Empty Nesters Find New Purpose
by Amy McKenzie on June 29, 2020

Divas That Care Network · Empty Nesters Find New Purpose

I have a BA in Psychology and a Business Certificate from Creighton University. 

I earned coach certification through Coach Training Alliance. 

I have 15 years of experience in training and development helping employees grow in their careers, and now I am helping empty nesting moms grow in their personal lives. 

For 14 years, I stayed home raising kids and supporting my husband in his career. 

When the kids grew to the point where they didn't need me in the same capacity as they had when they were young, 

I felt like I had lost my purpose. I grieved the loss of my still-living children. 

My husband sympathized but didn't really understand my perspective. 

After two years of struggling and flailing on my own, I realized I needed to use my experience to help other empty-nesting moms not only survive the transition but thrive in the new season of their lives. I am originally from Denver, CO and I'm a life-long Denver Broncos fan despite currently living in Green Bay, WI. 

I'm a sucker for all dogs in general and rescue dogs in particular. I'm a fan of all genres of music and can't help but sing and dance along, and I can't be left alone with chocolate. 





Meet The Author

Amy McKenzie

Amy's lifetime involvement in the theater offered her many opportunities to study with some of the industry's greatest directors, performers and teachers. Her formal education includes the Masters Program at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and the Film Certificate Program as a Teaching Assistant at UCLA. Her career spans four decades and includes venues from off-Broadway to television, National Tours to Summer Stock. Over the years Miss McKenzie has worked professionally as a producer, director, founding artistic director, writer, actor, professor and coach. From an early age Amy pursued a passion for personal development, studying a multitude of disciplines from survival techniques to professional leadership training. The degree of her development is evident in her success as a published author, speaker, business owner and transformational coach. Loving all things natural, Amy has committed a great deal of time to the study of traditional and alternative healing. Miss McKenzie is a licensed Heart Math practitioner and holds certifications in various alternative healing modalities including Reiki, Energy Restructuring and Rebirthing. Her commitment to furthering the well-being of others is demonstrated by the number of lives she touches in her volunteer work. Amy is currently launching a spiritual and humanitarian non-profit organization committed to helping people find and fund their purpose in life. Making a difference, one person at a time, is Amy’s driving force. Amy’s most cherished accomplishment is having provided her daughter with the opportunities she needed to live a life she loves.