Certified Life Coach, Recovering Attorney, E-RYT 500, Meditation & Mindfulness Teacher, MHFA
Lily Shanks coaches her clients to create their best, most fulfilling lives, starting from the inside.
After graduating from a top tier-law school, Lily practiced commercial litigation in a Big Law firm for four years before leaving to obtain her 500-hour yoga teacher certification in 2011 - her first tangible step toward her current role of well-being coach, specializing in confidence and recovery coaching.
Since 2011, Lily has guided hundreds (if not thousands) of individuals, both on and off of their yoga mats, helping them create happier, healthier lives. Some of her relevant credentials are listed below.
Certified Life Coach (Life Purpose Institute)
Certified Corporate Wellness Program Manager (National Wellness Institute)
E-RYT 500 (completed 500 hours of yoga teacher training and taught more than 2,000 hours of yoga)
YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider)
Certified in Mental Health First Aid
As part of her ongoing personal development, Lily regularly attends additional trainings on meditation and yoga and works with her own coaches and mentors.
In Her Words
I've always wanted more.
I made great grades in school and have worked as an attorney for fifteen years. But nothing was ever enough – not enough money, enough prestige, enough love from others...
I was looking for more outside of myself, from other people, my job title, money, and things (I own a LOT of shoes).
Until I realized that I had to change everything. And that the change had to occur within me.
You see, I had tried changing all of the external options: jobs, relationships, apartments ... but those adjustments merely distracted me from the true problem: my destructive thinking patterns.
What were my destructive thinking patterns? Well, they appeared in the form of:
And they resulted in me feeling:
Paralyzed by fear, and
Out of control
It was like I was stuck in Groundhog's Day: Every day I raced about, and at the end of the day, I wasn't sure what I'd accomplished.
In 2011, I took a sabbatical from practicing law and obtained my 500-hour yoga teaching certificate from Sunstone in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. I wasn't sure what I was onto at the time, but I knew that practicing yoga had helped me begin to reconnect with my true self, and I wanted to share my experience with others.
In 2018, I began an even more rigorous overhaul on my internal environment. The process was not easy, but I was guided through the internal change process by kind but firm mentors and coaches.
Now, in my fourth decade of life, I have more than enough because I changed my internal barometer. It is a joy and honor to see my clients' and students' lives improve.
Since 2011, I have worked with hundreds of clients, including my fellow lawyers, both on and off of the mat, to create peaceful, fulfilling lives.
I collaborate with other wellness professionals to bring you exactly what you need to create a life beyond your wildest dreams.
What are you waiting for? Book an Introductory call, and let's get started changing your world, from the inside out!