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Life and Work with Amanda Garbade

Today we’d like to introduce you to Amanda Garbade.

Amanda, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I spent over 15 years in the corporate setting leading, coaching, training, managing, and serving others. I lead hundreds of teams towards common goals. Yet, I was also challenged with chronic stress and pain. In 2001, I started having severe pain in my neck, which radiated down my arms and into my hands. Over the next six years, I went hard at western medicine, trying everything I possibly could to feel better. I agreed to cortisone shots in my hands and my neck and had shoulder surgery. I tried chiropractic work, massage, and physical therapy. I saw tons of different doctors, and I was not better.

I realized I had two paths… the western medicine path, which was leading to surgery, or something more holistic. Thankfully, I came to my senses and started down a path of alternative, holistic, or complementary medicine. I found myself trying yoga, meditation, acupuncture, reiki, and reading about energy medicine and the power of our minds. I finally found a way to control and reduce pain. I continued to explore this alternative path for seven years until I finally took a leap of faith and quit my job to go back to school in the alternative medicine field. I enrolled in a degree program specializing in clinical hypnotherapy as a challenge to myself. I figured if I can get a degree in this, then there has to be something to it.

At the same time of pursuing my degree in transformational psychology and clinical hypnotherapy, I wanted to pursue my passion for leadership and business so I enrolled in a doctorate program in organizational leadership. I am currently in the dissertation phase and will be complete soon. With all of this knowledge and experience, I felt inspired to share these gifts we all have inside of us with others, so I opened Dandi Within offering hypnotherapy and life coaching in which I am your hypnotic coach.

So, in essence, my journey through my first career in the fast-paced corporate environment lead me on a path of healing and well-being, which has turned into my second career certified as a life coach and clinical hypnotherapist. I believe in the power of our minds to help us heal emotionally and physically, and I love guiding people through that healing journey.

Has it been a smooth road?
I certainly have not had a smooth road. Many struggles that came up were stress, self-doubt, anxiety, and multiple fears. I was probably my biggest obstacle. I had to face these fears and start believing in myself. Know that you are enough, you can and do make a difference in this world, and your life has meaning and purpose. There are plenty of tools you can use if you’re just starting out. Here’s three: 1. Find a tribe, a tribe of people who will support you in your journey and lift you up. 2. Visualize a relaxing place or a particular goal being achieved and focus on that imagery for a few minutes until you can feel the difference. 3. Use your breath to bring yourself home to your body and focus on just being in the moment.

Please tell us more about your work, what you are currently focused on and most proud of.
I specialize in mindfulness. As a certified clinical hypnotherapist and life coach, I combine coaching and hypnotherapy to help clients live their best lives. This means helping people overcome fears, addictions, self-imposed barriers and blocks, learn how to cope better, and truly understand the power of their minds to help them heal and transform.

I am super passionate about mindfulness because it saved my life. I believe we hold our emotions, thoughts, and feelings in the physical body and those manifest in the body if they are not resolved. Guilt, shame, stress, anxiety, fear, sadness- all those negative emotions and feelings and even thoughts such as I’m not good enough, I don’t deserve it, and I’m not worthy will manifest as inner conflicts or dis-ease. Asking powerful questions as a coach and accessing the subconscious mind through hypnotherapy are great ways to resolve these issues.

I am also super passionate about helping others. I believe teaching clients different mindfulness tools and techniques is important so they feel “dandi within” not only during a session with me but also in their everyday lives.

What advice would you give to someone at the start of her career?
Believe in yourself! You are an amazing creature put here on this earth for a reason. Look yourself in a mirror and say, “I love you, you are enough!” Surround yourself with love, with people who love you and want the best for you. You deserve the best. Hold your best vision of your future and start walking toward it with a smile of gratitude.


  • 60 Minute Hypnotherapy or Life Coaching sessions are $100 if purchased individually
  • Package discounts available (60 minute)- 3 ($250- most popular), 5 ($400), 10 ($750)
  • 90 Minute Life Transformational Hypnotic Coaching sessions are $150 if purchased individually
  • Package discounts available (90 minute)- 3 ($400- most popular), 5 ($650), 10 ($1250)
  • Please contact me for group hypnotherapy/coaching and speaking engagement rates as prices vary.

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