I’m a transformational women's coach, mum of two, blogger and podcast host.
Prior to coaching, I dedicated 13 years to a legal career with Norton Rose Fulbright, a global law firm, working in London, Moscow and Singapore.
I decided to transition from lawyer to coaching after my own experience of two big life changes - loss and becoming a mum. Both shook my view of the world. Add to that a career leap and four country moves. I was lucky to meet the right people on the way and learnt to use life shake-ups as opportunities for embracing life, making it feel larger and more fulfilling.
My family is a mix of Russian, British, French and Italian cultures. One day I would write a book on bringing up multicultural tri-lingual children.
My husband and I and our two boys live in London. When not coaching, I love to spend time with my family, go on long walks, watch movies, read fiction and play the uke.
my COACHING approach.
There is an old story about two salesmen sent to a foreign country to assess the market for shoes. Salesman One scouts around for a few days and reports back to the company headquarters: "Research complete. Absolute disaster. Nobody here wears shoes." Likewise, Salesman Two does his research and telegraphs back: "Research complete. Glorious opportunity! Nobody here wears shoes!"
We see the world through a narrative we tell ourselves. This internal voice shapes our feelings, fears, decisions, self-image and what we see more present in our life - anxiety or confidence, dissonance or balance, feeling stuck or seeing opportunities. I help my clients connect with the supportive voice, gain confidence in self and learn to use their internal resources. Such self-discovery and integration of internal resources become your powerhouse in meeting life challenges and creating a sustainably fulfilling and successful life.
During our sessions we will be talking, but not as you would with your partner, friend or colleague. As a coach I have no other agenda than your success - I am always on your side. Together, we will design what we need for an open and deep dialogue and building a trusting and supportive relationship. Coaching is a safe place for experimenting with thoughts and feelings. Anything you share in coaching is held confidential.
I coach in English and Russian. I use various techniques: visualisation, imagery, mindfulness, somatic exercises, efficiency and lifehack tools, suggest practices and book recommendations. I use coaching mastery alongside women's health, parenting and business acumen. At the end of each session, we agree on homework and accountability. The choice of techniques and homework depends on your needs, learning style and appetite for challenge.
Through working together so closely, you will be developing a habit of using your integrated powerhouse beyond our coaching relationship. You will leave knowing who you are, with a clear plan as to how to live a fulfilling life, equipped with practical tools and skills to live a life that has more ease, joy, abundance and meaning.
The first step is for us to have a chat (phone or zoom) to meet each other, clarify the challenges and map out how to approach them. And if it feels like a resonant fit, we will agree on the next steps. Get in touch to book your call.
Qualifications & Accolades.
Qualified as a lawyer in Russia, 2005
Qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales, 2011
Trained as a coach with the Co-Active Training Institute (formerly The Coaches Training Institute), 2015
Executive Coaching & Health training with the FRC and the Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC), 2020
One of 12 speakers at the UK Governmental round-table on improving UK's postnatal care (recommendations included in the NHS Long-Term Plan), 2019