Two years ago, I upended my entire life and career by selling my house and business, and moving from Houston to Los Angeles. I knew I was ready for a change, but I wasn’t prepared for how difficult it would be to commit to it. Up until this point, I had always played a supporting… Read More
How to reclaim and reassess your identity
My personal struggle with identity Coming from an immigrant household, I was never asked about “what I wanted to be when I grew up” or what my “dream job” was. My parents raised me with the mentality that the best way to “make it” in America was to get good grades, go to college, and… Read More
How to overcome the fear of asking
As a first-generation American, the message that I received about success was that if I just put my head down and worked really hard, I would get what I wanted. My parents have told me countless stories about how they didn’t receive help from anyone when they first came to the U.S. and had to… Read More
A better way to set new year’s resolutions
It’s the dawn of a new year, and like many others, I’m thinking about what I want to achieve in 2023. As someone who is obsessed with lists, I love making new year’s resolutions, but I have never once been able to cross off every goal I put down. That’s why I’m changing things up… Read More
My top three work-from-home tips
When remote work became the new normal, it felt like a godsend for an introvert like me. It allowed me to do my best work, on my own schedule, without the distractions of a traditional office. Over time though, this newfound flexibility turned out to be both a blessing and a curse. Here are the… Read More
My top three regrets from my career break
After I sold our family business, I was fortunate enough to have the time and resources to take a career break, or sabbatical. I absolutely needed it after grinding it out every day for five years while running the business, but, I made the mistake of going into it without a proper game plan and… Read More
How my coach got me out of analysis paralysis
Over the last year and a half, I’ve had a few significant life events – I sold our family business, sold my house in Houston, moved to Los Angeles, got engaged, started a new business, got married, AND went on an epic honeymoon to Argentina and Chile! At the beginning, it was a whirlwind of… Read More
How is coaching different from therapy or consulting?
The lines between coaching, consulting, therapy (and other professional services) get blurred often because they all focus on providing guidance to the client, just in different ways. The distinctions between these services center around a few things: what the client’s objective is, if that objective is focused on the past or the future, and how… Read More
When should I hire a coach?
This is a tough question to answer, but the best way to think about when to hire a coach is this: if you know you want to make a change, and you know you have the capacity to do so, but you’re not sure how – that is when you hire a coach. There are… Read More
Why did I become a coach?
I was turned onto coaching when I had reached a major crossroads in my life about a year and a half ago…Overwhelmed by change, I was basically at square one, and had no idea what my next step should be…I hired a career coach…After just one session with her, I felt my entire world begin to shift. After just one session with her, I felt my entire world begin to shift. She listened to me so intently and asked the right probing questions to get me to observe my situation in a different light. This is what coaching is – it’s not someone telling you what they think you should do, but rather, it’s asking you questions to get you to come to those realizations yourself.