Hire Me

Bio Pic 01 Let’s Work Together

First, thank you for being curious about ways that we might be able to work together, I truly appreciate your interest.

There are a few ways we could work together, which range from one-on-one work (coaching) to working virtually or in a live group setting. The work I do includes:

  • Cooperative Sharing (actually this is free!)
  • Workshop facilitation
  • Speaking
  • Coaching



If the mission of your site or organization dovetails with mine, let’s connect and discover how we might work together without spending any money. With other like-minded individuals I have shared content (they guest post on my blog and I guest post on theirs), I’ve helped to broadcast others’ messages through my social media channels and this blog, and we’ve also gotten together for live and taped interviews (Blog Talk Radio).

The mission of my blog is to spread information, ideas, and inspiration about how to live a happy adult life after a less-than-perfect-childhood.

Send me an email at amyeden (at) guesswhatnormalis (dot) com and let’s explore ways that we might be able to cooperatively work together.



I lead workshops for groups interested in working through The Kind Self-Healing Book together over an 8-week period. The workshop includes weekly reading, activities (homework), emails, and video messages in addition to the group meetings. I’m happy to share a sample syllabus with you. Please email me to let me know what you have in mind and you and I will come up with a scenario that works for everyone.

The settings for the workshop can vary:

Acupuncturist/acupuncture clinic -  Invite your clients to be part of an 8-week group to learn self-healing practices that meets weekly at your office, giving clients a reminder of your services as they use your space for their own healing work.

Home setting/friends of friends - Host a group of your friends to take part in a 1-2 hour weekly self-healing group over the course of 8 weeks, allowing the friendships and community to strengthen through the act of gathering in your home over this period of time.

Train the Trainer/mental health professionals - I can work with groups of therapists and healers who want to learn how to help their clients work through The Kind Self-Healing Book as an actionable part of their therapeutic work.



I love speaking!

I’m available to speak to groups of therapists, healers, and other gatherings of people interested in the following:

  • What it’s like to be in a relationship with an adult child of an alcoholic
  • How I grew up as the adult child of alcoholic parents – and then actually grew up in adulthood
  • Adverse Childhood Effects & Me – one woman’s journey (mine) from ACEs and autoimmune disease toward happiness
  • And more! I like customizing my talks to the group that needs the talk – so let’s discuss ideas.

See my work – watch my iGnite Sebastopol talk, titled “Hacking the Phrase ‘They Did the Best They Could.’”



Taking part in the coaching process means allowing inspiration to ride up in the front seat.  Taking part in coaching means cultivating and becoming friends with your own inner power. When you hire a life coach, you are hiring a witness and a champion of your goals.  A good life coach will help you clarify your goals, ask key questions that you may not have taken the time yet to ask yourself, and provide the structure that supports your wish to make real changes in your life.

If you have any questions about us working together, feel free to email me with your questions. My email is amyeden (at) guesswhatnormalis (dot) com.

What Life Coaching Is (and Is Not)

When you hire a life coach, you are not hiring a therapist; therapy is what psychologist and therapists do, not life coaches.  Life coaches steer, cheer, support, and keep you focused and on-track. When you hire a life coach, you hire a personal guide, cheerleader, and mentor to support your intentions. A life coach assists you in setting into motion a commitment to positive change that’s achievable and that’s also measurable. But, a life coach is not a parent; you are responsible for acting on the plan that we create for you. You and you alone are responsible for ‘showing up’ for the work.

There’s great power in the magic created by simply making a decision to change — so, choosing a life coach is a great first step. Yet there is still plenty of leg-work to be done, and I hope you’ll do it.

Let’s say that you’ve been struggling to carve out time for yourself. That is great material for life coaching. The goal is achievable (we’ll identify how you can carve out time for yourself and troubleshoot everything that’s in your way) and it’s measurable, too (you’ll be able to count the hours you actually carve out). Plus, you’ll feel empowered — which is technically immeasurable, yet an absolutely beautiful result.

Through the coaching experience, you’ll learn what works to put your goals into action, so that you can replicate the activities for yourself.

Choosing Coaching

Would you like to live and enjoy adulthood as your true self?

Are you thinking that it’s finally time to unearth and break free of some very old patterns of thinking? Maybe you’re starting to recognize the brick wall and drama you’re hitting up against…again and again. Maybe you’re stick of being stuck. Maybe you’re frustrated and don’t feel quite like yourself, and you want to investigate yourself a bit more deeply. Maybe you read some posts on this blog and identified with what you learned. However it is that you found your way here, WELCOME!

I work as a champion for people who want to get un-stuck, people who want to break free of unhelpful thoughts, and people who want to actively live their lives (not just survive their lives).

Choose You
When you decide to help yourself by hiring someone, the healing actually begins that very moment. It begins because you decided to help yourself, because you reached out. When you decide to set aside time once a week to talk with a coach about your goals and your blockades, you are taking an active role in changing your life.

This journey happens at any stage of life. Young, old, and in-between! You only need to be ready and brave enough to begin (or nearly brave enough).  Being ready means that you are willing to respond to the small voice inside you that wants recognition, the small voice that’s asking you to believe in your real, authentic self.

Let’s hear and nurture that inner voice, your true self, and coax it out into the light and the world, together.

Why Me
Adult child issues play out everywhere in our lives — at home, at work, and in our relationships. While many life coaches can provide you with scheduled support and helpful accountability, my clients tell me that there’s something unique about working with someone who really gets it, gets the crazy of dysfunctional childhoods and the roots of the struggles we have as adults.


I hired Amy as my life coach. Not only do I have more than 17 years of sobriety, but I have attended a few of the best AA meetings in the U.S. and Europe! As a R.N., I specialized in child and adolescent psychiatry at a leading hospital on the West coast. Even with all of my combined experiences—including countless years of therapy—it’s refreshing to work with Amy Eden, who shares her gifted (and accurate!) insights into the human condition. Her wisdom, knowledge, and solutions as a life coach are supportive, motivating, and invaluable. Her blog is one thing—I’m very familiar with the content of her knowledge. But talking to her live is another experience. In our phone calls she communicates her observations in a personal way with an eloquence I haven’t experienced until now.

–Carol, Registered Nurse


Why Me
If you’re a longtime reader of this blog, you know that I’ve been writing about the challenges of adult life after a childhood with alcoholic parents, emotional trauma, and rigidity since 2005.


You can read about my book, The Kind Self-Healing Book: Raise Yourself Up with Curiosity and Kindness (2105, Last House Press), here.

Take a look at what readers have to say about my book on Amazon.com here.

To get a good feel for my work, you can read my posts: 

You can listen to my radio shows:

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What Can I Expect from Life Coaching?

My guess is that as soon as you began reading this, the very “thing” that you’re struggling with and could use the help of a coach with, came right to mind. But, if not, think about something you’ve been struggling to change about your life — and consider whether it’s something you’re ready to turn-around. It’s important to choose a goal that’s achievable. The best results come from establishing a new routine or new practice that will lead to a chain-reaction of other good habits. Some examples are:  writing in the mornings, exercising, eating better, creating new beneficial friendships, or launching a new job campaign. Once you have something in mind, the key is to then be open to change–open to really, really good change.

We can work together to support your efforts to reach your goals, shift your thinking, and feel more like yourself. It’s not just life coaching, because your spirit must come along for the journey if your work is to be worthwhile, meaningful, and stick. As someone who has joyfully dedicated many years to helping others help themselves, this is truly an exciting extension of my helping work!

Some sample goals:

My goal is to have self-compassion, to actually like and honor myself
My goal is to start a romantic relationship
My goal is to make a fresh start somewhere new
My goal is to improve communication with my daughter
My goal is to change careers
My goal is to start my own business
My goal is to write a novel
My goal is to make my lifestyle healthier
My goal is to improve my friendships
My goal is to make more money

I will be honest. Even if your goal is anything other than the top item on the list, it all comes back to that top item on the list.

Can you start coaching sessions with a vague, nonspecific goal of “figure out how to get happier”? Absolutely! Incredible insights sometimes come from being open to where a general question/problem like that may take you.


This new habit of calling you makes me feel and think in a way I do not think or feel at any other time. It is a new muscle that I’m exercising. These conversations with you are the cornerstone of this journey I’m on, of trying to find my bliss.

–Anne S.”


My Coaching Rates

Single Session $125
- One one-on-one coaching conversations (by phone or Skype)

3 Session Pack $296 (Save $79)
- One hour of one-on-one coaching (by phone or Skype)
- Email follow up after each call with notes and tips tailored to you

5 Session Pack $525 (Save $100)
- One hour of one-on-one coaching (by phone or Skype)
- Email follow up after each call with notes and tips tailored to you
- Unlimited email support between calls
- Sessions are valid for a six month period

When & Where
I recommend scheduling one hour per week for coaching. I also recommend choosing a time of day for coaching that precedes free time in your day, so that you can immediately act on your goals and inspiration.

Please email me at amyeden (at) guesswhatnormalis (dot) com to discuss scheduling – the time and date(s) for coaching.  The coaching appointment takes place via telephone or Skype video.

Once you’ve registered, you’ll receive a confirmation email that includes a note about my vow to confidentiality and my coaching ethics.  I’ll then also confirm the time and date of your first coaching appointment.  If you like, you can prepare for the conversation by writing down your coaching goal, as well as a few roadblocks you’re experiencing to that goal.

Life Coaching with Amy Eden

20 Minute Exploratory Session (Free)
Contact me to see if we should work together, at amyeden@guesswhatnormalis.com.

-Be kind to yourself.