Loyola Marymount University, BA in Psychology
San Diego State University, Graduate Coursework in Social Work
International Coaching Academy, Professional Coaching Certificate
CorePower Yoga, 200hr Yoga Teacher Certification
Fluent in English and Spanish
This is my story
Hola, hello! My name is Natalia. I’m from Buenos Aires, Argentina, but call San Diego my second home. I am an avid traveler (I have been to 14 countries!) and love to connect with people from different cultures and walks of life.
I have spent a lot of my energy trying to fit into the “box” of what I thought success had to be. My passion for life and career coaching isn’t rooted in the fact that this has been an easy road for me – finding ease and flow in my career(s) has been a wild, amazing, and continuous challenge. The work of designing a life that you love never ends; it always needs our engagement and attention, which is why leaning on a support system and making it fun is key!
I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Loyola Marymount University and completed graduate coursework in Social Work at San Diego State University. I continued my education and became a Certified Professional Coach through International Coaching Academy.
I’m excited to meet you and accompany you on your journey!
My Coaching Approach
My coaching approach is open and exploratory. I believe that everyone is whole, creative, and capable of creating a life they love. I use mindfulness techniques and rely on my background in psychology to support you in rewriting the narratives that no longer serve you to make room for all the things that light you up.
I believe wholeheartedly that work is another piece to the puzzle of life and it is our absolute privilege to design a life and career that is aligned with our values and passions. I believe that there is no “dream job” out there for anyone; we have so much more power and autonomy over creating fulfilling and creative lives and careers and through coaching, I create an open and non-judgmental space for individuals to redefine what success means to them and take small but powerful steps towards living out that aligned definition.
I value deep and honest conversation and truly partner with my clients. This means asking difficult questions, challenging limiting beliefs, and doing a happy dance with you to celebrate wins!
I love working with clients who identify as hummingbirds, polymaths, generalists, slash-careerists, or whatever-other-term-you-use (watch this to see if this is you), and I will encourage you to explore life outside of your comfort zone and challenge you to define your own measures of success.
As we work together, you will gain all the tools you need to start tuning into yourself and walk through life with clarity, confidence, and purpose.
Before reaching out to Ama La Vida I felt lost, unsure of what next steps to take professionally and what long term goals to set. All I knew was that the work I was doing was unchallenging and unrewarding, even though transitioning to something else seemed terrifying. My time working with Natalia completely changed all of this. It was an enriching and empowering experience. Through her coaching, I’ve found a career path that’s consistent with my interests and values and helped me develop the tools to be successful in getting there. I’ve never felt excited about my career before, but Natalia encouraged me to explore and embrace possibility.
I highly recommend ALV to anyone, regardless of what you are looking for. I used their services for career help, but honestly their approach was holistic and helped me as a human being and I truly connected to my coach. She has been my accountability partner to keep me moving forward and to keep me positive even in the face of rejection. I have honestly enjoyed working with them during my job search!