Mentoring for Conscious Living

What I Do, and Who I Am


 "I mentor and coach individuals, couples, teams, businesses, and organizations how to notice and remove the kinks in their relationship with Life, and then how to more gracefully show up as what and who they are, as the Divine in ordinary human experience, and how to bring all aspects of their lives more in alignment with their complete uniqueness, beyond any limitations whatsoever.  By acquiring various skills and processes, clients find themselves throughout the day more able to notice, without self-condemnation or judgment, any inner reactivity arising from hidden belief systems, trauma, and programming.  The ability to show up, to be present and conscious as observer of what we do, is a core level transformational process.  With this present moment self-awareness skill, a profound shift in relationship with Life occurs. Intimate loving relationship with self and all of Life spontaneously arises.  Experiences blossom, become more open, complete, playful, satisfying, and fulfilling as Life reveals itself a loving responding partner, and abandons the role of tough disciplinarian.  Love replaces Karmic Law. 


“Extraordinary results manifest on all levels…extending to all realms of abundance and success as they open to the unlimited opportunities in relationship with Life as they show up as What and Who they truly are.  Clients gracefully find themselves receptive and open to the unlimited opportunities for learning in all aspects of their life. They learn how to effortlessly take responsibility for the creation of any of their life situations…heal them by showing up fully as who they are, quickly transform them, let go of what does not serve... and move on.  They ever-increasingly learn to refine their skills as co-creators, to gracefully harmonize with Source, fully, as what and who they uniquely are, and effortlessly find themselves living their life purpose."                Steve  




In addition to his growing private spiritual coaching practice which focuses on assisting  individuals, couples, and teams manifest their full divine nature uniquely as who they are, Steve’s gift is to also share similar processes with businesses, corporations, and spiritual organizations who wish to manifest this full potential and excellence on all levels.  He facilitates processes that help them discover and manifest what they would like their organization to be in reality.  His gift is in helping organizations become profitable, conscious entities that live their core values without any authoritarian overlay.  His vision…his expertise, and his passion… is assisting the creation of conscious corporations (and individuals within them)…working with leaders who want that and assisting the people and teams who want to manifest that through tapping the collective heart of all the players.  To this end, Steve has co-founded ExtraordinaryTransitions.Com.


Sacredness of Relationship

One of Steve's core Values and Virtues is Sacred loving relationship with all of Life.  Whether that is in business, socially, impersonally or in relating to nature, it is all deeply moving and meaningful to him. 


Of special interest to him is his passion for communicating to men the sacredness awaiting them in honoring Woman through sacred interaction and service.  Steve believes that when Man is fully who he is, he stands in his real strength and assists and encourages Woman to be more fully who She is, allowing her to feel the safety she needs to fully show up as the love she is.  Then Man and Woman take their place as partners and full co-creators of life…love is made manifest in the physical realm, and fundamental global healing takes place.  This loving ecology is based on a dedication to living love in every moment. 


Man, on one level, is consort who enjoys the opportunity of being in relationship with the Divine lover in a way that supports her to further open to the experience of her divine feminine sexual authority.  He does this by being uniquely what he is as the divine, and then spontaneously, out of that completeness, interacts with her in ways that allow both of them to feel the graciousness of the opportunity of the relationship


Steve’s Past

Steve Shires graduated with college honors from the University of California Santa Cruz with a degree in Creativity and Consciousness.  For the next almost 31 years, he dedicated his life as a celibate monk in the monastic order of Paramahansa Yogananda – Self-Realization Fellowship.  He was initiated into the ancient order of Sannyas (as Swami Sukhananda the name means “Bliss through Divine Happiness”).  During that time he was a Spiritual Counselor for both the monastics and lay disciples of the church, but developed and managed their professional Audio Video Media Facility. 


A “Renaissance man”, Steve has balanced the artistic, personal, and technical.  When with SRF, he conducted public meditation services, and served as Manager/Supervisor of the SRF Audio-Video Department, where he initiated and oversaw the creation, production, and preservation of Broadcast quality Audio Video recordings, for-sale products, with a full time staff of 6.  During that time he initiated the creation of a massive state-of-the-art archive facility and systems for the preservation of documents, recordings, and historical items.  For 29 years he was the technical supervisor/director for a worldwide Convention for 5,000 and a staff of 23.  As a still photographer, he was formulative in the creation of 5 award-winning calendars, magazines, and other products and publications while with SRF. 


Organizationally, he was extremely active with the Self-Realization Fellowship Monk’s Spiritual Life Committee (a group assigned to look into the challenges faced by the transition process facing the monastic order at that time).  Through this challenging process he became an expert in the processes and challenges that growing organizations face.  He has facilitated various workshops in Compassionate Communications, Synergy Communications, and Conflict Mediation. 


Through a series of life transforming events and processes, he decided to leave the SRF organization and to serve mankind in a larger way in the world as an independent spiritual and organizational consultant/guide.


In 2002 he started ExtraordinaryTransitions.Com, and Steve Shires Spiritual Coaching, as sacred support for truth-seekers, and has since served as facilitator through his trainings, workshops and private practice.   He is a certified Center for Soulful Living Mentor Trainer with Bill Bauman (



-30+ year Monastic

-29 year Multi-Media team leader/manager

-20+ years Spiritual Coach

-“Compassionate Communications” trainer

-Certified “Center for Soulful Living” Mentor/Trainer

-“Synergy Meeting Process” Moderator/Trainer

-Instant Emotional Healing Practitioner

-Raja Yoga Meditation Coach

-UCSC Honors Graduate BA “Creativity and Consciousness”

-University of California President’s Grant Recipient



Example of Steve's communications/conflict resolution skills


While on assignment to photographically document Angkor Wat temples and the “Killing Fields” in Cambodia, Steve successfully mediated a potentially dangerous conflict between Western travelers and former members of the Khymer Rouge (Communist faction responsible for the genocide known as the Killing Fields).  Following the capture of our bus at night, which was traveling from Bangkok to Siem Reap, the group was stranded and being held hostage at the outskirts of the town.  As a developing argument was about to escalate into violence, Steve intervened and took control of the situation by offering empathetic understanding and clarification of the positions of both sides.  Using techniques of Non-Violent Communications, learned from time spent with Marshall Rosenberg, he identified the possible positions while remaining calm and objective and surrounded by about 30 former Khymer Rouge members.  He listened carefully to both sides and translated their feelings and needs into a dialogue of understanding and resolution.  He then negotiated a solution that would be safe for all the travelers that resulted in all 23 marching en masse to the town late at night with the Khymer Rouge members closely shadowing.













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