Hi, I'm Amie

Hi, I'm Amie

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I'm a certified coach, wife and mother.

At my core, I'm equal parts romantic, cowgirl and aspiring bohemian. I am a lover of compassion, an aficionado of authenticity and an unapologetic possibilitarian. My work is centered around thought wrangling, purpose pinpointing and joy alchemy.  

I believe each of us has a unique and beautiful light to shine on this world, including you.

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Hi, I’m Amie.

I help mamas listen to the subtle whispers that guide them back to their authentic lives. No matter how isolated, fearful, or stuck you feel, I believe your trail to connection, vitality, and joy is just around the bend. 

Don’t fence me in.

I grew up on a cattle ranch... in the middle of nowhere, and I loved it.  I’m the fourth born of six kids.  My version of a play date was an unsupervised excursion, usually on horseback.  I learned to drive a truck around the age of eight and, by fifth grade, I drove my little brothers down our mile-long dirt road to meet the bus on school days.  I was a self proclaimed tomboy with an unflatteringly short haircut to prove it. I skipped seventh grade.  There were six kids in my eighth-grade class. 


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I like and live stories of adventure.

In my teens and twenties, I had incredible experiences that allowed me to develop a more polished side.  I went to a big Catholic high school and a much bigger state university where I joined a sorority and studied abroad in Mexico and Spain. Upon graduation, I became a Latin American account executive for a medical device company.  What I really wanted to do was travel and speak Spanish.  That led to over 12 years working in the corporate world in medical sales and sales management.  During those years, I lived in Arizona, Los Angeles, and New York City.  I loved traveling all over the world for business and for fun… Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Bali, New Zealand, Australia, Kenya, Morocco and Costa Rica were some of my favorites.

I am full of love for others.

My most significant little-girl prayers were answered when I met and married the love of my life and became a mom.  I never knew my heart could open for someone or something as much as it did when I had my daughter. Motherhood gave me intense purpose and joy.

I believe it’s an incredibly courageous job… being a mom.

When I was six months pregnant with my second child, I was struck with extreme anxiety that held it's grip on me until my son was over a year old.  I struggled for much of that time trying to figure out what the hell was the matter with me. While worrying about ending up in an insane asylum and having my children taken away, I forcefully swallowed my role as a professional working mom, bringing home a sizable salary with great benefits. My husband and I couldn't see a way to make ends meet if I gave up my job. So I muddled through business trip after business trip, on the verge of a panic attack. I felt I had no other options.  

I believe that in wounds there is wisdom.

Like so many other women who struggle with perinatal mood issues, I endured a great deal of torment before I learned I was suffering from "postpartum depression".  I had no idea it could come on before the baby was born or that it could cause the symptoms I was experiencing.

POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION manifests in many different ways.  I now understand it can show up as traditional depression, extreme moodiness, anxiousness, panic, or OCD and the onset can occur months before or after childbirth. If you are feeling like you are struggling to find peace, joy or happiness during pregnancy or after the birth of a baby, you may be affected by it too.

While I wouldn’t wish what I went through on anyone, I see now that it served a purpose.  Those intensely uncomfortable sensations forced me to look at what wasn’t working in my life.

I hunger for truth.

In my heart, I always knew that I sort of backed into a career as a corporate sales person.  It was a far cry from my childhood dreams of being a jockey, a poet, or Karen Blixen + a bunch of babies.  Beneath the business suit and rungs below the corporate ladder, I’m an earthy, non-conforming, emotional soul.  After becoming a mother, I longed to be a pivotal part of my kids' daily lives. Anxiety and panic spoke as my inner wisdom whispered screamed to me that I had veered way off course from my authentic self. I was trying to fit a square peg (me), into a round hole (traveling sales person on the road and away from my family all the time). 

I believe through adversity we find purpose.

I mustered up the courage to begin dreaming about how I could line up my circumstances with my heart's longing. I stopped running, literally and figuratively.  I slowed everything down and I ignored my inner critic who called me selfish, delusional and off task.  The whispers became clearer, and I listened.

I went for long walks and listened to books that gave me hope that I could have what I yearned for… earn a living doing something I love while being the mother I dreamed to be.  

Words from Deepak Chopra, Oprah, Martha Beck, Iyanla Vansant, Tim Ferriss, and my coach reminded me over and over that the kind of person I want to be is one who risks rather than stays safe and never tries. 

I studied, read, apprenticed, practiced and became a Certified Life Coach with DR. MARTHA BECK.  I prepared, prayed, and then… I took a leap of faith.

Birds sing after a storm.

In the end? I left Corporate America to run my own coaching practice.  Today I commute fifty feet to my studio office, and here each day, I engage in the most rewarding work imaginable.  

I've come to truly see each of us is a work in progress.  I believe the process of finding heartfelt joy in our lives requires intentional practice and routine maintenance. Should you choose to work with me, I will challenge you to be kind and true to yourself, authentic and courageous.  

Thank you for reading my story.  I am eager to hear yours.  

Please click on my Gratitude page to see what women say about working with me.

“When you come to the end of all the light you know, and it's time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: either you will be given something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.” - Edward Teller