I am giddy with excitement for this month’s interview!!
Alyssa Hammond is one of those girls that comes into your life and you can never ever forget her. She’s infectious, says what she’s thinking, has a mean eye for decorating and a heart of gold and she is my guest on this month’s edition of Game Changing Girls- Shining The Spotlight On Inspiring Women Doing Incredible Things.
When shes not saving all of the dogs and traveling the world (her Instagram is SO entertaining), she’s helping women go from stuck to satisfied in life, love, and money. She helps you take your life, business, or relationship to the next level. Her job as a life coach is to take you out of your comfort zone and push you to be the best version of yourself, the person you’ve dreamed of being, the person that you’ve always known you could be if the situation was right.
I’m also so thankful to call her my friend and feel so grateful for this opportunity for her to be able to share her wisdom and humor with you guys,
So let’s get on with the interview…
JC: Tell us a little about yourself, what kind of coach you are and how you became a coach.
AH: Hi! I’m Alyssa Hammond, a life coach specializing in relationships and money. After a few years of working in a fast-paced corporate job in advertising sales, I realized that money wasn’t everything and I started to question my purpose. I’ve always loved listening to people and helping them find solutions for their issues, but I knew being a therapist wasn’t for me because I only wanted to work with people who were ready to make big changes. My life changed completely after 3 different people told me in a 48-hour period that I should become a life coach. Once I educated myself on what exactly a life coach does, I realized it was my dream job.
So for months on end, I spent every spare minute doing research on life coaching. I watched webinars, read books, and invested every penny I had saved for a 10-day European vacation into an 8-month intensive course at the Martha Beck Institute (Beck is one of the most well-known life coaches, and writes a column for Oprah’s O Magazine) so that I could become the best life coach possible. And now I’ve been coaching since early 2017 and absolutely loving helping women take control of their money and empower them to take life by the balls.
JC: What’s been the biggest lesson in life that you’ve learned so far?
AH: You can say anything to anyone, as long as it comes from a place of love.
JC: If you could go back in time, what would be the 1 thing you would tell yourself?
AH: If I were speaking to my inner child, I’d probably tell her that she is safe. I lost my dad when I was young, and my mom clung to my siblings and me as if we were all she had. It made me a bit of an anxious person, even though I lived a perfectly safe, happy, regular life.
In the end, I’m appreciative of the growth I’ve experienced through challenging my anxious thoughts.
JC: What is the biggest issue that people come to you with and how do you help them?
AH: I started life coaching because my friends have always seen me as a [non-biased, no bullshit] mom-type figure. I think people like to come to me when they have a big life decision and their friends/family are giving crummy advice. Most often, they need advice on relationship issues and how to communicate with someone they love. So we would sit together and talk about the problem, and then I would help them figure out their ideal solution, and how to talk to their loved one in a loving, compassionate way.
JC: What’s been your biggest struggle and how have you overcome it?
AH: When I was 9, my parents moved our family to a new state, and then when I was 10, they separated and my dad passed away unexpectedly 6 months later. I had so much change in such a short period of time, it was like I lost half of myself all at once. That experience aged me beyond my years, which made me feel a bit disconnected from typical kids my age. It makes me laugh to think about this, but I’ve basically been a 45-year-old woman since I was a preteen. I eventually learned that different people can fill different buckets in our lives and that its perfectly fine to have one friend you study with, one friend you get into trouble with, and another friend you go to when you have problems. I’ve learned that my people are definitely those that love to heal. As I’ve gotten into life coaching, I’ve met women who I truly feel are my soulmates, and because of my past with feeling disconnected, the new friendships have felt even sweeter.
JC: What are you loving most about your business and life right now?
AH: It’s definitely the high I get from helping someone solve a major life problem. There is seriously no feeling quite like it when someone comes to me with a problem that they’ve been struggling with for months or years, and walks away from our session with a clear plan for getting their life in order. I really enjoy helping people set goals that are realistic for them, and plans that they are excited about. And because I coach in both relationships and getting out of debt, the variety of my client’s struggles really keeps me on my toes!
JC: What are you most proud of right now?
AH: The number of past clients that refer their friends to me. To me, it’s the biggest honor ever to have someone email you and say “My friend worked with you and couldn’t stop raving about how much you helped her, and I’m so excited to see how you can help me too!”
JC: Where can we find you?
AH: I’m most active on Instagram at @mylifecoachalyssa. I love getting new followers and new DM’s in my inbox! Or you can shoot me an email at email@example.com or feel free to stalk my website lifecoachalyssa.com (stalking people is my favorite)
Love this girl so much! Thank you, Alyssa, for all of these awesome nuggets of wisdom! Seriously, go follow this girl! You’ll fall in love with her instantly just like I did <3