We had the good fortune of connecting with Amy Guerrero and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Amy, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I needed what I created.
Choosing to live a substance-free lifestyle and heal my trauma is not taught in treatment centers or in schools.
In 2013, I got serious about healing my trauma and my momma-wounds and while doing the things, became physically dependent on alcohol.
That created two seemingly different “treatment protocols” that I did not see, feel or think were different.
So, in 2014 while in treatment I started designing a more comprehensive trauma-informed approach to choosing to be abstinent from substances and healing from the root cause.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I have been an entrepreneur most of my life. I started my first business in High School.
I am so fuckin proud of creating a successful business out of my life journey.
Choosing to work for myself is not easy, but I remember when one of my mentors told me I was “unmanageable and highly talented” I would capitalize on my strengths by consulting and coaching.
Overcoming the challenges is choosing that no matter what I will not quit. I almost did between 2014-2016 by taking my own life, but after several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to live bigger, with more pleasure, purpose and share it with the world.
I continuously learn lessons as an entrepreneur, practitioner, and conscious sober woman. Mostly what I learn every day is the more I slow down, receive, take the next right action and do it with my heart, the more success I welcome into my life and the lives of my clients. This requires a strong system, a masculine container to hold me and my business so I can be in my flow and meet humans exactly where they are at.
I want people to know that I believe that healthy conscious relationships will change the world and it starts with you.
It will heal intergenerational trauma, it will bring more purpose and pleasure to your life and it can start happening right now.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I spend most of my time on the west side. When I first moved to LA, I was still running my real estate company Urban Chica. I got to spend so much time driving around and showing apartments all over the LA area. My favorite thing to do in LA is an urban hike. Park your car somewhere and strap on some cozy shoes, bring your camera and just walk around the city. LA is vast, there is so much to take in, there are so many beautiful nooks and crannies to explore and find street art, vintage furniture, record stores and more. I promise you will be amazed at what turns you on when you explore the city this way. And, if walking is not something that works for you. Ask a friend to drive you around so you can take it all in from the passenger seat. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would not be alive if it wasn’t for the support of my family and friends who did not give up on me. My Parents, although very confused, overwhelmed, and totally uneducated in the space of substance dependency kept believing in me. The day, I decided I was not dying and I was ready to live as I had never lived before I left Texas to head back to California and although I felt safer with space for a few months, I felt their love and kept going.
3 months after I made this decision, I started coaching and launched Thrive in Recovery.
The mentors, guides, teachers that I have had in my life since I was born all supported this to happen and for me to be here now.
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