Join the Big Sacred
Soul Journey
Branding Class

(Starts March 21 // $149 for 4 weeks)

One-on-one
brand coaching

(Power-packed Skype consultations
to get your strategic manifest on // $120 for 90 minutes )

Hello, lovely soul!

My name is Chris Anne Donnelly and I’d be honoured to be your brand guide and co-create your dream.

 

My methods are part tried-tested-and-strategic, and part love-your-soul-unorthodox. For my woo-woo clients this balance of biz and true purpose just works.

 
 

You can access the full
creative force within 
you, and build your Big Sacred life

Chris Anne Donnelly

Curious Explorer. Intuitive Creative. Brand Guide. Happy Co-Creator & Business Oracle.

I’d be honoured to be your brand guide.

After years of running a successful branding and design business, I have finally taken some time away to build my dream. I believe that the world is in a state of transition now, and that we need more healers and more philosophers poets and more intuitive creatives to help take us gracefully through our growing pains.

There’s a new blend of energetic wisdom that needs to be a part of business acumen. That’s the work I am passionate about doing.

I love this question because I like to say the school of the vibrational universe.

But if that’s not workin’ for you (and it’s totally okay if it’s not ;)I have had awesome formal training through some cool dream jobs, life experiences and “higher” education. I’ve broken down the glimpses of me into education, healing stuff and intuition stuff.

I’ve been doing this branding gig for a long time! I’ve worked with big banks and fancy brands like Coca-cola, and then I graduated to wonderful mom-and-pop shops with soul. I’ve studied a lot. (Design, then Digital Media then Marketing.) Through 13 years of entrepreneurship there’s been lots of ups and downs, and it has been a wonderful journey that has allowed me to hone my craft and work with so many amazing people.

Branding ? We’ve got this nailed.

Why am I qualified to help guide your brand and intuitive life?

On the branding side:

  • 4 yr. Honours Bachelor of Design from York University
  • Certificate in Digital Media (York U &  Sheridan College)
  • Certificate in marketing from the University of Toronto
  • More importantly I’ve been doing this branding gig for a long time

On the woo-woo side things get a little more interesting. (This is the higher higher education.)

Healing Stuff:

  • I’ve gathered some Reiki, Celtic Reiki and Energy-working certifications. But to be honest, none of these mean much as much to me as real-world practice. They sure are pretty though 🙂
  • I’ve got my 1st year acupuncture studies under my belt. More to come later. 
  • I spent over a year working for a healer in Santiago Chile, and that experience changed my idea of what was possible with energy. It unfortunately also pushed me away from energy work for a good while. It’s a long story that maybe I can share with you someday. Lots of amazing learnings. 
  • NLP (neuro linguistic programming) practitioner training, done! Maybe more to come later.
  • When I work hard enough at it I can see your aura. Just like you can see mine. I’d love to practice with you.

Other Stuff that made all the difference in the world (a.k.a. The ultra higher higher education)  

  • I grew up with a tons of creative visualization. My NLP auntie taught me things like anchoring emotions into my fingers and learning new half pipe tricks in my mind before I tried them. I learned that I could harness my passion and make something great out of it. And it worked. I became a competitive athlete, and when I was 19 I placed second at the Canadian Nationals for slope style in snowboarding. That was a great day. 
  • Hitchiking to Mexico from Whistler, B.C. as a young adult changed my mind about who I was and what I cold accomplish with willpower and a smile.  Looking back, it was also incredibly stupid and risky. But I was running on good karma and organic guacamole, and I knew I was okay. And I was. That trip set in motion the things that have given me my life today. I am grateful I was so foolish.
  • Meeting hubby online and taking the foolish proverbial leap off the cliff to go to South America and meet him in person changed my life forever. I ended up living in Chile for 4 years, and that totally rocked my idea of who I was and what I could accomplish in another language and culture. Looking back that was also incredibly stupid and risky, but I was using my intuition and my guides and I knew I would be okay. And I was. And 13 years later I am the most grateful happy person because of it.
  • Paying for university by managing a snowboard shop while selling runes, art and pendulums online while studying was really hard work. It probably would have taken a few years off of my life expectancy if it weren’t for all the green powder and yoga classes. It was the only option I saw at the time, and I did what I thought had to be done. I learned that hard work makes all the difference in the world. And I learned that the hard way.
  • Being self employed for 13 years has given me the hiccups and roadblocks to figure out that we really are the co-creators of our realm. And it doesn’t have to be hard. You have to put your energy there, and (big sacred moment here!) you don’t have to suffer on the journey to find success.
  • I’ve gone through the fertility treatments process and failed. Miserably. So I’ve also learned that while my idea of my perfect life could be drastically shaken up, that the process of letting things go and getting back into flow is the healing we need to realign with the universe. I’m still learning this everyday, and I imagine this will be a life-long course.

I love this question because I like to say the school of the vibrationauniverse.

But if that’s not workin’ for you (and it’s totally okay if it’s not ;)I have had awesome formal training through some cool dream jobs and “higher” education.

On the branding side:

  • 4 yr. Honours Bachelor of Design from York University
  • Certificate in Digital Media (York U &  Sheridan College)
  • Certificate in marketing from the University of Toronto
  • More importantly I’ve been doing this branding gig for a long time

On the woo-woo side things get a little more interesting. (This is the higher higher education.)

Healing Stuff:

  • I’ve gathered some Reiki, Celtic Reiki and Energy-working certifications. But to be honest, none of these mean much as much to me as real-world practice. They sure are pretty though 🙂
  • I’ve got my 1st year acupuncture studies under my belt. More to come later. 
  • I spent over a year working for a healer in Santiago Chile, and that experience changed my idea of what was possible with energy. It unfortunately also pushed me away from energy work for a good while. It’s a long story that maybe I can share with you someday. Lots of amazing learnings. 
  • NLP (neuro linguistic programming) practitioner training, done! Maybe more to come later.
  • When I work hard enough at it I can see your aura. Just like you can see mine. I’d love to practice with you.

Other Stuff that made all the difference in the world (a.k.a. The ultra higher higher education)  

  • I grew up with a tons of creative visualization. My NLP auntie taught me things like anchoring emotions into my fingers and learning new half pipe tricks in my mind before I tried them. I learned that I could harness my passion and make something great out of it. And it worked. I became a competitive athlete, and when I was 19 I placed second at the Canadian Nationals for slope style in snowboarding. That was a great day. 
  • Hitchiking to Mexico from Whistler, B.C. as a young adult changed my mind about who I was and what I cold accomplish with willpower and a smile.  Looking back, it was also incredibly stupid and risky. But I was running on good karma and organic guacamole, and I knew I was okay. And I was. That trip set in motion the things that have given me my life today. I am grateful I was so foolish.
  • Meeting hubby online and taking the foolish proverbial leap off the cliff to go to South America and meet him in person changed my life forever. I ended up living in Chile for 4 years, and that totally rocked my idea of who I was and what I could accomplish in another language and culture. Looking back that was also incredibly stupid and risky, but I was using my intuition and my guides and I knew I would be okay. And I was. And 13 years later I am the most grateful happy person because of it.
  • Paying for university by managing a snowboard shop while selling runes, art and pendulums online while studying was really hard work. It probably would have taken a few years off of my life expectancy if it weren’t for all the green powder and yoga classes. It was the only option I saw at the time, and I did what I thought had to be done. I learned that hard work makes all the difference in the world. And I learned that the hard way.
  • Being self employed for 13 years has given me the hiccups and roadblocks to figure out that we really are the co-creators of our realm. And it doesn’t have to be hard. You have to put your energy there, and (big sacred moment here!) you don’t have to suffer on the journey to find success.
  • I’ve gone through the fertility treatments process and failed. Miserably. So I’ve also learned that while my idea of my perfect life could be drastically shaken up, that the process of letting things go and getting back into flow is the healing we need to realign with the universe. I’m still learning this everyday, and I imagine this will be a life-long course.

This month’s mood
Something magical this way comes.
A harvest, Samhain and changing airs,
Something special this way blows-
A gust of gifts and shares

Contact info
Chris Donnelly

289-231-6514
hello at the modern curio dot com
www.themoderncurio.com

What I’m most likely up to right now:

  • brand guiding and web designing (day job!)
  • reiki practitioning
  • star gazing
  • symbolism + shapes collecting
  • rune playing
  • poetic activist(ing?)
  • salve compounding
  • medicinal herb growing
  • spiritual delving