Without delay, here’s everything you want to know about Alexis Buhrman.
Some Real Talk
As a self-care coach and marketing consultant, I’m here to help you create the life and business you want by working smarter, not harder, and putting your well-being first. It’s so important, but so many women don’t make it a priority. It’s important to me because I’ve been where you are. I was doing everything myself and burning the candle at both ends. I needed to hit reset, but I kept making excuses for why I couldn’t. The choices I made kept me stuck, and I didn’t even realize it. I was a big part of the problem.
The slow and steady path to burnout
Before becoming a coach, I worked in advertising. I loved having a creative job, but I never learned to set boundaries early on in my career. In an industry that’s known for working people hard, I never said no to staying late or taking projects home. I went ‘all-in’ all the time and after 15 years, I hit my burnout wall.
As a survivor of childhood trauma, I had other issues contributing to my stress. I battled with insomnia for over 20 years. Being chronically tired made it hard to focus and remember things, which added to my overwhelm. I needed support, so I turned to the first person I could think of, my family doctor.
Doctor knows best?
My doctor recommended anti-anxiety medication, anti-depressants, and sleeping pills. She told me 50% of her patients came in to be treated for stress, anxiety or depression, so I trusted her suggestion and tried sleeping pills. They did help me sleep, but I built up a tolerance, and they stopped working. I tried anti-depressants for about five minutes and had terrible side effects, so I ruled those out immediately. I remember thinking, “Are these my only options? Is this normal?” After more than a decade of feeling like crap, I had enough. I left the doctors office pissed off and fired up, motivated to find a different option.
The search for alternative solutions to self-care
I started researching natural ways to manage stress, anxiety, and insomnia and quickly realized I was going to have to make some big mindset shifts if I wanted a better life. I set boundaries at work. I shut off my devices at home. I gave myself permission to invest in support instead of doing everything myself. I let go of control and making everything perfect. I also started a sleep hygiene practice and completely healed my insomnia naturally. When I put my well-being first, I finally had the energy and space to quit my job and fully commit to investing in my business.
In my personal life, I set boundaries that were healthy for me, like avoiding people who drained my energy. I quit volunteering for events or roles if they didn’t allow me to use my talents or passions. Major ego check.
Eventually, my anxiety disappeared. For the first time in a long time, I was feeling great. I hired a coach and started setting goals I never had the energy to achieve before. In one year, I completely transformed my life.
All about Alexis. What do you want to know about Alexis? I can tell you just about everything you need to know about her.
Whether you’re a career professional or small business owner with burnout, self-care is the doorway to creating a life you love. I’m committed to helping you learn how to make self-care a practical, consistent and realistic part of your busy, everyday life.
I’m no superhero, just a real woman like you, so if I can heal my anxiety, stress, and insomnia with self-care, and create an f*cking awesome life, I believe you can too. My goal is to share content that will support and inspire you to become an advocate for your well-being. Then you can build a successful business or love the career you’re in and create the life you deserve. And you deserve a great one.
When I’m not coaching, I’m spending time with my awesome husband, Eric, and our five pets Max, Doug, Shadow, Little and Grendel.
I love getting out in nature, road trips, board games and taco night. That is, when I’m not covered in cats, vacuuming hair or cleaning up mystery puke.
I love Ruth Ware books, Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead. I’m a cancer and an ENFJ.
I’m a gluten, cheese, and craft cocktail enthusiast.
Amy Poehler is my spirit animal and I think we should hang out. Tina Fey and Melissa McCarthy can come, too. Bring wine.
Now that you know more about me, are you interested in learning how I coach?
Alexis is a REACH Certified Personal Brand Strategist and graduate of the CoachU Core Essentials program. She’s working to become a Master Certified Coach. Alexis is also a graduate of the Art Institute of Seattle, School of Design. Prior to becoming a coach, she worked as a designer, art director and marketing director for 15 years.