Woman Wednesday: Stephanie

Q and A with Stephanie, Washington, U.S.

“I always find myself coaching and connecting with truly exceptional people–people who have challenged society’s expectations of them, have risen to the call they hear deep within, and are committed to creating their own story.”

Q: What are you passionate about? 

A: I’m passionate about self confidence and self trust…that each woman can have a safe and supportive space inside her own head. A big part of my work is helping my clients discover and release the expectations that were placed on them by society that no longer serves their dreams and goals. I believe very strongly that this foundation must be laid first, before goal setting and accountability come into play. That’s why my coaching offer starts with self talk before going on to clarity, accountability, and self-coaching, which are the other pillars of my program. By the end of my 12-week program, my clients get to experience that supportive space in their heads, know what they actually want out of life, and are moving toward that next big goal, and finally have the self-coaching skills to independently get themselves through the places that they get stuck mentally or emotionally. It all has to start with changing the inner dialogue to create the internal confidence and framework for success. To find out more about my coaching offer, or to connect with a community on your growth journey join my Facebook group here: facebook.com/groups/createyourpower. This is the only way to to experience a coaching call for free as well.

Q: What were your younger years like?

A: I had a very interesting childhood to say the least. Until I was nine, I grew up on a farm, homeschooled. I spent my days frolicking in the fields with the goats and making mud pies. Suddenly, our family moved to Tbilisi, Georgia, half way across the world, to a city of 2 million people. That was hard, but reentry to the United States was equally hard, as we didn’t move back “home,” but instead moved to a small village in Alaska. This left me with the experience of being an ‘outsider’ in multiple different life circumstances. It was messy, but I became an observer of the cultural framework that many people see as ‘the only way,’ and I stood apart from it, noticing the beauty as well as the pain that the particular framework brings with it. At the same time, I had to learn to see my own biases for what they were and continually grow to a more expansive understanding of the world around me. These experiences laid the foundation for the coaching work I do today–standing outside a person’s experience, observing it, but also empathizing with it.

Q: What is something valuable you’d like others to know?

A: If there was one thing I’d love for people to learn from my story, it would be to notice that the assumptions you have that might sound like fact may actually be just one way of seeing the world. For example, maybe you learned that if a person is late, it’s because they don’t respect your time. Ask yourself, “What if I actually had something really beautiful to learn about time from someone who is perpetually late? What if they are honoring me in a way I never even considered?” Before I began my career in life coaching, I was a Salvation Army Officer, which gave me the opportunity to manage a local service for social services and spiritual development. This included leading the teams that provided weekly community meals, funding assistance, youth and women’s programs, day camps, and assistance for the unhoused. What I loved about being in leadership was the one-on-one connections and the opportunity to hear people’s stories and walk with them in their journeys. In the same day, I might find myself walking alongside an unhoused single mother, as well as the CEO of a company or a representative of local government. Every person’s story is sacred, and I always find myself coaching and connecting with truly exceptional people–people who have challenged society’s expectations of them, have risen to the call they hear deep within, and are committed to creating their own story. If this is you, I’d LOVE to hear your story. Email me at stephanigalindocoaching@gmail.com.

Q: What does feminism mean to you? 

A: For me, pragmatic feminism can be seen in how I raise my boys–to recognize injustice, to embrace the nurturing side of themselves, and to understand consent. As they get older, I will continue to learn new ways to teach equity, so that they can be part of the solution, rather than part of the problem.

Also, I’m a boy mama, and my boys are currently seven and four years old. I have raised them with a deep acceptance of emotions and a value for gentleness.

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Woman Wednesday: Amiee

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Q and A with Amiee, Lake County, Indiana  


“What I’ve learned in my journey is that life is a journey full of hills and valleys. I used to believe that I was a victim to life’s circumstances, but what I had to be awakened to is that I also had choices in the decisions I was making in my life.”


Q: What are you passionate about?

A: I am passionate about educating others on health and life. I am a certified health/life coach, a certified Reiki Master Teacher (RMT), and I have a B.A. in Psychology.  I help people who have suffered trauma, PTSD, and addictions create peace within their minds so that they can find it in their lives. I love sharing about how life can be seen through different lenses and perspectives when a person becomes aware of their own life choices that create the story of who they are being. Once people become awakened to this, they start to see where they can make new choices in life and more empowering decisions around their health, life, finances, relationships, career, and connect to something greater.




I found this passion when I was suffering from drug addiction, alcoholism, and a binge eating disorder, 13 years ago.  I tried to heal through conventional treatments and therapies, and when these things didn’t work for me, I took matters into my own hands. I began studying the human body until I learned to heal myself through alternative therapies. Everything amplified for the best when I became a certified health/life coach and gained more tools and clarity on how to help people on a deeper level. I now work with clients in one-on-one and group settings. Currently, I’m waiting on my first story to be published in a collaborative book called, Victorious Women Overcoming Mediocrity In the book, I tell the story of my 3rd DUI and how I lost everything, only to find myself employed at a health food store that saved my life. This will be available for purchase in March 2019. I’m also involved in a public speaking competition called, “The Next Impactor,” which is to begin on March 15. The other contestants and I have amazing stories to share with the world and are here to be of service to others in sharing our experience, strength, and hope with the world. There’s still time to join, if anyone is interested!  Visit www.thenextimpactor.com for more details, and feel free to reach out to me! I’m so excited about this opportunity and we will see where the universe leads each of us with this!




Q: What were your younger years like?

A: I suffered from intense anxiety and fear around who I was from a young age. I didn’t feel connected to others. I was sexually abused as a child, and I know that played a lot into the feelings and thoughts I had growing up. I was told by my abuser to never tell or I wouldn’t be loved anymore and so, I shut down. I lost my voice and I suffered in silence for many years, leading me down a self-destructive path of alcoholism, drug addiction, and binge eating disorder. I also suffered greatly from shame, blame, anxiety, depression, digestive distress, and adrenal fatigue, just to name a few things because of that. Even though I suffered from those things, I was a very high functioning person. I did well in school, even though I didn’t think I did. I held jobs, I joined in on school functions and organizations. I believed I was able to hold myself together for years, until an ultimate downward spiral began in my mid-20’s that led to poor choices, including 3 DUI’s. However, without those hardships, I wouldn’t be able to help my clientele the way I am able to and share my story of experience, strength, and hope through written and spoken words for anyone who feels connected to my story. Looking back on my life, I wouldn’t change a single thing because, without my story, I wouldn’t be living my life’s purpose. What I’ve come to know is that my story isn’t about me, it’s about who I’m here to help. I am here to be of high service to others and by sharing my story, if I even help just one person break the chains of being a prisoner of their own mind and start their healing journey, I’ve served my purpose.






Q: What is something valuable you’ve learned that you’d like others to know?

A: What I’ve learned in my journey is that life is a journey full of hills and valleys. I used to believe that I was a victim to life’s circumstances, but what I had to be awakened to is that I also had choices in the decisions I was making in my life. Once I really understood that, life changed for the better for me. I realized that I had a story of hope that could be shared with others. I thought all of life was dark for so long, I’ve only shared a tiny little pinkie nail here of the experiences I have been through. I now know life is a precious gift full of beautiful characters, plot twists, and new beginnings.  I want people to know that if I can change my life and live the life of my dreams, anyone can, and I’m happy to show them how, if they choose that is what they want for their life too. If you’ve made it this far in the blog friends, you are a gift and you are powerful and you deserve to have the life of your dreams, in fact, it’s your birthright. I believe in you.


Q: What does feminism mean to you? 

A: To me, feminism means equality for females in all realms of life. I know in my life, as a female in her early 40’s, I have definitely felt less than or have been treated less than males who have done the same line of work as myself. I saw this in places of employment I worked at, whether the boss was male or female. I have come to the belief that these sorts of things have become ingrained as truth in certain generations and passed down through the family. Even now, as I work as my own boss, I still see men in my industry being followed more heavily than female counterparts. However, I do see the shift occurring, and women are now being seen and recognized more for their greatness, bravery, strength, resilience, and intelligence. I am starting to see women being held in high regard for who they are, their vulnerability, their authenticity, and it is so empowering!  In my opinion, this is the age of feminism, and it is an honor to be a witness to this. I am so excited to be a part of this movement.





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