My Story

I was raised in the USSR in a society built on dominance and fear. I also know firsthand how difficult it is to move to a different country, adjust and reinvent yourself in a new place.

With a degree in Mathematics and quarter of a century of teaching experience it was time to pursue new passions and I switched careers after the age of forty. I put to use decades of studying personal development, applied psychology , theology and Bible and became a Certified Christian Life Coach.

I am passionate about helping men and women in ministry and small business to regain clarity, create a strategy and move forward with a renewed confidence and sense of purpose.

I love witnessing my client's true power emerge as they let go of frustration, worry, anxiety and overthinking. I mentor and teach from a God-centered spiritual perspective by connecting with our Creator on a deepest level. ​

 

I help my clients overcome annoyance of being stuck and discomfort of using technology to influence people and gain clients. I help them to use simple approach to practical online visibility strategy.

After battling severe anxiety I wrote Return to Joyful Living: Reclaiming Life From Fear, Anxiety and Toxic Overthinking. This book describes my personal story of overcoming acute stress and anxiety and yet again becoming empowered, purposeful, joyful and fulfilled. 

I love to live a balanced life and in my spare time I read, work out, go to the beach or cook gourmet meals. My other hobbies are gardening, cross stitching and knitting.  When in my beloved Europe, I spend time with friends, visit opera, theaters and museums and go to the seaside.

I made my home in beautiful California, where I live with my husband, son, and two Pomeranians. I enjoy the freedom to travel for work and pleasure, addressing audiences and serving my clients from anywhere in the world. 

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