And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. – Anais Nin
Tess Marshall is a fighter.
Tess Marshall is a courageous fighter.
Courage coach, Tess Marshall has a story to tell. It’s story of defeat and triumph; it’s a story of bitterness and love; and it’s a story of failure and hope. The common theme that threads all of her stories together can be expressed in two words: Bold action.
Like many of us, Tess’ life story is as complex as it is inspiring. She shares her story by speaking, coaching, writing and blogging.
Recently, Tess created a new way to share her story – the 30 Days to Bold course, which starts Monday, February 18. She subtitles the course as, The Fearless Course…Make the Impossible Possible because that’s the only what she knows how to live – fearlessly.
It’s my pleasure to introduce Tess Marshall. While her remarkable course is just 30 days long, Tess has spent a lifetime creating it.
Welcome, Tess. Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
I currently work as a writer, speaker, and courage coach. I have a master’s degree in counseling psychology and had a private practice in Michigan for 10 years.
I love to guide and inspire people to overcome their fears and live-out-loud. I write at The Bold Life, for an amazing and growing community. My work has allowed me to reach people all over the world.
My passion is to help others grow through their fears and take the action needed to create and live a meaningful and inspired life. I’ve written three books and created a brand new course, 30 Days to Bold.
Why did you create 30 Days to Bold? Tell us more about it.
30 Days to Bold is an interactive and live course that begins on Monday February 18th. It allows us to support and personally get to know each other.
We overcome our fears and grow through our courage.
The course is designed to take one beyond excuses, procrastination, worries and doubts…from fear to freedom. You’ll gain the confidence to take bold action.
- Every Monday you will receive a password that will give you access to the course on a private page at The Bold Life where you’ll find all the material, videos, ebooks and more.
- Access to a private Facebook page with myself and other bold people in the 30 Days to Bold community.
- A series of personal and heartfelt videos from my awesome and courageous friends. They share their own stories and expertise on how they have overcome fear and how you can, too.
- A series of video interviews with myself and other experts on how to be courageous.
- Four live group-coaching calls with me.
- My stories, guidance and wisdom gleaned from helping thousands of people through my work as a psychologist, life coach, and professional speaker.
- Weekly, worksheets, lessons, activities, encouragement and support.
- Over $100 in bonuses and other goodies from my fearless friends.
Why did you create it?
I understand what it is like to be paralyzed by fear. In the past, I made mistakes, I spent my time freaked out, playing small, denying and hiding from fear.
I sunk into depression and I hated my life. One day, when I couldn’t stand the pain, craziness or drama any longer… I reached out for help. I hired a therapist, attended a support group, found a mentor, hired a coach and put into practice what I learned.
Little by little, I turned my life around. I created a new story.
The payoff of my post-fear life…I raised my family, I saved my marriage, became a successful therapist, a coach, an author, a professional speaker, a blogger, a writer…I achieved things I never would have thought possible.
I’ve had a successful career, over 20 years of experience, as a therapist, courage coach, speaker and writer. The course provides the proven tools and techniques that I have used myself and with clients.
30 Days to Bold offers the tools to move beyond fear; and it offers a map to self-love, faith in oneself, risk-taking, to positively anticipate your future and achieve a deeper appreciation of life and everything in it.
Who is 30 Days to Bold for?
30 Days to Bold is for anyone who is tired of false beliefs, facades and wants to live authentically.
30 Days to Bold is for anyone needing practical tools and concrete tips on how to grab hold of their fears—with a sense of power, excitement and bold.
30 Days to Bold is for anyone who is interested in joining a community of people who are not waiting for “someday” to change their lives.
30 Days to Bold is for anyone who wants to overcome excuses, rejection and failure and move from victim to creator.
30 Days to Bold is for anyone who wants to loosen the grip of doubt and tap into their inner resources.
30 Days to Bold is for anyone who is sick and tired of paralyzing fear and is ready for greater and deeper success, love and happiness.
What are the benefits for those who enroll and participate in 30 Days to Bold?
You can’t think your way out of fear. You must act your way out of it.
Once you commit to doing what it takes you’ll become more confident and courageous in everything you do. You only need to take one small step at a time.
All your little steps add up and take you where you need to be. Once you change your life, there is no going back. You may fall back but you can’t stay back. It’s impossible.
Tell us about a big fear that you’ve managed to overcome.
Hubs and I both lived in Michigan all our lives. When we were young and stuck, we decided we would move to the Southwest someday, after the girls left for college. We wanted to go to a warm climate!
In 2007, we finally made the move. When the economy was just beginning to go south, we decided it was “now or never.”
He sold his business and I transitioned from a therapist in private practice to a courage coach. We sold our house but, at the time, were unable to sell our cottage.
Hubs was hired as an accountant in Arizona the night before we left. He actually got the call while we were packing the truck.
It’s never too late to act on your dreams. You have to be willing to do what it takes even if it appears that things aren’t working out.
Whatever steps you take the Universe will meet you half way.
What is the most painful fear you can have?
The worst fear is one of feeling unloved and separate.
All human beings have three things in common. We all want to give love, receive love and know that we matter. Once we live with an open heart and give and receive love freely, it’s impossible not to feel connected to the whole.
Separation is an illusion.
How can we develop courage?
Be willing take action.
Make a difference and use your talent and gifts to make the world a better place. Things will go wrong. So what? You’ll make mistakes. So what? You will be rejected. So what?
Keep going, ask for help, find support and be willing to do what it takes.
What qualifies you to do this work?
I raised my family, I saved my marriage, became a successful therapist, a coach, an author, a professional speaker, a writer…I’ve achieved things I never would have thought possible in my life.
I’m only getting started!
30 Days to Bold is the culmination of everything I’ve learned. For those of you who want to know how I did it, this course is for you! Begin today, with one small step in the right direction, and the tools to make new choices that support you in transcending your dreams.