26th May 2017 13:51 | 0 comments

I’m very happy to share on this sunny afternoon in Bath that the two PR with Heart Online Course bursaries have been awarded to women growing The Green House Education Project in Bath and Waves for Change in South Africa.

The Green House Education Project – Anna Robinson and Cindy Adams

There is an urgent need to transform the outdated schooling system in the UK and The Green House Education Project, based in Bath, is taking action to do just that, exploring and pioneering new ways that put the children’s needs at the core. Established in September 2014 they have a geodesic dome, yurt and outdoor teaching spaces that can accommodate up to 23 children from 5-14 years old. Now they are ready to communicate the heart and vision for The Green House Education Project to a greater audience, inspire and champion further change.  Check out their approach: www.ourgreenhouse.org

Waves for Change – Hannah Fowles

Based in South Africa, Waves for Change uses surfing as a form of therapy to help vulnerable children, often from violent and impoverished communities, cope with the stress of their lives. Since 2011 over 1000 children have benefited across 6 sites in Africa and now they are excited to increase the participation of girls. What a beautiful purpose and I can’t wait to get exploring with Hannah, pouring all that creative inspiration into growing the visibility and audience so more young people can benefit. Check them out: www.waves-for-change.org

PR with Heart Online starts 5 June 2017

Join us to grow your visibility, audience and impact naturally with grace and ease – none of the struggle – in a flourishing, supportive, global community of women making a difference. It’s for entrepreneurs, artists, coaches, teachers, authors, healers with inspiring, positive messages of healing, love and compassion.

PR with Heart uses pioneering, creative technology to open up your unique, expansive, natural pathway to greater visibility. When you walk this path of least resistance, aligned with your true nature and purpose, PR stops being a struggle, a drag and becomes energising, fun bringing a whole lot of fresh opportunities, joy, happiness and deep fulfilment to you and your business.

If you’d like to join us you can register here: http://www.katbyles.com/products/pr-with-heart-online-course/

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23rd May 2017 10:58 | 0 comments

I spent a wonderful day yesterday with the Teen Yoga Foundation aligning with the true purpose of the organisation, opening up the vision at the heart and the positive, inspiring message it has to share.

A beautiful purpose of building creativity and well-being in young people with yoga. Already there are over 550 teachers in 20 countries working with an estimated 50,000 kids in 1000 schools, empowering children to flourish and thrive. They are training teachers, researching, advocating, opening up the conditions and opportunities for yoga to be in secondary schools. Imagine all all that blossoming creativity and fulfilment with new visions for our planet spilling out of the next generation of peaceful, balanced human beings as a result.

This is what every child deserves in school, a true connection to who they really are and support for this to flourish. Then we will have more compassion, kindness, fulfilment, with the epidemic of depression, anxiety and other mental health issues a thing of the past – it’s all about connection, connection connection.

So grateful to organisations like Teen Yoga creating real grassroots to global impact with simple powerful tools. These are the organisations we need to support, fund, invest in to create the change we are desperate for – healthy, happy humans.

May you go from strength to strength Teen Yoga, I’m very happy to play a small part in inspiring you on your way.

Check them out: http://teenyogafoundation.com/

 

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5th October 2016 11:44 | 0 comments

Introducing you to BJ Smith of Shorecombers, a social enterprise set up to keep trash out of the ocean. (Hallelujah!)

We need more people like BJ with the firm conviction that we can keep all our trash out of the ocean within 10 years.

She’s already run a pilot and 2 educational programme for 50 graduates now setting up community programmes at the grass roots level with smart, fun, sustainable plans to keep trash out of our waterways.

Next up Shorecombers is looking for a financial partner with this shared vision and who would love to be involved in growing a grass roots community network around the US and globally to keep trash out of the ocean.

It’s an exciting time and an exciting opportunity for the right partner. Probably an organisation that has an invested interest in looking after the ocean – yachting, sailing, kayaking, fishing etc…?

If you know the perfect partner please do connect them. And please do share to amplify BJ’s and Shorecombers message and end result of zero trash going into the ocean within 10 years.

BJ is part of the PR with Heart Online Community, a growing international community of women building businesses around their true nature and purpose with heart and creative inspiration.

If you’d like to join us for the next one it begins 31 October to grow your visibility, audience and impact naturally with grace and ease you can sign up here.

 

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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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5th April 2016 16:57 | 4 comments

Purpose

As I come away from the first PR with Heart Antigua Retreat with four brilliant women, the transformation is still full flight.  And I want a Polaroid to capture the highlights; only the whole week was a highlight! The creative inspiration and connection to pure source; how everything flowed so effortlessly; the dedication and commitment of each woman to their true nature and purpose – what a joy; the clarity each woman received; the life-changing insights; the beauty, the nature, the innocence; the wonderful walks in nature, long swims in that magical sea, warm-hearted local people; the power each woman discovered within them; the stunning villa and how that came to me; the excitement the women had going home because they love who they are and what they are doing in their business. It goes on….

Creative inspiration and connection to source

During an early trip to Antigua I saw a vision that stopped me in my tracks – four blue phoenixes rising from the Caribbean Sea. This spoke to me of four women called to the Island to rise into their creative hearts, their true nature, purpose and power. PR with Heart Antigua was born. From here I made the choice to create it purely from source, taking action guided by my intuitive heart, letting go of the outcome.  At one point the fourth woman was creating the money to attend. In the past I’d have frantically rushed about to get someone else just in case it didn’t come through. This time my heart clearly spoke ‘relax, it is taken care of’. The energy I used to waste and stress I caused myself because I didn’t trust my intuition. I learnt that when you receive, when you create from your higher nature in harmony with life, it is divine, it is effortless, it is who you are.

Swimming

Montserrat

The impact before we even arrived

The impact on the women once they made the commitment to attend, before we even arrived, blew me away – their power ignited, one restructured her business; one healed and deepened the relationship with her father. I more than loved standing for their hearts, their higher nature with love, truth and compassion, no compromise. A privilege.

Life changing insights kept on coming

A few favourites came during the financial structure explorations. One woman’s relationship with money in her lower nature is ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ – masculine, driven, loads of money and most noticeably no children. In her heart, her business is providing for her large family. How many women miss out on the truth of their heart when they adopt this masculine approach to business?

Another woman, in her lower nature is working with clients that don’t belong to her with a pattern of them leaving. Because they are not her clients! In her higher nature she is working with corporate directors introducing a new creative technology into large corporate teams who go on to transform their lives and the business. With this energetic embodiment she received her first corporate client 5 hours after touching down on the runway in the UK. These are her true clients that she is here to serve. Effortless.

Sheer Rocks

Coconuts

Resistance

Throughout the week one woman had an inner battle as she questioned, undermined and denied her true nature, purpose and power. The control set in as the ego rejected her truth and fought to keep her small, tightly contained, in hiding while her higher nature offers deep connection and expansion.  The pain was evident, the realisation powerful and tearful.  How often do you battle with or try to control a natural expansion? How often do you reject your intuition or heart’s desire believing you know how it will turn out and you’re not having that?!  In doing so you shut down your whole life.  Embrace your true nature, let go of expected outcomes, take the action as an offering of love, and this is life changing.

Clarity

Each of the four women went home with crystal clear clarity.  Clarity is my true essence and what I love to bring into business.  With clarity you can lean back, relax into what you are here to do on this earth. You have swift decision making saying an easy no when it is not in alignment. And you can enjoy mastery of your creative focus and the vitality, energy, fun and joy that comes with that. You can embrace and live your whole life.

Retreat

Clarity

The Magic of Villa Amazing

I’d been looking for a villa with four bedrooms with no luck. Until on a September visit my return flight was cancelled and I had to leave Antigua a day later. Standing in the check in queue I got chatting to a lovely couple scheduled to fly that day. They just happened to have a four bedroom villa and were considering renting for the first time. It was perfect – 180 degree sea views, infinity pool, beautiful bedrooms, and wonderful spaces for us to work in. When the world rearranges itself around you, when magic happens, you know you are on the right track.

Villa Amazing Relax

 Villa View

Local Warm-Hearted People and Adventures

Walks with Vorn foraging for tangerines, coconut, and tamarind with stories about his grandma, knowledge of the plants and a tropical rainstorm. Taking to the sea to explore the beauty of the outer islands on our day off with Adventure Antigua, the lovely Trevor Erskine and a wind that turned the boat into flying log flume. Stewed Fish with Cavell ‘I put love in my cooking’ and pedicures with Tamara in Crab Hill, we were welcomed in as part of the local community.

Walking with VornTamara

Support from the Men

For me the new paradigm for women on earth is found where the feminine is seen, respected, held, loved and supported by the masculine. We all received this support from men in our lives to be in Antigua – be it financial, emotional or spiritual – it was deeply nourishing and appreciated.

Friendships Formed

I’m quite sure I’ll be life long friends with the four women attending keenly following their business growth with love and interest. Then there was Trevor Erskine who believed in me, and the retreat, encouraging me to create it; Kirsty MacAndrew who tuned in with me weekly to listen to intuitive guidance for inspired actions to take; Marianne Hartley, a business soul partner with regular check in’s; Victoria Player, a business consultant for women entrepreneurs who specialises in freedom based businesses who helped me feel my way practically into the new structure of my business to be based in the UK and Antigua; and Wendy Price who regularly pointed out when my ego was having a go and to return to my heart and what I’d love to create. It can take a team to create your dream. Thank you.

The next PR with Heart Antigua is 3-10 December. If your heart is called to rise in business message me kat@katbyles.com to reserve your place or book in an exploration session. I very much look forward to working with you in the divine pure source inspiration that is Antigua.

Antigua Retreat Decemer 2016

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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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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 January 2015 14:19 | 1 comment

A little over a year ago I decided to create my new business by listening to and following my heart. Tuning in the first thing I heard was ‘imagination’ and ‘play’. I remember thinking: Is that it!? That’s all you are giving me to go on?! It was the beginning.

Flipping through my notebook this week the page opened to some writing exploring the vision of ‘my signature programme‘ with a friend, Wendy in April 2014. Here’s what it said:

Wendy: This is a structure for women to put themselves out there, detached from ‘how’. It’s their maiden voyage to launch their ideas. Vulnerability is the portal to their creativity and strength. Grace, working with the energies of nature, silence, to connect with gentleness, innocence, presence, taking their first steps.

Kat: I’m standing at Shirley Heights (in Antigua) sending the message of my heart out into the world. Women are sending the message of their hearts into the world.  In the higher creative structure, in partnership with the energies of life, each person is getting clear on what their heart would love to see visible in the world. It is expansive and creates freedom.

Notebook Vision

Tuning into the vision of my signature programme in April 2014…

I was a little shocked when I read it. In November 2014 I ran the first PR with Heart Online Course for women (and men) with a message to share with the world.  20 bright people from Costa Rica, USA, Canada, UK, France, Holland, Antigua gathered to take their first steps in creating visibility, momentum and fulfilment with their business.

I especially loved women connecting to the message their heart wants to share and stand for in the world – the energy and transformation that created was just brilliant. No blueprints, no formulas, no right ways to do it because it worked for someone else or because that person says it’s so and they are an expert.  Instead listening to their own inner wisdom and with it unfolding clarity, confidence and eagerness to go for it.

And I ran it from Antigua!!  Twice I pre-recorded the class in the morning and headed off to swim in the sparkling turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea whilst the class was running online.  Antigua has been so good to me, reviving my heart and creativity after burnout and giving it all to the Homeless World Cup. I’m so grateful to this magical island and it’s people and am thoroughly enjoying it becoming integral to the creative heart of my business.

Antigua Desk

Here I am at my favourite desk ever in Antigua…

Antigua Office

And this is my office. The foyer turns dark at night and fills up with stars visible through the palm trees…

So here I am 8 months later witnessing creating with heart in business in action. And I’m 100 per cent celebrating my decision to listen and follow my heart. Even when it didn’t make any sense at all and I felt crazy and a fool. It is a joy ‘doing business’ in this way. It’s naturally expansive, graceful, compassionate and creates tangible, practical end results beyond what you believe possible.  It brings deep fulfilment and transformation with real substance as you live and breath who you are and what you are here to do in the world.

Still listening. It’s getting interesting!

If you’d love to build a business by following your heart join me for Creative Heart Business Coaching. We will uncover the vision of your business your heart is called to create now and introduce a powerful structure you will use to begin to create it from your true nature, your heart, your greatness over three to six months.  You will enjoy a business aligned with your purpose, that supports you to thrive and has you happy and healthy creating a legacy and positive impact, with your own bit of magic thrown in.

And the next PR with Heart Online Course for people with a message and a mission begins 2 March 2014. Register here.

Until then…

“Follow your heart and intuition as it somehow already knows what you want to become.” Steve Jobs.

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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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What they say

“’It is enjoyable to make things visible, which are invisible’ – Eric Cantona. This quote speaks volumes about you Kat. You are an inspiration now and always.”

Dave Cobban, Director, Nike Sustainable Business and Innovation

“The Homeless World Cup is a cool organisation I came across through Colin Farrell. I said, ‘That sounds like it should be a movie’ and he said ‘Yeah, I was hoping you’d say that.’”

Graham Broadbent, Blueprint Pictures

“A really big “thank you” for all the hard work and dedication you put in to the Homeless World Cup and for the way in which you have helped to change the lives of thousands of people through football.”

Rio Ferdinand, Footballer

I’ve created opportunities that allow me to be myself and share the messages that I care about.  I’ve created speaking opportunities, the website and business have been growing.  The way I interact with people has changed – I’m much clearer about what I’m doing and I don’t hesitate or wait to take action.

Samia El Jaafari, co-founder, Intro

“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