In the last four years I have had the profound honor of collaborating with Shawnee on multiple projects; from performance art to designing and executing ritual to life coaching in the Be the Tree Rites of Passage Program. In the process of working with her, my life has completely transformed and continues to shift and expand in ways I could never have imagined. Shawnee is fully alive. She embodies an unwavering dedication to the transformation of life around her. She has created her life, and in her presence you have the absolute sense that you are a part of that creation and that you have the power to do the same. In her Rites of Passage program, women are able to shift their relationship to reality from being one based on their thoughts about it to one rooted in reality, itself. They have a direct experience of their power and capacity to create the life they love from moment to moment. Her incorporation of psychodrama and the arts into healing work has radically impacted audiences of people to shift into a space of participating and experiencing rather than “watching” from the sidelines. Regardless of the venue, healing modality or intention for community gathering, Shawnee consistently demonstrates that she is committed to the transformation of life on the planet and she shares that with everyone she comes in contact with.