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Soul to Soul Courses

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The SoulCare Academy offers an invitation to engage in courses intended to cultivate mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical wholeness. Our goal is to provide tools and resources that help you create a life of meaning and purpose as you unlearn and relearn holistic ways to heal and grow through life’s experiences.

Together let’s explore: 

Love & Marriage

Grief & Loss

Spiritual Formation & Development

Core Beliefs about Money

Inner Healing & Recovery

Clinical Mental Health Services


Meet our instructors.

Sheila Battle

Sheila is a transformational leader, change agent, and human services advocate. Her passion is to see people grow from the inside out through practical teaching and the application of basic principles. Whether managing a team or leading a workshop, her enthusiastic style motivates and inspires from the board room to the pulpit. Sheila’s fusion of real-life stories and her conversational techniques connect with her audience at an intimate, intense, and individual level. Sheila and her husband, Frank, live in Richmond, VA and she is the author and visionary of 15 Minutes of Grace.

Jayvondrian Neal

Affectionately known as Jay Nova, is a native of Richmond VA and graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and father of two daughters. Jay is well known among his community as an innovative community builder, thought provoker and strategist.

Jay lives by the thought, "I'd rather ask better questions than provide great answers." To connect this idea with his passion, Jay became a Certified Life Coach who focuses on affairs of the heart. Nicknamed “RVA’s Urban Cupid", Jay offers supportive coaching sessions on courageous communication, the power of self-awareness, and establishing boundaries. Jay Nova is also the founder and CEO of Nova Coaching and Development, LLC. 

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Salathia C. Johnson

Salathia is the founder of Key Financial Solution, Inc., a holistic organization that helps people to learn how to have a healthy relationship with money from the inside out, by providing “Core Beliefs and Money” financial education and coaching services. 

She has 16 years of experience managing HUD-approved homeownership, rental housing and homelessness programs for individuals, families with children and veterans. 


Her particular interest is in helping people to understand how unmet core longings, self-limiting beliefs, and behaviors along with external influences from family, faith, culture, and media impact financial decision making. Her knowledge and experience have given her the opportunity to serve on boards, create curriculums, write grants, conduct workshops and retreats and work with faith-based organizations. 


Salathia is a member of the Virginia Association of Housing Counselors and the Association for Financial Counseling, Planning, and Education (AFCPE) and she incorporates Trauma Informed Care practices within her Financial Coaching services.

Alva Carter-Kershaw

Alva is a native of Richmond, Virginia and though she has traveled near and far, she is proud to say that this is her hometown. She received her college and graduate schooling in the state of Virginia. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia, Masters of Social Work (M.S.W.) from The School of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University and Masters of Divinity (M. Div.)  from The Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University.  


Alva has practice experience in various community settings and continues to evolve in her professional growth.  Ms. Kershaw is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and ordained as a pastor. It is through her work and passion as a therapist that she developed Touchstone Counseling Services where she provides outpatient therapy, education, coaching, energy healing and professional development. The mission of Touchstone Counseling Services to serve as a catalyst to help community members reach their goals and to reach their highest potential. 


Frank is one of two children born to Frank and Vashti Battle in Washington, D.C. Frank was raised in Wilson, N.C by his mother and grandmother who instilled in him that respect for elders and faith and trust in God are required. Frank is a proud graduate of North Carolina Central University (Durham, N.C.) and an alumni of the Department of Motor Vehicles Executive Leadership Program (ELP) and the Richmond Christian Leadership Initiative (RCLI). 

Frank and his wife, Sheila, have two daughters. Frank and Sheila met as a blind date and have been enjoying life together for over 20 years. They love spending time together and with friends at their home affectionately called "The Battlestation". Frank enjoys a good cup of coffee, laughing with friends,  gardening, videography and photography.

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15 Minutes of Grace

This is an opportunity to create a sacred space in your day where you are not judged, condemned or compared to anyone else. The 15 Minutes of Grace Challenge is an invitation to engage in the practice of Soulful Silence for seven consecutive days, with the hope that it will become a lifestyle. It is a practice. It takes practice. The steps are simple, but the process isn’t easy. I am committed to being right here with you so that you don’t have to do it alone. 

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Soul Care vs. Self Care

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Together we will go through the meaning of both soul care and self-care so that you can build a life you love filled with joy, high self-esteem, and inner peace.

Thank you

for your love

"More! More! Thank you for this opportunity to stay connected at a pace that works for me and with the amazing support you offer. I can’t wait for the next course."

Stephanie Fleming

"Very engaging! The content was presented in an authentic, and user-friendly manner. I really like the fact that you created space via this class to share the BIG difference between the two. This was impactful, effective, and bathe in could tell. Thank you.

"This was everything that I needed in this season of my life. I am so looking forward to the next course. Relevant, and provided clarity on so many levels."

Miranda Pyne

Regina Harris

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