ABOUT AMANDA MIKLIK COACHING
Wait. You’re a… what now?”
I’m a holistic career coach!
I’ve learned a lot from years of supporting the growth of some of the brightest, most talented doers in the civic tech and social-good sectors. I know that if you want to save the world without collapsing in on yourself like a dying star, you must invest meaningful energy into your own healing and growth.
I can help you do that.
“Amanda is warm, funny, and generally a great person to connect with… they keep me grounded and keep me to my word. I believe that they care about my success.”
Why I coach
I coach because I love it, I’m damn good at it, and it’s one of the things I can do to improve the world.
Yes, I am a career coach but I provide a lot more than just career guidance. I support you as a whole, beautiful human with a complex history and evolving hopes and dreams – not a cover letter and résumé. (But we can definitely work on those, too.)
I firmly believe the concept of “work/life” balance is, pardon my language, bullshit.
“Work” is not something to be balanced outside of life; it’s a large part of it, and it looks different for everyone. Our lives “at work” are inextricably linked from the rest of our existence. I believe that the denial of that interconnectedness can be a damaging product of capitalist, ableist views about our value as human beings. It often means we have to deny something about ourselves in the name of professionalism or productivity.
I’m out to destroy that notion by healing others’ relationships to their work as part of themselves – whatever that looks like. So, that’s where the “holistic” part of my practice comes in.
You can read more about my approach to coaching in my coaching manifesto below.
“Whether you need an empathetic ear after a long week of user research and managing stakeholders, or practicing interview questions for your next job, do yourself a favor and call Amanda – like right now.”
Lilly, Washington, D.C.
Basically, I lovingly push people forward (using custom tools and techniques I’ve developed over the years) so they can define and achieve their dreams while finding balance, joy, and peace in their whole selves.
If that sounds like something you need, BOOK A FREE CONSULTATION
MY COACHING MANIFESTO
I believe people called to justice will change the world.
I know firsthand it can be scary/overwhelming/[fill in your feels here] to hear that call and figure out how to apply your unique skills to solving the world’s problems.
I am called to coaching because supporting others in this work brings me energy and joy!
I value the practice of coaching and see it as a worthy investment. I take my own medicine; I have my own coach.
I have a clear sex-positive orientation and an open, exploratory style that eases connection and brings awareness to your sensations, emotions, dreams, and complexities. Our work will create space for you to reimagine repetitive patterns and more fully embody the whole of who you are.
My integrative approach is rooted in psychoanalytic and Jungian traditions and weaves in Somatic Experiencing®, a body-oriented method. These pieces blend uniquely for each person and we will collaborate to discover what works best for you. I also have training in spiritual and ecopsychology to support exploration of your relationship to culture, belief, legacy, and the natural world.
I enjoy working with non-mongamous and monogamous relationships, as well as individuals from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds including: artists, LGBTQ, second-generation folks, and nature-lovers. Individuals with a history of trauma, with body-related issues, and those wishing to integrate transcendent experiences also tend to be a good match.