About you & me

Your engine is burning out, and revving harder and harder isn't helping.

You're feeling anxious and emotionally unsupported.

You know you need to develop a nurturing relationship with yourself, because the negative self-talk has gotten out of hand.

You’ve tried mindset work before, and made some progress….

But clearly not enough, or you wouldn’t be reading this.

Partnering with someone like me, someone who can demonstrate what it looks and feels like to be in co-creative supportive environment, allows you to experience a new way of being with yourself.

One that doesn’t trigger your inner fight/flight/freeze response.

This opens up possibilities for how you move through your world.

Possibilities that right now seem impossible.

Becoming Fully Present

when you know how to be with yourself

You know what happens when you finally know how to be with yourself gently?

When you begin gracefully carrying the emotional burden of entrepreneurship?

You feel:

  • Like the best possible version of yourself: calmer, focused, in control, able to solve problems and be resourceful
  • Compassion for all your trials and triumphs: you have a helpful framework for ALL aspects of entrepreneurship
  • Ready to effectively delegate, and capable of maintaining boundaries: when you care for yourself, your confidence goes through the roof
  • Resilient and strategic: knowing you have a toolbox of skills to support yourself
  • Capable of managing the stress inherent in entrepreneurship: empowered to resolve conflicts and engage in more productive conversations 
  • Connected to the people and activities that support you: which allow you to do the deeper work you are meant to do

 Hi, I’m Shula

My full name is Shulamit Ber Levtov.
You can call me Shula for short. My pronouns are she and her.

Because running a business is hard on your mental health, I support women business owners to care for their mental and emotional wellbeing in an era of relentless stressors that can make you want to lose your crap on the daily.

This helps them set the foundation for sustainable success and show up fully as their CEO-self in their business.

I've been an entrepreneur for over 27 years, and a mental health professional for over 15 years.

Just like you, I know what it is like to have sleepless nights over your business. I’ve also experienced chronic stress and a number of traumas.

And I’m here to help.

My Journey

In addition to being an entrepreneur and a seasoned, masters-level social worker and psychotherapist, I’ve had my own mental health journey.

Since my teens, I’ve experienced depression. I’ve been suicidal twice. I’ve been a single mum and have received welfare benefits. I’ve lived in a domestic violence shelter with my toddler daughter.

In the summer of 2002 I had meningitis.

There was a 24-hour period where I wasn’t sure I was going to live.

While I did recover physically, my mental health was profoundly affected. I went down a path of risky and dangerous behaviour, engaging in trauma-related “acting out.” I didn’t have the tools I needed, as a trauma survivor, to cope. 

This quite literally blew up my entire life.

Just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse, it did. In that moment, it hit me that I was the problem, and asked for help. I was referred to a therapist who fortunately happened to be trauma-trained, and began attending a 12-step family group. It was just what I needed.

Where so many years of therapy hadn’t helped me, this time, with the right therapist, it changed my life.

Now, for more than 22 years, I have been working in the field of mental health and personal growth, and have logged thousands of hours helping hundreds of women (and men) recover their resilience after experiencing stress and trauma.  I've been an entrepreneur for more than 27 years, and in 2017, founded an award-winning holistic stress and trauma clinic in Kemptville, Ontario. 

I have a Masters in Counselling and Spirituality and I'm a registered social worker. Furthermore, I am a

 Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and a certified resilience coach.

If you want to know about my intersections and my approach to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, you can read about that here.

To paraphrase Michael Stone, what makes us great healers is not that we are healed, but that we know how to be with our woundedness.

I know how to be with my own woundedness, to not only function effectively in the face of challenges, but to care for myself and to thrive.
Working with me, you can learn to do that as well.

Reality Check

The shit will still hit the fan.

That’s the nature of owning a business.


You can manage your mindset.

You can work with your emotions instead of having them run the show.

You can be gentle with yourself (for real this time, so that you can actually feel it).

And, learning to do so will create results for you AND your clients, and set the foundation for sustainable success in business.

Here’s how you can work with me.

Shula smiling at the camera in a pink shirt

I'm the Entrepreneur's Therapist

 and co-founder of the Business Therapy Centre.

Because running a business is hard on your mental health, I support women business owners to care for their mental and emotional wellbeing and their money psychology, in an era of relentless stressors that can make you want to lose your crap on the daily.

This helps them set the foundation for sustainable success and show up fully as their CEO-self in their business.

My vision is a world in which people in distress are met with love. My purpose is to shine love in to what can sometimes seem like a very dark world.

I fulfill this purpose through my mission for my work, which is to transform the entrepreneurial eco-system to include care (IOW love) for the whole human business owner as a business priority and an integral part of business planning and processes.

I do this by supporting women business owners 1:1 and through speaking, teaching and consulting on how business owners can integrate care for their mental and emotional well-being into their business planning and processes, setting the foundation for sustainable success in business and in life.

I have a Masters degree in Counselling and Spirituality, and am a Registered Social Worker in the province of Ontario. I'm Dare to Lead™ trained, a certified trainer in both Focusing and Nonviolent Communication, a certified Trauma of Money facilitator and Certified Financial Social Worker, certified in the Tapas Acupressure Technique, a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher (retired), and an award-winning entrepreneur.

I have a diploma in radio and TV broadcasting. Earlier in my life I worked as a radio technician, writer-broadcaster and producer for CBC radio. I love podcasting today as much as I loved radio. In the early 1990s I owned the only Steadicam east of Toronto.

I'm an inveterate and proud nerd. I love learning. I was a certified French-to-English translator, and have loved languages since I was a child. Right now I'm learning Yiddish. I can speak French and Spanish, and have studied German, Welsh, Hebrew and Latin.

When I'm not meeting with clients, writing my book (on women, entrepreneurship and mental health), or resting, I am learning to sing bluegrass and old-timey style or knitting while listening to audiobooks. My two favourite literary genres are feminist sci-fi and contemporary romance—especially with characters and authors who are LGBTQI2S++, Black, Indigenous and of the global majority. I'm an enthusiastic newbie knitter (but honestly it’s just an excuse to buy yarn), and I love a good knit-along or song-along.