About Kelli

YOU want to teach, write, research, and serve with PASSION, PURPOSE, and CLARITY.

Your dedication to excellence fuels your vision with total abandon…

Tenure? Yes!

Full professor? Count me in!

Fulbright Scholar? Don’t mind if I do!

Mom of the Year? Absolutely!

You’re brilliant, creative, and know what you’re capable of achieving!

But lately you’ve noticed your life goals moving at a snail’s pace; one step forward and two, even three steps back.

The truth? Overwhelm, stress, and even anxiety have taken your mind & body hostage, and

Most days you feel stuck, disillusioned, worried, and helpless. All you want to do is find your way to peace, harmony, and the woman and mom you know you are deep down inside so you can get back to your very important goals.

Because don’t you deserve the life you’ve envisioned for yourself?

YES, YOU DO. You’re an amazing mom and woman with a right to a HAPPY, HEALTHY, COURAGEOUS LIFE.

How do I know? Because I’m a high-achieving woman and mom just like you who broke out of the chains of stress, overwhelm, and anxiety and found her way back to peace, harmony, and a life filled with JOY

Hi! I’m Kelli Saginak, certified life coach, professor, counselor educator, and expert in heart-pounding palpitations, sweaty palms, and body tremors — yes, ANXIETY. Luckily, I also know how to transform anxiety into enthusiasm, eagerness, and motivation. Because it’s not anxiety that blocks our success as much as it is our thoughts and perceptions about anxiety and what makes us anxious.

I’ve served academia and the counseling profession for 20+ years, and most recently decided to chase my calling by earning my certification in life coaching from Brooke Castillo’s The Life Coach School. I now work with amazing, high-achieving professional, tenure-track moms who are committed to changing their relationship with anxiety, stress, and the overwhelm of academia so they can achieve their desired goals and live the life of their dreams.

Because we CAN break free from anxiety and create exactly what our hearts DESIRE.

But I wasn’t always the poster child of positive emotional health. You guessed it, I know more than a thing or two about anxiety because I’ve LIVED IT. Trust me, no one knows the feeling of complete terror that comes with crippling anxiety, debilitating fear, and extreme worry that you’ll fall short of everyone’s expectations, like I do. These are all things that can leave you feeling stuck like a snail swimming through a bucket of molasses (animals stuck in things are the best metaphor for anxiety, aren’t they?). The truth is, I’ve dealt with anxiety most of my life, starting with a horrific eating disorder at age 17, generalized anxiety, panic attacks, and even good ol’ ADHD. Yes, you could say I won the mental and emotional health lottery. (Kah-ching?) But here’s the thing, I did win because…

My mental and emotional health challenges not only turned me inside out, they brought me to where I am today, living life large and in charge.

They’re what led me to uncover the mindset, tools and whole-health practices that allowed me to finally self-heal, break free of the emotional prison I had created, and launch into a gratifying life inside academia and out. It also gave me the kind of empathy and compassion for those suffering from anxiety that makes for a strong coach and powerful support system. It’s because of what I’ve experienced that I do what I do.

Because here’s what I want more than anything else in the world: I WANT TO HELP YOU LIVE A POWERFUL, LOVING, SAFE, COURAGEOUS, JOY-FILLED LIFE.

Yes, ANXIETY is messy, and looks a lot like a cat with its head stuck in a coffee can, but it doesn’t have to stop you from achieving all of the wonderful goals you have. You can build the system you need to walk through academia and life with clarity, freedom, and peace.

You can harness the power of your mind, stop your emotions from sabotaging your success, achieve what you want to achieve, and enjoy your life all at the same time.

And that’s what we’ll do here together. We’ll help you stop the madness, stop wasting time, and start leading the life you envision.

Because when you clean up your mind, make your health a priority, and answer your calling, ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE.

You have ONE life and you deserve to live it COURAGEOUSLY.

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