We had the good fortune of connecting with Keri Signoracci and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Keri, Let’s talk about principles and values – what matters to you most?
Radical honesty is the most important value in my life. Without truth, we suffer in ways that we often do not even realize until we can no longer bear the burden of all the ways we bypass what is unapologetically authentic. I cannot offer a service to the world that holds any impact if I lack this quality. I certainly cannot be an effective role model if I am stifling what is true. We cannot repair conflicts, make changes, heal, love, or lead fulfilling lives if authenticity is not at the forefront.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am an Integrative Relationship & Couples Coach and am also a graduate student studying Transpersonal Mindfulness Counseling. Everything I do has an undertone of mindfulness and integrates expanding emotional intelligence. The modality of healing that I practice is deeply rooted in neurobiology and attachment theory. What excites me most is helping a client see that they are NORMAL, WHOLE, and WORTHY. Most people have the misconception that something is wrong with them or their relationships. I always offer the challenge that whatever they are experiencing is valid, and we heal by embracing our difficulties, not treating them as unwelcome guests. I am in this profession because of my own array of relationship struggles and would not have it any other way. The greatest lesson I have learned is that no individual or couple has made it through the world unscathed. We all have incessant obstacles that we are trying to overcome, and the best thing we can do is meet them with vulnerability. I want everyone to know that no matter how unworkable something feels, there are always creative approaches to navigating seemingly unconquerable terrain.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
OK, let me pretend we are not still in the throes of CoVid. I would take them to Red Rocks, hike some local trails in Boulder, peruse the Pearl Street Mall, and have a cocktail at the Bitter Bar. In Denver, the Sushi Den and Matsuhisa would be an absolute must.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My Mom deserves a huge shoutout. She is my role model for numerous reasons. She embodies selflessness and compassion yet has endured a string of hardships that would leave most people disheartened and hardened.