I live my life imperfectly.
Photo by Michael Wilson.
In our sessions, you get the real me.
I'm May (pronounced "My"). I bring my personal experience in overcoming a lack of connection or care for my work.
My story is this: Growing up in Israel, I always got perfect grades. I loved grades, and I loved being the teacher’s pet. When I turned 11, my family and I moved to Dallas, TX. I was a "weird immigrant," and had to learn new rules of behavior. I focused on learning new ways to get the best grades in the class, language barrier be damned! And I learned - with gusto. After getting perfect grades in high school, and college, I was psyched and proud of myself.
Aaaand then, in 2009, I started my professional career, back in Israel. Again I had to make a profound cultural shift. But now, I didn't have my grades and doting teachers to protect me. I worked at large corporations, as a writer and advertising professional, and though I excelled, I never got promoted. And I didn't feel committed to my job. I didn't feel committed to myself.
One day I just snapped.
I decided I had nothing to live for. Weirdly, that led me to just throw caution to the wind and actually do what pleases me. In 2013, I moved to New York City, where I worked as a grant writer and later ran a non-profit organization. By taking the time to get to know what I want and need (silliness, ease and quiet, love), I felt comfortable committing to my choices. I even got married! And now, I coach smart women who feel drained or bored by their jobs, and who would like to finally make work a fulfilling and energizing part of their life.
I'm a real professional:
Certified Professional Coach, Leadership That Works, May 2016
What is coaching?
Coaching is a creative process by which you and I, together, inspire you to maximize your potential, and improve your outlook on your life. Unlike a psychologist, I do not diagnose mental health conditions or prescribe treatment.