Find Life Coach | Meet Genevieve Manderville: How to Get Out of The “8 to 5” Rat Race and Create Your Audacious Life by Design?


Genevieve Manderville is one of the coaches that we found this month and we did a little interview with her. She impressed us with her holistic approach.

She went from 30+ years in the corporate world into the coaching world and she wouldn’t trade that for anything.

She educates and coaches prospective franchise investors showing them how business ownership is within their reach.

As a Transformation Coach and energy practitioner she helps women gain clarity and drop the chains of corporate life to discover their passion and purpose. Here is what she said.

Meet Life Coach Genevieve Manderville:


Name: Genevieve Manderville
Pillar: The Spirit, The Mind, The Heart
Who is this coach for: Mainly for women who want to get out of the “8 to 5” rat race, drop the chains of corporate life to discover their passion and purpose, and live an audacious life.
How they can help: Through arsenal of techniques and tools 30+ years in the making, visualizations and mindfulness meditation just to name a few.

First of all, how are you and your family doing in these Pandemic times?

My family and I are doing well. Thankfully none of us became ill including my 82 year old mother.

While we were in quarantine like everyone else, we were diligent in tapping into our spiritual place. And I ensured everyone ate whole healing foods and drank healing beverages.

How does the coronavirus pandemic affect your clients? Did it affect you at all?

We were quite fortunate. No one took ill physically. However, people had a strong need for emotional connection especially during times of quarantine.

I remember doing new things via Zoom such as: spa dates, celebrating birthdays, watching plays and concerts together. I even recalled a New Year’s Eve Dance Party on Zoom.

We tried to keep some sense of normalcy.

I have a private group on Facebook where I was able to stay connected and check on people. Sometimes we do not realize how important it is asking someone, how are you doing?

If it comes from the heart it can go a long way.

During the pandemic, I would get out and walk often. I have a dog and she always wanted to go out. This simple act kept me grounded.

Sometimes the streets were deserted and hardly no traffic. It felt like the “Zombie Apocalypse”. Also, I would see more of the animals, deer, foxes, etc.

This time out was my solace.

What are the biggest lessons that you learned in this pandemic?

The biggest lessons I learned is that things we think cannot happen do.

No one promises us anything in life.

We do not have endless time. Our time is precious. Our time spent with people are precious.

I believe in connecting to my spirituality which is threaded throughout my life. It is how I show up for myself, my loved ones and my clients.

I find that I tend to stay away from situations or even people who cause me angst.

The Origin:

Tell us about you, your career, how you started with your coaching career?

I am a “corporate escapee”. My intention is to be the director of my destiny.

I spent 30+ years in the corporate setting gaining extensive business and financial experience.

I have managed and coached high performing teams for most of my tenure.

After leaving in December 2018, I founded my own firms. First, I launched a franchise consulting business, GEM Franchise Consulting Inc. which specializes in helping others achieve their dreams of business ownership through franchising.

As a Franchise Consultant, I educate and coach prospective franchise investors as part of the process. I enjoy showing people how business ownership is within their reach.

Then feeling the urge to aid women in pursuing their life dreams and desires. I launched The Pearl Pathway of Wellness LLC.

As a Transformation Coach and energy practitioner, I help women see their life through fresh eyes as well as stretch them to achieve their goals that they so richly deserve.

I specialize in showing women how they may leave their “8 to 5”, drop the chains of corporate life to discover their passion and purpose.

What was your biggest obstacle that you had to overcome in your life that made you who you are today?

I would say my biggest obstacle was learning “how to be present” and getting out of my own way.

As mentioned earlier I worked within the corporate space for many years. You get used to running at top speed to get things done. You are consistently multitasking, often juggling multiple priorities. It is very high paced and stressful.

It felt like I thrived on it. It’s part of our programming.

We strive to get the job or position. You work like heck to stay relevant and competitive and to move to the next level. Then, boom, you get promoted. But you can’t rest. The process continues. And guess what it is consistently like that…

During one particular hectic period, we were working extremely long hours including Saturdays. I remember I had just finished a super long 6 day week. That Sunday, I decided that I was going to ride my bike to relax. It had been a very stressful week and I was tired. Well I fell off my bike and hit my head.

I ended up in the trauma center with a concussion and needing 5 staples in my head. I nearly killed myself in the vain of relaxing.

This is where my lesson on learning to be present took hold.

When we are present and mindful, we do not injure ourselves. As my mother used to always tell me when I would rush, be mindful of what you are doing.

We tend to take honor in multitasking and running around. There is no need for it. Nothing gets done any quicker or more efficiently. In fact, I would argue that you get much less done.

Going back to my accident, it could have cost me my life. The cost to me was an overnight stay in the hospital, time away from work and I scared my family senseless.

But the world goes on. And it’ll go on with out you.

You must take care of YOU.

The Coaching Style:

How do you innovate with coaching your clients?

I bring in all the skills in my toolkit.

I have strong business, financial and professional skills which I use consistently to help my clients.

When my clients are looking to transition from their current jobs, I coach them on what to say and do to ensure that they are protected.

Additionally, I am a Reiki Practitioner. This is extremely valuable as we are all mostly energy.

We vibrate and send “currents’ regularly. If our energy is blocked and not flowing, it manifests in the various areas of our lives.

What’s unique about your coaching approach?

My coaching approach is a holistic strategy.

I look at the main areas of your life : career, financial, relationships, spirituality, etc. We explore your desires, thoughts, beliefs, etc.

I utilize a 5 step framework which includes uncovering your passion and purpose, educating you on understanding how your brain works, examine your thoughts, connecting with your feelings, etc.

This process includes learning how to be more present, creating joy and learning to take care of YOU.

As we go through this process you are making strides towards you goals in an empowered and sustainable way.

I have had clients heal long seated trauma which made room for them to feel more joyful. It allowed this client space to start a business.

Or another client who felt empowered to not only explore leaving her job but have more than 1 job offer presented to her. This same client learned how to take a stand for herself in the workplace and with her loved ones.

I show my clients that it is possible to have whatever you desire. And I help them gather the needed parcels to make the journey across the transformation bridge. And it is so much sweeter on the other side.

I guide my clients from the dark tree dense forest to the an open clearing and field where the sun is shining and bright. In this clearing you see all that is available for you.

What benefits do your clients get after working with you?

My clients feel more joyful in their lives. They learn to do more loving things for themselves. They learn how to take inspired action to get what they desire.

They learn how to challenge current thoughts and beliefs and create new ones.

They learn how to find their unique passion and purpose in life.

They learn how design a pathway to living their life which they control, in their way.

They learn how to up level their beliefs and let go of the old patterns that are holding them back and instead feel in control and joyful.

Do you use any specific tools to be efficient with your clients?

I use everything in my arsenal that I have learned and experienced over the last 30+ years. I share exercises to stimulate their thinking, get curious about their thoughts and feelings and show them regular sustainable practice that can be done daily.

There is a fair amount of self reflection, visualizations and mindfulness tasks. These tools fit easily into their current lifestyle.

The Impact:

If you had a super megaphone that, when you speak into, the whole world will hear your message, what would you say?

By igniting our passion, we get to reclaim ourselves, our life and our power.

I can show you how.

No longer do we relegate ourselves to the back burner and putting others needs before ours. We get to choose something different, something more self ful.

What is the greatest lesson you have learned in your life?

My greatest lesson is learning how my brain works and how my thoughts and feelings can impact my results.

In this process, I learn and accept that I cannot change or impact anyone else.

I know you are thinking duh of course you can’t.

But even though we may know that intellectually, on an emotional level we may continue to try.

Once I realized that I am what I think and believe, that was a game changer for me.

I had successes in the past because I believed and I was tenacious. Sometimes I “muscled” things into happening for me.

Yes, that did work although it might not be sustainable. Or it might not have been the best decision or solution for me.

Your final thoughts?

I truly enjoy and love this work.

I remember how I felt in in corporate environment. I could not wait to get out and thought that there wasn’t a way.

However I found one.

I would like to share that with as many women as possible. I love the look on her face when she realizes that not only is it possible, It is possible for her. And it is already done.

Where Can You Find Genevieve Manderville?

If you liked this interview and you would love to escape the “8 to 5” rat race to live your purpose, make sure to connect with Genevieve via LinkedIn and shoot her a message.

You can also connect with her on Facebook. If you want to get a glimpse of her coaching, you can follow her page on Facebook and her account on Instagram. It was an honor having this interview with her.

I help people upgrade their Spirit, Mind, Body, Heart to become the best version of themselves! After 10 years of writing, coaching and collaborating with top coaches from all around the world I have learned the best secrets to help you unleash your full potential! You can be a Superhuman! Write me at [email protected] if you have any direct question! Much Love!