Tell us about your company?
I started Reiki By Katie as I wanted a challenge in my life and also to provide support to people in overcoming stress, anxiety, fears, and phobias which happen in life. As a caring person I felt that through my knowledge of Reiki it would help people in their hour of need. For those not aware, Reiki is an ancient art, a Japanese technique for de-stressing mind, body, and soul.
Originating from the 19th century, it is a form of alternative medicine developed by Japanese Buddhist, Mikao Usui. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy" - so Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."
For my own Reiki knowledge, I am around 12th in the lineage system which is taught and passed down to other people who would benefit by the system to help with their own bodies to self heal. It is a universal healing energy entering the body of a human or animal.
I am also a Hopi Ear Candling practitioner, an alternative which can also help clients with conditions such as migraines, glue ear, pressure build up with wax, colds, flu, and headaches.
I have a gift enabling me to communicate with horses - it is called an interspecies telepathic communication. This has been confused with horse whispering, which is a form of reading the body language of a horse. The animal communicator is mind-to- mind telepathic communication where I pick up image or images from the animal to the individual.
Since March 2015 I have also become a distributor for Forever Living Aloe. The Aloe plant has been around for thousands of years and it helps to accelerate the human body faster than normal medication. The product is growing more and more to help with humans and animals body system, from fitness and weight management, animal and home, life balance, beauty and wellness, to name but just a few.
Where do you want the business to be in two years?
I am looking to grow the business of course, and to make people aware of the benefits that can be achieved through Reiki. From a personal viewpoint I would like to mix this with traveling around the UK and America.
"I am looking to grow the business of course, and to make people aware of the benefits that can be achieved through Reiki."
What is your background?
For 18 years my background originally was in cleaning domestic and commercial properties, I found it, however, to be challenging and physically tiring so I needed to look for and find my own path to develop my work career.
If you could suggest one thing to the government about business growth what would it be?
I would like the government to be stronger in looking at lifestyles, heath and well being, particularly in educating young people about eating healthily and keeping clear of junk food.
What do you do to relax away from the office?
That's too easy for me – I try to relax, so I take time to meditate, enjoy life and appreciate what we already have on this planet.
What hobbies/interests do I have?
I meditate and do quite a lot of online research about my business. This helps me to keep current about new methods developing. I also enjoy socialising and having the odd tipple of Guinness.
Have you any hidden talents?
I play the alto saxophone when I get a chance – I can play a mean ‘Strangers on the Shore.’ I am currently writing a novel about my life experiences and the different journey's I have taken during it.
What piece of advice would you give an 18 years old Katie Toale starting out today?
If I was 18 again I would take time to learn more because in the long run it will make you a better business person and certainly help you to develop a successful business.
Relax and enjoy life. I think I would just highlight that you can learn from the experiences which give you growth and by moving forward in life.
If you would like to find out more about how Katie can help you achieve a more relaxed outlook in life then please feel free to get in touch through her website links at www.reikibykatie.net