Ivy Kaminsky is a leadership and self-love coach with Elevate! With Ivy and a nonprofit founder. She is also a women’s empowerment champion, a Tarot Reader, and a leader by example.
Ivy’s passion for empowering women has led her to use her unique gifts to coach women to reach their highest potential by teaching practices of self-worth, self-love, and self-care while combining both practical and spiritual approaches and business strategy and mindset tools. As a natural relator, mentor, and teacher, Ivy incites continued discovery and development, personal growth, and new heights for her clients, and is a source of wisdom and encouragement for all.
Ivy has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of St. Thomas, a Master’s degree in Development Studies from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in Durban, South Africa, and she has traveled to 25 countries.
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What You’ll Learn In This Episode
- Self-worth, a key component in client’s transformations
- Kind of transformations clients usually see
This transcript is machine transcribed by Sonix
Intro: [00:00:02] Broadcasting live from The Business RadioX Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. It’s time for Coach the Coach radio brought to you by the Business RadioX Ambassador Program, the no cost business development strategy for coaches who want to spend more time serving local business clients and less time selling them. Go to brxambassador.com To learn more. Now, here’s your host.
Lee Kantor: [00:00:33] Lee Kantor here, another episode of Coach the Coach Radio, and this is going to be a fun one today on the show we have Ivy Kaminsky and she is with Elevate with Ivy. Welcome, Evie.
Ivy Kaminsky: [00:00:44] Thank you so much. Happy to be here.
Lee Kantor: [00:00:46] Well, I’m excited to learn what you’re up to. Tell us about a little bit about your practice. How are you serving, folks?
Ivy Kaminsky: [00:00:52] Absolutely. So with my coaching business, I’ll leave it with Ivy. I am serving them a number of different ways. I have events. I have three months, six month and nine month coaching programs. I have. I do tarot readings and I also have an online course that I’m launching on the 17th of January called Foundations for greatness from self-limiting to self worth.
Lee Kantor: [00:01:22] Now how did you get into this leadership and self-love coaching?
Ivy Kaminsky: [00:01:27] Yeah. So my story, I was raised by an alcoholic mother who I like to say chose men poorly, and there was a something happened that was pretty pivotal. When I was about nine, my mom was fighting with my stepdad or they were fighting and he was he was abusing her and I decided to get in between them and tried to stop them. And I really just wanted to protect my mother, who I loved more than anything. And, you know, maybe not very smart, but that day, for whatever reason, I decided that no matter what, I would never let someone treat me that way. And it kind of led me on a journey to figure out why someone would settle for that kind of treatment. And what I realized is that my mom didn’t have any sense of worth or value, and she ultimately didn’t believe she deserved any better. And obviously, she couldn’t teach me what she didn’t possess. So I have really spent my entire life learning how to build my own sense of worth and choose myself and my well-being so that I can live fully in my power because I think I think we’re all on a journey of self-awareness, discovery and growth. And just far too often, especially as women, we are, I don’t know.
Ivy Kaminsky: [00:02:53] We base our value on external factors like how much money we make, where we went to school, how many followers you might have on social media, our relationship status, our weight, et cetera, fill in the blanks. And I, I know that true self-worth is about our innate value that we all just have because we’re human, just because we’re born. But truly feeling that solid sense of worthiness is not something that comes easily to most people, strictly based on the way that we’re all wired. So basically, we’re all walking around with a bunch of limiting beliefs that are holding us back, and we may not even know that or be aware of that. And so for myself, as a lifelong learner, I really love sharing all of my knowledge and my tools with the women I coach to help them feel a solid sense of worth because I know the difference that it makes in their lives. And when you have that true sense of worth and value, everything falls into place and really anything is possible. You can make more money and take better care of yourself. You can listen to your intuition and follow your purpose, have really clear boundaries, see your fear patterns or what keeps you small and learn how to move through them.
Lee Kantor: [00:04:11] Now, what do you think was the reason you were able to grow up? And kind of, I want to say, dysfunctional in the most positive way possible because you came out of it in a great way. How are you able to kind of feel a sense of self-worth to go on this type of journey when other people might be in the same situation? And maybe your mother was in a similar situation for herself and couldn’t? What what separates the people that can kind of become that lifelong learner and have the self-worth to kind of go on a journey that you’ve gone on?
Ivy Kaminsky: [00:04:48] Yeah, that’s a really great question. And I think it really comes down to choice and to, you know, not be a victim to to kind of choose something other than than blaming everybody else and everything else that happens to you. You know, the horrible things that happen to us late in life, you know, everybody has horrible things that happen to them, but it’s not about, you know, those things don’t necessarily define you. You get to define you. And the actions that you make in your life define you. So you can either blame those things and and feel like poor me. Or you can say, you know what? That’s just something that happened to me and I’m I’m going to make different choices so that I. Be the creator of my life rather than just being just reacting to things every day.
Lee Kantor: [00:05:37] Now do you think that that’s kind of the critical linchpin mindset shift that has to occur in order to kind of go on this journey of of self-worth and growth and growth?
Ivy Kaminsky: [00:05:49] Yeah, I mean, that’s one of the main ones. I also think you need to be open and open to learning. I think you need to be self-aware and kind of really be willing to take a hard and deep look at yourself and what you might want to change and if you need to change. I think it’s a combination of, you know, of choosing of being open to learning and of taking the actions to make change because just because you want something doesn’t mean it happens. You also have to be willing to put in the work and change your habits every day, and it doesn’t happen overnight. So it’s it’s all all those things combined, I think I think, ah, what kind of where the magic happens now?
Lee Kantor: [00:06:31] Do you work with a certain type of person, like do you work with entrepreneurs? You work with self-employed, primarily women. Is there a kind of a niche that you serve?
Ivy Kaminsky: [00:06:41] Absolutely. So I mostly work with what I call leaders, lady bosses and soul pioneers, and my clients are definitely usually women that are oftentimes burnt out, working too hard, maybe not taking care of themselves. Or they might be struggling to find more purpose in their life and their work. Sometimes they want to quit drinking or heal their relationship with food, and they know that it’s a deeper issue. Because of everything that I’ve been through, I feel like I can be a good example to others of what’s possible. And I’ve also had a lot of loss in my life, including the loss of a child at full term, which has really forced me to look at my life and see what was working and what wasn’t. And because of that loss, you know, I was kind of like. And it was, you know, I lost both parents and and a son, and I was like, Why? Why does this keep happening? Like, what is the lesson to be learned here? Because it’s I was kind of to the point of like, no more, please. I can’t take any more of this loss. So what is the lesson? And what I what I came to realize is that, you know, I mean, it’s kind of cliché, but life is just too short. And, you know, because of that, I really took a hard look and I decided to start a nonprofit so that I can have more fulfilling work. I got divorced and I really just continued to grow and push myself. So, yeah, I know the struggles that we all face, and I also know what it takes to overcome them.
Lee Kantor: [00:08:10] And what are some of the symptoms that your prospective clients are having where you’re a good fit to help them through it? Is it that they’re in some sort of a transition or they feel that kind of a sense of, I don’t want, say, desperation, but maybe a sense of things are getting out of control?
Ivy Kaminsky: [00:08:27] Yeah. I mean, it really depends on the person. Sometimes people just know, you know, they need, they want, just want their life to change, they just want to see something different and they’re just kind of feeling stuck and tired and. You know, want want more out of life, they want more purpose or or they just are tired of being sick and tired of being sick and tired, and they want they want to turn some things around. So it really kind of depends. But people just usually know when it’s time to make some big changes. And sometimes they have a kind of a catalyst, something big that happens like I did. And sometimes it’s just it’s just all the little things adding up.
Lee Kantor: [00:09:07] Now you shared the story of your transformation. Is there any transformation you can share of a client? Obviously, don’t name their name, but maybe share the before and after of what they were struggling with and how after working with you, they got to a new level.
Ivy Kaminsky: [00:09:22] Absolutely. So some of the different, you know, the transformations depend on the client, and they’re not all the same, but some a couple of the ones that come to mind. One of my one of my clients, I think, you know, maybe because of seeing me doing the same thing, but decided that they wanted to quit drinking and really basically do an overhaul of their entire life. And so after our working together in a lot of kind of trial and error and figuring out how to to be successful in that in everyday life, they’ve they’ve come to a place of much better health and well-being and better boundaries and just kind of seeing the reverberations across all areas of their life. I have another one who came to me feeling super burned out, kind of in a career transition and just not even knowing if they should stay in the same industry anymore, just being really frustrated and not being able to say no at work and working all kinds of hours and not getting paid very well. And then after working together, we she ended up getting recruited for a really awesome job where she was able to for the first time, negotiate a much higher salary and for less hours. So it really, really kind of depends on what kind of growth people are looking for, but those are a couple of them.
Lee Kantor: [00:10:57] Now do you find I like to? Maybe you can help our listeners that are struggling when you are kind of struggling with something and you do get help. Do you find that that person who goes through that process, all of a sudden opportunities to start presenting themselves and things become clearer because you’ve kind of eliminated some of this baggage or some of the friction or noise that’s in your life? And if you can remove some of that, then all of a sudden you start seeing the world a little differently in different things that may have always been there. You’re seeing them slightly differently, and they’re opening up different types of opportunities.
Ivy Kaminsky: [00:11:34] Absolutely that. That’s what I would call signs and synchronicities. And I think the more that we listen, the more that we tune in. Like first, you have to be open to it and then you have to be tuned in to it. But you know, listening to your intuition and then kind of feeling a sense of being part of something bigger than yourself and maybe having a relationship with with divine source or your higher power or whatever you might call that. I think all those things coming together when you’re really working on yourself, you start to see, you know, the signs, the symbols, the synchronicities and really starts working for you rather than against you. And those magic things happen. You start collaborating with people you’ve always wanted to. And I just think the universe comes to meet you where you’re at and because you’re at a, you know, maybe a better, more healthy place than just better things are happening. And that’s definitely a great part of it, a great benefit of it.
Lee Kantor: [00:12:38] Do you think that things are happening and you even if you’re not in a great place, they’re happening all around you, you’re just not seeing it or you’re not open to it. But it’s the fact that you’re kind of opening your eyes to this and and becoming more self-aware that all of a sudden now, you know, a rainbow of colors is around you that maybe have always been there. You just haven’t been recognizing.
Ivy Kaminsky: [00:12:59] Absolutely, absolutely. I think we’re always being kind of nudged in a certain direction in the direction of our purpose and our divine purpose in this life. But most of the time, we’re not listening. And so that stuff is always happening around you, but you have to be open to it and you have to be doing the work to to hear it and see it. And yeah, I definitely think that that it’s it’s there regardless. But the more you can tune in the.
Lee Kantor: [00:13:29] And the more you benefit from it, because it’s I believe it’s all there around you. It’s just a matter of you kind of being aware of it and going out and grabbing it instead of repelling it.
Ivy Kaminsky: [00:13:40] For sure, for sure. And that’s, you know, that’s the more you can be taking good care of yourself, you know, maybe meditating, doing yoga, like whatever, whatever taking care of yourself looks like for you. The more you can hear those nudges and the more you can tune into and tap into that inspiration and creativity that comes. You know, more magically, when you’re not really stuck in the basic necessities of life, you know, you’re worried about how you’re going to eat the next eat today, your basic needs, you can’t think of your higher aspirations, but but when you have that luxury like, it’s all around you if you can tune in and listen. And yeah, the more beautiful. I think synchronicities happen when you’re when you’re doing the work, when you’re open to it, when you’re listening, when you’re receptive.
Lee Kantor: [00:14:40] Well, I mean, thank you so much for sharing your story today. You’re doing such important work, and we appreciate you. If somebody wants to get on your calendar and learn about your courses or the stuff you have going on, is there a website they can go to?
Ivy Kaminsky: [00:14:52] Yeah. So my my website is under construction, but people can see all of my offerings at my scheduling site, which is Elevate with Ivy Dot BlockFi dot com. They can also connect with me on LinkedIn at Elevate with Ivy, and I’m doing a virtual event tomorrow at Four O’Clock Central called called Excuse Me, Call to Clarity. Twenty twenty two. And you can find that on Eventbrite.
Lee Kantor: [00:15:23] Good stuff. And then your main website when it gets working is Elevate with Iveco that there will be kind of the central location to get in contact with you down the road.
Ivy Kaminsky: [00:15:33] Absolutely. Yeah, not actually. Should be very, very soon. Yes.
Lee Kantor: [00:15:37] Good stuff. Well, thank you again for sharing your story today.
Ivy Kaminsky: [00:15:42] You are absolutely welcome. Thank you so much for having me.
Lee Kantor: [00:15:44] All right, this is Lee Kantor Lusail. Next time on Coach the Coach radio.