EP256: Self-Bullying and Big Fat Lies Women Tell Themselves with Amy Ahlers
Today’s guest, Amy Ahlers is a two-time author and a total spitfire. Our conversation was super charged and we explored a lot of things that are up in our culture, our lives and the climate of the coaching industry right now.
Her truth was around celebrating the truths and paradoxes of life and embracing both the magical and the messy. That might sound a bit “airy fairy” but it wasn’t even close to that.
During this conversation we got into:
-White fragility and privilege and the problem with “colorblindness”
-HOW we’ve been unpacking these things in our own lives and businesses
-Her core work around the “inner mean girl” and when that shows up
-Big fat lies women tell themselves
-The antidote to self-bullying
-Being a mom to girls and how to navigate obectification
-How your social media behavior reflects your values
Have a listen (probably more than once), share and enjoy this one!
About Amy Ahlers:
Amy Ahlers, the Wake-Up Call Coach, is a bestselling author, keynote speaker and master life coach with nearly two decades of experience. She’s the author of two bestselling books, Big Fat Lies Women Tell Themselves (New World Library, 2011) and Reform Your Inner Mean Girl: 7 Steps to Stop Bullying Yourself & Start Loving Yourself (Beyond Words/Atria/Simon & Schuster, 2015). Amy is on a mission to stop ambitious women from being so darn hard on themselves so they can rise, shine and lead.
After a successful sales-executive career, Amy became a Certified Life Coach over 17 years ago. She is host of the celebrated Amy Ahlers Show podcast, creator of transformational programs such as Inner Mean Girl Reform School with Christine Arylo, Find Your Calling with Martha Beck and Lissa Rankin, Magical Manifestation Method with SARK and Dr. John Waddell & Lift-Off Business Academy
Amy’s been featured on stages at places like Google, Wisdom 2.0 and Oracle, has appeared on countless TV and radio shows and leads retreats for women around the world so they cultivate the courage to follow their Inner Wisdom.
Amy is also passionate about empowering high-achieving women, moms, and rising visionaries to build their business, marketing and leadership skills so they can own their brilliance. Amy’s own journey from a small one on one coaching practice to best-seller author and multi-six-figure business owner, has inspired hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Amy loves authentically sharing what she’s learned from her triumphs and mistakes so that you can accelerate your own heart-centered business and scale to reach more people than you ever thought possible.
Amy’s “no-holds-barred” truth telling approach and irresistible sense of humor will give you confidence that you, too, can experience the fulfillment of reaching your highest potential.
Most mornings you’ll find Amy doing a dance party with her husband and two daughters with a pile of dirty dishes in the sink. She resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family and rescue mutt, Batman.
What You’ll Hear:
5:03 White privilege and racism
18:05 The inner mean girl and big fat lies that women tell themselves
30:21 How we objectify ourselves and self-bully
41:49 How to check your inner bully + social media as a cesspool for triggering inner bullying
Inner Mean Girl Quiz
Big Fat Lies Women Tell Themselves by Amy Ahlers
Reform Your Inner Mean Girl by Amy Ahlers
Interview with Elizabeth on The Amy Ahlers Show
Intolerence of Sexy Peers Study
Donald Glover – This is America
Gender Stereotypes About Intellectual Ability Emerge Early and Influence Children’s Interests
School of Womanly Arts by Mama Gena
Pussy: A Reclamation by Mama Gena
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
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