Welcome back to The Main Thing Podcast! Our special guest is a Chicago native who’s lived in Nashville for the past 30 years. Maureen Doyle’s path has offered her many twists and turns. As the daughter of an Irish immigrant, she has always felt free to follow her own curiosity and passion.
Maureen Doyle’s initial career in banking was followed by a call to adventure in the airline industry until she became enamored by education as a single mom, raising two daughters. The joy she witnessed in their learning led her to the inspiring fun of teaching Spanish, English, and science to middle schoolers for several years. Ten years ago Maureen combined all of her experiences and began coaching others through their new beginnings.
Today, Maureen Doyle is a Life Coach and bestselling author. She’s inspired every day, as she witnesses her clients’ inner voices awaken while they create lives that light them up. Maureen continues to welcome life’s twists and turns as natural challenges that are part of the human experience. Maureen joins us today from Nashville, TN.
Get ready! Over the next 9 minutes, you will discover why Maureen Doyle is one of the wisest people I know!
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Content You’ll Love in This Episode
[00:00:01] – Intro
[00:00:58] – Welcome and updates
[00:01:52] – Brief bio for Maureen Doyle
[00:03:02] – Opening conversation
[00:03:20] – What’s the bigger challenge: school teacher or flight attendant
[00:04:38] – Her career progression into professional coaching
[00:05:20] – Her coaching niche, brain science; the stories we tell ourselves
[00:06:30] – Going from lit up to talking ourselves out of something
[00:07:10] – How to connect with Maureen
[00:08:00] – Opportunity for you: help keep this pipeline of wisdom flowing
[00:09:12] – Maureen Shares Her Main Thing
[00:10:26] – Life incident that led to discernment of wisdom
[00:11:28] – Times when Maureen relies upon her Main Thing wisdom
[00:12:40] – Skip challenges Maureen with a fill-in-the-blank question
[00:14:04] – Thank-you and so long for now
[00:14:22] – Outro
A Chicago native living in Nashville for the past thirty years, Maureen Doyle’s path has offered her many twists and turns. As the daughter of an Irish immigrant, she’s always felt free to follow her own curiosity and passion. Her initial career in banking was followed by a call to adventure in the airline industry until she became enamored by a education as a single mom raising two daughters. The joy she witnessed in their learning led her to the inspiring fun of teaching Spanish English and science to middle schoolers for several years. Ten years ago, Maureen combined all of her experiences and began coaching others. Through their new beginnings. Today, Maureen Doyle is a life coach and best selling author who’s inspired every day as she witnesses her clients’ inner voices awakened while they create lives that light them up. Maureen continues to welcome life’s twists and turns as natural challenges that are part of the human experience.
Marine joins us today from Nashville, TN. Get ready. Over the next nine minutes, you will discover why Maureen Doyle is one of the wisest people I know.
Maureen Doyle, it’s so great to be with you this morning. Thanks for coming on to the podcast.
Well, thank you for having me. I’m excited to be here.
Folks will have just heard me introduce you and you have such a wonderful and diverse background of your your professional journey and your life path, I’m gonna ask you kind of a playful question, which was more challenging for you being a flight attendant or a middle school teacher?
Well, that’s a great one because both of them had their challenges for sure. You can imagine walking onto a plane with maybe a hundred and fifty people all looking up at you. Right. And you’re in charge. And it’s kind of a similar thing in the classroom. You walk into a classroom. You don’t know what to spect and every all eyes are on you and you’re in charge. And you really have to think on your feet in both of those situations. But to get back to your question, which one was most challenging I do think it was probably being a teacher. Okay. Okay.
And thank you for sharing the commonality. I hadn’t really put that together, but I could see how those things do have much in common.
And you know what’s interesting too, Skip, is that actually coaching is pretty similar. I don’t know what to expect with a client, and I have to be ready to roll and think Think on my feet.
Was that just sort of a natural progression? What led you to coaching, Maureen?
When I think about that question, I travel back to my childhood of grown up in a very ethnically diverse neighborhood in Chicago and sitting around kitchen tables or front porches and listening to stories. I’ve always loved to listen to people’s stories. And I think that that is a big part of why I am coaching today. I still love to listen to people’s stories.
I share that. And as you talk about hearing people stories and engaging in stories with people, it just brings such a smile to my face. I wanted to know more about coaching. And if you would take us inside your coaching practice a little bit.
The interesting thing for myself with coaching is to dive into the latest brain science and productivity hacks and and all that is involved with the brain. And I think I really got interested in that while I was a school teacher because I was very curious what was going in my students’ minds. And so I bring that into my coaching so it’s very heavy into what is the story that you’re telling yourself about yourself. And is it a good story? Like, we the quality of our life is really based on the quality of our thoughts. And we need to get really aware of what are the thoughts that are circulating in our mind.
Yeah. That’s a key. That’s so powerful to unlock that.
So that’s number one. And then the other part that I’m very passionate about is diving into each person’s special gifts and their intuition. And what they were called to do during this lifetime. And we will know what that is when we are lit up by something. Yeah. But right what how happens right after that is we might get excited about something, but then our brain takes over and says, I don’t think that’s a good idea.
Oh, yeah. I’ve I’ve I’ve experienced that. We talk ourselves right out of it.
So we really want to have our body our intuition working with our mind. Instead of our mind working against us.
Makes total sense. Yeah. And you’ve explained that incredibly well. I’m I’m seeing that in kind of a new light with with some new clarity. So thank you.
I want to encourage folks to follow you on Instagram because you have such great material that you share there in small bites. Would you tell our listeners where folks can connect to learn more about what you do, what you offer, So your Instagram and if you have a website that we should look at?
Thank you so much for that. Yes. My Instagram is Maureen Doyle Coaching. Okay. And if you, you know, feel free to reach out to me if you have any thoughts about any that I’m sharing or if you would like me to share different information, any other topics, you can always DM me. And then I also have a website, maureen dash doyle dot com, and you can just check out everything that I’m doing on my website.
Oh, perfect. And we’ll tuck links about that in our Show Notes.
Maureen Doyle, what’s the main thing you’ve learned in your lifetime so far?
Skip, the main thing I’ve learned in my lifetime so far is that it’s never too late for a new beginning.
It’s never too late for a new beginning? Ooh, I like that… would you tell us more about it?
Yes. A lot of us really get held back by that phrase. It’s too late. It’s too late for me to improve my health. It’s too late for me to find love. It’s too late for me to change careers. And so over time, I’ve I’ve heard that over and over and over again with my clients and also for myself after my divorce twenty years ago, that thought went through my mind too, that it was too late for x, y, and z. Sure. And what I realize is it is just never too late. Until until the day we die, it is never too late for us to happen in the beginning.
Maureen, as you think back to when you discerned that this was guiding wisdom. This was this was a a a true north on your compass… do you remember when it became clear to you?
One of the times that it was really very evident to me was when I was crafting a new life for myself after divorce. Because that is something that will just bring people to their knees because there’s so much of your entire life that is that is in a state of change and flux. And knowing that our brain can get into this place of overwhelm and almost like sabotage us and tell us that it’s too late. I got to a place where I realized, listen, it is not too late as long is I’m still breathing.
It’s never too late to have a new beginning. Do you have an example of recent weeks or maybe in the past month where you’ve had to apply your own wisdom.
We all have human minds. We all have human brains, which can beat us up. And hold us back. And sometimes I might fall into that with something new that I want to bring into my business. And I think, well, I’m too old for that. That’s for young people, and I’ve missed my chance. That’s the common one. And then I realized, you know what: That was yesterday’s thought. Today is a new day. And what I’m gonna bring in today is better thoughts around it, because I don’t need to believe that.
So you’re not immune from it either. You still have to put habits in place, daily habits to overcome the those thoughts and those tendencies.
Oh, every day. Absolutely every day, I have to practice my own mental hygiene. Try to practice what I preach.
Maureen, I want to ask you now to look beyond 2023. Looking forward, what’s on the horizon for you? I’m gonna ask you a fill in the blank question. Are you are you ready for it?
Oh, I am.
Okay. Here goes: It’s not too late for Maureen Doyle to _.
Oh, okay. Let’s think about that. It’s not too late for Maureen Doyle to … start her own podcast. You have inspired me, Skip. I have really enjoyed listening to your podcast. And it has been one of those things that makes me very uncomfortable. And this is what I tell my clients. Whatever makes you uncomfortable, do it anyways. Dig into it more.
Yes. Yes! Well, I am here as a resource. I will be cheering for you from the sidelines. I will be available to you to answer any questions, and I’ll be promoting your content that you start putting out. Just can’t wait to see that. That’s fabulous!
Well, thank you so much. I already have the title and it’s no surprise. It’s gonna be called “A New
Yes. That’s a killer title. I love it.
Oh my gosh, Maureen, I can’t thank you enough. This has been so much fun. Thank you for your friendship. Thank you for the wisdom that you shared here this morning, and all that you’ve enlightened us with today. Thank you so much.
Well, thank you so much for having me on. It’s been a pleasure.
Maureen, take good care so long for now. Thank you. You too. Bye bye.
Wow. That goes by incredibly fast, doesn’t it? Time flies when you’re hacking wisdom. I hope you’re left wanting more. Sync up with this again next time on the main thing for nine more minutes of wisdom.
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