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Conversations with Abbie Schiller

Today we’d like to introduce you to Abbie Schiller.

Hi Abbie, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
Growing up with a much older father, I was always aware of how short our time on earth is. Every birthday, Father’s Day, Thanksgiving, I would wonder if it would be our last together. That perspective shaped my priorities and how I spent my time. I really became intentional about my days and wondered what my legacy would be. At age nine, driving home from carpool, I used to yell out the car window to people in LA “Do you like your life?” And of the people who answered, most said “No!” This was so tragic to me. With such a short time to live, why not love your life? Cut to 15 years later…

After a big career in public relations, I started a family-focused media entity, The Mother Company, with the mission of Helping Parents Raise Good People. We created children’s television shows and books about social/emotional learning. All was going well but in 2014, I had a particularly rough year personally and felt totally lost. So I started studying mindset, manifestation, behavior, habits, motivation, healing and put together a one day goal-setting program for myself to take back my life. It totally worked. Within three months, I felt like myself again. My life started improving and then excelling. Year after year, I honed this practice and it brought me more and more success. My friends started asking me to teach them how I was able to set ambitious goals, achieve them and still love my life. From that, my Visioning workshop was born and in January 2020, I traveled to five states and taught over 100 women (and a few awesome guys) this practice.

Then the pandemic hit and many of the attendees reached out to ask “what now?” This bore my private goal coaching practice. Each private client I took on fully nailed their goals for 2020 despite the circumstantial setbacks. I created courses like “Sunday Night Self Care” which is a practice I’ve done for myself for years of intention setting, meditation, and coaching. My coaching practice grew entirely by word of mouth. Working with groups and individuals, I got to help dozens of people improve their lives. And at the same time, I continued to achieve my own goals with The Mother Company, in parenting, and personally.

Now I balance the best two jobs ever – with The Mother Company helping a generation of parents and children learn how to communicate their social/emotional needs AND in coaching, I get to work with people to co-create the lives they want for themselves. I’m deeply invested in helping people love their lives and themselves and am honored to witness these transformations daily.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
My coaching practice has been a pretty smooth road and has grown 100% organically by word of mouth. I didn’t even have a website or Instagram account the first year. One of the good things about being a trained coach is that can coach myself to see challenges as opportunities. I coach people how to build and grow their own businesses while taking risks, embracing fear and failure as learning. I approach it the same way with my practice. Mindset + action = results.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I think we attract clients who share our own traits. Therefore, I tend to work with creative A-type ambitious perfectionists (often with ADHD tendencies) who are at a point in their life when they need to evolve themselves, their businesses, or the way their lives are structured. They feel directionless. Can’t think straight. Have decision fatigue. Procrastinate from overwhelm. And know that they aren’t living the life they want. Often they want to expand their business, change their career, get back into the workforce, start a company, enjoy their lives more, find balance with work and parenthood, and gain a greater sense of themselves and their purpose.

I become their co-pilot to unlock their answers within. It’s about a 3-month process with one-on-one coaching or they can take a live or online course. Doing this work is a total game-changer. Coaching can feel different than therapy. It is future-focused, assessing where you are and where you want to go. Coaching changed my life and now get to offer these amazing tools to those who are ready to do this work. It is an honor to support and witness each person find their answers, take brave action, manage change, and move with intention into the next stage of their lives.

We’re always looking for the lessons that can be learned in any situation, including tragic ones like the Covid-19 crisis. Are there any lessons you’ve learned that you can share?
Before the world opened up, the pandemic forced people to sit with their thoughts and as a result, MANY people realized that their thoughts were not serving them. Mental health became front and center. So many people have suffered from living with such uncertainty.

But…the gift is that people are now incentivized to take action to make the changes they were complicit in pre-pandemic. Life is short. Let’s focus on what we can control (our thoughts and actions) and stop living by default. Life doesn’t happen at us. We are still the drivers. So many people need that reminder. I’m here to help people set the GPS on their own life course and give them the tools and support to get them there.

Pricing:

  • 3-month package is $3000

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Broghann Fles

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