Sofia Kyriacou is a personal development coach and self-help expert. Her new book ‘A Goddess in Waiting: A Girl’s Guide to Self-Discovery’ is out now.
We met up with Sofia last week in London to have a cup of tea and a chat about her book…
A Goddess in Waiting is a guide, helping girls to develop into the best woman they can be. I believe all women are Goddesses. The feminist movement clearly took an effect on femininity. Women became dominant and masculine in order to survive the working environment, which was once dominated by men. This book is a guide to being dominant whilst remaining the divine feminine goddesses that we are.
Who would you say is your target audience?
Originally it was written for 13-18 year olds, however it is readable for everyone. We all have a Goddess locked inside of us waiting to be released. Our inner Goddess may have been suppressed over generations of societal judgment and pressures.
Is it part of a series? Are you planning any more?
I have already started to write the second book, which will be aimed more at women rather than young adults.
What inspired you to write the book?
I got frustrated searching for a doctor or psychologist to fix my dispositions and moods to help me to understand my problems. I didn’t want to be dependent on prescribed medication for the rest of my life; I knew there was another way to help myself. I searched a little deeper and learned about self-help, the law of attraction and the benefits of spirituality. There wasn’t much for teenagers and deep in my heart I had this passion and drive to just write and write and write which then formed into the book.
What do you hope the book brings to people’s lives?
My intention is for the book to act as an older, wiser sister that gives guidance and advice on all matters – from handling boyfriends/girlfriends, to health and beauty tips, with no personal judgements made. I want my readers to discover comfort and security whilst understanding the book and sense the hope from your past troublesome younger years. I want the audience to recognise that if they start to listen and learn now they can take control of their futures.
Who are your biggest inspirations?
People, who have the ability to develop from their past and make something successful from their travails, are magical. Those people are inspirational to me, they don’t have to be famous people but people that we cross paths with on a daily basis. In terms of famous people I have a lot of respect and admiration for people like Angelina Jolie who is widely accredited for her charity and humanitarian work. Of course there are people who are actively charitable that we do not see across our media platforms or know famously that I admire too. There needs to be more young celebrities following the philanthropic path, as they are so influential upon society and the future generations.
When is your book available to purchase and from where?