“The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.”

Albert Schweitzer

Soul-Proprietor Mentor Coaches:

Founder: Clive Prout, M.A., PCC

In 1993 I was 32 years old. I was newly married, had a masters degree from Cambridge University, owned a house in the country and was earning over $110,000. My job as a software marketing executive took me all over Europe on an expense account. I was debt free (I had already built assets of over $100K) and enjoying unusual outward success for my age.

On the way, I had found time to backpack across Asia, lead diving trips to the Australian Great Barrier Reef, climb a 20,000 ft. mountain in the Himalayas and spend three summers running barbecue parties on the beach in France.

And yet, under the surface of my outwardly successful life, there were signs that I was killing myself. I smoked and drank too much. I felt angry and stressed at work. Most of the people who worked for me were afraid of me.

Then, in 1997 I had a spiritual awakening. An inner voice told me “This day is the turning point of your life”. I chose to trust that voice and make it true. Just over a year later I had left my high-tech career for a complete break.

This time the adventure was an inner exploration. I went to study with Gurumayi Chidvilasananda in Shree Muktananda Ashram, eventually spending 5 years studying and serving her mission. There, as staffing manager for the ashram, I helped hundreds of people take extended breaks from their careers to practice seva - work as the spiritual practice of selfless service. It was while I was offering seva in the ashram that I discovered my next career as a coach.

I am now an executive life coach, The Sabbatical Coach, one of the top 1200 worldwide accredited by The International Coach Federation as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC). I also train professional coaches for The Coaches Training Institute (CTI), the leading coach training organization.

I live in a beautiful home in the San Juan Islands in the Puget Sound with my partner, Abigail, who is also a coach. We are creating a magical life together and inspiring other couples to do the same. I coach a wonderful group of people, that I am privileged to call my clients. I also travel throughout the US leading workshops for CTI and the Co-Integral Institute.


Conner Loomis, M.A., CPCC, PCC, is co-partner in The Coaching People, a collaborative network of coaches based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and a partner in Collaborativity. She and her clients love the alignment, focus and aliveness Co-Active coaching brings to their personal, professional and spiritual lives. Her clients include individuals, artists, entrepreneurs, and small businesses owners interested in integrating their deepest spiritual values into all aspects of their living and working. She loves bringing collaborative leadership to people and into companies, and is passionate about expanding successful collaborations across the planet.

Conner is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and a member of the International Coach Federation. Over the last three decades she has successfully aligned with and co-founded five partnership based businesses paralleling three career and geographical shifts across three states, and two countries. You can reach Conner at conner@soul-proprietor.com

Mie Elmhirst, M.B.A. CPCC, is the founder of WIDOWS, Women, Inspiring Dreams, Optimism, Wisdom and Soul: a coaching practice designed to reconnect those who have lost their life partner with themselves, their values and their dreams and action. This project was developed by Mie as a participant in the Soul Proprietor Program and integrates individual coaching, group coaching with public speaking. Mie is also a member of the InnerCALL Coaching network, an International Corporate Coaching Alliance designed to grow coaching cultures in corporations world wide.

Mie is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and a member of the International Coach Federation. Her experience includes three decades in Health Care, both as a physical therapist and in health care management. You can contact Mie at mie@soul-proprietor.com

Lisa Medley, M.A., CMT, of Soulistic Arts supports people to lead and embody fulfilling lives with ease. She offers life coaching with a body-centered approach and infuses the wisdom of the body, rest and relaxation, and an emphasis on fun into her work with clients. Lisa believes when the body is in its natural state of fluidity and grace, the soul is free to come out and play. She blends a lifetime passion of dance and movement, 8 years as a massage therapist, and an unwavering belief in the power of soul purpose.

Lisa is affiliated with the Coaches Training Institute, a Certified Massage and Movement Therapist, and a Certified Kripalu DansKinetics™ Instructor. She is currently offering an exciting workshop, “Move Your Body, Change Your Life,” to literally transform your life from the inside out. Lisa can be contacted on lisa@soul-proprietor.com.