Co-founder of FreeBody ™ Practice Alexis Artin is also a “leading Success Coach.” She has worked for the past twenty years “propelling people towards their personal and professional best.”
Alexis Artin has worked with “many A-list celebrities across the board in television and film.”
After that, Alexis Artin decided to apply her “passion and skillset for fostering potential and obtaining results to the world of self-development and transformation.”
Likewise, Alexis Artin has also “worked side-by-side with many of the most revered thought leaders bringing personal growth to the global stage.”
Alexis Artin also became the “driving force behind expanding one of the largest and most respected female empowerment companies.” This “inspired her to channel her expertise into creating a coaching practice serving clients worldwide.”
Alexis Artin also coaches her clients through her unique approach. She incorporates “the body, mind, heart, and soul” in her coaching. Her “powerful coaching gives her clients true and lasting transformation from the inside out.”
As a coach, Alexis Artin holds an ICF certification. She is also an Energy Leadership Master Practitioner, as well as a “licensed Demartini Method Facilitator, hypnotherapist, and NLP practitioner.”
According to Alexis Artin, her coaching stands out becase she “brings the whole person into the coaching experience.”
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I’ve not come across another coach who brings the whole person into the coaching experience. Alexis Artin
Jerome Knyszewski: What do you think makes your company stand out? Can you share a story?
Alexis Artin: I’ve not come across another coach who brings the whole person into the coaching experience.
Coaching is often super-focused on the mind — identifying mental blocks and limiting beliefs we need to push through to achieve our goals.
My approach incorporates the body, heart, and soul into the experience too.
My philosophy is this: our soul holds our truth — our purpose, why we are here. The body is how we serve that purpose, while the heart and mind act as transmitters between the two.
To feel completely fulfilled, all four need to be aligned. If you’re not living your purpose, your truth, then your body’s going to let you know.
For example, tension, lethargy, and burnout can indicate that you’re not staying true to yourself.
This can be illustrated by my client Katie — a newly-licensed therapist specializing in addiction counseling.
She came to me after a patient in her care had overdosed, passing away as a result. Katie was distraught.
She was questioning her abilities and effectiveness as a therapist, feeling that she had let this patient down.
As we peeled back the layers of all that Katie was processing, we revealed the truth at the center of it all: her patient made choices resulting in their own death.
However that may sound, those were the indisputable facts, which means that anything and everything beyond that were judgments.
As is commonly the case, Katie’s judgments were projections, determined by her own worst fears.
She had painted her patient as a victim rather than someone exercising their right to make their own decisions.
Within Katie’s inner-narrative, she portrayed herself as a terrible therapist who failed her patient, rather than a fantastic therapist whose patient chose to end her own life.
By questioning her purpose, Katie ignored her soul’s certainty and universal truth (that everybody dies) and gave into her body’s uncertainty (which feared being out of control — of life, her career, etc.)
Once Katie reconnected with her soul’s truth, she felt her body relax, her heart open, and her mind remember its mission.
This allowed her to release the judgments, and within that, she could express unconditional love for both her patient and herself to restore the balance between her soul, mind, body, and heart.
Jerome Knyszewski: Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
Alexis Artin: Slow down to speed up.
It sounds counterintuitive, but if you’re always rushing and booking in as many clients as you can back-to-back, it’s not good for you or your clients.
Always ask yourself: “Am I creating a space from which I can give the best of myself?”
If the answer is no, because you’re barely sleeping and don’t have time to eat, then recognize the need to step back.
Show yourself the love and care you would if it was one of your clients.
Jerome Knyszewski: None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
Alexis Artin: My husband, without a doubt. When I felt the pull to start my business, I was in a corporate career.
I had job security and was bringing consistent money in to support our family.
Stepping out of that created a lot of uncertainty and unpredictability — you can lose a lot of money in the first few years of a new business.
My husband’s support and belief in me to follow my dreams was unlike any support I’ve ever had in my life.
To have someone value me so much and say, “I’ve got you, you go do you and make the world a better place by being you,” is incredible, and I could never thank him enough for that.
Slow down to speed up.
Jerome Knyszewski: Ok thank you for all that. Now let’s shift to the main focus of this interview. Delegating effectively is a challenge for many leaders. Let’s put first things first. Can you help articulate to our readers a few reasons why delegating is such an important skill for a leader or a business owner to develop?
Alexis Artin: It’s such an important skill to master because if your team feels like you’re holding them back and not providing opportunities to progress, you’ll end up losing some amazing talent while continuing to battle with your ever-increasing and competing demands.
You end up burning out, and your team ends up resentful, which will significantly impact how your business performs.
Jerome Knyszewski: Can you help articulate a few of the reasons why delegating is such a challenge for so many people?
Alexis Artin: Delegating is a huge challenge because often, we mistake it for being ineffective.
We believe we should be able to do everything, and asking others to help us out signals that we’re weak.
We end up drowning under stress and pressure while our teams grow resentful that they don’t have the space to grow and develop.
I especially see this problem with women, as we often believe our value is tied up in how “helpful” we can be, and to let those tasks go somehow diminishes our worth.
Jerome Knyszewski: In your opinion, what pivots need to be made, either in perspective or in work habits, to help alleviate some of the challenges you mentioned?
Alexis Artin: We need to stop wearing “busy” as a badge of honor. It’s like a humble brag in so many workplaces to say “I’m super busy,” “I’m stacked,” or “I’m snowed under.”
We often use it to reaffirm our sense of worth and value within the organization, like, “OK, I have a thousand tasks on my plate but that’s good because at least I know I’m needed.”
What I’d love to see is a shift to encouraging employees to speak up when the pressure’s getting too much, when their workload is keeping them in the office way longer than everyone else, or they’re losing sleep over it.
We need to start appreciating that “busy” = overworked, and that should be a warning sign for managers to look out for as a risk to someone’s wellbeing.
I would inspire people to find the way back home to themselves. Alexis Artin
Jerome Knyszewski: Thank you for all of that. We are nearly done. You are a person of great influence. If you could start a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. 🙂
Alexis Artin: It would be the FreeBody™ Movement. I want people to start connecting their minds to their bodies, hearts, and souls to really tune in to who they are and why they’re here.
I would inspire people to find the way back home to themselves. To their own mastery, expertise, and sovereignty.
So many of us live the lives we think we should, whether it be working a corporate job when we really want to be a musician or desperately looking to settle down because all our friends are when really we want to travel the world.
By paying attention to the feedback your body is giving you all the time, we can start to know ourselves on a much deeper level.
Imagine if each of us uncovered and started living our true purpose? I think the world would be a much happier, joyful place. How extraordinary would that be?
Jerome Knyszewski: How can our readers further follow you online?
Alexis Artin: I’m on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn, plus I update my blog weekly.
Jerome Knyszewski: This was very inspiring. Thank you so much for the time you spent with this!