Hello, I'm Linda Yach, a Transitional Neuroscience-influenced Life Coach, Movement Enthusiast, and Inspirationist.
I work with people in the areas of career transition, personal fulfillment, and health enrichment. I believe that everyone deserves to be living their best life, and love to work with clients to set, and reach, meaningful and powerful personal goals, so that their dreams become a reality. We will collaborate to get clear on what it is you truly want, craft strategies that propel you into action, and at the same time, have fun doing it!
Along with the internal movement that coaching brings, Walk Your Talk Coaching wants to get you physically in motion. I believe that being in motion while coaching is an amazing way to spark your creativity, to clarify and organize your thoughts and also raise your energy level – the perfect trifecta! If you want to incorporate physical movement into our coaching relationship, I offer on-the-go sessions in-person or via phone, no matter where you live. If you prefer coaching from the comfort of your home, I still offer coaching sessions via phone, Skype/Hangouts, or in person if you live in the San Francisco Bay Area.
what i do
I've found that my passion in helping clients falls under a few different areas:
Career Transition - I help my clients shift into jobs or careers that energize them by uncovering their values and interests, advising them of career-related tools that will help them land successfully, and plotting a course to get them there.
Health Improvement - I motivate and inspire individuals to break destructive, unhealthy habits that no longer serve them and to make small, meaningful and long lasting shifts that have a powerful impact on their brain, body, and spirit.
Personal Fulfillment - I work with individuals who want to get clear on their "what's next," encourage them to move forward, and provide them with tools that will empower them to be more effective and conscious in their choices towards a fulfilling life.
What can you expect from me as your coach?
For starters, I bring energy, motivation, and fun, because that's who I am at my core. I also bring many tangible tools that help you: identify and shift your level of consciousness, get unstuck and out of your own way, and make more integrated, constructive choices. I'll be your Accountabili-buddy, your cheerleader, and/or your boot-camp bad-ass, depending on where you are and what you need.
My Coaching experience
I learned the coaching foundations and was certified through The Coaches Training Institute (CTI) in 2009. I am also an accredited Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coach Federation.
After coaching clients towards great results for a few years, I realized I wanted more tools to use with them. I also was craving some scientific connections as to why coaching worked so well. In 2013, I was certified as a Neurotransformational Coach through BeAbove Leadership. That program provided me with some fundamental knowledge about: how the brain works (and how it changes with coaching), the brain-mind-body connection, and how to move clients who are stuck in their old patterns, lost in overwhelm, or feel trapped by their old ways of thinking. In a nutshell, that training provided me with some edgy, brain-based tools to help my clients tap into both sides of their brain in order to effectively move forward into new levels of awareness and effectiveness.
My Path to becoming a coach (and why i chose the niches i did)
In my life before coaching, I did what many people do. I explored a number of different careers, starting out as a public school bilingual educator, a web content master at a technology and business news publication, and a legal eagle, both in law firms and an in-house legal department of a Fortune 500 company. None of these jobs brought me the fulfillment I craved in my career. Hence my desire to coach clients towards career, and all around, general life fulfillment!
Through a series of twists and turns, and a little direction from the universe, I found the coaching field, or rather, it found me. My first contact with coaching was actually as a client. After struggling for so long with what I wanted to be when I grew up, and because I had been hanging on to a relationship that was no longer serving me, I chose to work with a coach to help me sort things out. Over the time span of a few months, I chose to make some very difficult and life-changing choices - choices that I had struggled with previously for years. While in that coaching relationship, I decided that I, too, wanted to be a Change Agent, a Motivator, an Inspirationist, and an Accountabili-buddy, just as my coach had been to me. And the rest is history!
how we can create together
If you’re ready to check out what coaching is all about, schedule a complimentary consultation so we can discuss your “what’s next” and see if we’re a fit.
In the initial session, we will:
We all want to make sure that the people we hire are a good fit, so I’ve compiled a few snippets of client love here!
Linda was a great help to me a few years back when I needed to make a job change. I had many fears about making the change and Linda was able to help me focus on what I wanted to accomplish and the strategies to make it happen, instead of focusing on my fears. Some of the tools Linda taught me I have used in other areas of my life. I highly recommend Linda and I will definitely use her in the future. -BT
Linda is gifted at and passionate about what she does. She’s honest, understanding and a great listener. She also makes sure after each session that you have action steps to pursue so that you can reach your goals. I would recommend her to anyone interested in improving and/or enhancing some part of their personal and/or professional lives. -RR
I highly recommend Linda as a Coach. She is able to draw from several coaching techniques; this enables her to assist with a variety of issues. Change seems to bring a cascade of peripheral challenges to be addressed and Linda is very quick to analyze the issue, brainstorm with you and encourage and energize you to move forward. -KB