I’m the oldest of five girls, all born inside 7 years to very young parents.
Raised in north Georgia, I knew a couple things very early on: I wanted to see the world, and I wanted to support myself.
Neither of my parents had completed college, so when my father told me, “Mandy, any school you can figure out how to get into, I’ll find a way to pay for,” a quiet voice inside of me said, “That isn’t what’s going to happen.”
Determined, smart, polite and ambitious, at the age of 17 I was accepted into the Air Force Academy and headed to Colorado Springs for boot camp.
I had poor self esteem, weak boundaries, and an insatiable need for external validation. And so while I excelled at everything I did, and was graduating at the top of my class, in the winter of my final year, all coping mechanisms were breaking down; I found myself in tears seemingly without reason and missing classes for the first time in my life.
Coincidentally over Christmas my mother had bought my dad a session with a hypnotherapist to stop smoking, and for lack of us knowing what else to do, I went for a visit as well.
That hour I spent with a gentleman hypnotherapist in north GA, 2005 put my life on a new trajectory - albeit at the time I did not appreciate exactly how.
Fast forward ten years, 26 countries, and leadership roles in three commercial industries later, I had objectively achieved a great deal of success and every reason in the world to be happy.
But I wasn’t. Despite achieving so much, my internal experience was one of anxiousness, self-criticality and worry.
So in 2015, I finally reached out for help once again - for the help of a hypnotherapist. I knew it was time to heal the inner critic, make peace with anxiety, and move forward for good.
The results of working in a methodical way with an experienced practitioner were so profound, quick and transformative that later that year, I began my own hypnotherapy practice in Seattle, WA.
Hypnotherapy was so transformative for me that I left a leadership role at the Paul Allen Company Stratolaunch in order to pursue this work full time, as I know it is my calling.
I want everyone in the world to have access to this information.