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Unapologetically Sensitive

We explore how sensitivity weaves itself into our lives; the richness that it adds, and the strengths we have BECAUSE of our sensitivity--and some of the challenges it poses as well. You may learn to live a bolder, brighter life.

Jun 16, 2020


Can Too Much Empathy Be Bad?


Lee Chaix McDonough, MSW, MSPH, PCC


Can too much empathy negatively impact our relationships? Lee talks about the differences between therapy and coaching and how our identify can get fused with an event. We talk about the gifts of connection as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), and how every strength has a shadow side. Lee talks about how she uses meaning, mindset and mindfulness in her business. She also shares a personal experience of being told she was too smart, and how this impacted her and how she healed.


Lee Chaix McDonough is the CEO and Founder of Coach With Clarity, a membership site for intuitive, heart-centered coaches. She is also the host of the Coach with Clarity podcast and author of the #1 Amazon book, ACT On Your Business.

After over a decade as a clinical social worker and public health professional, Lee became credentialed as a coach through the International Coach Federation and now provides ICF-accredited continuing coach education for intuitive, heart-centered coaches. Her Coach with Clarity® framework fuses meaning, mindset, and mindfulness with grounded intuition and solid business strategy to help coaches and clients excel at entrepreneurship and transform their lives. Lee lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, and her pug Phineas.


Patricia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Coach.  She knows what it’s like to feel like an outcast, misfit and truthteller.  Learning about the trait of being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), helped Patricia rewrite her history with a deeper understanding, appreciation and a sense of self-compassion.  She created the podcast Unapologetically Sensitive to help other HSPs know that they aren’t alone, and that being an HSP has amazing gifts, and some challenges.  Patricia works online globally working individually with people, and she teaches Online Courses for HSPs that focus on understanding what it means to be an HSP, self-care, self-compassion, boundaries, perfectionism, mindfulness, communication, and creating a lifestyle that honors us


Lee’s links


Facebook: @coachwithclarity

Instagram: @coachwithclarity

LinkedIn: @ lcmcdonough

ACT On Your Business: Braving the storms of entrepreneurship and creating success through meaning, mindset, and mindfulness by Lee Chaix McDonough

Patricia’s links

HSP Online Course--

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Music-- Gravel Dance by Andy Robinson