"I got so much out of Soul Whispers. The sessions were always so motivating and insightful. I felt really supported and encouraged, and Victoria’s insight and wisdom was always spot on. The recaps are just wonderful, and I can keep going over the things I’ve learned, and incorporate them in greater and greater depth into my life. I’ve discovered new tools, resources and ways of being that are making my life so much deeper and more rewarding. Realising that what I feel pulled towards is not a mistake, or to be suppressed or resisted, but to be listened to, feels like such a joyful and authentic way to live. Trusting in my own knowing is such a turnaround for me – it’s given me a deep feeling of being ok in the world." --Jan. F., Sydney, Australia
“When I began working with Victoria in April 2015, I was a hysterical mess. I was living with a gambling addict, in severe pain, and working at a dead-end job. After having weekly coaching sessions with Victoria, I have had many shifts in my life, and positive resources and opportunities keep showing up.
Victoria’s, Get It Done Sessions, which allow me to work with her directly on my projects or on specific issues I’m struggling with, have been especially helpful. Just having this kind of appointment scheduled motivates me to complete nearly all I need to do before we even begin our session. Victoria is also a great sounding board. She helps me reflect on my choices and make more sound decisions. In addition, her Recap emails are a fantastic reminder of what we have talked about, plus they have the added bonus of great resources I can utilize for my projects or for self-care.
What has showed up for me so far: Louise Hay’s, You Can Heal Your Life class, The Whole30 nutritional reset program, a recommitment to exercise regularly and lots of tips, tools and resources for creating a new business for myself. I have also removed the stresses from my home, and now live alone. My attitude has shifted as well as the ability to get more done. Victoria continues to assist me in putting all the building blocks in place for me to achieve the goals I’ve set when I turn 50 less than three years from now! I am supremely grateful to be working with her and look forward to more." -- Luci D., Suquamish, WA
"I firmly believe people come in our lives for specific reasons. The timing of me meeting Victoria on Facebook couldn't have been better. I had just gotten back home from a year in the Bay and the winter season plus other challenges had really tested me. I followed the intuition to begin working with Victoria, and from the first session something in me shifted so palpably. That very same evening I finally asked for emotional support of my family, and that made a big difference. In the coming months, as my connection to Victoria deepened all kinds of breakthroughs occurred. I myself am a transformative coach, so I know the power of breakthroughs in perception, and Victoria has held incredible space for me to have very powerful breakthroughs emotionally, professionally, and relationally. Our sessions have magic in them. And not just the sessions, but Victoria's Recap emails which she sends out after the session touch me immensely. There is something special in reading the insights from the session and absorbing them on an even deeper level. Victoria's loving, authentic, encouraging and flowing approach has been the perfect combination to support me on this very powerful journey I am on. I am sooo very grateful! " --Rossi D., Chicago, IL
"I came to coaching with Victoria at a time of extreme upheaval and transition in my life. A very positive life change had turned into a time of overwhelming chaos, due to big health challenges and other factors beyond my control. I was in need of someone to gently guide me back to my center, in order to prioritize and navigate the challenges at hand, but also create space for joy and creativity in my life again. As an artist and someone out of the traditional workforce for many years, I have significant difficulty with discipline and time. Victoria helped me to set very realistic intentions and gave me constructive methods for gently structuring my time based on those intentions. Rigid methods may work for some but are definitely not for me! She wisely reinforced the critical concept of loving boundaries and committing to some "me" time and showing up for it! One of my intentions was to "keep the pilot light on" for my creative self. By allowing time for some creative play and exploration, I have the beginnings of a new direction for my work that I'm quite enthusiastic about. That joy is very healing and has permeated to all other areas of my life, even in this big time of change and challenge." -- Barbara M., Georgetown, TX
“Working with Victoria was such a rewarding delight. After every session I came away feeling empowered, inspired and clear about the dream life I am working to create. She helped me to focus my vision and to identify the steps that needed to be taken in order to realize that dream. Victoria was quick to offer tools, resources and ideas to support me and my vision at each different stage in our work together. Best of all, I felt Victoria was like a close friend who not only really understood me but who also truly cared for me and my success. ” -- Ashlie B., Maui
“As an over the top creative thinker, I have found Victoria’s wisdom and guidance indispensable. Her assistance and big picture vision have been paramount in aiding me to organize my creativity into a productive work structure. With her continued support, I am able to push through blocks and other challenges while stepping ever forward to building the life I envision for myself.” -- Lezlie W., Seattle, WA
"I had a 90-minute coaching session with Victoria and that session had a dramatic positive impact on me. Victoria was quite easy to talk to and was flexible in adapting her approach to accommodate my preferences. Ultimately, she was able to open up my eyes to a wider set of possibilities I hadn’t been considering and followed up the session with very useful information that included a reference to a book that really struck a chord with me." -- Noor A., Seattle, WA
"Victoria has an amazing way of showing you what needs to be done to get you out of your own way. We can get stuck “in the box” called our business and she was able to show me ways to expand my ideas surrounding what I have been doing and what I could be doing. Victoria kept me on task with a time line and list of duties that needed to be done before out next meeting. It was VERY helpful for me, because I needed the accountability. I am so grateful I am able to work with Victoria. We have worked together with many facets of my business and now has formed the new way I am doing things. If you are ready, she can help you move mountains." -- Tonya S., San Diego, CA
"After working together for several years, I've been continually amazed by Victoria's wise, wonderful and totally authentic approach. She not only has a keen talent for business, but her warmth and humor make the whole process so rewarding. With depth and compassion, she can identify emotional blocks to success, and then with laser focus, she can sort through and clarify the business end. Her ability to brainstorm is profoundly helpful, enlightening and goes right to the heart of the matter. If you want to move your life to the next level, I suggest you get her onboard ASAP!" -- Julie Genovese, author, Nothing Short of Joy (Behler, 2010)
Taking this course on Creative Alchemy was the perfect way for me to kick start January and familiarize myself with the concept of a Muse. Who is it, what is it, where does it come from, and where does she go when I need her most? What happens when we're not working in sync and do I have any control over our relationship? All these questions were answered for me when I took Creative Alchemy. When my Muse sends me a message I sometimes have to write it in the steam on the shower wall, and sometimes she sends me a message that shows up on a highway billboard. But I'm watching for the signs and they seem to be showing up almost everywhere now that I'm looking and listening. Excellent reading references and video links to support the content. A worthwhile investment for the creative soul. -- Sandy, B.C. Canada
Creative Alchemy is a wonderfully rich in-depth course offering clarity and insights into the creative process, in particular starting out, finding your muse, resistance, collaborating and being of service to others. The course is tailored for those from a diverse range of creative backgrounds and whilst suitable for complete beginners, it is ideal for those who have been practicing for a while but may have lost their focus. I loved the variety of online mediums incorporated into the course, audio, text, links, a facebook group and the teleclasses were super fun Throughout the course Victoria showed her years of experience in running groups and allowed each attendee to evolve at their own pace. There were some creative tasks as well as lots of inner journalling (not deep and dark, but more guidance and direction) which came at a good time for me. I started the course thinking I'd have more to do, I am leaving with less bags to carry! :) -- Suzi, Australia
Victoria presented a really valuable insight into the creative mind and it's processes. The course provided an amazing wealth of information and prompts for developing personal creativity and practice. A truly cerebral experience for the artist in all of us. -- Ruth, Scotland
The title of this eCourse, Creative Alchemy was enough to convince me to register for it. Secondly, if Victoria Fann had created it, then that was another good enough reason for me. I was in. It was simple. The 6 weeks in this eCourse taught me ways to connect with my Muse; I found ways to include creativity more often in my life; I learned to listen to the whispers from my soul; I relaxed more, and began finding my more authentic voice and transforming my life more creatively in ways that I had not thought about. Every lesson was as good or even better than the previous one. Victoria is a wonderful teacher that blessed us with all the wisdom that she’s awakened to in her lifetime. Her teachings, tools and techniques guide us to so many discoveries, that can even make their way to some tender places inside of you that need those lessons. They are there to help you so you can begin to shift and transform those energies into what your heart desires. Creative Alchemy eCourse was so much more than I ever imagined it to ever be. It truly was a sacred time, one that will continue to help me grow as I continue exploring and practicing what was learned. -- Suzanne, Ontario, Canada
Victoria conducted this class like a wise, supportive friend. She was caring about each student wherever they were in their life journey. The video's, music, FB group and class work were fun, relaxing and thought provoking. I was able to meet and know my Muse, amazing since I had no idea what it even meant when I started this! It has been a gift of revelation for me. Loved it all. -- Dawn, Bangor, Maine
An inner journey into the realm of creativity, imagination, muse, dreams, and story. A refreshing take for visual artists and writers alike, going deeper than artistic technique and skill. Fabulous teleclasses where we got to hear each other's voices! Lots of wonderful interaction from Victoria here and in the Facebook group. -- Ellie, San Francisco, CA
Creative Alchemy (MeetUp Group)
Such a talented, compassionate, expressive group expertly guided by intelligent, thoughtful and inclusive beings. Everyone's a teacher. Everyone's a student. Feel like I've tapped in to some super-spiritual-creative pipeline. ~ Amy
I felt a lot of trust with everyone there, which made me want to be open and take risks in our discussion. I like the diversity, and look forward to continuing. I also appreciated how Victoria, the organizer, facilitated the discussion and kept it on track and moving. Great job with that! ~ Nancy
Victoria is a great facilitator and everyone participated. This was my first real meet up and I was impressed. It was a friendly group of people with a diverse range of creative interests and experiences. I'm really looking forward to more meetups with this group. ~ Lisa
Fabulous! Inspiring variety of creative thinkers who are showing me art as a way of life. ~ Nancy
Enigma of Love (MeetUp Group)
I learn something new every time... Thank you Victoria for sharing your perspective... it really helps to hear what you have to say... and then practice it. ~ Manolo
It’s a great subject and I’m glad Victoria was bold enough to organize such a group to tackle these issues. ~ Scott
Looking forward to attending more events this year. Great topics, with open discussions to discover perceptions vs reality. Very insightful. ~ Vivek
Mystic Circle (MeetUp Group)
Great group of spirits. Victoria does a fantastic job of allowing the best to come out of everyone. ~ Cedric
Thank you, Victoria, for creating the safety of this sacred circle and sharing the space of your lovely, warm home with us. ~ Jesse
Well facilitated….time boundaries honored…heart-centered people. ~ Kenny
Your article Touching Women touched me and I realized that I felt the same way about my work. ~ Linda Lemire, Heart Flowerers Healing Center, Doylestown, PA
I wanted to write to express my gratitude for all the help you provided with my writing. I am now deep into my fifth course and have been getting complements on my writing ability. I know for sure that my writing came together because of the work I did with you. You helped me streamline what I had to say which is so important for a verbose person like myself. I have been writing a lot as you can imagine and have also been really enjoying it. So, THANK YOU! ~ Anoo Padte, Seattle, WA
In late 2009 Victoria accepted a huge creative assignment from me to create 15 different 1000 word scripts on 15 different topics that all centered around coaching. Not only was her contribution exceptional and eloquent, but it was delivered on time, under very tight deadlines. I will turn to again to Victoria for her expertise and honest approach. ~ Ken Ott, Seattle, WA
Comments taken from feedback forms about my workshop at the 2008 Women of Wisdom Foundation:
- Excellent facilitator. Helped me outline a model to work through transition.
- A non-judgmental environment, sharing stories in a healing group.
- The instructor was authentic and genuine.
- Victoria was sincere, professional and organized.
- Lots of knowledge!
- Great persona.
Victoria had an organized program that she presented to our group in a very effective way. She was able to draw us out and helped us dig deeper to find answers for ourselves. She was more of a partner in our journey than a leader. Victoria was amazing supportive as well as generous with her time. I highly recommend her services to anyone looking for a coach. ~ Melora Bacheller Hiler, Gainesville, FL
I have taken many writing courses in this area over the past fifteen years and this course was absolutely the best. ~ Kathleen Galop, Maplewood, NJ
Whatever she takes on, she approaches with wisdom, enthusiasm, and passion. She is also flexible and responds well to the particular energy or dynamic of the room or group. She is sensitive to the needs of individuals and groups and also brings a well-tuned sense of humor to the table. I highly recommend Victoria as a presenter. You couldn’t find a more authentic, dynamic, and knowledgeable speaker than Victoria Fann. Victoria has a way with people. Whether one-on-one or speaking to an audience, she can engage a crowd and create a meaningful workshop experience. ~ Katherine Graf, Owner of Aroma Studio, Warwick, NY
Victoria volunteered to teach a series of classes at Puget Sound Community School, the innovative middle & high school I direct. She quickly and impressively endeared herself to our students, her classes being among the most popular offerings we’ve had. In fact, Victoria herself became so popular among the students that several of them indicated they would prioritize any of her offerings simply to learn from her. In a school such as ours, where students determine the class schedule based on their interests and goals, that is a profound testimonial. Additional, Victoria continually impresses with me with her gift of connecting to the souls of the people she encounters while being able to clearly and passionately describe her perspectives and experiences. ~ Andy Smallman, Director of Puget Sound Community School, Seattle, WA
Whenever I meet one of Victoria's students or clients, they always rave about how she has really inspired them to reach farther, to go deeper, and to become totally clear about their efforts. That is how I know that Victoria is a wonderful coach who cares about her clients and who really adds value to their work. ~ James Dunn, Seattle, WA