Who do you talk to when you’re having an issue with a friend or feeling really isolated and in need of a shoulder to lean on?
What if there was someone who was a supportive, knowledgeable, and an unbiased party who was there just to help you get through whatever that issue was?
Enter the Friendship Coach.
I know what you’re thinking. I didn’t know there was such a thing until very recently so don’t feel out of the loop if you have no idea what that is either.
My guest on this episode is Danielle Bayard Jackson. Danielle is a wife, mom of a two-year-old, PR strategist, author, podcaster, and certified Friendship Coach for women.
We’ve talked before on the podcast about how there’s no shame at all in asking for help as a mom. This concept applies to asking for help with your friendships too!
Friendships can be complicated as an adult.
There are lots of myths and stereotypes about female friendships.
Certain seasons of mom life can feel very lonely. Feeling surrounded by people in your home every moment, but at the same time feeling isolated and disconnected.
Especially when you move to a new town with kids. Or when you have a new baby.
It can be hard to make that first step and put yourself out there.
Danielle knows all about it, both first-hand as a mom, and as a Friendship Coach who’s helped many women navigate their friendship journeys with less drama and more meaning.
Because as she says, ” life’s better with ‘keep it real’ friends”!
About the Guest
Danielle is a wife, mom to a two-year-old, an author, speaker, licensed educator, podcaster, PR agency owner, and certified women’s coach.
She specializes in friendship and communication for women ages 25-38.
She’s dedicated to equipping women with the skills they need to grow meaningful friendships through Friend Forward, formerly the Give it a Rest Movement.
We talk about
- How she went from teaching to starting her PR business and becoming a friendship coach.
- What exactly in the world a friendship coach is and why it’s so important for moms
- Some common friendship challenges that moms come to her with
- What she has to say about that excuse that we are all guilty of, “I’m too busy for female friendships”
- Her incredible tips on how to make friends in 90 seconds or less! Yes, she fully delivers on that!!
- And so much more, including the fascinating science of friendship and how it plays out in our lives.
Links & Resources
More about the Gotcha Mama Podcast:
The Gotcha Mama Podcast is where we share honest stories of the joys and struggles of mom-life with young kids.
Each week host Amanda Bennett interviews a mom about topics ranging from awkwardly making mom friends, to chasing BIG dreams and finding purpose, to managing crippling anxiety and depression. You’ll hear stories from moms like you with the purpose to inspire, encourage, and entertain you.
We understand that motherhood can be lonely and make you doubt yourself. The Gotcha Mama Podcast exists to let you know that you are not alone as a busy mom of young kiddos, no matter what you’re dealing with.
The show is all about tearing down our insecurities as moms by honestly sharing our stories and a little of what we’ve learned along the way.
We believe it’s a whole lot better riding the rollercoaster of motherhood together!
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