Visionary Spotlight: Heather Thorkelson

Heather Thorkelson is a coach who works with entrepreneurs to grow their impact and visibility while growing their bottom line. She has been location independent for 7 years and runs her businesses from all over the world, including, on occasion, Antarctica. Heather is the founder of the Republic of Freedom, a digital collective aimed at helping people live better outside the Matrix, and the owner of Twin Tracks Expeditions, a polar expedition company.

Here are a few of the big topics we talked about:

  • Kelly introduces Heather and asks her to share what visionary means to her.

  • Heather shares what her favorite part of herself is.

  • The ladies discuss how Heather has connected with her instincts, which was significantly impacted by Heather’s upbringing.

  • At the age of 17, Heather had experienced what some people at that age cannot even fathom.

  • The psychological requirements that put you in a good headspace.

  • Heather shares her non-negotiable forms of self-care are.

  • Asking for help is difficult for a lot of women, but especially so for Heather. Heather shares why.

  • Heather’s first step in asking for help, began when she stopped being so dismissive of her husband trying to help her.

  • Essentialism by Greg McCallen

  • The busy work that is outside your zone of genius as an entrepreneur is an excellent form of procrastination.

  • Freedom and its importance in Heather’s life.

  • Heather shares how she keeps herself from falling prey to societal standards.

  • How to start breaking free of the matrix, as Heather likes to call it.

  • Heather shares what her Inner Voice is asking of her.

In Heather’s Voice:

“I think a visionary is someone who both leads by example and also someone who is willing to look for the possibility in everything rather than just staying within the box, or as I like to call it “stay within the matrix.”


“I do things that people tell me can’t be done, and I don’t care. I trust my instincts. They haven’t led me astray yet, not wildly anyways.”

“What are the basic psychological requirements that put you in a good head space so that you can serve others from there.”

“My whole 30s have been an unfolding and learning how to listen to myself.”

“I had dumbed down so many of my senses that I realized when I started to relax on myself that colors started to seem more vibrant and what not.”

“Freedom to me, in the context of who I am in the society that I live in, is the ability to make choices I need to make in order to thrive in this life.”

“Anybody can do something extraordinary. It just takes seeing that possibility.”

Connect with Heather:

Heather’s Website

Republic of Freedom



Twin Tracks Expeditions