ABOUT ATMANA ACADEMY
Our Purpose is to Help You Live Yours
WHO WE ARE
What We Do
Atmana Academy is an online coaching training and education company that provides life coach certification and business mentorship to emerging intuitive coaches in the personal growth and wellness industry.
Using our research-based training methodologies that blend spirituality and science, we help clients from all over the world master superior coaching skills and shorten growth and profitability cycles so they can bring their soul’s vision and business into the marketplace with a bang.
Our Training Philosophy
We take a humanistic approach to
learning, coaching, and training.
Our core teaching philosophy rests on two principles. The first is that all human beings have an innate desire to self-actualize and that vitality and health are fostered when one can do so. The second is that when one is provided what Dr. Carl Rogers described as the “necessary and sufficient conditions” for growth, change occurs naturally. We equip and empower our Coaches to provide their clients those necessary and sufficient conditions by embodying the “being and doing” of coaching as outlined by the ICF’s Core Competencies and standards. Through this congruent coaching process, their clients are able to cultivate the inner and outer resources needed to live a resilient, vibrant, and healthy life in alignment with their full potential and ideal self.
To elevate human consciousness through equipping and empowering life coaches to help their clients express their full potential and create a vibrant, authentic life.
By 2025, our vision is to teach, train, and mentor 5,000 conscious coaches into positions of global leadership where they can be a force for impactful and positive change in the world.
Meet the Team
CEO + FOUNDER
Heather Alice Shea, M.S., PCC
A former psychotherapist turned master coach, Heather Alice Shea is the CEO and Founder of Atmana Academy, the world’s first life coach training school specifically for intuitive life coaches. Her passion is teaching aspiring healers and coaches how to master superior coaching skills and cultivate their intuition for a bolder business and a bigger bottom line. Using her research-supported methodologies that yield faster results, she’s helped hundreds of clients across five continents launch practices that generate the freedom and flexibility that they desire and deserve.
She is the creator of the Emerge Coaching Method™ and host of The Intuitive Podcast. Her work has been featured in top publications like Spirituality & Health Magazine, Brainz Magazine, Mind Body Green, Elephant Journal, and Best Self Magazine. Heather holds a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of North Florida. She is PCC certified with the ICF, as well as a licensed HeartMath® Life Coach and Mentor and a Certified Hypnotherapist. When not working, she loves running on the beach and advocating for mental health and human rights via her charitable organization, Free Humanity Foundation.
Director of Operations & Strategic Partnerships
Using nearly two decades of corporate consulting experience and her certification from Atmana Academy to help highly-driven women find mental, emotional, and spiritual balance. Sharona’s helps each client feel the love, get the results they are after while being connected to the Atmana family.
As former homicide detective turned intuitive coach and 6-figure earner as a wellness entrepreneur with Plexus, Stefanie serves as an Atmana Intuitive Life Coach and a brilliant mentor and teacher to our aspiring coaches. She also heads up Atmana’s business development and social media marketing tracks, bringing a unique and dynamic level of training to all our coaches.
Amelia Stewart was an aspiring addictions counselor working in the field when she followed the call to pursue a career as an Atmana Intuitive Life Coach specializing in shadow work. She knows she has walked through the darkness of her own addiction so that she could guide others to their healing on a deeper level. Every day she is grateful to be in long-term recovery and to witness the transformation in our clients.
Social Media Manager
Victoria Schnock, B.A in Hospitality and Tourism, is in charge of keeping Heather sane. She deals with the day-to-day life of Atmana and manages all marketing and social media platform inquiries. She is currently getting her Master’s in Hospitality and Entrepreneurship.
Our Advisory Team
Our advisors guide and inform the research-based initiatives that Atmana Academy creates. Each are subject matter experts in the fields of neuroscience, internal medicine, clinical mental health counseling, clinical intuition, creativity, psi abilities, Jungian symbolism, mindfulness, mental counseling, mental health, yoga, and play therapy.
Dr. Russell Kennedy, MD
Dr. Russell Kennedy is a Neuroscientist with degrees and advanced training in medicine and developmental psychology. He knows more about the understanding, treatment, and healing of anxiety from more perspectives than anyone else in the world. It’s not all science though, as he is also a certified yoga and meditation teacher and was a professional stand up comedian for over a decade. While under a therapeutic dose of LSD he discovered how he could heal himself from anxiety and now he shares those insights with others who struggle with chronic emotional pain. Although Russ relies on his intuitive abilities just as much as his scientific background. He is excited to find a place at Atmana that fully embraces the synthesis of science and spirit.
Dr. Tes Tuason, Ph.D.
Professor & Clinical Director of Mental Health Counseling, UNF
Dr. Tuason is a counseling psychologist – specifically interested in addressing a) social issues such as poverty and inequities, and social justice issues related to counseling minority populations (in terms of ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status), b) conducting research that is respectful and appreciative of culture given our global community, specifically of the populations of developing countries such as the Philippines, (overseas workers, parenting, differentiation from family, alcoholism), and c) family, child, and adolescent clinical issues utilizing the systems perspective.
Commitment to Unity
We stand in unity and solidarity with all members of our global community, regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status. We recognize that our host and/or guests may at times, unintentionally communicate unconscious bias (because we all do).
Please know we are committed to continued growth in this area of our development – we are all doing our best.
Thank you for standing with us on this journey!