About me

 

In brief 

A freelance writer, coach, eternal seeker and Renaissance soul 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.

My coaching includes an array of offerings, 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.

Education

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

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

The Home for Little Wanderers

Honor Flight New England

The U.S.O.

Soldier’s Angels

Boston’s Run to Remember

Cor Unum Meal Center

 

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

Writer | Published, freelance and contributor

30+ 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

Media

Print and online publications

The Elephant Journal | The Boston Broadside | The Boston Metro Supermodels Unlimited | Pageantry | BE Health & Fitness Magazine

Television

Chronicle, New England | MTV’s MADE

 

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