The Purple 


As a Purple Individualist, you value individuality,  both yours and your client's. You value being unique above all else and long to freely express yourself. You feel your emotions deeply and are not afraid of their power which is what makes you able to handle strong emotion from your clients. You want to be gifted, intuitive, original and unique. More importantly, you want to be passionate and uniquely authentic. You desire experiences that are rich with feeling and meaning. You would like others to see you as idealistic, emotionally deep and compassionate. These traits mean that you are already a good coach, but this journey is about you stepping up, being fully visible, and doing soul centric work with your clients and in the world.

Below is your map for the journey.

How does my map work?

Your map is a visual device that enables you to recognise and relax your unconscious and egoic ways of coping, defending and protecting yourself. When used as a practice it enables you to transform your egoic patterns setting you free to live your larger calling in the world. 

The outer layers of your map show you first-hand your everyday patterns of defence and armoured ways of hiding, whilst the centre of your map shows you who you really are. 

Your true self is, for the most part, blocked or buried under the overwhelm of modern-day life. Connecting with this aspect of who you are will enable you to be visible in the world and visible to your clients. At the core of the Purple Individualist is the quality of Originality.

Your journey to doing soul centric work

As a Purple Individualist, you don your armour every time you feel ordinary or made to conform. The journey to doing soul centric work is concerned with the ways you ensure that you remain unique in all circumstances. In an attempt to deny your feelings of deficiency you will often recast yourself as being special or unique as a way of valuing yourself on a surface level, and when this is taken to extremes you can often appear grandiose. You have a hidden fear of being emotionally cut off and abandoned and can seek connections that are not necessarily good for you, and you will go to great lengths to avoid feeling lost, disorientated and without personal significance, meaning or direction. You avoid appearing to others as inadequate, defective or flawed and will often portray an outer appearance of strength that you don’t really feel. Craving ideal circumstances, or love, you often ruminate on what is missing and perceived to be important. You tend to worry that others may have a better deal, or are being recognised while your talents are being ignored. Although it would be wrong to see all Purple Individualists as artists, you have the temperament of one and long to freely express yourself and need to be seen as artistic, gifted and accomplished


In terms of your work in the world, this means that you:

  • Expend a lot of effort on making your offering unique rather than effective.

  • Turn into victim mode when things don't go as planned.

  • Struggle to see the light side of your work.

  • Take your message to extremes.

  • Look too much at what other people are doing.

  • Find business partners that are not good for you.


In a coaching relationship, this could mean that you often find yourself: 

  • Overcomplicating issues.

  • Going too deep, too fast with clients.

  • Being overly provocative with your questions.

  • Being too 'off the wall' with your approach.

  • Making clients' lack of progress about you being different and misunderstood.

  • Being too intense. 

  • Being too emotional.

How does my map help?

By using your map as a practice you will naturally be more:


  • Relaxed - as you let go of being overly 'deep' with your clients and your message to the world.

  • Fulfilled - as you learn to express your own needs and desires to clients without resorting to drama.

  • Authentic - as you speak your truth rather than resorting to manipulation.

  • Valued - as you have a greater sense of your own self-worth in your work in the world.

  • Gracious - as you feel less resentful when you see clients have what you do not.

  • Open - as you feel less misunderstood by the world and your clients.

  • Accepting - as you learn to be less of a victim.

  • Alive - as you live more fully in the moment.

  • Peaceful - as you let go of being quite so intense in the world and in your coaching sessions.

Try it out...

Below is a short guide on how to use your map. Inside it contains a fuller description of who you are, a brief introduction on how to use the map in your daily life and a copy of your map. Once you have looked at the guide you might like to try the guided meditation. You will need your map open in front of you, so we suggest you keep the guide open on your laptop.

Download your free map & guide for the Purple Individualist

Once you have had sight of your map you might also like to try a free guided meditation...

Free Guided Meditation - Jane Douglas
00:00 / 00:00

What next?

If you are feeling called to this adventure then we have lots of opportunities for you to discover more and many ways you can join us. 


The easiest way is to join us on Facebook. This is where all the chatter happens. It would be lovely to see you there. Other offerings include...

 "The My Map to Freedom Box set" a book and full-scale copy of your map 

This box set contains a copy of 'How to Live Unleashed and Alive' by Jane Douglas and a full-scale full-colour copy of your map!

"From coach to soul centric coach' our bi-annual two-day workshop  

This workshop has been designed specifically for experienced coaches or helping professionals who are being called to step out into the world and share who they are or are being called do deeper work with their clients but don't know how to do it. It will teach you how to use the map on your own journey to becoming a visible coach PLUS it will teach you the basics of how to use the map with your clients


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 "The My Map Experience" a one to one coaching journey 

This intensive face to face coaching experience has been designed for coaches and helping professionals who wish to take a deep dive into the work of becoming visible in the world and for 'seekers' who are looking for the next step on their spiritual journey.

Become a Certified My Map Practitioner 

This programme equips you with all the skills and resources you need to deliver 'The My Map Experience' to your clients. This is for helping professionals who wish to make My Map to Freedom a substantial part of the work they do with their clients.