Beat Overwhelm and Burnout

With Marcy McDonald

Create an Island of Calm, Clarity, & Control You Can Summon Up at Will.

Beat Overwhelm and Burnout

With Marcy McDonald

Create an Island of Calm, Clarity, & Control You Can Summon Up at Will.

Recover Your Focus

Learn the strategies that enable you to pay attention to the things that matter and ignore the things that don’t.

Recover Your Purpose

Learn how to discern what is truly important to you—and then follow through on what you realize.

Recover Your Energy

Learn what’s been draining you emotionally, physically, and mentally and how to counteract the stressors.

Recover Your Clarity

Learn how to reframe emotions and negative self-talk so that nothing stands between you and your inner calm.

What You Do

When I was in my corporate job, I was usually the first person in the office and the last person out. I’d had to prove myself over and over to make it as far as I had, and I’d worked as many as 90 hours a week to get there. Now, I don’t even see how that was possible. Sure, I was making 6 figures and had a huge office with big windows, but I was also miserable.

The funny thing is, I never realized that I was the source of my misery. Granted, the demands on me were high and so was the pressure. But I was the one who was saying yes so often that I’d end up feeling overwhelmed with all I had to get done. I was the one spreading my attention across so many areas that I couldn’t focus effectively anymore. I was the one who was being a perfectionist and not handing off work that someone else could do—maybe not as well, but well enough.

I was the one making myself exhausted physically, mentally, and emotionally. As a result, I had totally lost my motivation for my work and had no sense of purpose. So every day was torture.

Then I had to have emergency back surgery that forced me out of the office for 3 months and limited my hours for another 2. During that time, I woke up. I saw that other people in the company still had a life. I realized what I had done to myself. And I saw that I needed better strategies for productivity, that I needed to deepen and narrow my focus, and that I needed to sort through the emotional baggage I was carting around like a shield—but that actually was weighing me down.

So I dug in, sorted out, and changed how I worked. I stopped working nights and weekends. I stopped answering emails and texts after the workday. I reclaimed my life. Now I work 20-30 hours a week on average. I’m never overwhelmed. I’m never exhausted. I love what I do and am excited to get to work every day.

It took me nearly 7 years to figure out the strategies, tools, exercises, and insights that have the most impact. I’ve poured them all into the Inner Oasis Program and my 1-on-1 coaching so that I can save you time, headache, and heartache by speeding up that process.

Don’t stay stuck, overwhelmed, and burned out. Let me guide you to the other side, to the land of inner calm, control, energy, and purpose.

What You Do

When I was in my corporate job, I was usually the first person in the office and the last person out. I’d had to prove myself over and over to make it as far as I had, and I’d worked as many as 90 hours a week to get there. Now, I don’t even see how that was possible. Sure, I was making 6 figures and had a huge office with big windows, but I was also miserable.

The funny thing is, I never realized that I was the source of my misery. Granted, the demands on me were high and so was the pressure. But I was the one who was saying yes so often that I’d end up feeling overwhelmed with all I had to get done. I was the one spreading my attention across so many areas that I couldn’t focus effectively anymore. I was the one who was being a perfectionist and not handing off work that someone else could do—maybe not as well, but well enough.

I was the one making myself exhausted physically, mentally, and emotionally. As a result, I had totally lost my motivation for my work and had no sense of purpose. So every day was torture.

Then I had to have emergency back surgery that forced me out of the office for 3 months and limited my hours for another 2. During that time, I woke up. I saw that other people in the company still had a life. I realized what I had done to myself. And I saw that I needed better strategies for productivity, that I needed to deepen and narrow my focus, and that I needed to sort through the emotional baggage I was carting around like a shield—but that actually was weighing me down.

So I dug in, sorted out, and changed how I worked. I stopped working nights and weekends. I stopped answering emails and texts after the workday. I reclaimed my life. Now I work 20-30 hours a week on average. I’m never overwhelmed. I’m never exhausted. I love what I do and am excited to get to work every day.

It took me nearly 7 years to figure out the strategies, tools, exercises, and insights that have the most impact. I’ve poured them all into the Inner Oasis Program and my 1-on-1 coaching so that I can save you time, headache, and heartache by speeding up that process.

Don’t stay stuck, overwhelmed, and burned out. Let me guide you to the other side, to the land of inner calm, control, energy, and purpose.

Get the Breathing Room to Relax

The first thing you need when you’re feeling overwhelmed, unfocused, and overly emotional is to get breathing room to de-stress ASAP. We’ll use exercises that will show you how to bring a state of calm and clarity into any situation where you feel stressed or stuck. You’ll adjust attitudes that deplete energy and reset with positive strategies to lift you up rather than tear you down. You’ll begin to create your own island of calm so you can sort out how to move forward in a healthy and sustainable way.

Master Your Emotional Ups and Downs

We’ll identify how your thoughts, feelings, and actions have been contributing to your stress and exhaustion, so you can break free of behaviors and habits that have been working against you. You’ll learn how to integrate the practical lessons and healthy patterns of feeling, thinking, and behaving into your daily life so that you can feel what you need to—and then move on calmly. You’ll gain the ability to summon up emotional and intellectual clarity and control whenever you choose.

Create Sustainable Work-Life Balance

You’ll identify what really matters to you both professionally and personally, and that will enable you to carve out time for the things that really matter to you. You’ll choose what to focus on at a deep level, and you’ll choose what things you want to spend less time on or ignore. This will you emotional stability, more job satisfaction, more personal satisfaction. And it will help you let go of the things you don’t realize you’re doing that are stealing your time—and life—away from you.

My Clients

My Clients

Meghan R.

“Marcy and I met about six years ago & little did I know that, in each conversation, she was helping me to see what already existed within me. She has an uncanny ability to observe an issue from all angles. While she’ll never directly tell me what to do, unless I ask, she has the ability to plant the seed of an idea in my mind that often leads to the best choice. A constant source of grounding, peace, & unique perspective, Marcy provides advice & subtle direction when I need it most (but don’t know I need it!). She is direct, with softness, & empowers me to make the best decision for my own well-being, & then by extension, my family. I would recommend Marcy’s coaching for any endeavor: personal or professional. You won’t find another person as prepared to help you figure out your best life.”

Janet S.

“I was in a very dark place. I’ve been at my job for 33+ years, feeling stuck, the velvet handcuffs. I was unhappy—not liking what I did for a living, not enjoying any aspect of my personal life any longer. It started to affect my physical health, my mental well-being. Well, Marcy really turned that around for me. She gave me the tools that I didn’t have in my toolbox to deal with those daily frustrations, to deal with the overwhelming negativity. One conversation with Marcy and I shifted my perspective in a way that was a complete game-changer. I was able to get up and go to work the next day with new insights and new tools that I didn’t have prior to working with Marcy. This is a heartfelt thank you and a heartfelt recommendation because what she did for me was truly life-changing.”

Jennifer S.

“Marcy’s super power is her ability to see through the clutter and get to the heart of the actual issue that needs to be solved, & with a road map. She really helped me focus. As the calm voice of reason, Marcy has helped me personally as well as professionally. Not only did her direction give me clarity and motivation, but also her coaching has helped me create products that have sold millions of dollars. I now have the skills & confidence to reach my goals–AND I have reached them. I wouldn’t be where I am today without her.”

Tatyana G.

“Before I worked with Marcy on transformation coaching, I was struggling with finding my bigger purpose in life. I was looking for the direction and who I want to become, and it wasn’t until I started working with Marcy that I was able to get clarity on what I want to do. Marcy helped me experience a breakthrough in listening deeply to my intuition and identifying the work I’m called to do. Through just one guided visualization, she helped me realize what kind of legacy I want to create and leave in this world and how I can do this. The sense of urgency that came with experiencing the legacy exercise was so real that it woke me up to be my better self. I feel she’s unlocked the keys to the next level in my life. Thank you, Marcy!”

Claire M.

“I wanted to say how much I benefited from Marcy’s program. It was amazing. I came across her program at a time in my life when I was really struggling. I was going through a lot and the issues I was having spilled into my life in the areas of emotional eating, stress eating, anxiety, and lack of self-care. What I was looking for was a lot of help to not just manage these things, but get beyond them. Marcy gave me a lot of tools—practical things I could use in my everyday life. I was really looking to be more mindful about what I was eating, how I was eating, and it has really changed my life. I was able to change everything I was doing and improve my nutrition, my body confidence, the way I view food, and the way I’d been eating. All of that has done a wonderful thing for my life. I have loved your program, and it has changed my life. It’s been a godsend. I’m extremely grateful and can’t recommend Marcy highly enough.”

Emma J.

“For me the best thing about working with Marcy was the way she would help me get perspective on a situation. It wasn’t like she was telling me what to do. She didn’t have one set formula that she laid on me. She truly listened to me, in a way that I’m not sure anyone ever has before. I felt heard. Like she really saw me, outside of who I had become at work. She saw the inner me that’s been trying to get out. She was able to help me through creative exercises and questions she asked, and it was done in a way that I was able to step back and decide on a response rather than just reacting emotionally. Just gaining that ability to pause, step back, and realize that I have choices about how to respond was really huge. Interestingly, it helped with my self-esteem too. Getting the ability to take the reins in my own hands was hugely beneficial, and for that, I’m very grateful. I feel calm and in control of my own life again.”

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Does Waiting Drive You Crazy?

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Beat Overwhelm and Burnout

With Marcy McDonald

Create an Island of Calm, Clarity, & Control You Can Summon Up at Will.

Beat Overwhelm and Burnout

With Marcy McDonald

Create an Island of Calm, Clarity, & Control You Can Summon Up at Will.