FYIG recently had the chance to chat with the “Modern Day Psychic” Courtney Taylor. Find out more about her career and her business Gratitude Secrets right here!
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Courtney and I’m the Modern Day Psychic. I’m a psychic medium, expert in energy healing, crystal enthusiast, and social worker. My passion is people and my clients quickly become like family as I get protective! I have a very compassionate but direct style of reading, using no tools but just listening to the messages that my guides give me to communicate. I throw a ton of humour into our sessions as my guides keep me on my toes! I’m a spiritual teacher and am always preaching about life lessons and karma that are relatable. I’m your go-to gal for love and relationship advice!
How did you first become aware of your psychic abilities?
I always had a hunch that I was different – always! I started seeing spirits when I was very young and surprisingly it never scared me. I just knew things and still to this day, I don’t know how I know what I know!
You started a career in social work, how did you parlay that into becoming a Psychic Medium?
They really are so closely related – in both areas I’m guiding people and giving advice while being a rockstar support system. It sort of just happened that both areas of my life just meshed together. I love that I’m able to provide my clients with the messages that are coming through for them, along with the tools to stay on track. It’s a very different approach than most readings you would get with another psychic, that’s for sure!
When did you decide to create your own business (Gratitude Secrets) and what prompted you to do so?
I started doing readings for friends and family about 10 years ago, but I’ve been quickly growing through word of mouth over the last five years. I often say that my gifts led me to where I am. I had another psychic medium tell me that I wasn’t serving my purpose and that I needed to be using my gifts in a much bigger way. I took that advice and ran with it. It was just what I needed to hear!
Talk a little bit about the services you offer and how they differ.
I have a four-part model to all of my sessions as I seek to provide a well-rounded experience. I think each of the following components is equally important. Psychic insight, counseling, energy healing and crystal therapy are all holistic approaches I use with each and every one of my clients. Most of my sessions run for 30 minutes, but a lot can get done in that amount of time! I just need your name and I will take off with whatever messages come through.
You provide healing both in-person and remotely. How simple is the process of remote healing?
So simple! It is no work on your end to perform healing as long as you are open to receiving it. It’s like anything – one has to be open to giving it a shot! I get an image of an individual and I’m able to see highlighted areas where there may be some blockages. I work my magic to work out the kinks through exercises with you and keeping you accountable. Rest assured, remote healing is just as beneficial as in-person! I’ve worked hard over the years to perfect my distant healing abilities.
You’re a certified Reiki Master. What does that entail for people who may not be familiar with that term?
Reiki is a non-invasive, holistic approach to various mental, emotional and even physical ailments. With virtually no risks, it’s a must try! Energy is so powerful. In my sessions, I move energy around to clear blockages that may be holding someone back. Being a certified Master means that I’ve studied and been performing healing for several years. I love when my clients give me feedback and say my headache is gone or all of a sudden I’m really calm. It’s my superpower!
What would you say to people who are skeptical about the benefits of your business?
I dislike the word psychic. The word in itself has negative connotations and most people associate us with witchcraft, fairs, crystal balls and the list goes on. I call myself the Modern Day Psychic as I’m far from any of those stereotypes! It’s been very helpful that I’m relatable. I’m open with my followers, I’m bubbly and energetic and that shows all over my brand! I have a lot of people say that they just feel connected to me and that I’m like talking to their best girlfriend. It’s a very different experience than what most people associate with seeing a psychic. I often do live events on Facebook or Instagram as well, which gives people the opportunity to get a feeler for who I am and what I can offer.
What advice would you give to other aspiring entrepreneurs?
Make your dreams a reality. There was a time right before I jumped into running a business that my fear got the best of me. But I decided the regret and lack of fulfillment in my life would quickly catch up. Trust that the universe has your back. We can manifest and attract anything we want in our space, but just as well we can create our fears. Take the leap – what do you have to lose?
What’s next for you and Gratitude Secrets?
There are so many wonderful projects I have on the go right now and I’m so excited to share them with the world. I’m releasing the Courtney Taylor Collection on June 7th, which has items varying from shirts to mugs and even hand created jewelry with crystals. Each of these items will feature the motivational mantras that I use in my work and proceeds will be donated to New Beginnings charity, an organization that provides programming for women who are starting over. I’m so blessed to be involved with this group as I’m all about confidence and empowerment. Stay tuned for these items!
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