Episode 17

Published on:

24th Nov 2021

What Self Led-Discipline Looks Like from Gymnastics to Dentistry with Dr.Cecilia Liu

Dr.Cecilia is a product of Self-Led Discipline and Leadership and what it looks like when applied again and again in life.  She is a pediatric dentist today and she will share what it looks like from her vantage point to see parents and families that put leadership into their core values and how she used it throughout her own life growing up as a high-level competitive gymnast.

About the Guest: 





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FB - @cecilia.liu.dds


I’m a native of North Carolina, born and raised. Growing up I was highly competitive in gymnastics and went on to compete in the collegiate level at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduating, I moved to Wilmington, NC, and started working in a dental office. I was a dental assistant for three years before going to dental school at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. During school, I served as the class president and also had the opportunity to travel to provide dental care to underserved populations. After graduating in 2013, I completed a one-year residency program in Honolulu, Hawaii, and during that time, I found a passion for pediatrics. After Hawaii, I moved to Las Vegas for pediatric residency at UNLV and served as the chief resident from 2015-2016. In 2016, after finishing residency, I returned back to southeastern North Carolina to join the amazing doctors at Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry as we opened up the first full-time pediatric dental office in Brunswick County, Coastal Pediatric Dentistry. Even though I finished all my official education in 2016, I’m still constantly striving to develop my knowledge in pediatric dentistry. I completed my board certification in pediatric dentistry in 2019 and continue to dive into continuing education courses every year to help me help parents raise their children to be the best version of themselves. Outside the dental community, I’m an active member of the Junior League of Wilmington, a nonprofit organization that empowers women to create positive changes in the community.

About the Host: 

Nellie Harden is a wife of 20+ years, mom to 4 teen/tween daughters, dreamer, adventurer, servant, multipreneur, forever student, and a devoted teacher, but her ride-or-die passion is her work as a Family Life Coach & Mentor.  

Coming from a career background in marine mammal sciences, behavioral work, and a host of big life experiences, both great and not some not so great, she decided that designing a life of purpose and freedom was how she and her husband, along with their 4 daughters, wanted to live.  

Her work and passions exist in the realms of family and parent mentorship because she believes that a family filled with creativity, fun, laughter, challenge, adventure, problem-solving, hugs, good food, and learning can not only change a person’s life but is the best chance at positively changing the world. 

She helps families build Self-Led Discipline™ & Leadership Into their homes, set their children up for a wildly successful life on their terms, and elevates the family experience with big joy, palpable peace, and everyday growth!

With a lifelong passion and curiosity in thought, choice, behavior, and growth she has found incredible joy in helping families shift perspective, find answers, and a path forward.

(Nellie has been coaching families for over 10 years and has degrees in Biology, Animal Behavior, and Psychology. )  


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About the Podcast

The 6570 Family Project
with Nellie Harden
If you are a parent of a tween, teen or somewhere on the way, this is exactly the place for you!
This is the playground for parents who want to raise their kids with intention, strength and joy to come and hear all the discussions, get all the tactics and have lots of laughs along the way!

We will dive into the real challenges in raising kids today and how to show up as parents AND teach your kids to show up as members of the family and individuals in the world.

My name is Nellie Harden. Big city girl turned small town, front porch, iced tea sippin’ momma who loves igniting transformation in the hearts and minds of families by helping them build Self-Led Discipline™ and Leadership to elevate the family experience and set the kids up with a rock solid foundation they can launch their life on all before they even leave home!

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