I have always been attracted to, and charmed by, the power of positive thinking and human potential. In my early childhood I was introduced to the works of Dale Carnegie, Esther and Jerry Hicks, Norman Vincent Peale, Tony Robbins, Zig Ziglar and Louise Hay.
Born in Russia, my upbringing was fairly conventional and by the time I was 20, I was on the same path as many other young people - studying at university, working part-time, socialising with friends and having relationships.
But my complacency came crashing down when I suddenly realised that I was living somebody else’s life… somebody else’s dreams. I wasn’t interested in my chosen course of study, I didn’t enjoy my job, my ‘friends’ were just acquaintances, my relationships weren’t healthy. I felt emotionally, mentally and spiritually lost. I asked myself, what was my purpose?
Not knowing the answer to this question was painful in every way and I finally had no choice but to look at myself brutally and honestly. I questioned my motives and those of other people, examined my beliefs and my fears and explored my justifications about why I had succeeded or failed.
I let go of everything… because it wasn’t working anyway. And out of this dark time came an ability to appreciate my strengths and gifts, and recognition of what I wanted my contribution to be.
I left Russia and travelled, living in the United States, Germany, Switzerland and Israel, observing that as humans we genuinely have a desire to connect with our inner selves and align dreams with reality.
I studied extensively, researching what happiness means to different people and establishing tried and tested ways of empowering people to be able to create the life they want to live.
Now I'm 33 years old, settled in Cairns, Australia, a happy wife, fulfilled mother, loving daughter and caring friend. I make the most of every opportunity and as a successful Life and Relationship Coach I thrive on helping people to discover their authentic selves.
Today, it is my life’s work to help people recognise what happiness means to them, and to assist them to make transformative shifts in their way of thinking to realise their true potential.