SHEREEN THOR is a host, author, rebel, movement starter, and serial artistpreneur who lives life on her terms and helps others do the same. Between her quirky comedic style and her in your face ability to catalyze others into empowerment; she can’t be ignored.
Her career first started in stand up comedy where just after two short years of being in the game she was quickly getting scouted by the likes of MTV, VH1 and E!. While making people laugh was fun it wasn’t fully fulfilling. She was an inspiration junkie, obsessed with human behavior and what makes people tick, so while making people laugh she worked on getting certifications in NLP and as a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) to cultivate her ability to change lives for the better.
She found a way to fuse her comedic skills with her desire to inspire and became a host on the Oprah Winfrey Recap Show on Afterbuzz TV. She was then picked up as a host and producer on an international network CSAT TV where she pioneered The Shereen Show to discuss topics like life, love, passion, and emotional health on an international network. She then went on to found AWAKEN THE REBEL, a movement that helps people stop settling for less and live an extraordinary life by their design. She wanted to take the power and efficacy of Tony Robbins and mix it with an edgy MTV feel so that it could capture the attention of those who think they are too cool for school. In her words, “AWAKEN THE REBEL is the gateway drug to the world of personal development.”
Here are a few of the big topics we talked about:
Shereen shares what she means when she says inner rebel.
Shereen’s message is to all the reformed good girls out there, “It’s time to listen to your inner bad girl.”
Shereen’s first big awakening came when she realized she’d adhered to her mother’s expectations.
Despite having “everything” Shereen wasn’t fully happy with her life the way it was.
A self-help seminar is when Shereen’s views on things turned around.
What “Good Girl Syndrome” means to Kelly and Shereen and how it affects others.
Kelly shares her story of being a rebel, but also being sure to have good girl tendencies.
How parents react to their children’s choices and how they fear for their success.
In the past, Kelly has felt that people would like her more if she was good.
The ladies discuss the feeling of being abandoned and needing to feel loved.
Shereen describes how you can pick back up the pieces after they’ve been abandoned.
The Artist’s Way and the self-destructive patterns that often look honorable to the outside world, but it is really crushing your soul.
Shereen shares how we all begin to change the meaning of selfish.
How to nurture your inner rebel.
Once you ask for what you want, the Universe begins to work to bring it to you.
How women can nurture and care for themselves.
Kelly asks Shereen what her Inner Voice is asking of her today.
In Shereen’s Voice:
“My work is to support people in awakening the rebel, get in touch with that little hottie in there. See what she really wants.”
“Following your truth is actually going to look rebellious or disrespectful.”
“I'm not going to do this anymore. I'm going to fully choose to show up in the world as the truth of me, and sometimes that might hurt, but I can take a bullet.”
“I learned a pattern of abandoning myself in an effort to please others.”
“We need the belonging, we need the love and we also need to feel loved for who we actually are.”
“The same way the frog dies a slow death, he doesn't realize that the water is slowly coming to a boil and then dies, I think the same can happen with the awakening. I think you can do a slow awakening where you're not shocking yourself like maniac.”
“Women need to learn to self advocate for their spirit, for their soul, for themselves.”
“Let it be okay that some people are going to be disappointed and just let it be okay that you're not there for everyone else. Just let it be okay for you to be selfish for a moment.”
“We've been socialized to feel bad for being selfish because our role and our value comes from giving and loving and care for everyone else, and that's beautiful.”
“If you are selfish you are also giving. You can't be one without the other.” ~ Kelly Covert
“Your work is to make sure you do not abandon yourself.”