Today we’d like to introduce you to Novalee Wilder.
So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I moved to the US from Denmark in 2014 and after spending some years in NYC, my husband and I agreed that it was time to try out the sunshine and nature of California. I had never been to LA before moving here but I’m always up for a challenge and to shake things up so we sold everything that didn’t fit in a couple of bags and booked our flight.
I’ve studied acting and always thought that it would be in the world of the theater and movies that I would work but after encountering numerology and name change, my life has taken a decidedly more spiritual detour.
When I started my business in 2017, my idea was to test out if I could live off of only doing numerology related things and it has worked out way beyond my initial dreams. I was offered a publishing deal out of the blue and my first book on numerology came out in the winter of 2019. It’s being translated to other languages and I love being able to share and connect with my readers. I have multiple creative projects in the works that combine numerology and other esoteric fields. It feels like the emotional excavation I’ve done in my years as an actress is fueling the creative part of my spiritual business.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I’ve not had a lot of close role models or people in my family who were entrepreneurs but my dad has always have a unwavering ‘I can figure anything out’ attitude that I think I’ve inherited. This has been a godsend when trying to figure out taxes in the US, how to create a website and the SEO tags for it, email providers, social media platforms and how to pitch and position the value I bring so others can see it clearly.
I think as an entrepreneur, you have to be willing to learn the rules before you throw the rulebook away and realize that your business and life can look any way you like. Some of the biggest struggles I’ve had came from trying to follow a formula or being afraid of failing when I tried something new out. Mindset is everything especially when you can’t blame your lack of momentum on a boss or other outer authority.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
As a professional numerologist, I help my clients change their name. Numerology is an ancient esoteric science that works with the law of vibration. I use the tools of numerology to pick names, formation dates for companies, titles for albums and books, pricing for products, and more.
I’ve been lucky enough to help a lot of people change their names. People on different parts of the gender spectrum, with a range of racial, ethnic, cultural, heritage, and socioeconomic status and backgrounds. With a wide age range (from newborn babies to retired vets), sexual orientations, physical abilities, religious and political beliefs. And from different parts of the world like Australia, the UK, Canada, USA, Denmark, and Germany.
I’ve also worked with very famous, wealthy, and private clients and their families. No matter the difference in any of their backgrounds, life experiences, or choices, my clients go through many of the same challenges before working with me and find many of the same gifts after a name change. Internal pressure and dysfunctional patterns dissolve into greater peace and self-compassion which in turn leads to going after their dreams and living out their potential in a more expansive way.
They also often seem to be pattern breakers in some way, finding themselves on the outside of groups and able to look at the world and their place in it from a perspective not shared by the people around them. On a soul level, I’m sure that they’ve made plans to cross paths with me and numerology at some point and get the opportunity to course-correct with a name change.
I see some spiritual business owners and leaders shy away from talking about social justice or being open to a non-gendered view of spirituality. I think this is a missed opportunity – not just to help individuals who don’t identify within a norm but because a diverse and inclusive business is the only way to thrive, grow and keep creating a better world for future generations.
What were you like growing up?
I grew up with my head buried in books and comics. Reading was my refuge from my family and a way to explore the world and my emotional life in a way that my surroundings didn’t allow. When I found the theater and acting, I discovered people who felt and expressed emotion with a freedom I had been longing for.
I was always a good student as long as I could see a point in what I was learning. Math was my worst subject, but funnily enough now I deal and calculate numbers in my work all day for my clients!
- Website: www.novaleewilder.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/novaleewilder/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/novaleenumerology/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/novaleewilder
- Other: https://www.novaleewilder.com/podcast
The Numerology Podcast + headshot – Melodee Solomon, Flower crown – Anna Falck, Book signing + b/w portrait – Dillon Ford, All others – Novalee Wilder