Therapy, Coaching, Perfectionism & Why Feelings Are Not Facts with Topsie VandenBosch

January 10, 2019

I was jumping up and down when I reached out to today’s extraordinary guest and she agreed to come on the podcast and speak to us about some pretty significant issues covering everything from anxiety and stress, feelings of isolation, and how to be objective about our own self-criticism.

Topsie VandenBosch, LMSW, is a business coach for female entrepreneurs. She empowers rising female bosses in discovering freedom from negative thoughts and beliefs that prevent them from performing at their highest level at work and in their personal lives. In her second business, she has also been a mental health therapist for the past 7 years, and owns a private practice on the west side of Michigan.

In her role as a mental health therapist, she specializes in providing therapy to career focused women who are struggling with inner confidence and their overall emotional wellness.

Topsie has the most incredible and diverse work experiences that sets her apart in the industry, and everything from her clear-cut manner of presenting information to her infectious laugh are going to leave you wanting to learn more from her.

We cover a wide range of issues including:

  • Anxiety and how it can show up for female entrepreneurs along with differences between anxiety and stress/worry
  • Sneaky ways anxiety can manifest and some of the benefits and potential dangers on having that label.
  • Boundaries between coaching and therapy
  • Why “feelings are not facts” and how to be objective when our own self-criticism comes knocking.
  • How to deal with the isolation that comes with the age of social media

This episode has SO many nuggets that will change your life.  Make sure to tune in and then check out more from Topsie!  Her Instagram stories in particular are a must watch 😉



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