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Hi! My name is Iris McAlpin, and I am a transformational coach. I create a safe space by bringing my own experience and vulnerability to our sessions, while empowering you to create breakthroughs in your life. I know that you are the expert on you, so my job is to ask you the right questions. This inquiry process allows you to see yourself and your life from a completely new perspective.  With that new perspective you have access to new actions, which lead you to a bright new future!

My core philosophy is this: joy, love and connection are our birthright. It is who we are. Because of this, I believe we have the ability to heal no matter what we’ve been through.  I believe that f we’re struggling, it’s not because we’re broken. It’s only because we lost our true selves along the way. We all take on the expectations, opinions, even the emotions of others, and we walk around wearing them like they’re our own.  We do it for so long we forget that we took them on in the first place!

YOU are still in there!  Don’t just take my word for it, though.  Really ask yourself: do you want to reconnect to your true self (who is awesome, by the way), and find your unique power?  Do you want to create a life that fulfills your highest purpose, and lets you shine?  OK, good.

I will help you get there.

How do I do this?  Well, there is no one-size-fits-all.  You’re unique, and your coaching will be too!  I will draw from my training in psychology, neuroscience, trauma counseling, somatic awareness, and transformational leadership to create a custom program for you. We won’t know exactly what it looks like until we get there, but what I can tell you for sure is this: if you work with me you will have access to a completely new view of yourself, your relationships, and your life.  You may not always like me in the process, but my job isn’t to make you like me.  My job is to empower you to transform your life.

So what is transformation?  There are a lot of definitions floating around, but as far as I’m concerned, transformation is a radical shift in consciousness that makes new ways of being and acting possible for you.  Things you could never do before are now done easily.  Things you could never say before now come out of your mouth regularly.  It’s not “self-improvement” or a “game changer.” It’s a whole new game.   How will that look for you?  There’s no way to know yet, but when it happens it will be undeniable.

I offer two types of transformational coaching:

transformational_recovery_coaching transformational_life_coaching
Do you obsess over food? Are you stuck in a pattern of yo-yo dieting, or binging and restricting? Do you struggle to accept your reflection in the mirror?  My approach to recovery is wholistic: we will look at the mental, emotional, energetic, biological and behavioral aspects of what you’re dealing with so that we can heal and integrate ALL parts of you. The goal isn’t just to stop the behaviors and thoughts, it’s to reclaim your health and wholeness. Ideal for those in recovery from an eating disorder, food issues and/or body image concerns. Do you feel called to something greater, but can’t seem to put the pieces in motion? Do you see self-defeating patterns in your life and relationships that come up over and over again?  No matter what you want to create for your life, my no-bullshit approach will give you access to your greatest power and deepest purpose. Most importantly we will get you out of your own way so you can do what you were put here on Earth to do! We will work on both the soul level and  the practical level to create a pathway to your success & fulfillment.

The reality is that you might want recovery AND life coaching, and it’s not like you have to pick one.  If you don’t fit in a box, then let’s play outside of it.  No matter what label sounds best to you, both methods give you access to my toolbox, training and expertise.


Iris is the Calm Eye in the Storm.  As a person, she walks her talk ~ which brings integrity to her work and her ability to both support someone and relate to what they may be experiencing as they navigate their own terrain and chase down their own breakthroughs.  I can highly recommend Iris as someone who will “listen” for your brilliance, help you stay accountable to your own goals, help you regroup when you loose traction, and get back up and in the game of whatever it is you are creating in and with your precious life.  It was a gift to have Iris as my coach for 7 months and I grew exponentially during that time and had many victories in my personal and professional life. – Nadine F.
I have worked with several therapists and none of them have ever been like Iris. She is very friendly and open, talking with her is like talking to one of your old friends. The one that you know no matter what they will tell you what you need to hear, not just what you want to hear. Iris has a very intuitive way of helping you deal with any past trauma or anxiety without having to relive it over and over. After seeing my success with Iris, the doctor I work with spoke with her and has been referring patients to her as well! If you are looking for something new because you’ve tried everything else, call Iris. If you want to learn to move on with your life, call Iris. If you want to live your life better, call Iris. – Jessica H.
Iris’ authenticity really comes through in the work that she does. She is in touch with her self which allows her to genuinely care about others. Knowing that she has overcome obstacles in her personal life made me feel more at ease discussing what was holding me back. Iris’ background in psychology and various healing arts assisted her in gently guiding me towards what I need to work on/heal. Big thanks! I was thoroughly pleased with my experience and her expertise. – Rasia S.

(Please note that individual results may vary.)

Interested?  Awesome!  Let’s talk, and see if it’s a fit.  Click here to schedule a free 30 minute consultation.

Sessions are done over the phone, FaceTime, Google Hangout, or Skype, and take approximately 1 hour.  Pricing rates vary, so inquire for more information.

Have some additional questions? Feel free to get in touch on my contact page.

*Disclaimer – If you are currently dealing with an eating disorder or depression, and feel that your health or safety is in jeopardy, I will require proof that you are working with a medical professional before I will take you on as a client.  This is to ensure your safety, and make sure that you are getting the kind of help that you need.  I am not a doctor–my expertise comes from life experience, research, and years of training as a coach.