“Such a cool/innovative approach. In one short session with Liva, I felt inspired and energized. Instead of advising me in the typical "take a personality test," or "have coffee with a bunch of people," approach to figuring out the next steps to my career, Liva took a more personal approach -- understanding my energy and what I needed as an individual, not just a career searcher. Liva keeps it real and honest, and I deeply appreciated her authentic approach."
— SARA, FOUNDER OF A SOCIAL ENTREPRISE BUSINESS, NEW YORK CITY
HI, I'M LIV
I'm stoked you're here. Let me tell you a little bit about what it is I do.
I've been a leadership and executive coach for 13 years and let's say I'm not your typical business coach, I'd be that but with a twist. I call myself an integrative leadership and executive coach because life and work go hand in hand and you can't separate mind, heart and body either -- it's one entity comprised of all the parts that need to move and groove gracefully in order for things to work properly.
My work integrates these dimensions together and beyond what I call "classic coaching," we will go the extra extra mile to help you align mind, heart and body so you can function optimally. I use breathwork, creativity, mindfulness, meditation and other such non-conventional tools to support you in solving the challenge you are facing when you come to me.
"I did just 20-minutes with Liva and it was amazing! She was able to break down all the things in my head and help me gain clarity around next steps.”
— TIFFANY YU, CEO & FOUNDER AT DIVERSABILITY, IN SAN FRANCISCO
Why I Can Help You
Simply because I don't just talk out of thin air. I've walked the talk.
On a professional level,
I've been a financial journalist, a diplomat and advisor to a head of State and governments; I've launched several businesses of my own (NOT all of them have been successes, I know failure intimately too); I've coached a the highest levels of government institutions and corporations in different countries; I've sat on the board of a major global PR company's European and Asian operations; I've advised 100+ startup founders around the globe; and I've also had odd jobs where I started at the very bottom when I was in my twenties. I've embodied "the hustle" and I have realized it isn't fulfilling and by far not the most productive or meaningful way to live my life.
On a personal level,
I'll sum it up like this: I'm a survivor who now thrives.
Yes, I've known abuse and have no shame in saying it, I have worked on that and overcome the toxic cycles that go with these shitty situations. I wear it as a badge of honor now. I've known homelessness as a child too. I'm a survivor of a fatal car crash, a survivor of 9/11 (our offices were in WTC 1), I've survived two strokes, and a cancer at 30 (now I'm 46). Oh and, I'm super curious, always up to explore the world and different cultures, that's also why I've lived and worked in 13 different countries.
Long story short, I've been through the fire, I've been through chaos and I'm still here. Not just surviving but fearlessly and wholeheartedly THRIVING... in a 16th century property in the French countryside, the Loire Valley. A place that I'll be turning into a haven where retreats will be held for and with you. (More on that later but you can follow La Ferme Dercé's homestead restoration adventures on Instagram as @lafermederce). A life of peacefulness and purpose, working remote with womxn all over the world. My life and work experience have given me a compassion for humans and a connection to womxn who know they can do it but struggle to figure out how because they cut themselves off their core energy in the (normal!) rush of life, kids, career, you name it.
Supporting them is my purpose. My crossing the chaos is my gift to the world. It doesn't all have to be hard, things, life can flow if you are in alignment with your purpose and values. That's what I've been practicing and will teach, share with you.
And, NO, I'm not perfect, I have flaws like all of us, and I strive to become a better human being everyday. That's what matters. I promise no miracles, I promise deep and lasting change for a thriving life on your terms, where you define what success really means to you. Let the testimonials throughout this site help you decide.
"Liva is a pleasure to work with. She is professional and goal-oriented and an expert in her field. She is constantly on the look out for methods of self-improvement and personal development that enable her to give more to the people she coaches. Liva is a real inspiration professionally and personally.”
— ANNIE, HEAD OF PRODUCT, LONDON, UK
WHAT DRIVES ME
"...IF YOU ARE FREE, YOU NEED TO FREE SOMEBODY ELSE. IF YOU HAVE SOME POWER, THEN YOUR JOB IS TO EMPOWER SOMEBODY ELSE."
- Toni Morrison
“Had a session with Liva yesterday and in just 20 minutes she'd cracked open a huge block for me. Seriously I slept better last night and am the most focused and energized I've been in weeks! I needed to make sure all you ladies who are sleeping on this to get on it ”