How I became a coach

On a personal note claiming Coaching as my vocation was a meandering road, one I subconsciously pursued all my life. My mother tells how I would spend hours listening to others, trying to find childlike solutions to their problems.

Of course, I wasn’t always sunny and optimistic and teen pressure transformed me into the more socially recognizable, uncaring, angry, fiercely independent youth.

But that attitude only made life harder. When I immigrated to Canada, I quickly realized that fierce independence is way overrated and I quickly found allies who could help me establish myself soon and easier.

My life before being a coach

My out-of-the-box thinking allows me to frequently see opportunities where others can’t. That advantage led to my first successful business.

For over 15 years, I owned and operated a pioneering multidisciplinary Holistic Therapy Center in Vancouver. This kind of conceptual health practice was innovative to British Columbia and during that time, I facilitated over 43,000 1:1 sessions.

My ongoing passion for solving puzzles helped transform the lives of my clients and I became known around Vancouver as “the catalyst to Wellness and Body, Heart and Mind Alignment”.

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Starting to change with a nudge

In 2008, a long-term client gave me the nudge I needed and urged me to become a professional coach. I obtained my credentials, and haven’t looked back.

This successful reinvention found me integrating coaching and bodywork. But in 2012, I suffered a major motor-vehicle accident which forced me to stop working completely. It was a hard time of reflection and I came to realize I had exhibited the first signs of burnout, even before the accident.

Together we become stronger

Through my recovery, I learned once again that my natural ability to push through transitions and boundaries was an advantage. I hired coaching mentors and business coaches to help me make a recovery plan and develop a new vocation that matched my passion, abilities, and qualifications.

Through this forced time of self-reflection, I found that being authentic to myself is what keeps me healthy and successful, something that had escaped me in the past.

I found that the side of me that is inventive, and maybe a little quirky, is an asset. I can pass this optimism to my clients to help them find innovative perspectives and realistic solutions. Together, we can think bigger, brighter, and create the life they truly desire—one that is both sustainable and successful.

Walking my talk

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Besides coaching, I pursue achieving my own WorkLifeHarmony.

I to to have to commit to my own goals, daily self-care and regularly take time for those things that feed my soul and make me feel like a hero.
I am not perfect, but I have chosen the path that allows me to thrive. My journey helps me always say YES to dreams, and I love helping others find the way through their own transitions to make their dreams reality. I believe my personal call and all my professional training have synchronized to benefit my coaching clients.

Giving where I see its needed most

All my life, I’ve witnessed those in the helping profession burnout starting with my parents. When helpers cannot help because of burnout, I see we’re in for some serious trouble ahead.

I, too, have recovered from burnout. Today, I am a catalyst and a conduit to help professional Helpers overcome burnout and self sacrificing or any one wanting to become more stress resilient.