Hi!  I’m Heidi!

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“Heidi, you showed me the light at the end of the tunnel and helped me see the light was me.”
– R.S. Private coaching client

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“I can finally make sense of my childhood. I can accept it now. Because of you, I have transformed my pain into gratitude.”
– Forgiveness workshop participant

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I have seen Heidi change the lives of many people. I am a better therapist because of her teaching.
– Meagan Gaine LMHC, Therapist

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What I witnessed was transformation. Heidi brings hope and light to where there had been despair and darkness”
– Kevin B. Schmidt LCSW CEO
Light of the World Counseling

What if you’re successful in every other area of your life except the one that matters most?

I’m a master certified life coach who specializes in dysfunctional relationships, recovery, addiction in the family, codependency and self love.

 

If you struggle with unhealthy relationships with a person, place, or a thing, want to stop self-destructive behavior, or are stuck….

It’s time to crack the code to your breakthrough.  I have  a gift. It’s called the gift of discernment. I’m also intuitive. What that means is that I see things most people never will, unless I share it with them.  I also see things more clearly than most. It’s actually like a super power. And the clients I work with tell me that the things I am able to help them accomplish in coaching, have evaded them in therapy for years. I can get to the root of things where others stay on the surface.  I’m also an INTP for those of you who know about those sort of things. Basically, my personality type is that of the character in a beautiful mind. I’m a little crazy, a lot weird, and certainly not good at a lot of things, but connecting dots, putting things into a precise framework and cracking codes are my zones of genius. I have a unique way of looking at the world, your problems, and can think of solutions you never imagined. And that means, I can help you put things into perspectivce that have haunted you for decades. We will finally find the combination lock to set you free for good. I specialize in issues of addiction in the family, recovery, self esteem, codependence, and self love.  I have 20 years of experience and produce massive results with my clients.  In addition to working with private clients, I train therapists and certify life coaches in my methods. I don’t believe in fluff. I do believe in short cuts (let’s get there as fast as possible.) I do believe in the real deal and I am the real deal.

Most of my clients are experts at loving others.

They put others before themselves. They’re last on the list. The Shereos, the overachievers, the people pleasers, the helpers, the rescuers, the suck it up buttercups.  But all that takes a toll. And by the time my clients come to me, they feel like imploding, exploding, running, numbing, or giving up and they know something’s got to give.  They want answers. They want direction. They are ready for things to change NOW.

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Hi! I’m Heidi!  I’m a master certified life coach who specializes in dysfunctional relationships, recovery, addiction in the family, codependency and self love. 

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If you had met me in back in 2008, you would have thought I was a huge success story. As an expert in the Relationship Industry. I was masterful at helping others find love and I was rewarded for it. I was traveling the world, had a six figure income, Louis Vuitton luggage, and a confident exterior. But that wasn’t the whole story.

The truth was,  I was lonely and depressed.

I was ANXIOUS all of the time. 

At my core, I felt unlovabale and empty.

I was always afraid of being “found out” because I was pretending in my own life.

No one knew what was really going on because I knew how to put on a happy face.

I was the consummate people pleasing overachiever.

But no amount of success was enough, because somehow, I always felt like I was falling short. 

I was never enough. 

I would lay my head on my pillow at night and wonder “Is this life? Is this really all there is?”

And I used alcohol and food to fill the void.

All I ever really wanted but never felt like I had was TRUE HAPPINESS.

It all came to a head in 2009, when I lost everything and moved back “home”. I was in my 30s, heartbroken, alone, and desperate to change.

I felt like I had wasted enough time and it was now or never to get my shit together…authentically. No more pretending. No more faking it.

And so, I began the journey to Happily Even After. I had to overcome a lot of problems that were keeping me stuck.

  • I had issues around trying to be perfect all of time
  • I didn’t feel worthy unless I was earning love somehow
  • I didn’t trust anyone. I didn’t know how to be vulnerable
  • No one was meeting my expectations, including me
  • I didn’t know how to get my needs met without feeling needy or guilty
  • I didn’t know how to speak up for myself in a way that wasn’t aggressive or passive aggressive.
  • I was living in the hurt of past relationships

I knew deep down that the self-destructive behavior was due to a lack of self-love.

And I knew the solution for me was going to be Learning to Love Myself.

People had said that to me my whole life. “Heidi, you need to learn to love yourself.”

They told me because although I was successful in the traditional terms: money, house, “stuff”, I didn’t have what really mattered: LOVE and TRUE HAPPINESS.

My relationships sucked.

I didn’t have a healthy relationship with myself, others, food, or alcohol.

And can I tell you that every time someone said that to me, I got pissed!

I think I got so mad because even though I knew it was true, no one was really teaching HOW to freakin do it.

I’d only heard people spout off about long baths, manicures, and massages. To me, that was all band aids on flesh wounds. And it wasn’t going to cut it.

Besides, I did most of that stuff, and I still hated myself.

So, after some serious soul searching, I asked myself two questions.

1. What do I really want.

2. What am I no longer willing to tolerate in my life?

And out of those 2 questions, came my personal manifesto for self-love.

7 distinct vows emerged.

I call them my PROMISE Method.

And out of those vows, my Love Yourself First Program was born.

Once, I got sober from food and alcohol, I started teaching my self love strategies at one of the countries leading drug and alcohol treatment centers. And year after year, I took hundreds of people through my process.  And they experienced radical results.

And then, I thought…

What about the people who aren’t alcoholics?

What about the people who don’t need treatment, but something has got to change?

What about the people who are highly functioning and truly successful in every other area of life except for the one that matters most?

What about the people who are just like I was?

For you, I want to be the answer! 

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Heidi Rain McGuirk

Heidi is a Master Practitioner of NLP, Addiction Professional and Master Certified Life and Relationship Coach. She specializes in self-love, dysfunctional relationships, and dealing with addiction in the Family. She teaches about empowerment, self-esteem, addiction and recovery issues, family dynamics, and healthy relationships. She is also co-creator and co-facilitator of The Family Program, the Love Yourself First Program and the FLOW Community.  As an adult child of an alcoholic and former eating disordered binge drinker, she lends a personal understanding which helps her to truly connect to those she helps. Her unique style of using humor and candor encourages and inspires people to heal.

Heidi McGuirk profile picture

Heidi Rain McGuirk

Heidi is a Master Practitioner of NLP, Addiction Professional and Master Certified Life and Relationship Coach. She specializes in self-love, dysfunctional relationships, and dealing with addiction in the Family. She teaches about empowerment, self-esteem, addiction and recovery issues, family dynamics, and healthy relationships. She is also co-creator and co-facilitator of The Family Program, the Love Yourself First Program and the FLOW Community.  As an adult child of an alcoholic and former eating disordered binge drinker, she lends a personal understanding which helps her to truly connect to those she helps. Her unique style of using humor and candor encourages and inspires people to heal.

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