The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce and Women in Business are excited to honor Stacey Valle of Aura Holistic & Metaphysical Wellness as a 2024 Gottfried Woman of the Quarter. 

Stacey Valle

Gottfried Woman of the Quarter Q&A

Q: Describe your business and what you do.

At Aura Holistic & Metaphysical Wellness, under my visionary leadership, we provide a sanctuary of holistic healing and spiritual exploration. As the Shaman and Energy Healing Mentor, I guide clients on transformative journeys of self-discovery and healing.

Our mission is to empower individuals on their journey towards holistic wellbeing, bridging ancient wisdom with modern healing modalities. We offer a comprehensive range of mind-body-spirit services designed to address the diverse needs of our clients, from everyday aches to deep-seated traumas.

Our services are tailored to nurture the holistic wellbeing of our clients, encompassing Reiki, Shamanic Healing, Massage, Facials, Acupuncture, Psychic Readings, Hypnosis, and various other modalities. Each session at Aura Holistic & Metaphysical Wellness is curated to provide a transformative experience, guiding individuals towards greater alignment, balance, and harmony in their lives.

Q: What do you love most about your work?

What I love most about my work is not just the act of healing, but the opportunity to be a guiding light for individuals on their journey towards self-discovery and empowerment. My role goes beyond providing healing modalities; it’s about creating a safe and nurturing space where individuals can explore their innermost selves and embark on transformative paths to wellness. Witnessing the restoration of hope in those who have lost it and guiding individuals towards reconnecting with their true higher selves fills me with immense joy.

Q: What led you down your career path?

My journey towards becoming a Shaman and Energy Healing Mentor at Aura Holistic & Metaphysical Wellness is deeply rooted in my upbringing, personal health journey, and my role as a mother to five boys. Two pivotal experiences shaped my path towards holistic healing and spiritual exploration.

Firstly, I was fortunate to be born into a family immersed in holistic practices. Raised in a crystal shop by my mother, I was surrounded by the healing energy of crystals and learned about frequencies from a young age. My mother’s encouragement to follow my passion laid the foundation for my journey into holistic wellness.

Secondly, my own health struggles propelled me towards holistic medicine. After years of battling serious health conditions and finding no resolution through conventional medical avenues, I turned to holistic modalities for healing. Through holistic medicine and health practices, I experienced a profound transformation and regained my vitality. My career in the medical field provided me with invaluable insights into traditional Western medicine, which I seamlessly incorporate into my holistic approach.

Q: What advice do you have for other women in business?

As a woman in business, I’ve learned valuable lessons that I’m eager to share with others. Firstly, I emphasize the importance of trusting oneself and one’s talents. In the face of constant challenges and responsibilities, self-confidence and self-belief are essential pillars for success. Additionally, for women considering partnerships in business, I advise aligning on goals, values, and stress management strategies to ensure a harmonious and resilient partnership.

Furthermore, I advocate for humility and continuous learning. Acknowledging that no one knows everything, I encourage women in business to embrace their vulnerabilities, seek guidance from mentors, and learn from mistakes. Networking with other women, asking questions, and cultivating a supportive community are invaluable strategies for growth and resilience in the business world.

Despite the demanding nature of entrepreneurship, I underscore the importance of self-care and work-life balance. Recognizing that self-care is essential for sustainable success, I prioritize daily practices that nourish my wellbeing and foster a supportive work environment at Aura Holistic & Metaphysical Wellness.

In essence, my advice to other women in business is rooted in resilience, self-belief, continuous learning, and prioritizing self-care amidst the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship.

Q: Name someone in your life who inspires you and tell us why.

Two individuals who inspire me profoundly are my husband Hector and my business partner Sumera Galvez. Hector’s unwavering support and encouragement have been instrumental in my personal and professional growth. He stands as a pillar of strength, providing love and support that empower me to pursue my passions fearlessly.

Additionally, Sumera’s expertise in business acumen and her commitment to our partnership have enriched the Aura experience for both clients and staff. Through our collaboration, we embody the power of teamwork and mutual empowerment.

In essence, I am grateful for the unwavering support and inspiration I receive from my husband Hector and business partner Sumera, both of whom have played instrumental roles in my personal and professional growth.

Q: What other passions and hobbies do you have?

Beyond my dedication to holistic healing and entrepreneurship, I find joy and fulfillment in being a mother to my five boys and exploring diverse passions and hobbies.

I am an avid traveler with a penchant for remote destinations. Whether embarking on solo adventures or exploring with my family, I find inspiration and rejuvenation in immersing myself in new cultures and landscapes.

In addition to my love for travel, I indulge in the art of interior decorating—a passion that serves as both a guilty pleasure and a creative outlet. I derive immense satisfaction from collaborating with clients to bring their visions to life, infusing spaces with warmth, beauty, and personality.

Moreover, I am an avid student and learner. Any free time or downtime I have, I am making sure to study, learn, get certified, and continue to expand my knowledge base. This commitment to ongoing education fuels my passion for personal and professional growth, allowing me to stay at the forefront of holistic healing practices and entrepreneurship.

In essence, my passions for travel, interior decorating, continuous learning, and motherhood enrich my life with adventure, creativity, and meaningful connections, reflecting my multifaceted approach to holistic wellbeing and self-expression.

Q: Aside from the Chamber, how do you stay connected within the Naperville community?

I am deeply committed to fostering connections and contributing to the vibrancy of the Naperville community beyond Chamber events. My family and I frequently explore downtown Naperville, relishing in the culinary delights offered by local restaurants and taking leisurely strolls along the picturesque riverfront. These outings not only provide moments of relaxation and enjoyment but also serve as opportunities to support local businesses and experience the vibrant spirit of the community.

Furthermore, I actively engage in community outreach by sponsoring and supporting events hosted by various organizations in Naperville. Whether it’s lending a helping hand at local fundraisers, participating in community initiatives, or supporting organizations housed in Naperville, I remain dedicated to making a positive impact and strengthening the fabric of the community.

In essence, my commitment to staying connected within the Naperville community extends beyond Chamber affiliations, embodying a spirit of active engagement, support, and collaboration that enriches the lives of residents and fosters a sense of unity and belonging.

Gottfried Woman of the Quarter Bio

Stacey Valle’s journey in the realm of health and wellness is a testament to her unwavering commitment to holistic healing and personal transformation. With a career in the medical field spanning 15 years, Stacey embarked on a profound exploration of holistic health modalities sparked by her own health challenges. In 2019, she took a bold step, transitioning from her medical career to embracing holistic healing practices after completing an extensive apprenticeship program and becoming a Shaman over seven enlightening years.

Currently, Stacey serves as the co-owner of Aura Holistic & Metaphysical Wellness and 1222 Private Events, both located in Aurora. Her passion for holistic wellbeing drives her mission to empower others on their healing journeys. Stacey’s dedication to providing holistic solutions has led to the expansion of Aura Holistic & Metaphysical Wellness, with a new location set to open in Spring, Texas, in May.

Stacey Valle

Co-owner of Aura Holistic & Metaphysical Wellness

Aura Holistic & Metaphysical Wellness

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