About Alexis

Without delay, here’s everything you want to know about Alexis Buhrman.

Some Real Talk
about Alexis

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.

about Alexis
about Alexis
about Alexis
about Alexis
about Alexis

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?

about Alexis

PROFESSIONAL BIO

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.