I’m originally from a small town in Wyoming, and though I cherish the small town closeness and connection to the outdoors, I felt a drive to broaden my horizons. After graduating from the University of Oregon, I chose to take a year sabbatical to my parents’ homeland, Spain. That marvelous year turned into 13 years of learning, traveling, and growing! After experiencing so much over a decade, I decided to move back to the Rocky Mountains of Salt Lake City, Utah where I’ve been for the past 5 years.
As a teacher and coach, the most amazing thing to experience is that “aha moment” when someone realizes what they need has been living inside of them when they tap into their inner wisdom for their truth and guidance. It’s such a beautiful sight to see when their eyes light up and their hearts swell with the realization that “I can”, “I will”, and “I did!” It reminds me of my own journey to find my authenticity and inner guidance.
There was a time when this was not this way... I was laying in bed after a chemo session, completely unable to muster the strength for anything, completely destroyed right down to literally the cellular level, looking up at
the radiant reflection of the bright sunlight bouncing on the ceiling. So beautiful, so alive, so bright, so vibrant, and by contrast my life was so dark, painful, decaying and meaningless. That was the day I began asking myself, “what am I doing here? How insignificant have I been until now, and what am I going to do to turn that around?” And though that first spark of enlightenment about my purpose in life began there, it was not easy, light, nor bright, the journey took me through the land of divorce, depression, dependency and addiction, even deeper places of self-discovery, change, and a complete transformation of life.
This is why I am so passionate about helping others. It doesn't have to be so hard to achieve what you want in life, and you definitely don't have to do it alone! We often are so busy being busy and don't have time or energy to "waste" on ourselves and the pursuit of our health and well-being (physical and/or emotional). I began looking for a way to get back in charge of myself and my life and along the way realized that I could help others do the same and that's why I love Life Coaching!
"Sonia has this infectious personality that makes you believe in yourself. I couldn't wait to get started on my path to a better me! Working with Sonia has been better than I ever hoped for!"
- Courtney W.