My friends and family refer to me as the “master of discipline” and the “most disciplined person” they know.
Growing up during communism in Eastern Europe, self discipline came easily to me. The ability to delay gratification seemed to be innate. I expected myself to do well at most things, and I did.
I excelled in school, amassed advanced degrees, and prestigious job titles.
I worked out daily. I maintained a steady fitness level, no matter what else was going on in my life. Later, I set a goal to leave the legal industry and travel. So, I planned a trip around the world. Solo.
Self-discipline was my jam. I felt confident that I would do what I said I would. I didn’t think about it, I just did it.
Until one day, I decided to give up the safety of a corporate career to start my own business. I left my job at Google with a determined plan to build a coaching business.
And that's when, for the first time ever, I struggled. I lacked the discipline to do the things I knew I needed to in order to move me forward. I procrastinated, I entertained distractions. I wanted the easy solutions, the hacks, the blueprint to success, so I could avoid the discomfort of doing what felt scary, uncomfortable, or just plain hard.
I got discouraged easily when my efforts didn't produce tangible results.
I remember one day hearing someone on a podcast say: Start where you are at, start with what you know.
A lightbulb went off. I knew how to be disciplined. I just needed to reverse engineer the process I had used my entire life to get things done. So I did.
The result is a 6-step process that’s clear and simple. Not easy, but doable. A process anyone can apply to any goal.
A process I now teach my clients. I coach clients on their dream goals, the kind of goals they keep putting off.
It turns out, it doesn't matter what your goal is. Once you master the skill of self-discipline, you can hit any goal you set.
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I have a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, and an MBA from Oxford University.
I have advanced coaching certifications through IPEC, LCS, WBECS and the Academy of Modern Applied Psychology. I began coaching professionally in 2007.
My two greatest passions are dance (salsa and Brazilian samba) and chocolate in any way, shape or form.
Have passport, will travel! I have lived, worked and traveled all over the world. I love exploring foreign cultures.
I push myself out of my comfort zone daily, and connect deeply with the transformative aspect of change.
I meditate and believe in the energizing power of being in nature.
I am fascinated by people - we all have a unique story, and I cannot wait to hear yours!