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I'm Eleanor Tweddell this is Another Door Podcast, full of brilliant guests sharing their stories of how a career door closing changed their lives, from shock to stuck to thriving. Starting a new business, rethinking your work or getting your next job, this podcast will help give you the confidence to make it happen.

Jun 19, 2024

In today's episode, I sit down with the remarkable Alexandra Galvis, formerly known as Authentic Alex on LinkedIn. Alexandra takes us on an extraordinary journey from spiritual awakenings to ancestral discoveries, and from mystical ceremonies in Colombia to the retreats that radically transformed her life. 


Tune in as Alexandra shares her transformative experiences of uncovering family curses, awakening clairvoyant abilities, and healing ancestral lands. We'll explore her travels, encounters with spiritual guides, and the profound impact these experiences have had on her career and personal growth. 


Come with us as we open Another Door with Alexandra Galvis.


Here are the highlights:


08:15 Miscarriage led to a life-changing retreat with women.

14:36 Saturn return led to a  health crisis and introspection.

18:23 Retreat sparked a spiritual journey, and led to ecstatic dance.

29:30 Instinctively writing and listening to the voices from the land

40:20 Seeking guidance after encountering signs of death.

46:54 Obsessed with personal and spiritual development journey.

52:13 Intuition about dying, ancestry course causes conflict.

56:58 Unexpected discovery of black magic rituals at home.

01:07:27 Unemployed for 9 months, but finds a new role quickly.


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About your host Eleanor Tweddell:

Eleanor Tweddell is the founder of Another Door, a place to navigate change, and founder of Recommended, a platform to find experts to support change in your workplace. Eleanor helps people to create transformative experiences in the workplace through training, speaking and workshops. Eleanor is the author of Why losing your job could be the best thing that ever happened to you. 


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About Alex:

In July 2015, Alexandra began documenting her Heroine's Journey on LinkedIn. Every single thing that you'd be scared of sharing publicly, Alexandra either wrote about, videoed or spoke about over the years to disarm some of the societal conventions that keep these topics taboo.

After finding herself in a leadership position at 24, she experienced a quarter-life crisis that led to leaving the corporate world and creating a new definition of success. Since then, Alexandra has been named LinkedIn Top Voice UK and become an official LinkedIn Learning Instructor with over half a million learners taking my courses.

Shortly after, she co-created a side project called #LinkedInLocal, events inviting LinkedIn connections to meet in real life, which became the biggest hashtag campaign on LinkedIn. Creating communities in 100 countries and 1,000 cities with no budget before handing over the reins to LinkedIn.

However, at the peak of her entrepreneurial career as a Leadership Trainer, LinkedIn Coach & International Keynote Speaker she suffered a miscarriage and was plunged into grief, triggering a Dark Night of the Soul where she lost her identity, career, relationship, and joie de vivre.

From there Alexandra began taking an interest in how we deal with loss and what it can teach us about love and how to truly live. She began learning that creativity can be a pathway to healing, mythology can be the alchemy for transformation, and writing can be a way back home.

Alexandra's healing journey led to a nine-month sabbatical at the start of 2023 to reconnect with her roots in Colombia and Morocco, researching family ancestry and genealogy.
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