The Growth Moment With Amy K Coaching

Amy K Musson

Is it time to accelerate your growth - right across your life? Career, relationships, health, wealth! Bottom line, are you ready to claim your next level? In The Growth Moment with your coach Amy K Musson, find what YOU need to reach your full potential. Amy is the master at picking out the challenges, big aha’s and in the moment tools and handing them to YOU as you listen to her coach guests who run the gamut from C-suite execs to college students. Experience the power of coaching unfolding in real time and get the gems waiting just for you. Tune in to discover what YOUR growth moment will be today. Episodes drop the 1st and 3rd week each month! read less
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064 Crisis OR Opportunity - Growth Spotlight Keva Dine
May 9 2024
064 Crisis OR Opportunity - Growth Spotlight Keva Dine
This episode is for YOU if, like my guest, you are experiencing a career ending - a layoff, firing, your position or department eliminated, even a complete company shut down. My guest is Keva Dine. She is THE expert creative recruiter with 23 years' experience placing top talent. She has launched thousands of careers, agencies & brands. I was fortunate to get her for this ‘growth spotlight’ episode. Keva & I look at how the crisis CAN be a growth moment - learning to find the opportunity, possibilities & potential right in the midst of calamity.  MY GUEST: Keva Dine KEVA DINE INTEL™ the must have newsletter for all creative professionals! Follow Keva on LinkedIn Viva Rocks, inc® (dba The Keva Dine Agency™)   THE SCOOP: This is the heart of the episode today - crisis transforming into opportunity. It can be any kind of challenge or difficulty - career, financial, health, identity, relationship or something else! The growth moment is how we find new open doors just when old doors are closing. As always, listen for the insights & inspiration that YOU need today. I hope you can find a shift in your perspective and new opportunities, possibilities & potential! id="docs-internal-guid-0418e16a-7fff-fba1-6cb5-e2a33ff287df">Are You Ready For Your Own GROWTH MOMENT? My purpose as a coach is to help unlock your full potential. Connect with me on LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube or visit The Growth Moment website, or email me at amyk@amykcoaching.com.  Go here to learn about all the ways to coach with me including 1:1, workshops and my transformative group coaching.
063 Focus & Flow, Not Distraction  - With Just Amy!
Apr 19 2024
063 Focus & Flow, Not Distraction - With Just Amy!
How IS your focus & flow these days? Are you happy with how you are spending your precious time? Is it by design or more by default? If you aren’t satisfied, what’s blocking you? Is distraction an issue? Perhaps just good old fashioned overwhelm with too much on your plate. This episode is for YOU if you crave more focus & flow. Contentment with a day well spent. Walk away with commitment & actions to align your ATTENTION with your INTENTION! SOLO EPISODE: Just Amy K! THE SCOOP: What about YOU? Are you craving more focus & flow? If so, what’s blocking or distracting you from what matters most? Are YOU in default mode with texting, email, Slack, social media, podcasts, Netflix, YouTube, household tasks or whatever else? Are you over indexed on multitasking? Perhaps you DO have way too much on your plate or in your life and you need “quote” distraction to decompress? Or maybe you need a few boundaries to bring some balance & THAT will naturally create more focus & flow.  There are endless podcasts, books, articles & experts on the topic of max productivity - hacks to get more output. That’s NOT what we are up to today. No push to DO more. I want to help you figure out what YOU need to have the focus & flow you desire. That’s the coaching angle - taking the myriad of opinions & advice and creating your own custom approach. As I mentioned in the episode, if you need help getting clarity on your INTENTION, here are a bunch of episodes. #13 - What Do You Want #18 - The Truth Is #29 - Your Permission Slip #44 - What DO You Know? #48 - Create What You Crave #49 - Your Bottom Line Are You Ready For Your Own GROWTH MOMENT? My purpose as a coach is to help unlock your full potential. Connect with me on LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube or visit The Growth Moment website, or email me at amyk@amykcoaching.com.  Go here to learn about all the ways to coach with me including 1:1, workshops and my transformative group coaching.
059 Tipping Into Joy - With Just Amy!
Dec 13 2023
059 Tipping Into Joy - With Just Amy!
What’s your JOY ratio of late? Are you joy FULL or joy LESS? Take a breath to think about where and how much joy you are experiencing. Are you satisfied with your joy ratio? Today I want you to ponder how joy works for you. What YOU can do to hit a tipping point, where you just tip right over into joy FULL. I hope for you to walk away with insight AND action that will create a measurable increase of joy filled moments. SOLO EPISODE: Just Amy K! THE SCOOP: Joy has been on my mind. It’s been a coaching topic with one of my extremely high achieving & hard working clients. So, it got me thinking about the nature of joy generally. Is it generated by external factors? Or do we all have the same innate capacity for joy? Nature or nurture? Can we just decide to be joyful? Or do we need to purposefully develop our joy muscles? Do YOU know how joy works for you? THIS is our playground today. We get to explore joy & see what we come up with. This is more of a thinking or pondering episode than a tool. You might want to grab something to take a few notes or just listen & let your mind percolate. Off we go! Are You Ready For Your Own GROWTH MOMENT? My purpose as a coach is to help unlock your full potential. Connect with me on LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube or visit The Growth Moment website, or email me at amyk@amykcoaching.com.  Go here to learn about all the ways to coach with me including 1:1, workshops and my transformative group coaching.
058 What Really Matters For 2024? - With Just Amy!
Dec 1 2023
058 What Really Matters For 2024? - With Just Amy!
Before you jump into resolutions and plans for the new year - I invite you to brainstorm with me. You get to lean back as I ask you a series of questions to help YOU consider, contemplate and hopefully find next level clarity. Clarity on WHAT REALLY MATTERS. This episode focuses on the new year HOWEVER pondering ‘what really matters’ is good for all seasons & reasons. You can use it for any kind of “new.” SOLO EPISODE: Just Amy K! THE SCOOP: Today I want to help you answer the BIG question: what really matters for the next year? You get to shake off the small stuff so you can listen for, see & KNOW what matters. You might want to go off and contemplate the questions below offline and/or do the guided brainstorming right now. Make sure you have what you need to take notes. Turn off and shut down anything that will distract you. This is YOUR time! Remember, you can pause the audio as needed.  #1  WHO matters in the coming year? And who DOESN’T?  #2  Where and when do you come alive?  #3  What DOESN’T matter in the new year? #4  What is CALLING you in the upcoming year?  #5  What is non-negotiable?  #6  What is WORTH your precious time and energy in the new year?  Make sure your choices & commitments match up to what matters most to YOU! And here are several episodes that might also add depth & clarity for the coming new year. What Do You Want  The Power Of Celebration Your Permission Slip A New Year’s Kick In The Ass Be The Change Your Bottom Line You … 10X Bolder Are You Ready For Your Own GROWTH MOMENT? My purpose as a coach is to help unlock your full potential. Connect with me on LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube or visit The Growth Moment website, or email me at amyk@amykcoaching.com.  Go here to learn about all the ways to coach with me including 1:1, workshops and my transformative group coaching.
056 Beyond Perfectionism - Growth Spotlight Nicole Baker Holleman
Oct 31 2023
056 Beyond Perfectionism - Growth Spotlight Nicole Baker Holleman
There are many flavors of perfectionism, this episode is about the ‘never good enough, relentless inner critic’ variety. My guest is an incredible coach & podcaster, Nicole Baker Holleman, who helps high achievers move beyond perfectionism. Nicole brings courageous authenticity & willingness to be the client today and talks about her OWN process around perfectionism. YOU get to ponder where you face unrelenting self pressure & make a change. Are you ready to replace perfectionism with something more positive & powerful? Let’s go!  MY GUEST: Nicole Baker Holleman Imperfect Success: (Nicole's must listen podcast) Life Coach Baker: (her coaching website) Fantasy Fan Girls: (her latest podcast with her sister!) THE SCOOP: This episode takes a deep dive into perfectionism, relentless inner critics and the pressure to always do more. My guest is Nicole Baker Holleman, a fellow coach who specializes in this very subject. With her coaching practice & podcast, Imperfect Success, Nicole helps high achievers ditch perfectionism and cut out the hustle culture. Our conversation starts with Nicole’s personal growth journey & ends up with a powerful growth moment of her own. Take a look at your growth journey. Do YOU ever face unrelenting self pressure? Does your Inner Critic tell you that what you have accomplished isn’t good enough, you have to do more or risk it all disappearing? Think about those internal messages, much less the ones in our external world. What would it be like to be able to pause, just be present and proud of who you are, right now? That’s my intention for this episode. So, lean back & listen in. Are You Ready For Your Own GROWTH MOMENT? My purpose as a coach is to help unlock your full potential. Connect with me on LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube or visit The Growth Moment website, or email me at amyk@amykcoaching.com.  Go here to learn about all the ways to coach with me including 1:1, workshops and my transformative group coaching.
053 Transformational, Not Transactional - With Just Amy!
Sep 7 2023
053 Transformational, Not Transactional - With Just Amy!
My mantra all this year has been “transformational, NOT transactional.” This mind shift has moved me away from the tactical, practical and “just check it off the list” mode INTO the strategic, inspirational and next level possibilities place. Today, I am committed to helping YOU move from transactional into transformational right across your life. Health. Wealth. Career. Relationships. Anything & everything. Come on & let’s GROW! SOLO EPISODE: Just Amy K! THE SCOOP: By definition, transactional is an expectation that if you give, then you receive. Nothing wrong with that - transactional is not bad, it can be extremely efficient, it helps to make things simple & clear. But, I find that transactional can also be a bit tight, narrow and calculating. It can slide into zero sum thinking, either/or, even a scarcity mindset. When I get transactional, I know the difference in my body, I can FEEL it. It changes my approach.  In contrast, the definition of transformational is being able to produce a big change or improvement. One of the synonyms is “life changing.” Now we’re talking! Transformational is looser, BIGGER, expansive. From here, I can access a multiplicity of perspectives, a longer game, tons of both/and, abundance & possibilities. If transactional is efficient, transformational is EFFECTIVE. It’s not about just checking something off the list, it’s about creating impact. Transactional is down on the ground. Transformational SOARS!  What about you? Where do you MOST need a transformational shift? Something financial? Spiritual? A career change? What about for an employee 1 on 1 or performance review? Or something you need to create whether it be a work of art, writing an article, paper or book, practicing your instrument. Or turning a volunteer obligation into a volunteer OPPORTUNITY. Just the daily interactions with the people around you. All you need to do is ask: How CAN I be transformational in this moment?  Are You Ready For Your Own GROWTH MOMENT? My purpose as a coach is to help unlock your full potential. Connect with me on LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube or visit The Growth Moment website, or email me at amyk@amykcoaching.com.  Go here to learn about all the ways to coach with me including 1:1, workshops and my transformative group coaching.
052 Head, Heart, Gut Check - With Just Amy!
Aug 7 2023
052 Head, Heart, Gut Check - With Just Amy!
This is YOUR episode if you are conflicted, confused or unsure. Feeling like you have multiple minds on an important topic or decision. IF you are having trouble sorting out your thoughts & getting to clarity - I have a simple but remarkably effective tool for you. It’s the head/heart/gut check. Take advantage of your multi-layered perspectives and knowledge. Leverage ALL of your sources of inner wisdom. Easy, fast and illuminating. SOLO EPISODE: Just Amy K! THE SCOOP: One of my coaching cornerstones is that my clients have the best answers. BUT, the trick is getting to those answers. The problem is that our thoughts can get convoluted, confusing and conflicted. That’s when I pull out the head/heart/gut check tool.  Here’s how it works. You check in with your three key internal sources of knowledge. It’s super simple - you ask for insight & opinions from your head. Then your heart. And finally your gut or intuition. It’s like your own mini board of advisers. A triple shot - three powerful perspectives at your beck and call.  What I LOVE about this tool is how fast & easy it is. You ALWAYS have immediate access to incredible insight. These three resources are literally walking around with you ALL DAY LONG. But, the deeper wisdom comes from taking the time to pause, really listen and be respectful and grateful for each perspective. Are You Ready For Your Own GROWTH MOMENT? My purpose as a coach is to help unlock your full potential. Connect with me on LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube or visit The Growth Moment website, or email me at amyk@amykcoaching.com.  Go here to learn about all the ways to coach with me including 1:1, workshops and my transformative group coaching.
051 Time Well Spent - Coaching Matt M
Jul 23 2023
051 Time Well Spent - Coaching Matt M
This episode is for YOU if you ever struggle with balancing schedule & spontaneity. If you put pressure on yourself to be disciplined and measure value solely by what you produce. It’s for you if you want to step back and ponder how you can feel more fulfilled, even joyful as you climb your next mountain. Listen in as I coach a very special guest, my 17 year old son Matthew, on how to drive productivity FROM fulfillment, not the other way around. MY GUEST: Matthew Musson THE SCOOP: This episode is titled Time Well Spent. It’s a coaching session around balancing the rigid scheduling & discipline of driving ambition with more space for spontaneity, connection and what makes the journey meaningful. This balancing act is a challenge that comes up with MANY of my Type A, high achiever leadership clients. A real push - pull.  The client today happens to be my son, Matthew. He first came on the podcast two years ago in Episode #10 - titled Stop Wasting Time. He was 15 then, in the thick of Covid and going into his sophomore year of high school. That episode centered around Matt’s angst around wasting time, the deep need to maximize every minute and how to best manage his time in order to achieve his lofty goals. I asked Matt to come back on to officially compare & contrast where he is NOW at 17, on the threshold of senior year and all those profound life decisions. It’s always a gift to work with someone early in the game, much less my own child. We explore not so much WHAT Matt wants to achieve, but more HOW he wants to go about it.  Let this episode help YOU reflect & refine your life design. It’s up to you … you have to figure out what is integral to YOUR human experience and how to create a structure, a schedule, a LIFE worth living. Being able to truly claim: my time is well spent.  Are You Ready For Your Own GROWTH MOMENT? My purpose as a coach is to help unlock your full potential. Connect with me on LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube or visit The Growth Moment website, or email me at amyk@amykcoaching.com.  Go here to learn about all the ways to coach with me including 1:1, workshops and my transformative group coaching.
050 It's Mid Year Sanity Check Time - With Just Amy!
Jul 10 2023
050 It's Mid Year Sanity Check Time - With Just Amy!
The mid year sanity check - an Amy K tradition! A reminder to create a life by design, not default. A chance to take an extra breath, lean back for a strategic review and reset of the big picture.Take advantage of the extra summer daylight - carve out some time to reflect. And walk away with renewed clarity & focus to make the rest of the year COUNT. SOLO EPISODE: Just Amy K! THE SCOOP: I’m always pushing my clients to take a sanity check … a strategic pause. I do that because we ALL are so busy with the DOING we somehow forget about the BEING. The mindless hamster wheel becomes normal. But it’s NOT normal. YOU are the boss of you. YOU are in charge. The sanity check is a vital tool in leading YOUR life.  I’m YOUR coach today. I will take you through a series of questions to facilitate YOUR own personal sanity check. You can use me to look at your big picture - right across your life. Or you can focus on just a slice or aspect of your life. A career sanity check. A health sanity check. A WEALTH sanity check. Relationship, spiritual, fun, learning! Whatever you choose. Grab something to make notes & capture all of your awesome thinking. You also can gather any new year’s resolutions, original goals, plans, etc. Let’s do your sanity check! Are You Ready For Your Own GROWTH MOMENT? My purpose as a coach is to help unlock your full potential. Connect with me on LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube or visit The Growth Moment website, or email me at amyk@amykcoaching.com.  Go here to learn about all the ways to coach with me including 1:1, workshops and my transformative group coaching.
049 Your Bottom Line - With Just Amy!
Jun 26 2023
049 Your Bottom Line - With Just Amy!
What’s the bottom line? THAT is a quintessential Amy K question. Because as a coach, it’s my job to get the heart of where you are now, where you want to be & how to get you there. Life is short, I don’t want to waste time beating around the bush. “What’s the bottom line” is such an amazing question. It cuts right through the noise. You can use it anywhere, anytime. So, get ready for a very bottom line episode - short & sweet. A grab & go tool to add to your kit. SOLO EPISODE: Just Amy K! THE SCOOP: I always warn clients from the get go that I might interrupt in the midst of a coaching session - HOPEFULLY gracefully - to ask, “what’s the bottom line?” Especially if we are getting into the weeds, going in circles, or caught up in a long story or details. Clients know that I will often swoop in with the bottom line question.  Coaching is designed to get to the heart of things - pretty darn quickly. The bottom line question helps you get to the point. YOUR point. So you don’t just talk about it, you DO something about it. Whatever your IT is.  The bottom line brings clarity & focus. It creates possibilities for action. It stops the circling, ruminating and never ending story. The bottom line usually brings relief. So, grab this tool and practice getting to your bottom line. Are You Ready For Your Own GROWTH MOMENT? My purpose as a coach is to help unlock your full potential. Connect with me on LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube or visit The Growth Moment website, or email me at amyk@amykcoaching.com.  Go here to learn about all the ways to coach with me including 1:1, workshops and my transformative group coaching.
048 Create What You Crave - With Just Amy!
Jun 14 2023
048 Create What You Crave - With Just Amy!
What’s missing from your life? What are you craving more of? Where are you settling for same old, same old? Today I call you to wake UP and step UP. Today is the day to make a change. I have a new tool for you - the Spark tool! So, grab a life area that is in dire need of a shift. Let’s find the essence, the heart … the spark of what you want. The spark that can help create what you most desire.  SOLO EPISODE: Just Amy K! THE SCOOP: This whole spark thing came from my own dire need for a shift. It’s June, my son just finished his junior year of high school, summer has started. And as often is the case, MY summer months don’t look or feel any different than the rest of the year. Definitely the same old routine. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my job as a coach - I have loads of personal fulfillment. However, I am craving a break from the routine. Not just time off or a check the box kind of vacation - I am missing that childhood summer feeling. Where it FEELS special, free, full of possibilities.  That sounds inviting to me. I want that! But, it is far too easy to leave it at the fuzzy desire stage and just go on as normal.  So, I need to coach myself if I want to move beyond desire into reality. I invite you to join me! Pick a life area where you crave something, you want more or just different, you need a shift. Then we find your spark! I will help you identify the essence of what you want so you can use that spark to move from imagination into reality. I am using summer time as my example, take a moment to pick yours. Are You Ready For Your Own GROWTH MOMENT? My purpose as a coach is to help unlock your full potential. Connect with me on LinkedIn, Instagram or visit The Growth Moment website, or email me at amyk@amykcoaching.com.  Go here to learn about all the ways to coach with me including 1:1, workshops and my transformative group coaching.
047 Principles of Power - Coaching Kristi B
May 31 2023
047 Principles of Power - Coaching Kristi B
I want YOU to think about the principles of YOUR power. Where do you feel powerful versus powerLESS? What is your source of power - do you think it comes from inside or out? As you listen to my coaching conversation with Kristi - ponder where you most need a power shift to create impact and momentum. I hope you walk away today with some fresh insights and ideas about you and power. MY GUEST: Kristi Bergeron THE SCOOP: It’s all about power today! The very nature of power - the principles or underlying components. This is an opportunity for YOU to consider where you get your power and how you choose to use it.  My guest is Kristie - an executive leader and committed grower. Kristie is one of those deep thinkers. She is a voracious learner - sucking in tools, philosophies and paradigms - free ranging between strategy & tactics. This episode is a combo of coaching and just a cool conversation - my happy place! We explore all kinds of power from parenting to professional with the goal of better leveraging Kristie’s energy and hence impact and momentum in the world. As always, there is no one right answer or formula. Power can come from silence and giving someone space. It can come from passion & persuasion. It can come from intelligence and confidence! Or humility and compassion. The bottom line, all that matters is YOUR principles of power - what enables you to be at your MOST powerful - to have incredible impact & momentum. Are You Ready For Your Own GROWTH MOMENT? My purpose as a coach is to help unlock your full potential. Connect with me on LinkedIn, Instagram or visit The Growth Moment website, or email me at amyk@amykcoaching.com.  Go here to learn about all the ways to coach with me including 1:1, workshops and my transformative group coaching.
046 Be The Change  - With Just Amy!
May 4 2023
046 Be The Change - With Just Amy!
There is a time and place to point out what’s wrong, unfair, to vent, dwell, worry or commiserate. No doubt, you don't need my help to do more of that. So, today I’m focusing on action - moving past the talking & thinking and what others need to do & be. Instead we will focus 100% on you. To DO. BE. the change YOU want to see in the world. If you are in the mood for stepping up, owning, leading - let’s go!  SOLO EPISODE: Just Amy K! THE SCOOP: This episode is less of a tool - more of an invocation or call to action. I’m calling on you to step up. To use & leverage the power you DO have for what matters most to you. Bottom line, to BE THE CHANGE you want to see in the world. Contemplate, how much of YOUR precious energy & time do you spend ruminating, talking, gossiping, complaining, blaming or shaming people or situations that you don’t like. Now, contemplate how much time, attention & focus do you spend on BEING the change?  What’s your ratio between talking/thinking versus doing/being?  Here’s the deal. I am challenging you to tip the balance into more BEING less thinking/talking. Especially for what matters most to you. Embody the change. Live it. Radiate it. Wholeheartedly. Are You Ready For Your Own GROWTH MOMENT? My purpose as a coach is to help unlock your full potential. Connect with me on LinkedIn, Instagram or visit The Growth Moment website, or email me at amyk@amykcoaching.com.  Go here to learn about all the ways to coach with me including 1:1, workshops and my transformative group coaching.
045 Own Your Age & Stage  - With Just Amy!
Apr 6 2023
045 Own Your Age & Stage - With Just Amy!
It’s my birthday month! And I have a gift for me & for you. We are going to fully OWN our age & stage. As my birthday approaches, it’s tempting to try to ‘get back.’ Get back to my previous weight, energy, strength, looks, capacity, etc. I see this all the time with clients - a desire to either be farther ahead or farther back to some previous self version. Basically anywhere but HERE. Now. The point of YOUR power is in the present. So get ready to free up some energy by owning your age & stage. SOLO EPISODE: Just Amy K! THE SCOOP: What would it look like to fully claim your age & stage? What would you stop doing or thinking? What would you start? Are there obstacles to embracing your age & stage? Maybe cultural or societal norms that don’t match up. Not to mention your own expectations & judgment. What might you do with the energy release that comes with truly accepting who & where you BE at this moment? This age & stage issue is not confined to any particular number. It can happen at 20 something, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 and beyond. Some people hit 30 years old & think that they should have achieved MORE - I should be married already, or have a certain income, promotion, house, fame & recognition. Some folks hit 40 and have or do all the things but lament that they missed out on living loose, having fun, exploring, taking risks. Maybe someone hits 50 and spends an inordinate amount of effort trying to recreate their younger appearance and abilities. And on it goes. A whole pile of coulda, shoulda, wouldas. Basically we can get caught in either trying to speed up or to slow down & go back.  OWNING means taking your life back from other people’s or society’s models. Defining what your age & stage is for YOU. Don’t waste your NOW experience. THIS is the birthday gift available every day. Are You Ready For Your Own GROWTH MOMENT? My purpose as a coach is to help unlock your full potential. Connect with me on LinkedIn, Instagram or visit The Growth Moment website, or email me at amyk@amykcoaching.com.  Go here to learn about all the ways to coach with me including 1:1, workshops and my transformative group coaching.