It’s fair to say that I grew up in a social experiment. On a community in Israel called a Kibbutz, I spent most of my time with other kids, in the children’s house, rather than with my parents. While it gave me a lot of freedom and space for exploration as a child, it also left me with the sense that nobody really cared for me. It certainly was no one’s intention, but the way I integrated it was that since life didn’t care about me, I wouldn’t care about life.
My aloofness served me well when I became a fashion model. For 12 years I lived the life of an international top model from Milan to Paris to New York.  I worked with the likes of Alexander McQueen, Mario Testino, Tom Ford and Calvin Klien. I’ve been featured in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, W magazine and walked down countless runways fashion shows. I know all that might seem like a big glamorous adventure from the outside, and at times it was, but on my insides it often felt ridiculous and poisonous.
I used to be a very shy person, and being on the runway made me nervous. When they passed a tray of champagne at 8 a.m. before a show at the Louvre, my answer was: Of course! Being constantly surrounded by people, having to be on 18 hours a day for months, traveling, spending intense days on a set in skimpy cloths in winter and heavy coats in summer — sometimes felt like an absurd hell.  My answer to it all was alcohol, coffee, cigarettes and relationships.  I saw that it was crazy, but it was hard to say “I need to stop and eat right now” or “No, I can’t take that next job, I need a break.” My glam but toxic life totally depleted me, body, mind and spirit.

Desperate to do something about this, I attended a Buddhist mindfulness retreat with my husband. We decided to take the “mindfulness trainings,” which meant we agreed to avoid ingesting anything toxic to the body or mind: no TV, no alcohol, no fashion magazines, no cigarettes. I thought, “I’m going to give this a try.” It was a huge shock to my system that landed me a three-month crying fit. All that I had held back came flooding out.

This experience prompted a move from New York City to San Francisco, which at first I still resisted, but of course it turned out to be exactly what I needed. I spent the next six years in a process of discovery and recovery, assembling a hefty toolbox of healing skills and techniques.

I now use the same healing modalities that gave me back to help other people. My Life Plan Coaching method is based in the practice of Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), which enables me to lead my clients through unique processes that identify and heal the deep emotional blocks that have been preventing them from creating what they want on their own.
My coaching skills are informed by my extensive experience as an Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) practitioner, ten years of Buddhist mindful living practice, understanding of the Ayurvedic system of body & mind, as well as a long term practice of Non-Violent Communication (NVC). I’m happy and proud to be experiencing LIFE at its fullest and I am happier than I ever thought possible. Even though I still encounter the fears and patterns I fell into growing up, I continue to take steps to create more of what I want from life.
I still do some modeling for the adventure, creativity and fun of it, but working one on one and with groups of people, helping them remove boulders – and revealing their true path – this is what gives meaning to my life. I love when I see someone shift from a dimmed version of themselves to a full-on light. It is the most rewarding and effective transformation work I have ever offered.
I look forward to hearing about your journey, and discussing with you how I can guide you through your difficult spots and help you to see and experience the full-wattage version of yourself.

Click HERE  to email me and schedule a chat to see if we are a fit, or visit my Coaching page to learn more about the process I use.

-Kim