Gabriela Brunner

Core Desired Feelings connection, creative, grace, serene, seen

Specialty Coaching, Intuition, Workshops, Connections

About Me

I'm Gabriela and I'm looking forward to meeting you!

I'd love to share with you a little bit of what makes me, ME. I'm a retired attorney, wife, mother and Intuitive Coach + Mentor.

For most of my adult life, I’ve struggled to find fulfillment. While outwardly, I often appeared to have “made it” – beautiful family, high-powered attorney job, six-figure salary – I knew deep down that something wasn’t working. Despite how hard I worked, I never felt like it was enough. I never felt like I was enough.

In an attempt to find myself, I switched jobs. Multiple times. Things continued to worsen until I got so deeply lost in the grind of my everyday that I couldn’t see how unhappy I was, let alone how to go about fixing it.

I was stuck on hold. Waiting for myself to show up.

Eventually, I realized that I required accountability to make a real shift.

I’ll be honest. My process hasn’t been quick and easy. And it hasn’t happened overnight. But it has happened. And is happening. With every day, I get closer to fully embodying my New Monday lifestyle.

Now, I’m following my truth and helping other women lift themselves up and find fulfillment in their lives. As an accidental lawyer turned coach, I have a unique perspective that enables me to see to the heart of what’s keeping you stuck and to ask the tough questions that will create movement in your life.

I want you to know that I see you. And I’ve been there. I finally found the support I needed to get over my Sunday night blues. Now, I’m making it my business to help you do the same.

Contact Info

Email: gabriela@thenewfirm.co

Website: http:thenewfirm.co

Q & A

Q: What are your Core Desired Feelings?

Connection | Creative | Grace | Seen | Serene

Q: How / where did you Desire Map? What did you love about doing it that way?

I've done the Desire Map on my own, using the book and workbook. I love that method because I can dissect the information at my own pace.

I've also done it in a workshop setting and I love that too! There are so many benefits to working things out in a group. Reflection is a beautiful tool!

Q: Tell me a specific story about how knowing your CDFs has changed your life.

Being a lawyer, I pay special attention to the meanings of words. Being an intuitive, I feel their energies.

Once the Desire Map came into my life, it turned things right side up! One particular story that has really stuck with me is how identifying one of my CDFs at that time totally changed my relationship to how I move my body. I felt a freedom when I realized that I was chasing a goal to feel a feeling (the goal was going to the gym to work out, the feeling, STRONG). I realized that I could feel strong in so many other ways that did not involve going to the gym. This realization made me feel free-er and more open to receiving all the ways in which I could feel strong that I actually ENJOY doing!

Q: Why are you passionate about sharing this work with others?

The fact that we have goal-setting backwards really struck a chord with me. When a "to-do list" ends up making you feel worse than before, something is amiss.

My passion stems from experiencing the truth that your core desired feelings are available to you ANY TIME. By learning how to tap into your own heart and truest desires, you come to see that these feelings reside in YOU. You don't have to have a degree (or multiple!) to prove yourself to the world, or to feel a certain way. "Inner attunement over outer attainment" really says it all for me.

The Desire Map put words to how I have been feeling and desiring to navigate my life's journey. It is a dream realized to be able to share this work with others!



The Trust Your Path Circle is an impeccably created, miracle inducing, sisterhood and retreat featuring the Desire Map + Firestarter Sessions.

It is a fourteen week experience that will strengthen your confidence and bridge the gap between rationalizing (in your head) and knowing (in your heart) that you are worthy of your truest and deepest desires a/k/a a life so aligned with what you love, it brings a smile to your heart.

Whether that’s the laptop lifestyle in Roatan, a cozy cabin in the UP, living off the grid in a tiny house in Minnesota, and/or raising a beautiful family … it’s perfect because it’s your vision for your life. No apologies necessary.

Each experience is designed to meet you where you are and lovingly support you as you grow and expand beyond your wildest expectations.


  • Fourteen weeks of unparalleled support, masterminding, workshops + magic;
  • Fourteen weeks of sisterhood (who am I kidding, a lifetime of sisterhood!);
  • Weekly group workshops featuring the Firestarter Sessions + Desire Map content and more;
  • Weekly group Activation/Integration spotlight calls;
  • One-on-one support, via e-mail and/or Marco Polo;
  • Incredible guest speakers to support you in the areas of health, money, prosperity, spirituality and more;
  • A miraculous retreat in Carmel, California (Spring 2018) or Florence, Italy (Fall 2018);
  • Gifts, surprises and more!
To learn more, please visit the website below!

Learn more


13 Jan 2018
Decatur, Illinois, United States

Welcome A New Year With The Desire Map

How do you want to feel in 2018?

We come up with to-do lists (that don't get done), resolutions (that get broken), goals (that don't feel good) and lists of all the stuff we want to accomplish and experience outside of ourselves.

We do all of this to chase a feeling ... which tends to elude us because we don't always accomplish what we set out to do.

We make feeling good conditional upon achieving a goal.

It's time to change that.

It's time to figure how we actually want to feel, first.

Join me for A New Year with The Desire Map, a goals with soul + vision boarding workshop at the Decatur Wellness Collective.

A New Year with The Desire Map is an in-person workshop where you will discover what you want most out of 2018 by setting a clear intention, anchoring a vision and creating an action plan.

We'll begin our time together with an intuitively guided meditation followed by some journaling on your truest desires.

We'll identify your "word" of 2018 through discussion and reflection. Then we'll create a vision board to further energize and anchor your vision into a physical expression that makes you feel good every time you look at it.

The physical act of creating a vision board takes goal setting to the next level, connecting the intangible with the tangible. Later, when you see your vision board in your house or office, it'll serve as a powerful reminder of how you want to feel as you move through 2018.

Here's what you can expect:

:: A lovely afternoon of inspiring connections and meaningful conversations;
:: All vision board supplies provided (and feel free to bring images, markers, stickers, paper or anything else that inspires you!);
:: Beverages and light snacks;
:: Yoga mats, bolsters and blankets available;
:: A special gift to ring in 2018 with inspiration and grace.

Please dress comfortably so as to facilitate sitting on the floor. Please bring a journal and a yoga mat (if you have one). Also, you are welcome to bring any magazines or images you have for your vision board.

Cost: $75 per person.

To register, please follow the link in the "Tickets" section. Only paid reservations through Acuity will be honoured.


Workshops are non-refundable. If for some reason you can't attend after registering, please let me know and we can apply your payment towards a future workshop or class. Thank you for your cooperation!

Any questions? Please reach out directly at gabriela@thenewfirm.co


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