DREAMER OF THE MONTH: ANGELA AGUIRRE

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Even at a young age, Angela Aguirre always shown signs of a developer. “I see the positivity in everyone, including their positive traits and gifts.” She wanted to develop that in someone and give people an opportunity to work on their talents and have them bring out their full potential. After feeling unfulfilled working in Las Vegas, she wanted to start something more nourishing and knew that she wanted a mentorship role. Angela took the initiative to see a therapist to talk and discover her true calling where she first learned about life coaching.

Once she began researching more about the opportunity, Angela became excited and found a global Neuro Linguistic Programming, also known as NLP. She went through the certifications and loved it overall, beginning her journey to becoming a life coach in 2011.  

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“I am woman’s leadership coach and I love to redefine the definition of leadership as to encourage and not settling for the status quo anymore. It’s about choosing to practice personal bravery and evolving. That is leadership to me.”

“I’m a huge advocate of being able to daily practice, something you do intentional everyday.”

This life coach holds a high standard of being intentional and bringing that practice to her clients. She shares how intentionality could range anywhere from daily meditation practice, running, sitting by a window or even journaling at night.

“When you practice, it’s not just something you do but it’s something you become. You make the best version of yourself daily. You can prioritize yourself. As busy as you get, how many errands you need to get done, or how long your to-do list is, at least you did something intentional for yourself.”

Angela met Tiare Thomas through a mutual friend in Los Angeles and after getting to know one another, Tiare guided her through public speaking where Angela eventually received a break though. On that same trip, Angela supported her new friend at a dreamboard workshop and made her very first dreamboard. Ever since, the two have done collaborations with one another, supporting one another to do their very best in life.

“The level of attention she gives to really get to what it is that you want, and why you would want it, and the excitement you get from creating a dreamboard. It’s empowering; a sense of empowerment that you can cultivate things now and not someday. You open facets of your life that you may have not been aware of or have not really paid attention to.”

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Since her experiences working with Tiare, Angela has manifested the following:

  1. Oprah has always embodied the type of person Angela wanted to emulate. The same year that she put the famous role model on her dreamboard, Oprah went on tour and both Angela and Tiare received the opportunity to see her.
  2. She never knew when she would have the chance to visit Machu Picchu, Peru but Angela finally got the chance to travel there for her anniversary with her husband.

  3. When she got pregnant with her daughter a few years back, Angela actually placed a picture of a woman giving birth to her child in a bathtub. Once it became time for her to deliver, Angela ended up giving a homebirth to her beautiful daughter.

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“Manifesting is about being clear about what you see and what you wanted and how it makes you feel. It’s about being able to show intention.”

While Angela has manifested many more things in her life, she would like to manifest a New Year’s Eve women’s only retreat next. Her vision for this retreat would take place in a tropical place or somewhere in the mountains for five days and four nights. She hopes to create an intentional empowerment retreat out of it to celebrate the completion of a whole year. Along with that, she also wants to become a speaker for 1440 Multiversity day retreats and hold a retreat for a women’s circle on how to empower women. Angela also hopes to complete her book in the near future which she has worked on for two years.

“I feel empowered and I feel my potential and it shows me that I have the capacity to receive. I have faith in the law of attraction because I see it time and time again.”

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“Having a dreamboard has been very complimentary in my personal practice. Having this visual reminder in my office and keeping it current, I am clear on my values and what I’m committed to. That level of saturation has shown me that I can manifest quickly.”

If you want to focus on female empowerment and finding your best self, head over to Angela’s website to find out how.

Dreamboarding & Brunch At Herringbone Waikiki

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This past Sunday, Aloha Dreamboard manifested the opportunity to host a dreamboard workshop at Herringbone in Waikiki! The opportunity came about when the restaurant approached Life Design Coach Tiare Thomas about doing a workshop. Ecstatic, she agreed and before Herringbone could even start officially marketing the event, the workshop sold out and began a waiting list.

With an Instagram worthy location to set the mood, this mini workshop session fit the perfect Sunday activity for ladies of all ages to come together and support one another in their goals and dreams. Aloha Dreamboard’s first workshop collaboration with Herringbone attracted about 20 women who felt ready to focus on themselves for a few hours and discover their true desires in creating their dream life. The atmosphere in the space truly embodied support and empowerment as the participants opened up to one another and shared what came up for them during the guided visualization and journaling portion of the workshop. They encouraged one another as they showed each other their dreamboard work in progress. To end the event on a perfect note, everyone stayed for lunch and continued to make connections over a delicious meal.

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Tiare hopes Aloha Dreamboard will continue this collaboration with Herringbone and expand its workshop services to cater to the Japanese tourists. To stay in the know when the next Herringbone workshop will take place, visit our Services page or sign-up for our weekly newsletter.

In the meantime, take a peek below for an insight of this beautiful workshop opportunity at Herringbone.

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Photo Credit: Lance Arinaga

DREAMER OF THE MONTH: LESLIE SCHIPPER

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Not everyone can handle doing a regular 9 to 5 job. Leslie Schipper thought she could do what she called a “sustainable, reliable, big girl job” and attempted working in an office but could not handle the schedule. After taking break by backpacking through Australia and traveling to Indonesia, she tested out the work schedule again by working in digital marketing for three years and then in account management. But her heart just was not in it.

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As a “multi-passionate creative,” Leslie studied public relations and communications at Hawaii Pacific University. After realizing her lack of interest in a typical 9 to 5 job, she found herself reviving old passions in photography and writing from childhood. The creative recently transition out of her account management position into a full-time freelancer, focusing on photography and writing as well as modeling occasionally. Based out of Seattle, her work has influenced by the outdoors as she enjoys adventure and outdoor photography. Leslie also wants to start focusing on small business owners and entrepreneurs, specifically women in the creative space, to help support and promote the work that they do.

When she first started her career as a freelancer, Leslie reached out to a lot of photographers who she looked up to and followed, asking them to go out for coffee so she could ask for advice. “I knew it was going to be hard.” She started working on side projects during her 9 to 5 job and ask the people there if she could pick up any more assignments or if they could refer her services to others. “I just wanted to get my name out there.”    

Leslie received her first camera as a child and always brought one with her wherever she went and took photos all the time. “It’s a really fun thing to do to express creativity,” she shared. With her writing, the freelancer focuses on health and wellness as well as personal development. She currently writes for a health and fitness coach and also writes about travel including travel guides and outdoor adventures.

“Travel, outdoors, and health and wellness. Those are my grounding, three guiding values.”

“The outdoors is the space where I feel most free and most humbled. I feel very connected and I'm reminded of how small I am and how little of a space I take up in this world. I like that feeling of being small. As a freelancer or someone with a lot of commitments, sometimes you’re just going going going, and you don’t really stop to take in anything. If you live in the city, you’re surrounded by concrete. It’s just getting into fresh air, greenery, and mountains that make me feel so small. I also appreciate the silence; it’s a one big meditation for me.”

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Leslie grew up doing a lot of activities and became athletic as she enjoys moving and having a lot of energy. She enjoys backpacking as it feels like carrying one’s home with them. “With backpacking you’re getting deeper into the country and far away from the city and technology. It's the best way to be present.” She even met her husband while hiking the Olomana Trail with a friend. This creative eventually got into yoga and felt that yoga holds the holistic interest in which health and wellness came from. Once she started practicing yoga, she found a whole new appreciation for the body.

Originally from a small town in California called Hollister, Leslie attended junior college in San Jose playing volleyball for the school. Her coach eventually received a coach position at Hawaii Pacific University and gave her a scholarship to attend school in Hawaii. She moved and eventually met Tiare at Tiki’s Bar and Grill where they both worked as hosts. Tiare helped her get involved in modeling and even offered her an opportunity to model in a fashion show. When Tiare did her first workshop at the Fresh Cafe, Leslie attended to support her friend and enjoyed it.  

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“With Tiare, she asks great questions and she has been doing it for a while that she has extra insight and understanding. When you are in her presence, she asks you questions and she is probing, challenging, encouraging you. I think that’s the major difference between working with her and working on your own. I’m glad that I took her workshop and have worked with her one on one because it is something that has stayed with me. It’s still a practice that I do and is still ingrained in me.”

“One thing that has been helpful for me is that I like to write out a couple intentions first or something that I want to focus on before opening some magazines. I feel that imagery is really powerful and that if you don’t have it in your mind of what you exactly want, and you start opening things, you question if that is what you really want or if it just looks pretty.”

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Since her experiences working with Tiare, Leslie has manifested the following:

  1. “I took this picture out of a magazine of a guy sitting in front of a bus and working on his computer. He looks like my husband and right when we started dating, he bought a bus. When I looked back on the picture, I thought, oh my gosh, that looked like Jared.”

  2. Meditation that came into fruition after she cut up a dao meditation. Her yoga instructor got Leslie a yoga teacher to come to Hawaii to do a meditation initiation.

  3. Become her own boss. She put a home office and camera on her dreamboard and surely enough, Leslie’s guest bedroom became her office and she finally got the camera and lens she dreamed of.

“It’s so fun to look back at what I put on my board and the intentions I set, and see how it does actually work, and how it all comes into fruition.”

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Now, Leslie wants to focus more on her business and make it sustainable. She wants to focus on uploading and helping promote women entrepreneurs, women creatives and freelancers, anyone going outside of the 9 to 5 work schedule and trying to make something out for their own. “I know how hard it is. I want to help everybody, especially women in particular. I feel like we have a lot to offer and I want to help them get the word out, whether it be their talents, business or gifts.”  

Check out Leslie’s work here: https://www.lesliecarvitto.com/

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