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Episode 194: Interview with ABBC Life Coach Molly Noerenberg

core work Aug 31, 2022

Time Management Workshop

About Molly:

Molly Noerenberg is a life and embodiment coach for performing artists. As a coach, Molly helps people make transformational changes in the way they connect to themselves, their bodies, and their unique nervous systems so that they can bring their most authentic selves into the world. Working with Molly means you will have someone on your team with unwavering belief in what is possible for you. As a coach, Molly has an incredible passion for helping performers connect to their truest essence and finding ways to express themselves that make them feel truly alive.  

A fellow performer and singer, Molly has spent her entire career supporting the hearts, minds, and lives of performers. Molly is a certified Life Coach from the Health Coach Institute(formerly Holistic MBA), received her Bachelor of the Arts in Vocal Performance from Carnegie Mellon University, her Masters of the Arts in Vocal Performance from New York University, and her Advanced Certificate from NYU in Vocal Pedagogy. Molly is the founder of the coaching practice, in addition to serving on the faculty of NYU Steinhardt, and being the co-founder of the NYC Vocal Studio.

The unchecked thoughts and beliefs are actually standing in the way of us just showing up.

It creates that feeling in your body too.

Catabolic energy and anabolic energy

if it's always someone else's approval, permission, or job to decide if you're good enough, then what a miserable experience that will be in your life.

Most artists want to perform at the highest level. But at each new level of success, we unlock a whole host of mindsets, stories, theories, and thoughts that we have to unpack and look at.

It's tolerance of really uncomfortable, painful feelings.

Walking through that fear is far less than continuing to live with it. 

One of the things I learned about anxiety was that it's survivable. I always thought it was going to kill me.

Anxiety is Manageable, Survivable, and I can handle it. 

Actors who have performance anxiety:

  • Number one, go to your body.
  • Ask: How am I feeling?
  • Have a systematic way.
  • What does this body, what does this brain need to feel the most connected to myself, to be free to do the work that I came here to do?

The clarity and the courage to look at, "who am I? Who do I want to be in the world? How do I contribute? What makes me feel alive?"

And for so many actors, it is their acting work. And so what am I willing to do? Or find a way to do so that I can put myself in the position to be in my zone of genius? Like, how am I willing to work on this?

Celebration and revelry of what you have the gift to do and to really like prioritize if there's something that makes you come alive.

Do you know how many people are walking around just feeling like shells of themselves?

The world needs more people who feel like themselves to connect to whatever they're doing.

We deserve to find a way to get to that place, free ourselves, and be in a position to do the work we came here to do. 

Obsessive versus harmonious passions. And for many of us, we were kind of like taught and trained that the only way to succeed is to have an obsessive passion, and that is a way to succeed. And a lot of people find a lot of success that way. But there are a lot of other people who are much more fulfilled through a harmonious blend of our passions.

"I want to feel good."

We're not taught how to feel good or how to honor our feelings, or how to notice how even just notice how we feel. 

Schedule a free consult with Molly