Together, through a co-created container of trust, honesty and possibility, transformation naturally occurs.
I’ve seen it time and again with my clients. They are living dreams they never thought possible–owning their first home, joining the Peace Corps, experiencing greater intimacy in their marriage, fundraising $1.7M, cracking six-figures in their practice, creating a wellness center, having more space, peace, joy and fulfillment and on and on.
These people aren’t extraordinary or special. They simply chose themselves and their dreams–and we converted that into an actionable process that includes outer and inner work.
Outer work is about goal line success and achievement. Inner work is about unearthing limiting assumptions lived as true.
We examine what’s going on in your thoughts, feelings and beliefs and create a new and improved operating system that matches who you are today. This is the secret sauce.
My clients and I meet for sessions every other week in person, by phone or Zoom. Fierce Loving is our guiding principle–which means I don’t hold back with my clients. Compassion and caring is always present. So is truth and directness.
Coaching is about creation, and if you’re looking for someone to help you create a life you love fiercely, let’s talk.
I’ve finally been able to establish a solid routine in my life, including things like daily meditation to keep focused and centered. In my career as a creative person, I feel more confident than ever in expressing my authentic voice. I can clearly hear the change in the music I write these days. Probably the most profound changes in me have happened on the inside though. I’ve learned how to find balance, to forgive myself, to express gratitude, to stay curious, and to be courageous in the face of my fears. I needed my entire life to change – and that’s kinda what happened.
Near the end of 2014, I had dug myself into a workaholic ditch, and felt like I had no control, no compass, and no concept of who I was anymore. I was barely sleeping, eating horribly, and engaging in a myriad of unhealthy stress reducing habits. I could not fathom how my once beloved career had devolved into such a prison.
Everything came to a head one morning when I looked down at my keyboard and discovered it was covered in my own hair. Yes, my hair was falling out. Neglecting my health had finally caught up to me in a bad way, and I knew I needed help to regain control of my life.
And help did come, in the form of a recommendation from a dear friend. “A Life Coach?” I thought to myself. “Really?” as the meat and potatoes Midwestern side of me bristled with mild contempt. But I was determined to be open to help from any and all sources, so I mustered courage and threw myself into the process. However, I had a hard time convincing my fiancée that embarking on life coaching was worth it. Eventually, she told me I had her blessing on one condition, “if your entire life changes,” she said. A tall order, no question about it. But that is what needed to happen. I needed my entire life to change.
One of the most powerful lessons I learned from my life coaching experience is that everything starts in the world of the internal. Often in our sessions together, I felt like Leonard DiCaprio in the movie Inception. But instead of breaking into my dreams, Amber helped me to hack into my thoughts. For instance, I couldn’t get my schedule under control until I learned to kick my “say yes to everything” habit. And there was no ridding that habit until I realized where that impulse originated from…the thought that what I DO is who I AM. Once I realized I was saying yes to everything to prop up my sense of worth, I began to be in control of my decisions again. Personal breakthroughs like this helped me to see that emotional obstacles in my internal world were blocking the goals in my external world.
Over the course of several months, Amber was able to help me dismantle my circus show of spinning plates. I no longer felt like my whole world was one bump away from crashing down around me. I’ve finally been able to establish a solid routine in my life, including things like daily meditation to keep focused and centered. In my career as a creative person, I feel more confident than ever in expressing my authentic voice. I can clearly hear the change in the music I write these days. Probably the most profound changes in me have happened on the inside though. I’ve learned how to find balance, to forgive myself, to express gratitude, to stay curious, and to be courageous in the face of my fears. I needed my entire life to change – and that’s kinda what happened.
Born and raised in a single-parent home in Charleston, WV, Amber attended Point Park University where she received a BFA in musical theater. She moved to New York City to pursue her passion of acting, ultimately working on Broadway and touring with the musical Mamma Mia. In 2009, she left the world of theater and earned an MA in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. She founded two flourishing businesses as a professional coach and facilitator—bodyheart and Fierce Loving, Inc.
Amber has a thriving coaching practice where she serves a wide range of individuals, including actors, film makers/producers, moms/dads, small business owners, coaches, and corporate and creative executives. She also creates and facilitates her own coaching groups for body, leadership, business growth and life.
Amber is lead faculty for The CFJ Coaching Success School, a six month program for coaches of all backgrounds and styles focused on the art of client acquisition through serving. Her work as an international speaker has been featured at TEDx Malibu, MSN, the White House blog (Obama administration), Camp Climb, Conscious Divas, Fear-Less Freedom Summit, University of Southern California, Penn State University and more.
Located in Los Angeles, Amber lives with her husband and two rescue pups. In addition to continuing her own education about leadership, loving, equity, justice, and inclusion, Amber also volunteers regularly at a local dog shelter. She is committed to Fiercely Loving her life and helping her clients and community do the same.