I am Heather Gray, a life coach who has spent thousands of hours helping creative, gorgeous individuals articulate and create lives that they love. Once they do, they are happier, healthier and more confident than ever before.
I draw from a background in Psychology (BA from Brown University and MPH from UNC-Chapel Hill), Life Coaching (Certified by Dr. Martha Beck), and Energy Healing (I am a Reiki Master/Teacher, Soul Coach and Akashic Records Consultant) to move you towards personal breakthroughs and beautiful life change.
I created Designing What Is Next for smart, kind, and enterprising people (like you) who are interested in living their best life.
Praise for working with Heather
"Heather is a remarkable and compassionate coach. She creates a safe and nurturing space for discovering your Soul's truth."
-Denise Linn, Author, International Speaker and Founder of the International Institute for Soul Coaching
“Thank you Heather for helping me learn to ignore the constant distractions and stay focused on the call of my soul. With your help I am letting go of the extraneous activities and ‘must dos’ and making space for what feels true and real. I’m giving birth to my heart centered business–and a life that nourishes me.”
-Kimberly Schneider, J.D., M.Ed., Author, Coach, Counselor and Consultant, KimberlySchneider.com
“When given the opportunity to drop in your heart and get access to the TRUE you…this is where the magic happens. Heather is the perfect guide for this type of work. Working with Heather is an opportunity to really get clear on where you are and where you want to go not ruled by the THINKING MIND. I felt that I had support and a deep knowing of the direction I am headed. Insights about certain areas that were holding me back and a consciousness to go even deeper with the tools she provided. Setting aside the time to do the work with someone who really is holding the space in a loving way is very powerful. In a busy world of today to give yourself the gift of the time and from the comfort of your own home is priceless.
-Brooke E., Certified Strategic Attraction Coach and Spirit-preneur Coach and Entrepreneur, brookeemery.com
“Heather’s the woman who taught me that ‘more is less’ and led me to my very first BIG LEAP. I felt successful, I believed I was successful but I wasn’t living successfully….until Heather came along and told me It was ok to live successfully. I was holding myself back waiting for someone to come along and tell me, show me, and HOLD ME ACCOUNTABLE.
Heather is a no nonsense and compassionate mentor. She has helped to steer me on the path of my success that was laid out in our very first call. She’s the woman who taught me that “more is less” and led me to my very first BIG LEAP. In the first month of working with Heather I made the shift and attracted my first high end client !!!”
-Lisa Berry, Holistic Health Counselor and Founder of Dating Your Diet
"Before learning Heather’s straightforward process to tap into my own wisdom to choose the next direction to take with my business, I was feeling overwhelmed and frustrated by all the options I had available to me. Heather’s coaching, wisdom, and practical strategies made it easy for me to confidently make a decision in five minutes that I had been struggling with for over four months – and know that it was the right decision for me!"
-Sue Rasmussen, Author and Certified Life Coach, suerasmussen.com
“I found that I had massive confirmation about my path being right for me, which is very healing as an aspect of getting a reading to me! I liked in general the feeling of being able to ask questions and tap into my soul’s records. This felt empowering to me more so than a regular psychic reading that is future-oriented. I’d say the benefits are having more inner peace about my path, knowing that I’m headed in the right direction.”
-Lisa Selow, Author of the Hay House best-seller, A Rebel Chick Mystic’s Guide, lisaselow.com
“I wanted to share with you what I noticed after our session together. As we were talking, I feel like it wasn’t only the conversation that was healing. The only thing I can compare it to is receiving energy work or prayer…when things get worked out on a level that you just aren’t really conscious of but you still get to benefit from the effects. That’s how much of the healing felt for me. All I know is during my walk this afternoon I noticed that I just feel differently about my problem. The fear and confusion is gone. I’ve been dealing with that obstacle for about seven years and now it just feels like it evaporated. Thank you so much for facilitating that much needed healing. I honestly can’t believe it’s gone. I’m a little shocked but extremely grateful. You are a gem.”
-Dana da Ponte, Creator of hand painted works of heart for spiritual women, danadaponte.com
“What most astounds me about Heather’s gifts is her ability to help me know when to slow down and when to speed up, when to contemplate and when to fly into action. She is quite unique in her ability to help you literally chart a course for your business based on your own personal rhythms, talents and preferences.”
-Baeth Davis, The Hand Analyst, yourpurpose.com
"Using a gentle, yet powerful approach, Heather has a unique way of merging the practical with the spiritual. She worked with me to quickly assess the areas of my life that were out of balance. I emerged with a clearer vision of my career aspirations and a better sense of what I needed to do to fulfill that vision.”
-Sally Clark, Author of "The Way of the Warrior Mama," thewayofthewarriormama.com
“Heather has such a grounded energy that I know anybody who is venturing into the world of Entrepreneurship would benefit greatly from her. My husband Gildart and I released our own film, “You” online. Our own success in circumventing the traditional routes for film distribution has not only been gratifying but also eye opening for what is possible for todays’ artists and entrepreneurs by tapping into the powerful reach of the internet. You absolutely can create success for yourself from your laptop–if you have a bit of know how and passion. I think Heather is fantastic, smart and infuses what can be intangible and frustrating life challenge with earthy calm and clarity.”
-Melora Hardin, Actress, Singer, Director
“I got exactly what I needed: a kind and supportive listener and advice tailored to MY needs. I didn’t get a receipt for my future (thanks!) yet I felt very encouraged to follow my own intuition with some helpful considerations added. Thank You, Heather for sharing your insight in your very unique, compassionate way.” -GHG
Praise for Heather's Let Your Heart Sing Vision Retreat:
“It was a totally different approach to what I had been doing – and it was really complementary. I had used some other techniques to unearth some specific stuff that I wanted for this year. However, the soul collage in a way made it clear why I wanted those things. Some of the same stuff came up for sure, but this felt more like uncovering the messages, really hearing the guidance about why it is time for certain things. It was an emotionally powerful day... I will be integrating your soul collage method into my own visioning process. I loved it!” ~Donna
“I am grateful for the gift of the Vision retreat! Thank you! I am a 40 yr old stay-at- home-mom of a 2 yr and 5 yr old. Before I became a mom, I was a finance professional. Lately, I have been wondering who I am and if I will re-enter the work world. If I do re-enter, I am not sure that I would chose to return to finance. The experience of the Vision Retreat has left me with peace and confidence that I am more than enough right now and I have faith in the future. ” ~Tasha
“I joined the Soul Vision retreat because I felt called to participate and am so happy I did! It was a very empowering and unexpected outcome. I’ve done vision boards before... picking photos that inspire you or things you want to have. I’ve never selected images based on my soul’s calling and intuition. When we placed our images on the board and Heather explained the significance of their position, I was blown away. How true. How true. How amazing to connect with my soul and have a visual demonstration of my heart’s desire in front of me. ~Cherry Norris, “Meet and Marry Your Man” cherrynorris.com
What do you really, REALLY want? I'd love to help you find it.