We had the good fortune of connecting with Josie Coleman and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Josie, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor behind my success is collaboration. The incredible people in my life have not only mentored me and encouraged my success, but they have also celebrated who I am as friends. I honed my psychic craft with liliana Barzola of Lotuslantern Healing Arts for over 10 years. We have also been friends throughout. I have learned from that relationship that clear communication is possible. Sometimes we have to discuss work and sometimes we have to clarify that we are on ‘friend time’. I have had other work/friend relationships that have ended feeling messy due a foggy line between work and play. Over the last 10 years I’ve been able to cultivate a group of incredible friends. I work directly with some and others have their own thing going on. That early lesson of clear communication has helped me deepen all of my relationships. The comradery is foundation of my success.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My work has always felt like art. I was a hairdresser for many years and as I morphed into psychic and astrology work, it all seemed like creative work. I have been an artist of some sort my whole life. I use my paintings to express the energy of the planets as well. I am most proud of the fact that I have found work in my life that never gets boring. I love to work, create and connect. I want to continue to do that in some form for the rest of my life. I am not afraid to be new at something. I was very good at hairstyling, but I always saw my work as every changing. When I felt like I mastered something, I would start the search for the next area to be a newbie. I do that with my psychic and astrology work as well. There is always a new way to tell a story or a new way to question clients to understand how I can best serve them. People want to know really deep stuff, and sometimes it’s hard to articulate that. Being open to different types of conversations and not getting into a rote way of seeing & reading people.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I recently moved to the Big Island Hawaii and am exploring the area myself! I’ve had a couple of friends visit and my advice to them has been to ‘keep your vacation standards low’. People want to GO and SEE and I have always appreciated doing a little bit and getting to know a specific area versus seeing ALL of the sites. I would definitely make sure someone visiting would experience the water and a volcano. Snorkeling amongst the diverse aquatic life around here is breath taking. I am always so grateful to see a natural environment filled with it’s inhabitants. All the things we saw in fish stores growing up actually have a life out there! Two Step is a popular place to snorkel and I definitely think it delivers. If you are there at the right time you can see the dolphins show off for the swimmers. I would take my friend to a lovely dinner in my Ocean View neighborhood called the Tai Shan restaurant. A beautiful outdoor setting on a farm with an amazing view. The food has always dazzles me and I know when I take someone there it won’t disappoint. I would definitely make my friends hang out with my partner Joseph who was born and raised on the islands. It’s a much juicer tour around town when you have him to ask questions about the area. South Point is a spot near our place and we love to take people there. The cliffs overlooking the ocean make you feel the expansiveness of this world. It’s a nice place to take people to walk around, meditate and just be together. We also take a ride up to Volcano National Park for a look at Kilauea. It’s breathtaking to see a volcano for the first time. I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of showing people that scene!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
So many! I mentioned Liliana Barzola from Lotuslantern Healing arts. She was my first mentor to help me hone my psychic skills and use them as a business in an ethical way. I still work with her as a contractor and am so grateful to be a part of that team.
Claudia Johnson from Skydog Institute was my Astrology mentor. She took so much time crafting HOW to give me direction and information. She really catered my education to my learning style. The care she took with me helped me realize that my sense of wonder about the stars would be a lifelong education.
The style of astrologers and psychics has changed so much over the years and I admire those that have cultivated their own style and stay true to themselves. Jessica Lanyadoo is one of the podcasters and writers that I admire and enjoy.
When I read ‘Ask and it is given’ by Abraham Hicks and ‘Echos of the soul’ by Echo Bodine my introduction to psychic writers opened up a whole new world for me. It inspired to me read as many different perspectives as I could find. Spirituality is diverse and endlessly interesting.
My friend Liz Beckman. She was the first person in my life that enjoyed talking about all the interesting things I was learning right from the beginning. Having someone that will talk about all kinds of subjects has reminded me to be inquisitive and open minded. We still have the most interesting conversations when we can connect.

Website: josiecoleman.com

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Image Credits
Erica Mitchell Photographer

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