The Kaizen Way of Life
Kaizen is an ancient Japanese philosophy that translates to "continuous improvement". As every stage of life presents us with opportunities for growth and change, our Collective exists for people to elevate themselves to new levels of being.
While the technological advances of the 21st century have made it easier for us to connect to one another, we find ourselves feeling more and more disconnected. At the Kaizen Collective, we recognize how important support is and we created a company to support people through life’s challenges. We help you:
• Discover the underlying issue behind not feeling or being good enough
• Challenge your mindset to uncover your blind spots and limiting beliefs
• Communicate authentically while living in an incongruent world
• Create goals and outcomes that you actually desire
• Identify the difference between a goal and the system which enables you to achieve your goal. We then work with you to build systems in your life that will create success for you, beyond our work together.
We understand the courage it takes to show up for yourself and our experience shows us that change is most impactful when it is shared with others.
We believe that human connection is at the heart of every success.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner & Coach
Multiple Brain Integration Technique (mBIT) Coach
Inner Child Integration Therapist
Transpersonal Regression Therapist
Reiki Master Teacher
My journey into the world of self-development began with my education. I had an innate passion for conflict resolution which led me to pursue my masters degree in International Relations from NYU. I was driven to make the world a better place as I honed my skills in diplomacy. My life seemed perfect as I was about to graduate with the world at my feet.
Unfortunately, inside I was in complete turmoil - going in and out of chronic depression and having bouts of panic attacks. Then I suffered a breakdown which saw me take a leave of absence from my studies. In that leave of absence, I was hospitalized and sent to a rehabilitation facility for 2 months. These dark days, which turned out to be my rock bottom, ended up being the very beginning of my spiritual journey.
Before I went to rehab, I was on a slate of anti-depression and anti-anxiety medications. While these medications did help me feel better, I could not fathom the idea of being on medication for the rest of my life. I was constantly being told that depression and anxiety are life-long diseases and I would need to learn how to manage them permanently. It was my refusal to believe that my depression and anxiety could not be cured, which pivoted me into the world of alternative wellness.
I started with Reiki – an energy healing technique from Japan. And as I started to feel better for the first time in years, I was curious to know how? How was it possible to feel better instantly?
I had grown up in a family where alcoholism was prevalent and dysfunction was an everyday occurrence. My childhood was something I never really talked about and could barely remember. Yet my life was full of unexplainable limiting beliefs and habitual patterns of self-sabotage. Through healing the wounds of my childhood, I learned to let go of my past baggage. I started to move forward with my life. I learnt about epigenetics and how our ancestors can pass down stored trauma from our lineage. Most importantly though, I discovered that while the 21st century has seen many breakthroughs in medicine, learning to communicate well is often the best cure to mental and emotional pain.
Through inner child work and life coaching, I spent less time talking about my problems and more time finding the solutions I wanted instead. As 1 anxiety-free day turned into weeks and months - I started to think differently. Today I am a coach who teaches and practices the techniques which transformed my personal and professional life. I know it works because I started out as a client and my life is forever changed because of it. While I have experience deep pain in this lifetime, I know we don't have to live in an uncomfortable space forever. We are always a moment away from transformation
My purpose is to help people grow through what they go through.
Adversity is no stranger to anyone but it is what we make of life's challenges which define us.
My coaching methodology is simple - go to the root of the problem and re-connect yourself to the life you want to live. If you are reading this you probably have a problem in your life which has been around for a while. Studies show that approximately 90% of our thoughts in a day are repetative. While we create our realities through our thoughts and behaviours, most people don't recognize that the decision to form these thought patterns were made when you were just a child. Once these decisions have been changed, we work on learning to comminicate and set goals with a strategy for success.
As a coach, I am a guide and partner in your personal recovery. I question, teach and support you as we chart a path together towards the goals which you deeply desire. My role is to get you where you want to go faster and smoother than you would have been able to do all on your own.