Kaelen Revense is a native Arizonan currently living in the Midwest. She's married to her husband of 34 years and has 2 children and 2 grandchildren whom she loves to spoil. She is a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the proud mother of her gay son. She has her MAED in Adult Education and Training, and has been teaching adults and youth for over 30 years. As the Chief Celebration Officer of her business, Kaelen Revense Coaching: Celebrate You, her passion is being a spiritual teacher, Angelic Reiki Practitioner, life coach, speaker and author. She is the author of the book, "It Was Never About Me: A Latter-day Saint Mother's Journey Toward Loving Acceptance of Her Gay Son's Reality", coming end of 2020. She believes that each person, regardless of gender, race or ethnicity is first and foremost a human being, born free and equal in dignity and rights. She is a movement maker, an LGBTQ+ advocate and helps parents navigate the waters towards loving and accepting their LGBTQ+ children. She loves being an energy healer, entrepreneur and making an impact in the world and the lives of her clients and those she presents to.
WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED AND WHY?
When our son was 7 years old and our daughter 4, they had the opportunity of attending a children's church activity right after school. I was still working at that time and specifically told him to stay in the house and not go next door because I was getting off early and picking up our daughter on the way home (they attended different schools at the time). When I got home, he was NO WHERE to be found! I started looking for him all around and guess where I found him, next door at the neighbors. As we drive to the church activity, which would be our daughter's first children's activity, I told our son that he was NOT going to attend because he did not listen to my instructions. Of course, he threw a fit and I was torn as I really wanted him to attend as well. And, here is where the best advice I have ever received happened. Arriving at the church, I left him in the car and took our daughter inside for the activity. I had a conversation with one of the women there who was in charge and told her my dilemma with our son. And then gold dripped from her mouth! She says, "Do what you say you are doing! If you promise your child an ice cream cone, you deliver! If you promise your child consequences for their actions, you deliver on that!" Needless to say, he and got back in the car and drove home. The next two hours were PAINFUL! I HAD TO DELIVER! By the time I am to go pick up our daughter, our son says he is sorry and realized that his actions resulted in him missing out on an activity he was so looking forward to. Bottom line...do what you say you’re going to do!
WHO HAS INSPIRED YOU AND WHY?
Florence Scovel Shinn! She was an author, teacher of metaphysics, an artist and a game changer for humanity in the early 1900's! She was a female metaphysician living in New York City! She wrote the book "The Game of Life and How to Play It." A book that to this day, still rings true, and emphasizes the power of our thoughts and the power of our spoken words!
WHAT IS THE ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU COULD SHARE WITH OUR READERS TO UPLIFT THEM IN LIFE AND CAREER?
Here are two of my most favorite quotes from the book "The Game of Life and How to Play It":
1. Infinite Spirit, open the way for the Divine Design of MY life to Manifest; let the genius within me NOW be released; let me see clearly the perfect plan!
2. Infinite Spirit, open the way for my IMMEDIATE SUPPLY! Let ALL that is MINE by Divine Right reach me NOW, under grace in GREAT Avalanches of Abundance! Give me a definite LEAD, let ME know if there is ANYTHING FOR ME TO DO!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BOOK AND HOW DID IT INSPIRE YOU?
Florence Scovel Shinn and her book, "The Game of Life and How to Play It". This is the book that shifted my thinking and woke up the power I have had in me all the while! Additionally, I simply adore her other works:
1. Your Word is Your Wand
2. The Secret Door to Success
3. The Power of the Spoken Word
WHAT DO YOU DO TO RELAX?
Love chillin' to Netflix with my hubby! Painting, playing with color and being in a creative mode. I also love to go on long drives, listening to books that motivate me!
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CHALLENGES YOU OR YOUR INDUSTRY FACES, AND HOW DO YOU OVERCOME THOSE?
The challenge for the life coaching industry used to be that it was not necessary, that life coaching was a "nicety". Now, in 2020, everything is shifting in ways that the world had no idea would or could. What is interesting, is that those life coaches who are tapped in metaphysically and energetically, knew that 2020 would be a game changer for all of humanity. How exactly, not sure, but we have the tools, techniques and strategies to navigate these life changes because we have done our own personal inner work and we know how to coach this to others!
WHAT IS ONE TREND IN YOUR INDUSTRY THAT EXCITES YOU?
With the onset of COVID-19, the NEED for life skills on how to navigate these interesting times has become critical. I feel that life coaching is finally being seen as a necessary tool for how our lives are ever evolving and changing.
WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU DO EVERY DAY THAT ADDS TO YOUR SUCCESS?
My evening schedule is a constant in my life. I literally cannot go to sleep until I have written my gratitudes for all that I have been given in the past 24 hours, reading in my scriptures, Emotional Freedom Tapping and meditation. All of this brings me peace at the end of the day and allows me to rest well and ensuring a great start to my day!
WHAT TECHNOLOGY PRODUCT CAN’T YOU LIVE WITHOUT?
Insight Timer (a mediation app).
PLEASE, FINISH THIS STATEMENT: LEADERSHIP IS...
being in the presence of a person and feeling like you are better for it!