Let’s explore the sacred and the profane, the challenges and the easy moments, together.

I’m Sue Kearney, and I’m glad you’re here.

Reverent. Creative. Practical. Magical. Clear.

You’ve worked hard.
Let your hard-earned wisdom and brilliance shine.

In everything you create, every word you speak, and every action that you take.

  • How you show up for yourself and your life. Wrap yourself in grace. Claim your wisdom. Relax into the guidance your inner compass provides. No matter what challenges you face.
  • How you show up for your business and your brand. Learn how to weave your wisdom and passion into the name you choose, your logo and website, your social media marketing, even to the words you use — and everything in between.
  • How you show up in your work and your business. Every interaction.

You can rock this. All of it.

Skills and experience, in spades.

Looking for the just-right combination of mad design skills, decades of experience, black-belt techno-geekery, and barely tamed hippie sensibility?

Welcome to my creative cauldron.
I work at the intersection of deep inner-journey experience and crazy good knowledge of design, marketing, and branding.

I’ve been doing this work for fucking decades — my own inner transformational journey and the outer work in coaching, marketing, mentorship, design, branding, healing, and making.

I’m not another me-too goddess business coach. I’m a sage holding a lantern at the crossroads for those walking with me on the journey of life, expression, and fulfillment.

I’ve learned how to bring the sacred, the magic, the ritual, to everything in life. When it feels easy and when it doesn’t.

Across the decades I’ve been working, I’ve put some serious skills together:

  • I’m a typographer with a trained and practiced eye for detail. I worked in type shops. I know, understand, respect, and honor typography and all its beautiful rules and structures.
  • I’ve been teaching, coaching, and mentoring for decades. The most important and revelatory moments in my life come from deep and transformative conversations. Let’s have one!
  • I’m a brand whisperer. I’ve created branding and logo design for retail, solopreneurs, and tech startups. I know how to weave in your wisdom and your passion into every piece of your branding.
  • I make healing and beauty products for myself, my loved ones, and my friends (and you!). Pain relief. Glowing skin. Healthy organs. Happy vaginal and anal tissue. I can whip up what you need. Just ask.
  • I live and breathe WordPress. I design, develop, and deliver user-friendly, easily editable (by you if you like!) websites.

I've worked in corporate. I've worked with solos. I've seen a lot in my career. If you want the latest greatest stuff that's gonna be passé in a week then you shouldn’t hire me. If you want depth and transformation, if you want to be sure your wisdom and your passion is present in everything you undertake and create, then you and I should talk.

Some of the juicy bits about me:

  • The Magnolias West name: I’ve been taking pictures of my daughter with the magnolias in bloom as a backdrop since she was an infant — a lifetime creative project. Magnolias have healing energy (besides being a beautiful sign of spring and having such a lovely aroma!) — they’re used in Chinese medicine, with antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.magnoliasbanner
  • The Magnolias West logo is handcrafted with love. The blossom comes from one of my photos, and the name is handwritten by me.
  • I am most at home when I’m leaning on a redwood tree, or walking by the ocean, or on the dance floor in lead/follow lindy hop and blues bliss.
  • I’m a crafter and a maker. I knit, paint, collage, sculpt, grow, cook, brew kombucha, make medicines (my own toothpaste, remedies) and beauty products, which you can peruse and buy right here.
  • I’ve been on a deep spiritual inner journey since I began to meditate and study tai chi in the ’70s. I have — and use and teach — a deep toolbag of juicy and implementable transformational technologies. My work in the world is grounded in a strong foundation of frequently accessed inner practices. I'm a lifelong learner, studying and exploring life's mysteries.
  • I’ve been clean and sober since 1991. Which means that for a very long time I wasn’t. Which means that I can meet you exactly where you are at. Are you a survivor of grit and trauma too? I will receive your darkness and celebrate your resilience and your light with love and compassion.

Curious? Want to know more? Have a look at the ways we can work together.


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