When the Corporate America dream job becomes a self-limiting nightmare, with Amanda McKay

Amanda McKay didn’t have a lot of money growing up, and her mom had to hustle to raise 4 kids.  When Amanda pictured her career, she knew she would get into corporate America, work hard, dress nice, and climb the corporate ladder.

But when she finally got her dream job…she hated it and fell into a depression thinking, “is this what I’m going to do for 30 to 40 years?”

If you’re drinking along with us, that means you have a strawberry basil kombucha cocktail.

Amanda McKay is a women’s health and wellness coach based in Raleigh NC.



Dana: Welcome to hustle and gather a podcast by inspiring the everyday entrepreneur to take the leap. I’m Dana 

Courtney: And I’m Courtney, 

Dana: And we are two sisters who love business. On this show, we talk about the ups and downs to the hustle and the reward at the end of the journey.

Courtney: And we know all the challenges that come with starting a business. Between operating our wedding venue, doing speaking and consulting, and starting our luxury wedding planning company, we wake up and hustle every day. 

Dana: But we love what we do. And today we’re talking with Amanda McKay, a mindfulness-based wellness coach and owner of Amanda McKay health. Amanda, welcome to hustle and gather. 

Amanda: thanks for having me. I’m so excited to be here. 

Dana: We’re so excited to have you.

Amanda: I love what y’all are doing too. It’s fantastic. 

Courtney: Well, we love what you’re doing and by the way, for those of you that are listening today, we are drinking a strawberry basil kombucha cocktail. As always, you can find the delicious recipe in our show notes. 

Amanda: Mine is a mocktail, but that’s ok.

Dana: how far along are you? 

Amanda: 15 weeks. 

Courtney: Oh, that’s exciting.

Dana: You’re at the beginning stages.

Amanda: Yeah. I’m out of the first trimester. So that is thank goodness for that. 

Courtney: I know you’re in like the best part of it. Honestly, like I loved second trimester of pregnancy. Like, you feel all this like energy and like happiness and it’s not uncomfortable yet. So, it just feels very, I don’t know, euphoric.

Dana: I just finally stopped throwing up in the second trimester.

Courtney: That’s true. I was 16 weeks I stopped throwing up, but also euphoric.

Dana: It’s a whole new world.

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Hustle and Gather is hosted by Courtney Hopper and Dana Kadwell, and is produced by Earfluence.  Courtney and Dana’s hustles include C&D Events, Hustle and Gather, and The Bradford Wedding Venue.

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