To be beautiful means to be yourself.

You don't need to be accepted by others.

You need to accept yourself.

- Thich Nhat Hanh

 

ABOUT

It takes great courage to let go of old ideas and perceptions in order to step into the realm of possibility. The reality is all of us have this courage. As a personal coach, it is my privilege to help you grow into the person you're meant to be by helping you develop stronger connections with your inner voice so you can discover your best self. I am a firm believer that all answers lie within; it's simply a matter of asking the right questions.

My philosophy is that of the Coaches Training Institute. It's simple. I believe everyone is naturally creative, resourceful, and whole. I believe in a holistic approach. I use a combination of psychology, neuroscience, and positive psychology in each of our coaching sessions. 

Our work together will include learning your fundamental values so we may use them as a guide to create simple steps to help you achieve your goals. Together, we learn tools to help you manage emotions more effectively, stay connected to yourself, and grow more confident. It is important I meet you where you are. Tools are tailored for you. As a client, I ask that you be patient and kind with yourself as you take the steps needed to discover your best self that lies within. While our work will be collaborative, my ultimate goal is for all my clients to feel strong enough to become self-reliant over time and learn to trust his or her inner voice. I want to empower you to live the life you want.

I am a certified Life Coach and graduate of the Coaches Training Institute. I am currently earning my Master's Degree in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology. I also have years of experience in the music industry and as a private tutor working with students from top universities, private schools, charter schools, and public schools. I am a world traveler and consider myself a citizen of the world. As such, I welcome a diverse group of clients. My current clients are of all ages, nationalities, and have a range of occupations. My door is open. I'm ready when you are.

WORK WITH ME

I work with clients in 1-on-1 settings and in group programs via Skype, Facetime, and phone sessions.

1-on-1 Coaching

Coaching is a collaboration between you and I.  During our sessions, I am adamant about you holding your power.  You have the answers.  I am here to ask you the questions.   I am committed to helping you:

FIND YOUR

INNER VOICE

FACE YOUR

SELF-SABOTAGE

TUNE INTO YOUR LEADERSHIP

LEARN YOUR 

VALUES

Schedule 30 Minute Complimentary Coaching Session

We will hold two 50 minute coaching sessions per month + unlimited email support between sessions. 

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CLIENT FEEDBACK

Discretion is very important to me as I feel privileged to have earned my clients' trust.

Only clients' initials are used here to ensure their privacy.

"Sona is an amazing coach. She guided me through a very difficult time in my life, and was able to take the loud noise of

my fear and anxiety and drill it down to the very specific items that I needed to work on to move forward. Sona is the consummate professional and I highly recommend her." - S.K.

"By working with el-e-vate I've been able to identify my passions and goals, and create and fulfill the steps necessary to make them a reality. The program pairs superb one on one sessions with simple, actionable tasks, and provides you with

the skills necessary to take control of your own life. I cannot recommend this enough - after feeling a bit lost career-wise

for a few years, it has helped to put me on a path that I'm incredibly excited and passionate about." - E.G. 

"Over the past few years I've struggled with personal issues at home. Sona has helped me overcome these problems slowly by giving me great advice and by bringing a positive/optimistic perspective to my life. I can honestly say that Sona is a coach who genuinely cares most about helping her clients become better than anything else." - T.K. 

"Coaching has helped me look at my life from an out of body perspective. It gives me the tools to distinguish what's really in front of me versus what I project onto various scenarios. It allows for a loving self reflection, points out obstacles I put in my own way, and provides me with a set of tools to practice self love in the face of challenges that inevitably pop up. Sona is a creative and dynamic coach whose emotional intelligence paves the way for both a trusting and wonderfully challenging coaching experience. Her love for guiding others toward self discovery and fulfillment is contagious. Sona's creative approach to coaching creates space for playful, imaginative exercises that illustrate various aspects of the self from new perspectives. Sona excels at creating an authentic dialogue with her clients in which she establishes a transparent and open line of communication that is truly rare. If you are looking to make meaningful and impactful changes in your life, I could not recommend Sona enough to guide you through your metamorphosis. I continually come back to our coaching practice in times where my tool set needs refreshing or adjustments based on what I'm experiencing in life at that moment. I am so lucky to have connected with Sona, and I look forward to working with for years to

come." - A. M.

"I cannot thank you enough for the impact you have had on my daughter's life. I see her "can do" attitude at school and getting the college stuff app organized and done. It's wonderful to see her so activated." - B.D.

"Working with Sona has exceeded my expectations. She is patient, clear, and willing to help at a moments notice. Students have been lucky to work with her." - A.S.

CONNECT

If you have any questions about coaching, please send me a message at connect@el-e-vate.com.  

Here and now.

"Don't try to use what you learn from Buddhism to be a better Buddhist, use it to be a better whatever-you-already-are.

-Dalai Lama [from Why Buddhism is True] 

Often as we continue to challenge ourselves to grow and learn, we can make the mistake of fully buying into all the new theories we're learning or fully adopting the personas of the mentors and coaches we work with. In doing so, we can end up feeling more off balance because we lose our connections to our inner voice. It can be just like losing your compass in the middle of a foreign land you've never been in.

I love this statement by the Dalai Lama. You are already who you need to be. Your core is in the perfect place. As you take on

new understandings, remember to do so while honoring the truth of who you are. Make sure to honor what your experiences have taught you. Treat your intelligence with the reverence it deserves. Listen to it. By doing so, you will remain centered, hold your power, and step into a deeper self-acceptance.

Let me know your thoughts about this.