If you’re rolling your eyes and getting ready to skip this episode, you’re not alone. Kelsey Abbott felt the same way when she first learned about Human Design. As she says in our conversation today, “I was totally skeptical.” But the more she learned, the more she allowed herself to open up to something that defied her career as a scientist and tapped into her most powerful, previously undiscovered gift – helping others find their purpose.
Kelsey Abbott is an intuitive Human Design Reader, a Certified Professional Coach, Instigator of Joy and the host of the Find Your Awesome podcast. She helps spiritual adventurers remember who they are and why they’re here so they can uplevel with ease. She believes that the universe wants us to be sparklyAF and that joy is our natural state. When Kelsey isn’t playing in her business, she’s bringing curiosity, play and joy to triathlon–a sport she races as an elite amateur.
After studying at the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC) where she earned certifications as a Certified Professional Coach, Energy Leadership Master Practitioner and Cor.E Performance coach, Kelsey also earned her NeuroPositive Certificate in using neuroscience to change how the brain processes challenges at the Applied Neuroscience Institute and studied Human Design with Jenna Zoe.
Before becoming a Certified Professional Coach, Kelsey worked as a nationally-recognized science writer, as a marine biologist studying dolphins and killer whales, as a personal trainer, a group fitness instructor, a swim coach, a triathlon coach and a food blogger. After a decade in Maine and 16 months of traveling around the U.S. in a small camper, Kelsey now lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband and dog. In case you haven’t guessed, Kelsey is a Manifesting Generator living her design and following the joy.
After this conversation, you will want a Human Design reading! It costs $250 for an initial reading and that may be all you need, but if you want to dig deeper, there are all sorts of ways to work with Kelsey. Check them out here: Play With Kelsey
Some quotes from today’s episode:
“As a swim coach and triathlon coach, you’re telling people what to do. As a life coach you’re helping them figure out what to do. It’s a totally different kind of coaching.” (Kelsey)
“A big part of my chart is about healing myself so I can heal others.” (Kelsey)
“In general a therapist takes you from a dysfunctional past to a functional present, and a coach takes you from a good present to a great future.” (Kelsey)
“Some people would say it’s impossible to be an entrepreneur and a triathlete at the same time, but I need both.” (Kelsey)
“I can imagine most people find value in Human Design when they are at a place where they feel stuck or they can’t quite put a finger on what their purpose is.” (Nicole)
“In Human Design there is a difference between feelings and emotions. Feelings come from our heads. They are thoughts that lead to feelings. Emotions have no thoughts associated with them and they just come out of the blue.” (Kelsey)
NUGGET: “Remember who you are – and then be who you are and let yourself shine and share with the rest of us please.” (Kelsey)