Elly is accredited as an Associate Certified Coach and member of the International Coach Federation. Elly has over 25 years of experience in business management, real-estate development, and as an executive/life coach. She is the Founder and Director of United World Voices – a Canadian, not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable individuals and communities.
Their programs support education, basic health initiatives, and secure livelihoods through life skills and vocational training. United World Voices focuses on the whole individual as well as the community with integrated programs to create the conditions for long term, sustainable impact. Since its inception, United World Voices programs have benefitted thousands of youth, many of whom identify as Indigenous or are associated with marginalized immigrant populations.
Elly knows first-hand the life challenges that we can face through upheaval and loss. She and her family immigrated to Canada as Baha’i religious refugees after fleeing to India from Iran where she was born. She was witness to the impact of state and religious persecution as a child and, in India, experienced the poverty and challenges faced by women and children around her. Elly has lost two younger siblings, both while she was a child and as an adult. She knows grief first-hand as well as the challenges of family suffering from mental health and addiction. She brings to her coaching extensive experience in different modalities to navigate through and grow from these life challenges.
She has successfully re-invented her career throughout her life and she views her life experiences as the sum of her riches. She thrives on bringing theses riches to her coaching practice as a catalyst for change in others, helping them to navigate their own journey of self discovery and growth to further their life and careers.
Elly is also a certified yoga instructor. She integrates meditation and breath work into her coaching practice.
She loves that very first cup of coffee every morning! She enjoys running and rock climbing, and she is a life learner. She lives in Ottawa, Canada’s national capital, with her partner Carl whom she describes as her rock of Gibraltar.
Reach out to email@example.com