Amy Leinen Guldner, ESQ.


After 25 years of practicing law and far too many years of using alcohol to cope with life (believing the lie that alcohol was her friend and was the glue holding the shit show together), Amy found true freedom from our wine-soaked culture and has been alcohol-free since July 2020.

Like most people, Amy’s drinking career started out being limited to social occasions, but when her husband was in Iraq on his first combat tour, she discovered the power of a nightly glass of wine that soon became a nightly bottle. Despite feeling quite disciplined in other areas of her life, she just couldn’t seem to moderate her drinking no matter what rules she tried to put on herself. The effects of alcohol (most of which she wasn’t even aware of) combined with the growing cognitive dissonance of continuing to do what she didn’t want to do were taking a huge toll on her mind, body, and relationships. After discovering This Naked Mind, Amy was finally able to break out of the prison where alcohol was consuming her, and she knew right away that she wanted to help others experience the same life-changing freedom. She founded Reframing Alcohol and Reframing Well-Being and is now the head coach at Euphoric AF.

Amy loves to coach disciplined, high-achievers who know that being “functional” isn’t enough and are struggling to drink less or stop drinking. She knows firsthand how powerful the nasty inner critic is when it comes to sabotaging efforts to make any positive change, and she wants to share the game-changing mindset and effective tools that helped her with other growth-oriented people seeking to become the best versions of themselves. As Ram Daas said, “We are all just walking each other home” and she is honored to help others find their way home as quickly as possible and with the utmost confidentiality.

Amy has been married to the most fascinating man for over 20 years and is the mom to 2 wonderful but challenging young adults and 3 awesome rescue dogs. She enjoys powerwalking, Pilates, meditation, reading, visiting family in her beloved home state of Iowa, exploring national parks, and chasing waterfalls.

Working with Amy this past year has changed my life for the better in so, so many ways! Her kindness and compassion, coupled with her determination to not give up on me and her fierce refusal to never allow me to give up on myself has made all the difference! She is real, does not judge, and has helped me strategize and navigate the challenges I have faced. She is armed to the teeth with knowledge and is constantly seeking ways and passing along information to help me achieve my goals. She is awesome and I am so blessed to work with her!!!!! ~Mary O

Amy is the real deal! She is authentic, creates a safe space for sharing and her positive and caring attitude is infectious. Amy gets to the heart of what you need quickly. She held me accountable, gave me the push and coaching I needed and checked in often between sessions. It was the right balance and truly made all the difference! ~Carrie C

I have been doing one-on-one coaching with Amy for almost 2 years. She has been instrumental in helping me change my relationship with alcohol- and a lot of other things along the way. She is knowledgeable, caring, and patient and always helps me see the bigger picture. I started coaching to work on my drinking habits, but have gotten SO much more from our time together. I owe a lot to her. ~ M.F.