Awaken Her Soul Alum

Stories from the Awakened Sisterhood

I am so grateful to be able to open the doors to my program, Awaken Her Soul, once again this past week.  The outpouring of women ready to awaken to their worthiness just makes me dance with joy!!! BIG FULL JOY!! 

I won’t outline all the details here (because you can go see all the information at our gorgeous new page here) but I did want to share with you this beautiful testimony from the Awakened Sisterhood.

It’s time to take a step away from the people-pleasing, perfectionism, and obsessing about what others think. Stop jumping through hoops. Get off the hamster wheel. These self-sabotaging patterns keep you from your true worth and stuck in stories of lack, shame and unworthiness. 

You are worthy of your inner peace.

You are worthy of your full power.

You are worthy of boundaries.

You are worthy of being in your fullness.

You are worthy of claiming beliefs that center your innate goodness.

You are worthy of success *and* wellness. (No more hustling for wholeness, k?)

Let others have their stories about you. Leave others to their biases about what a "worthy woman" should be.

Instead of playing that game, go within.

Like the AHS Alums who has chosen to come forward and develop an inner validation, come find a deep spiritual knowing of your worth. It comes through practice, an actual reprogramming of your mind and subsequently, your actions over time. 

This is what Awaken Her Soul is all about. We do the work to actually go deep and live your truth. 

Over the next 14 weeks I'll be guiding a group of women through 12 lessons to re-write the old stories keeping you looping in unworthiness and actually get free. 

Please, if it interests you, join us. 

-Madison xo

If you’re resonating

with these stories and feel like you’re ready to step into your own - you can get more details & sign up below!

Letting Go So Something New Can Be Born

A Letter to my younger self

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“We must let go of the life we have planned,

so as to accept the life that is waiting for us.”

-Joseph Campbell

My time spent in Miami this summer with family brought out deep self-reflection:

It’s been a summer of deep personal change, ownership and rising into a version of myself I never dreamt I’d be. 

I have let go of a life I planned so as to honor the truth that is rising up within. 

It’s been scary. 

But more than anything, I have been so held by not only my mentors but also by a deep knowing that life is so for me, that my higher self is guiding me, and if I want to receive the life waiting for me, I must let go of what I had planned. 

Sitting in a cafe this week, I wrote a letter to my 20 year old self as a reminder of how sweet surrendering to the “pull” of our soul can be. 

A reminder that choosing our Selves

is the bravest, most liberating act

This is an excerpt of what I wrote:

Madison, you don't know it yet but you will heal in ways you never knew you were wounded. You'll finally accept yourself as an eccentric, free spirited, bold woman who loves to talk and teach and be creative. Because of your healing, you'll finally uncover real friendship, too. 

You don't know it yet, but you're going to choose non-traditional work and your world will turn upside down. You'll work harder for this than you have for anything in your life. 80 hour weeks. Bartering services to get your website off the ground. Bartending, babysitting chickens, catering, doing childcare and feeling so overlooked and less than in exchange for ways to pay for your dream.

You don't know it yet, but the very faith that supports you, sustains you and gives you direction will fall away. You have no clue quite yet how this will be the first big heartbreak of your life, but the loss will resurrect you into a bold, brave and inquisitive woman. You have no idea how your journey through healing your spiritual wounds will cause a ripple effect in everyone's life around you. 

You don't know it yet, but leaving the faith was the only way you could find yourself. Oh I wish you could get a glimpse of Who You Really Are.

You don't know it yet but your success will come so quick. So quick you'll be overwhelmed, feel like a fraud, and face your inner demons while it feels others are watching your every move. (Some are… carry on).

You don't know it yet, but their opinions literally do. not. matter. outside of the fact that they trigger you into your own healing by magnetizing your unhealed parts.

You don't know it yet, but making 6 figures is easier than you've been led to believe. You can do it, trust me.

You don't know it yet, but one day you'll be able to hear yourself fully and with ease. Your inner voice is nudging you with the questions and curiosity. Listen!! When something feels off with the church, with people in power, with leaders, with anyone... listen! Your inner compass is strong, loud, and will speak to you. Keep. Listening. 

You don't know it yet, but your heart has been broken for a very long time. The walls you've built, the way you push away people who get too close, the fear of being seen.... all of it is your broken heart. It will feel like breaking to let love in because in order for scars to heal correctly, the scar tissue must be removed. 

You don't know it yet, but cutting out the scar tissue will mean breaking the hearts of others, being more honest than you've ever been. Your care-taking will end when you finally clear out the dead matter of co-dependence from your cells and move in a new way.

It will hurt, but you'll get free.

You don't know it yet but you’ll close your marriage on your 7th anniversary with ceremony. It will be beautiful and spiritual. You will come to see him as a teacher, a mirror, a lover and a dear friend on your path. The container you created with him allowed for all this magic to unfold. How lucky are you?

You don’t know it yet, but you’re still becoming someone you’re currently afraid to be. Don’t brace yourself, though. 

This journey will be made of the scariest and somehow, the easiest choices you’ve ever made.”

There is still so much I don’t know, haven’t said and cannot predict. But this I know:

No matter what I am called to,

I will choose myself with reverence. 

When life asks me to pivot and change my plans, I will listen. 

When it doesn’t make sense and others turn up their noses, still, I will listen. 

When my body tells me what is true, I will listen. 

When my soul comes calling, I will listen. 

And I will honor every version of myself in the process.

Thanks so much for letting me share my lessons in self-remembering with you.


If you could write your 20, 30, or 40 year old self a letter that begins with, “You don’t know it yet but…” what would you write?

Journal in the privacy of your own space or tag me in an instagram post. I’d love to read your story.


P.S. I share all of this because I have processed it privately. Please refrain from sending advice, “I’m sorry’s” or pity. I feel so grounded and whole in my truth with it. Thank you!

If this is resonating with you,

you can join Hillary McBride, Barbara Erochina and I alongside 16 women for an intimate retreat in Hawaii based around healing & honoring past spiritual wounds and trauma:

The Calm Collective Podcast with Cassandra Eldridge

Healing Our Wounds, Living Out Our Values & Rising in Our Self Worth

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My conversation with mindfulness blogger and photographer Cassandra Eldridge was powerful! 

I spoke on:

  • how my past childhood wounds molded my work in coaching

  • leaving organized religion to co-create a life that aligns with my TRUE essence

  • showing up in self-worth in relationships

  • the difference between self-worth & confidence

  • my relationship to money, building a 6-figure business and a team 

And so so much more, including worthiness in the financial realm, our beliefs around thriving in our purpose and careers and talk around my program, Awaken Her Soul. Listen in on our juicy conversation:

Or click over to the podcast here


P.S. If you enjoyed this podcast, check out my convo with Kylie from Zura Health

In the spirit of self-trust,

The Soul Aligned Morning is a meditation I created in support of becoming quiet

and trusting and valuing your inner voice. 

Reflections on Winning the BYCA International Coach of the Year Award

Reflections on Winning the BYCA International Coach of the Year Award


It’s hard to believe that this time last year, I was preparing to travel for the first time to Melbourne, Australia with my husband Phil to accept the International Coach of the Year Award from Beautiful You Coaching Academy. Looking back at the whole experience, I still feel so joyful about my coaching journey and this milestone, and I could not be more grateful.

I’m so thankful to Julie Parker and the BYCA team for honoring me with the Award for 2017/2018 and for asking me to be the featured writer in Inspired Coach Magazine!

My husband Phil and I (all dressed up) in Melbourne, Australia where I received the BYCA International Coach of the Year Award.

My husband Phil and I (all dressed up) in Melbourne, Australia where I received the BYCA International Coach of the Year Award.

During my time in Melbourne with my fellow Beautiful You Certified Coaches, I not only had THE best coffee I’ve ever had, I was given the opportunity to pause, breathe, and celebrate the life I've chosen to claim as my own. My 3-year journey as a coach has stretched me in so many ways + flipped my world upside down.  [Read my blog post from my first year as a coach here].

Moments like this make me realize how grateful I truly am to have chosen to follow my heart and do this work.

In the 3 years since launching my business, I have left behind versions of myself too small to dance in, made heaps of mistakes (many of them grammar related LOL!), worked too hard, asked for help, built a team of incredible women that help me succeed, learned to laugh at myself, give grace to others, have met the best humans on earth and have had the privilege of coaching 200+ of them.  

I am so proud of the woman this work has made me. I've become (and am still becoming) the woman of my dreams:

A woman who is open.

A woman who shows up for herself and others.

A woman with strong and loving boundaries.

A woman who works with intention and from passion.

A woman able to receive.

A woman who asks for more.

and most of all...  

A woman who believes she is worthy.

Receiving the Award from the Amazing Julie Parker, Director of Beautiful You Coaching Academy.

Receiving the Award from the Amazing Julie Parker, Director of Beautiful You Coaching Academy.

Receiving the BYCA International Coach of the Year Award has been one of the greatest honors of my life.

Receiving the BYCA International Coach of the Year Award has been one of the greatest honors of my life.

The incredible coaches who also received awards for their accomplishments and programs in 2017/2018.

The incredible coaches who also received awards for their accomplishments and programs in 2017/2018.

A huge thank you to every person who has been on this path with me. It's the coolest getting to grow alongside you.