It was the summer of 2012. There I sat crying on my meditation cushion directly in front of Marianne Williamson as she stood looking down at me.
I said to Marianne, “I’ve been studying A Course In Miracles and your work since I was 14 years old when my mother died.”
I said, “I believe everything that the Course teaches. Yet somehow, I really just feel that even though I believe this so much,” and I put my thumb and fore finger together to form a small circle,“that there’s this little part of me that just doesn’t believe that Jesus is actually there for me.”
She looked at me, and she said, “Are you doing the work?”
I said, “I am doing the work.”
She said, “How are you doing the work?”
I said, “I’m journaling about the Course every single day.” I had my journal with me and I held it up to show her.
She looked at it, and she said, “How do you work with it?”
I said, “I’ll open up the Course and whatever speaks to me, then I’ll study on that.”
She looked at me, and she said, “Page one. You start at page one.”
I realized in that moment that I had been dabbling. I was saying and looking like I was doing the work, but I was really avoiding what it would mean to start at page one and commit to the entire process and the full curriculum that is A Course in Miracles.
Flash back to a year before: this was a very dark period in my business. I was working with a marketing mentor who really was not a match for me. There was a lot of pushing to do more, more, more. How much income her clients were generating meant a lot to her. Being pushed to do more triggered the achiever coping mechanism I had developed after my mother died. I brought my business across the million-dollar mark that year, but I was exhausted and barely had anything to show for it. I was miserable.
It was an absolute dark night of the soul.
I was disillusioned with the coaching industry. I looked around and thought, what is happening here? I retreated into myself except for the love and attention that I continued to pour into my clients. That was it. I took myself off of everything in the coaching industry. I wasn’t on anybody’s email lists. I disconnected from social media. I wasn’t watching anything. I said to myself, I’ve got to figure this thing out because if this is what it means to be a successful coach, I don’t want it. What am I doing? Who am I? What am I here to be?
Through that discovery process, I came to understand that I am a highly sensitive person.
Being highly sensitive didn’t surprise me, what really stunned me was how highly sensitive I was. Off-the-charts-score. Because one of my foundational principle teachings is understanding that your ideal client is a version of you, I brought the self quiz I had taken to my highest level clients at that time and every single person in the room was also highly sensitive. I thought, huh, something is happening here.
Through my in-depth study of Dr. Elaine Aron, who’s a leading researcher and founder of highly sensitive persons, and her work I began to understand that being highly sensitive did not mean that I was weak, incapable or even shy, what it did mean was that I was deeply intuitive, empathic, creative and I began to piece together how all of this made an impact on my business.
According to Dr. Aron 20% of the entire world population is uniquely genetically coded to be a “royal advisor.” For those of us attracted to being a coach, a healing practitioner, or a creative entrepreneur, we are literally lined up, aligned for success because we are naturally coded to do so. So, I thought to myself, if this is the case then that means we are meant to be in our businesses, sell and market as a highly sensitive person in a way that is also different than the other 80% of the world.
According to A Course In Miracles, the definition of a miracle is a “shift in perception.” I began to clearly understand that this is exactly what is required for a Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur® to be successfully self-employed. We must begin to shift the perception of ourselves. Our difference does not mean we must hide in the shadows of our highly sensitive traits; it means we must claim the abilities we’ve been coded with as strengths. We must use our Highly Sensitive Strengths to create our business success, to create Business Miracles®.
I have taken everything I’ve discovered and learned to create award-winning events, classes, courses and business mentoring programs to support fellow HSEs in generating more income than they’ve ever imagined within their royal advisor role. I have also continued to generate my own 7-figure business success, but now I am much more at peace as I follow my own circadian rhythm and allow my HSE Strengths to lead the way for my productivity and creativity.
Heather Dominick: Official Biography
Can you be highly successful and highly sensitive at the same time?
Heather Dominick is a woman who is impressively successful, and highly sensitive. A former high school drama teacher who collaborated with none other than Bette Midler. A graduate of NYU where she received her first coach training. Heather is the winner of the 2015 Best of Manhattan Coaching Award and creator of the 2014 Stevie Award winning virtual event A Course In Business Miracles®️: 21-Day Discovery Series that attracted close to 6,000 official registrants from all around the world including: Iceland, Nigeria, Russia, Asia, South America, Australia, Europe and the U.S.
She has appeared on Lifetime Television and has been published in numerous books including Stepping Stones to Success alongside Deepak Chopra.
An exceptional facilitator and teacher Heather is known for creating a safe, sacred environment for true transformation whether delivering training online or in-person. Since 2010, Heather has taught thousands of Highly Sensitive Entrepreneurs and Leaders from around the globe how to release life-long limiting beliefs, overcome fears and develop new leadership skills in order to excel in business and life by doing things differently.
As the steward of a consistent million dollar mission Heather has donated, for close to 20 years, a portion of every training program tuition directly to supporting Women for Women International, empowering over 153,000 women survivors of war to move toward economic self-sufficiency and to Charity Water with a commitment to end the water crisis in our lifetime.