“When we started working together, I was really at a loss about my own desire. I was in a huge frustrated place, especially in my marriage: I didn’t know where to turn. I was also really worried about the connection between sexuality and my business and money. Looking at my own behaviors was huge — I didn’t know how sick I was in my own lifestyle. I don’t think I was aware of how hard I was on myself, and how hard I was working to keep myself from getting what I wanted: I had cut myself off from good times in so many ways.
The sex and money connection has been huge for my business. I made a plan and then opportunities started arriving for sales; it’s kind of like magic! I’ve started seeing things opening up, and I feel myself becoming more of a leader. I love seeing how all of these things really do connect: personal life, business, sex, money and power. Amy Jo is a great listener and is really insightful; she really knows how to meet people where they are.
Going into this, my fear was whether I trusted myself. There were several things I hesitated about, but I’ve got them all. I started to see some things I desire sexually that I didn’t know about and new things I was able to describe. We played out one of the fantasies I mentioned–it was really fun, made us laugh a lot and we got the chance to show ourselves in a new way. This work has planted a seed for play, and pleasure, and desire for me that will unfold for a long time. I’m bringing it in and designing my life so I can have some play!”
- Michelle Andersen, private coaching client
“I felt your message about a year ago at Be the Change. Your words called me forth to step into my own sexual empowerment and take the risk of embracing my inner truth and my yoni’s calling by signing up for your sexual empowerment program. My life changed drastically…I broke code with that simple “sign-up“. With the support of the circle you created, I set off a truth bomb that has burned away much of what hasn’t served me in my life and my relationships.
As I stand in the ashes, I feel the richness of the earth beneath me, absorbing, renewing and recycling. I want to thank you for being my teacher and for helping me to find my inner teacher, for holding a space for women’s sexual empowerment and for helping me to find a space within me that cultivates sexual empowerment, and for continuing to honor your message, your movement and inspiring me to honor my own message, my movement. Sexual empowerment is now central to the work I do in the world and it’s part of my identity. Thank you for starting your movement. Thank you for sharing it with me and for inviting me to continue to support your work and your message. You are a force! A change agent! A seriously beautiful person!”
- Emily Volden, Your Sexually Empowered Life program participant
“When I came to your 2013 New Year’s ritual, I saw women who looked as lost and scared as I felt a year ago before I signed on as your client. Through those women, I got to see just how much I’ve changed in the past 12 months. I started working with you because I wanted to feel alive – to have a sensual life – with or without a partner. You’re not Mother Theresa, and you’re also not a ballbuster. You’re really consistent. And you call me on my stuff with the right degree of compassion and nudginess.
25 years of psychotherapy… paying someone every week to agree with how broken I was. I can’t regret that time that I spent in therapy, because it prepared me to do this work with you. But I’ve gotten amazing tools and assignments from you, the feedback, wherewithal and encouragement that allowed me to transform my life. People have so many opportunities to feel love and sexual pleasure and they just squander them. That’s what I had always witnessed from afar. Yes, so much time has been lost… but so much time is available.
I’ve stepped out of being a victim. This was a goal that had seemed so elusive. I still have that lost little girl to love, but now we’re on this amazing, sexy journey together. I started out wanting to feel ‘normal’ and I now feel extraordinary – a priceless freedom. You have guided me to accountability and choice – my new personal (and fun??!) keys to feeling truly alive.”
- Cynthia S., private coaching client
“We have both found her work to be amazingly profound and helpful in our growth this year, though challenging at times. The beautiful thing about working with Amy Jo is how she brings you to recognising and owning your divine feminine essence, of which your sexuality is a part, and coming home to yourself. I have found her work to be very much about your inner world and how to release negative patterns and habits in order to create empowered and free relationships in your life… with your work, with your spirit and with your sensuality and sexuality. I would encourage you to explore her work… it is a gift to yourself of incredible value, and I am sure you will not regret it.”
- Suzanne, private coaching client
“I’ve been shy, introverted, a so called good girl and I’ve also suffered from depression and anxiety my whole life. I was lucky enough to participate in a workshop that Amy Jo led last summer at MichFest, and WOW – staring me in the face was my answer. I knew that I needed to switch my focus and tap into my sexuality and the powerful woman I always knew was inside me.
The self-exploration, the sharing and the activities at the Facing The Damsel weekend retreat really challenged me and I found myself succeeding and blossoming before my eyes and everybody else’s. Amy Jo has got a great style. She’s so loving and supportive, she’s so skillful and she’s got a great intuition at knowing when I needed to be pushed just a little harder.
Thank you Amy Jo and your team a thousand times for providing support and this amazing experience that allowed me to come out of my shyness and helped me to start to love myself.
- Kristen Hannah, Facing the Damsel weekend retreat participant
“I feel as though my perspective has shifted and expanded in the most amazing ways. I am more confident in all areas in my life, some are visible on a more subtle level and some are more apparent. This experience helped solidify in my consciousness that when you are not confident in your own abilities and talents you are giving away your power.
My job situation has greatly improved due to this work. I had been operating from a fear-based mentality and my mind was running the story over and over that I was going to be trapped in this unsatisfactory work environment forever. Since I shifted my perspective, I am able to go into my current situation and learn the lessons I am there to learn, operating from a place that is filled up and abundant, knowing this is only temporary. I am raising my vibration and my thoughts to match the place where I want to be while loving the place I am in now.”
- Andi, Going All the Way: Sex & Money Intensive participant
“What can I say about Amy Jo Goddard…
She’s a much needed teacher in the desert of sex education.
She has a great program! After only 2 evenings with her intuitively I feel it works if you work it.
She is a great communicator. She knows how to teach, knows how to listen, knows how to let others participate and contribute.
She is generous in spirit, and in real time.
She has a big heart and a mission. I commend her, I recommend her and I look forward to being part of her community of women (and men) who are empowered through their sexuality.
She walks the talk; she lives her work. She is authentic and a REAL woman.”
– Elaine, “9 Steps to a Sexually Empowered Life” workshop participant
“My participation in this program has liberated me from shame and my self-imposed limitations in sex and in my relationships. I feel freer and more comfortable than I have in a long time. There is more fun, laughter, playfulness and sexual energy in my marriage and I have new tools to deepen our connection. I feel better equipped to raise my children to feel amazing about their bodies and empowered in their sexuality. I feel honored to have taken this journey with such brave, brilliant and magical goddesses. In these women, I have glimpsed my own power, radiance and deep well of sexual energy.”
–Tracy, The Sexually Empowered Life women’s program participant, 2011
“Amy Jo’s capacity to be a strong ally to women of color helped create a safe space for me as a participant. She was able to work well with a diverse group of women without playing favorites or condescending to generalizations. Amy Jo also knew when to challenge each of us during key moments of the program so that we could experience breakthroughs –which are still continuing to unfold for me. It was an incredible experience to be a part of this program.”
–Irene, The Sexually Empowered Life women’s program participant, 2011
“What a journey! Amy Jo’s sexuality workshop has infused me with an electrifying, sensually opening, positively scared, urgent feeling that hasn’t touched me in quite a long time. Amy Jo really hit home. She is such a wise, knowledgeable, and well-trained teacher and facilitator. She also held us accountable for our selves, our lives, our intentions. I felt comfortable to give myself totally to her program, which for me was the perfect blend of intellectual discussion, spirituality, movement, play, healing, and sharing.”
–Kiki, The Sexually Empowered Life women’s program participant, 2011