Transformational Coaching

My name is Iris McAlpin, and I am a transformational recovery and life coach. I create a safe space by bringing my own life experience and vulnerability to our sessions, while empowering you to create breakthroughs for yourself. I am not interested in telling you what to do, because YOU are the expert on you. My job is to ask you the right questions so that you can see your life from a completely new perspective.  With that new perspective you then have access to new actions, that lead you to a bright new future.

See, I believe that you have the ability to heal, no matter what you’ve been through.  I believe you were born perfect, and if you’re struggling, it’s only because you lost your true self 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.  It’s not until we really look and see what we aren’t that we can rediscover who we are.  YOU are still in there, and you want to be set free.  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.  We might do intuitive, energy-based work that releases old, negative emotion from your body.  We might explore hidden patterns that are running your life, and find easy places to begin breaking the cycle.  We might use fun and play as a vehicle to explore your passions.  We might even do something radically new that no one has ever done before.  We won’t know until we get there, but what I can tell you for sure is that if you work with me you will have access to a completely new view of yourself, your relationships, and the world.  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 anyway?  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:

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We work together to uncover the sources of your addiction, as well as manage your symptoms. We will look at the mental, emotional, energetic, biological and behavioral aspects of your addiction so that we can heal and integrate ALL parts of you. The goal isn’t just to stop the behaviors, it’s to reclaim your health and wholeness. Ideal for those in recovery from an eating disorder, alcohol/substance abuse and other addictions.* Maybe you feel stuck. Maybe you want to improve your career or relationships. Maybe you want to get back to the drawing board and create an entirely new life for yourself, and you don’t know how to do it. No matter what you’re after, my no-bullshit approach will give you access to your greatest power and deepest purpose. We will work on both the soul level and  the practical level to create a pathway to your success.

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 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.

If you are recovering from an eating disorder, and are interested in group coaching, check out my 10 week online course Freedom From Food Addiction.  This is a groundbreaking community-based course for women with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS).

*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.