Achieving Your Best Life After Catastrophe with Jolyn Armstrong

Beyond the Rut with Jerry Dugan

Aug 15 2022 • 37 mins

Jolyn Armstrong discovered that when an idyllic life is turned upside down by catastrophe you can still achieve your best life.

Organizing Your Best Life After Catastrophe Strikes

No one ever expects their life to be turned upside down by a family catastrophe. But when it happens, it can feel like your whole world is falling apart. If you're struggling to cope with what has happened, this episode will help you regroup and start moving forward.

In This Episode

  • Freedom and independence - a redefining of the American Dream
  • Empty nester living
  • Running a successful marketing business and mastermind group/workshop
  • Getting that collect phone call that your son is in jail
  • Shuffling around everything in your life to be present for those who need you
  • Organizing your life around its new normal

Jolyn Armstrong

Jolyn, along with her husband, Jim, owns a successful marketing company that also provides business coaching to service-based business owners. They were preparing to host a 2-day intensive for a small group of their top coaching clients when out of the blue, one of Jolyn’s adult sons was arrested, and their lives would never be the same. Jolyn’s son went from being a respected military soldier to an accused felon overnight.

Catastrophe negatively impacted Jolyn’s business, her relationships, and nearly every other aspect of her life. It wasn’t until going through this experience herself that she discovered how destructive this kind of intense trauma can be. And how, through the support of a compassionate and skilled counselor, peace can be achieved, and the negative experience can be transformed into a growing experience.

That’s why she took her training and skills in business coaching and combined it with the methods she learned for overcoming catastrophe and launched Grapevine Mindware. GVM is a coaching and counseling program aimed at helping those facing a personal catastrophe to ‘find the eye of the storm’ and find peace in spite of outside circumstances. Jolyn’s compassionate, calming approach is paired with her practical methodology for healing bringing peace to the lives of her clients.

Jolyn works with people facing many kinds of catastrophes, including the upheaval and stress caused by COVID-19, loss of career or business, death of a spouse or loved one, major illness or injury, etc. She helps them find healing from a past in

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