Mary Meduna-Gross is one of the coaches that we found this month and we did a little interview with her. She has a Ph.D. and she impressed us with her ability to merge the mental and the emotional aspect when it comes to coaching.
She helps people gain clarity and focus on their purpose, but also, to uncover trapped emotions through hypnotherapy and release them. Once they do this, their beliefs naturally change to ones that support their purpose instead of sabotaging them.
Her approach helps her clients form new beliefs, mindset, and behavior patterns that are aligned with their purpose and how they really want to live their life.
She has a mental health and medical background, as we mentioned, so it’s her pleasure speaking about such topics. She has developed her skills in mindset and leadership and that’s exactly where she excels. Here is what she said.
Meet Life Coach Mary Meduna-Gross:
Name: Mary Meduna-Gross, Ph.D.
Pillar: The Mind, The Heart
Who is this coach for: Anyone who wants to gain clarity, focus, and release the energy that prevents them from following their purpose and living the life they love to live.
How they can help: By using tools like energy assessment, hypnotherapy, in combination with the right self care and meditation.
First of all, how are you and your family doing in these Pandemic times?
Initially, minimal impact. I was working from home at the time coaching virtually, so I was a little busier just staying closer to my clients in the early months. Honestly, I was a little jealous that I didn’t get to join the great timeout.
How does the coronavirus pandemic affect your clients? Did it affect you at all?
I was serving real estate agents at the time and it impacted their businesses extensively, especially in the first 8 to 12 weeks.
Then, we were able to settle into the ways to continue business and then the market got hot and they were incredibly busy.
What are the biggest lessons that you learned in this pandemic?
The importance of flexibility.
I like routine, I like things to be predictable, but these routines can also limit us.
I was not comfortable with how comfortable I was with isolation. As I began to realize and believe in my own value, I wanted to connect with others more.
Tell us about you, your career, how you started with your coaching career?
I started in education, burned out from leadership roles.. this is when I learned that coaching was a thing and decided to become the coach I wish I had.
I didn’t know how to build a business, so I did consulting and coaching as a job. Worked my way out of a job and then had a chance to work as a contractor, coaching real estate agents.
One of the benefits for me is that I didn’t have to market or find clients, I could just focus on serving clients.
Did that for 2 years, learned how to build a business in the process. I didn’t want to be limited to real estate, and I didn’t feel like I was able to grow into the coach I wanted to be in that setting, so I left in September.
When I left, I needed to really dig into who I was, what I had to offer, who I wanted to work with and what I wanted to do for them.
This took a few months to come into clarity and now that it has, I have a clear vision that now directs my action.
What was your biggest obstacle that you had to overcome in your life that made you who you are today?
I wasn’t able to see and believe in my own value.
The Coaching Style:
How do you innovate with coaching your clients?
Tuning into the client and what they are wrestling with, hearing what their needs are.
I’m an avid reader and researcher, so I am always exploring what is possible? New strategies, new way of seeing a situation, or validating what I’m already doing.
What’s unique about your coaching approach?
I have the heart of an educator and I know how to assess a client, where they are and how they will learn best.
I also have a background in medical and mental health fields. This means that I am comfortable talking about physical and mental health topics.
Finally, I have developed my expertise in both mindset and leadership. This means that I can help individual clients get in alignment with themselves and then with others.
What benefits do your clients get after working with you?
They begin to really believe in themselves and what they really want. What we want it about purpose. This clarity leads to intentional focus on the right work.
As they take action, it’s like the path unfolds naturally for them. This creates space for life, to build relationships, to have fun, learn and enjoy the experience.
Do you use any specific tools to be efficient with your clients?
I recommend meditation and self care. We have to build a relationship with ourselves and that often starts with listening to ourselves and then giving ourselves what we need.
I use hypnotherapy to get to root limiting beliefs. The process I use guides the clients into a space where they can tap into trapped emotions and release them. When this energy is dissipated, new beliefs and behavior patterns can be rewritten.
I’ve just started using an assessment that helps clients see their preferences in how they use their energy. I’ve avoided assessments in the past because they can put people in a box. I set the expectation that this is a snap shot of your current preferences. This data is just a surface level of data, but it can give us more data on how others may perceive our behavior, giving us data that we don’t always get in a 1:1 situation.
If you had a super megaphone that, when you speak into, the whole world will hear your message, what would you say?
Choose yourself, Believe in yourself and Declare you are worth it.
What is the greatest lesson you have learned in your life?
The lesson I’ve learned in the past few years is that it’s true to say that we are all whole, complete and perfect now.
Since I didn’t experience this, I didn’t believe it.
Now I know that although I may not be experiencing myself that way, it is still true and I can lean into that even when I’m not feeling it.
Your final thoughts?
In order to align with our purpose, we have to let go of the parts of ourselves that are not aligned with this purpose. We have to get real with ourselves.
We need others. I don’t think that we can become who we really are and create the outcomes we are really capable of on our own. Just like an athlete or performer who wants to excel, we need community and coaches to guide our development.
We are creating a community for the conscious entrepreneur. These are entrepreneurs who are driven by purpose. For this community we are launching a free quarterly digital magazine in June called the “ConsciousPreneur”. (email me at [email protected] and I’ll add you to the waiting list)
We just learned that there is a growing movement around conscious entrepreneurship and we want to support this audience. This is our purpose. In the meantime, we have a podcast also named The ConsciousPreneur that we produce weekly.
Ultimately, it is to build to a mastermind community where we combine trainings and networking opportunities.
This community is great for new entrepreneurs who want support, but can’t afford 1:1 coaching and it is great for more experienced entrepreneurs to fine tune their growth and business development.
Where Can You Find Mary Meduna-Gross?
If you liked this interview and you would love to trim the parts of you that are not aligned with your purpose and best life, schedule a free 60 minute strategy session with Mary and see how she can help.