for good”, his call to action to young African Americans.

Let it be a call to action for all of us.

I’m running a pilot of True Business Online Course, to lead with your creative spirit and heart in business. To develop your business around your true nature and purpose and enjoy deep fulfilment, make a positive difference and a financial profit.

Whether you are starting out, a flourishing solo entrepreneur, small business owner, or working in a corporate with a desire to do what you came here for, True Business is a 5-week online course designed for you to explore the business your heart and creative spirit is called to create and grow now.

Normally £195, the pilot is £95 for a lifetime membership so you can create your business approach year on year. It’s for a minimum of 10 people, maximum of 20 so there is plenty of time and space for connection and guidance; and all in a global community of likeminded, encouraging, supportive people building their businesses with heart, compassion and intuition. All I ask is that you give plenty of feedback!

It starts on Monday 27 March 2017 and if you’d love to join us you can register here.

True Business Is Harmony with Nature

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5th May 2016 10:02 | 0 comments

jim poyner documentary photography, www.jimpoyner.co.uk, Jules Wyman, York,

Yesterday I sat down with Jules Wyman, Confidence Coach and Speaker to explore her purpose and message. Jules is a participant in the PR with Heart Online Course and growing global community.

Here Jules dispels the myths around confidence and the damage they cause, shares what confidence actually is, and what to do if you have a ‘wobble’.  Check her out and leave your comments on the youtube interview and share the video if you’d like to.

During this 15 minutes together it finally landed for me what confidence actually is. And so inspired by Jules, I’ve decided to turn this into a ‘Women with a Message’ Youtube series and interview women from the PR with Heart Online Course about their purpose and message.

Suddenly I can see how video is becoming my main channel of communication, which my intuition has been sharing with me all along. More coming soon….

And now I know this is a video series I’ll even look into the camera next time.

Enjoy your confidence.

x

If you’d love to join us for the next PR with Heart Online Course and grow your visibility, audience and impact naturally with grace and ease you can sign up here.

And you can reach Jules Wyman here.

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28th April 2016 15:53 | 6 comments

One month on it was a real joy to catch up with each woman attending March 2016’s PR with Heart Antigua to find out how they were doing now and the impact on their business. Here’s what they had to share…

Retreat

Nikola King, Founder, Infinite Essence 

“I arrived in Antigua with a temporary project and came back with a business.

I went to Antigua with a deep rooted belief that I was not a business woman. I came home with a business and owning that I was the Global Ambassador for it. This is a huge life and energy shift. It facilitated what I’ve been waiting a very long time for. I have clarity about my business and who I am within that. My whole life feels very grounded. I know exactly who I am and what I’m here to do.

One month on I have a crystal clear vision and assuredness I’ve seldom felt. I sense strongly that I can’t be moved from my centre even with all the external energies and influences in the world.

I’ve been very ethereal in the past. Antigua gave me the desire and knowing that I needed to ground my work. I want to be here and do this work. It gave me the vision of the impact of my work and other women around me who are here to make seismic differences from our creative hearts and I want to be a part of that.”

Thea on the Beach

Thea Allison, Founder, Big Bang Creations

“One month on I am incredibly grateful. Both to you Kat, for having created the structure (PR with Heart Antigua) and to myself for getting myself there. The impact of it, the energy of the sun, sea and Antiguan vibes, is now a part of me.

The PR plan I created has landed and is the focus for my business. Knowing my market has brought a focus that excites me, and that absolute clarity of knowing where to put my energy is showing in results.

I highly recommend it to others, without a doubt. It’s very good value for money, a wonderful experience and if we are going to be women out in the world we have to give ourselves what we love. Otherwise we will be women putting ourselves out in the world in burn out.”

Jenna Yhearm

Jenna Yhearm, Founder, Gumption

“It was a perfect week of bliss and being focused.

One month on I feel calm and focused. Being at one with myself that week, with positive people, allowed me to remind myself who I am and why I am doing my business. This has stayed with me.

My purpose and message are integrated into every decision I now make in the business. I first stop and consider why I am making the decision and who will it affect. I’m much more conscious, it’s always there.

I’m hugely positive and confident about my future. I know exactly where I’m going in my business, so there is no day-to-day panic. I’m clear on my path and I’ll gently take the steps, I know what the end goal is.“

Tuning In

PR with Heart Programme…

“I loved the structure and your facilitation was great. You held the end result passionately and it was gentle, forgiving, open and you honoured the true agenda of each of us. We had the freedom to get there in our own way and own time and that gave it integrity and the end results real power. It was fun. You gave me blindingly valuable insights into growing my business.”

“The course quite simply and profoundly takes you on the journey you need to go on. I loved the way it all came together. You held the space beautifully. The simplicity and beauty of the work is that it takes you to the deep places you need to go in a safe and supportive way.”

“I had no idea what to expect I just knew I had to be in Antigua. Half way through I was genuinely surprised that the work we had done throughout the week was pulled together into such a clear, and such a simple plan. I hadn’t expected it to be so succinct. It was perfectly clear, perfectly outlined, no doubts. That was genius.”

Villa Amazing Relax

Villa Amazing…

“I loved the villa – it held us in a safe space when arriving in a country you don’t know. To be up on the hill was wonderful. It gave us the platform to be together and to also have our own space. Perfect.”

“The villa was wonderful, perfect for what we were doing, a lovely space to be together, intimate, comfortable with space to be on your own as well when you wanted to.”

Sunset

Antigua…

“I’ve completely fallen in love with Antigua. The people are so calm and chilled it allows the rest of us to be calm and relaxed. I want to go back.”

“Antigua is a place I’ll return to for insights, clarity and support in my business.”

“Antiguan people are so warm, down to earth and so unattached they are very freeing and relaxing to be with.”

“The energy of Antigua is incredibly supportive without it challenging you. It aligns you and brings you in tune with nature. The energies are beautiful facilitating a clarity, truth and strength to proceed. I believe that Kat, you’ve tapped into the energies of the island and are bringing their natural beauty into our lives and business.”

 

If you would love to join us for PR with Heart Antigua 3-10 December 2016 email me – kat@katbyles.com – to reserve your place or book in an Antigua Exploration Session. 

See you in the turquoise. x 

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15th December 2015 13:18 | 0 comments

What’s your deeper purpose?

What benefits have you experienced from building your business around your higher purpose?

Let me know so we can keep building a stronger case and inspire others to take the leap.

Here’s my observations with some sun squinting musings about the West Indies cricket team of the 70’s and 80’s and their higher purpose to demonstrate to the world that the black man was a free man. This created a fire, a passion, they were warriors, masters and inspired a nation, inspired the world as they dominated world cricket for 20 years. Much more than just showing up to win a cricket match or collect a pay check.

This energy generated from a higher purpose is hugely inspiring, it moves people into the vision you are here to stand for, to create – hugely beneficial if you are building a movement.

If you don’t have clarity or alignment with your deeper purpose yet, this is the first step we cover in the PR with Heart Online Course, which begins in January.  Alignment with your purpose, message, audience and PR activity you love = creative flow, energy and momentum pouring through your business.

Come and join us. Register now and be ready set to go in January.

 

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5th March 2015 17:32 | 0 comments

Webinar

Here’s your warm invitation to a complimentary webinar.

PR with Heart – You and your message in the mainstream fulfilling your purpose… by following your heart. 

PR with Heart is designed to elevate you to be visible in the world naturally with grace and ease. Step up and out of hiding, lead with love, and be seen and heard by the people you are here to serve.

During the webinar we will cover:

  • The 3 keys to powerful, inspiring PR that creates visibility, momentum AND is deeply fulfilling.
  • Why your purpose is important for PR with substance and a positive impact.
  • How sharing the message of your heart has the potential to unite and inspire millions.
  • The 5 key messages vital for successful communication with press, potential clients, partners and collaborators.
  • How choosing PR activity you love will always win out over blue prints, what’s worked for others and experts telling you what to do.
  • How your intuition can transform PR into creative energetic heart of your business effortlessly opening up opportunities you previously believed were impossible.

Plus I’ll be sharing a little about the upcoming PR with Heart 7 week Online Course, which begins Monday 16 March 2015. If you are ready to create your inspired PR plan to share your message from the heart and be seen and heard by the people you are here to serve come and join us.

Feel free to send in any questions and I’ll answer them during the webinar. And if you can’t make the time sign up for the recording available immediately after.

About Kat Byles

Kat is an international PR and creativity consultant with 20 years experience working across social enterprise, ethical business and global brands making a difference in the world. This includes founding Authentic PR to raise awareness of business with a positive purpose and Global Communications Director, Homeless World Cup, using powerful communications to grow the organisation from 20 to 70 nations reaching 250,000 homeless players in just five years. She has designed ‘PR with Heart’ to enable heart-centred leaders to step into the mainstream to become our role models, influencers and key decision makers.

 

 

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17th February 2015 09:03 | 2 comments

Conscious Writer

 

You’ve poured your heart into writing your book, setting up your new business, your retreat or online programme so what next? Do you hand it over to a traditional PR consultant to present you with a formulaic strategy? Download a marketing blueprint from the internet? Or, do you continue to work consciously, aligned with source, and embrace PR as the creative energetic heart of your project?

Consciously creating your audience, sharing your message so that you have a powerful, positive impact with the people you are here to serve can be a deeply fulfilling experience and a lot of fun. Here are the three keys to align with your inner wisdom and your own personal PR approach that creates results you love and much greater visibility, momentum and fulfilment.

Step One. Set your higher intention

Your higher intention will attracts and inspires your audience to join you. Naturally, you would love to attract more clients, sell more products, that’s a given. Plus ask yourself: what is your higher intention?

To illustrate, Simon Haas, author, ‘The Book of Dharma, Making Enlightened Choices’ applies PR to sell more books. And his higher intention is to share the wisdom of The Dharma Code to empower many more people to make decisions from their higher selves and transform their lives. This is compelling and a purpose you can choose to support.

Step Two. Receive your core message

Deep in your heart what is the one message you are here to share with the world? This is the true message of your heart that you will stand for passionately with no compromise. This core message becomes your north star lending you direction and purpose; it brings you back into alignment when you become overwhelmed or distracted; it provides a laser sharp focus before interviews.

For example, sitting quietly in stillness and asking my higher self to share my core message I hear ‘follow your heart’. Short, simple and focused it serves as a reminder to me to listen and allow my heart to show me the way, as well as being the message I’m here to share and encourage at a time when the world has a deep need for more love, kindness and compassion as we evolve humanity and global structures to serve our thriving and well-being.

Step Three. Choose PR activity you love

Quite often a PR consultant will advise you to do a range of traditional PR activities to get your message out and fulfil your objectives. However, this is often formulaic and at it’s worst a distraction.

Instead tune in to discover the PR activity your heart most deeply desires to create now.  I use a powerful process where we travel in your imagination beyond your mind, thoughts and feelings, to source and the place where everything your heart is called to create now already exists. From this we choose 8 PR results you would love to create now.  Connected to your true nature and purpose the PR activity that springs forth is surprising and yet obvious at the same time. Always inspiring, energising and expansive it is a very different experience to taking on a formulaic template from PR experts because that’s what worked for someone else.

To illustrate, Simon Haas wanted PR for his book to be featured in yoga and lifestyle magazines. Diving into his heart via his imagination it became clear what he’d really love is to share this wisdom in person with many people at yoga festivals. As an introvert speaking to thousands of people is not something Simon would have naturally suggested.  And then the opportunities opened up seemingly magically, effortlessly, naturally. Within 5 months Simon had a Yoga Studio and Festivals Tour booked and delivered, including the British Yoga Festival and Om Yoga Show, following his heart and fulfilling his purpose. He also established a busy blog on Huffington Post with articles and book reviews in Yoga Magazine and other lifestyle blogs he wanted. No pushing, forcing or convincing required because of the pre-alignment with his inner wisdom and source and what he loves.

To recap:

Your higher intention + core message + PR activity you love = magical, natural, effortless end results that are substantial, fulfilling and transformative for you and your business.

PR becomes the creative energetic heart of your business consciously creating the audience that is ready and waiting to receive your message and the gift of wisdom and inspiration wrapped up in your work.

If you would love to consciously create an audience for you, your message and your work join the PR with Heart Online Course beginning 16 March 2015. There’s an amazing early bird offer of £295 before 21 February. £495 thereafter (value £4095). Register here

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13th November 2014 17:15 | 0 comments

 

This is an invitation to heart-centred leaders to step up and be more visible in the world.

If you have a message and a mission join us for PR with Heart, which starts 17 November 2015, and get ready to create visibility momentum and fulfilment in 2015.

Register now.

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17th October 2014 12:32 | 3 comments

Ken Loach at Campfire Bath

Acclaimed British Film Director, Ken Loach, was our guest storyteller at Campfire Bath a couple of weeks ago. 

Ken has a long career directing films for television and cinema from Cathy Come Home and Kes to Looking for Eric, The Wind that Shakes the Barley and most recently Jimmy’s Hall. He is also known for his integrity, for never selling out to Hollywood and speaking out on issues in Society that matter.

Whilst Global Communications Director for the Homeless World Cup I became aware that it was Cathy Come Home that led to the foundation of Shelter. That a film, entertainment, a powerful story, can also inspire and create social change is very inspiring to me.  

So it was a rare treat to gather in a local pub with a hundred or so people to hear his stories that traversed film, the NHS, Palestine and football, all weaved around the theme of Collaboration.

Ken shares: “We have a choice between collaboration or competition. You either work with people or against them, to dominate them. People try to make the spirit of our time about competition – doing a deal, being Alan Sugar’s apprentice. And I think we are better than that, we thrive when we collaborate when we work together and we are a team.” Here here!

Fresh back from the Russell Tribunal in Brussels, also know as the International War Crimes Tribunal, Ken explained his head was full of the atrocities recorded in Palestine. He has a great gift for laying out the difficult truths about humanity for us all to see and hear.  The tension palpable and then just as it’s almost unbearable he flips us all to the power of football to unite a community.

My favourite story was listening to him share that one of the best bits of making a film is driving around with the location manager in the British Summer, listening to cricket on the radio. “Because you are in innocence and at that moment nothing is compromised.” I was transported right there with them, in the back of the car. Heaven.

Thank you to everyone who created a great night as you raised £440 for the Bath City FC Community Sports Foundation, bringing the benefits of football to children in Bath. Ken is Chairman.

Emma Horn, Simon Tapscott, Kat Byles, Co-founders of Campfire Bath

Emma Horn, Simon Tapscott, Kat Byles, Co-founders of Campfire Bath

I set up Campfire bath with Emma Horn, producer and Simon Tapscott of Do Good Things to bring inspiration, collaboration and storytelling to the people of Bath directing their energy to create good things.  Follow us on Twitter to hear of future gatherings.

 

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28th August 2014 15:21 | 0 comments

Creating Mainstream Visibility for Heart Centred Leaders, Social Change Makers and Conscious Entrepreneurs.

Listen to the replay.

Kat Byles

As a heart-centred leader, social change maker, conscious entrepreneur, you have a big message in your heart that you want to deliver to a big audience. You know this is key to fulfilling your mission and purpose.  And it feels impossible. You feel daunted, afraid, overwhelmed, or you don’t know how?

Tune into this PR with Heart webinar with me, Kat Byles, PR & Creativity Consultant, where I will share with you the simple keys to successful PR to increase your visibility, expand your reach, get your message out AND enable the transformation for you to deliver this with confidence and ease to fulfil your true purpose and potential.

We will:

  • Demystify PR so you can become more savvy and naturally able to be visible to the people you want to reach and who want to find you
  • Explore PR with Heart, creating visibility from your higher self to share your wisdom, serve and fulfil your purpose
  • Share 3 simple, key steps you can to take to create visibility that enables you to serve and fulfil your purpose

You can access the replay here.

Enjoy!

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7th August 2014 17:38 | 5 comments

Blossom

You are called to get out there and share the message of your heart…

But this terrifies you?

You are not alone.  More and more heart-centred leaders, especially women, are giving voice to this fear. I’m convinced it is a primal fear women are being called to move beyond, to change the story and create an evolutionary shift.

That we need more women as brilliant radiant role models, leading with love, sharing powerful, positive messages of compassion and possibility is not in question.  And the great thing is that more and more women are being called to step up and share their wisdom and intuition.  And they are.  Just that it is happening in the fringes, not the mainstream.  Yet.

Fears include being publicly shamed and humiliated (my own personal favourite), that no one will be interested, no one will listen, a fear of being killed, of being shot, of being dismissed, of failing, of losing the most important people you hold dear, and of just not knowing how to be visible in the world. And when we listen to and believe these fears they are strong motivation to return into hiding, remain on the fringes, keep quiet and tell yourself it’s not quite the time, when I’ve got a bit more money, when I….

We are waking up to the cost of hiding.  The individual mental, emotional, spiritual and financial cost of not showing up for the life you know it is true in your heart for you to live.  Then comes the cost to society with our systems absent of heart, values, emotional intelligence they have given way to corruption, rising greed and self-interest across the board – in politics, media, business, banking, sport, the list it goes on. Personally, I love the theory that if more women had been present in the banking sector there would not have been such a testosterone imbalance and limits would not have been pushed so extremely, the economic crisis would not of happened.

One explanation given for the absence of women and heart-centred leaders in the mainstream and the terror faced by women who want to step up is the five generations of witch-hunts – women burnt, drowned, tortured and killed for expressing their wisdom, heart and natural abilities to heal.  For five generations mothers told daughters to hide their true nature to stay safe, to stay alive.  Eventually, no one is left alive to remember a time when women were visible and powerful leading with love.

Flip this around as a solution and we simply need to create five generations of brave, courageous, big-hearted women leading with love, visible, powerful, sharing their wisdom and compassion and greatness. Women are ready, the world is ready, it’s crying out!  Step-by-step it can and will be done.

If you have a positive, powerful message for the world and a desire to share your true message join us for the next PR with Heart Online.  We want and need your heart-centred leadership visible in the world.

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What they say

“Kat brings out courage due to her own sense of bravery in allowing creativity to be used as a powerful force for positive change.”

Noelle Adcock-Mcelya

“Working with Kat burst through over 2 years of frustration and perspiration in about an hour and a half! From then I had a clear vision of what we needed to articulate and set to work.”

Martin Saunders, Marketing Head, Good Energy

“My PR plan became the creative, energetic heart of my project. What emerged was surprising, energising, and far larger than I expected. This has given me the courage to do effortlessly what I previously believed would be challenging. I cannot recommend Kat more highly. She is world-class.”

Simon Haas, author, The Book of Dharma

“Kat is a powerful, imaginative and intuitive leader with a great capacity to see a vision and make it happen. What sets Kat apart is her heart. She works with passion and exudes creative energy and enthusiasm that is both inspiring and contagious.”

Mel Young, president, Homeless World Cup

“Kat is simply world class. She turns PR into a win, win, win delivering outstanding value to all she connects with. She is genius at the big picture strategy AND delivers quality down to the minute details of every aspect.”

Neil Crofts, Cultural Innovation & Authentic Leadership Consultant