Featuring the Big Dreamers, Believers, Creatives and Entrepreneurs.
The Life Lovers, Spirit Seekers and Thought Leaders.
The Everyday Inspiring women who are creating change in the world in a small or BIG way through their vision, lifestyle, and business.
Today’s Change Maker is my beautiful friend + fellow coach Elizabeth Murphy.
Elizabeth and I first connected while studying with Beautiful You Coaching Academy and from the first moments of meeting her, I knew this woman was pretty special. Her grounding energy + open heart are the two of my favourite things about her.
I am so excited to be able to share with you her experiences + insights in this interview.
Sit back, relax + enjoy this inspired ride. Please welcome the gorgeous Elizabeth Murphy…
What does living an inspired lifestyle mean to you?
If I answered this question two years ago, it would read very differently but I’ve since learned how and what living an inspired live means to me. It’s about courage, kindness, serving others, being vulnerable, learning, having fun and being present.
How do you create change in your life and/or business?
How I create change in my life and business is by continually checking in with myself as this allows for the all-important first step to change – awareness. I’m very open to challenging things on a personal and professional level.
What challenges have you faced along the way? How have you, or are you overcoming them?
When I decided to become a Life Coach, I knew I had to first start with me. Enter Gabrielle Bernstein’s books May Cause Miracles and Miracles Now. The work from these books (and others) combined with the self-work that was part of the coaching course, resulted in at times painful but required change from within. It’s still a journey.
When did you first know you were meant for something more and how did you take the leap?
For many years, I found myself saying out loud, there has to be more to life than being on the corporate merry-go-round but I had no idea what that ‘more’ looked like. Although I tried different things, I truly believe it came down to the right time. I can say with confidence, every shred of my being knew when the time arrived. It was not forced it felt completely right. I resigned from my corporate career and into the unknown with absolute trust in the universe and myself. HOWEVER, I don’t recommend this path for everyone, it just happened to be the right one for me.
If you could change one thing in the world what would it be?
That people are kinder to each other.
If you were to give one piece of advice to someone who is ready for more, but holding back through fear of the unknown, what would it be?
Ask yourself, what’s the worse thing that could happen and work backwards from there. I’m squeezing in a second – trust yourself!
Is there a person or experience that inspired change in your life, if so who and/or what?
Lionel Lee (for Sydney siders, CEO of Bing Lee). He presented at an end of year conference and in his hour presentation, he said, “if you are not passionate about what you do, people will see straight through you”. This resonated with me so strongly that it was the very moment I decided to resign. I later thanked Lionel and have never looked back.
What are your top 3 ways to stay inspired?
Barefoot walking along the beach, reading and yoga.
What is one thing people don’t know about you (it can be something fun, a fear, or something close to your heart – whatever you would like to share)?
An unexpected divorce at 30 was a very big turning point in my life.
I absolutely loved connecting with Elizabeth and getting to know all of these beautiful insights into her life, passions + beliefs. A couple of my biggest takeaways were:
- I love how Elizabeth mentioned that a couple of years ago her answer would have been very different. I think it’s such a great reminder that we are always growing + learning.
- When Elizabeth spoke about her challenges, I resonated so much with that even when it is something positive (like becoming a coach) the journey can still be painful + require self work.
- I really loved Elizabeth’s inspiration share from hearing Lionel Lee speak, often it really is a few words or sentence spoken that can be the catalyst for change.
I’d love to hear what your biggest takeaways or inspirations were from Elizabeth’s interview? Please share away in the comments below.
For Elizabeth Murphy, there is nothing more satisfying than helping a woman reach her highest potential. As a life coach for career women, and host of the About Change Conversations podcast series, Elizabeth is passionate about guiding women to discover and define authentic success.
Bringing 14 years of experience managing relationships – as well as billions of dollars – in the corporate environment, Elizabeth’s coaching style blends heart with realism, as she inspires women to change the world of work, from the inside out.
When she’s not supporting women through personal and professional transformation, Elizabeth can usually be found spending time with family, with her head in a good book or walking through nature.
Meet Elizabeth and tune into the latest podcast episode at AboutChangeCoaching.com