Amber Schmidt is one of the coaches that we found this month and we did a little interview with her. She impressed us with her wisdom and vast toolkit.
She started her coaching career as a result of her healing journey. She found herself miserable with her office career, fighting to bring herself to work each day, uninspired and numbing out in various ways. She realized how much dance and yoga helped her get out of her spiraling mind and back into her body. That was the catalyst for her transformation into alignment with her intuition, true calling and soul.
She is a better version of herself today. She empowers her clients to navigate their paths, mend their inner dialogue, and realign with their true essence.
Her coaching style isn’t about dictating solutions, it’s about fostering self trust and intuition, enabling individuals to become architects of their destiny. Here is what she said.
Meet Life Coach Amber Schmidt:
Name: Amber Schmidt
Pillar: The Spirit, The Mind, The Body, The Heart
Who is this coach for: Anyone who wants to align with their soul, heal, achieve wellness, gain clarity and take control of the direction of their life.
How they can help: Through various tools and techniques like Reiki, Meditation, Yoga and Dance, Breath Work, Self Study Questions and Journaling.
First of all, how are you and your family doing after these Pandemic times?
I am doing very well and my family is settling back into a more normal pace and flow post Pandemic.
How did the coronavirus pandemic affect your clients? Did it affect you at all?
The pandemic was a collective dark night of the soul.
Everyone was forced to look at their lives and what was working and not working.
In my case, I knew I needed to create my soul purpose business, which is now my coaching business.
I could feel the collective energy and knew I needed to support their healing.
I unprogrammed the corporate world hustle mindset from my being and found myself providing online yoga and wellness classes to bring people together, out of their racing minds, and into their bodies.
I pursued many certifications and studies during this time as well so I could fully step into my purpose path.
The clients that came to me were wanting community and support with all that was breaking down in their lives.
They were having realizations of things that weren’t working, but weren’t sure what to fill the gaps with.
I supported them in creating a new vision for their life and how they wanted to show up in it going forward.
Giving them tools to support making positive shifts and guiding through any limiting blocks they faced to get there.
What are the biggest lessons that you learned in this pandemic?
That our souls crave community and inner alignment.
When we get told we can’t do things we feel we need to survive or get isolated against our will, our sense of safety and security gets stirred up.
We begin to panic and our mind takes over in a negative way which creates imbalance in our systems and lowers our immunity.
We have to learn and empower each other to own our nervous systems and feed them what they need to stay happy and healthy.
We need to stop chasing the dreams of others and listen to what our hearts desire for our lives answering the question, “How do I want to live my life and who do I want in it to support my journey forward?”
This allows us to feel more fulfilled, energized, and able to navigate the stressors of life with more ease.
Also allowing us to be available for deeper connections with family and friends in our lives and less consumed by our challenges.
Tell us about you, your career, how you started with your coaching career?
My coaching career was birthed out of my own healing journey.
I found myself miserable with my career, fighting to bring myself to work each day, uninspired and numbing out in various ways.
I noticed many of my colleagues feeling the same way.
We had overstretched ourselves trying to keep up with filling multiple roles after layoffs and unrealistic deadlines with little team support to get projects completed.
Overall, an office of burnt out individuals dreaming of a different way of life, feeling guilty for not having the time or emotional capacity left over to fully enjoy their families and lives outside of work.
On my journey to self reclamation, I realized how much dance and yoga helped me get out of my spiraling mind and back in my body.
How creating space for stillness and time in nature silenced my rational mind and accessed the inner wisdom of my intuition while also refilling my energetic cup.
I started to remember things that sparked joy in me and seek out activities that made me feel good.
I limited activities and interactions that did not feed my soul.
I created space for my healing using energy work and embodiment practices to move through all of the stuck emotions I was feeling about my career and how I was living my life.
I gave myself permission to feel and express all of the things I had been stuffing down and avoiding.
I dove deep into studying the mind and body connection and spirituality.
Learning how to bring mind, body, spirit back into alignment and heal my screaming inner child.
Through this journey back to myself I learned how to break down my barriers to love, heal my inner child, make friends with my sexuality and creative center, and express myself authentically without fear, shame or guilt.
To feel at home in my body and release the pain I had been carrying.
Allowing myself to create a life that brings more pleasure and play in and now supporting my clients to do the same.
As a Virgo and Projector my zone of genius is guiding and serving others in their healing journey.
I see the root causes and the shifts needed to get them back on track.
Starting out on this path to coaching as a yoga instructor and following my nudges to go deeper to be able to support others in a more transformational and sustainable way.
What was your biggest obstacle that you had to overcome in your life that made you who you are today?
Switching from showing up as who I thought people wanted me to be, minimizing and shrinking my expression and doing or acting in ways that made others comfortable, to authentically being myself and listening to my own guidance to inspire others to do the same.
The Coaching Style:
How do you innovate with coaching your clients?
I innovate with coaching my clients by integrating all of the modalities I use first so they become part of my lifestyle and then guide my clients to do the same along their journey.
It’s one thing to study material and then tell people what they need to do and another to help them deeply understand and integrate practices and discover the modalities that really work to create transformation for their journey.
My method of coaching requires deep presence with my clients and guiding them to reconnect with their intuition and trust its guidance.
It’s a more spiritual approach that empowers them to their healing and a more aligned soulful path forward in life.
I act as a guide to reigniting their inner wisdom and teaching them how to support their mind, body, spirit connection to stay focused on their path forward and with more sustained energy levels to be available for those they want to spend more time with.
What’s unique about your coaching approach?
It is a more spiritual approach than standard life coaching with use of a combination of holistic modalities that work to bring mind, body, and spirit back into alignment.
It empowers my clients to take control of the direction of their lives and discern between their fearful mind and intuitive mind.
What benefits do your clients get after working with you?
They feel more fulfilled in the direction of their lives and the way they are living.
They learn to love themselves deeply through the darkness and the light.
Do you use any specific tools to be efficient with your clients?
Reiki, Meditation, Yoga and Dance, Breath Work, Self Study Questions and Journaling.
If you had a super megaphone that, when you speak into, the whole world will hear your message, what would you say?
You are an incredible being and the world needs to experience your unique gifts.
What is the greatest lesson you have learned in your life?
That we are all energetically connected and are more powerful than we realize.
We hold the key to our healing and that of the collective.
Your final thoughts?
If you had told me what I’d be doing today 5 years ago, I would have thought you were out of your mind.
Until we do the work to come home to our true state of being, we limit ourselves to what we are capable of doing and becoming.
If we can release the limiting beliefs we have about ourselves and become embodied humans, we can design a life that feels nourishing and return to our soul’s journey and purpose in this lifetime.
Where Can You Find Amber Schmidt?
If you liked this interview and if you would love to align with your soul and take control of the direction of your life, go to https://www.soulflowwellness.com/ and discover your next step on your journey.