WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Working with Eva has changed my life. I feel so much more empowered and less anxious than I used to. Before, I felt unhappy and incomplete, unsure of my life choices and was having a tough time at work. Eva has awakened parts of me that I never knew existed, and defined parts of me that were always there. She taught me things about myself that I will remember for the rest of my life.
I had some major issues with self-love, perfectionism, and believing I was unworthy. There was a lack of confidence and a feeling of inadequacy. I was [always looking outside for validation]. From a romantic perspective, I was stuck in a pattern of hanging out with the wrong people, [and felt like] I wasn’t worthy of anyone’s love. All of this led to overthinking and deepened my anxiety.
Now I feel empowered and validated on my own terms – [I feel] OK with myself just as I am. I’ve learned to release some of that internal pressure which has allowed me to live a less anxious life. Being able to relinquish control over certain situations makes me feel lighter. Now I often think, “What’s the worst that can happen?” and that’s SUCH a helpful thing.
It feels good to love myself. The other day I went to the park and I breathed in the air and watched the trees and squirrels. I’ve relieved my anxiety by building relaxation time into my schedule without feeling guilty. I’m not being so rigid and it’s allowing me to LIVE IN THE NOW. I don’t think this would have been possible before working with Eva because I was so obsessed with planning [out the future that I] couldn’t enjoy the present moment.
Before working with Eva, work was always my priority. I felt like a slave to work because of my perfectionism. I would trudge through the week, [and inevitably fall short of my unrealistic goals] and then the weekend would come and I’d still have all these things to do, and then it would be over and then I’d be depressed.
Now, I have chosen to do less at work and I make sure my weekdays [are fulfilling]. That’s me living in the now. I am learning to live a more balanced life. The speed is different - before my life was a blur. Now I’ve slowed down and I’ve become more mindful, and instead of thinking “when is it going to be Saturday?”, [I can appreciate the present moment]. By releasing the pressure I was putting on myself [by slowing down], I actually became better at my job.
I also love that [Eva offers support outside of sessions]. I really liked the ability to pull out my phone anytime to reach out to her [via Voxer, a voice and text messaging app]. It provided this cathartic process of talking things out and getting the thoughts out of my head. She always hits the nail on the head with what I’m going through and [she just gets it].
I love Eva so much. She’s the best because she keeps it real, but doesn’t discount my feelings. Every situation is approached with empathy, but also with a reality check. She’s not afraid to tell me her opinion, even if I don’t want to hear it and I appreciate that. She doesn’t sugarcoat things. She’s so chill and just makes me feel comfortable and safe.
I’m so proud of myself for accomplishing all of these things. Eva helped me realize what was making me miserable and my thoughts patterns have changed as a result and I feel that [I can, now and forever], apply what I’ve learned. Honestly when I started working with Eva and she said we were going to retrain my brain, I just didn’t think that was a THING. I didn’t think I could do it and do it relatively quickly. Now this awareness happens by default and I can respond in a healthier way on the spot. I have more tools in my tool belt to address my doubts head on.
- Jean Merkle, Philadelphia, P.A.
Before working with Eva I was overwhelmed with responsibilities in my work and personal life and feeling anxious and fearful about each day. Being a mom of two boys while running a small business left me feeling stressed out and often yelling and not parenting in a way I was proud of. I had no idea what I even liked to do anymore because it had been so long since I felt I had time for any self care. Its almost as if I forgot to ask what I even cared about outside of my business and responsibilities as a wife and mother.
I experienced a total mindset switch working with Eva. Although it seemed counterintuitive at first, Eva helped me realize that taking time for myself each day to meditate, to be still and just breathe, was exactly what I needed. I was able to get more accomplished while feeling at ease. I was slowly able to let go of strict restrictions I had placed on myself and see that in adding softness and kindness toward myself, I was still able to accomplish my goals, and actually felt good doing it. As a result, I’ve been able to run my business without letting it run me. I understand that I don’t have to hustle and work constantly to be successful; the world actually isn’t going to stop turning if I don’t answer every email. It’s okay to be human and need time to myself. I now realize I am able to give so much more to my family, customers and staff when I take care of myself first.
Eva helped me ask myself what I truly wanted in all areas of my life, career, marriage, as a parent, as a leader to my staff, as a friend and then helped me think through small changes I could make to get one step closer each day. A month ago I could have never imagined feeling so much ease in my day to day life. I am better in every single area of my life because I am so clear on my intentions and desires, being able to know intuitively what you want and trusting yourself is such a blessing and I credit Eva for helping me find that peace.
Now, I am able to stop and spend time with my children when they ask, regardless of the time of day or how busy I am without feeling guilt. I know that I desire to be present and teach my children what I’m learning, and the best way to do that is by example. I am able to actually be present in the moment without my phone and connect one on one with my kids. I want them to know how to work hard and see the example I set in starting my own business, but I also want them to know family is very important and you can actually find balance with work and home life.
I was able to navigate some really tough decisions in my relationships and my business growth with clarity through meditation techniques and Eva’s coaching. These were issues I truly felt 50/50 on and had no idea how I would make a decision either way. Eva is so skilled in catching nuances in your voice or facial expressions and asks questions that really got to the core of the issue and helped me realize what was standing in my way and how to navigate it. Eva truly gives advice and guidance without judgement, and that is priceless. Eva’s advice also helped me feel empowered because she didn’t just tell me what to do, she asked questions that enabled me to really think through the task/issue at hand and decide on my own what the best path was.
If you’re looking for a genuine coach who is willing to invest in learning about you, is able to show compassion and make you feel seen, but someone who also challenges your thoughts and actions that haven’t previously served you in order to truly help you become the best version of yourself, Eva is your answer. If you struggle to make time for yourself, struggle with a negative mindset, lack clarity in what you want in life, Eva can and will help you get back on track. I felt an immediate connection and trust in Eva and I’m so thankful I took this chance to work with her, I feel lucky and blessed for the experience.
This program is for anyone with an open mind who feels stuck and generally unfulfilled or like something is missing from their life. I would recommend this program for anyone who is busy either with career, family, or both. If you’ve ever felt like you aren’t good enough, that you don’t measure up, that you can’t do it all, this is a program for you. If you lack clarity with your goals and intentions or even if you have a big goals and feel completely overwhelmed about how you will achieve them, you NEED this program. Working with Eva has allowed me to show up for myself in a way I never thought possible, I have gotten back into touch with who I am and what I want and that has snowballed into achieving more in every single area of my life.
- Ashley R., Cincinnati, Ohio
I honestly wasn't sure what to expect in working with a life coach, and had a degree of skepticism about the whole thing. Eva has singlehandedly made me a convert. I honestly don't know how I would have gotten through this past year+ without her. She has walked alongside me through a very challenging period of my life, encouraging me, motivating me, challenging me with love....coaching me.
I trust Eva implicitly. She earned that trust very quickly by listening to me deeply, reflecting back with love and honesty what she was hearing and observing, and giving me practices and tools to be able to go out into the world not only as myself, as as the self that I know I have inside me but can't seem to get to on my own. My gratitude for her is beyond what I can express.
I recommend Eva regularly to all of my badass women friends who are feeling stuck or have a sense that they are not living according to their deepest desires or their full potential.
If you're considering taking the plunge, or even trying something new, I you have absolutely found a diamond.
- Sarah B., New York, New York
[Before working with Eva] my life was that of someone who was 45, not 25. [Health wise] my eating and sleeping habits were shit and I didn’t exercise. I was taking in a lot of sugar and I never thought about nutrition or what was in my food. [Also] when I slept, it wasn’t restful, I was never completely asleep. I was taking in lots of caffeine (on average 10-20 espresso shots a day in various forms). I was never able to slow down, and I was always tired. I struggled with the fact that I thought nobody liked me, because I was a very anal person, and I expected perfection around me. I wanted my body, life and personality to be different.
Now: Working with Eva has helped me let things go, whereas before I was a very tightly wound, anxious individual. Now, I understand that things happen and I trust myself to make the right decision at the time based on what I need. I feel more optimistic about my future because when I take care of myself, I’m actually less stressed at work. This means I do a better job, and I’m less likely to lose my shit on unsuspecting employees for nothing.
Health: I’ve learned I don’t have to starve to be healthy. Before, my diet was very restricted, but now I’m more open to try new things, and I’ve ended up finding things I like. I’m way more conscientious of what I’m eating and instead of just snacks and candy, I eat a meal with more whole foods. I’m eating less sugar, and a lot of it is coming from fruit instead of freezies. If I was eating healthy foods 1% of the time before, it’s changed to at least 50% of time.
Before, exercise was a HARD NO. Like, a hard, absolutely not. I had a previous shitty experience with the gym, and my attempt at a healthy lifestyle didn’t go well. I became convinced that the ends did not justify the means. [But after working with Eva] I started going to the gym, which I feel pretty good about and I have a pretty sexy trainer. And now that I’m going to the gym, and have cut down on caffeine and sugar, my body is more open to slowing down, and I’m definitely getting better quality sleep.
Mindset: My mindset is different. [Before] I didn't give myself any credit, and it made me feel like I wasn’t getting anything done. Now, I’m a lot less hard on myself. I’ve actually stopped to notice what I do, and it motivates me to do more. I think I was so scared of becoming narcissistic, but now it feels good to acknowledge myself because I feel more true to myself. Instead, I do what I can to the best of my ability, but I also live my life. I’ve learned to prioritize myself, but also prioritize things at work and life in general. I focus on myself more, because with Eva’s help, I realized that I am not my job. I am my only self, and I have to take care of myself or I won’t be able to work, or really do ANYTHING .
Work, time management and self care: I used to stay for hours after work trying to perfect everything. I thought if I didn’t put everything into my work, I wouldn’t be able to further my career. I didn’t take care of myself because of the way I was raised. I was taught to be hard on myself, and if I wasn’t being hard on myself, then there was something wrong with you, but that was working out like shit. Now I’ve learned that if I take care of myself, I can still do a good job, but then it also helps to take care of other aspects of my personal life. Now, I’ve stopped going [to work] on my days off, I’ve started leaving on time, and saying no to things and people. I put more focus on myself instead of my job. I’m more balanced, and less focused on perfection which means I’m more willing to attempt things, even when I know I can’t get them done perfectly. Before, if I couldn’t do something perfectly, I wouldn’t want to do it at all. Now I at least try to do them to the best of my ability, in the time that I have, without spending an insane amount of time trying to perfect every little detail.
I signed up to work with Eva because I was really unhappy with who I was as a person, and I thought that if I changed the way I looked it would change the way I felt about myself. In the time we’ve been working together, I’ve become less bothered about whether someone likes me or not because I am who I am, and if you don’t like me, that’s your business. When I came in, I was trying to physically change my body, whereas now my attitude has changed and more of my mind has been expanded so it’s better than what I thought I needed. I thought I was gonna get a life coach and lose 30 lbs. Since then I’ve learned that if you’re seeking physical change, you’ll have to go through a mental change first.
[Lastly,] I would describe Eva as fun. But also immensely helpful. She's what you would want in a nice teacher/homie hybrid package.
- R.H., Ontario, Canada
"I signed up with Eva because I wanted to “level up.” When I started, I remember thinking I knew better but wasn’t doing better and I wanted to know how to essentially hack the system to maximize my potential. For a moment I thought maybe my goals evolved, but in retrospect I realize they were clarified.
Eva helped me determine what needed to be done, totally from my own internal pressure gauge. I wanted to get more (and better quality sleep), so we went over what I needed to do in order to maximize this. We always focused on what was realistic for me, which led to discussing morning routines, poop schedule, and diet... etc. So many things are connected, and without getting overwhelmed by it all, Eva helped me to identify root causes of things, and create a plan of action to get things done.
Eva is incredibly compassionate and friendly. She is able to strike that balance between giving tough love, while coming from a place of recognition and deep understanding, not judgment. I ACTUALLY LOOKED FORWARD to Monday mornings (when our session were). She’s also really good at hearing what you’re saying, and rephrasing it to you, often reframing it in a way that makes you face yourself.
As a result, I “should” on myself less. I’ve been exercising more self-compassion, self-appreciation, and self-love. This means I’m kinder to others. I’m happier. I cannot stress enough... there used to be a little black hole in my heart that would just sap the positivity
out of everything. Now, it’s gone."
- Lauren, New York, New York
"I would describe Eva as compassionate, intelligent, amazing, perceptive, and dedicated. I really felt that she was invested in my success the whole time. She was great at asking a pointed series of questions and distilling my answers to their essence. She was also very quickly able to assess where I was at both in terms of my health at the moment and my level of “experience” with self-care, and I always felt that the program was catered specifically to me.
Even though she let me lead the general direction of the full month and the content of the sessions, it was helpful that she took charge of the structure of the individual meetings. I’ve had therapy experiences that were supposed to be guided entirely by me, and that ended up being more stressful. She also had a great balance of letting me shape the weekly goals and also pushing me when I needed it. Now, I have a new understanding of how to create new habits. Also, I’ve gotten more perspective on my current work/life situation and feel more in control of shaping it. In particular, I’ve stopped being so hard on myself for the way I use my time. I love her holistic approach to health and that I didn’t have to stress about whether talking about my diet/self-esteem/workout schedule/career ambitions was outside the parameters of the program. I really found this program and Eva’s style to work so well for me. She truly had helpful insight into every facet of wellness."
- Daniel, Brooklyn, New York
"I had just started a master’s program in Journalism, and I was experiencing chronic anxiety and tripping up in school. I felt myself becoming increasingly avoidant of my responsibilities – even little things, like sending an email on time or doing reading for class. So I decided to get a coach because I was desperate for change, and because I’d reached a point where I was more open minded to good old-fashioned self-improvement. I used to be the person who’d roll her eyes in the self-help section of the bookstore – which, looking back on it now, might have been a way to mask a hidden interest in self-help that I was embarrassed to admit.
I’d been in therapy for about a year, where we focused more on retrospective things, looking back on my past etc. In therapy, I wasn’t very much in the present. I was getting to a point where I wanted to focus more on specific behaviors and goals which I wasn’t doing in therapy. I wanted to get really specific about what I want, and more importantly, figure out specifically and concretely what I can do right now.
Since working with Eva, I’ve noticed that I like being more upbeat and positive. This seems obvious – who wouldn’t want to be upbeat and positive? – but it’s almost like part of me was drawn to the idea of a hollow-eyed, poorly rested, cynical persona, because that persona “matched” the image in my head of a person who makes beautiful and artful work (seeing this on paper makes me realize how silly it sounds). I’ve developed a kinder inner voice, and I’m becoming better at noticing automatic self-sabotaging thoughts and trying to counter them with positive, gentler ones. Before I was jittery, nervous and tired throughout the day, and now I’ve changed my eating habits and I’m paying more attention to my sleep schedule, which set me up to focus and do good work when push comes to shove. I feel like other people, my classmates especially, have noticed more of a lightness about me, and I think that lightness spreads when everyone is in the trenches of deadlines and craziness. And all of that feels good.
Looking back, Eva’s ability to recognize when some of my own goals risked being too lofty was also really helpful. It saved me from feeling like I’d failed again. I see now that when you become more realistic, you set yourself up for success in the long run. It feels so much better to pull in the reigns and stick with something. I needed that much more than I realized at the time. In the past when I’ve tried to do self-improvement regimens, I think my biggest trap was setting out to do too much at once. Eva has a really good feel for bite-size goals that are manageable, but powerful, and sticking to them helped me feel like I was succeeding early on in the program.
She’s also very tuned into your energy—which helped me see myself with fresh perspective. That’s something I needed. If she didn't notice, I wouldn't have noticed it in myself. I wouldn’t know that there’s something that needs to be worked out. She helped me see myself with a fresh perspective.
My favorite thing about her style is her authenticity and follow-through. Eva is kind-hearted and easy to talk to. She’s invested in your growth, listens very closely and gives clear advice. She kept it real the whole time. Oh, and very importantly: she’s got a sense of humor."
-C.K., New York, NY
"I love Eva’s coaching so much! I'm so thrilled that in working together, I was able to actually figure out my goals and how to attain the lifestyle I want for myself. I honestly did not expect to get this result, I'm actually kind of amazed! She helped me change my own story. Her assignments and homework are so helpful, because they really get me thinking in new ways. And when she asks me follow up questions about the assignments, I always found her questions so enlightening.
Working with Eva, I gained confidence that I could change myself and my life. I’ve gained clarity about what it is I want, and I have developed the courage I need to move forward. Eva is someone who has amazing energy, and meeting with her always feels really fun and easy. I always ended each session feeling full of energy and inspired, and I really admire Eva's attitude toward life."
- Feiyue, Taipei, Taiwan