We had the good fortune of connecting with Aura E. Martinez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Aura E., what principle do you value most?
Although there are many things that I value, there is one above all that I value most and that is my connection with myself. This may seem like a selfish value, but it’s quite the opposite. I know that when I am good, understood, heard and seen by me, everything else around me will be good. Everything else will be good because I am grounded in myself. What this grounding does is that it allows me to connect with my higher self, which knows the way to everything. I am able to listen to the truth of my being rather than the layers that many times cover our true essence.
When we fail to have a healthy connection and knowing of ourselves, no relationship can be right, no goal can truly be achieved from a healthy place, no drastic and long-lasting change can truly take place, and there is no magic in our life. Because I know that absolutely everything stems from me, including that which I may not like in my life, I value always my connection with myself and this is why I teach this through my work as a Self-Discovery & Empowerment Coach.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I would say that what sets me apart from other self-discovery & empowerment coaches is the fact that I guide my clients through an inner journey by using my methodology Aura Blueprint™. The reason why I created this methodology is because anytime you notice, and I speak from personal experience, that your life isn’t anywhere near where you would like for it to be, there is a layer that is covering your true essence and you may be operating from that layer and not even know it. These are what I like to call blindspots. When you don’t peel those layers, what happens is that it’s impossible for you to be positioned to take off you and your life. And I can’t leave out that I do this work in both English and Spanish.
My methodology Aura Blueprint™ is designed to help peel those layers that cover your true essence and get yourself aligned so that you are living a life full of passion, purpose and personal fulfillment, or as I like to call it, live to the max.
And those who know me from when I first started coaching, I actually started out as a Wellness & Life Coach helping people get out of the sugar rollercoaster they may find themselves in. What I realized through my own personal journey with weight loss (I went from 144 pounds to 112 pounds, mostly on my own), and through my clients is that whenever we are not the weight we want to be, the problem isn’t always that we need a meal plan or anything of that sort, but there is something that is affecting our relationship with our body and food. That’s when I put two and two together and realized that when we have this deep connection with and fully understand ourselves, this in itself can help change many areas of our life literally simultaneously. This is why I love the work the I do because of how profound this work is and how much it can change our life.
Has my journey been easy? No. There was so much gunk that I had to uncover. I had to go to parts of me that I didn’t want to go, but it was those parts that revealed the most beautiful messages that led to my biggest breakthroughs in life. I was so rebellious in the sense that I kept holding on to things that were not good for me, i.e. relationships that weren’t healthy, kept doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result, etc. It took so many tears for me to FINALLY say enough is enough. I had to do what I think for many of us is so uncomfortable to do and that was unpack my luggage and look through and see what I needed and what I no longer needed. Identify what was my own issue to carry and what was not my issue to carry, since many times we carry issues that are not our own to carry but we don’t realize that. All this, though, I wouldn’t change it because it’s what led me to the work I do today as a Self-Discovery & Empowerment Coach.
My work is about creating space for the client to discover themselves in deep ways so that they can make the quantum leap and finally get them and their life to take off and arrive at the destination of the life they want. But for that, they need to connect with their true essence and that’s what I help them do. Your connection with you is everything. Your deep understanding of yourself is the key to your purpose, passion, clarity, confidence and personal fulfillment. At Live to the Max™/Viva al máximo™, we take a stand for people’s greatness.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
As a person who travels the world often, there are several cities that are dear to my heart, but if you mean Pasadena, my gosh, one place I would take my best friend to eat, because I just fell in love with this restaurant and its food, is True Food Kitchen restaurant. And for breakfast, I highly recommend Urth Caffé. I would take her for a walk to Old Pasadena, and just love going to Vroman’s Bookstore (if she is a fan of books, I would so take her there). Plus, I have fond memories of Vroman’s Bookstore because I had the honor of doing a book reading there back in 2018. And I couldn’t forget The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. It’s a must.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There are several people I credit for me being in this journey and for helping me uplevel in ways I never thought possible. I first give all the credit to God because for everything that I may have thought was wrong in my life or even in business, He made right. I wouldn’t be where I am without Him. I also give credit to every mentor/coach I have had because they all in some way contributed to my success and allowed me to see things in me that I could have never seen on my own.
There is one person I truly need to mention here because she changed me in ways that I never thought possible and that woman is Gina DeVee. Her work through the Divine Living Academy, her compassion, her belief in me when I yet didn’t believe in myself, her DL coach Selina who also coached me and helped me heal parts of me that I didn’t even know the extent of how much it stood in my way to success, all this upleveled me in ways I never could have imagined and for this, I thank her.
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