The Art of Ambience
Date/ Thursday, April 9th
Time/ 11am - Noon
Location/ Interior Resources, 1620 Oak Lawn Ave.
Credit/ 1 sustainable CEPH
Ambience is the overall character and atmosphere of a space. But to truly enhance your client's experience you need to add a few living touches. Plants, Flowers and Fragrance are on the rise in popularity and are showing no signs of slowing down! These fresh details when used deliberately and thoughtfully will create a personalized and intimate environment.
Shawn Michael Foley
Life Coach and Author
Shawn Michael Foley is a floral artist, life coach, photographer, and transformational author who helps designers and creatives navigate through their career and personal roadblocks. Shawn has been in the floral industry for over fourteen years, and his floral art is internationally recognized and published. He has worked heavily in the wedding and event industry and has designed and worked on hundreds of weddings.
Shawn is an accredited member of A.I.F.D. (The American Institute of Floral Designers). An accreditation of design knowledge, skill, and achievement. He is also an accredited member of P.F.C.I. (Professional Floral Communicators International). An achievement on design knowledge, theory and the ability to teach and communicate clearly and confidently.
Shawn is well known for his Human Form Project, an anthology showcasing unique and sensual floral designs enhancing the natural beauty of the human body. He was also selected as one of the 2016 Mayesh Design Stars. He has presented, showcased and taught on both national and international platforms to the design community including State Associations, The Philadelphia International Flower Show, AIFD National Symposium and his own high-level workshops.
By fusing his floral design background and his Reiki Master Teacher training, Shawn created his coaching platform the Artistic Journey. A path of co-creation guiding creative minds to re-fall in love with their art and their business. He also teaches retreats and workshops on enhancing design skills, developing, and expressing signature design styles, The Human Form Project workshop tour, and creative business masterminds.
Shawn has combined his love of flowers and reiki into a unique energy healing style.
He has created his own guided meditations around floral mandalas, teaching design from a viewpoint of connection with a higher self and floral immersive reiki sessions. Additionally, he has also created his own line of organic bath, body, and aromatherapy products harnessing the power of flowers for healing, relaxation and creative connection.
Shawn is an avid lover of coffee, crystals, flowers, plants, essential oils, candles, reiki and design. He now lives in Fort Worth, TX, and runs his own design and coaching business. His favorite saying once said to him by his long-time mentor is:
“Whenever you feel lost, you’ll always find yourself deep in the woods.”