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Amy Gamblin

Glen Allen, VA, US
Amy is an ACC credentialed coach through the International Coach Federation and a Certified Professional Resume Writer through the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches. She also has a passion for training and serves as a Certified Coach Trainer with the Center for Coaching Certification and is currently contracting to train coaches. As Owner of Solid Ground Career Coaching, she specializes in career coaching, offering personal and professional development coaching services and training workshops. Amy Gamblin is an average human being (unless you ask her rescue animals who think she is the most amazing person on this earth!) She goes through the ups and downs of days, weeks, months, years just like you. And she DOES have a drive within her to succeed and to work with others to succeed (whatever success may mean to you). WITH YOU, she is your partner in growth. She is dedicated to empower, inspire, and motivate. From this passion in serving others, she thrives and she wants you to thrive, too! In her own career path, Amy discovered a disconnect in aligning her true values with the work she was doing. Through this self-discovery process, she embarked on a journey that led her to a professional career in coaching. In doing so, she is committed to seeking out those who want to enrich and transform their lives through the powerful process of creating and fulfilling life-long goals. Amy has over 10 years of business experience with a background in project management and training. Prior to starting her business, Amy worked as a project coordinator and developed core business strengths by implementing global training procedures, serving as lead coordinator on multi-million dollar projects, and developing best practices and standard operating procedures for international teams. At the beginning of her professional career, Amy worked as a government contract analyst specializing in research and intelligence reports for the state and federal government. She is experienced in strategic planning, research and analysis, and training and development. Amy earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Kentucky and her Master of Arts degree in Diplomacy and International Relations from the Patterson School of Diplomacy at the University of Kentucky. She is a member of the International Coach Federation, Professional Association of Resume Writers, and the National Career Development Association.

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How Strong is Your Foundation?

Many of us in the Northeastern part of the US today are experiencing what meteorologists call a “Bomb Nor’easter”. Sounds frightening, intimidating and yes, deadly. Warnings of coastal flooding and snowfall of several feet have been predicted in its path. Working in my office today, I notice the tall pine trees sway back and forth, …Read More about How Strong is Your Foundation?

Sometimes You’re the Windshield…Sometimes You’re the Bug. OR Choose to be Neither!

  Are you the windshield or the bug? Or something else? ========================================== The old saying goes, “Sometimes you’re the windshield. Sometimes you’re the bug.” My preference is to be neither because I want to avoid being crushed and want to avoid being the crusher. So what is the alternative? I like to consider myself the …Read More about Sometimes You’re the Windshield…Sometimes You’re the Bug. OR Choose to be Neither!

Coach John Wooden’s 7-Point Creed: #2 – Make each day your masterpiece

I am fortunate to live in a very beautiful area in Virginia – my deck looks out on an environmentally protected area with lots of tall trees and a wooded forest.  If I am lucky, occasionally I will see a deer or two walking through the woods.  In the fall, it is especially awe-striking with …Read More about Coach John Wooden’s 7-Point Creed: #2 – Make each day your masterpiece


Recently seeing the movie Wonder, it got me wondering about some things, myself.  The movie, inspired by the novel written by R.J. Palacio, tells the story of a young boy, Auggie, who was born with a rare genetic facial disorder.  Roughly 600,000 people in the US have been diagnosed with this disorder.  The movie was …Read More about Wonder

What is Your “Why”? Being Authentic in Coaching

Attending a coaching meeting a few days ago, I was asked the question, “What was the reason you got into coaching and how do you want to use coaching to inspire others going forward?”  My immediate response was that I got into coaching because I believe in helping people achieve their goals and empowering them …Read More about What is Your “Why”? Being Authentic in Coaching

Riding with Joy

I went on a bike ride one morning and noticed a few things about joy. Generally, my bike ride is 45 minutes long consisting of three 15-minute loops around the neighborhood. The first two laps, I focus on cycling as fast as I can and then the last lap is my “joy ride” with the …Read More about Riding with Joy

What Goes UP

Have you ever watched a water fountain and been mesmerized by the shoots of water that go up and down and up and down and up and down? Sometimes I become so mesmerized by the process that I pick out a little strand of water and see if I can keep up with its flow. …Read More about What Goes UP

Pay the Mountain to See the View

The Appalachian Trail is approximately 2,200 miles and covers the span of 14 states from its official southern terminus at Springer Mountain, GA to the tips of Katahdin at the northern terminus. The estimated time to complete a thru-hike is 5-7 months. Out of approximately 3,330 thru hikers, only 20% complete the full hike. The …Read More about Pay the Mountain to See the View

Time Management: What would you do if you had an extra hour?

How many times have we said, “If there were just more hours in a day then I could get everything done I want to get done.”? What are those “things”? In the ideal world, how many hours in a day would that require to get everything accomplished? Sometimes it takes doing an inventory of exactly …Read More about Time Management: What would you do if you had an extra hour?