Hello, I’m Olga – thank you for your interest in understanding what I do.
So, here is my story…
I believe that many people need a simple, effective and affordable way to get healthy and strong. I was born in the USSR. And as long as I can remember I wanted to help people, make them better, bring them joy and happiness. I wanted to become a doctor to make everyone well. In my teens, I became a fixer, caregiver and confidant for many. Those traits carried me through life and still do.
It was not in the stars for me to become a doctor in the Soviet Union. Everyone in my family was an engineer, so I became one. My heart was not in it though. It was a job, but it wasn’t fulfilling. I came to the USA with my family in 1991 as a refugee without knowing the language, having no friends or extended family. There was a lot of stress associated with my new life in another country – biologically, emotionally, spiritually.
A lot of new challenges arose. For me, this was the perfect opportunity to change my profession. I studied and became an RRT – Registered Respiratory Therapist, BLS Instructor, and Hyperbaric Specialist. Caregiving (Respiratory Therapy) has always been amazing, I could help people with restoring the most important function of their bodies – breathing. I have built relationships and treated patients with both acute and chronic dysfunction of the cardiopulmonary system.
Disaster struck my family in 2012. My daughter, who was born here in the USA, was diagnosed with severe Crohn’s Disease. We tried five different medications with no relief. From fine varsity tennis athlete, she went to look like a concentration camp survivor. At the same time, my mother was diagnosed with blood cancer, went through chemotherapy and radiation which brought one misalignment after the other. At that time, I was working full-time and was the sole provider of the medical and emotional part of my daughter and mother’s journey, present at every medical appointment and sometimes procedures. That took a huge toll on my body and emotional state in general.
This may come as a shock, but caregivers tend to put themselves last. We don’t generally take very good care of ourselves because we are so focused on helping others.
I always had a sense, a calling to be a part of healing the world and making it a better place, always believed that ONLY medicine is not an answer, was constantly looking for ways how to safely and effectively treat/heal, and how to empower family and friends to maintain health in a natural way.
I discovered coaching during a time of transition and recovery from a stressful period in my life. I learned that there is much more to being human and so much more to being well – sometimes the conventional approach just isn’t enough. By coaching others and being coached, I have found that now my life is complete. I’m helping to “engineer” someone’s wellness and I am so grateful that I can do that.
Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth.
Many people are struggling with wellness, it is an epidemic – they are overweight, out of shape and stressed out. There is a need to new approach. Coaches like me help people bridge the gap between what they know they should do and doing it consistently.
I am committed to helping others find their health and vitality, create sustainable lifestyles of “healthcare through self-care”, find balance, reclaim/rekindle their wellness.
I am committed to truly living my life, sharing from my heart and acting from my heart from a place of love.