Today's guest, Amy Ahlers is a two-time author and a total spitfire. Our conversation was super charged and we explored a lot of things that are up in our culture, our lives and the climate of the coaching industry right now.
Her truth was around celebrating the truths and paradoxes of life and embracing both the magical and the messy. That might sound a bit "airy fairy" but it wasn't even close to that.
During this conversation we got into:
-White fragility and privilege and the problem with "colorblindness"
-HOW we've been unpacking these things in our own lives and businesses
-Her core work around the "inner mean girl" and when that shows up
-Big fat lies women tell themselves
-The antidote to self-bullying
-Being a mom to girls and how to navigate obectification
-How your social media behavior reflects your values
Have a listen (probably more than once), share and enjoy this one!
About Amy Ahlers:
Amy Ahlers, the Wake-Up Call Coach, is a bestselling author, keynote speaker and master life coach with nearly two decades of experience. She's the author of two bestselling books, Big Fat Lies Women Tell Themselves (New World Library, 2011) and Reform Your Inner Mean Girl: 7 Steps to Stop Bullying Yourself & Start Loving Yourself (Beyond Words/Atria/Simon & Schuster, 2015). Amy is on a mission to stop ambitious women from being so darn hard on themselves so they can rise, shine and lead.
After a successful sales-executive career, Amy became a Certified Life Coach over 17 years ago. She is host of the celebrated Amy Ahlers Show podcast, creator of transformational programs such as Inner Mean Girl Reform School with Christine Arylo, Find Your Calling with Martha Beck and Lissa Rankin, Magical Manifestation Method with SARK and Dr. John Waddell & Lift-Off Business Academy
Amy's been featured on stages at places like Google, Wisdom 2.0 and Oracle, has appeared on countless TV and radio shows and leads retreats for women around the world so they cultivate the courage to follow their Inner Wisdom.
Amy is also passionate about empowering high-achieving women, moms, and rising visionaries to build their business, marketing and leadership skills so they can own their brilliance. Amy's own journey from a small one on one coaching practice to best-seller author and multi-six-figure business owner, has inspired hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Amy loves authentically sharing what she’s learned from her triumphs and mistakes so that you can accelerate your own heart-centered business and scale to reach more people than you ever thought possible.
Amy’s “no-holds-barred” truth telling approach and irresistible sense of humor will give you confidence that you, too, can experience the fulfillment of reaching your highest potential.
Most mornings you’ll find Amy doing a dance party with her husband and two daughters with a pile of dirty dishes in the sink. She resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family and rescue mutt, Batman.
This was one of those interviews that I didn't want to end. I enjoyed today's guest Luna Love so much. Her big truth was around the body and mind being colonized.
-The European standard of beauty.
-Righteousness, entitlement and hierarchy.
-The internal conflict that comes with being mixed race.
-Decentering the prioritization of ourselves and our work, businesses, missions, etc.
-And we also got into grief, desire, leadership and power.
It's a really deep, really rich conversation. Enjoy and share!
About Luna Love:
Luna is a Woman of Devotion, a Transformational Leadership Mentor and host of the Ladies Who Lead Podcast. She assists women ready to share their gifts in the world to achieve clear vision and aligned action, by providing supportive, life-promoting experiences, practical tools and spiritual wisdom. Luna is devoted to social justice advocacy through council work and the dissolution of separation amongst people and environments.
I love today's guest, Nada Lena. She's a powerful and dynamic woman whose experiences brought a ton of value and insights to the conversation.
Her Big Truth was around accepting and embracing all the feelings, positive or negative.
We talked about:
-Victimhood vs victim mindset - something that people get really twisted around in an unhealthy way on their growth journeys.
-How our past always prepares us for our future
-Tony Robbins' controversial response to a woman asking him about the #metoo movement
-Empowerment, preparation, discernment and values in leadership...and much more.
Enjoy this conversation and share it up!
About Nada Lena:
Nada Lena is an entrepreneur, confidence coach for women, podcaster, educator, and motivational speaker! She is the Founder and CEO of “Rise Up For You,” a media production and event company dedicated to empowering, connecting, and educating women as well as NLN Productions, a company that prepares singers and performers for the stage.
Nada’s mission is to help others globally maximize their inner strength and self-love so they can live their best life. Through her expertise, Nada helps others unleash their full potential so they can truly embrace and manifest the life they deserve.
Nada is an incredibly accomplished woman — among other things, as a singer, she has toured the world, has a Masters degree in Educational Leadership, had already coached/mentored 50,000 people worldwide on confidence and self-worth through the unique tool of the performing arts! In 2004 she began traveling the world empowering people in countries such as Russia, Japan, Gibraltar, Spain, and more. In 2011 Nada Lena became a top executive for a corporation in Southern California where she mentored and coached men and women professionally in leadership and education.
Nada has been featured on a number of media outlets such as Women Who Reign, the podcast Your Working Life, The Bold Life Movement, The Conscious Hustler, Write Now, OC Talk Radio, and more!
She is currently on the Women’s Impact Council at the Costa Mesa Center Club as well as the Newport Beach Chamber Women’s group “INSPIRE.” In addition, she is a board member for the non-profit organization Hope Seekers and supports the non-profit organizations Girls Inc. of OC as well as Nawaya.
Today's guest, Geneen Roth, is the author of TEN books, so she's prolific. Aside from what she's created, she's a really brilliant thinker, teacher, and I would even call her - healer. Her big truth was this, "Most of our mental anguish is caused by the stories we tell ourselves about a situation, not by the situation itself."
We explored that along with:
-How to navigate our mental stories and land in the present moment.
-The paradox of choices and how that impacts decision making.
-Using your body for guidance to prevent anxiety.
-Using your eyes to REALLY see
-What being "appropriate" means in our times
-How age affects our concept of beauty
-And she shared a few excerpts from her most recent book that were super beautiful.
This was a fiery conversation - enjoy and share!
About Geneen Roth:
Geneen Roth is the author of ten books, including the New York Times bestsellers When Food Is Love, Lost and Found, and Women Food and God, as well as The Craggy Hole in My Heart and the Cat Who Fixed It. She has been teaching groundbreaking workshops and retreats for over thirty years and has appeared on numerous national shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, 20/20, the Today show, Good Morning America, and The View. She lives in California with charms of hummingbirds; her husband Matt; and Izzy the fabulous, eating-disordered dog. For more information about her work, please visit GeneenRoth.com.