How a Psychologist Turned Her Personal Health Journey Into a Thriving Business

You spent your 20s working toward building your dream career, but now that you’re in your 30s, what do you do when you’ve, well, changed your mind? Or maybe you never quite figured it out, and you’re now ready to commit to something you’re passionate about, whether it’s a job, a city, or just a new way of life. To celebrate the career changes that can come at any age, we’re debuting a new series, Second Life. Each week, we’ll hear from women who got over their doubts and fears and made the biggest changes of their lives.



Shape House

A trained psychologist, Sophie Chiche has a firm understanding of human behavior. Although she no longer practices psychology, she swears her education in this subject was the best training to help her achieve all of her goals, including starting her own company.

"I don't fear change," Chiche tells MyDomaine. Instead, she listens to her intuition and an inner voice that steers her in the right direction. For her, the right direction led to Shape House, the urban sweat lodge company she created as a way to help others improve their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual wellness in the way that she had.

"I see what is missing and I want to create it," the entrepreneur explains. Now, Shape House receives buzz for being frequented by celebrities like Selena Gomez, Demi Moore, and the Kardashians, and Chiche continues to do what she loves.

Ahead, the CEO shares her personal journey to trusting her gut and turning her passion for well-being into a thriving business.