As a coach, I am praised for my listening skills and hearing what's said 'between the lines'. Although I am very patient, I will speak the truth even though I know my client might not like it. I believe that is the best way to serve as a coach so the client can grow.
I love painting. I paint mostly in oil and acrylic, or I mix media. Art is great for self-coaching. Art can teach us both, to be more observant and to act with passion. I can help you to connect with your higher self / subconscious mind through art.
I create fun and crazy experiences for my friends, such as my cold water immersion events. It's because we remember best what stands out of the daily routine and boredom, and what makes us feel alive. My clients are not my friends: we connect even deeper.
I am multidimensional. I see more than just the physical plane. I also have a multicultural identity; I identify as a Latvian American. I like telling people about Latvia and making them want to visit it. I also offer coaching for learners of Latvian.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 74% people named public speaking as their #1 fear. I used to have it too. I went through it, participated in speech contests and became the president of a Toastmasters' Club. I can also walk you through fears.
At the age of 50+, I started practicing hand-stand. I've always declared that my highest values are life, mental and physical health and fitness. I've studied, experimented and experienced a lot. I'm still learning, but I also openly share the lessons I've learned.
I have a bachelor's degree in English language and literature and I hold an MBA from Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. I've received tons of training as a coach, but I choose not to get certified. It's not the paper that make my clients want to work with me.
Even though you might feel trapped, you are not accepting the role of a victim. You are ready to make a change and get out of that state. You believe you can do it once you see the light.
You have some strong beliefs that define you. Yet, you are also willing to hear how the others see the truth. You acknowledge that there might be some limiting beliefs that hold you back from realizing your potential. You want to identify and toss them for good.
You are certain there needs to be a change, and you are ready to change. You are committed to put your skin in the game so that the changes are significant and lasting.
You are open minded and willing to experiment. You want to identify your boundaries so that you can walk on edges and learn to fly. You trust me to give you a push. You know I'll push you with love even though at times it feels like a tough love.
You have resilience for a long-time game. You understand that in order to change, you need to change habits and changing habits takes months.
You are a leader who wants the change not only for yourself, but also for those you lead. You understand that the more people change into a positive direction, the better world we are creating together.