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I am a professional coach and speaker who equips her clients with the tools to achieve their most ambitious goals.  My approach to success is grounded in body-centered consciousness.  In other words, I believe that an intimate and nurturing relationship with our bodies is essential to maximize our creativity, productivity and joy.  I call this body-centered approach EmBody Joy.

I received my coaching and speaking training  from the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and Toastmasters International respectively. For the past decade I have had the pleasure of helping individuals and groups grow and evolve personally and professionally.  Thankfully, this work has help me grow and evolve as much or even more than those that I have served.

My journey as a human development professional began after a painful divorce. This life transition highlighted for me the ways in which I was not being my most authentic self. For years, since childhood to be honest, I had crafted an identity based on what would be pleasing to those around me, this had made me miserable, and lead to developing a lot of self-destructive habits.  Self-analysis and my coaching training helped me begin to discover and connect with a more authentic version of myself, helping me become more loving and nurturing towards myself.  In turn, I did the same for my clients.

In 2018, I had a brain aneurysm rupture, an experience which shifted the way I related to my body.  Thanks to divine grace, I overcame this experience with no cognitive or physical damage.  In gratitude for helping me survive an incident that kills 50% of those who experience it, I increased the amount of love, nurturing and care I gave to my body. The changes I’ve made in how I treat my body, have increased my wellbeing, creativity, productivity and joy exponentially. This has shown me that a healthy body is the foundation to true success; and made it imperative to incorporate body-centered consciousness as the foundational philosophy behind my human development services. 

In addition to my work as a coach and speaker, I have a 20 year career in the nonprofit and government sectors supporting marginalized communities. This work has been supported by my education from the City University of New York, where I obtained a Bachelor’s in Psychology, and from Columbia University, where I obtained a Master’s in Public Policy and Administration. 

I live happily in New York City with my husband Charles, with whom I share a passion for food and cooking, a love for movement, travel and entrepreneurial curiosity.

“Your body holds deep wisdom. Trust in it. Learn from it. Nourish it. Watch your life transform and be healthy.”

 

Bella Bleue