“This weekend completed my style consultation with Gabriella who has created a magical practice and offering for anybody who wants to clarify or deepen their relationship with their wardrobe, clothing, style, image, or shopping. I call her my style shaman because we work with the energies of objects and desires, intuition and wisdom.
Throughout our sessions a part of my identity solidified for me, became tangible through words and expressed through clothing. I see my body as a brand new canvas through a simultaneously fresh and familiar lens. I see my closet with different eyes, it’s potential and how I want to evolve using it, incrementally and intentionally.
Through this process I was able to reinvigorate everyday moments in my life and make them a source of power and creativity.
At the end of the Good Shift process, I received the beautiful magazine Gabriella created based on our sessions. It is really a reflection me and serves as a personal, spiritual style guide. Gabriella even incorporated some of my own artwork connecting my style with my other creative practices.”
“As a former strategy management consultant and artist turned full-time spiritual teacher, healer, wellness solopreneur and yoga teacher, I’ve worn many hats and “costumes” in my 40 years. When I left corporate life two years ago, I struggled to reconcile all of my parts, my figurative and literal hats! I wanted an image that was holistic and inclusive, rather than compartmentalized and divisive.
I didn’t realize how vulnerable this process would be for me. Nor did I realize just how much I had been living in such a limited viewpoint of myself, all these “leftovers” represented in clothes of “other people’s ideas of me”: Ex-boyfriends, Ex-Federal Consulting Employers, “Past Lives” lived in other cities. My closet was more like a tomb for past lives than it was a living environment to curate my own true present moment.
The Good Shift with Gabriella was the lens I needed to reclaim my agency and power, even to reclaim parts of me that I didn’t know I had, for example a more feminine side, ready to come out of hiding from behind the “tough girl tom boy” exterior I had invented back when I was a teen. In this reclaiming of power, I was taking back my energy, much like a Shaman helps one do. I reclaimed a fragmented self and awakened latent energy that allowed me to feel that I was indeed the one in charge of my identity again (maybe even for the first time).
I was excited to get dressed! I was able to get out of my I live alone and work from home mode of t-shirts and yoga pants. I started to take pride in my appearance and care of myself in ways I’d previously given up on.
I have new energy. I feel as though my inner self shines through my clothing and self-styling, having learned so much from Gabriella, and others around me took note and mirrored back the joyful energy I’d hidden behind out-dated or incomplete personas and attitudes.
Going on this journey with Gabriella gave me the confidence to be who I am now, and to visualize my future - without limitations, without boxes or categories, and with a joy and playfulness I was longing to experience and express. I am forever grateful.”
”The Good Shift sessions were exactly what I needed. They brought unexpected transformations far beyond my wardrobe.
As a coach, I am usually the one listening to and caring for others and I can't express how nourishing it was to have Gabriella guide me through this process and create the space I needed to listen to and see myself. Through her intuitive and guiding questions I was able to explore the woman I am today and where I want to go. From there, the process of going through my closet was a delightful breeze! Knowing how I wanted to show up in the world made letting go of some items a no brainer.
From there, I saw shifts all over: I transformed my home, the way I carried myself in my business changed, it was as if I finally understood myself and was so much more easily able to let everything that didn't serve that just fall away.
So often I’m afraid of letting go of things because of the void that it might create, even though that is exactly what’s needed in order to make room for the new! The most incredible part of working with Gabriella was a new found courage and trust within myself to release without knowing what might exactly be next. She was so encouraging and understanding that I just felt so unbelievably safe. I let go and ever since I have seen my real life come rushing in. I feel so much more at ease, confident, and open. Gabriella's process is unlike anything I’ve ever tried before and combines the tools so needed for real and long-term transformation. Working with her reconnected me with who I am and gave me the courage to share that with others.”
“I had the immense pleasure of going through The Good Shift journey with Gabriella. Amongst the many valuable realizations that arose in the course of our work was that of style and presentation as a material mantra that continuously tells us who we are -- in the same way the words we repeat to ourselves do, both consciously and unconsciously. I spend much of my time working in the comfort and solitude of my own home, which I enjoy immensely. But because I can go long stretches without seeing other humans in person, I had gotten into the habit of putting little care and creative energy into how I dress and how I present myself. Working with Gabriella, I came to realize the impact the reflected self-image has on my inner being, from how I feel to what I produce. I now invest more in my presentation, and I've found that when I do, my work — particularly my writing -- is infused with much more confidence and aliveness. I use style more intentionally now, to help draw out certain qualities from within myself, and to communicate to others who I am and what I value. I use it to attract as well as to draw out.
Translating a person’s essence and deep internal values into their stylistic presentation is not a simple task. It requires the ability to combine a great talent for styling with deep listening, understanding, and space holding. Gabriella has the rare capacity to do this. I felt held and seen with regard, and gently but firmly guided every step of the way.
One surprise benefit of The Good Shift is that I now spend less money on clothing. I no longer buy things I’ll never wear, or things that are very similar to what I already have. I now have clarity about what I want and need. Because of this, the initial investment I made in doing this work with Gabriella has already more than paid for itself.
Gabriella offers her deepest self and great care to this work. Working with her was deep, creative, playful, productive, and spiritually enriching. I so highly recommend her and her services. “