Meet Emily!

The Sober Coach

Meet Emily!

The Sober Coach

Personally, I know a thing or two about being trapped in the overdrinking matrix.

I used alcohol for every reason you can imagine… a coping tool, a crutch, to make life more exciting, to make life less stressful, to numb my feelings, to liven up a dull evening, boredom… Alcohol was a staple and my identity was synonymous with chardonnay.

As a child, I was quite the introvert (still am) and found alcohol brought me out of my shell. I did quite a bit of drinking as a teenager but college is where it became the norm. As I started my difficult journey of adulting, alcohol seemed like it was there for me through thick and thin.

I saw life as fleeting and questioned life’s purpose.

Mortality was always on my mind because I lost both my parents by my mid-twenties. I really didn’t feel like making any plans for my life because I didn’t believe I was going to be here long enough to witness the fruits of my labor. No specific goals. No specific dreams. But thankfully for alcohol, I was having what I thought was a good time.

I picked a safe career and became a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) working as a Chief Financial Officer…not surprising for an introvert, right? But I continually advanced my career by moving away from the things that scared me but I never really moved toward anything.

Over time, I felt a small disturbance pushing me beyond the boundaries of survival. What else did I want to do with my time on earth? Is this all there is? I’m great at what I do, but is what I do great? To quiet the chatter, I found myself building a distraction with alcohol, once again, which seemed to make all the noise disappear, but it didn’t.

Eventually, the small disturbance became a large disturbance; alcohol was getting in between me and my purpose, a purpose I didn’t know yet because I had designed a life without one. I woke up to the realization that fear was robbing me of opportunities for growth. Forget destiny cutting my life short, I was living sedated. My passion was alcohol. My thirst was for alcohol.

I picked a safe career and became a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) working as a Chief Financial Officer…not surprising for an introvert, right? But I continually advanced my career by moving away from the things that scared me but I never really moved toward anything.

Over time, I felt a small disturbance pushing me beyond the boundaries of survival. What else did I want to do with my time on earth? Is this all there is? I’m great at what I do, but is what I do great? To quiet the chatter, I found myself building a distraction with alcohol, once again, which seemed to make all the noise disappear, but it didn’t.

Eventually, the small disturbance became a large disturbance; alcohol was getting in between me and my purpose, a purpose I didn’t know yet because I had designed a life without one. I woke up to the realization that fear was robbing me of opportunities for growth. Forget destiny cutting my life short, I was living sedated. My passion was alcohol. My thirst was for alcohol.

What had I done? And how was I going to untangle this mess?

Well first, I allowed myself grace and compassion. Then I set out on a journey to take my power back and stop living in fear. I discovered the wonder of the brain and how it controls you if you let it. I learned how we victimize ourselves on a daily basis with memories of the past and how we create our own anxiety with our projection of the future. I found that creating new passions lead to finding your purpose and once you feel passionate about life, you no longer care about alcohol.

I am now a Certified Life Coach from The Life Coach School, an amazing program founded by Brooke Castillo.

I guide women through the journey of self-discovery and purpose because creating a desirable drink LESS life is less about drinking, and more about life.

It’s about managing your mind and waking up to a life you want to live…mindful, aware, present, and making that impact in the world only YOU can make.

What kind of support do you need?

Private Coaching
Boozy to Butterfly Masterclass
Free Training

What kind of support do you need?

Private Coaching
Boozy to Butterfly Masterclass
Speaking