About Pace Smith
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I’m a Pathfinding coach, the headmistress of Spiritual Rollercoaster Academy, and a writer. I’m a spiritual misfit with Sufi, Buddhist, and Reclaiming influences. I’m a coder and an open-source Reiki healer. I’m a fat extreme hiker. I’m vegan, transgender, polyamorous, bisexual, and I love to play Dance Dance Revolution. I dyed my hair purple the day I quit my day job, and I love it every single day, even (especially?) after the purple has faded to pink.
My wife Kyeli and I live in Portland, Oregon with our two cats. Kyeli photographs women and women-centric events, aspiring to make everyone she points her lens at feel safe and beautiful. She’s a total pro at keeping sacred space sacred while behind the camera, and her quirky style produces unique photos that show off both her heart – and yours. Kyeli and I often co-teach classes, collaborate on projects, and dance to videogame music together.
I became a spiritual entrepreneur in 2007, when Kyeli and I presented some tips and tricks we’d learned about communication and relationships to a small audience. After the presentation, two-thirds of the audience members came over to thank us and tell us how much we had helped them. Several even encouraged us to write a book about the topic. So we did.
My heart felt so full of love that day that I could never go back to being just an employee. That was the day I decided to follow my heart. That was the day I became a spiritual entrepreneur.
I knew I wanted to help other spiritual entrepreneurs, but I had to learn how first. I studied, I experimented, I practiced. I taught, coached, wrote, presented, and blogged my heart out. I succeeded enough to keep me going, I failed enough to keep me humble, and I learned enough to allow me to be of service to others. I helped handfuls, then hundreds, then thousands of people listen to their hearts and find their paths, and in doing so I laid the foundation of what was to become Spiritual Rollercoaster Academy.
I grew my business and was able to quit my day job. I deepened my spiritual practice and was able to keep myself from totally losing my shit in the process.
Now I’m free to pursue my life’s work full-time: helping spiritual entrepreneurs bridge the practical and the profound. (With, of course, plenty of dancing in my off hours.)
Click here to download Pace’s Guide to Peaceful Money Management, a 20-page step-by-step guide to my proven system for managing your money without sacrificing your sanity. The system is reliable so you don’t have to be. (;