About Alexis

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

Some Real Talk
about Alexis

Hey, there! I’m Alexis. I’m here to help you create the life, career, business you want by breaking up with busy and making time for things that truly matter. I think it starts by getting very clear about what you want and cutting out the things that eat up your time, so you have space to prioritize what’s important. And to do that, you need a foundation of good self-care.

Self-care is so important, but so many women don’t make it a priority. We’re crazy busy, and our needs come last, or not at all. If this sounds familiar, I’ve been where you are. I was a workaholic perfectionist, doing all the things at work, and more of the things at home. I was the queen of busy until I burned out. For a long time, I hid behind my to-do list and made busy the excuse for why I couldn’t create a life I loved. The choices I made kept me stuck on the hamster wheel, and I didn’t even realize it. Busy wasn’t the problem. I was the problem. Ouch.
 

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 female 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, “But I don’t feel depressed all the time. I can get out of bed. I’m just not happy, and I’m exhausted.” Then I tried Xanax. Great if I wanted to numb out and not care I was ignoring my problems…but I was ignoring my problems. Nothing was improving; I just didn’t give two shits about it. When I realized these “solutions” weren’t actually solving anything, I decided I could keep doing more of the same or get real about the situation and start making my self-care a priority.

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 significant 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 trying to fix, solve and do everything myself. I slowly broke up with perfectionism, but ya know, kicking and screaming along the way. I also started a sleep hygiene practice and completely healed my insomnia naturally. Then something awesome happened. As a result of putting my well-being first, I finally had the energy and space to start thinking about changing my life.
 

I set boundaries that were healthy for me, like avoiding people who drained my energy. I stopped saying yes to everything. I quit volunteering for events or roles if they didn’t allow me to use my talents or passions. I spent more time being, less time doing, and as a result, I could bring fire, energy, and enthusiasm to things I did choose to do.
Eventually, my anxiety disappeared. For the first time in a long time, I was feeling great. I hired a coach and started setting big goals, the goals I never had the energy to achieve before. I quit my job, went back to school to become a coach and now I support women just like you. Coaching + self-care completely transformed my life, and I want to help it transform yours.

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 a business owner with burnout, self-care is the first step in creating a life you love. I’m committed to helping you learn how to make it a practical, consistent and realistic part of your everyday life, so you have the energy you need to make time for things that matter.

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 LOVE sushi, craft cocktails and all the cheese. All of em!

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?

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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.