With a soft front and a strong back, I guide people to re-discover their uniqueness and truth which leads to vibrant & peaceful ripples that reshape the world.
My mission and passion is to support individuals with a strong vision that will impact the world for the better.
I am from a little village near Lyon, France. I have lived in different cities throughout Europe. For over 5 years now have been living in Toronto with my amazing Canadian partner who I met here.
Diversity always has been central is my life. Being raised by deaf parents, I learned at a very young age that we are all different. Clear communication became vital for me. Being understood, avoiding misinterpretation and misunderstanding was and is very important for me. That’s when I discovered Nonviolent Communication™.
Understanding better about how to communicate with people and with myself, I learned how deeply we are hard-wired for connection. Brené Brown defines connection as:
“The energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard and valued; when they can give and receive without judgement; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”
For a long time, I longed for those things Brené Brown is talking about. I felt unseen and undervalued. I tried very hard to mold my personality to others. I struggled with perfectionism and self-depreciation. I was always angry, confused and frustrated to not be heard or noticed. While at the same time, I was unconsciously but purposely putting myself in situations that would reinforce those unhealthy beliefs.
With the help of therapists and coaches, I realized that I had close to zero self-worth. Deep down, I actually didn’t want to be seen because I didn’t want to be vulnerable. That was a huge awakening for me. I hated the idea of being vulnerable and at the same time, knew it was the only way to create authentic connections. That is why the the work of Brené Brown resonated so strongly with me. I saw myself in her story. I also realized that my self-talks were destructive, and were going nowhere pleasant. I dove into the work of Kristin Neff about self-compassion.
Practicing self-compassion was, and still is, I believe the best solution to manage my inner critic and my judgmental mean self.
Working with my therapist brought me understanding of past blockages, why and how I created my perfect and shiny armour. I identified the negative beliefs and decided on new ones that better serve me.
Working with my coach gave me the push to get out of my shell and implement the new beliefs I am creating for myself. Through integration of my learnings, through concrete actions and accountability, I feel aligned with my life, my values and my relationships choices.
After what I had learned about myself and what I actually really wanted in life, I decided to apply my new knowledge. I decided to train myself as a multicultural relationship coach. I completed my training with CTI, quit my safe job and started my own business.
It is a lifelong journey, and I am still working on myself. I am continuously growing into my better inner leader and creating and implementing new beliefs that are serving my life goal to live a wholehearted life.