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Soulbbatical: A Corporate Rebel’s Guide to Finding Your Best Life

Is the story of my journey from Chief Marketing Officer of Harley-Davidson to Chief Soul Officer of my own life and business. It’s an invitation to what’s possible for each of us, and for all of us, when we own our purpose, speak our truth, and courageously create the life we really want. My mission is to inspire you to be in alignment with your soul so you can unleash your full potential, power, and impact in this world. The world needs more of us!

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Fortune 500 executive turned life and leadership coach Shelley Paxton shows readers how to step away from their busy lives—and into their deepest selves—to find what true fulfillment means to them.

Former Harley-Davidson executive Shelley Paxton lived a wildly successful life by most traditional definitions—titles, money, travel, and adventure. Her global career took her to over 60 countries, where she hung with the jet set and flexed her muscles in the boardroom. Yet she felt a gnawing lack of fulfillment that eventually spiraled into illness, divorce, and addiction. 

To face the fears and dreams she had been ignoring, Paxton walked away from her 26-year career and embarked on a deeply personal journey to reconnect with her true purpose and deepest desires. She called it her “Soulbbatical,” and it not only changed her life; it became her calling. 

After her dad suffered two strokes, Soulbbatical became Paxton’s mission: to inspire others to live their most authentic, courageous, and purposeful lives—today. Because no matter how far you’ve strayed from your true path, it’s never too late for transformation. 

Now running a successful coaching business, Paxton shares her story with individuals and businesses in need of inspiration, helping them make the changes they need for sustainable health and greater fulfillment. Soulbbatical provides an unconventional, exhilarating, sometimes scary roadmap to discovering what you really want—and how to get it.

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