About Christi Daniels - Christi Daniels -Somatic Coach + Facilitator at Empower Studio

Your enormous heart led you to a helping profession. As a teacher, massage therapist, virtual assistant, or other helping professional, you care for the mind, body, soul, or business of others – and you do it superbly – but you struggle to give yourself even a fraction of the time and attention you devote to others.

You understand better than most how self-care, listening to your inner wisdom, and following your soul’s calling are vital to your well-being. In fact, you encourage others to live that way and that’s one reason why it’s so frustrating when you can’t make it happen for yourself. Being out of integrity with what you value leaves you feeling “off” center. It’s as if something’s missing and that something that’s missing is … you.

Truth-be-told, you’ve been ignoring an emptiness inside of you for awhile now. Deep down you know neglecting yourself isn’t sustainable and it’s starting to take a toll. You’re sensing some dreams and possibilities have an expiration date and need to be claimed before they expire. That quickening you feel in your chest, that stirring in your gut is a signal it’s time to do something different.

Rather than wandering around alone trying to figure out what’s wrong with you in the desert of self-help books and do-it-yourself programs, there’s a part of you that yearns to find a true oasis. A soft, safe, lush space where you sit down, take a deep breath, and let go of all of the worries, all of the pressures, all of the expectations that require you to be “on” and responsible 24/7. A place where you can simply relax into yourself and BE.

In your heart of hearts, you really want someone to take you by the hand and show you the way, with that same attentiveness and genuine care you extend to others … to reassure you this path has been walked before, you’ll arrive in your own perfect timing, and that you’ll have help orienting along the way.

And I’m so glad you made it here because that’s exactly what I do!

I’m Christi Daniels, a Stress Reduction Coach and Thriving Facilitator. It’s my passion to assist extraordinary women as they step into the leadership role of their life. My clients reacquaint themselves with their Authentic Wisdom and inner wellspring of energy and enthusiasm, learning to harness it as fuel for their dreams.

Earlier in life I spent 16 years in the corporate world using my geeky-systems-synthesis skills to bring accounts and projects back into alignment before I switched my focus from serving high-quality projects to high-quality people. I was born with the heart of a teacher and the mind of a systems engineer.   

I continue to earn my most valuable credentials for being your ally in the trenches of day to day life. In the early days, attempt by attempt, and coach by coach, I learned to receive support and reconstruct my sense of self. In the early days I just wanted to fix myself. I now understand this to be a lifelong process, not of fixing myself, but of healing and self-discovery. I continue to realign and readjust each day with who I’m discovering myself to be. It was a lonely and confusing journey at first, but what kept me going was a vow to figure out a way to get back to myself first, and if it worked, to share what I found so that no other women had to needlessly suffer. This pledge was behind starting my practice, Empower Studio (formerly Self-Full Living), and writing my book titled Sabbatical from “Yes”.

Along the way, I’ve assisted my clients in exploring their inner landscape to rediscover and reorient themselves with who they really are underneath all of the social conditioning, survival programming, and assumptions they built their life upon. Rather than being led from the outside world, my clients learn to trust themselves, to align their perspective, choices, and actions with nourishing who they really are and to lead themselves with love, compassion, and tenderness as sovereign beings first and foremost, which creates a wellspring of energy, creativity, and richness that make it easy to share with others, no self-sacrifice required.

Through my cornerstone group coaching program, Soul Gardening, I give bright, highly sensitive, driven women the innovative tools and training needed to trust themselves completely and blaze their own, authentic trail in an ever-changing world. 

Learn more here (and get a free chapter from my book).




PS: In December of 2019 I read what I believe is the most important book of the century, Patriarchy Stress Disorder: The Invisible Inner Barrier to Women’s Happiness and Fulfillment by Dr. Valerie Rein.

Dr. Valerie’s book describes the reasons why so many women feel as though there’s something wrong with us and illuminates that it’s not us, what’s wrong is systemic and it shows up in us as Patriarchy Stress Disorder (PSD).  This was the next level of awareness for me as a practitioner for being able to serve my clients in even deeper and more profound ways. It was also the next level of healing ancestral, collective and personal trauma for myself I didn’t even know I needed. I’ve since received so much personal and group care, support and healing through the programs Dr. Valerie and her partner, Jeffrey Michael Tambor, have created. 

In addition, I’ve completed training as a Thriving Method® Facilitator (Level 1) so that I can share the foundations of this work with my own clients. I have had the honor of facilitating multiple rounds of the foundational Thriving Solution 10 week group program as part of Team Thriving. 

I’ve also completed training as a Thriving Method® Facilitator (Level 2) for facilitating the deeper levels of this work for Team Thriving clients in their year long Thriving Circle and Legacy programs. As part of this training, I’ve completed a 3 year apprenticeship with Team Thriving mentored by Jeffrey Michael Tambor and am a Certified Thriving Method® Facilitator.

I cannot express how life changing this experience has been for me and for the clients I am facilitating. If the Thriving Method® work resonates, I would encourage you to explore Dr. Valerie’s book, podcast or website for ways to connect with this work yourself. 

PS: In January 2024 I was introduced to Shirzad Chamine’s Positive Intelligence (PQ) program. I have since completed the introductory program as a participant and as a coach and now use the PQ app and operating system as a starting place for working with all of my clients. The ability for my clients to integrate the PQ Operating System into their lives and build self command muscles inside the app’s gym is foundational and for being able to manage their internal world and the increased awareness gained is supportive for moving into deeper levels of healing work with stored survival stress. I’m currently completing additional training and in the process of being certified as a PQ Coach.    

If you’d like to explore this work for yourself you can learn more on the PQ website or read Shirzad’s book, Positive Intelligence, Why Only 20% of Teams and Individuals Achieve Their True Potential and How You Can Achieve Yours.  

"It is my honor and privilege to recommend Christi Daniels to you. I have had the good fortune to know and work with Christi in a variety of settings for almost two years and can assure you that you will not find a more beautiful being with whom you can trust your most vulnerable self. I could tell you about all the wonderful tools that she employs to help you clarify your goals and move through the obstacles that are in the way of creating what you truly want, but in the end those are just tools. What is special about the work that she does is Christi herself. To work with Christi and be in her presence is to feel loved, accepted and celebrated as the strong and empowered being that you truly are."

Gayle Walker | Arkansas, U.S.A.
Artist and Intuitive Gardener

April Kennedy | Arkansas, U.S.A.
Writer, Women's Wellness Advocate, and Yoga Instructor

"I just wanted to tell you what an AMAZING coach I think you are... you hold space and intuit. I feel heard, understood and I can see the better version of me emerging...

I have a great deal of experience personally and professionally with counselors, therapists and the like and you are absolutely among the best of the best."


Christi Daniels, Self-Fulfillment Mentor

 Official Bio

As a Cognitive Somatic Energy Practitioner, Thriving Method® Facilitator, and Life Coach, Christi Daniels offers brave spaces for smart, sensitive, ambitious women to transform self-doubt into deep self-trust.

She’s the author of Sabbatical from Yes, creator of Soul Gardening, a group coaching experience synchronized with lunar and seasonal cycles, and co-host of the former Around the Table with Powerful Women podcast.

Through her writing, group and private coaching programs she helps women feel, heal and deal with the challenges they encounter being true to themselves in a world that is evolving beyond disempowering narratives of dominance and exclusion and learning how to integrate and embrace the power of the feminine aspects in all of us.

The clients she works with have gone on to say yes to their dreams of writing and publishing books, moving into their dream careers, and sharing the stage with spiritual luminaries. Her writing has appeared in The Perpetual You and she’s been featured on podcasts such as Turning Inward and InnerZension Radio. She lives in Fayetteville, AR and works with clients all over the globe.