5th April 2016 16:57 | 0 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 | 0 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 | 0 comments

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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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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10th July 2014 13:03 | 0 comments

Emma Guirao, founder of G-Force Promotions, looks after the TV promotions for music artists in the UK and agreed to have a play with a Polaroid camera to capture and share her creative work day.

With more than 17 years experience in music television, Emma Guirao has worked with everyone from global superstars Coldplay and Tinie Tempah to iconic performers Blur, Tom Jones and Snoop Dogg.

So armed with a Polaroid 600 camera and pack of Impossible Project colour film she head off to capture her working day at the BAFTA‘s where she had booked Tinie Tempah and Laura Mvula for the opening music performance of the Film Awards night.  And remember Tinie hi-fived Prince William and his profile rocketed around the world?

Here are Emma’s Polaroid pictures…

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WorkingBaftaPolaroid

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If you would love to play with a pack of Impossible Project Film and a Polaroid Camera to capture and share your creative working day get in touch.

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“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

“I loved PR with Heart. Kat, you are so intuitive you can tune into what we need and support us. The group has so much support to give you momentum, accountability and encouragement. The structure for me, breaking it down into small steps made it much more manageable. And listening to your heart. I wouldn’t normally do that and it pinpointed obvious actions and sparks of ideas.”

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