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Soph Kessner & The Sacred CEO®

An Intersectional Approach to helping feminist businesses sustainably scale online

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Hey friend, welcome to my digital home.

If you’re on this page, that tells me you’re curious about who I be and my background as it relates to you personally and professionally.

So let’s dive in.

My pronouns are: She/Her/Hers


Professional Background

I graduated from Mira Costa College in 2015 with four associate degrees including Communications, Behavioral Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Early childhood Education.

I decided to Major in Psychology when attending California State Univeristy of San Marcos but took a massive step back from traditional Education my Senior year to focus on my coaching career (more to come soon).

Today, I am actively working towards finishing my BS in Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies after a much needed five year sabbatical from the public education system. 🙂

A Few Of The Powerful Brands We’ve Worked With:

So what happened between stepping out of Traditional Education in 2017 and the Present Day?

Let me fill you in.

The Full Timeline

NLP & Wealth Dynamics Certifications

Certified in NeuroLinguistic Programming and Wealth Dynamics through StrategicBrain

Coaching In The FitPreneurs

Trained under and worked for The FitPreneurs as a lead Coach covering topics of Mindset, Identity work, and the fundamentals of Online Business. (This brand has since been dissolved, and no links are available.)

The Libby Crow Empire

Trained and worked for Libby Crow as the Lead Coach running both the Business Accelerator and Business Ignitor program, including all client support, delivery, and sales calls (both of these programs have since been dissolved, and no links are available).

Breathwork Certification

Certified through Sam Skelly’s Pause Breathwork program as a trained Breathwork Facilitator.

2019 - Present Day
Sophie Kessner LLC

I’ve run my own coaching and consulting practice geared towards online business development for service providers including the launch of multiple successful group programs over the years with my business partner, Mel Judson.

When 2020 hit, everything changed.

George Floyd, The BLM Movement, Covid, Deep Loss, Traumatic Coaching Experiences, and Becoming a New Mom All At Once Left Me Questioning Everything.

I went into a season of deep reflection and started making significant changes

35-Hour Trauma-Informed Certification

Certified as a Trauma-informed practitioner through Will Rezin and Aurianna Joy’s 3-month-long program, Trauma + Somatics.

2020 - Present Day
The Sacred CEO® & ScaleUP

Launched The Sacred CEO® Agency and the ScaleUP CRM to support online service providers through a done for you approach to digital real estate such as funnel development, sales pages, websites and so much more.

2020 - Present Day
400+ hour Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner Training

Somatic Experiencing Three Year Practitioner Training through the Trauma Healing Institute to become a certified Somatic Experiencing Practicioner® who is Trauma Trained. As of January 1, 2023, I've completed over 216 hours of supervised training in addition to over 100 hours of additional supervised practice and personal sessions.

Tentative Graduation: August 2023, with an additional 108 hours of in-person supervised training.

2021 - 2022
Equity Centered Leadership Certification

Certified as an Equity Centered Leader through the Institute for Equity Centered Coaching by Trudi Lebron, emphasizing antiracist business practices.

160 Hour Trauma-Informed Practitioner Training

Certified as a Trauma Informed Practitioner through Jessica Benstock’s 6-month-long training, The Phoenix Path, with over 54 hours of supervised online practice, 54 hours of online lecture, and a combined 60 hours of supervised in-person training.

2022 - 2023
Feminist Copywriting Certification

Training as a Feminist Copywriter through the Copywriting For Culture Makers Certification with Kelly Diels so I can write non-oppressive copy that supports both money and justice.

I'm not stopping here.

Soph on bed looking out

In 2023, I'll be completing the following training and certifications:

NeuroAffective Touch® 6-month Professional Somatic Training with Dr. Aline Lapierre. “This training addresses attachment, emotional, and relational deficits that cannot be reached by verbal means alone.”

Adult Attachment Repair Model 9-month Practitioner Training with Dr. Peter Cummings studying the intersection of attachment, neurobiology, and trauma.


Let's Get Personal.

I have been, and will always be, a rave and festival fanatic. I go hard for the dirty wubs, but I also love deep house, funky beats, and melodic trance. My favorite artists include Illenium, Seven Lions, Elderbrook, Kaskade, Adventure Club, and Emmit Fenn.

If you catch me at a festival, you best believe I’ll be rocking an oversized fur coat that makes my 5’1” self look extra huggable.

I am first generation Mexican-American on my mom’s side and have had quite the experience growing up as a biracial woman in Southern California. Though I can’t say my Spanish is fluent, I can say that I stand in solidarity with the BLM movement and work hard to incorporate antiracist practices into all that I do.

Though I’ve predominantly dated cis-men, I personally identify as queer and am always working towards creating safe spaces for my LGBTQUIA+ family. Exploring my own sexuality and gender identity continues to be something that both fascinates and liberates me.

I became a mama bear after quite an intense birthing experience with my son, Cash, in 2020. You can read all about the birth experience here. Trigger warning: Emergency C-sections, Loss of pets, etc.

I’ve never been one for team sports, but I found my home in weightlifting. I competed in Bikini Competitions in my early 20s until I developed a binge eating disorder and body dysmorphia that invited me to take a deeper look at my relationship with food, fitness, and body positivity.

Today, I am still learning to love and embrace my tiger stripes from pregnancy while also feeling fabulous, taking up more space. Most days, it’s a win, but I prefer to be honest about my own constant process with body image.

Want to be friends?

Talk to me about some delicious smoothies and pineapple pizze, Fboy Island, the next festival, Starbies or a day at the beach and I’m all ears. Also, ya girl loves some Tiky-toks and is here for all the laughs. Let’s not take life too seriously.


From 2017-2021 I ran the Mind Mastery & Manifestation Podcast with co-host Dan Mendilow, emphasizing mindset. Please note: there may be components of episodes where my opinion and stance on topics have since evolved. 


The Sacred CEO® Radio

My new podcast will share more in-depth content on my present-day beliefs tackling business, entrepreneurship, equity, and trauma resolution conversations.

YouTube Channel

I launched my YouTube channel, @iamsophiekessner, to teach more straightforward content about entrepreneurship and business.

The Online Business Automator

Happily running our staple program, The Online Business Automator where we get to support entrepreneurs in taking a DIY approach to automating their entire business backend.


My Value & Practices

To keep this page from being longer than my target receipt, I have an entire page dedicated to my personal values and antiracist business practices that you can explore by clicking below.

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