EP 17: Authoring Your Own Story with Former Googler Amy Yip
In this Open Door Conversation, Akua has the pleasure of speaking with life transformation and mental fitness coach Amy Yip. Amy works with high-achieving women to help them recognize what they want in life and become the author of their own stories. She reminds us that if we don’t author our own story, someone else will.
Amy shares her journey from a high-level corporate job at Google to living and loving the nomadic lifestyle she has now. Akua asks Amy about what challenges she faced while deciding to leave behind the expectations of others to find the happiness she has now. Amy courageously pushed her way through the “shoulds” that prevented her from pursuing her dream life. Now she helps other women do the same.
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What's Covered in this Episode About Mental Fitness
- Amy’s journey from corporate NYC to world traveler
- Forgetting what you “should” do and realizing what you want to do
- Importance of mindset over circumstance
- Navigating relationships and expectations with family
- The power of feminine energy
Quotes from this Episode of Open Door Conversations
- "Your mindset, not your circumstance makes all the difference." - Amy Yip
- "The intuitive mind is a secret gift. And the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant, and has forgotten the gift." - Amy Yip
- "I define authenticity as having your actions, both in public and behind closed doors aligned to who you truly are." - Amy Yip
Get to Know this Episode's Guest
Amy Yip is a Somatic Life Transformation and Mental Fitness coach, keynote speaker, self-confidence trainer, and the author of award winning, bestseller Unfinished Business: Breaking Down the Great Wall Between Adult Child and Immigrant Parents. She works with women of color to strengthen their mental fitness, heal their intergenerational wounds, and have agency to let go of all the ‘shoulds’ so that they can be the authors of their own life stories. Her mission is to empower AAPI women to be seen, to be heard, and to f-ing rock the boat. In January 2020, after 16+ years of building and leading global teams in organizations including Google, Clorox, and Booz Allen, Amy left the corporate world, sold everything, and took a one-way flight to Ghana with her husband to volunteer at a breast cancer nonprofit and travel the world. COVID-19 shifted their plans; they got stuck in Ghana for seven months. One of Amy’s greatest learnings is this: Your mindset, not your circumstances, makes all the difference in your happiness and success. Through this lens, she works with organizational leaders, including corporate executives, nonprofits, and social entrepreneurs, to find their voice and the courage to speak up, build self-confidence, navigate change, and discover what they really want next in their lives and careers.
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Get to Know the Host of the Open Door Conversations Podcast
Learn more about your host, Akua Nyame-Mensah.
Akua is a certified executive and leadership coach, recognized learning and organizational development facilitator, speaker, and former startup executive.
Since 2018, she has had the opportunity to partner with amazing organizations, from high-growth startups to multinational brands all around the world, to maximize people, performance, and profit. Outside of her coaching and corporate speaking engagements, she is a regular mentor, coach, and judge for various entrepreneurship-focused organizations.
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