Homaira is a top-notch positive psychology coach and writer. Her wisdom and deep understanding of the science behind a more fulfilling life comes through crystal clear in both her work and her writing. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough!
Head of Content Strategy. Happify
Do you feel stuck and disengaged, or overwhelmed by the demands on you (perhaps by your own self)? Individual Coaching can help you!
Individual coaching sessions are based on my framework of Authentic Confidence that I have developed and tested in psychological trials with hundreds of women around the world. It is about helping you connect to your truth, craft your ideal life, and move toward it with expanding perspectives, energizing grit and endless grace.
It has 7 essential components structured in 3 layers. The stuck-ness, frustration or unhappiness clients often experience is the result of gaps in these layers. We work through them systematically by focusing not only on your goals but on who you become through the process. This integrated work is missing in most forms of coaching – yet, it’s the basis of self-transformation and lasting change. You become your own coach and mentor!
Coaching for Confidence
In over a decade that I’ve been coaching women – often highly competent women – I’ve seen again and again that many times women know what they need to do, yet are unable to take action. They may even know they are competent, yet doubt themselves at every step, or fall apart with even subtle signs of failure or criticism. Many of these brilliant women are playing small and justifying their reasons for doing so. Or they’re engaged in relentless striving and burn out to prove themselves and/or maintain their successes (with an underlying fear of being found out to be a fraud).
I’ve done many years of research on women’s confidence in the workplace, and have found that the primary reason many of us fear speaking up, stepping out, and showing up fully in our work and relationships is because we are disconnected with the inner core of self-worth. This is the place of authentic joy, wholeness and purpose. Some of us recognize these feelings of low self-worth, but don’t have the tools to manage them effectively. And many of us don’t even know they exist, and undermine our success and fulfillment in life.
My work is about helping you reach your goals while building your inner core of self-worth.
Coaching with Compassion
My approach is underpinned by compassion for 2 reasons (plus the fact that it comes naturally to me):
Compassion is the key to activating your courage. No lasting change has ever been brought about by pointing out faults, or wagging the finger of self-righteousness. My strengths of kindness and perspective help me enter your world with empathy, connect with your pains and aspirations, even the hidden ones, and activate the voice of wisdom, intelligence and courage that lives inside all of us. Most importantly, a compassionate coach and mentor helps you build self-compassion, because my hunch is that you’re not your own best friend when you need yourself the most.
Compassion connects you to your true life force. Most of us are consumed by our work, and caught in the trap of a constant need for external validation. We are disconnected from our truth, our real gifts, the strength of wholeness and the possibility that lies within us. We seek permission to access this larger self – and even when we get it, we shy away because we are afraid of our own potential. Compassionate coaching helps you turn inwards to parts of yourself that will help you make a difference in whichever way speaks to your heart and bring you lasting fulfillment.
“It was a real enriching experience working with you! It gave me the “clarity” to find what was really missing in my life, and the practical tools to be able to have a much more balanced life. Now I have a ritual that makes me feel happy everyday. I’m so grateful for your help.
– YAYA CANTU
How it Works
We begin our work with a 5 session package – sessions are spaced 2 weeks apart. Once you sign up, you’ll be logged into our private coaching platform where I provide you with as much support you need on your journey. I’ll upload worksheets for you as you need them, you can reach me via email between sessions, and most importantly you report back to me weekly so you stay accountable toward your goals.
Our first 2 sessions will focus on understanding the blockages that keep you stuck in patterns of thought and behaviour that are limiting your growth. We will uncover what’s working and what’s not, and create a personalized roadmap that becomes our way forward. At the end of the 5 sessions, we will assess the best way forward. If you’d like additional support, we can discuss different options at the time. Our work together will end with an action plan that will help you build on your progress and maintain your momentum.
Working with Homaira has been wonderful in so many ways. Her warmth and understanding really stood out for me. I often felt like I was babbling on about a million things, but she was able to draw out the deepest insights from my “babble” and I have been astonished by how she’s been able to connect the dots for me.
Homaira’s coaching provided me with the examples, appropriate exercises as well as feedback on my thought processes. I found her to be extremely attuned to the biases we women bring to life decisions and as the month progressed I could feel myself changing perspective, feeling stronger in my strengths and more confident about decisions I needed to take.
I went to Homaira to help me navigate some pretty unhealthy personal relationships. Not only did she help with that tremendously, but she also helped me to see what my passions are and to shake a lot of guilt and other negative emotions I had been dealing with for years. I am definitely a lot healthier after visiting her regularly.
If you’re stagnant or striving without joy, let’s discuss how coaching can help you. Its free, and there’s no commitment to sign up.
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