Guest Speaker: Stacie Clark
Available as a Guest Speaker at Your Event or on Your Podcast
Coach | Director at Quiet Connections | Highly Sensitive | Introvert | Social Anxiety | Crafter | Creativity | Human Design
A little about Stacie...
I'm a highly sensitive introvert, on a mission to help others grow in quiet confidence.
Today, it feels like a lifetime ago that I was self-harming, doing drugs, and listening to a doctor tell me that I was heading towards alcoholism at the tender age of 14.
Sounds a bit extreme right? But the reality was that I was a shy, socially anxious young girl, who felt alone and broken. Utterly confused as to who she was, and doing her best to find her place (and numb the pain).
I often felt like I wasn't good enough, was full of self-criticism, and avoided putting myself out there for fear of rejection. My biggest challenge has been learning how to love myself enough to express who I am, trust my instincts, and recognise my unique value among others!
My own journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance has taken me down many routes over the years; from exploring MBTI (shout out to all my fellow INFPs), training as an NLP Practitioner, researching intergenerational trauma & conditioning, to diving deep into Esoteric Astrology, Human Design (5/1 Splenic Projector right here), the Gene Keys, and archetype embodiment. (I love that all these systems ultimately lead back to the same core wisdom, but if you do want to talk to me about souls, the cosmos, and signs from the universe, my heart will be singing!).
Amongst all my explorations, there's been one key that I've used to help integrate all of them, the act of making. You can catch me crocheting, painting, baking, cooking, gardening, sewing, weaving, collaging, photographing - I'm not a fussy maker. For me, making is a spiritual practise, a teacher, my hearts home, and has been a valuable tool in learning how to express myself more openly with others.
I am deeply fascinated by the subject of creativity, it's process, and the role it can play in reconnecting us to our energy, our voice, and our potential. I fundamentally believe that we are all creative, and that we each have our own unique expression of creative energy - which yes, is not subjected to only the arts & crafts, but through how we communicate, how we work, entrepreneurship, our relationships etc!
I am passionate about helping us more naturally quieter folk reconnect with our inner light, embody our strengths, and overcome the challenges that hold us back, so that we can make the contributions we want to in life, connect with others more deeply, and live the fulfilled lives that we all deserve.
Are you resonating? I welcome your invitation to chat.
Topics of discussion include:
- From Socially Anxious to Quietly Confident;
- Expressing yourself when you're quieter
- How to cultivate self-acceptance & self-compassion through creativity
- Finding meaning & purpose within social anxiety
- How connecting with yourself helps you feel like you belong
- How Human Design can help us to work with our quieter natures
Questions Stacie is always ready to answer:
- What's your story?
- Who does Quiet Connections help, and why is this work important?
- What role has creativity & spirituality played in helping you overcome social anxiety?
- How can creative practises help cultivate self-acceptance, and help us show up more confidently?
- How does sensitivity and quietude play an important role within society? (can additionally be explored through the lens of Human Design)
- What are archetypes, and how can we work with them to overcome our challenges and share our strengths?
- How does higher purpose help with easing social anxiety, how can we find meaning within our stories , and why is purpose more than just what we do?
- If a person believes they are not creative, how can they reconnect with that part of themselves, and where is a good place to start?
- What other ways could a quieter person share their stories & experiences with others?