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Tackling Shame (Brandy Chase)

  • Episode #28

Brandy Chase is an ACES coach at Mirasee and the founder of Serenimity, a coaching practice that empowers women to find deeper connections with themselves and others. Often, overcoming shame is a big part of that. Shame is a profound emotion that can really tear us apart and hold us back—if we let it.  

In this episode, Brandy and Melinda speak intimately and candidly about the powerful emotions, particularly shame, that can sometimes stand in our way. This beautifully moving episode is packed with insights and tips all coaches can use, not only to help their clients but to also help themselves.

In this episode we discuss:

  • What is the difference between guilt and shame?
  • How to recognize shame in yourself and your clients.
  • Ways to ground yourself when you feel triggered.
  • The importance of a reset after coaching sessions.
  • When you might need to refer a client to someone else.
  • What can be a benefit of negative emotion?

“Sometimes we’re not going to have good weeks…and sometimes there’s a reason and sometimes there’s not, and it’s all okay.” ”

“I love to work with women and really help them get out of their own way.”

Brandy Chase

Brandy Chase is the founder of Serenimity and an ACES coach at Mirasee. Her passion is helping people move through the difficulties life throws us to find balance. She believes that we have choices and can grow into stronger people even through the hard times. Through mentoring, owning her own business, raising a family, fighting cancer and overcoming a messy childhood, she has found a way to create positive change in all areas of her life and wants to share that with everyone.

Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:
Coaches Console
Brandy’s website
Brandy’s LinkedIn

Guest: Brandy Chase
Host: Melinda Cohan
Producer: Cynthia Lamb 
Executive producer: Danny Iny
Scripted and assembled by: Michi Lantz 
Audio Post Supervisor: Evan Miles, Christopher Martin
Audio Post Production: Post Office Sound
Music soundscape: Chad Michael Snavely

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Music and SFX credits: 
Track Title: Clouds
Artist Name(s): Acreage
Writer Name: Marshall Usinger

Track Title: Coastline Dream
Artist Name(s): Wild Sky
Writer Name: Adam Simons

Track Title: Coo Coos
Artist Name(s): Dresden, The Flamingo
Writer Name: Matthew Wigton

Track Title: Stars & Trees
Artist Name(s): Outside The Sky
Writer Name: Dustin Ransom


Just Between Coaches

This show is like Oprah’s couch, where conversations cut straight to the heart of the topic, but... it’s only for coaches! Melinda Cohan of the Coaches Console explores the tough questions coaches face on a regular basis. With a new guest host each episode, Melinda provides tactical advice and strategies to address issues like “How do I deal with price resistance?” and “Should I fire my client?”