Born and raised in a single-parent home in Charleston, West Virginia, Amber attended Point Park University where she received an MFA in musical theater. She moved to New York City to pursue her passion for acting, ultimately working on Broadway and touring with the musical Mamma Mia. In 2009, she left the world of theater and earned an MA in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. She founded two flourishing businesses as a professional coach and facilitator—bodyheart and Fierce Loving.
Amber has a thriving coaching practice where she serves a wide range of individuals and also creates and facilitates her own coaching groups for the body, business, and life. Her individual clients range from moms, artists, small business owners to corporate and creative executives.
Amber’s work as a professional speaker has been featured at TEDx Malibu, MSN, the White House blog (Obama administration), University of Southern California, Pennsylvania State University, and more. Located in Los Angeles, Amber lives with her husband and three rescue pups and helps people change their lives for the better as a coach, speaker, and author.
I had so much fun talking with Amber and learning about her story. We of course talk about her experience on Broadway and her thriving coaching practice, but we cover so much more in this conversation. I felt a real connection and kinship with Amber, and while our stories are quite different, our continued missions are aligned.
I learned so much from this conversation with Amber, but perhaps the most important lesson for me was the way she thinks about default programming. I generally try to ask my guests what they do to avoid slipping back into what I call, “the default mode.” I’m curious about this question because I’m always struggling with this myself. Amber’s response was so simple and so not what I expected. She basically said that the default programming is there for a reason and sometimes it’s ok to just let it be. This simple frame of mind, allowing for a little bit of grace, gave me the permission to give up this internal battle I’ve had with myself, practice a little more loving kindness, and create more space for joy - and I have Amber to thank for that!
I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did, and I would love to hear how Amber's wisdom and story resonate with you.
You can learn more about Amber by visiting her website: https://www.amberkrzys.com/