Mentor Teacher SuzyK-Coach

teacher1Is your priority to be the best person you can be? Do you long to partner, to collaborate, to establish open communication and feedback? Support and guidance motivates and is vital in becoming your best Self. We all need someone to hold us accountable and enable us to actually achieve those goals we imagine and continue to set…. sometimes falling short. Maybe something is just not right in your life and you need some feedback.

My purpose is to bring out the best in you and to help you understand what is “really going on” with YOU. This is incredibly transformative.  Our safe, supportive and trusting environment provides you with a renewed sense of Self.  Mine is not a product.  It is a service that you give to yourself so that you can live a productive life filled with joy.  You deserve that.

Sure, you know what to do, in fact you’ve seen it in your mind’s eye many times. Do you feel or believe it is possible alone?  Have you made friends with change and figured out what that involves; where to start, how to follow through and what that end goal really looks like?

What You Get..

  • An awareness of what may not be working and why
  • Insight and a deeper understanding of what has value in your life
  • Authentic happiness through lasting change, a how-to
  • Action worth doing with a goal worth achieving
  • Understanding of patterns and self-limiting beliefs
  • Practical applications for improving every area of your life
  • Someone who is trustworthy and listens at a very deep level

Areas where we can work together include…

  • Understanding specific health issues and what to do
  • Weight loss, detoxification, healthy eating; the science and practical applications
  • Relationship issues, what to do, how to communicate effectively
  • Loneliness, dating, social skills and a deeper relationship with your own sexuality
  • Elder Care, aging parents and what to do for yourself to stay grounded and at peace
  • Addictions… Your own or someone you love
  • Time management, organizational skills, finances, career change, business development
  • Spiritual growth, finding new ways of being, a short intro into various faiths
  • Change Agents, Global Citizens, Possibilists, Earth Stewards and how to participate
  • Finding your purpose and how to live that in a way that feels right for you

Do you ever feel like you have lost touch with who you really are?

Have you lost the passion you know you truly need to thrive?

Have you tried therapy, read self-help books, explored various forms of exercise or meditation, diets and …….is it time to work with an experienced Teacher/Mentor?

Are you faced with major life transitions?

Do you want to get off medications and learn how to live more healthily?

Are you struggling with retirement, or still have to work and trying to create a lifestyle that supports your well-being?

Find out if we are a match.  You may schedule a no-cost 30 minute session with me right now!  Once we have spoken I think you will be very clear if I am right for you.  I am very open, honest and dedicated to working at a very deep level to bring success to you, as a result of our partnership.

Meet Suzy Karasik

teacher2I used to refer to my work as Whole Person Coaching. It most definitely is that, however after doing my own “purpose” work I realized at the core of my being, I AM A TEACHER. I am here to share knowledge as a Mentor and as an Activist.  I never really had a true mentor and it is my passion to be that for YOU. I sometimes wonder what might have been different. I accept now that my life journey has brought me to exactly where I need to be…with YOU. I have spent decades finding my way in the world; becoming a whole person, continuously improving my health, financial stability and personal happiness. I think at some level, we all want to reclaim that innocent, not so wounded younger person we used to be. Life experiences take a toll. I know how to refresh that hard drive and re-acquaint you with who you truly are.

I am so fortunate to have learned from many respected teachers and my own experiments in how to navigate one’s life. Boundlessly examining numerous modalities of health, science, business, and of course personal and professional relationships, I believe I have established some workable truths. As our relationship develops, I will share with you what will be helpful in your journey. Sharing knowledge is core to who I am. Finding that perfect whole person within you, is my skill. Learning form you is tantamount to our success.

I began my professional career as a history teacher. I taught school for 3 years after university and am still connected to my students after 25 years, in fact one has been working with me 6+ years! After working in Real Estate, Hotel Conventions and Event Planning with Hyatt Hotels, and very innovative and exciting segments of Silicon Valley, I chose to take a break from the corporate world. In 1993 I completed a Master’s Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Somatics and a Certificate in Integral Health, from CIIS.

During and after graduate school I attended every workshop imaginable to learn as much as I could about myself and what modalities work best for my life, that is an endless and most enjoyable journey. My internship working with homeless, HIV+ crack and heroin addicts soon found me at 45, as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Malawi, Africa. I spent 3 years there and in South Africa and to this day have returned for visits and maintain powerfully meaningful relationships. It was there I was trained in Permaculture Design and further developed my work in Eco-Psychology and psycho-neuro-immunology – it’s easier to understand than to spell!

Being forced to take anti-malarials for years began an unknown deterioration of my digestive tract (microbiome) which eventually revealed itself. I completed a Diploma in Comprehensive Nutrition and worked in Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS education and treatment. I studied to be a Yoga Teacher and have practiced yoga for over four decades. I have studied everything from Acupuncture to Watsu and here’s a few in between: NLP (neurolinguistic programming), NVC (Non-Violent Communication with Marshall Rosenberg) and on-going study in Transparent Communication and Thomas Huebl, Mutuality and Evolutionary Consciousness with Patricia Albere, Ken Wilbur and Integral Life, Tim Kelley’s numerous program on Finding Your Blessing and Healing Childhood Wounds, Voice Dialogue, hypnosis, massage therapy, acupressure, biofeedback, holotropic breathwork, Enneagram, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), Chinese medicine and Ayurveda (the basics), multiple religious practices, spiritual practices, meditation and so much that has made me who I am.

I know a fair amount about a lot of things and I want to exchange knowledge with you.

Throughout the years, I have worked for myself as a consultant to the corporate world, and consider myself one of the best when it comes to lead generation and business development. I love to stay informed and up on what all the new bright cultural creatives are doing, and I tell you some of it is unfathomable! We must learn how to operate successfully in our inner and the outer world, to be in peace with both.

A lifelong Activist, seeking the highest good for the most people, I find it critically important and fulfilling to Give Back and to Speak Out when it comes to Mother Earth in all her glory, Social Justice and more recently political affairs that affect all of us and need to be addressed starting at the COMMUNITY level. I have been a longtime Volunteer with the Pachamama Alliance, IONS, Bay Area Integral, Consciousness Hacking, Code Pink and most recently Al Gore and Climate Reality Project! I offer a 4 week introduction to Paul Hawken’s DRAWDOWN and combine that with the valuable factual information provided by Al Gore’s amazing team. There is work to be done and opportunities abound to make a difference. If you are a CHANGEMAKER, let’s collaborate and grow together.

teacher3I have travelled extensively throughout my life, I am fascinated with other cultures and their rituals. I am adept at aligning myself with anyone, anywhere. I volunteer in the areas of sustainability and anything green and people and building community related. I seek a brighter future for our planet. I believe that everything is about relationship and respect for all beings.

No matter the issue, we work together to clarify how this is manifesting in your life, how you are now or want to be in any situation, and what you want to accomplish. We identify and implement the best strategies to move from the present situation to the desired outcome. My task is to help you to uncover and shine a light on that magnificence within you. It will be my honor to understand you and what you need, and to partner with you.

And finally.. The TEACHER in me wants you to gather a group of 3 or 4 people and do a series of “classes” of your choosing. We’ll have content and assignments, class discussions, and identify the paths that become evident as you continue to learn and grow. We can do it online and see each other; school our way!