This is My Story


Certified Professional Coach, iPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching)
MBA, Marketing (Loyola University of Chicago)
BBA, Marketing and Theology (Loyola University of Chicago)
Registered Yoga Teacher (CorePower Yoga)

Hello! I’m Libby Meis, and I’m a Career Coach with Ama La Vida.

So nice to (almost) meet you! I’m so fortunate to meet and work with the people I do in my coaching practice. All of you are such bright, brilliant, visionary humans, there is nothing I love more than supporting you in realizing it, getting clear on what you want, taking steps into your own journey.

But this wasn’t always my path. When I was 26 I was working at an ad agency and deeply unhappy with the direction my life was moving. I felt stuck and confused and more than a bit lost. I didn’t like my job. I wasn’t making very much money. I didn’t want to spend my whole life only living in one city. So I decided to quit my job and move to Seattle, where I’d never been and knew no one.

Over the course of my time in Seattle, I continued working in advertising with some of the top Fortune 500 companies but still wasn’t happy. I began teaching yoga outside work, and through that study, the way I perceived my life and the world around me began to shift. It became clear to me that our mindset has a great impact on how we experience life and the choices we make.

I wanted to bring this empowerment to other young professionals. Life might not be easy, but it doesn’t have to be so hard. I found the top coaching certification program through the International Coaching Federation and signed up. Becoming a coach is one of the best choices I’ve ever made for myself. I love supporting professionals as they grow and evolve and watching the choices they make for themselves.

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My Coaching Approach

I see my role as your coach as primarily to help you see where your greatest opportunities and strengths are, and to help you get out of your own way. We’ll start out with some quick assessments and intake forms to get a sense of where you’re at in your career and life, what’s important to you, and what your goals are. From there, we’ll do a deep dive into what’s been stopping you, why haven’t you made the progress you’d like to make. Once that’s been cleared, we’ll put together a plan for how you can get there. This process is usually iterative! We start, make some progress, then reassess as you gather more information about yourself, and adjust accordingly.

Working with me, you can expect to address:
• Values
• Visualization
• Self-care
• Energy optimization
• Stress reduction and management
• Limiting beliefs
• Fears
• Self-worth and value
• Goal setting processes and practices

While we will work through these topics, I also like to leave space for free-flowing sessions on your own personal topics so that we can customize and address what are the most pertinent topics and issues for you. Our work together is all in service of helping you create a life you truly love.

From the Horse's Mouth...

“Libby was great to work with. She had really insightful thoughts and did a great job of helping me to think about things in a different way. She knew when questions she asked would be challenging for me, and she helped me to work through those challenges to get to something meaningful.”

“I am so glad I decided to go through the program with Libby! I would consider myself generally “self aware” and open to talking about things, but through the process I was able to dig a little deeper and really think about why I feel or react in a certain way – leading me to notice the root of the issue rather than its effects. My favorite part was learning about the different energy levels. I realized how much my “Level 4″ energy was showing up in my life, how it was good, but also how it can drain me emotionally. Libby and I strategized about how to tap into higher energy levels and separate my feelings a little bit from my need to care for others. One of my main goals was to be more present in my daily life and feel at peace and I definitely think that I was able to move towards this over the months of meetings. I am excited to continue to grow and see what the future holds!”

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