Emily Hathway, LSCC

Top: Emily receiving her LSCC certificate in 2015 Bottom: Emily receiving the MIllard Servant Leadership Award in January 2019

Top: Emily receiving her LSCC certificate in 2015
Bottom: Emily receiving the MIllard Servant Leadership Award in January 2019

Emily Hathway is the Lark’s Song Culture Care Coach. She has been a part of Lark’s Song since 2013, when she became the first intern at Lark’s Song. Emily was first introduced to coaching while in the graduate counseling program at Indiana Wesleyan University in an elective course taught by Megan Gilmore.

Emily has been with Lark’s Song from the beginning. She was our first intern, and her first day was at our business launch at Matter Park. Since then, she has become a certified coach, she’s served as our LSCC Community Coach, a collective coach, and now the Culture Care Coach… She’s disciplined herself in her belief in a servant leader paradigm and she doesn’t give it up when things get hard.
— Megan Gilmore
Emily chairs the committee for Lark’s Song’s Day of Aliveness each year. Pictured here (L—>R) Aubrey Baker (cohort 12), Emily Hathway (cohort 1), Brenna McCarty (cohort 9), Jami Taylor (cohort 2) worked together with other LSCCs and members of our community to co-create this incredible event.

Emily chairs the committee for Lark’s Song’s Day of Aliveness each year. Pictured here (L—>R) Aubrey Baker (cohort 12), Emily Hathway (cohort 1), Brenna McCarty (cohort 9), Jami Taylor (cohort 2) worked together with other LSCCs and members of our community to co-create this incredible event.

After being introduced to coaching, Emily felt like this was the first career she wanted to pursue. She was drawn to work with people from a culture of poverty, as well as people who wished to live with their senses more awake.  

Since receiving her certification, Emily became a staff member of Circles of Grant County, a nonprofit organization that connects individuals and families who experience poverty in a variety of ways to others who then walk alongside them as they move beyond poverty through the power of community. Emily is able to work with people from a culture of poverty as the Circles Coach.

Emily is an incredibly beautiful soul - she is greatly valued and appreciated in her relationships, and it’s apparent that she puts her heart into anything she believes in. She is wild and grounded and dedicated to her community. Emily is an absolute treasure.
— Christina Crump
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Emily has also started her own business and coaching workshops. She has worked with clients of all ages, including high school and college students, adults, and folks nearing retirement. The first workshop she created, Eyes to See, focuses on the ability to see and hear others, as well as how this gift can be used in community development. Emily also leads a workshop with Seth Harshman, which focuses on growing in awareness using the tool of the Enneagram.

One of Emily’s many strengths is her ability to recognize and draw out the gifts in others. I experienced this personally when she saw the potential impact my knowledge of the Enneagram could have on people and persuaded me to co-create a workshop with her.
— Seth Harshman
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Most recently, Emily released a themed coaching package called Rewilded. This 12 session package aims to uncage the parts of participants that they have knowingly or unknowingly decided are not allowed to roam wild and free, as well as awakening any brilliance that has been dulled. This coaching experience also includes unique resources for deepening learning between sessions.

Emily has continued to grow deeper in her involvement in the Marion community since living here for over eight years. She has a deep love and hope for this community. In addition to working with Circles, she partners with the downtown community in strategic planning with local nonprofit boards. In 2016, Emily and Megan worked with Marion Design Co. and other Marion natives to create the Marion’s core community values. Emily explains that she loves using coaching to “remind people that it is not about fixing a perceived brokenness, but it can also be about uncovering the assets and creativity that's already here and harnessing that to watch the community flourish.”

She leans in more to figure out what the needs of our community are and how those can be served– how those needs can be met from places of abundance, rather than driving or striving towards something out of scarcity or desperation mindset…Emily believes so strongly that Lark’s Song and the greater Marion community are full of abundance and gifts and creativity and goodness, so she lines up her actions and her relationships with those beliefs.
— Megan Gilmore
“Sneaky Good” slow medicine deliveries for our Lark’s Song staff.

“Sneaky Good” slow medicine deliveries for our Lark’s Song staff.

Emily has also worked as an instructor for the LSCC certification program. She explains, “There’s such a delight that happens when you get to reveal the power of coaching to people as well.” To those who are interested in participating in the LSCC training program, Emily explains that the coaching certification is not just a cool business skill, but “it’s very much a paradigm shift that allows you to engage the world so much more fully [and] stop tolerating things you have been tolerating and find places of flourishing that you didn’t know existed.” She also points out how coaching can integrate into any profession and enhance whatever work someone is doing. “Coaching is one of the most effective tools for harnessing the power of human relationship to move towards flourishing. This journey will transform your life,” explains Emily.

When I talk with Emily, she makes me feel like I am the only person in the world that matters in that moment. She has a way of simultaneously pointing out the most beautiful aspects of who you are while also empowering you to be the truest version of yourself. Emily Hathway embodies the phrase ‘free spirit.’
— Aubrey Baker
In December 2015, Emily traveled with four other LSCCs (Megan Gilmore, Erica Eyer, Levi Huffman, and Bria McCarty) to train 28 educational coaches in the Chilanga district of Lusaka, Zambia to prepare for the opening of Ceelelo School a year later.

In December 2015, Emily traveled with four other LSCCs (Megan Gilmore, Erica Eyer, Levi Huffman, and Bria McCarty) to train 28 educational coaches in the Chilanga district of Lusaka, Zambia to prepare for the opening of Ceelelo School a year later.

For more information on the coach certification program and to register, visit larkssong.com/overview.

Visit emilyhathway.com for more information on Emily’s work and emilyhathway.com/rewilded to register for her Rewilded coaching package.

BY Jaylan Miller | Writing Intern