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Conversations with Suellen Stringer-Hye

Today we’d like to introduce you to Suellen Stringer-Hye.

Hi Suellen, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today.
It was 2016. I had had a long creative, fruitful career in academia. I helped build the first web pages for the library. I have written and published several articles. My husband and I contributed to a book on the history of American Yoga. My work with colleagues using new technologies to enhance humanities research was groundbreaking. I had even established a Sanskrit Study group, But now I realized that the direction of academia was veering from my path. I wanted to leave to have a bigger impact and start teaching my first love, Yoga.

I had discovered that many problems like procrastination or lack of focus were not my fault. The inability to do mundane tasks was not because I was lazy. It has to do with developing and maintaining a flexible nervous system. I had a flexible body, but the stress caused my nervous system to overreact. I had learned many techniques over the years to maintain a regulated nervous system and wanted to share those as well. I also wanted to help entrepreneurs and creative people.

So I started a business to help anyone who wants to create a nervous system that helps them to level and scale up without burning out. Since then, I have helped entrepreneurs, artists, professionals, and parents manage overwhelming anxiety. Fear and stress so they can live the life they have always dreamed of.

Can you talk to us about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Luckily the technical challenges of running an online business were not that bad for me. I have worked with technology throughout my career. Much more difficult was the “showing up” online. I did not like to be photographed. I did not like to be videotaped. I was essentially a very private person who had to learn to have a public presence. I also had to learn to communicate virtually. These are still challenges I confront every day.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar, what can you tell them about what you do?
I am a Mentor who helps entrepreneurs and creative people develop and maintain a flexible nervous system. so they can scale up without burning out. Many businesses have strategies for making money or succeeding in a career. But to level up, you must know how to stay calm, focused, and self-confident. This is easier said than done. I work with clients using many techniques I have distilled over the years. Drawn from yoga, meditation, hypnosis, breathwork, and other modalities, we co-create a customized program that fits each client’s unique nervous system blueprint. Developing a flexible nervous system is not a one-size-fits-all activity. Each person has a unique set of energetic patterns that get in the way of accomplishing what they want to accomplish. I help clients identify those patterns and find the right tools to enhance them.

Where do you see things going in the next 5-10 years?
The online coaching space is somewhat new, so I am still learning about it.


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