I’m Özlem, the Founder of Spirit of Womankind. I created this lifestyle brand and online portal for women seeking the kind of empowerment and inner confidence that comes from knowing your true self and finding meaning and purpose in your life.
I have been working with women in the intersection of self-leadership, spirituality and self-care since 2012. My body of work is in service of women who are ready to usher in a period of transformation and be purpose-led – seeking to pivot their business, their career, and their life, in alignment with their true self.
Having gone through my own life and career changes, I know first-hand how it feels to get to a cross-roads in life and not know which way to turn. Having the right tools to navigate these situations will not only help you get through it, but it will also help you connect deeper to your truth so that you can live a life that is true to your spirit. Beneath discomfort lies deeper connection, knowing and ultimately a freedom and empowerment that can only come from knowing yourself.
I completed my Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), and worked as a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA). I spent over 15 years in the world of Corporate Accounting and Global Project Management. I led a busy and successful career that allowed me to travel the world, but deep down I felt excruciatingly empty, unfulfilled in my career and devoid of my true purpose. I knew that I had more to offer and I knew I wanted to make a difference in the world, especially for women and girls. I also knew that if I didn’t pause and pivot, I never would and I would end up stuck in a life that wasn’t truly mine – and I would end up having lived a life that wasn’t true to my spirit.
I left my Corporate Accounting career and completed formal studies in several coaching modalities, and eastern mysticism. I founded Spirit Of Womankind to be in service of empowering women from the inside-out. I work with women who are in pursuit of a meaningful and fulfilling life, and who want to lead their life from within. My approach infuses timeless spiritual philosophies with modern coaching modalities, positive psychology, design principles and creative strategies. My work is a judgement-free zone, it is steeped in compassion, a soft-yet-strong approach.
As an aunty to two adorable girls I am passionate about supporting women and girls to claim their self-worth and believe in themselves. Many of us are conditioned to be good girls and so we grow up being what we think others want us to be – we feel estranged from ourselves and often lose ourselves in the plight of pleasing others. Recovering from this requires work, and it’s necessary work to uncover the true beauty and unique gifts that each of us have – uncovering these gifts is one step, and then finding ways to share our gifts with the world is the next ….this is what allows us to live true to our spirit and be of service to others in a way that is empowering, fulfilling and meaningful.
I’m particularly passionate about self-care and I truly believe it plays a pivotal role in helping women make empowered choices in their lives as it relates to self-esteem and self-respect.
Through Spirit Of Womankind, I share research, resources, products and online programs to inspire, guide and support women as they embark on their next chapter in life – fuelled by purpose – so that they can live true to their spirit.
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Özlem has this unique talent for combining intuitive wisdom, modern intellect and compassion to truly see people's life purpose. The process guides you to clarity around what you are here to do, and then its shifts to the commercialisation of your lifes work. Although the process is deep, it is far from fluffy. Working with Özlem is profound. The outcome is clarity, confidence and a commercial path ahead. I am beyond grateful and would recommend this process to anyone trying to identify "what's next?" or "what am I on this earth to achieve". Özlem's pitch decks are incredible. Honestly, they are breathtaking. Özlem is so incredibly talented. Her ability to observe, gain insights, bring it all together and then present it as a commercially viable offering in a visually beautiful way is extraordinary! The pitch deck is a document that I can't wait to show off! I am so grateful for how Özlem has made me and my business look! Thank you Özlem!
As a busy professional, I wasn’t sure of what to expect, or what to gain, from working with a coach. I was rather sceptical if I’m honest. How could a person who knows so little about you, your life or your business possibly add any value? On reflection, I was so caught up in my own chaos that I don’t think I even realised I had lost my way or that I had reached a natural crossroad in my life. I may not have ever considered a coach before – but I certainly needed one! It was Özlem that guided me back to basics; to revisit those all-important life questions and listen to the answers my body already knew. Her talent for cutting through life’s clutter with astonishing precision was like holding a virtual mirror up to my life. The truth and reality of my status quo was clear to see. Crucially, Özlem didn’t provide me with answers – she posed the right questions that empowered me to reflect, reconsider and reconnect with my own ‘why?’ I was motivated to make genuine, practical steps to return to my ‘thriving zone’. Özlem has ignited a spirit in me that was gradually fading from the pressures of motherhood & working life. Now I feel enthused and excited about the positive changes I am making. I have a clarity of thought that has been absent for years. I’ve been galvanised into action! As for needing a coach? I couldn’t imagine my life without this amazing, cleansing, liberating experience. It’s truly life-changing stuff!
Özlem's work has been invaluable in getting clear and focussed on my personal and professional goals. She is intuitive, knowledgeable, warm and practical. These qualities have been pivotal in opening and informing a path for me that aligns my strengths with my spirit. It is impossible to put in words the effect of Özlem's work has on your whole life until you have experienced it. If you are ready to find a new path, move aside the roadblocks and think of your life in a new light, I wholly recommend taking the journey with Özlem and seeing where it takes you.
Wow, is all I can say right now. You have done a magnificent job and I am so thankful for your approach, your commitment and your incredible ability to bring it all together. Suddenly, it looks how it needs to feel. What a massive difference you have made!
I believe that we are each undeniably worthy to live a true and fulfilling life.
I believe this starts with a deeper connection with ourselves – our inner world.
I believe self-care plays a pivotal role in helping women make empowered choices in their lives as it relates to self-esteem and self-respect.
When we as women make empowered choices, we step into our power, and self-leadership, and live true to our spirit.
I believe every woman has unique gifts – our sense of purpose and fulfilment comes from being able to use and fully express our unique gifts.
I believe that when we honour our unique gifts, and offer them in service of others, we not only make a difference in other’s lives but we also bring more meaning and fulfilment into our own lives.
By making a U-turn and coming back to ourselves; one-by-one, I believe that we can change our own world and then turn-around and lift others up as well.
I believe that when we as women reconnect to our true selves, our inner light, and live true to our spirit, we radiate a powerful force from within.
Spirit Of Womankind is a lifestyle brand and curated platform that brings research, resources, programs and products to help women to connect to themselves, and identify their unique gifts and sense of purpose. In so doing, cultivating self-care and self-leadership – which I believe are the building blocks to designing your life, on your own terms.