We had the good fortune of connecting with Haley Hoover and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Haley, where are your from? We’d love to hear about how your background has played a role in who you are today?
I am from a very small, rural town in Southwest Oklahoma. In a town of less than 4000, everyone knows one another intimately, or so it seems. It is through growing up, living and working in this environment that I learned the true depth of character and why it matters. When you see the same people at work, at church and in the grocery store, you really get to know the integrity of people. As a business owner, this has shaped so much of how I treat my clients and colleagues. For one thing, the golden rule is still golden — it’s beyond important to treat others as we would like to be treated. It’s also important to remember that our clients and colleagues are human beings, just like us. When we think of each other as fellow humans sharing the planet, we tend to operate out of a much higher sense of awareness, kindness and understanding.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My art is a portal to your intuition.

I am an Intuitive Artist, which means my work is painted through me. When I sit down to the canvas I have no end goal in mind. This leaves me surprised at what comes out of my art practice. It’s also a great spiritual and mental practice for trusting the process of things, allowing life to unfold as it may and letting things be beautiful even if they aren’t what we originally expected.

My art has been a part of me since early childhood, but doing it professionally has been a struggle for sure. I see my art as a way of helping others learn to trust their own intuition. In my Intuitive Art workshops I help others identify their own internal voice by looking at my artwork and letting the messages reveal themselves to the participants. It’s amazing how each of us can see and hear so many different things from one shared experience!

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Sonora, California is an amazing place to visit or live! I would definitely start by taking them to the nearby Columbia State Park, where they can experience an 1800’s gold mine town in real life! It’s a step back in time for sure. Definitely wouldn’t want them to miss Columbia Kate’s Teahouse, of course!

Next I would take them to downtown Sonora so they could see the gorgeous courthouse and historic hotel. We’d stop for lunch at the Sonora Brewery and then maybe pop by The Sportsman for a cold drink.

After lunch we would drive up the hill to see the glorious majesty of the Sierra Nevadas and enjoy a hike through the sugar pines.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Emily Schickli has been an amazing friend and peer to me over the past year. We freely talk spirituality, business and life with open hearts. She’s been a huge reason for my growth and confidence in 2021. Keep your eye on this one, she is a force of positivity.

Website: www.thesparklinghippie.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/thesparklinghippie

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/haley-hoover-9b7858151/

Twitter: www.twitter.com/sparkhippie

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thesparklinghippie

Image Credits
Jennifer Rapoza Photography

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