Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, Florida International University

Masters in Health Communication, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Coaching Certificate, World Coach Institute

This is my story

Hello and welcome! I’m Nanda, and I am a coach at Ama La Vida. I am passionate about helping clients who want to explore their leadership styles and build extremely engaged, resilient teams as well as clients who are looking for change in their current careers or a new career altogether!

Throughout my career, I have been fortunate enough to have great managers, directors, and vice presidents mentor and push me to be the best version of myself even when I didn’t think I could do it. My first leadership role was in my 20’s in the healthcare industry and I had no idea what type of leader I wanted to be. I was so afraid of failure, I was missing all the opportunities to really connect with my staff and build up my team. That’s when I decided that I wanted to be better for my team and really develop my skills.

It was during my first 1:1’s with my staff that I realized how much I enjoyed connecting with them and coaching them to set and reach attainable goals for themselves. Believe it or not, my greatest joy was when a member of my team was leaving for a better opportunity. I felt as though I was really making a difference! Throughout the years, in various leadership positions, I realized that my favorite part of having a team was being able to coach them. This was when I realized, I wanted to continue to help new leaders like myself and seasoned leaders who may be struggling with disengaged teams. It wasn’t an immediate realization that I didn’t want a team of my own anymore, and it took a lot of self exploration to realize and understand what I really wanted out of life.

Fast forward to now almost 20 years later, I have a Master’s Degree in Health Communication and I am a Program Manager for a major healthcare organization where I get to coach leaders and healthcare staff all day on their communication styles and helping them transition to different roles throughout the organization. My experiences as a leader has really ignited my passion for helping other leaders find their leadership style while building highly engaged teams. My transition from a career in management to a career in coaching is what has Ied me here to Ama La Vida. Helping individuals find their passion in their work and coaching new and experienced leaders be the type of leaders they aspire to be is my passion.  I look forward to joining you on your leadership or career journey and bringing your true potential forward!

My Coaching Approach

In working with me, it’s important for me to know what really drives you. I will ask questions that will make you think deep about what you really want and who you really want to be. I will be your biggest cheerleader and confidant, but will also challenge you to think.

This is a judgement free zone. Whether you’re someone looking to advance in your current career, start a new journey,  a seasoned leader, or this is your first time having a team, there are no right or wrong answers. It’s important we build a safe, trusting environment during our coaching sessions.

I coach with empathy and honesty and promise to provide clear and direct feedback during our sessions. You will never leave a session unsure of next steps or wondering what my thoughts were. It’s important for you to feel that our sessions are a safe space for you to share what’s going really well, and where you feel you are struggling.

My job is to guide you to live the life you love, all while being in the career you love and be the leader you ultimately want to be while being true to your authentic self. I can’t wait to join you on this journey!

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