EPISODE 18: She Quit Ayahuasca Shamanism After 11 Years and 1K Ceremonies and Why High Performing Entrepreneurs Should Care

Tina “Kat” Courtney caught my attention with her blog post titled Why I Quit Ayahuasca Shamanism After 11 Years and 1,000 Ceremonies.

Kat spent a decade at Disney launching the online subscription product Disney Blast. Next, she cofounded a successful video game studio and worked with many startups to help them make their digital mark. This may have been her work in the world, but in the background, she had always been into transformational work. For the next ten years, she dedicated herself to that work, and dove deep into shamanic apprenticing. She works with ayahuasca as a coach, helping people navigate through the integration processes. She also works with people confronting other issues, such as death and the shadow itself.

Key takeaways:

  • After the ceremony comes the homework.
  • Revelations are only useful when we live them.
  • To sit with ayahuasca is to give up your power to something bigger.
  • The world needs successful entrepreneurs filled with light.
  • Today’s enlightened entrepreneurs are tomorrow’s bridge-walkers.

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Time-Stamped Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction and background.

[02:44] Inner change prompted Kat’s redirection of her career path.

[05:19] The high-performing entrepreneur’s unique challenge.

[07:36] Doing the homework.

[09:12] The company you keep.

[14:38] Ayahuasca speaks to us where we are today.

[18:53] The tipping point is coming.

[20:09] A special message for awakening entrepreneurs.

[25:45] From fragmented to whole.

[31:11] The shaman as a vessel.

[34:52] Questions about ceremony.

[37:40] Contact info.