Happiness had always been my lot; since my early teens, I’ve always had the ability to find the positive in the negative, the strength in the weakness, and that ray of light on a darker day.
And it is not to say my life was peachy. I was born in the 1980’s Russia and parented accordingly. You can imagine what that means. When I was four, we moved to Israel, and shortly after that my parents got a divorce (and a gruesome one, to say the least). My mother and I moved from one city to another until I was about 12 years old, and I could never call a place “home”.
Yet I somehow knew how to cope and recuperate, and became the go-to person for anyone who knew me whenever hardships came about. It was always clear to me that I will devote my life to helping people get as close as possible to whom they want to be, to the existence that would make them happier.
But for many years I didn’t know how. I found myself graduating from university without knowing how I could ever help anyone being a linguist, and ultimately losing my direction in a decade-long journey through financial startups.
I was doing well, but I didn’t know why I was doing it. I was happy, but something was missing. A few short months after I gave birth to my son, pieces of the puzzle started falling into place.
I took my first NVC course when I was 27, and my life never looked the same after that. The new abilities I suddenly had, the language of life I suddenly spoke, let the light shine in on my family, my friends, and everyone around me. I suddenly knew why I was different. I suddenly understood the reason for which I was able to lead with compassion and empathy ever since I was a very young child.
I just had it in me.
That first course led to many others, and this year, I will be submitting my dissertation (No More Tantrums: Empowering Children to Peace of Mind) to receive my coach-therapist certification. Having worked with people, parents, mothers, and fathers for the past five years, teaching them the language of love and life, and watching how it transforms their communication and experiences – is everything I had ever wanted in life.
If you’ve made it thus far in this long, yet not too elaborate story, thank you for your time and your interest. I hope my words touched you, and I will be happy to meet you, this way or another.
What Do I Really do?
I work with mothers (and fathers) who are eager to find an easy and positive way of communicating with their kids but end up endlessly fighting instead. I work with incredible individuals who are lost in the vicious cycle of fear, guilt, and shame and who are looking for that ray of light to follow, that will allow then to live the life they are longing for.
I offer the tools and the knowledge that make compassion and empathy accessible, and eventually – a way of life. Compassion and empathy to ourselves, our loved ones, and even – complete strangers.
I know that if we can increase the amount of people who do just a bit more of “this”, and a bit less of “that” – this world would be happier, less depressed, less angry, more patient, and more peaceful. For us and for generations to come.