Hey, thanks for tuning in to another Partner Spotlight interview at OutsourceSchool.
My name is Connor Gillivan. I’m the CMO and an Owner of Outsource School.
We’re on a mission to help 10,000+ business owners master hiring virtual assistants and freelancers, and industry partnerships is a big way that we’re able to make it happen.
We’re all about creating win-win partnerships where we are able to grow with other companies in the eCommerce, agency, SAAS, and online space.
In this exclusive interview, we interview Amy Schamberg from Amy Schamberg Wellness.
Amy is a mental health professional, educator, and board certified health coach with over 13 years of experience, she has seen the same themes on repeat: Ambitious, high-achieving professional women stuck in a vicious cycle of people pleasing, overworking, and burning out.
She’s had the honor of helping hundreds of women learn to transform stress into solutions for work/life integration, set boundaries with others and themselves, release the mental weight, let go of anxiety, and trust their intuition – so they can come back from burnout feeling empowered and resilient.
We hope that you enjoy the interview and that it brings value to you as an agency business owner.
Connor: Hey Amy, thanks for taking the time to chat with us here. We love getting to know our partners better so that our community can benefit from what our partners are offering and doing in the industry. To get started, can you give us a high-level overview of Amy Schamberg Wellness and how it got started?
Amy: I have always been fascinated by human development, health, psychology, and behavior, and in 2011, I earned my graduate degree in School Psychology through the University of Colorado. Around that same time I also became interested in the field of functional medicine, which is a scientifically sound, research-based approach that looks for the underlying root cause of disease or distress. There are so many pieces of the puzzle when it comes to wellness- everything from diet and nutrition, to sleep, exercise, stress management, social connections, meaning and purpose. The principles of functional medicine teach us how to view a person holistically and support each of these puzzle pieces to achieve optimal wellbeing, and after completing my functional medicine coaching certification in 2021 I decided to create my wellness business so that I could inspire and empower others to apply this simple formula to achieve balance and joy in their lives.
Connor: Love that! Can you dive a bit more into the products and services you provide toward wellness for women? I’m sure our audience would love to know exactly what problems you could solve for them.
Amy: Of course! After 13 years of working in the public education and mental health fields, I’ve seen the same themes on repeat: Ambitious, driven, high-achieving women struggling with people-pleasing, overthinking, and burning out. I provide virtual one-on-one and group coaching services that teach clients how to let go of people-pleasing and self-care guilt, release the mental weight of doing it all, and get time back for themselves- so they have the energy to get through the day and stick to the healthy habits that will help them feel their best.
Connor: Jumping off of that…if there was one problem you’d say that Amy Schamberg Wellness solves best for your clients, what would it be? Why?
Amy: The number one problem my wellness business solves is burnout. After experiencing and recovering from multiple burnout episodes myself, and working with hundreds of clients on the edge of burnout, I have developed a proven methodology that integrates the principles of functional medicine, cognitive behavioral theory, and positive psychology to help women learn the skills necessary to both overcome and prevent burnout. We get to the root-causes of their burnout and address those issues while also layering in simplified and supportive self-care.
Connor: As the company continues to grow over the next year, what are your plans for expansion? Any new products, offerings, or enhancements to your current services?
Amy: Over the next year I will be focusing on reaching a wider audience by providing more in-person and virtual workshops on burnout prevention and simplified self-care. I also plan to offer several self-paced courses that teach specific strategies to build resilience and enhance mental health.
Connor: And how specifically would you say that Amy Schamberg Wellness and your team is different from other similar coaching enterprises?
Amy: Coming from the helping professions, I know what it’s like to experience the chronic stress of caring for others, putting yourself last, and feeling like work-life balance is impossible. My unique background in school psychology, functional medicine and coaching allows me to bring a new perspective and diverse range of expertise to help my clients identify and overcome the myriad factors that have contributed to their burnout story. Amy Schamberg Wellness is a company that values integrity, compassion, diversity and data. We take a whole-person, holistic approach to put together all the pieces of your puzzle so you can beat burnout, simplify self-care, and get time back for yourself- without the guilt.
Connor: What’s your outsourcing story? We find that everyone has a different experience when outsourcing and hiring online. What is your first memory that comes to mind?
Amy: My first experience with outsourcing was about two years ago when I hired a company to help me with all the tech involved with creating an online coaching program. I provided the content and they created the course, the landing pages, the email funnels and all the necessary integrations. Tech is not my area of expertise and it was so relieving to know that a team of professionals were taking care of this for me! Since then, I’ve hired copy writers, a web designer, and a social media manager.
Connor: Love it! Talking more about outsourcing, what advice would you give to yourself if you were just about to start outsourcing and hiring online?
Amy: Think about all the tasks that you need to complete- which do you enjoy the least or know the least about? Chances are if you hate the task, you’re going to put it off and that is going to cause stress and anxiety. Similarly, if you don’t know how to do something, that can also be stressful, and if the time it takes to learn those skills could be better spent doing something else then you’re probably going to feel anxious about the time. Stress and anxiety don’t translate into a healthy business so I would recommend outsourcing any projects or tasks that you enjoy the least or know the least about!
Connor: How about this one…how do you communicate with the people you hire online? What’s your best practices there and how has it changed over time?
Amy: Weekly emails and monthly zoom meetings seem to work well for me and my social media manager. Over time I have learned to be explicit in my communication and not assume that someone can read my mind! I’ve also learned the hard way that it is imperative to address concerns as they arise- no matter how small they may seem. Because if you just let something go, that gives the message that there are no concerns, and this will only perpetuate the concerns and lead to bigger problems that are more challenging to deal with.
Connor: Finally, this is one that I think our community will love, who’s been your best online hire? What do they do for you? Why are they your best hire? Tell us all about them and that story!
Amy: Luciana Diehl! I hired her to develop my website. Luciana is a brilliant web designer who really understood my vision and showed so much kindness and patience as we worked together. She was thorough in her explanations, sent me Loom videos teaching me about the backend tech so that I was empowered to make my own changes in the future, and always maintained a high level of professionalism. She went above and beyond, over delivered and is hands down the best online hire I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with! You can find her here- https://www.lucianadiehl.com/
Connor: As we close this out, I just have one more question. Where is the best place to find and follow you and the company online? Also, if you have one, is there any special offer that you’ll be offering to the community today?
I’d love to offer a free, 30-minute Holistic Health Strategy Session to anyone in the Outsource School community! Anyone can book a call HERE.