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About Me

"Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness."

—Thich Nhat Hanh


Lina is an animal lover, nature fanatic, wanderer, traveler, social-justice advocate and educator by trade. She currently resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is a proud mom to her two fur-babies.

As a life coach, I support clients to push past mental barriers in order to create a life that brings them happiness. 

Prior to pursuing my path as a coach, I spent over 16 years in education serving in various roles and settings. I started my career as a middle years English Language Arts teacher and have enjoyed many amazing opportunities since then including teaching abroad in Japan and serving as a college professor and professional development specialist. 


All of my experiences have essentially been a journey of discovering who I am (eg., identity, values, beliefs, needs, wants, etc.), what brings me happiness, learning to love and care for myself and un-learning beliefs, thoughts and behaviors that did not serve me. 

Guided by principles of mindfulness, I work with clients to identify what they want, what's holding them back and create ways of thinking and doing that lead to  transformative change, with me as your personal accountability partner. 

As your coach, I’m committed to creating a safe and inclusive space where clients feel respected, valued and empowered.  Whether it's wanting to be in a healthier relationship, pondering a career move or seeking to clarify you long-term goals, I'm here to help you get out of your own way and step into your happiness. This is your time to SHINE!


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