Do you believe in alchemy?
Not long ago, I was exhausted, stuck, totally drained — mentally, emotionally, spiritually — and in physical pain.
In truth, I’d spent most of my life avoiding the call to understand my empathic abilities and depth of sensitivity. I delayed making sense of my intuition and capacity to know things without knowing why. I never asked what was behind my complete fascination with the world beyond the five senses.
My childhood was marked by sexual abuse and neglect, articulated later through mental illness, ADHD and chronic pain. I found strength through magic: in reconnecting to my higher self, and the universe of which we’re each a sacred part. But it was only after serious burnout and a lot of soul searching, that I started being more open about my spiritual life.
I’ve woven my professional life in media with my “woo”, launching “Self Service”, a top-ranking podcast about spirituality and self-care, on the Girlboss Radio network (subscribe here), and acting as a spiritual guide, offering intuitive readings as well as ongoing coaching that works on self care, healing, and resilience with clients.
Now my life’s mission is to harness all that I’ve learned, and use it to inspire and heal others, as I continue to heal myself.
My challenges have become my gifts. Like lead turned into gold.
Jerico Mandybur a spiritual coach, a tarot reader, an accomplished writer, speaker, podcaster, and author of the best-selling Neo Tarot: A fresh approach to self-care, healing, and empowerment as well as Daily Oracle: Seek answers from your higher self (out in Nov 2019 via Hardie Grant/Chronicle). She’s dedicated to supporting women and nonbinary clients slow down and develop their intuition, so they can feel more renewed, inspired, and connected in everyday life.
Jerico is a reiki healer, meditator, legally ordained minister, and lifelong writer—having worked in media as a successful journalist and editor for more than a decade before taking the leap into spiritual leadership. She was the founding editorial director of the three-time Webby Award-winning millennial brand, Girlboss, and has held senior roles at publications like Mashable, ASOS, SBS, and Oyster Magazine. She’s also known as host of the hit podcast, “Self Service” where she interviews spiritual thought leaders from Gabby Bernstein, to Bri Luna’s The Hoodwitch, and beyond.
As a self-identified pantheist witch, she has a deep respect for all spiritual traditions and considers herself a lifelong interfaith student of them all—a side effect of being raised by an Egyptian Seventh Day Adventist mother (via Greek Orthodox) and having a Shaolin Disciple/Sifu father. As such, Jerico has trained with spiritual teachers and experts across the globe.
Jerico is uniquely positioned in the wellness space; a mentor familiar with—and critical of—“the hustle”, a devoted mystic, and a coach dedicated to making self care and self-love so understood and accepted that her job becomes obsolete. Her work births transformational shifts, both in the lives of people just like her and by influencing the broader conversation. Whether it be offering guidance around intuition, levelling up, or slowing it down, her approach is grounded in real world practicality, and importantly, in raw lived experience.
Past speaking engagements: Girlboss Rally (2017, 2018, 2019), Teen Vogue Summit (2017), Pinterest’s In The Making Conference (2018), Dress For Success’ Empower series (2018), and Girl School (2018). Jerico has also chaired and moderated thought-provoking onstage conversations with thought leaders ranging from Dr. Esther Perel, Elaine Welteroth, Norma Kamali, and many more.
As seen in: Forbes, Marie Claire, Teen Vogue, Refinery29, The Guardian, Brit+Co, Bust Magazine, Cool Hunting, WWD, The Telegraph UK, Oh Comely, MyDomaine, Observer, Oyster Magazine, Soul & Spirit, Sabat Magazine, Astrology Answers, Los Angeleno, Homestyle NZ, and plenty of others.
Podcast/radio appearances: Emma Gannon’s Ctrl Alt Delete, RN Drive, Triple J’s The Hook Up, ABC’s Download This Show, Cosmic Cousins, Stars Like Us, The Priestess Podcast, That’s So Maven, and many more.
Clients/branded work: Urban Decay x Game of Thrones, Levis, Schmidts, Depop, Chateau Marmont, Lust For Life, The Fullest.
Words published in: British Vogue, The Guardian, Mashable, Bustle, PopSugar, V Magazine, Girlboss, Dazed Digital, ASOS, MTV, Hero Magazine, NITV, SBS, Oyster Magazine, Heroine Magazine, and a host of others.
Values & Inspiration
Jerico is inspired as much by storytelling and glimpses into the sublime amid the quotidian, as by her cultural heritage and genuine need to dedicate herself to continual healing.
In her work, she values honest reflection, self-compassion and self care, radical vulnerability, intersectional approaches to healing, interfaith dialogue, queer and trauma-informed modalities, non-hierarchical conversation, holding shame-free space, and raw feeling.
Seek and ye shall find.