A voracious writer, lifetime learner and eternal seeker who aims to open minds, hearts and souls.
Armed with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a thirst for learning and a passion for helping people, Erin is a NASM Certified Behavior Change Specialist who reminds us that the key to success will always start with a genuine concern for others while making sure to be true to our authentic selves.
Author Erin M. Murphy
A note for you
I so look forward to getting to know you. My aim is to take a closer look at specific experiences and events, ask questions when warranted and seek answers – or at least find some ground of acceptance on which to stand. For me, writing requires quiet reflection and soulful exploration in which I can sift through my thoughts and emotions, sometimes finding clarity and sometimes leading to the discovery that the simple act of jotting thoughts down is cathartic in itself.
When I am in the throes of writing, it carries through to my daily life. Writing grounds me. Writing is where I seek to quiet my mind, even when crafting a piece on the most complex, sensitive or heated topic. Writing is how I heal my heart, no matter how painful the process may be. Writing is where I feel most at home. And writing is where I find happiness, peace and hope. Anger dissipates as situations become more clear. Hurt paves the way for healing as I release my most conflicting and difficult feelings. The honesty is raw, exposing the most fragile parts of myself. Ego just doesn’t exist and only humility remains. My curiosity is heightened and there seems to be an almost innate fascination in even the smallest of wonders. Photographers see the world through a special lens – pun intended – and writers experience the world through stories. When you experience life from this viewpoint, you will find there is a story to be found in everything.
A former personal and professional development coach, my writings are all intended to help you live your best life. Humility, humanity and humor is at the heart of my training. I’ve coached at the executive level, hosted leadership and personal development workshops for children, teens and adults and worked one-on-one with a variety of individuals to guide them in maximizing their personal and professional potential. Community service is very important to me and I’ve volunteered to teach social skills in group homes and facilities over the years, served in food kitchens, participated in charity events as well as support our military and Veterans through various organizations.
I’m passionate about making a difference in helping men, women and children become the best version of themselves.
Here’s to creating our stories and working together to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Summa Cum Laude | Newbury College
MBA Studies | Suffolk University, Sawyer Business School
Communications and Organizational Behavior Studies | Southern New Hampshire University
Addiction and Recovery Studies | UMass Boston
Certifications and Specialty Training
NASM Certified Behavior Change Specialist | National Academy of Sports Medicine
AFAA Certified Personal Trainer | Athletics and Fitness Association of America
AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor | Athletics and Fitness Association of America
Certified Diabetic Paraprofessional | American Diabetes Association
Business Etiquette and International Protocol Consultant | The Protocol School of Washington
Children’s Etiquette and Leadership Consultant | The Etiquette and Leadership Institute
Volunteer and Community Service
Dainty Dog Delicacies | My not-for-profit dog, and cat, treat venture
The Elephant Journal, Editor-at-large
Honor Flight New England
Boston’s Run to Remember
Cor Unum Meal Center
The Home for Little Wanderers
Former State (MA) approved judge | Miss America Organization
Past judge and judges coordinator | Miss America Organization, Miss U.S.A. Organization, Miss American Coed, U.S.A. Ambassador Pageant
Memberships and Affiliations
American College of Lifestyle Medicine
NAADAC | The Association for Addiction Professionals | Associate
MAADAC | Massachusetts Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors | Associate
National Academy of Sports Medicine
Athletics and Fitness Association of America
American Diabetes Association
American Marketing Association
The Protocol School of Washington (D.C.)
The Etiquette & Leadership Institute
History and Experience
Published writer | Newspaper, Magazine & Book
35+ years in the healthcare field
Global Marketing and Communications Professional
Personal and Professional Development Coach
Former instructor | The Barbizon School of Modeling
Former instructor | J.R.P New England Talent School and Agency (John Robert Powers International)
Former instructor of Group Fitness | Newton Wellesley Hospital
Print and online publications
Beautiful Table Settings | The Elephant Journal | The Boston Broadside | The Boston Metro | Supermodels Unlimited | Pageantry | BE Health & Fitness Magazine
Chronicle, New England | MTV’s MADE