The Growth Tribe

84 - Practical Mindfulness Practices to Live your BEST Life

An episode of The Growth Tribe

By Ellyn Schinke
Tony Robbins says that changes happens in a moment, but it sometimes takes years to get to that moment. But that is the critical point of transformation where we cut bullshit + get REAL with ourselves about our lives!

On The Growth Tribe podcast, Ellyn puts her former scientist spin on no-bullshit self-help to help you take back your life, get unstuck and go from good to f'ing GREAT! Each week, we go deep with stories + lessons from her life, insightful interviews and so much more to give you actionable advice to take back your life on your terms...

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Tony Robbins says that changes happens in a moment, but it sometimes takes years to get to that moment. But that is the critical point of transformation where we cut bullshit + get REAL with ourselves about our lives!

On The Growth Tribe podcast, Ellyn puts her former scientist spin on no-bullshit self-help to help you take back your life, get unstuck and go from good to f'ing GREAT! Each week, we go deep with stories + lessons from her life, insightful interviews and so much more to give you actionable advice to take back your life on your terms...

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86 - Authenticity, Self-Judgment + Releasing Your Own Labels ft. Elena Joy Thurston
Have you ever felt like you weren't showing up as fully you? Have you ever felt like the very labels that once empowered you felt like shackles? It's a story that's resonated with me in so many ways because it was what I experienced. But I've never heard it echoed so similarly from another person. Today, we have Elena Joy Thurston on the podcast. She's a transformational retreat leader, inspirational speaker, writer and recently gave her first TedX talk in Colorado Springs. She's on the podcast today telling us a poignant story about authenticity, self-judgment and learning to release her own labels to step into the person she was meant to be. I see so much of myself in this story and it resonates on so many levels. I hope you feel the same way! For show notes, head to and, of course, post on Instagram and tag me @coachellyn so that I can shout you out and say thank you!
December 3, 2019
85 - Being GRATEFUL for the Season You're In
It's Thanksgiving week and I wanted to talk about something that would tie into this notion of thankfulness and being grateful. But I also was reflecting recently on the fact that this has truthfully been a tough year for me! Sometimes it's been tricky to be thankful and grateful because this year has been struggle after struggle. Growing pains are necessary, but they're not always pleasant! And I wanted to have a candid conversation about that... So, in today's episode, I'm talking about the seasons of life and how to be grateful for where you're at, even if it doesn't feel good! So, I've got 3 tips today to help you be grateful for the season of life that you're in. We'll talk about what some of the seasons of life are, how to acknowledge (and not resist!) them, even if the season you're in is hard for. We'll talk about self-awareness and finding the lesson in the season you're in! And lastly, we'll talk about not judging your season or where you "should be". Happy Thanksgiving and I hope that this one resonates! For show notes, head to and, of course, post on Instagram and tag me @coachellyn so that I can shout you out and say thank you!
November 26, 2019
84 - Practical Mindfulness Practices to Live your BEST Life
How can we be committed to bettering ourselves, but also be mindful? CAN those two things coexist? In early September, my good friend Elena Thurston asked me that question and if she could interview for her community about the practical side of mindfulness techniques. And it turned into an awesome conversation that I cannot WAIT to share with you!  In today's podcast episode, we're turning the tables and I AM BEING INTERVIEWED by someone else, which is so fun, and we're discussing practical mindfulness techniques to live your best life! We talk about the practical side of journaling, of meditation, and of why judgment is such a difficult thing to balance! I hope you enjoy it and I want to send a huge shoutout and thank you to Elena for not only asking me to have this conversation but also for sharing the audio with me so that I can release it here. For show notes, head to and, of course, post on Instagram and tag me @coachellyn so that I can shout you out and say thank you!
November 19, 2019
83 - Self-Accountability is the SECRET SAUCE
Do you ever feel like you can't follow-through you on your commitments? That you tend to flake out? That the only way you can get shit done is if you have someone there to hold you accountable? I get it. I used to feel like that too! In fact, that was the whole reason that I got my start in coaching because I was a fitness accountability coach. Showing up for my clients kept me committed and accountable to showing up for myself. And don't get me wrong, I think there' s a time and place for getting accountability from others. Hell, I'm a coach! My business depends upon that... But I also think that at some point, we've gotta go it alone. We've gotta step out of what can sometimes be the SAFETY of that group accountability environment and see: "can I really show up just for me?" In fact, it's something I encouraged with my clients as a fitness coach and something I still encourage! My goal is always that, for whatever that person came to me for, that they will get to a point where they don't need me anymore. That I've taught them enough that they can handle it on their own! But, self-accountability can be hard! So, today I want to give you my top 3 tips for how to create more SELF-accountability! Because self-accountability, truly is the secret sauce. And if you can be accountable to yourself + to the commitments you've made to you and no one else, damn friend, you're going to go far in this life! For show notes, head to and, of course, post on Instagram and tag me @coachellyn so that I can shout you out and say thank you!
November 12, 2019
82 - How to STOP dieting, beating yourself up and feeling like sh*t ft. Wellness Lately
The first time I remember having body image issues, I was a pre-teen...and the person who told me I was fat was a family member. That's actually the first time I have said that in a public space...but it's true and it wasn't the last time either. Basically, body image has been a constant struggle for me throughout my life. That's why when the babes of @wellnesslately asked about coming on the podcast and talking about diet culture, I knew that it was going to happen. Because these conversations can never be had enough. Today on the podcast, we've got the babes of @wellnesslately, Bridget and Dana, and we're talking about all things diet culture and diet mentality. So many of us have been conditioned in what Bridget and Dana called a "fat-phobic" society to fear food, putting weight and feel shamed because we're not 6-packed, long-limbed Victoria Secret models...and to put it simply, that ain't right. Bridget and Dana has made it their mission to help women recovering from the diet mentality and from struggles with body image to release diet mentality and take back their lives from this toxic culture through intuitive eating. Pumped to hear what you think!  For show notes, head to and, of course, post on Instagram and tag me @coachellyn so that I can shout you out and say thank you!
November 5, 2019
81 - Why your BIG LIFE VISION needs even BIGGER ACTION
Why isn't your BIG VISION coming true? Everyone told you just had to think it into being...MANIFEST your big vision into being...LAW OF ATTRACTION, right?! In my opinion + experience, that's not the case. I'm not saying that the law of attraction isn't real because self-confirming bias totally is! And I know that plays a role...but there's something missing... I sat down to review my vision not too long ago and I had a HUGE epiphany. I have already achieved a few of the things in that vision. The more I looked into it, the more I realized that the things I had achieved were the ONLY things in the vision where I had gotten really tangible about not only on who I wanted to be, but what that version of me would do! So, in today's episode, we're going to get REALLY tangible about WHY your BIG VISION hasn't happened yet and how YOU can take back the reins to change that! Super pumped for this one! I cannot WAIT for you to hear it! For show notes, head to and, of course, post on Instagram and tag me @coachellyn so that I can shout you out and say thank you!
October 29, 2019
80 - On Meditation + Why Enlightenment is Sexy AF ft Valerie Gangas
When I think of meditation... enlightenment... consciousness... SEXY is not often the word I think of that goes with them! And I'm an avid meditator. I've been meditating for 2-3 years now. But enlightenment IS sexy! And I didn't think of it that way until I met today's podcast guest! Valerie Gangas is a self-proclaimed party girl who, after attending her first Transcendental Meditation experience in 2011, awakened in a profound way.  She's always been a lover of religion, but this experience opened her up in a new way. From there, her movement was born, spawning the Amazon bestseller, Enlightenment Is Sexy: Every Woman’s Guide to a Magical Life (EIS). In today's podcast, we're getting nitty-gritty into her story, how she found meditation, how it grew into her calling, what transcendental meditation (TM), how transformational it is, how it’s different, and how to get started! It’s so so so good and I really hope ya’ll enjoy it! For show notes, head to and, of course, post on Instagram and tag me @coachellyn so that I can shout you out and say thank you!
October 22, 2019
79 - 3 Tips to Overcome Self-Judgment
"You do a ton of introspection, which is awesome. So many of us avoid that level of introspection because of self-judgment. We're so used to being critical of ourselves that we end up avoiding exactly what you're doing...Do you struggle with that at all?" That was a direct quote from an Instagram DM that I received in July and I've only recently come to realize the importance of this person's observation. I had the pleasure of being interviewed by this same person for a mastermind a few months later and we realized some very important things regarding my mindset. But the questions still remains: how can we become less judgmental of ourselves? Well, in today's episode, I'm giving you 3 important tips to help change your mindset, your self-talk, and to give yourself more credit, all so that you become less judgmental. I'll be giving you examples from my real-life and from my work as a tutor because from so many of us, these are habits and thought patterns we've had since we were young.  Enjoy!  For show notes, head to and, of course, post on Instagram and tag me @coachellyn so that I can shout you out and say thank you!
October 15, 2019
78 - How INTROVERTS Can Create Success + A More Fulfilling Life ft. Chelsey Brooke
Where are all my introverts at? I don’t know if you know this about me, but I identify as an introvert. Often, that statement is met with shock, but I am! I am such an introvert! And in today’s episode, I’m so excited to bring on Chelsey Brooke, a trained therapist who is on a mission to help introverted women better understand their introversion and realize what a  superpower it truly is! In this episode, we talk about the misconceptions, the true differences between introverts and extroverts, some of the natural tendencies from a psychological and a biological basis, as well as a number of tangible tips for introverts to help them create more success and fulfillment in your life! This episode is so near and dear to my heart as someone who identifies as an introvert and has felt misunderstood as an introvert, I love that this is Chelsey’s mission and she gives so many incredible tips that we can use to better our lives as introverts! Enjoy! For show notes, head to and, of course, post on Instagram and tag me @coachellyn so that I can shout you out and say thank you!
October 8, 2019
77 - The Definition of INSANITY + Why You Might ACCIDENTALLY Be Living It
The definition of Insanity: "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." We've all heard this. We all know this. Yet, so many of us do exactly this when it comes to achieving our goals. We get a plan in our head and we don't course-correct along the way to our goals...we do the same things OVER AND OVER again an expect to work. Isn't that definition of Insanity? Well, today, in this quick episode, I'm teaching you about one of my favorite practices - a weekly review and how it's the perfect solution to avoiding this exact pattern that so many of us fall into. Just 30-60 minutes each and every week and you save yourself from repeating the behaviors and habits that are sabotaging you. But you've gotta know what they are, right?! Today, I'm going to tell you about 3 important questions to ask during your review and HOW to use them! Keep this one handy and relisten to it next Sunday during your weekly review.  For show notes, head to and, of course, post on instagram and tag me @coachellyn so that I can shout you out and say thank you!
October 1, 2019
76 - STRESS Management + Overcoming BURNOUT with Possibility Thinking ft. Phyllis Ginsberg
Let’s talk about stress…because if there’s anything that I think we can all relate to in this day and age, it’s stress and burnout. We live in a 24/7 society and so many of us are running on empty and struggling to manage it all! In today’s episode, we’re hearing from Phyllis Ginsberg. As a former Marriage and Family Therapist, Phyllis knew all about stress and overwhelm and how quickly life can go from feeling like you’re a success to you’re too damn overwhelmed and burned out to function. So, she went on a sabbatical and eventually became an expert in Positive Psychology, Brain Research, and EFT Tapping. Through these experiences, she developed a series of tools that she called her “Survival to Thrival” methods, aimed at helping people better manage their stress, overcome burnout and life lives where they’re more able to embrace possibility! Today, we’re going to be talking about overwhelm and stress from a very physiological perspective, how boundaries and struggles with identity and some things we can do to better manage the stress in our lives and overcome our own burnout. This is definitely one of those episodes where knowledge is power! And I cannot wait for you to learn all the awesome nuggets Phyllis has to teach us! For show notes, head to and, of course, post on instagram and tag me @coachellyn so that I can shout you out and say thank you!
September 24, 2019
75 - BACK TO BASICS: 5 Tips to Get Your S*** Together
Alright friends, #realtalk, for all my talk of discipline and systems, I have not been very disciplined lately. Yeah, you could look at my Instagram stories lately and say, "But Ellyn, you still get your workout in every day" and yea that's true. But beyond that and the day job, I haven't been on top of my s***.  Things have been falling through the cracks left, right and center. And that's not like me. I haven't been working on my personal projects, let alone moving the needle. I have been the queen of SNOOZE! And my TV watching has been next level...I'll admit it! It happens! Discipline, like anything else, is a practice! It's not something you have or you don't. it's something you maintain. And I hadn't been maintaining mine. It's happened before. And it will no doubt happen again. But what do we do when we want to get back on track after we've fallen out of it? Well, I've got 5 tips that have worked REALLY well for me before that I'm going to get back to ASAP! Veto the SNOOZE Button - And this is a topic that I could totes do a full podcast on later, so let me know! Time Block EVERYTHING - Not to lock you into a schedule, but to provide tangible proof of your priorities and the things you're committing to! Set Bette Boundaries - Particularly between your work and person life! Prioritize ME time - Because burn out is REAL friends and you're going to want and need time to recharge! Keep it SIMPLE AF - With everything and anything, until you can show up and do something in it's simplest form, don't overcomplicate it! For show notes, head to and, of course, post on Instagram and tag me @coachellyn so that I can shout you out and say thank you!
September 17, 2019
74 - Finding the Connection Points + SOFTENING into Life ft. Amber Lilyestrom
If you're an achiever or someone who has ever struggled with BURNOUT and letting yourself take a DAMN BREAK...OR if you’re someone who is a navigating a big life and career transition and are feeling OVERWHELMED, then pay attention and tune into this episode because you need to hear it! Today on the podcast, we have my mentor and coach, Amber Lilyestrom. Amber is a transformational business coach and brand strategist, speaker, author, mentor and so much more! It's been a long time coming getting Amber on this podcast and I'll be completely honest...there was a part of me that I think felt a bit unworthy. But there was so much that I learned when I worked with Amber. I learned so much about balancing my perfectionism, have a little grace with myself, managing my desire to achieve, and softening when life is hard! She taught me that lesson and I STILL hear her voice in my head! In today's episode, she teaches all of us some of those same lessons. She talks about balancing that achiever, hard worker mentality with giving yourself what you need and so much more! I'm so excited to share it with you! For show notes, head to and, of course, post on instagram and tag me @coachellyn so that I can shout you out and say thank you!
September 10, 2019
73 - Why FAILURE is a NECESSARY Part of the Process
If you're a Enneagram type 3 achiever...this is probably the episode for you! ;-) For MOST of us, failure is something we're NOT a fan of. Especially in the process of trying to achieve our goals. And when we struggle, it can be REALLY easy for us to compare, to judge our worthiness and our value and to really get down on ourselves. This is an episode that was very inspired by my students and some of our conversations about failure. And recently, I had a 16-year-old student who said to me: "I feel like I learn more when I make a mistake..." and you best believe I got fired up and went into straight PREACHER mode. Because this student? She'd learned a lesson that many adults have yet to learn. And I was SO pumped. So, in today's episode, we're going to get REALLY REAL about failure. About the lessons that failure can teach us. How, like this student said, you truly do learn SO MUCH MORE when we make mistakes, when we fail. Failure? It's our BIGGEST TEACHER! It's an INSTRUMENTAL teacher. And I'm going to break down for you how you can learn to appreciate failure for exactly what it is and how it can help us! For show notes, head to and, of course, post on instagram and tag me @coachellyn so that I can shout you out and say thank you! 
September 3, 2019
72 - Shifting Identity with the Seasons of Life + Growth ft. Amy Simpkins
There are seasons to each year. We know this. Fall, winter, spring, summer...and we all know what each of those seasons bring, right? But, did you know that there are seasons of life too? In today's episode, we've got Amy Simpkins on the podcast. Amy is a former aeronautical engineer. She jokes that her mom would call her a former rocket scientist and she's not wrong. She was living the dream in her field, but got the itch to challenge herself and try something new and completely different. Since her rocket scientist days, she has two new businesses - a renewable energy company and a coaching business helping entrepreneurs tap into their inner innovator.  On today's podcast, she talks about identity, how it can ebb, flow and shift throughout the stages of your life and how the iterative processes engineers use actually apply to our lives and our growth as well! It's a fascinating new perspective that I have been applying to my life constantly since I was exposed to this idea and I'm so pumped to share it with you! For show notes, head to and, of course, post on instagram and tag me @coachellyn so that I can shout you out and say thank you!
August 27, 2019
71 - Your DREAMS Don't Have a DEADLINE
Have you ever been FRUSTRATED AF about your progress toward your goals? Your dreams? Well, then headphone UP my friend, cuz today I'm talking straight to you... Recently, I participated in a group coaching program. And I'll be fully transparent...I didn't get out of it what I wanted to. Yeah, I probably didn't put in the effort, but I was frustrated. And I was questioning myself. I was questioning: "Am I meant for this? Am I meant for this big goal that I have" And there was a big part of me that kind of wondered if I should just quit. Stop trying. Just give up. And then I had something within me that came back and said "NO! F*&K THAT! I am MADE for MORE!" In this episode, I'm getting really transparent with some of these insecurities, some of the thoughts that I had and some of the realizations that I asked myself to help pull me out of my funk and have helped me realize that the excuses we have, the DEADLINES we impose upon ourselves are B-S! They're B-S! And I'm going to give you some SUPER POWERFUL questions you can ask yourself to give yourself that kick in the booty to just KEEP MOVING FORWARD! For show notes, head to and, of course, post on instagram and tag me @coachellyn so that I can shout you out and say thank you! 
August 20, 2019
70 - Owning + Identifying Your STRENGTHS ft. Lindsay Preston
 What are you STRENGTHS? Seriously! Do you know them? I feel like in our culture, we pay a LOT of attention to our weaknesses. What are we doing wrong? How can we improve them? But so often, the magic and the big thing that we can leverage in our careers and in our lives is our STRENGTHS. But, for many of us, if someone were to ask us what our strengths are...we may not know! Today's guest, Lindsay Preston, is going to help us do just that! Lindsay Preston is a certified life coach and strategist who believes that, if we want to become the most unstoppable version of ourselves, if we want to achieve our highest potential in our lives, then we've gotta get really real on figuring out what our STRENGTHS truly are! In today's episode, we talk about: Determining what our mental blocks or limiting beliefs are and how to change them How our strengths can become weaknesses when they're in overdrive Determining what our strengths using a Strengths Finder... Emotional Intelligence and how to better identifying your feelings... And so much more! For show notes, head to and, of course, post on instagram and tag me @coachellyn so that I can shout you out and say thank you! 
August 13, 2019
69 - How to Get UNSTUCK + JUST START
Today is a BIG DAY! Today is the one-year anniversary of THE GROWTH TRIBE PODCAST. Well, a little more than a year, but this has been BIG for me. And in honor of this one year anniversary, I want to share with you some of my biggest lessons, my biggest STUCK points along the journey that threatened to keep me from actually starting the Growth Tribe podcast. Today we're going to explore... How creating the perfect plan can sometimes become the ultimate in procrastination (and how to overcome it) How perfectionism can be the enemy of putting your thing out there into the world (and why - cliche or not - done is SO MUCH BETTER than perfect!) How sometimes the "fear of changing our mind" and deciding we don't want something down the line keeps us from actually doing it, when it actuality, DOING is the only way we'll ever know if we truly want something in our lives!  For show notes, head to and, of course, post on instagram and tag me @coachellyn so that I can shout you out and say thank you!  
August 6, 2019
68 - Leveling Up Your MONEY MINDSET ft. Stephanie McCullough
If you listen to ANY podcast episode I’ve ever released…LET THIS BE IT! Let’s face it - there’s a lot of shame and blame around money! Particularly in our culture, and a lot of people have their opinions about what you “should” and “should not” spend your money on, how to feel about debt (credit card debt, in particular!), etc. There’s a lot of shit behind money…and that’s why I’m so pumped today to have Stephanie McCullough on the podcast today! Stephanie McCullough is a financial advisor and founder of Sofia Financial. She’s passionate about helping women and millennials not just make smarter financial situations, but to create a safe space around money and help them find empowerment through their finances! This is no-holds barred conversation about every f’ing aspect of finances you can think of! Money stories and how they’re formed, shame and credit card debt, the 3 types of value we find in our purchases, how to identify leakages in your financial situation, approaching eliminating credit card debt, how to approach finances when you have inconsistent income, comparison and money, money and self-worth, ALL THE F’ING THINGS! For show notes, head to and, of course, post on instagram and tag me @coachellyn so that I can shout you out and say thank you! 
July 30, 2019
67 - If You've EVER Felt Like There's Just "Not Enough Time"....
 I may be the QUEEN of juggling all the things...but I think all the multi-passionate peeps like us have felt like there's JUST NOT ENOUGH TIME to do all the amazing shit we want to do in our lives! There’s no “get out of jail free” card when it comes to time...  But, lemme get REAL with you for a there ACTUALLY not enough time? I saw something a while ago that said: “Not Enough Time is the adult version of ‘my dog ate my homework’”, which, yeah, made me absolutely bust a gut because it’s so damn accurate, but also was a serious gut check moment...because I'd been saying that there wasn't enough time a lot! And if I was being 1000% honest with myself, I knew that there was plenty of time! And that I was wasting mine....So, I put pen to paper, went for a walk, did all the things that get the juices flowing for me, and I made some big realizations and called myself on my shit.  In today's episode, I'm giving you some REAL talk about how "not enough time" is bullshit and how it's NEVER about managing your time, it's about getting your PRIORITIES straight. And no I'm not talking watching The Bachelorette! I'm talking your REAL goals! So, today, we're getting real about some simple action steps you can take to figure out how you WANT to be spending your time, how you ACTUALLY ARE, and how you can game plan and course correct so that "not enough time" is NO LONGER your go-to excuse! For show notes, head to and, of course, post on instagram and tag me @coachellyn so that I can shout you out and say thank you! 
July 23, 2019
66 - PRACTICAL TIPS to Manifest + Take Inspired Action ft. Bri Seeley
"I don't believe in manifesting..." I couldn't ever wrap my brain around it. My science brain. I just didn't believe it! So, when I had someone reach out to me about being a guest on my podcast and they wanted to talk about manifesting, but make it tangible and practical, I was all over it! Enter Bri Seeley! Bri is a  has been described as a "born catalyst", "natural truth-teller" and has been featured on NBC’s The TODAY Show, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Yahoo!, Thrive Global, Medium, New Day Northwest, and Huffington Post. She has a history in counseling, psychology and entrepreneurship, and combines a lifetime of experience with psychological concepts, hypnotherapy and Universal Laws to help others create and walk the path to their desired future. Today, she helps us dig deep and get REAL PRACTICAL + TANGIBLE about manifestation, how we can better do it and how we can align manifestation with taking more intentional, inspired action toward creating live we f'ing love! For show notes, head to and, of course, post on instagram and tag me @coachellyn so that I can shout you out and say thank you!
July 16, 2019
65 - Why "TRYING" + Dabbling Isn't Serving You...
"Well, I'll give it a try..." How many times have you heard yourself saying that? favorite and one of my go-to's: "We'll see how it goes..." You know what I realized last week? That this kind of mentality isn't serving ANY OF US! In fact, it's setting us up for failure!  In today's episode, we're talking about exactly that!  Why "TRYING" + Dabbling Isn't Serving You... and why, if you really want to know if something is going to make a difference, an IMPACT on your life, your business, your relationships, your've gotta do more than try! You've gotta put in your due diligence and give it an honest to God effort! In today's episode, I detail what that means and why it's so damn important! Enjoy! For show notes, head to and, of course, post on instagram and tag me @coachellyn so that I can shout you out and say thank you!
July 9, 2019
64 - Why Your POOP Might Be the Key to MORE ENERGY ft. Laurie Seely
I legitimately never thought I’d have so much fun talking about poop…but with Laurie Seely, it’s just that! SO DAMN FUN! Laurie is a functional medicine health coach, Young Living essential oils lover, mom and professional opera singer! She suffered from IBS and for years, experiencing all the horrible (+ embarrassing) symptoms that go along with it! Then she found a health coach and the School of Applied Functional Medicine and it was a game-changer! She learned how to kill her Candida, repair her gut, and now she helps others do just that through her work as a health “detective”, teaching people through her workshops, group programs, essential oils and 1-on-1 coaching how to heal themselves. In today’s episode, we talk the bristol stool chart, the cost of leaving with a damaged gut and how healing yourself can help you get extra energy, clearer skin and so much more! Take a listen! For show notes, head to and, of course, post on instagram and tag me @coachellyn so that I can shout you out and say thank you!
July 2, 2019
63 - Is it ACTUALLY Selfish to DO YOU?!
Well, to answer the question posed in the title...f$%# NO IT'S NOT! But, lemme take a second to tell you where this came from. I was talking to a client and she was telling me how she was on vacation and telling all her friends about all the things we'd been doing in her sessions. How she was learning to set boundaries in her life between her work and personal life, how she identified her values...all the things! And one of her friends asked, "but isn't that selfish?!" Ever since we had that conversation, this has been on my mind. IS IT SELFISH?! I've been there and I've thought the same thing. When I was making some of the biggest decisions in my life--like leaving my PhD-- that was one of the biggest questions I found myself asking. Is it selfish?! That decision doesn't just affect me. So, is it selfish? Those big life decisions can be fraught with fear, guilt and questions of selfishness. In today's episode, we're going to EXPLORE that. We're going to talk about a perspective shift that can help you work through it and we're going to give you a TANGIBLE, SIMPLE AF action step for how you can START living your life FOR YOU + on YOUR TERMS!   For show notes, head to and, of course, post on instagram and tag me @coachellyn so that I can shout you out and say thank you!
June 25, 2019
62 - Living with Anxiety + Destigmatizing Mental Health ft. Annie Jacobsen
Ever since the genesis of this podcast, I've been dying to have this conversation! Today's episode features Annie Jacobsen, one of my best friends, Remote Year travel compadre, former RY roomie and just an all-around amazing human being. She's been on the podcast before (see the rambunctious group interview in episode #8), but I've been dying to have her on to talk a bit more about her long-term struggles with anxiety, what it's like, what the misconceptions and stigmas are, how she's struggled with it, how to better understand it even if you're just trying to support a friend or family member and what it's like to live with anxiety. I'm so grateful to her for sharing her story and for telling some never-before-heard personal stories to paint a really intimate picture of what life with anxiety is like! For show notes, head to and, of course, post on instagram and tag me @coachellyn so that I can shout you out and say thank you!
June 18, 2019
61 - EXPECTATIONS + When We Might Need to CHECK Them
Expectations. We all have them, right?! When was the last time you did? Now, I want to ask, did they benefit you? Sometimes expectations and anticipating outcomes can be a good thing. They can drive us forward to a desired outcome. But, with certain achievement-driven personalities, expectations can backfire.  In today's episode, I'm sharing a little snippet from a recent Facebook Live where I talk about an epiphany I had. I was grumpy about something. It was a recent thing that just hadn't been living up to the expectations that I'd had and I found myself wondering. Is there something wrong with that thing? Or is there something wrong with the expectations I had? Contrast that to this past weekend that I spent out at my family cabin in the solitude of the Olympic peninsula of Washington. This little mini vacay had no plan. Even going to visit my friend nearby had no plan. And it was a damn near perfect 36 hours. So, that leaves the question - do our expectations serve us? What's the consequence of having them? And when will it serve us to either change our expectations OR check them completely? For show notes, head to To be featured on my stories, tag me when you listen @coachellyn on IG. And thank you for being a part of the Growth Tribe!
June 11, 2019
60 - Empowering Ourselves + Realizing that Maybe There's Nothing to Fix About You ft. Andrea Scher
 In this episode, we’ve got Andrea Scher. After sending her the most hysterical fan-girling video DM on instagram…she’s hear to have a beautiful conversation with us! Andrea is an artist, an online workshop teacher and a big believer in the transformative power of creativity as an intersection with personal growth.. Through her E-Courses; Mondo Beyondo and Superhero Photo, Cultivating Courage, and more, Andrea inspires women of all ages to live authentic, colorful, and creative lives. In today’s episode, we talk ALL THE THINGS, but mostly, we talk about empowering yourself through intentional practices of self-kindness, everyday courage, and really realizing that “what if there’s nothing to fix about you?” This was such an amazing conversation and I’m so happy to have connected with Andrea! Enjoy! For show notes and bonus resources, click here.  For more information about the Academy, head to
June 4, 2019
59 - If you've ever needed to BORROW BELIEF...
In last week's episode, Tommy Baker gave an amazing activity and exercise. An exercise to get clear on how to make your biggest goals possible using - wait for it - advice from your future self! If you're someone who struggles with visualization it can be tricky. But even more so, it can be hard if you struggle with believing in yourself to achieve the thing that it is you want. When I did sit down and do this activity, it took a lot to get myself to that place. The place where I could really feel like my "future self" and to hear what that "future self" would say to me. And you know what the big takeaway was. Well, for that you'll have to listen. In today's episode, we discuss the power of this activity, how I got into the place where I felt like I could give myself advice from the perspective of my "future self", and I also give you a sneak preview of the advice that my future self gave me in the form of an audio clip that I now listen to every morning. I hope it resonates and I hope that anytime you're struggling to find belief, that you can take the advice of my future self and borrow it.
May 28, 2019
58 - Taking the Leap of Your Life ft. Tommy Baker
 In this episode, we’ve got Tommy Baker telling us all about how we can take the leap of our lives! Tommy is the founder of Resist Average Academy and he is all about helping high-achievers create a life they can’t wait to wake up for. He’s the author of UnResolution, The 1% Rule and The Leap Of Your Life, Tommy believes living up to our potential is what we’re here for.  In this episode, Tommy and I talk all the things, including what it’s like to change your path, some of the epiphanies and realizations, as well as uncertainties that come with it and how to navigate those! We talk about purpose and passion and how so often it’s not something that you can force yourself to find! We talk some of the myths about clarity and how to overcome them and SO freaking much more! I cannot wait for you to hear! Enjoy! Head to for show notes and be sure to shout out @coachellyn in your stories!
May 21, 2019
57 - On Timelines, Turning 30, & Why The BEST of my LIFE is Still AHEAD of Me
Today is a big day. Because today, I TURN 30! And I know that our culture has a lot of opinions about turning 30 and all sorts of other birthday milestones. If I listened to everyone around me, this would've been one of the most depressing birthdays of my life. I would have found all the new ways that my body was hurting, I would look at my life and all the things that I didn't have that I thought I would've been AWFUL! But I don't see 30 that way. I never have. Maybe because I felt so lost in my 20s. But, seemingly no matter who I talked to, my excitement for my 30s was not something that many people shared. By a lot of perspectives, I wasn't on track. I was failing at achieving the timeline of what I "should" have by my 30th birthday. But whose timeline is that? Who is telling me that's what I SHOULD want?! In today's episode, I'm going to dig into that. I'm going to question those timelines, question the cultural perspective on turning 30 and I'm going to share something that maybe a lot of people won't agree with...that my BEST YEARS are STILL AHEAD of me. And that having that perspective is a CHOICE! You can CHOOSE to come from that perspective. So, if you're staring down a milestone birthday and dreading it, if you're feeling like you're not where you "should" be in your life according to the timelines, if you're feeling like you "should" have kids, buy a house, get married or any other timeline markers, this is the episode for you!
May 14, 2019
56 - Why You're Losing Motivation
 Why do we LOSE motivation?! Why do we have ALL the motivation in the world...and then a week or month later it's gone? For many of us, a decision to "make a change" in our lives comes from a negative experience. And those emotions push into action. But here's what happens. Eventually, we get far enough away from the problem that we no longer feel the threat. We start to feel safe. So, we take the foot of the the point where eventually we might even stop moving altogether. And there is the PROBLEM! In today’s episode, we’re going to talk about how to go from being pushed to being pulled and how you can create that pull toward your dream life using 3 simple but POWERFUL steps! Head to for show notes. And if you're struggling to find your why, head to and let's figure it out together in a complimentary transformation call!
May 7, 2019
55 - Redefining SUCCESS, Living in ABUNDANCE and DARING Daily ft. Sylvia Jagla
So many of us really want to be successful in our lives. So we do what we think we “should” do to get there. Maybe we have all the outward trappings of success - the status, financial security, respect, etc. - but maybe we’re still not happy. That was exactly what today’s guest - Business & Leadership coach Sylvia Jagla - went through as well. In today’s episode, she tells us a bit about her story, about how she had to dig deep and redefine success on her terms. Along the way, she learned some amazing lessons, the power of abundance, and the importance of daring daily. Plus - she’s given us a special Growth Tribe BONUS! Head to for 100 Euros off on a Personal Growth Sailing Retreat in Croatia where Sylvia will be teaching meditation and yoga. And of course, let's connect! Head to @coachellyn on IG or to set up a COMPLETELY free transformation call! 
April 30, 2019
54 - Leaning into RESISTANCE
Have you ever headed down a path that you were just like "Damn - this is my jam!" only to have that feeling change? Maybe you just start to feel meh about it, but eventually maybe you start develop this resistance...resentment almost. I don't know about you, but this happens to me a LOT and whenever I felt that in the past, my reaction was always, "What the hell - I didn't sign up for this!" Well, I had an epiphany lately about this resistance that we may feel along the path. An epiphany that actually came to light when I was writing in my journal the other day. So, I'm doing something I've never done before. I'm sharing some REAL-TIME entries from my journal about my discovering this and walking you through the why LEANING INTO resistance is an important part of the process and the steps after the fact that are important for making that resistance count!
April 23, 2019
53 - Living your LEVEL 10 Life ft. Katie Maggio
What would it look like to live a life of your dreams? What would be dream version of your life when it comes to your environment, relationships, health, career, recreation, etc.? What would that look like for you? That's your level 10. Katie Maggio is a business, life and confidence coach with a mission of helping you not only craft the vision of your level 10 life, but to help you create it in real-time. She's got a no-bullshit that I just love and today's episode is full of tangible tips for how to help you craft your level 10 life and then get out of your own damn way so that you can create it! We also have some logistical changes comin' atcha in today's podcast, including a new intro which I'm obsessed with AND a new format. We're going back to 1x a week because I want to give you quality, even if it means less of a quantity of podcasts, ya dig? For show notes, head to and be sure to head to for a FREE coaching session. Follow us on IG @thegrowthtribepodcast or @coachellyn!
April 16, 2019
52 - 1 SIMPLE Tool to Help Manage & Overcome Negative Emotions
Have you ever been really anxious and stressed for something? Maybe you get stuck on this thing looming in your future and even though you KNOW that stressing about it won't help, you can't seem to stop? Maybe that stress turns to fear and you know that it's that shithead perfectionism rearing its ugly head? I know I have. FREQUENTLY! And for me sometimes, it even becomes a physical sensation in my body. Sometimes those fears and all that stress can be paralyzing, am I right? Well, lately in the books I've been reading this has come up a LOT and in all those books, there's 1 SIMPLE TOOL that all these authors have been referring to as a way to help manage and overcome these instances of paralysis and fear. I've been using it and I LOVE IT! And I want to share it with you!
April 11, 2019
51 - Being FEARLESSLY You & Giving Yourself Permission to Change Your Mind ft. Lauryn Laszczak
Are you giving yourself permission? Is perfectionism holding you back? Could you use a little more fearlessness in your life? Well, then you need to check out today’s episode! Lauryn Laszczak is a soul sister SUCCESS coach and she’s seriously such a bright light in this world. And in today’s episode, she talks about some of the things she’s experienced in her life, from always having entrepreneurial tendencies and following that voice in her head, to getting her “dream job” and realizing she didn’t want it, to having kids and how she had to release some of her control and perfectionism and how ALL of these things can help you to become more FEARLESSLY & AUTHENTICALLY YOU!  
April 9, 2019
50 - PROOF that you CAN DO the thing you're scared of
YEAH...YOU CAN! Whether you're scared, anxious, nervous, or freaking the EFF can. And I believe there’s a lot of proof that you can! Some coaches, trainers and "gurus" think that they need to hold tight to their favorite lessons, teachings and tools for their paid programs. And I used to think that too - fearing that I'd give all my best stuff away, but you know what? If my goal is to HELP YOU TRANSFORM, to get clear and get confident so you can TAKE BACK YOUR LIFE, who am I to keep from you the things that can make the BIGGEST differences? So, lately, I've been giving away all the goods! And today is NO DIFFERENT! Because today I'm telling you about one of my fave things, something that I learned about YEARS ago but hadn't actually started USING until the last few months. And it's something you can create too, RIGHT NOW! This thing - it's your PROOF! It's PROOF of all the times in your life not where you've been FEARLESS, but when you've SHOWN UP in spite of fear. It's PROOF that you CAN do the thing you're scared of! And I'm SO excited to tell you about it!
April 4, 2019
49 - #RealTalk: Entrepreneur Life, Accountability & The "Too Young" Myth ft. Jackie Kossoff
"Aren't you too young?" If you've ever heard this question or any derivative of it in your life, than you need to listen to this episode. Today we've got Jackie Kossoff on the podcast - a marketing strategic and success coach! Jackie and I vibe hard on being very achievement and strategy driven, but in this podcast we talk about all the things. If you're an entrepreneur, we talk about some of the common entrepreneur struggles. If you're big into strategy and how to more effectively achieving the things you want in your life, we dig into strategy and finding the best strategy for you. And if you're someone who has ever been told that you age is a hindrance to you getting what you want in your life, particularly if you've been told you're "too young", we dig into how to debunk the "too young" myth, how your age benefits you, and how to find power and motivation in all that you've learned in your life. This is a #realtalk episode and I'm so excited for you guys to listen to it!  For show notes, head to and be sure to head to for a FREE coaching session. Follow us on IG @thegrowthtribepodcast or @coachellyn!      
April 2, 2019
48 - 8 Mile Rap Battles + Getting Out of Your Own DAMN HEAD!
Yes, in this episode I totally use an 8 mile reference to make a point. Chock it up to my time living in Michigan or the fact that I can rap "Lose Yourself" #partytrick, but I actually think it makes the point quite well about why we self-deprecate so freely, the purpose that serves in our lives and why it's SO hard to get out of our damn HEADS! For all my people-pleasers, perfectionists and negative nancies out there, this one is for you. I'm going to give some examples of the seemingly innocent self-deprecating comments we make, why we make them and WHY it's such a PROBLEM! Plus my 3 steps to help you ditch that shitty mindset and GET OUT of your own damn head!  For show notes, head to and be sure to head to for a FREE coaching session. Follow us on IG @thegrowthtribepodcast or @coachellyn!   
March 28, 2019
47 - Choosing Meaning & Joy in Grief ft. Anna Kate Blackford
Welcome back to another AMAZING interview this time featuring Anna-Kate Blackford. She’s got a hell of story. In the span of a year and a half, she was fired from her dream job working for a production company, there was a traumatic family tragedy, a devastating illness, substance abuse, and so much more. This is one of those stories where you might catch yourself wondering, how do you emerge from that in joy? And she doesn’t sugarcoat some of the emotions of it. In this episode, we run the gamut of subjects, from realizing a firing may have been the best thing to happen in her career, to the importance of stopping, slowing down and simplifying when getting back on track in life and the importance of CHOOSING to find the meaning, the joy and the happiness in grief. This is a long one, but it’s worth it, friends!  For show notes, head to and be sure to head to for a FREE coaching session. Follow us on IG @thegrowthtribepodcast or @coachellyn!  
March 26, 2019
46 - How to Get UNSTUCK from Your Labels
Ever had an identity crisis?! I have after I blew my knee out in soccer, after I had to finally stop playing, after leaving my PhD and then leaving science in 2017...each time it felt like a hit to my identity. Some identities stick with us forever in a great way....but others can be DEBILITATING AF and come to define who we are in not-so-positive ways. But we ARE NOT our labels. We are SO MUCH MORE! In this episode, we're going to talk labels, how they can make us feel stuck, and how to switch up your mindset to get through any identity crisis you might be struggling with.
March 22, 2019
45 - Telling Your Story, Ditching Comparison & Overcoming Labels Ft. Emily Heidt
This is a MUST LISTEN, CONTENT-PACKED episode! I'm so pumped to have Emily Heidt on today's podcast. She's an editor, writer, writing coach and founder of Elysian storytelling. But, more so than that she's someone who believes to her very core that we all have stories to tell and is passionate about helping others do that. In this episode, we talk why we need to tell our stories, how we connect through stories, perfectionism, comparison and labels and how all 3 can hold us back by living and boldly telling our story. It's a jam packed episode and was an amazing conversation and I'm so pumped to share it! For show notes, head to and be sure to head to for a FREE coaching session. Follow us on IG @thegrowthtribepodcast or @coachellyn!
March 20, 2019
44 - Do You have a Growth or Fixed Mindset?
I'm going to caution you right now - don't be the person who brushes this concept off. Because for a long time I was! In starting my new position, I reread the work of Dr. Carol Dweck and her amazing book Mindset. I remembering loving this book before and being floored by it, but also kind of coming at it from the perspective of "Well, yeah, of course I can learn! Why else would we have school?" But kind of leaving it there. Upon reading this a second time and discussing this book with fellow trainees, clients and others, I've realized that there are a lot of intricacies and subtleties to these mindset and how so often our language around things like our speaking ability, our level of organization, our ability to do a particular subject or activity, etc. really can help us uncover the fixed mindset we have that might be flying under the radar in our lives. This episode is all about the subtleties of this concept, helping you develop awareness of the places that fixed mindset might be showing up for you in your life and, last but not least, showing you the 1 SINGLE WORD that can help send you in the right direction. Head to if you need extra support!
March 16, 2019
43 - Doing Life Right thru your Connection to Others & Yourself ft. Ariel Upton
 What does doing it “right” mean? That was exactly the question that inspired Ariel Upton, a digital marketer who founded her own marketing consulting practice, to start her business TODAY I DID IT RIGHT. Inspired by her profound connection with her mentor and guru in life, Betsy Tomlinson, Ariel Upton is committed to helping others do “it” right, but not by her definition - by yours! In today’s episode, we talk about what it MEANS to do life right, the importance of finding a mentor and the right mentor for you, and the importance of connection in all it’s different facets in our lives. This conversation was AMAZEBALLS, friends, and I cannot wait to share it with you! 
March 12, 2019
42 - When Chasing Your Goals isn't All Positive Vibes...
Today is one of those days for some #realtalk, because I KNOW that going after your goals and chasing your dreams isn't all positive vibes! There are so many negative emotions that can come up to. Even if we REALLY want something, are REALLY working for a goal, really WANT to make a change, we can still feel overwhelmed, embarrassed about sharing that goal, guilty, and face a lot of fear. What do we do when we face those emotions? I know, when I was dealing with them, I somehow thought that I was alone in feeling these things because everyone else looked SO CONFIDENT on social media. So SURE of themselves. And I wasn't. So, was it just me? Well, I recorded this episode to not only show you that NO, it's not just you, that these feelings are totally normal, that they're part of the process and to also give you some tangible tips and tools to help you navigate these negative emotions. Cuz it's not all positive vibes...I know that babe! And I want to help you work through the negative!
March 7, 2019
41 - Falling in Love with the PROCESS & the Behind-the-Scenes Mess ft. Jacki Kouba
I'm so excited to welcome to the podcast someone who has been so crucially important to my life and who was instrumental into introducing me to the coaching world! Meet Jacki Kouba - former plan-less college student turned corporate recruiter who finally followed her dreams of creating a life of more freedom by creating a booming network marketing business! Yes - network marketing and Beachbody play a big part in her story, but that is not what our conversation is about today! Jacki and I talk comparison - particularly to her badass best friend Kacia, who you heard from in episode 25 - and the effects it can have if you let it, the importance of falling in love with the process and make it FUN AF as well as embracing the messy behind-the-scenes that we ALL have! I love this girl so much and I hope you love her too!
March 5, 2019
40 - Is there Such thing as a "Bad" Habit?
This is one of those topics that has come up a LOT lately in my life. Partially because we're talking all about habits in the Academy this month but also because it was one of the focuses of last week's NLP life coach training. The notion that everything we do has a positive intention behind it. I'm not going to lie, I resisted this idea A LOT. How can smoking have a positive intention? How can war have a positive intention? There are so many things in our lives that are seemingly SO NEGATIVE! Well, I hate to break it to you, but they do. And today I'm going to break down WHY that is and why it's so important for us to realize!
February 28, 2019
39 - Finding Your Strength in Changing your Path Ft. Dr. Denise Bronner
Have you ever gone done a path and then wondered if that’s the right path for you? Maybe you have a PASSIONATE DISLIKE for their career. Maybe you really didn’t mind your career, but you’ve found something else that you’re SO excited about. How do you navigate this situation? CAN you change paths at this stage of the game? Dr. Denise Bronner was a classmate and friend from my time in my doctoral program and was instrumental in helping me navigate this question for myself. But now, as a postdoctoral fellow at UC Davis, she has realized that she wanted something different too. She digs into how she navigated that change for herself. If you’re a scientist or graduate student and want some understanding in the ways in which you’re struggling in your career, LISTEN TO THIS podcast. Even if you’re not though and you’re considering making a change in your own career, then you TOO need to LISTEN to this episode. Also, don’t forget to register for my masterclass at!
February 26, 2019
38 - Why You Feel Stuck
Have you ever felt stuck? Damn, I know I have. And I know for me, it's not always just an emotion. Sometimes, it's a physical feeling, a tightness in my chest. Have you ever wondered WHY you feel that way? What's the reason for it? What's it trying to tell you? In today's episode, we're going to break down where that feeling comes from. I was inspired by listening to the latest audiobook from Mel Robbins and dang am I so excited to share this content with you because it's shit I wish I realized a LONG time ago!   Also, in case you missed it, you can get your FREE E-Book and Video Series at, a complimentary coaching session at and if you're loving the episode, share on Instagram @thegrowthtribepodcast
February 21, 2019
37 - Learning to Live & Connect Again After Loss Ft. Christina Marfice
Some of us have experiences that are incredibly defining moments in our lives. For some of us, those moments are very relatable - a divorce, losing a job, etc. For some of us, it's next level trauma, grief and loss. And that's exactly the case for one of my great friends, Christina Marfice. During her time on Remote Year in 2017, she lost her brother very suddenly. How do we overcome that loss? How do we move on from losing someone so close to us that was such an important figure in our lives? In this episode, Christina tells her story, the struggles of bouncing back, the power of the adult sibling relationship, the experiences, people, and tools that helped her really move on, managing the societal pressures regarding how you "should" grieve, how hardship and sharing that can help build connection and so much more. It's an emotional topic. It's a heavy topic. But I'm so grateful to Christina for sharing her story.
February 19, 2019
36 - Today I Cried in the Middle of a Starbucks...
Today I Cried in the Middle of a Starbucks...I'm not joking. Full on balled in the corner of the Starbucks. Following our live Mastermind event about 10 days ago, I was on fire. I was motivated. I had a crystal clear plan of action. And this week hasn't been this way. I've been struggling. It's been like having a hangover - but an emotional hangover. So, in the middle of a call with my Mastermind babes in the middle of a Starbucks, I had a profound realization and so perfectly aligned with this week's message. I needed a DAMN break. I needed to put myself first. So, in the context of that experience, we're going to talk putting yourself first - even if you don't have kids and husband or significant other. We're going to talk self-care, but from the emotional perspective...  Also, in case you missed it, you can sign up for a completely FREE, complimentary 60 min coaching session at and if you're loving the episode, share on Instagram @thegrowthtribepodcast
February 14, 2019
35 - Putting Yourself First as a Mother, Wife & Creative Professional with April Yentas
 Have you ever felt guilty for putting yourself first? As a mom? As a child? As a student? As an employee? In today’s episode, I’m so excited to welcome someone who has become a friend in a very short period of time. April Yentas is a former interior designer turned wedding photographer who has navigated seasons of life, including motherhood, a season of focusing on health, and a season of growing a new business. Throughout this journey, her career pivot, being a new mom, etc. she found one very important thing and has some very important messages - that we HAVE to put ourselves first on occasion and that isn’t something to feel guilty about, the importance of giving yourself space to do you, the importance of authenticity in building your business and how you’ve got to, always, show up in spite of fear. If you’re a mom, if you’re a creative professional, if you’re a new entrepreneur in general, check this amazing episode out! 
February 12, 2019
34 - Owning Our Stories & Struggles
Tuesday's interview with Brooke really got me think - thinking about all the moments in my life and along my journey where I didn't think my story was worth telling. That somehow it was lesser because it didn't quite compare in my brain to some of the other rags to riches stories of the top entrepreneurs, thought leaders, coaches and speakers of our time. People who've faced poverty, abuse, severe trauma, losses that maybe I couldn't even fathom. I'd hear these stories and simply think, who am I to tell mine? Is my story enough? Does it measure up? And for a long time I didn't think it did, but now I'm realizing it does. And yours does too.
February 7, 2019
33 - Grieving Loss, Identity & Closing Life’s Chapters Ft. Brooke Siem
 This week’s interview features a powerhouse woman. Brooke Siem is a speaker, writer, XPT certified coach, and a chef. And despite her success as chef - she had a successful bakery in Manhattan called Prohibition Bakery, a champion Food Network’s Chopped, being named on Zagat’s 30 under 30, and so much more - she jumped at the opportunity to travel abroad for a year and is now “categorically homeless”, as her website says. Now, 19 countries later, she’s tackling a new challenge. A couple years, 19 countries and now off of all prescription drugs, she’s become an advocate for mental health and wellness. In today’s episode, we talk about identity and how little things like our hobbies, job titles and diagnoses can become ways in which we overidentify ourselves. We talk about comparing pain and how anytime you have to let go of a chapter of your life, we may need to grieve it and the importance of not comparing your story and your pain to that of anyone else’s. We talk self-compassion, we talk guilty, we talk so many important things that so many of us experience and so much more. You’re going to LOVE this episode with the wonderful and unbelievable Brooke Siem.   Also, in case you missed it, you can still sign up for my Academy at and if you're loving the episode, share on Instagram @thegrowthtribepodcast Status
February 5, 2019
32 - The Most Dangerous Words in the English Language
What do you think are the most dangerous words in the English language? Well, today, I'm going to tell you what I think they are. They're two words we use ALL the time, but they impact us in profound ways when it comes to living and creating the kinds of lives we want. My most dangerous words in the English language? Should and yes. This episode is sure to make you think!  Also, be sure to follow us on Instagram @thegrowthtribepodcast or @coachellyn, tag us in your stories and share with your friends! For show notes, head to!  And, in case you missed it, check out my Growth Tribe Academy at! Status
January 31, 2019
31 - Taking Ownership & Taking the Lead with Chimdi Ihezie
Have you ever been at work and really wondered if your presence there matters? Have you ever found yourself constantly asking for your boss' input? Have you ever felt like an impostor? Well, that's exactly some of the stories and experiences that we dig into in today's episode with Chimdi Ihezie and how she intentionally leveraged and developed her leadership and moved from timid, shy impostor to someone who took ownerships of her contributions in her work. Enjoy! And be sure to follow us on Instagram @thegrowthtribepodcast or @coachellyn, tag us in your stories and share with your friends! For show notes, head to!
January 29, 2019
30 - On Burnout, Slowing Down and Giving Yourself What You Need
Friends, I have a cold. And even though I game planned content for today that had a lot to do with MOTIVATING you the EFF UP to take ACTION on the things you want, it didn't make sense to talk about that today when I'm so low energy and when I'm still trying to recover from my cold. So today, in the spirit of my cold and what it's telling me about what I need in my life right now, here are 3 tips I have based on how I've been feeling lately on burnout, feeling the need to slow down and why it's so important to tune in and give yourself what you need in your current season of life!  Also, in case you missed it, sign up for my FREE Growth Video Series at and if you're loving the episode, share on Instagram @thegrowthtribepodcast Status
January 24, 2019
29 - Navigating Big Life Changes with James Burroughes
Have you ever had a desire to make a big change, but found yourself hanging on tightly to your past identity and career? Struggling to justify your decision to the people in your life? Not knowing where to start or if it's the "right choice" or the "right time"? We've all been there, but some of us are paralyzed by the uncertainty of the change and some of us embrace that uncertainty. James Burroughes has found himself embracing that not only in one big pivot, but multiple times. And I'm so excited to share his story. He's got some incredible mindset tips, tangible actions, ways to navigate the relationship change that will accompany those changes and so much more for any of us who are considering a big change in our own life.  Also, in case you missed it, sign up for my FREE Growth Video Series at and if you're loving the episode, share on Instagram @thegrowthtribepodcast
January 22, 2019
28 - What bulls*** stories are you telling yourself?
Let's face it - we all tell ourselves some BS stories. Maybe they're stories about our ability to travel the way we want, lose the weight we feel is slowing us down, start the business we'd always wondered and wished at...whatever! These stories can come in so many different shapes and forms - and, I don't know about you, but I'm DONE let my bulls*** stories control my life. In today's episode, I'm gonna get a little raw and a little real and tell you about some of my stories from my past, how I got through them and give you 3 tips for how to reframe and move through the bulls*** stories in your own life!
January 17, 2019
27 - Overcoming False Beliefs with EFT + Holistic Healing Ft. Taryn Johnson
Our second interview of 2019 is with the amazing Taryn Johnson. Taryn Johnson, aka the Remote Yogi, is a spiritual + yoga teacher and coach who has used intentionally used personal growth, holistic healing and yoga to work through her own trauma, anxiety and false beliefs to transform herself and others. Not only that, but she gives tangible tools that you can use in your own life to help you overcome your own trauma, including perhaps the best description of the emotional freedom technique (EFT), aka tapping, that I have ever heard! Super excited for you guys to hear this and I hope you enjoy it!
January 15, 2019
26 - Finding MORE in Life and in 2019
Have you ever wondered if there's "more" for you in this life? It's a complicated question. A question that you may resist, but it's also a question that, if you listen to it, can help you to make some HUGE changes in your life! But, so often we get stuck, overwhelmed, and frustrated. How do we identify how to start creating MORE in our lives? Where the hell do we even start? Well, today I want to teach you a tool that I love, that I use every quarter and that I use with every client to help you identify JUST THAT! Enjoy!
January 10, 2019
25 - Taking Action & Making Moves in 2019 with Kacia Fitzgerald
Ladies and's guest is the quintessential woman of action, the queen of making moves...and so much more. I'm so pumped to welcome Kacia Fitzgerald. When I met her in 2014, she was just kicking off a new side hustle, living in NYC, supporting her boyfriend through dental school and just starting a job at Google. If that doesn't sound badass enough, this girl took a good life and decided she wanted a GREAT one. She quit her job and kicked off what would become a 7-figure business mentoring women to take back their health and their life through online fitness coaching. In this episode, her and I are going to get ACTIONABLE on how you can set yourself up to not only take action in your new year but, as she says, to UNAPOLOGETICALLY make some MOVES! 
January 8, 2019
24 - How to Maximize Your New Years
It's 2019! And ya'll know that I'm not big on New Years...I'm big on goals and living intentionally according to your vision always. Not just with each new calendar year! But, that doesn't change the fact that a lot of us are in that New Years headspace of wanting to make some changes, some big pivots and some freaking transformation into 2019. So, how can we maximize that mood? Well, in today's spur of the moment, impulse episode, I wanted to give you just that - some of my top tips for maximizing New Years 2019!
January 1, 2019
23 - How to Navigate Fear & Failure into 2019...
How do we navigate moments when we fail? How do we bounce back? How do we not beat ourselves up? I don't know about you...but I know how daunting failure and the fear of failure can be. In our careers, in our relationships, in our so many ways. I know how having failure before can haunt us and be so hard to bounce back from. But it doesn't have to be. Today, we're going to elaborate a little bit more on some of the topics that we touched on in our interview on Tuesday and I'm going to leave you with 5 tips for how to navigate fear and failure as we reflect on our 2018 and as we move into 2019... NOTE: Hiatus until second week of New Year! We will be back on January 8th!
December 19, 2018
22 - Change Your Mindset to Change Your Life Ft. THE Dan Holloway
You could say I've been saving this episode...I mean technically I recorded it a couple months ago. But, actually, with all the other content that I've been creating for you guys and all the amazing interviews that I've had the pleasure of getting, this is just where this interview landed in the schedule. And it's the PERFECT little kick in the butt going into the new year because in this episode, I had the opportunity to sit down with Dan Holloway, or THE Dan Holloway as I've taken to calling him per his instagram handle. And this dude is about to drop some TRUTH bombs on you all. So whether you're listening to this right when it drops at the end of December and the end of 2018, or you're kicking off your 2019 with this episode, I gaurantee you if you implement some of what Dan discusses in this episode, your 2019 will be one of the most EPIC years of your personal and professional life! I'm so stoked for you all to hear everything he has to say! Enjoy!
December 18, 2018
21 - 5 Tips to Create Powerful Affirmations that WORK
We're switching things up in this podcast! No more once-a-week. We're kicking things up a notch, because so often some of the actionable and tangible steps that we cover in each and every interview can get buried in the conversation. And sometimes, we're just covering something that I want to elaborate on. So, starting this week, we're going to add a new episode each week. A solo episode where I can dig a little bit deeper into the topic to provide you with actionable tools that you can take and apply to your own life. So, in this episode, we're going to continue the conversation about affirmations. Today, I've got my 5 top tips for to create affirmations that work - create affirmations around a the specific paradigm/limiting belief that you most need to shift, create your own affirmations (don't simply adopt someone else's), use positive and present language, consider using passionate language that snaps you out of your old state, and consistently use your affirmations. Enjoy!
December 13, 2018
20 - Manifesting for Results in Life with Barbara Cameron
The first time I was introduced to affirmations + manifesting, I was probably like a lot of you. I thought they were complete and utter BULLS***. In today's episode, I'm sitting down with my friend Barbara Cameron, a renaissance woman of many passions and aspiring travel photographer, about how she's used intentional language and affirmations to manifest some incredible experiences in her own life, what so many of us do wrong when it comes to affirmations and ultimately the role that our language plays in shifting our mindset and our paradigms! I hope you enjoy it!
December 11, 2018
19 - Ruthless Intentionality with Kat Burns of Vitality Rising
When you start moving toward something in your life, how fully have you committed to it? Are you all-in? Or do you still have a foot on the shore, wondering why your not sailing? In today's podcast, Kat Burns talks about what she called "ruthless intentionality", a phrase that I'm totally stealing in my future life. For her, it was all about taking responsibility and having some intention, ruthless intention, with the choices she makes. But you don't just declare something in your life. You create it. You have to have that same intention in the actions you take, the language you use, the awareness you have in your day to day life and in shifting your mindset. Ruthless intentionality is a lifestyle and one that transforms your life and the steps you start taking toward your achieving your goals.
December 4, 2018
18 - The Stages of Defensiveness & Being Open to Feedback
Do you consider yourself to be a defensive person? I'd be willing to be that most people would probably answer "no" to this question, me being one of them. I consider myself to be a pretty open person, open to feedback, to growth, and so on. But am I, really? Are you? I had a moment the other day where I realized that I'm not. A person I trust made a comment that could have been valuable feedback for me. And my first instinct was to defend myself. I realized in reflecting on this situation that, even for the most open people, defensiveness is a natural and normal state. Even when we feel like we're being receptive to feedback, oftentimes we're not as open as we could be. In today's episode, I reflect on this situation, on the times when it's really easy to get constructive feedback and the times when it's not, the stages of defensiveness that we often find ourselves in, and ultimately, where we should all strive to be. Enjoy!
November 27, 2018
17 - How Self-Help is Like Spellbooks & Magic Ft. Flavius Popan
If there's anyone in my Remote Year Community that is as MUCH of a personal growth nerd as I am, it's this dude right here! And damn was this a fun conversation. About how personal growth taught him to love learning and empowered him to look at learning differently as an adult than he ever did as a kid, how knowledge is like Harry Potter, teaching him new spells and tools that can transform his life just like magic would, imposter syndrome and how it showed up for him, failure in entrepreneurship, whether or not you can actually outgrow personal growth...and all the nerdy references you could ever desire! Loved this convo and the lessons in it! I hope you enjoy it! Also, shout out to my girl Kathleen for the epic-ness of this audio! It's so good!
November 20, 2018
16 - Finding your Edge in Life + Work Ft. Dr. Laura Gallaher
The best part of doing a podcast is tapping into the genius of others and all they can teach you and this is another one of those moments when I'm so grateful that I kickstarted this podcast. In today's podcast, I am featuring a new friend and fellow Remote Year participant, Dr. Laura Gallaher. She is an organizational psychologist and the founder of Gallaher Edge, but more than the creds, she is an insightful badass and the hour I spent chatting with her truly is one my favorite interviews I've done so far. We talk defensiveness, emotional intelligence and how you can find your edge in work and in life by tapping into self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-accountability. There's so much knowledge to be shared here and I am so excited for you to here it! Enjoy!
November 13, 2018
15 - Silver Linings & Epic Fails
Have you ever had an absolutely spectacular failure? Like it was the encapsulation of your dream and it crashed and burned so hard that you had trouble picking yourself back up? I thought I had to. That is until this past September. Today, I'm going to tell you about the most epic fail of my professional life. It was years in the making, and it failed miserably. I'm going to talk to you about some of what went through my head in the aftermath of that failure, what I did wrong, and some of the silver linings and lessons I learned from that failure. Because, cliche or not, failure is our biggest teacher. And the sooner you can pick yourself up, dust yourself off and try again...the better.
November 6, 2018
14 - Creating Freedom in Work + Life with Kelly Barnard
Sometimes the biggest and best thing we can do for ourselves is give to set boundaries and to give ourselves permission to create our lives for ourselves and not for other people. To dig into that, I had the opportunity to sit down with Kelly Barnard, a marketing consultant, career coach and, of course, a Remote Year Citizen, to talk about all things freedom. When she realized that her career at a marketing agency wasn't giving herself the freedom that she craved. So, she left her stable and secure marketing career to start her own business, travel the world, and step into the world of coaching. We talk all about how this process and this journey gave her freedom in her life and, ultimately, how she helps her clients create that freedom as well. Enjoy!
October 30, 2018
13 - Do You Have Reasons or EXCUSES?
Get ready to be CALLED OUT!!! Because damn did I feel called out, too. Similar to a couple of weeks back when I shared that audio clip from an IGTV I did, I'm breaking podcasting law and switching to a piece of audio that isn't great, because the content is what is the most important part. So often, we fall victim to the FAST, EASY, CHEAP attitude of our culture. But, that shit doesn't work, especially for long-term effective results in our lives. We have to be willing to invest our TIME + MONEY, but so often we have excuses why we can't make those investments. And I mean EXCUSES, NOT REASONS. So, ask yourself, do you have reasons why you're not getting what you want in life, or are your EXCUSES holding you back? Because, if you let them, your excuses will make or break you.
October 23, 2018
12 - Creative Living, Boundaries + Life By Design Ft. Krystal Anderson-Gosselin
I've been loving all these new friends I've been making on Instagram lately and, once again, that new connection turned into an AWESOME podcast interview! I'm so excited to have Krystal Anderson-Gosselin, aka @theunicorndilemma, as a guest on this week's podcast. We talk everything from discipline, boundaries to creative living, even for those of us that don't identify with the "creative" label, how to live more creatively and that helps us grow into who we were always meant to be.
October 16, 2018
11 - MINISODE: Defining Success on YOUR Terms
What does success look like for you? Is it a tangible thing you've contributed to the world? Is it a feeling of fulfillment or personal meaning? Is it more about your relationships? Is it a combination of all these things? Or...maybe you're likely me and you don't know. I was inspired by reading the book , “In the Company of Women”, to touch on success and what it means. It's an intensely personal subject and I realized in this MINI-SODE that I don't have a crystal clear definition. Instead, I approach defining success in a different way and I wanted to share that with you.
October 9, 2018
10 - Ideas Become Things: Reflection & Travel to Take Back Your Life
We're back on track with the interviews and this was a fun one because I just met my new best friend! Nicole Hudson is a fellow participant in Remote Year and her story parallels mine in so many ways. I absolutely loved hearing her story and talking about some of the hesitations, questions, and decisions that she ultimately had to make that led her to pick up and leave a seemingly great life and career in New York City to find a life that felt like hers. Some of the tangible work she did, the reflection that she found herself doing and the ultimate realizations that she made might surprise you! I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.
October 2, 2018
3 Tips Live Life ON YOUR TERMS
It's a double episode week because this has been a BIG week for Coach Ellyn and my coaching biz! This is the week that I launched my baby, my dream program, Life 101! And today, I'm going to tell you all about the cornerstones of this program, which I believe to be the 3 Things you NEED to succeed in your life and to create your dream life on your terms!
September 26, 2018
1000% - On Coaching + How It Can Impact Your Life
Today, I'm sitting down with 3 of my former clients - Gunther Oakey, corporate counsel and all around creative badass; Annie Jacobsen, insurance broker by day and mental health guru by, also day; and Jess Newfield, Remote Year program leader + community facilitator + impact design consultant extraordinaire! These 3 took time away from their R&R at our personal growth retreat this past weekend to clear up some of the questions that people often have about coaching - what it is, coaching vs. thereapy, if it's worth the investments, and the overarching benefits of coaching in their life!
September 25, 2018
Why Your Goals May Fail
Why do so many people set goals and then ultimately fail at achieving them? Well, I believe that there's a big reason for that and I believe that reason ultimately ties back to one specific thing. This week, I'm totally violating the rules of podcasting. It's like Podcast 101 that the quality of your audio is KING...but I'm taking a risk here, because I'm sharing some thing that might fall into the "shitty audio" category. I'm sharing with you a snippet of my fave IGTV that I've ever done called "Momentum is the Secret Sauce" because the content and the message in this WORTH taking that risk. I hope you enjoy it!
September 18, 2018
Calm Your Tits
Sometimes we just don't show up as our best selves. We snap at our friends, or significant others. We freak out about bad WiFi and struggle to keep ourselves from drop kicking our laptop across the room. We overreact! It's normal, and it's even more so when things aren't going perfectly. Bottom line, it's easy to be a good person and the best version of ourselves when things are going right and much more difficult when things aren't. Today, I'm going to tell you about some of my recent experiences massively overreacting and not showing up at my best, and, ultimately, the things that have helped me work through those moments. Because, whether we want to admit it or not, sometimes we just need to CALM OUR TITS!
September 11, 2018
Fitness as a Vehicle for Growth
"There is no better way to fight weakness than with strength. Once the mind and body have been awakened to their true potential, it’s impossible to turn back." In this episode, I talk all about how fitness and physical challenge has shown up in my life as a vehicle for challenge, change and transformation, with a little help from the wonderfully impactful essay "Iron & The Soul" by Henry Rollins, which has hugely impacted and resonated with me on my journey!
September 4, 2018
Calling All Introverts!
Today I'm sitting down with two new friends from Instagram, Jenny & Mike of Introvert Goat, a budding apparel company with a mission of empowering introverts! We're talking all things introversion, from how their experiences with being introverts inspired them to start their company, the difference between introversion and shyness, managing introversion in social situations and SO MUCH MORE! Download to listen to this amazing and fun conversation!
August 28, 2018
The 4 People I Need in My Life
This is one of those episodes that probably won't be about what you think it is. It's not about my love for the Tacos, whom you heard from in the last episode. It's actually about the 4 people who will help me level up my physical and emotional game and the role that 1 of them has played in helping me handle my negative emotions.
August 21, 2018
#NomadVibes - The Tacos Talk Travel
Why are you traveling the world for a year? Seriously. What is with this digital nomad trend? Well, in today's episode, we're sitting down with my girls and my current roommates in Prague, Kathleen & Kaarina, and talking all the things travel and the role world travel has played in our lives, particularly from the perspective of growth, challenge and change! We are the TACOS!
August 14, 2018
Welcome to the Growth Tribe
Welcome to the FIRST episode of The Growth Tribe, a personal growth + life transformation podcast where you'll hear stories and lessons from my own life, interviews with clients and some of my biggest mentors and inspirations, fellow coaches and other every day people, all with lessons, stories and tips to help you transform your life! In this episode, we're gonna talk a little about my story and why I'm so passionate about personal growth!
August 4, 2018
The Growth Tribe Podcast :: TRAILER
Are you a growth-oriented person who is constantly looking for new ways to level-up your life? Well, then you need to join the growth tribe! My name is Ellyn and I'm the host of The Growth Tribe podcast. As a former scientist this podcast is my spin on no-bulls**t self-help to help you take back your life and go from good to GREAT! Because sometimes it's not about biz success, sometimes it's just about doing LIFE right.  My goal in this podcast is to bring like-minded people together! You are my tribe, and it's time we start growing together! Head to to learn more!
August 1, 2018
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