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Studio 18's Holistic Integrative Life Coaching & Circle of Wellness

Certified Integrative Life Coach

I am proud to say that I have actually taken the same exact course which I am now certified in to offer services to you.  As everyone does in life, I had some things holding me back from where I truly wanted to be.  I felt like I was out of balance in my life.  Everything was focused on business and my physical well being.  I was not good at building healthy relationships, nor was I good at connecting with my spirituality.  And quite frankly I don't think I was mentally healthy.  With all of these things combined I went through a lot of changes which made me really aware of how my life choices not only affect me, but those around me.  This program has put me in balance and helps me maintain that balance.  In this program we find balance in your Mental, Emotional, Physical, and Spiritual systems so you may finally Manifest your thoughts and desires.  I help people literally daily do this through both life coach and dance.  I am doing it also every day myself.  So I want to offer this to you; as the things I do in my life not only help me but have proven to help others as well.   


I am a dancer first and foremost.  WIthout dance I would not be offering life coaching.  I have owned and operated the National Trademarked dance Service Studio 18 since 2009.  I have taught thousands of people to dance and have/continued to work with organizations like the Sacramento Kings, Good Day Sacramento, Fox 40, Match.com, Sacramento River Cats, Yelp.com, Crocker Art Museum and more.  I offer Ballroom and Latin dance lessons DBA Studio18 in Sacramento and Surrounding areas.  I use dance as not only a source of income, but truly as a healthy and fun way to live my life while helping others reach their dancing goals and dreams.   If you have any dancing questions you can always ask me.  Also feel free to look at www.dancestudio18.com 

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As a dance teacher and a health enthusiast I believe that it is important to have support from safe and healthy products when needed.  Maintaining the physical body as we age is a challenge.  I am fortunate that I live an active lifestyle.  But I am also fortunate to have support from great companies like Advocare.  I do take their products but am not a licensed nutritionist; so I am only letting you know tools that I use to stay fit and feeling great.  They have a great line of products ranging from protein, fiber, vitamins, energy supplements, etc.  I offer these products to individuals as another avenue or tool to reach their desired results.  Please feel free to ask your doctor or nutritionist about trying these products.  If you have questions regarding the products and or the business of Advocare, contact me.  Visit my Advocare site here

About Me

(Finding Balance in these Areas M.E.P.S. & M)
My name is James Michael Smith a.k.a. James "Suits" Smith.  I am a man who lives a rather exciting yet simple life.  I am a Professional Ballroom/Latin Dance Instructor, and Choreographer for 14 years.   I would like to think that I pretty much dance my life away while helping others reach their dreams of dancing and even fulfilling bucket lists.  I have learned a lot about life and people through dance instruction.  Dance has literally changed my life as well as so many others around me.  You can look up Dance Studio 18 online.  I also am an online and face to face marketer.   Now I have added life coaching on as a practice not only to implement in my own life but in others as well; as I do with dance.  I have always had a very charismatic attitude and charm.  I am able to help others feel good in the same way.  A smile goes a long way.  I have been blessed with a lot of talents and understand that one needs to sharpen their ax in order to maintain any professional level of performance.  I always have striven for a better me.  I like surrounding myself with others who do the same.  I focus on private lessons when I teach dance and work with professionals on a daily basis.  I have literally taken dancers with no experience and had them perform at professional sporting events.  I have gotten myself and my students on t.v. multiple times.  Life coaching has proven to go hand in hand with dance instruction.  I am fortunate to be able to live my dream and do what I love.  Only in doing so am I able to help you be happy and more successful.  

“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too.”

― Paulo Coelho,

I have always been fascinated with the mathematical fact that, "2 negatives make a positive."  I have practiced this equation in every part of my life.  We face adversity everyday.  Many blocks, detours, tragedies, losses, upsets, conflict, and thoughts get in the way of us reaching our next level.  I know things get tough, but there is always a positive to be made out of a negative.  With the right vision, guidance, tools, actions steps, and resources you can and will reach that positive.  I have done it time and time again.  Action must be taken, you cannot just accept defeat.  Your life is your own.  OWN IT!!  You should know that you already have all the tools you need to achieve YOUR goals.  I just help you see that fact and help you help yourself into reaching your next level of awesomeness.  

"When we tackle obstacles, we find hidden reserves of courage and resilience we did not know we had. And it is only when we are faced with failure do we realize that these resources were always there within us. We only need to find them and move on with our lives." A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

"We will either find a way, or make one."Anibal Barca

(I share this story to share with you an example of my resilience and resolve.  I take the same passion in all of my work.) 

In 2010 I filed a lawsuit against 4 other entities in order to protect my business from theft and fraud.  After 3 years of self litigation I won my case and became Nationally Trademarked and full owner forever of my business websites and business name Studio 18.  I then filed a Federal Lawsuit to further protect my business and self.  I also won that case.  Because I wrote all of the drafts myself in the cases and represented myself in court, I became very knowledgeable of the court system.  I turned a negative into a positive and now can do business without fear of not being able to protect myself.  I maintained resilience and made a way possible for me to win.  I will take that same commitment into helping you when I coach you.
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Studio 18 can help you in these Areas of your life!
(In no particular order) 

  • Confidence
  • Better Sex Appeal
  • Dance (Teaches 18 styles)
  • Self Promotion
  • Marketing 
  • Posture 
  • Goal Setting
  • Team Building
  • Stress Management
  • Action Planning
  • Wellness Journals
  • Manifesting 
  • Finding the Drive
  • Creating Vision
  • Branding
  • Creating Boundaries
  • Physical Conditioning
  • Public Speaking
  •  Accepting Rejection
  • Time Mangament
  • Relationship Building
  • Finding Balance
  • Fitness Goals
  • Stress Management 
  • Dealing with Critical Conversations
  • Positive Self Perception
  • Asking for what you want
  • Saying No
  • Saying Yes
  • Limiting Self Beliefs
  • Coping with Loss 
  • Letting Go

Manifest your Desires 
Coaching Models

Solo  Model

This is a great way to get started without any large investment upfront.  It is not the best option for a long term commitment if you are looking to save money for long term services.  

We start with a client intake session which will identity the core issues that you're dealing with.
From there we play it by ear so to speak.  Every follow up session will be based off of the client intake and any previous sessions.  Sessions go at clients pace and continue until client sees fit.  

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Supported Independent Model

This model is for those that would like to implement the practices at their own pace.  This would be a commitment to the full program with follow up as needed.  

We have 2 sessions which includes the intake.  We will implement an action graph, and a 30 day wellness journal.  There will be a small amount of prep time before you are given the tools needed to implement on your own.  If you feel you need support while in this program you can always reach out.  
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Breakthrough Model

This model is exactly what it says it is, "A Breakthrough."  We will implement the entire Interactive Wellness program.  You will experience 3-5 sessions which will give you the clarity, the tools, and the actions steps you need to reach your desired results.  

We start with a client intake session.  The Second and Third session we fill out an Action Graph and Plan.  On the follow up sessions we continue to find avenues for success.  The Wellness Journal is also given to you free and is a crucial part to your accountability and success.
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Studio 18's Abundance Model  

This model will change your life around like you never thought possible.  Learn how to dance while organizing your life and taking the right action steps to reaching all of your desired goals and dreams.  Enjoy all of the benefits of dance while also enjoying all the benefits from Studio 18's integrative life coaching.  Ask for pricing information and details.  This is our Studio 18's revolutionary membership program.  A monthly program that is sure to change your life.  
  • Client Intake 
  • 1 session a month
  • Action Graph
  •  Action Plan 
  • Wellness Journal
  • 1 Dance lesson monthly
  • 15-30 min prep time monthly from Integrative Coach
  • Schedule Extra Sessions at a discount
If Studio 18 doesn't have what you need then visit our partner and affiliate at https://myndzen.com/ 
Tzeli is a true professional with a very successful background.  We have helped each other in or business and both are certified in the same integrative life coach program.  Visit her website.  Tzeli is a current and previous dance client of Studio 18 and still we go out dancing together!
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