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by Mary Tjotjos

Shelley Paxton, Soulbbatical

Shelley Paxton is a Chicago-based author, international speaker, and transformational coach – aka Liberator of Souls. Her work has been featured in media outlets such as NBC, CBS, Inc., Thrive Global, Forbes, and Yahoo! And her first book, Soulbbatical: A Corporate Rebel’s Guide to Finding Your Best Life, was published by Simon & Schuster in January 2020. On the back on her book’s success, she’s launching the Rebel Souls podcast with an invitation to flip the middle finger to the status quo in life, business, and the world at large. Shelley spent 26 years as a highly regarded marketing and advertising executive, stewarding some of the world’s most iconic brands, including Harley-Davidson, Visa, McDonald’s, and AOL.  Most recently, she served as VP, Global Marketing + Brand (CMO) of Harley-Davidson. In 2016 she walked away from the corporate world to become Chief Soul Officer of her life and, ultimately, her own company. She launched Soulbbatical with the mission to liberate the souls of leaders and organizations by inspiring them to embrace their greatest truth, purpose, and possibility. As a certified professional coach, Shelley works with executives at Fortune 100 companies and fellow rebel-soul individuals and entrepreneurs. She has also trained with some of the top teachers in the world, including researcher and five-time New York Times bestselling author Brené Brown. She’s on a mission to liberate a billion souls. www.soulbbatical.com @soulbbatical