We had the good fortune of connecting with Christian de la Huerta and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Christian, can you tell us about an impactful book you’ve read and why you liked it or what impact it had on you?
Many of us feel stuck in relationships that don’t work for us or jobs that suck the very lifeforce out of us. We sell out on our personal power to avoid conflict or rejection. My work, and now my new book, “Awakening the Soul of Power,” helps people heal toxic relationship patterns and negotiate power struggles successfully. The way we embody, express, and relate to power impacts every area of our life. The book, (as well as my retreats, when we are able to host them), support people conquer feelings of insecurity and unworthiness as they search for healthier relationships and a life filled with meaning and purpose.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
With 30 years of experience as personal transformation coach, I have traveled the world offering inspiring and transformational retreats combining psychological and spiritual teachings with lasting and life-changing effects. Of course it hasn’t been easy. There have been many peaks and valleys and winding roads along the way. Persistence pays off. What motivates me is a deep sense of mission. I know the work I offer makes a real difference in real human lives, and that is both deeply fulfilling and very humbling. Most recently, COVID has forced me to begin to develop online programming and the mandatory global timeout enabled me to finish this book, which I’ve been working on for years. Soulful Power is about stepping into our power in a way that’s not about hierarchy, control, fear, force or manipulation, that doesn’t require that we step on anyone or push them down in order for us to feel powerful.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I live in the Grove, my favorite part of Miami. So we’d go for a walk in the neighborhood, including Kennedy Park, and drive Old Cutler Road. We might take out the kayak and send some time on the Bay, and visit Miami Beach, so they could see the Art Deco District and have a bite on Lincoln Road. For a quieter beach experience we’d go to Haulover or Hollywood Beach. We’d visit Little Havana and enjoy our area’s varied cuisine. I’d also show them the Everglades and drive down to Key West.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to acknowledge my mother, Raquel de la Huerta, from whom I learned to love deeply, unconditionally, holding nothing back. The courage and countless sacrifices she and my father Rene made so that their nine children could have a chance at freedom are nothing less than humbling, and a portrait in heroism.