• Katrina Julia

10 Teachers of Transformation

Updated: May 14, 2019

10 Teachers of Transformation

We Love: Creating Community + Confidence

We give insight into teachers we love and impact us in every way.

This is an initial insight and roadmap into tons of transformation in shifting my life in health, wealth, business and creating FIT Life Creation.

We will be doing this feature now regularly so stay tuned!

This post is inspired by the creators, dreamers, and transformers who are brave enough to transform + inspire + impact.

We want to express gratitude for all the ways they serve in the world + transform + inspire + create what they love!

#1 Our Creator

I believe we have a creator and that we are always guided when we listen.

When I look back on my life from my conception - in Bulgaria - to being in four countries by the time I was two - it was very clear that the spirit was guiding us.

Nothing in our lives was "normal". It was all supernatural. It took me a long time to realize that because it was always my "normal" or my story. This is just the tip of the iceberg of my life and transformation story.


When I first read the verse, "The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit." John 3:8,I had chills.

We all resonate with different things or nothing.

This may be a Creator, Jesus, Spirit, and countless other beliefs.

I am a believer that at the root of who we are, choose to be, how we treat others is either love or it isn't.

The more we face ourselves, the more we wake up. The more we are able to be set free spiritually, mentally, physically, emotionally, financially. This also reminds me of Galatians 5:1 and 5:22.


I love nature, and I feel free and have always deeply resonated with the ocean.

I love the sound of the waves. I love the peace I feel.

I love the limitless love I feel and see.

I love how small each and every one of us are in the view of the ocean,

the world, and the universe.

#2 Parents - Eva and Krum Kiselinchev

My first earthly teachers, like many of us, are my parents. They have taught and shown me leaps of faith, fighting for freedom, showing up, overcoming obstacles, selfless and sacrificial love, and so much more.

I was born in Poland, my mom is Polish and dad is Bulgarian. We immigrated from Poland to a refuge camp in Trieste, near Venice when I was 6 months old. We immigrated to South Carolina, United States when I was about a year and a half. We lived in Houston most of our lives. My mom mainly ended up working in Pharmacy, and my dad in Oil + Gas. I've traveled to 25+ countries, and now lived in four states.

My parents now live in Bulgaria again and I see then once to twice a year.

Soon more often.

There is clearly a whole story behind all this!

I've had countless other teachers in school, undergrad and grad that come to my mind and heart. For this part of the series, I am focusing on pivotal teachers in my transformation from the inside out.

#3 Beth Moore

I first learned about Beth Moore in 2011 from Mount Paran Church.

In particular, her Bible Study "Breaking Free" spoke to me.

I remember bawling through that study as I was healing step by step from an abusive relationship I finally let myself think about after years of burying it. I had inadvertently kept myself and those feelings locked up. I had also felt immense shame and guilt. I also made the decision prior to that study to not only heal myself, but to do whatever was necessary.

I realized before taking the study, I was also making the decision for myself to choose to not have sex until I got married. To truly be and become my best whole self to present myself for who our creator was responding to a prayer years ago in three ways. This reminds me of Eph 5:24.

I understand everyone has a different story, and choose different things in this human experience. With the trauma I experienced and buried, I knew this was the way for me to fully heal whole and complete.

I have since done countless studies with Beth Moore online and in community. I am currently doing the Quest.

#4 Dave Ramsey

I first discovered Dave also at Mount Paran in 2011. I took his entire course in 12 weeks as a self-study. I was still in corporate at the time, and immediately started shifting my spending and giving. I use an incredible tool Mint and Acorns.

A few years later, I took the class in community at Buckhead Church, and also had a personal mentor that helped me uncover layers of financial fear and bondage as well.


Some of you may or may not know, part of my background is that I am also a

lover of numbers, yet facing fears of finances and following freedom.

I have helped >7 industries get 7+ figure results from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies for years. I am also a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, and Certified Fraud Examiner, and yet despite all this external evidence I had deep feelings of unworthiness, lack, and scarcity.

I had focused on the external in my worth vs. the internal and flowing from the inside out. I had realized that the external is fickle and unstable in every way.

On the personal side, for years I had either capped my income in corporate, continuously had side hustles until taking the leap in 2011, and would either massively underspend and/or overspend and created quite a knot in my circumstances financially.


As a result, it is now clear that I would quite literally self-sabotage from fear in every way. At the time, I didn't realize as we may often sleep walk and not be aware of our actions relating to fear and resulting circumstances.

As an entrepreneur, without the "illusion of stability" with an employer, I got to face fears step by step. I now see deep down I didn't believe I was worthy, capable or deserving of financial freedom.


At the same time, I realize what a blessing this has all been in relating to others, overcoming obstacles, and turning pain into purpose.

This resulted in programs like the 6 Pack of Wealth in our mastermind,

Billions in Our Brains, creating FIT Life Creation and this community, and stretching myself far beyond what I thought possible (none of that could not have happened without facing fears).

In full transparency, the time I previously spent in fear loops and actions taken combined with the awareness and unraveling step by step, I am walking through rebuilding my foundation in my mindset and my finances on solid ground.

Our creator, Dave Ramsey, and other teachers have been instrumental in this.

#5 Dani Johnson

A few years after leaving Corporate America, I came across a free book offer "First Steps to Wealth" with Dani Johnson. It resonated with many of Dave Ramsey's points in Financial Peace. However, I loved having it in a female perspective. It only intensified my growth.


If you haven't heard of Dani Johnson, she is a spiritual, transformational, and business teacher who according to her site

"Homeless To Millions: Dani Johnson Changes Lives & Transforms Hearts"

"Dani has been interviewed on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, Forbes, Fox & Friends, and was the season-premier star of ABC's Secret Millionaire."

This shows you she had massive shifts in her own mindset. Her childhood was also traumatic to stay the least (she shares more in her books and events).


I further invested in attending First Steps to Success with live events with Dani Johnson twice, and also Creating a Dynasty.

Her events and teachings helped me peel many layers from mindset to spiritual (baptism in a hotel pool and by Holy Spirit and completely falling out and regaining full awareness over 20 minutes later) to organization and business and time to get to the next steps in my own transformation and testimonial journey.

#6 Strategic Coach

When I became a full-time entrepreneur in 2011, I realized how many things I did not know. Like Aladdin from Disney, "It Was a Whole New World".

From a friend of mine, I got referred to Ed who was in Strategic Coach, an entrepreneurial program that has been around for 20+ years.

I decided it was the next pivotal point in my entrepreneurial path and joined for two years. It helped me with the next steps of time, alignment, vision, strategy, and structure to get to my next steps needed.

I also enjoyed the 1 day sessions each quarter to completely focus on life + business!

I've always been an avid lover of learning so this right up my ally.