Mikki Gaffen Stone
Mikki Gaffen Stone was born in England, and is a lifelong learner and nomad. Having lived in eight countries to date, she considers herself to be a Global citizen – where she comes from is a story, not a place.
She says that, “Home is wherever I am, right now. And right now, I am in Southern Colorado, USA with my science fiction author husband and our ten animals.”
What were your initial years of growing up like? Tell us about your life before starting your corporate journey/venture/initiative.
I grew up moving from place to place, sampling life in different cultures with interest. I learned valuable insights from every new experience. I specialized in tropical diseases nursing in London, UK, then took my skills to Bangladesh to volunteer in an orphanage, later single handedly running a High Commission’s medical clinic and caring for upwards of 300 people.
Two children later, I adapted to become a Montessori assistant teacher in Belgium.
I went on to study Buddhism and mindfulness with monks in Singapore. My quest for more knowledge and experience took me from Bhutan, India, Ladakh, and Sikkim, to Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.
Tell us something about your initiative/business. What is it about and how is it helpful for people?
Being ready for change is indispensable. I am an expert at letting go of old identities and embracing the new, like a snake shedding its skin. It’s essential.
Today I facilitate the shedding of ‘old skins’, enabling others to let go of old identities that no longer serve them while embracing and creating the new. Human Design plus Polyvagal Theory and IFS are blended with the science of behavior change and other modalities to form a solid platform for this work.
Human Design came into my world at a crucial moment, proving to be a game changer. I learned what worked for me and what didn’t in a powerful way that I could feel and experience for myself. Understanding how I am designed to optimally function in the world is priceless knowledge.
My clients feel supported and safe as they explore their human design blueprints to discover what is RIGHT about them. Hint: you are not designed to be ‘wrong’. Ever.
My mission is to bring Human Design to as many people as possible, helping them to embrace the life they were born to live.
While the global pandemic of COVID-19 is associated primarily with adversities, it has also brought about a true boom in startups, with successful entrepreneurship in many countries. The pandemic has impacted all of us in one way or another. Would you like to share your experience on a personal and professional level?
The pandemic did not impact me adversely. It brought changes of perspective – what is important and what is less so, and I welcome new perspectives. Change is where growth begins. I have developed a great deal of flexibility throughout my life and so the pandemic was just another thing to ‘roll with‘.
My work is primarily online, and I am very comfortable with this as it allows me to work with people all over the world.
What has been the response of the users/consumers towards your venture?
Michaela is an awesome, fun, compassionate, and wise coach. I met Michaela at my lowest point, going through a nasty divorce in a foreign country, not eating properly and weak, and struggling with no confidence or self esteem. When I met Michaela I was so weak and stressed by my situation that I could barely lift a cup. I was unable to leave my house for longer than the time the sessions took, and I had no thoughts for the future. When I had finished working with Michaela, I was physically strong, ready to continue my studies, and confident enough to choose the direction I wanted in life. I can honestly say that I don’t know what my life would look like now if I hadn’t met Michaela.
Michaela is compassionate yet also honest. She has a fabulous sense of humour, and is a walking wealth of valuable information, insight, wisdom, and vision. I can’t write in words how much I recommend working together with this wonderful woman. It changed my life and it could change yours. You won’t regret it. – Kama M.
Mikki does naturally what few can with extensive training by walking the line between challenging mind-sets that are detrimental while still encouraging self-directed growth. It is hard to help people feel heard while also actively working to de-program responses that trauma reinforced and I am grateful for Mikki’s skillful balance on this particular tight-rope. – Steve E.
Michaela quickly puts parents and children at ease with her warmth and understanding. She’s professional with a refreshing calming nature. Michaela has always been dedicated and consistent. Her support has always been invaluable. – E. Lindsay
These are a few testimonials from my clients.
How has your life changed because of your initiative/venture?
I have found my purpose in life. I am on a mission to help 10,000+ people over the next two years to shed the shame and blame they carry from adverse childhood experiences, and to discover their true gifts hiding underneath those stories.
Do you have anyone who is the biggest support system in your life? Please let us know.
Would you like to share with our young budding women entrepreneurs the change you would like to see in the world if given an opportunity? OR Share a motivational message for the audience/women who are reading this.
I would be delighted to help. That is my mission!