I truly can’t explain what an amazing job Ama La Vida have done with this e-Coaching program. It is nothing short of excellence. The course has helped in more ways than i could have imagined. It helped surface my true passion and refine my values and career aspirations, while giving me the confidence and support to make a meaningful change. Previously, I had felt that it was too late to make a change, but the program made me realize that it isn't too late and empowered me to get out there and go for it!
Katie has a magnetic positive energy. She very encouraging but careful to let you do the leading with your goal setting, not her, which is what makes the program so successful…she puts the change in your hands. Katie will make you feel at ease, and inspire you to discover and follow your passions!
I'm almost done with the IYP program and moving on to the Career Start next. It could not have been a better time in my life to have met Nicole, and have her explain the power that Ama La Vida has on people. She wasn't lying!! I've seen a significant change in myself since the day I signed up for the program. I've been working in the corporate world for almost 5 years now, and it's so refreshing to stop and really take time to reflect on who you are as a person, and understand what your purpose is (gifts, values, passions). AH! I could go on and on - you must try it for yourself! I was fortunate enough to have a coaching session with Katie, and she is absolutely amazing. She truly has a gift with her ability to inspire and motivate you. After having a video conference with Katie I instantly felt energized and ready to make changes! The coaches at Ama La Vida genuinely care about your future and will do everything in their power to get you where you want to be. I highly recommend Ama La Vida - you will NOT regret it.
This program is hugely engaging and thought-provoking for any working professional, whether you know yourself inside out or are just getting started. The self-directing learning and development approach is powerful in that it doesn't seek to pigeon-hole you into anything, but rather it allows you to draw your own conclusions and feel empowered about who you are and where you are headed in life.
I worked with Foram to help develop my leadership potential. She spent a lot of time getting to know me and my goals, and is creative, perceptive and thoughtful in providing guidance on how I could best work with different teams and people in my current job. Foram provided new frameworks and methods to approaching challenges that I hadn’t thought of, and that made me solve problems and communicate more effectively. Foram helped me learn how to become a leader, not just a manager or employee. I highly recommend Foram for anyone looking to maximize their leadership potential or achieve their professional goals.
I’ve worked with coaches in the past, and my experience working with Katie was far and away the best coaching I’ve ever had. Her encouraging style, valuable insights, and online resource were an amazing combination that helped me grow and develop tremendously. I can’t believe it was only a 12 week program – I’ve experienced so much growth and development over that time. Katie is a pure joy to work with!
The IYP program, through the self-reflective online modules and invaluable coaching sessions, provided me with the tools required in helping me explore and identify my passions, gifts, values and purpose. Coming out of this program I am now able to fully articulate what is important to me, what my strengths are and I finally have an actionable path going forward! I highly recommend IYP to anyone - IYP will help you get back on the right track, whether you are looking to understand / refine your goals both personally or professionally.
The Purpose program helped me establish my top five passions, gifts, and values and has allowed me to assess not only the passions that get me out of bed every morning, but also what skills allow me to offer my absolute best self to the world. I am a firm believer that a society where everyone does what they love is the most successful society, and Ama La Vida's tools further that goal, one individual at a time.
I recently had the opportunity to work with Foram where she coached me through a difficult career decision. I was impressed with Foram’s ability to help me sort through the facts Vs. emotions. I would definitely recommend Foram as an organizational/leadership coach
Working with Katie at Ama La Vida has been both inspirational and practical. We used our sessions to focus my passions, gifts, and values into realistic and authentic goals for this coming year (and the future). For the first time in a long time, I feel like I am driving towards things I truly believe in and will find fulfilling.
The e-Coaching course was very supportive, informative and helpful during my career transition. Personally I was looking to make a change but wasn’t sure which direction to head. I discovered that the exercises in the program were like someone handing me the keys to my own future. Ultimately it was up to me to decide what I wanted to do and how to get there, but the various questions, scenarios and quotes encouraged me to think and research in a different manner. The warm and approachable manner also helped as it felt like there was a coach right there, guiding me every step of the way.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to take this journey of self-discovery. It's not an easy task to reinvent yourself, but this program was collaborative, interactive, and manageable. The coaches genuinely care about their clients and it is wonderfully easy to collaborate and engage in conversation. I've thoroughly enjoyed this program and it has earned my highest recommendation.
Katie helped me clarify my thoughts and goals for the future and truly helped me actualize my true potential. The best part of the program is that all the answers were already within myself and Katie truly assisted me in finding those answers that had become buried. After my initial consultation, I felt so empowered! I hardly recognized my former doubtful self! The program enabled my true capacities to be realized whilst also strengthening my ability to build positive outlooks and set attainable goals. I thank Katie for her support, guidance and wisdom. I recommend this program for anyone out there who feels stuck in themselves and wants to achieve balance in all facets of their life. Thanks again Katie!
Foram is a results-oriented leader, empathetic listener and collaborative problem solver. She sees both the big picture and the details needed to make it real. She is calm and poised under pressure. I have worked with her on a team in the past, and would enthusiastically welcome the opportunity to do it again.
Ama La Vida is a thought-provoking and empowering program that gives you the tools to your own plan for career success. Beyond that, the accessibility and helpfulness of their staff is what sets it apart. All in all, it was an extremely valuable use of time for me and I'm very thankful to have been a part of it.
Working with Katie was a true blessing! She is full of positive energy and great insight. She creates a judgement free zone so you can really dive deep and express how you feel about your life and what you want it to be like. Her process was manageable, not overwhelming, and made me feel like I could achieve my goals. It really helped me look inside myself and see what it was I needed to live a happier life. I don’t think I would have done that without her.
I never could have imagined the transformation that I experienced from 12 weeks of coaching. Each week I was met with acceptance, enthusiasm and insight. When I presented my challenges, Katie dug deeper to uncover the real obstacles holding me back and then cheered me on with each bit of growth along the way. The transformation came from a process of re-discovery and awareness of who I am. Over the course of these 12 weeks, I went from feeling hopeless and without vision in many areas of my life, to someone who was taking risks and trying new things. I wholeheartedly recommend this coaching program to anyone who is feeling stuck, lost or unsure about how to connect their true values with their personal and professional life. With consistent attention and intention, some openness and vulnerability, the possible growth through this program is immeasurable.
Thank you for taking this journey of self-discovery with me. It’s not an easy task to reinvent yourself, but the Purpose program was collaborative, interactive, and manageable. Katie genuinely cares about her clients and is wonderfully easy to collaborate and engage in conversation. Katie is a wealth of resources but her special gift is the depth of her intuitiveness about her clients. My journey could not have been as successful without her insight and fresh perspective. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time with Katie and she has earned my highest recommendation.
At a point in my career where I was completely lost, Katie helped me realize where my true passion lies and gave me the courage and confidence to meaningfully develop my career
Katie was very supportive, inspirational and helped me to establish big, life-changing goals and then break them down to make them achievable and real. Through the tools, I also learnt a lot about myself and what my values are. By aligning my values with my work, my satisfaction at work has significantly improved, and I feel I am in control to make this change again in the future. I would highly recommend the program to anyone looking for self-knowledge and happiness in their personal or professional lives!
Katie was an excellent coach. She has a great open door policy and is available to answer any questions when needed. She offers great guidance and pushes you just enough to achieve your goals, yet at the same time she won’t overwhelm you. Her program helped me discover my values and passions and I’m now confident and excited about my future! I highly recommend the online program and coaching if you wish to enrich your life or just simply find your purpose!
From the second I met Katie I felt absolutely at ease, nurtured and that I had found someone who “got me”. Her ability to ready people and suggest tips and techniques to set an achieve goals is truly amazing. She has been instrumental in my growth and finding my strength during an incredibly difficult time. Her passion, enthusiasm and positivity is unparalleled and can certainly become infectious. The tools and techniques that I have learnt during my coaching with Katie can and will be used in almost every aspect of my life.
What impressed me most about Foram was her passion around providing excellent services for her clients. Foram leverages her strengths of empathy and solid experience as a consultant to partner with her coachees in a way that facilitates meaningful personal change that also impacts business results. She is able to quickly build rapport and trust with her coachees and creates a comfortable space to develop insights, glean personal and interpersonal awareness, and build confidence. Willing to respectfully challenge and consistently supportive of her clients, I watched Foram achieve measurable progress with her coachees and support them every step of the way in their journeys of development. If you or your organization is looking to accelerate growth and see results, I highly recommend Foram as your coach
The Purpose program helped me establish my top five passions, gifts, and values and has allowed me to assess not only the passions that get me out of bed every morning, but also what skills allow me to offer my absolute best self to the world. I am a firm believer that a society where everyone does what they love is the most successful society, and Ama La Vida’s tools further that goal, one individual at a time.
The program has been a great tool for discovering more about myself, as well as what I want to do in life. The program is highly intuitive and easy to navigate. It uses a three step process that examines your passions, your gifts, and what values you hold. Understanding these three parts of myself gave me better insight in how I want to live my life and in which direction I would like to take it.
Foram is a bright, forward-thinking, high-impact collaborator. She is a fantastic coach with an ability to work with individuals at a wide range of career levels and points. Foram’s ability to build trust and gain insights deeply afford immediate, impactful benefits and lasting value. She gets to the point fast AND is highly enjoyable to work with! I recommend Foram for consulting, coaching, and collaborating endeavors!
The Career Designer program was a really eye opening experience. It helped me get all of my feelings and thoughts about my future path out in writing, preventing me from stressing more than I should and probably would have. The tips and tricks made me really explore myself in a greater depth than I ever thought I would at this point in time, whilst also making it fun to research and think about truthful answers. Every session was useful in its way, but when they all come together, it was an amazing experience. I loved the videos! They made me so happy and excited to watch, while also helping me to connect with Katie the Coach, which gave the program a really personal touch. I also loved that the program was personalized and I could choose my own words, rather than being stuck with multiple-choice answers (none of which usually represent what I am thinking). The program helped me come to new insights about myself and my future, and I have now chosen a University Course that is better aligned with who I am and what I love. I definitely feel a lot clearer about my path and am ready to start working towards a career that I know is going to make me happy.
This learning experience was absolutely incredible. The program is completely tailored to YOU. Traditional career quizzes and counseling have never worked for me because they tried to put me in a box. Ama La Vida’s programs are different because they help you create your own life through short journal-type entries, instead of asking you to fill out multiple choice questions that pinpoint a usually imperfect future. I will treasure my final report containing all the hard work and realizations I’ve come to, and its already been a fundamental tool for deciding which path to follow. The course is a must for anyone that feels lost and craves a sense of drive and direction… and even if you don’t feel that way just yet, its a good idea to get a head start on avoiding that mid-life crisis. Taking this course was one of the best decisions I’ve made in a while- I couldn’t recommend it more.
Foram’s warm presence is something that struck me as unique and special…she has a natural way of connecting with people and letting them know she is listening. Her strong relationship-building skills coupled with her intelligence and business acumen make her an ideal coach and consultant. I would look very forward to working with Foram in any capacity again!
Foram is a well qualified Coach who can be relied upon for the highest degree of professionalism, asking insightful questions, listening reliably and coming up with thoughtful advice.
This program helped me unearth possibilities that I knew existed but had no idea how to get to. I’d recommend it for anyone who wants more clarity about their next move in their career.
Foram was a thoughtful, insightful, and incredibly helpful coach. She brought a positive and calming energy to every coaching session, and she made me feel completely at ease about sharing and working with her from the first time we met. I really appreciated her ability to ask deep, probing questions that helped me reflect on, explore, and better understand the drivers behind my approach to my life and work. She was able to do this in a way that challenged me to push myself, while still offering a supportive, encouraging environment. Foram always listened to me and provided rich and detailed feedback. She is a great coach who really helped me think about the big picture and long-term planning, while not overlooking the important near-term details. I would highly recommend Foram, and I would love the opportunity to work with her again!
I worked with Foram as my leadership coach in winter 2017 and wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone considering coaching. Over the course of several conversations and at-home assignments she helped me articulate a set of goals and design a plan to improve in two areas that were important to me. I found that Foram has a unique ability to be simultaneously very supportive while pushing me to be accountable to and honest with myself. I looked forward to our conversations and left our meetings feeling more aware of my motivations and better equipped to achieve my goals.
I had the pleasure of working with Foram in 2016 as my Leadership Development Coach as part of the MBA program at University of Chicago. Foram is dedicated, genuine, and absolutely a wonderful coach to work with. She was personally invested in my development, tailored each session to my individual needs, and constantly provided me with actionable feedback. If we hadn't finished the content of our session, she would stay long after the scheduled hour until we had accomplished the goals that we set for that session. I would highly recommend Foram as a Leadership Coach, and would be excited to work with her again in the future.
In Fall 2016 I had the privilege of having Foram as my leadership coach and was delighted by her warm approach and her genuine interest in helping me. She was quick to understand and identify my areas of opportunity, carefully tailoring our coaching sessions, and allowed me sort and understand my emotions and preconceptions, ultimately allowing me to better understand myself in a deep and life-changing way. Foram is empathetic, approachable, charismatic, and resourceful, I would highly recommend her as a leadership coach.