From Hopeless to self-confidence once again, the hard way.

From Hopeless to self-confidence once again, the hard way.

By top coach – Joelle


I am often asked how a pharmaceutical worldwide director becomes an EFT coach.  There is no quick answer to that question. It took me almost 10 years to get that. But leading stressed out people back to confidence and drive is why! Because I needed to share, to help many successful and driven people get to the next level or others who because of external circumstances are completely unable to cope and defeated return to their successful path and certainty.


I was my first client. I started my journey with a total burnout. I went, in the space of a few weeks, from a successful executive well on her way to a promising career to a shadow of myself, unable to function or to take care of my family.


Ten years back, I was the picture of success. I was a mother of three, under the age of five, I was a global director for a pharmaceutical company. I travelled the world extensively professionally. My husband and I moved around the world from project to project, seemingly effortlessly.


All this came crashing down when problems started pilling up for me. I started panicking. I thought if I push harder at the problems and if I am harder with myself, I will solve everything. I did just that! Except, the harder I pushed, the bigger the problems became.


I was loosing myself and my sense of confidence and I was not even aware of it.


One day, a call came through: My 2 year old was taken to hospital with a lung infection and I wasn’t even in the country. I spent a week with her in hospital. When she got out, I had not slept in a week. I went to the doctor, who suggested: “Slow down!” I remember looking at him thinking: How? I had all those responsibilities, a huge project to see to completion, I had a team to lead, at home, I had to settle our family to a new country, a new house, a new school and a toddler just out of hospital. The more I told him why I COULD not stop, the more concerned he looked. He finally suggested I checked into a sleep clinic for a few days.

My stay lasted 7 WEEKS. I was diagnosed with total burnout and ordered to rest some more and that thing would improve. During this time, I dropped into depression and no treatment worked! This lasted over a year. I slept over 20 hours a day. My only outing was to the psychologist twice a week. I lost so much weight that I was diagnosed with anorexia. Dutifully, I faced my numerous problems head on. It was just traumatizing me further. I didn’t know!

By year end, not only was I still taking medication to sleep restoratively and to fight depression, I also took anti-anxiolytic drugs, blood pressure drugs and many others!

I started considering suicide. How could I continue being a burden for everybody?!

I was hospitalized again, in a psychiatric unit for ElectroChock Therapy (ECT). I had 20 sessions. Each time, I feared that I would die during the procedure.


It shook me up out of lethargy!


I made a deal with myself. I would bit the odds and I would NEVER go back to being helpless.

I was determined to get better. I regained control of my health and my life! I went on a journey. I explored the world of integrative medicine. With EMDR and EFT therapies, I addressed my demons one at a time.


Within 18 months, I was medication and depression free and I was back to functioning normally.


It was 7 years ago! I have never gone back to that helpless place!


Nowadays I help others regain their self-confidence by taking control again! I focus on helping others learn from my journey and find the tools to progress.


Do you feel out of control? at a loss for what to do? Powerless and hopeless?  There is hope! I can help you. Make a call or send an email. I can help. I can be contacted at


2015_Joelle_Amouroux-4 copy  Joelle Amouroux-Huttner

Joelle is an EFT coach. She helps successful people who for one reason or another tumble and find themselves stressed-out, overwhelmed and feeling insecure back to their own confident self, in a place where people know that they can handle whatever life throws at them. Drawing from her own personal experience in Business and in life, Joelle uses EFT and life coaching techniques from Robbins-Madanes Center to lead people gently yet firmly back on to their successful tracks. Joelle is a certified EFT practitioner as well as a certified RMT life coach. She meets people on line, over the phone or in person if they live near her in London. She can be reached