Stories – especially the
ones we tell ourselves –
hold the key to our power.

SovereignMinds was born out of the desire to help people liberate themselves from the conditioned thoughts and beliefs – the stories – that limit our potential and power.

The stories in our minds are based on what we’ve learned and been conditioned to believe over time. While they once were true, they may no longer be relevant or aligned to what you want to be creating and experiencing now.

The stories that stop us from being our most authentic and joyful selves.

That keep us from opening and connecting with our hearts to access its guidance and trust its wisdom.

When we release the old stories and
programming and write new empowering
stories to live by, we step into our power.

Our Mission

To change the world. One mind and one heart at a time. And have as much fun as possible doing it. 🙂

To support our clients in creating their greatest levels of joy and fulfillment.

To play in infinite possibilties and keep asking: What else is possible?

To help our clients gain the clarity, courgae and confidence to live their best life.

 

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Our Story

Your Power Is In Your Ability To Change Your Story.

We believe stories – what we tell ourselves – hold the key to our power.
…Because the stories you repeat are the stories you live.
But, many of the stories in our mind are not all our own and not even relevant anymore. Much of it is based on what we’ve learned and been conditioned to believe over time.
SovereignMinds was born out of the desire to liberate our minds from the conditioned thoughts and beliefs we’ve been taught.
To open our hearts. And to live our authentic truth.
When we release the old stories and programming and write new empowering stories to live by, we step into our power.
We claim our sovereignty.
We experience the greatest levels of joy and fulfillment that life offers.
And we become free to live our life unapologetically our way, not someone else’s way. Let’s begin by powerfully changing our stories.

Helen MacMillan

I started my first business in 1989, right around the time my first marriage was breaking up. I had a two-year-old and a six-month-old. I worked six days a week, getting home most days long after dark.

Within six years, My physical therapy and massage practice had evolved into a successful complementary wellness center. I had five full-time staff members and had been featured in the local media. I owned my own home. I had all the trappings of “success,” but inside, I felt like a dry sponge. I had lost my joy.

I was mystified. I “should” be happy. But the success felt hollow.
I thought it was because I didn’t have a partner to share it with, so I decided to move to England to be with my boyfriend. Unfortunately, he broke up with me in the middle of closing my business and preparing to move!

I had made the decision to move regardless, so I closed my business and sent my boys to live with my ex-husband and his new wife. It turned out to be quite an adventure and allowed me to focus exclusively on myself for the first time in years!

It wasn’t till I got there that I realized that I was burned out – I found myself not wanting to help or heal anyone, but myself. For the first time in my adult life, I had the opportunity to focus exclusively on myself. I could put me, first. I did what I wanted, when I wanted because I wanted. (Well, as much as my limited budget would allow)

Love eventually brought me back to Jamaica and reopening my business, when I met and married my second husband a year later. It wasn’t too long, though, before I fell right back into my conditioned pattern of working long hours, trying to juggle it all, only now with the added role of “new wife.” The self-care practices I had developed in England quickly took a back seat. In the busyness of life, I defaulted to a well-ingrained pattern of putting others first and not prioritizing my needs and desires.

Can you relate?

It all came to a head when a simple stomach virus landed me in the hospital.

I was depleted and out of balance, and It would be two days before I regained consciousness. Alone in the hospital bed, I stared at the ceiling, tears streaming quietly down the side of my face. I felt utterly spent. Overwhelmed and overcome. I had lost my joy…AGAIN. I felt like a complete failure.

Something had to change. I had to change. I realized I needed help because I didn’t know HOW to do it differently.

 

We don’t know what we didn’t know. (these are our blind spots)

 

Life gives us clues in the form of challenges, crises, pain, discomfort to wake us up and get our attention.Our responsibility is to pay attention and be willing to respond. To SHIFT.

I learned that the most powerful shift you can make is in your perspective – how you look at yourself, others and life – and how it shapes our beliefs and directly influences our choices and actions.

Many small shifts led to big transformations.

Today my life looks and FEELS very different.
I have CLARITY on what I truly want and what matters to ME.
I have the CONFIDENCE to take action despite fear and keep choosing for ME

I courageously go for what I want, and as a result:
I have love AND money; Success (defined on my terms) AND health AND wellbeing. I have a successful business that is aligned with my passion and purpose and makes a difference in the world. I feel vital and alive and always have something to look forward to. I feel supported and loved.

I live an Uncompromised Life!

Lead Coach, Founder & CEO, SovereignMinds

“Your awareness of the pain in your life doesn’t mean you’ve failed. It tells me you’re awake.”
– Helen MacMillan

Helen's Story

Growing up, I never felt like I had a voice or like my feelings and experiences mattered. Instead of being allowed to feel and express my emotions, I was taught to ignore how I felt and to push past the pain.

Two childhood experiences created this pattern of belief that unconsciously stuck with me well into my adult life.

First, as a young girl, I was abused by my uncle – a memory I repressed deep inside, only to consciously remember it in my 50s.

Second, my father was secretly gay, but my family never admitted it. I only found out after my best friend told me when I was 18.

As an empath, these experiences were difficult for me to process because I could intuitively sense something was not right. But the adults around me didn’t believe or address the experiences, causing me to doubt myself, my feelings, and question who I was for many years.

This resulted in me unconsciously represseing many feelings deep inside of me, while pretending everything was ok on the outside.

Unraveling this pattern took many years – mostly because I ignored my pain for so long.

Instead of dealing with my pain or emotions, I channeled my attention into my business because it was easier to focus on something I could control.

Around the time of the breakup of my first marriage, I began a physical therapy and massage practice. Six years later, it had turned into a thriving wellness center.

This was quite an accomplishment, especially being a divorced mother of two young children at the time and working long hours 6 days a week while being the sole provider for my boys.

On the outside everything looked perfect. The wellness center had 5 full time employees and was featured in local media. And I had purchased my own home. It was the success I dreamed about. Yet, inside I felt like a dry sponge. I had lost my joy.

I was mystified why I wasn’t happy like I “should be” and why the success felt hollow.

I thought it was because I didn’t have a partner to share it with so I made the bold decision to close my business and move to England with my boyfriend. Unfortunately, this didn’t work out the way I envisioned. He broke up with me when I was in the process of shutting down my business and preparing to move.

But rather than letting the breakup hold me back, I decided to close my business anyways, have my boys to live with my ex-husband and his wife for a while and went on an adventure in England.

For the first time in my life, this trip gave me the opportunity to focus exclusively on myself vs. taking care of everyone else. It was liberating.

I didn’t realize I had felt so burnt out until I was in England and I finally had the space to heal myself. This was the beginning of my journey towards healing.

A few years later, I fell in love again with my second husband. It was during this time, I also decided to move back to Jamaica and reopen my business.

However, opening my business meant that my attention went back to work and all the self-care practices I had developed in England quickly took a back seat.

It’s funny how easily it is to fall back on our conditioned patterns, especially when life gets busy.

Again, I found myself working long hours while trying to juggle being a good wife and mother. I continued to put other people’s priorities first while deprioritizing my own needs in the process.

Everything shifted when a simple stomach virus landed me in the hospital because I was so depleted and out of balance from working too hard.

During my stay at the hospital, I lost consciousness and it took me two days before I regained consciousness.

Alone in the hospital bed, I stared at the ceiling with tears streaming quietly down the side of my face. I felt completely spent. Overwhelmed and overcome, I had lost my joy…AGAIN. I felt like a complete failure.

This time, I knew something had to change. I HAD TO CHANGE.

And I realized I needed help because I didn’t know how to do it differently.

Oftentimes, we don’t know what we don’t know. We have blindspots in our own life because we are so wrapped up in living life how we’ve been conditioned to live it.

To break us out of our conditioned patterns, life gives us clues in the form of challenges, crises, pain, discomfort to wake us up and get our attention.

These clues are telling us to pay attention to what is not in alignment with our soul. And we must listen and shift or the same patterns will continue to happen.

One of the most powerful shifts I learned you can make is to shift your perspective – the way you look at yourself, others and life. Your perspective shapes your beliefs and directly influences your choices and actions.

When you make small shifts consistently, it compounds and turns into big transformations over time.

After my hospitalization, I started to make changes in my life. And today, my life looks and FEELS very different.

I have CLARITY on what I really want and what matters to ME.

I have the CONFIDENCE to take action in spite of fear and to keep on unapologetically choosing me.

I courageously go for what I want and desire.

As a result…
I have love AND money.
I am successful AND healthy – doing it on my terms.
I create a business that is aligned with my passion and purpose.
I feel alive, energized, and always have something to look forward to.
I feel supported and loved every day.
And most importantly, I live my uncompromised Life!

Matthew Gordon-Martin

I started my first business in 1989, right around the time my first marriage was breaking up. I had a two-year-old and a six-month-old. I worked six days a week, getting home most days long after dark.

Within six years, My physical therapy and massage practice had evolved into a successful complementary wellness center. I had five full-time staff members and had been featured in the local media. I owned my own home. I had all the trappings of “success,” but inside, I felt like a dry sponge. I had lost my joy.

I was mystified. I “should” be happy. But the success felt hollow.
I thought it was because I didn’t have a partner to share it with, so I decided to move to England to be with my boyfriend. Unfortunately, he broke up with me in the middle of closing my business and preparing to move!

I had made the decision to move regardless, so I closed my business and sent my boys to live with my ex-husband and his new wife. It turned out to be quite an adventure and allowed me to focus exclusively on myself for the first time in years!

It wasn’t till I got there that I realized that I was burned out – I found myself not wanting to help or heal anyone, but myself. For the first time in my adult life, I had the opportunity to focus exclusively on myself. I could put me, first. I did what I wanted, when I wanted because I wanted. (Well, as much as my limited budget would allow)

Love eventually brought me back to Jamaica and reopening my business, when I met and married my second husband a year later. It wasn’t too long, though, before I fell right back into my conditioned pattern of working long hours, trying to juggle it all, only now with the added role of “new wife.” The self-care practices I had developed in England quickly took a back seat. In the busyness of life, I defaulted to a well-ingrained pattern of putting others first and not prioritizing my needs and desires.

Can you relate?

It all came to a head when a simple stomach virus landed me in the hospital.

I was depleted and out of balance, and It would be two days before I regained consciousness. Alone in the hospital bed, I stared at the ceiling, tears streaming quietly down the side of my face. I felt utterly spent. Overwhelmed and overcome. I had lost my joy…AGAIN. I felt like a complete failure.

Something had to change. I had to change. I realized I needed help because I didn’t know HOW to do it differently.

 

We don’t know what we didn’t know. (these are our blind spots)

 

Life gives us clues in the form of challenges, crises, pain, discomfort to wake us up and get our attention.Our responsibility is to pay attention and be willing to respond. To SHIFT.

I learned that the most powerful shift you can make is in your perspective – how you look at yourself, others and life – and how it shapes our beliefs and directly influences our choices and actions.

Many small shifts led to big transformations.

Today my life looks and FEELS very different.
I have CLARITY on what I truly want and what matters to ME.
I have the CONFIDENCE to take action despite fear and keep choosing for ME

I courageously go for what I want, and as a result:
I have love AND money; Success (defined on my terms) AND health AND wellbeing. I have a successful business that is aligned with my passion and purpose and makes a difference in the world. I feel vital and alive and always have something to look forward to. I feel supported and loved.

I live an Uncompromised Life!

Lead Coach, Director Of Education, SovereignMinds

“When you align action with intention and it radiates truth, you cannot help but be successful!”
– Matthew Gordon-Martin

Matthew's Story

Have you felt deeply unfulfilled and that life seems to be working against you?

Thirteen years ago, that was exactly how I felt.

I had just finished undergrad at a university and dreamt of directing actors. But after graduating, I wasn’t able to pursue my dream – mostly because I didn’t know how to achieve it.

Instead, I did the “sensible” thing and got a job.
On paper it was a “good” job, but deep down inside, I wasn’t fulfilled.

Not being able to do what I loved made me incredibly depressed and I had no idea how to fix it. This was a tough period in my life – feeling unhappy with no direction on how to shift things.

Around the same time, I was introduced to coaching, first with Dream Coaching and then coaching with Helen.

Not knowing what to expect from the process, I dove in anyways.

And little did I know, but coaching would save my life and change the trajectory of my career.

Coaching gave me the tools to manage my thoughts, feelings, and pain, even when I felt completely out of control with certain situations. It helped me through the hardest and most painful moments of my life.

The most impactful lesson I learned from coaching was how to shift my relationship with pain.

Learning to lean into pain, see it as an opportunity and blessing vs. avoiding or ignoring pain, changed the way I related to my life and helped me create more abundance.

Being with my pain gave me the awareness of the wounds and patterns I had been carrying most of my life. And from the awareness, I was able to heal the past traumas through the acceptance and appreciation of the pain in my life which ultimately helped me move beyond it.

Through this process of healing, I realize my power of choice – the ability to choose my reality, even when things didn’t seem to line up the way I expected.

Knowing and embodying my power allowed me to become the creator of my life vs. being at the  mercy of circumstances.

It’s what inspired me to move from Boston to London to pursue my Masters Degree and begin a  career in coaching actors to connect with their authentic selves and their truth so they create more relatable performances.

And it’s also what led me to work with Helen inside of her coaching business.

In a conversation with Helen one day, we realized that my skills in helping to remove the “masks” people have been wearing and start living from a place of truth would also benefit her clients.

After, integrating my work into her group intensives, we immediately saw results.

Her clients connected with their inner truth and became more confident in themselves. For the  first time in their lives, they were able to remove the persona they’ve been hiding behind and show up authentically.

At the foundation of my coaching is the belief that we are powerful creators of our lives. By changing our relationship with pain, we change our internal stories and beliefs and create a new reality for ourselves.

Because once you release the old paradigms and programming you’ve been taught, you become free to live from a place of authenticity and truth.

You have the ability to create new possibilities for yourself and live your life the way you want, unapologetically.

Now it’s time to change your story.

What is the next version of the story you want to tell about your life?

What narrative do you want to create and embody?

Having the courage to claim your story is the first step to transforming your life – living a life that is authentically and unapologetically YOU.

And SovereignMinds is here to help you bravely step into this next level version of yourself. To take back your power.

To live in your truth.

To experience greater levels of joy, fulfillment, and freedom.

To be the Sovereign Leader of your life.

We invite you to create your new story NOW.

 

Transform Your Life

“Helen’s unique coaching style helped me gain the clarity and confidence I needed. My business is on track (and growing!!), and I feel that I am living my life on purpose with the knowledge that there is no goal or dream I cannot achieve.”

~ Lyndsey Ellison, Author and Coach

Now it’s time to
change your story.

What is the next version of the story you want to tell about your life? What narrative do you want to create and embody?

Having the courage to claim your story is the first step to transforming your life – living a life that is authentically and unapologetically YOU.

And SovereignMinds is here to help you bravely step into this next level version of yourself and OWN it unapologetically.

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