Hi there, beautiful! I’m Trish, and I’m happy you’re here. I’m a Virginia-born, happiness-obsessed mom of two who got tired of being a perfectionist and decided to live life more beautifully, and I love helping others do the same. You can usually always find me with a coffee mug in hand or chasing my two kiddos around with my pink laptop falling out of my diaper bag. I struggled secretly with an eating disorder, low self-esteem and body confidence issues for ten years until one day, at a café in southern France a light bulb went off in my head about what real beauty and real confidence really are and I figured out how to change the way I thought, the way I felt and the way I lived. And I became about 1000x happier as a result. After my work visa expired I hustled back to the United States to share what I learned with other women through writing, podcasting, personal training, life coaching and confidence coaching. My story is filled with a lot of brokenness …an abusive relationship, eating disorders, anxiety, financial crisis, and sexual assault … but God has turned that brokenness into beauty and given me strength through the struggle. He took my hopelessness and my weakness and transformed it and I know that He will do the same for you. I still pinch myself every time I realized that I am actually married to the man of my dreams – to someone who is as nerdy as I am and who loves learning and growing as much as I do. You can find us on writing dates at wineries, taking family jogs with our double stroller, snowboarding in the mountains, reading on our back deck, or dreaming about our next international family trip. Make yourself at home. You belong here and I am happy to call you my friend. I hope you have a glass of wine in hand or some strong coffee, there is a lot of encouragement for you to explore here in my blog posts, my podcasts and my College of Confidence. You have amazing potential within you and it is my prayer that I will help fuel you with the courage and confidence to cultivate it and to live life beautifully.
The Super Short Bio:
Trish Blackwell is an expert at empowering people to get past self-doubt, overcome self-limiting beliefs and perform at their highest levels. Confidence coach to Olympic athletes, Ironman champions, CEOs, high-achieving entrepreneurs, and cultural influencers, she has been featured by TLC, Entrepreneur and Elite Daily as one of the top confidence coaches in the world. She specializes in helping high-achievers think with more power, clarity and belief through her podcasts, videos and books. She is the CEO and Founder of The College of Confidence and host of the Top-Ranked Podcast The Confidence Podcast. You can learn more at www.trishblackwell.com
The Professional Bio:
Confidence Coach. Mindset Coach. Podcaster. Author. Wife. Mom. Surfer. Snowboarder. Runner. Ironman triathlete. Trish Blackwell is an expert at empowering people to get past self-doubt, overcome self-limiting beliefs and perform at their highest levels. Confidence coach to Olympic athletes, Ironman champions, CEOs, high-achieving entrepreneurs, and cultural influencers, she has been featured by TLC, Entrepreneur and Elite Daily as one of the top confidence coaches in the world.
A graduate of Davidson College (B.A. French, cum laude), Blackwell was a full-scholarship Division I, 4x Academic All-American swimmer. After Davidson, she moved to France where she competed internationally as she taught English for the French government. It was in France that she discovered the art of confidence and how to live life to the fullest. Her personal journey has taken her through many stages of negative and toxic living including destructive perfectionism, an eating disorder, an abusive relationship and a violent, life-threatening assault that threw her into a depression.
Now Trish coaches people across the globe to make radical lifestyle changes so that they overcome any circumstance or setback so that they can step fully and powerfully into their God-given purpose. Blackwell is the author of Straighten Your Crown: Rediscovering that You Are Seen, You Matter, and the King Delights in You, Insecurity Detox, The Skinny, Sexy Mind: The Ultimate French Secret, and also available is her Amazon Best Selling Kindle e-book, Building a Better Body Image: 50- Days to Loving your Body from the Inside Out, a 50-day journey to living happier and healthier. Her podcast The Confidence Podcast is ranked in the Top 100 Personal Development podcasts on iTunes, standing out from the 700,000 other competing podcasts.
Trish spends her free time running, surfing and snowboarding with her husband Brandon Synan. She is obsessed with the wonderful whirlwind of parenting her two children Ellie and Baker. Her triathlon career permitted her to compete for Team USA at the 2010 Duathlon World Championships in Edinburgh, Scotland and at the 2010 World Half Ironman Championships in Clearwater, Florida. She completed Ironman France in 2011 and continues to compete in half-marathons and marathons, of which her personal best times are 1:27 and 3:14 respectively. She loves unicorns, coffee, coaching others to greatness and the color pink.
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