A Higher Way Of Living is a dynamic woman-owned business that's not just a business –

it's a movement, a mission, and a passionate commitment to fostering female empowerment worldwide. Our vision is simple yet profound: to propel women into leadership roles by equipping them with the essential skills needed to advocate for themselves, communicate with clarity, inspire those around them, and pave the way for future generations of women.

Our Team

Amy Gerhartz

Founder & CEO

Amy Gerhartz believes in empowering individuals to take control of their lives, break out of their comfort zones, and to operate at a higher level. With a 20+ year background in performance, along with certifications in Leadership, Neurolinguistic Programming, Hypnosis, and Hypnotherapy, Amy understands the power of the subconscious mind, and how to connect with audiences of all sizes, in order to make an impact on and off the stage. She creates an easy-to-follow framework for her clients to shift their mindset and habits, master their communication skills, and stand in their leadership so they can reach their personal and professional goals.

Founder & CEO of A Higher Way Of Living and the “RISE UP Buttercup” Podcast, Amy has been seen on the cover of Las Vegas Entrepreneurs Magazine, Best Holistic Life Magazine, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, and was recently recognized as a “Leading Expert” by Powerful Professionals, and the winner of the 2022 Scale Fast Global Business Pitch Contest, receiving rave reviews from Mr. Wonderful himself, Kevin O’Leary of Shark Tank.

Christiane Thomas

Operations Manager

As the Operational Manager at A Higher Way of Living, Christiane specializes in the art of seamless support and efficiency as the backbone of our operations, where she passionately works behind the scenes to ensure that Amy and our team have everything needed to succeed in our mission: filling people's "confidence cups." By maintaining the smooth operation of our business engine, Christiane takes pride in contributing to the transformation of our clients in their journey.

Outside the office, Christiane is a devoted mother to two wonderful little ones; her greatest inspirations. They have taught her the profound value of seeing and being seen, not just from the outside, but from the deeply personal inner spaces that define us. This experience has ignited a future ambition in her: to empower other mothers to feel seen and valued for their unique inner qualities, especially when they might feel invisible in their external world.

In every facet of her life, Christiane is driven by a belief in the power of support, communication, and recognition. She is committed to not only ensuring the success of our coaching company but also to fostering a community where every woman feels acknowledged and celebrated for her unseen, yet invaluable, contributions.

Our Certifications & Affiliations



Since I've started working with Amy, I've seen so many changes in my personal and professional life. Not only is she knowledgeable, but she also genuinely cares about her clients.

Working with Amy has been phenomenal. She really helps you work on your inner game and mindset, to help you realize and push through any limiting beliefs you may have. Truly caring, positive, and motivating.

Amy provides such a safe space for you to shine light on areas of your life you may never have noticed were causing problems for you. I have uncovered so much with her in such a short period of time.

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