Our Sacred House Leadership Team

 

Lisa Hunter

Founder/Director

Current Guiding Principle:

I want to remember that I can have fun and relax and enjoy my physical body. 

Current Centering Practice:

5-minute hand on heart breathing, then 5-minute hand on stomach breathing. 

Hi, I'm the Founder of Sacred House and the Lead Facilitator for our 6-Month Challenge. In my three-decade journey as a career singer-songwriter, then a trainer teaching life coaching skills to parole officers, and now an interspiritual minister for Sacred House (I was ordained at the two-year One Spirit Interspiritual Seminary in New York), I've worked with thousands of people and learned tremendous lessons which all come together in our 6-Month Challenge programming so that you can step up, show up and be the change in the world that you want to see...

I have to tell you, I'm a bit of an addict when it comes to creating "next big things". Businesses, movements... this is not my first rodeo. The biggest lesson that I've learned is that the process of bringing something to fruition works simultaneously on two levels. There is the nitty gritty level of action steps and making stuff happen. But then there is the deeper place - your quiet center within that connects you with your core creative energy and guides you as you take those actions. That quiet center  - it's everything. Without it, you cast about, taking action without your full power. But when you live and create from your center - that steady, unshakeable place within where your REAL answers and guidance reside - that's when the rubber really hits the road, and every action is potent, every action moves you quantum leaps forward. 

I had this aha back in the mid-2000's. I had been a performing singer-songwriter for a decade, but I stopped because I was burned out. In my performer hey-day, I was a golden child of sorts in the Detroit music scene - newspaper and magazine critics wrote about me as the local chick who would make it big... "Lisa Hunter is really going somewhere." Funny thing, I always had a feeling that I wouldn't. Not because of talent, but because it felt like I was missing something essential to bringing that big vision and dream to life. Years later, after experiencing intense burnout, I began to find my own unique spiritual path. And that's when it hit me - "Ohhhh. If I had 'made it' back then, I wouldn't have been able to handle it. Not without a strong inner center to keep me steady, aligned and resourced to my own true nature and power. I might have become a drug addict or had a nervous breakdown or gone down a path that was out of alignment with my integrity." In that moment, I realized that strong inner personal foundation is everything. This is why the 6-Month Challenge. We want you to have that strong center and power. And to make big stuff happen from that place. 

When I'm not running Sacred House, you can find me officiating weddings, hiking in the gorgeous Colorado Rockies, playing music and spending good time with much-loved friends and family. 

 

 

Amy Jacobs

Director of Operations

Current Guiding Principle:

I want to remember to see all relationships in my life as mirrors, and to look honestly at what is reflected back to me

Current Centering Practice:

Bowing meditation and Neurosculpting® meditations.

 

Hi! I'm honored to be part of the Sacred House core team in the role of building relationships within our Sacred House community and with our community partners here in Boulder, CO. As Sacred House has taken shape over the past years, we've increasingly recognized that we are part of a constantly evolving landscape of individuals and groups working to meet needs, make space for human connection and create positive change in the world. Check our Boulder calendar for the diverse lineup of guests who join us at our Boulder Sunday Socials, plus our monthly community service and social events. We believe deeply that the whole of Boulder is greater than the sum of its parts, and we join in that whole with open hearts. 

During my first experience with Sacred House, I left the Social deeply grateful to have met and witnessed a group of people who were so sincere in their desire to be authentic, and I loved how the setting was designed to bring that authenticity out while also maintaining the warmth and connection that one usually only finds in practices with at least a little bit of dogma. My own journey has left me wary of rigid thinking, and Sacred House has provided a perfect space for me to explore my style for living from my center through diverse experiences without ever creating a feeling of impingement on my autonomy. Working on the team is already another exploration of myself and I'm really excited to see what I discover next! 

My background: I graduated from Emerson College in Boston with a degree in Political Communications. I chose politics as a field of study because I wanted to make the world a better place, but by the time I finished my degree, I was disillusioned with the political process and the lack of authenticity that I felt from so many of my peers. I chose a totally different direction for myself after college, and have been studying yoga and energy work and have been teaching a Korean practice called Sundo for eight years. I work with clients to achieve mind/body integration, self-awareness and optimal energetic development through this practice. However, while I hold Sundo training close to my heart, I believe deeply that every human being has an individual path that can never be dictated externally. I love Sacred House because it provides a space for the exploration that is essential for anyone wanting to find their own "way". 

 

Stephenie Zamora

Business Director

Sunday Social
StoryShare Facilitator

Current Guiding Principle:

I want to live fully aligned and full expressed.

Current Centering Practice:

Morning pages in my journal where I just release everything bouncing around my head onto the page, then create space for inspiration or guidance as I write. 

"As Sacred House's Business Director, I guide our team to make choices that embody our mission while providing profoundly effective service. I believe in the Sacred House vision that we are our own best gurus, and I'm excited to help Sacred House grow to reach more people not only here in Colorado, but also around the world!"

About Stephenie: Not only is Stephenie Sacred House's Business Director, she is the founder of Stephenie Zamora Media, a full-service, life-purpose development, branding, and online marketing boutique. Here she merges the worlds of personal development, branding, and online marketing to help men and women build passion-based lives and businesses. Stephenie created her business with a simple philosophy: Individuals who take personal responsibility for creating the lives (and jobs) they desire are happier and healthier, and have a greater impact, than those who don’t. She is the author of Awesome Life Tips® and creator of Your Passion-Based Business™. Her articles have been featured in The Huffington Post, Yahoo Shine, Positively Positive, and Brian Tracy International.

Stephenie is also passionate about The Hero's Journey, and is creating a new body of work for people who have been through adversity, made major life changes as a result and now are discovering that they don't fit back into their own lives. Watch for her "Call of the Void" website which guides the journey of making a whole new life after tremendous change.  

You can learn more about Stephenie at www.StephenieZamora.com

 

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Diane Whiddon

Business Advisor

Sunday Social
StoryShare Facilitator

Current Guiding Principle:

There is nothing for me to do.

Current Centering Practice:

I focus on stuff and I imagine the stuff looking back at me. 

I teach my clients to run their businesses as a spiritual practice. I actually don’t even care how much money you make honestly. I want you to evolve your own soul. I want you to be fulfilled. And from there I believe the money will follow. But money without that first part holds no appeal for me and my clients. So I will not give you blueprints for six-figure success or sure-fire steps to follow. I will give you exercises to get more in touch with who you are and what you wanna create in the world. It’s not that money’s not important to me, I love money. Money is awesome, as are wonderful exotic vacations and taking Wednesdays off. Those are all very beautiful things that if you want them, I wanna help you manifest them. I love abundance, opulence even. But those things are hollow if they don’t come with soul enrichment. I want you happy. I want you coming from an abundance that’s so rich and solid because it comes from within you. It comes from being in touch with your soul’s purpose, it comes from being of service. From that place, you can enjoy vacations in Tulum. You can enjoy a nice new car. Or whatever. But you’re not attached to it. That’s true abundance. That’s where I want you running your business. And you don’t get there by following blueprints for success or somebody else’s idea of what you should be doing on social media. You get there by deep, clear, hard work to increase your self awareness and bring your soul to life. 

You can learn more about Diane at www.DianeWhiddon.com

 

Erica Ligon

Social Director

Current Guiding Principle:

Coming soon.

Current Centering Practice:

Coming soon.

Erica is the welcoming person at the door of our Sunday Socials, and in charge of the logistics and details that make the people-oriented aspects of Sacred House work well. The warmth that Erica brings to Sacred House is invaluable!