Beyond the Business Suit with Kailei Carr
Beyond the Business Suit with Kailei Carr
Kailei Carr: Presence and leadership coach for executive women
Episode 291: Soul to Soul Session with Leilani Mañulu
54 minutes Posted Dec 22, 2023 at 2:02 pm.
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What would it look like if we bring our full selves to our workplaces? The next guest on the Beyond The Business Suit Podcast, Leilani Mañulu, has just the answer! As a queer, mixed-race leadership expert and intuitive executive coach, Leilani speaks on how she's been able to tap into her gifts and nurture connectivity and divinity even within corporate spaces. She also reflects on her book, Paradox of the Water Bearer, where she navigates through her personal journey of her upbringing and she has learned to own and embrace her spiritual gifts. She leaves us with steps to completely trust our intuition to guide us through our life's journey.

This conversation, led by Myra Herring, was originally recorded earlier in 2023 as a Soul to Soul session in the Beyonding Community.


Leilani Mañulu is a queer, mixed-race, invisibly disabled, cisgender woman and the founder and CEO of Leilani Mañulu, LLC. She is a leadership expert, intuitive executive coach, and seasoned speaker and storyteller with nearly two decades of experience in HR, business, leadership development, organizational design, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

She blends her corporate, non-profit, and consulting experience with her training as a shamanic practitioner to support leaders and organizations to be more intuitive, imaginative, and heart-centered. Her personal mission is to provide support and guidance to individuals and organizations in hopes of making the world better for generations to come.

Leilani received her BA in Accounting from the University of Washington (2007) and her MBA in Leadership Development from Seattle University (2012). Leilani spent most of her distinguished corporate career as a senior HR leader in the aerospace industry, trailblazing at the intersection of leadership development and DEI through her work envisioning, creating, and implementing leadership development programs, DEI-centered hiring processes, and various initiatives to improve culture, increase retention, and promote authenticity and belonging within teams and organizations.

Leilani believes that organizations that empower their people to stand in their authentic wholeness will be what restores balance to our world.

She is the author of Paradox of the Water Bearer and the host of “The Intuitive Catalyst” podcast.

Check out Leilani's articles on Medium to learn more about how she supports leaders and organizations.


“Home is not something outside us, but within us.”

“A lot of times we fear what we don’t understand.”

“The more you act on your intuition, the more it will begin to flow to you.”

“We need people to remember how deeply they belong.”

“What does it meant to be in our wholeness?”

How to stay connected to Leilani Mañulu:


LinkedIn: Leilani Mañulu

Instagram: @shamanleilani

TikTok: @shamanleilani