Heather Young

Heather Young is an Intuitive Energy Healer, Hypnotherapist, Online High Ticket Sales Mentor, Author,  Business and Spiritual Life Coach.

Heather Young is an independent mother to a 6 year old boy living full-time in Hawaii on the North Shore of Oahu. She tells us that, “I am a competitive surfer, entrepreneur, and business owner. I love mentoring other female leaders in business through a spiritual lens of growth.”

What were your initial years of growing up like? Tell us about your life before starting your corporate journey/venture/initiative. 

I grew up in a rural on time boom rodeo town in Veranl, Utah. I lived in the same house for my entire life growing up with my younger brother, never seeing the ocean until I was in my 20’s, and my parents were a bit of party animals – as alcoholism ran deep through my family lines. I was a tomboy who skateboarded and was the only girl on an all boys baseball team for 5 years. I was an entrepreneur in my early years, always finding ways to purchase the things I wanted through different jobs I created around the neighborhood. I loved writing, my friends, and riding any kind of board I could. Living in a home that felt emotionally unsafe and unstable at times was difficult. I almost took my own life with my father’s pistol because of how someone in my family rudely judged me after accidently peeing my pants, this is what induced my first spiritual awakening that led to more conscious awareness in my later years. I left a religion I was born into at 12 and left home at 17 – because I could not bear to continue to experience my fathers bi polar episodes. As a sensitive person it really affected me negatively. My parents disowned me for a couple years after leaving home and have patched things up with them since. They are still together, quit drinking, and my Dad called today and helped me in a big way for the first time, as I write this. 🙂

Was there any turning point in your life that changed your journey? If so, what was it? Please tell us the backstory behind it.

I’ve had so many it’s hard to know what to share. Definitely the moment I chose to move to Hawaii 8 years ago on my own with one big vision, little resources, and no plan. Another turning point is when I started my first online business that empowered me to work on myself in ways that I had never before and then allowed me to leave a toxic relationship with my son’s father when he was just one year old. Again, when I started to tap into my spiritual and intuitive gifts, they helped myself and others in order to heal and come back to a business.

Every industry that is now a large-scale, top-notch business once started as a small idea in the minds of entrepreneurs. What was that idea or motivation that made you start your business /initiative? What motivated you within to say “YES, go for it!”

Freedom to do what I wanted, where I wanted, and with who I chose. I wanted to make an impact on people’s lives in a more meaningful way to help them with their health mentally, physically, financially, spiritually, emotionally, and physically. And that is what I get to do and help others do the same. I knew I wanted to be able to care for my parents in their old age, knowing that a 9-5 wasn’t going to allow me to create true wealth, residual income or generational wealth I wanted to use in order to help the people I wanted to help, including myself.

Everyone has their own set of challenges when starting an entrepreneurial journey. Still, the most essential part for others to learn is how you deal with those. Would you like to share with us your challenges and your coping mechanisms?

My challenges were that I was an independent parent living oceans away from any family and raising a baby alone for the first time with little to no support in one of the most expensive places in the world. I had little to no college education that didn’t stop me from continuing to build my business. I had to learn how to balance my emotions through dealing with difficult relationships, balance my time at work between my son’s nap time, learn to re-parent myself while parenting a child, and become someone who I had never been in order to get the things I never had. Learn a lot of difficult lessons along the way, seeing the perceived failures and setbacks as growth and blessings in disguise.

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?

I recognized it as an incredible opportunity to help people who were struggling with income and their mental health.This was the year I started to speed up that eventually caused me to burn out and towards the end of the year I started to slow down in life and my business when I began to write my first book. I was living off grid in a cabin surrounded by tropical forest in 2020 where I surfed most days and decided that it was a time to go within and take life a little slower pace and put my life experiences pen to paper, and begin to transform the painful and difficult part of my life into a positive and helpful piece of art to share with the world. Something that I thought might be able to impact a life or two.

Your journey and your vision are very inspiring, but are there any achievements or accomplishments you would like to mention?

First time author and aspiring best selling author publishing it in January 2024. Became a Certified Spiritual Life Coach, Hypnotherapist, and Intuitive Energy Healer in 2023 where I healed many parts of myself in order to come back to my business in a more powerful way. Started The Salty Soul Healing and Coaching. Accomplished my goal of learning to surf and won the Longboard Hawaii State Championship in 2022 and 2nd in Nationals. Learned how to set healthy boundaries for the first time in my life. Gave birth to the child of my dreams and best friend.

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?

I would like to see more women tap into their spirituality in order to become more divinely guided. Learn how to flow and attract more often than doing and pushing. Burnout is real, and the sooner you can understand that there are seasons to your business, and that the grind/hustle has a time and place, the easier and more enjoyable business can become. More women believing in their dreams so deeply that nothing could stop them from staying on their divinely guided path and taking inspired action. Sometimes we must pivot, but that doesn’t mean giving up completely. Women whose intentions were to see business as an opportunity to lift one up another ,not to compare and compete.

What’s the most important thing you’ve learned in your personal life and professional journey? What is your personal motto in life?

No” is a full sentence. The better boundaries you can have for yourself and others along your journey, the easier it is going to be to stay on your path to obtaining your goals and dreams.

Women are a growing force in the workplaces worldwide, standing shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts. There are cracks in glass ceilings everywhere, with many women breaking through to carve out a space right at the top of the pyramid. What are your thoughts about women’s leadership today?

I believe women are the true leaders in this world. With the proper balanced use of their feminine intuitive energy and their hard working visionary masculine energy they can change the world together. I believe that when two or more women come together with a similar vision, they become a force of nature that cannot be stopped. I have worked many years as a lone wolf, and I now see that working together to reach your goals is so much more powerful. WE are all sisters and here to help one another, not compete with each other.

With your grit and determination, you are making a considerable impact, breaking through, and serving as role models for many budding entrepreneurs. What would you want to say to our young women leaders/audience reading this?

You don’t have to be perfect or know everything to get started! You just need to be curious enough to take the first step so that the next step can be shown to you. Without that first step and continued grit, you’ll never get to see what would have been revealed to you if you would have kept going after your dreams! If you’ve taken some steps that have shown you challenges, know that with every new level, there is a different devil. Keep going, you got this!