From a very young age, I knew I wanted to be a therapist. I dreamt about having a place where people can come and get the opportunity to connect with their true selves. To take out the armor we wear in order to "survive" in our hectic worlds, where we are expected to pretend and to perform in a way that doesn't always goes in alignment with who we really are, and the way we want to live.
I wanted to create a safe place where people can feel accepted for who they are and have a sense of belonging. After many years of personal work and self-discovery I understand now, I was searching for that place for others but also for myself.
I'm a "people person". I enjoy the interaction with others. I'm intrigued by people and cultures. As a coach, I will strive to enhance your personal journey and offer you opportunities for transformation, personal growth, and fulfillment. I'm empathetic and compassionate, and at the same time, I will challenge you to get out of your comfort zone and try new things while providing a safe place for trial and error.
My background is very diverse: I've relocated, worked with people from different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds, and studied in foreign languages. I know how vulnerability feels and what can we achieve when we allow ourselves to be vulnerable.
My professional career started as a school counselor in 1996 after earning a Masters degree in Counseling from Haifa University. After 10 years in Education and after relocating to California, I accepted a position at the Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley (JFSSV) where I worked for almost 8 years, until 2014.
I am a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach from the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and a Professional Certified Life Coach by the International Coach Federation (ICF).
In 2014, I became a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator.
I am deeply interested in issues related to women and their roles in our society. I completed a minor in Gender & Women’s Studies in which I focused my research on the impact of different cultures on women’s behavior. I also volunteered at the Sexual Assault Domestic Violence Center in Haifa, Israel, for three years. I remain committed to giving voice to women’s experiences and to expanding my understanding of this important field of study.
I was born in Mexico and lived in Israel for more than 10 years and now in Silicon Valley (since 2006). I am fluent in English, Spanish and Hebrew.