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Exploring Life & Business with Michelle Kalkan of Soul-ga with Michelle Life Coaching

Today we’d like to introduce you to Michelle Kalkan.

Hi Michelle, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
“I was born to do this!” was my most recent exclamation after learning that I was going to become a certified Oola Life Coach. You see, all of my life has aligned with everything I have accomplished to these moments right now. From growing up, traveling to church conferences with my grandparents to the college degree in Communications, I received that one e-mail that changed my life – all of those life principles just clicked. Since as far back as I could talk, I was gifted with this incredible gift of optimism. It has continued to strengthen as my life unfolds. Do unfortunate, uncomfortable life changes challenge me? Absolutely. The difference is that I can undeniably recognize the good in them, learn the lesson and apply it to the growth of my being. I have completed multiple years of metaphysical studies on my path to being a Practitioner through the Science of Mind coursework. I also have an active yoga practice certified with Yoga Alliance, where I’ve served many wonderful souls through mindfulness and meditation over several year periods. Most recently, I obtained my certification as an Oola Life Coach. I have encountered my share of pitfalls throughout my life’s journey, where I’ve stumbled down and had to get back up again. I believe that these situations have allowed me to experience real-life, which in turn helps me to really identify with my clients and relate on a first-hand basis. I’ve worked alongside issues ranging from divorce to depression to alcoholism to bankruptcy to body image problems from individuals as early as pre-school babies all the way to the elderly. I have been described in the community as enlightened, skillful and playful! I feel that I have incorporated the various levels of practicality with spirituality and formal training to be the best life coach I can be for you! I can assure you that when you give me this opportunity to serve you, you will come to understand that it IS possible to live your best life. Some descriptive words that describe me are: * Full of Positive Energy * Happy * Genuine * Optimistic * Confident * Loving * Caring * Thoughtful * Passionate * Determined * Spiritual * Blessed.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Throughout life, it has not always been a smooth road. I’ve experienced things like bankruptcy, depression, divorce, anxiety, being a child of an alcoholic, etc. Those experiences are the exact things that have made me an excellent life coach! I understand. I’m compassionate. I’m empathetic. I listen. If we all could remember that even heartbreaks are for our best good, maybe it would make the ache a little less.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about Soul-ga with Michelle Life Coaching?
Soul-ga with Michelle began back in 2014 with a focus on unity with mind, body & spirit with yoga’s help. It has progressed into an even deeper connection for sisterhood. I inspire, encourage & support unbalanced women find a balanced life. As a Certified Oola Life Coach, I have the training & ability to serve others in a multitude of ways, which include but are not limited to Workshops, Webinars, Zoom Calls, Professional Presentations, One-on-One Coaching & Oola Coaching Program Partnership. In addition to a life of lessons & growth, I have been working on my own Oola Life for several years. So, please join me in setting life-changing goals and finding balance through Oola principles for yourself while becoming the best version of YOU, both personally and professionally! My specialty is helping unbalanced women find a balanced life. All women deserve to wake-up to a life they love. I have experienced what they are going through; I have been there! I have walked that walk while talking the talk. I am really proud of the name “Soul-ga.” The name originated from ‘Soul-ga’ meaning yoga for the body & the soul. Although yoga is not as prominent in the practice as it used to be, I could not be more from the soul! “Soul-ga.” It just fits. My clients typically have the most impactful results by choosing the specialized 10-week program. I have been certified in the principles of ‘Oola.’ Oola can be described as the feeling of living your best life. We do this by focusing on seven key areas of life and making sure that they are balanced. All of us deserve to receive our highest & best good.

Any advice for finding a mentor or networking in general?
The piece of advice that I would say to a new life coach starting out is to get a network. Talk to as many people as you can. That can be virtually or in person. Find contacts that you have things in common with, and don’t go into every conversation thinking you’re going to “make a sale.” This network is strict about branching out of your reach.

Another thing that has tremendously helped me is joining a business or sales group that supports your dreams & goals and especially a place that provides leadership skills. You don’t want to be the smartest person in the room. It helps to have people to learn from and see just how successful you can be.

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