About Erika

Life Coach, Vancouver, Life Coaching for women

Because You Can. And I truly mean that.

Life Coach, Vancouver

I am a Life Coach, on-line entrepreneur, speaker and an internal optimist. My passion in life is to help women like me to get clear, empowered and ready to step into their own personal power by creating a life that makes them happy and inspired.

In the last 5 years I have created a lifestyle for my self that allows me to combine my passion for personal development and positive psychology with my love of traveling all over the world.

Most of the Life Coaching I do is done on Skype or over the phone. This allows me to Coach my clients from anywhere I happen to be – my homebase Vancouver or places like Florida, Costa Rika and Europe…

Having an on-line based Coaching business has been an amazing way to step into my own purpose and to share my experience of turning my own life around with anyone who is ready to do the same. I have been helping my clients (all over Canada) to reach their goals for years now, and while I do so, I am consistently inspired to push my own limits as a person and a Life Coach.

My signature Modern Goddess Coaching program and workshops are my pride and joy. I have developed this fun and very transformational Coaching program to help women to realize their power, beauty, and an amazing abilities to attract new opportunities and solutions to create the life they desire with ease and grace.

I also offer Career Coaching services mentoring other women ready to create their own dream career and lifestyle - the sure way to be happy all day, every day. And if you are someone who is planning to start their own (kick-ass !) on-line based Coaching/Consulting business, I have the tools and know-how to help you to “get the ball rolling” fast.

Dream Career Coaching, Life Coaching for women.

Here I am in sunny Costa Rica, where me and my boyfriend have just spent 3 months surfing, working and building our own on-line based businesses.We travel together, work together, and try to have as much fun as possible every day.

Life Coach, Vancouver

I love my life and my job, and feel blessed to feel this way.

7 Years a go I was in my mid 20s, working as a nanny, feeling pretty lost and unhappy, shopping my frustration away hoping for a breakthrough. I had very little money in my bank account, and was unsure of what I wanted do with my life while going from one failed relationship to another.

It was the most difficult, most emotional time of my life but it was laso the catalyst for finding myself and my passion in life again. The journey to happiness has been challenging at times but it has also been the most exciting time of my life and it just keeps going.

Life Coach, Vancouver

Today, I share all that I have learned in the last few years, and the tools I gained along the way that helped me to re-build my own personal and professional life with my clients.

Nothing makes me more happy than helping people to gain a new perspective on life and to see them light up again when their dreams start coming true. I have the best job in the world, I feel.

I have to admit, if someone told me 5 years ago what my life will look and feel like now, I would have some doubts (and quite a few questions). What I know now is that all it takes is to have the right resources, an actionable plan, faith in your own abilities and the will to move forward no matter how many setbacks there may be.

Life Coach, Life Coaching for women, Vancouver

My story and how I got where I am now

I was born and raised in in Slovakia – beautiful little country in the heart of Europe, in a little town of about 1100 people. This has greatly effected the way I see the world and my core values. I was one of those kids that only had one answer to the question: “Honey, what do you want to be when you grow up?” Since I was 6, I only had one answer: “I want to be a teacher”.

When the time came to pick the school to attend that was going to represent my career choice, I went ahead with choosing Secondary Pedagogical school – 4 years of studies, majoring in Pedagogy, Psychology and Art.

The Biggest Milestones that changed the course of my life.

I was determined (and expected) to finish my Pedagogical studies, get a job at a local Elementary school and have a life that came with this career choice. I was very happy with that until one day when my Pedagogy profesor invited a girl to our class to tell us about living and working overseas, in London (UK) as a nanny.

On that day, everything had changed.

By the time this girl finished her talk about living in a big city, traveling and having lots of fun it seamed, I was pretty sure I was not going be looking for a job at the local Elementary school anymore.

Life Coach, Life Coaching for women, Vancouver

About a year later, at the age of 18, I moved to England, London and my life has never been the same since.

I was just as excited as I was scared when I made that choice. During my studies, English classes were my least favourite and I had no idea how I was going to work and live in a new country knowing how poor my English was. But the excitement of this new life was much bigger and I was also about to discover that when push comes to shove, I could very much surprise my self. Soon after I fell in love with speaking English and the freedom this skill would offer.

I was also about to learn many things about my self, that I never knew.

Living overseas, in a big city where I did not know anyone, and fully taking care of my self (and another whole family which was the description of my job as a nanny) was not always easy, but It allowed me to see how strong, adaptable and responsible I could be.

I discovers a whole new me and I loved it. 

My life working as a nanny oversees.

After living and working in UK for 2 years, I moved to Vancouver, BC in Canada. I immediately fell in love with the wonderful energy of this city and the exciting lifestyle it offered. I was 21, young, a little bit of a shopaholic and living it up. I really settled into living abroad. In a meanwhile my English started to get really good, which felt like a true accomplishment.

In the next 3 years I have worked for a few families as a nanny and discovered how good of a care taker I can be. During these few years I had worked for some great families and also had some employers that were a nightmare. I don’t want to go to the details here but I have some very interesting stories to tell from the time I have worked as a nanny.

The job was satisfying on amy levels (as I love kids and was raised to be a good home maker) but it was also very physically and emotionally demanding, exhausting and easy to get caught up in while completely forgetting to take care of my own needs and wants. I call this “the nanny syndrom”.

I was definitely suffering from it. I had a habit of putting everybody else’s needs above mine and it was slowly taking over my life.

I was in my mid 20s and kind of lost my way in life.

I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life anymore. I knew I was done with being a nanny but I didn’t have the proper emigration status in Canada yet and enough formal education that could get me a good job, and I didn’t even know if I wanted to stay in Vancouver.

Wherever I would be, I felt I should be somewhere else, doing something else than what I was doing, but I had no idea what that should be. It was a feeling I will never forget and it was eating away at my soul.

When it rains, it pours (sometimes).

In 2005  it all escalated when my whole world came tumbling down, in all areas of my life. I was really unhappy working as a nanny, knowing I ccould do so much more with my life.

The relationship I was in for 2 years ended in a pretty nasty way. My ex-boyfriend started to date my (at that time) best friend – pretty much every girl’s worst nightmare, and while it was happening I practically lost all my other friends as well. Everything was so messy and wrong.

This all happend while I was applying for my permanent residency in Canada, and my application was declined. My status in the country was compromised and after the years of hard work and living overseas, I felt like I had nothing to show for. I was 25, exhausted, heart broken and trying to make sense out of everything that was happening to me all at the same time. I was so stressed out so much I could not sleep, or eat much, and my health seamed to be going down the drain as well.

My job situation was a struggle. I had to find another family to work for as a nanny to attain my permanent residency status in Canada. That wasn’t easy as I was ready to move on and leave nanny-ing behind. With very little money in my bank account on the top of it, I found myself starting all over again.

I had to make some very important decisions that would determine my faith for the next few years. All the things going wrong pushed all my buttons and out of anger and pain, I got some important clarity.

I realized I loved living in Vancouver. I was going to fight for being able to stay in Canada to attain my permanent residency status, and go from there. That meant working as a nanny for another at least a year or two, finding new friends I could lean on and taking time to get to know my self all over again so I could understand what I wanted to do with my life.

Next 2 years were really hard but in the middle of all of this mess, I got lucky.

Life Coaching, Vancouver, Life Coaching for women

Four months later I knew that it was the best investment I have ever made as I was experiencing one of the happiest times of my life. Things started to make a lot od sense and I felt alive again. Coaching truly saved me. I still wasn’t sure how it was all gonna come together, but I finally new what I wanted next that was going to truly make me happy.

With the help of my Life Coach I was able to clearly identify my goals, a passion to follow as a guide to newly found happiness, and obstacles in my way I was ready to face as I moved along. I focused on my passion for fashion and design, and started to design my own clothing line. As a daughter of an amazing seamstress, I was able to make some amazing clothes as soon as I bought a sewing machine. It was so empowering and a great way to tap into my creativity again.

Becoming Permanent Resident in Canada – my second home.

In the summer of 2007 , after almost 2 years of struggle and fighting for my emigration status in the country, I became permanent resident of Canada. This was a huge milestone in my life. 

My goal of launching my own clothing line soon transformed into having my own Image Consulting business. I knew clothes and was know as the perfect shopping buddy, helping my girlfriends look their best on a tight budget.

Launching my own Coaching business.

In the winter of 2008 I register my own business in BC and launched my Style Coaching (aka Image Consulting) company in Vancouver under the name Sunera. I was 28 and really tapping into my passions which were design and fashion as well as personal development and positive psychology. While I was working with my Style Coaching clients, I was also integrating Life Coaching elements into my practice. My goal was to re-create the clients confidence from the inside-out. Soon that became the core of my practice, and I decided to go where my heart was taking me next.

I started to offer my services as a Life Coach, and I never looked back.

Becoming a Life Coach and an On-line Entrepreneur.

It is almost 3 years later and I have fully transferred into being a Life Coach. Almost 8 years of studding anything I could get my hands on in the field of Personal Development and the Law of Attraction turned into a lifestyle, a way of being for me.

I share that knowledge and my passion for positive psychology on-line with my clients and my blog visitors. I am now 32 and have a career solely built on my passions that I really enjoy. I now have clients in different parts of Canada, even USA and Europe turning their lives around. That is a big achievement for me! I love my job and I wish every one out there could have that.

It feels incredible!

What would living the dream mean to you?

What would this dream lifestyle include? Where would you live and what would your dream career, lifestyle be? How would you make it happen? Or maybe you already did. In that case, CONGRATULATION!

The only limits we put on the reality we experience are the ones in our minds, and those can be removed, habits can be changed, new possibilities can be explored until they become “realistic”.We are all very unique, resourceful, deserving and able to create the life we really, really want.

I give my clients the tools and shortcuts to create the results they are looking for.

Life Coach, Life Coaching for women, Vancouver

Whether it’s discovering a new career path, developing new empowering habits or removing what I call ” A LIMBO” ( you know that feeling like you are lost, unsure of what you want, just knowing that you are not happy with the life you have now) and finally taking the leap of faith to make the long overdue change that will make you feel happy and alive again, I AM HERE TO HELP.

Through extensive use of technology, I can now offer Coaching sessions to anyone, anywhere. My clients come from all over the world and we have regular meetings on Skype.

If you are ready to make some long desired changes in your life and would like some constructive guidance and support along the way, get in touch with me.

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