Here is an interview with Soraya that answers many of the Frequently Asked Questions - if you don't find an answer, kindly reach out and let us know so we may provide.
How long have you been doing what you do and how did you get to be a Life Designer & Coach, Expert in transformation?
Well, I'd need to say that I have practiced it as a lifestyle longer than I remember, not as a business but just something I did for people. I officially began in January 2017 as a Life Coach. My own coach discovered me. I was buying investment properties, remodeling them to sell. See? I am an Interior Designer by training and passion, and that's where I was until one day my coach suddenly interrupted me with the question that changed the course of my life (hurray for coaches!). She said, "Soraya, have you ever thought about being a coach?". Well, I was clearly dumbfounded to say the least, not understanding where that question was coming from. She said, "I reviewed your DISC profile (personality assessment) and it looks like you have the perfect profile to be a coach." When she said that I started connecting the dots on how I had always been the "go-to" person where people came to get answers, support or counseling. I also though of how I have always been involved in people's transformations. I remembered that I had taken 500+ teenagers and young adults on mission trips to 4 continents in a span of 10 years, and I was their teacher, mentor and trainer. I remembered I had been creating and selling online courses to my friends (and family) where I would teach them on zoom calls what I had just learned at the different events, seminars, retreats and workshops that I had just attended. It totally made sense; my heart had been telling me all along but my brain didn't read the billboard - until then. Fast forward to trainings, research and hundreds of sessions I have now become an Interior Designer that empowers others to redesign their interiors. i train myself every single day on different topics, constantly sharpening my saw. I am certified as a Licensed Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and other programs.
Who are your clients exactly?
My clients are high achievers that are experiencing stress, anxiety, feeling overwhelmed and might be going through a rough patch in their personal relationships. People that are not satisfied with their current conditions who know there is something more, who struggle with being happy, joyful and fulfilled and would like to redesign their interiors so they may design a life they love, like, NOW! (chuckles), they simply do not know how to do it.
What happens if you haven't yet worked with people with the kind of problems that I have?
I find that over 90% of people's problems are in a combo of their mindset and emotions. So, it usually does not matter what the issue is - there is a program running them, so I focus on working with them in what I call "upgrading their IOS" (Internal Operating System). If I find something that I cannot do I might refer you out to an expert.
How are you different from other coaches?
Well, definitely the reason people love working with me is that I am very caring, unapologetically courageous and committed to their success, I am unorthodox, draw outside the line and because of this, they get results.
What type of personality do you work best with and what is expected of me?
I work best with people that are committed to their results, who are willing to let go of what they have become so they may create and become what is possible when we step into the domain of unlimited possibilities. What is expected of you is that you show up eager to move forward, that you play full-out, be open to change and do the assignments.
For what type of people are your services NOT going to work?
Definitely for people that are so set in their ways and are not open to change. I once had a session with a lady who could not believe she could get out of depression as quickly as I was proposing (and have accomplished). She was hung up on her being right about being depressed and that it was a condition that would take years - she would not consider moving out of there and was not open to see the possibilities. So, I think she might still be there, while others that have been willing are writing and enjoying a different story.
What exactly is it that you do and how is that different from therapy?
This is definitely a loaded question. Maybe you have experienced therapy. What i focus through the type of coaching and mentorship that I do is to show you and give you tools so you can get results; finding resolution to lingering, underlying issues, reprogramming your mind for success, you get to experience peace of mind, joy and restored relationships.
Does this really work?
I guess you would need to hear the testimonials :), and know that they all have had a few sessions. Change can happen that quick.
What results can I expect?
Depending what you want for your life, and if you do your work, what you will get to see in just a few sessions is getting clarity, resolution, cleaning your emotional house, identifying emotional/mental blocks, crushing limiting beliefs, mastering your emotions, experiencing love, joy, happiness in a constant basis amongst other things. I also work with people that live a pretty good life yet have not realized there are other levels available to them, so we get to discover that together, and thus they enjoy even happier lives.
Can I contact some of your former clients to see what it's like to work with you?
Yes. Contact me so I can connect you to the appropriate client depending on your particular case.
How quickly can I expect results?
That depends more on you than me - I have programs that allow for immediate transformation (such as retreats and 2Day Intensives, and coaching one on one or a Mastermind. It depends how invested you want to be on your own progress. It can be as soon as immediate or through time by coaching 1:1.
How can I guarantee myself that I will get results in record time?
Take this as a serious investment in yourself, your future, your dreams and the people around you that you love because it will affect all those areas. Play full out, do your assignments and readings. Understand this is not a "quick fix". We will be changing the mindset that you’ve spent a lifetime mastering. All my clients who have been diligent at applying themselves have successfully experienced transformation in much less time than they would have on their own AND have made significant more progress than they’ve made doing what they used to do.
Will I recover the investment I put into this coaching program?
If you apply yourself absolutely! You will experience more love, joy, better relationships and overall more fulfillment throughout your life in a permanent basis. What is costing you to remain the same?
How will we work together and what does a package or program entail?
Unless we are meeting in person at a 2-Day Intensive or retreat we meet via Zoom for 60-90 minutes. Yes, my sessions are up to 90 minutes where there is no rush and this allows to dive deeper into whatever is happening and we can get resolution, create strategies and/or give you the tools to move forward. This is a private space where we are undisturbed and phones are silenced.
If I want to change NOW, what do you recommend?
I have created such a program for people that are committed to taking quantum leaps to their fulfillment in a 2Day Intensive (and 2.5 days for couples) where we go passed the "snorkeling" and rather dive deep into the issues that are not allowing you to move forward. We get to look "under the hood", get resolutions, let go of what is not serving you and design a life you love - you will leave with a clear path of direction followed by 6 weeks of a Masterful Living program that I craft specifically for yourself. This is the fastest route to a fulfilled life. You may want to listen to the testimonials as well.
What are your coaching programs like?
Let's be real, you are not going to change all the issues of your life in one session, so I offer packages that start with 12 sessions all the way to a year (48 sessions). The sessions are done via Zoom.
What forms of payment do you take?
I prefer Zelle and take PayPal, credit cards & Apple Pay or wire transfers.
OK, I know I want change & transformation. How do we get started?
If you haven't yet, book a complimentary discovery session here where we will get to discover where are you and where you want to go.
If I'm not sure I'm ready to get started, how can I sample your work to see if it's the right solution for me?
A Virtual Coffee Date is available where we will see where you are at and what's happening for you now. You will get clarity and we will take it from there to see if you would like to do a complimentary discovery session.
I have a busy life. Although I want more love, more joy and happiness badly, I don't have much time to spare. How much time do I need?
That depends, whether you are enrolling in a 2Day Intensive Program or a retreat. For 1:1 coaching we usually meet once a week, which allows for momentum to be built and keep you moving and progressing towards your goals.
OK, I'm ready to do this for myself, but I have a couple of additional questions. Can I call you?
You may, the best way is to book a Virtual Coffee Date below where we will meet in Zoom .
Regardless of where you are I look forward to invite you to step into the domain of unlimited possibilities and Design a Life you Love!
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