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Karla the Founder & Chief Consultant/Coach of Thriving Self-Leadership. She has extensive experience supporting clients from all over North America. Her highly effective, holistic & integrative approach takes into account the "whole person." 


Karla offers workshops & coaching on topics such as health/nutrition, prioritizing self-care, work-life integration, stress management, mindfulness/meditation, time management, and authentic self-leadership. 


Karla has trained with world-leading wellness experts spanning traditional approaches from the East to cutting-edge methodologies from the West. Some of her teachers have included Dr. Andrew Weil, the leading voice of integrative medicine, Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Harvard University's Department of Nutrition, and Dr. Deepak Chopra, world-renowned mind-body healing pioneer.


Her certifications include: Certified Birkman Consultant, Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Certified Professional Life Coach, Certified Lifestyle Educator, Certified Energy Leadership Master Practitioner, and Certified intenSati instructor.


Memberships include: American Association of Drugless Practitioners, International Coach Federation (ICF), Wellness Council of America (WELCOA).


Karla was born in the Philippines, grew up Toronto, and now resides in New Jersey with her husband & two daughters. 


“Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is

true power.” – Lao Tzu

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