Natalie Priyanka Mal
I have been on a path of learning how to love myself and to take up space whether I “got it all together” or not. I’ve spent a lot of my life living just in my head, it’s the way I found helped me to survive best in my environments. I’ve since come to realize how much it truly doesn’t serve me or anyone around me. How could I have achieved so much and still not feel fulfilled? I was living my life based on other’s expectations, society’s expectations. By living that way, what it looked like for me was disembodied, burnt out, pushing, disconnected, distracted, confused, blaming, afraid, and overwhelmed. Can you relate?
My heart had been whispering the truth to me the whole time, and I am now listening more from the neck down. What has my body been trying to tell me? Quite simply, to feel – to listen to my heart, my gut, and to find what’s right for me. This is where I have found fulfillment and actions now more inspired by love and truth, not just from my reactions and fears.
I’ve spent years pulling back all the layers I had to put on to survive in order to get to the core truth of who I am and why I am here. As a result of my own healing journey, I have learned various holistic approaches to bridging the mind and the body. In turn, I have the unique ability to combine different modalities in both a structured and intuitive way that’s best for my clients. I’ve arrived at a beautiful place in my life, and I am ready to share how I’ve landed here.
My curiosity has always led me to interdisciplinary studies. It started with earning an International Baccalaureate (IB) degree in high school, which is an additional program to traditional high school education where I was able to combine different areas of study to explore my own interests. I went on to earn two bachelors degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. One in Cognitive Science and another in Fine Art.
While an undergraduate, I created and taught an accredited course called “Art and Science” to support students in enhancing their creativity by exploring connections across various disciplines of art and science.
After I graduated, I had the opportunity to work directly with Tony Robbins, an internationally renowned Business Strategist and Motivational Speaker, supporting his content needs at his live events all around the world. From that point on, I knew that I was here to help others. I went onto support other thought leaders in creating content and running programs, including the MindAlign Institute for Personal Growth, Multicultural Women’s Executive Leadership Program and Women’s Institute of Negotiation. Along the way, I earned my Yoga Teacher Certification (RYT-200) and Jungian Life Coaching Certification (ICF Accredited).
I bring everything I have learned in my own life into my coaching services to offer you my creative combination of intuitive, spiritual aliveness coupled with masterful, strategic leadership skills. If you find that you would like guidance in exploring what your body is trying to tell you, to integrate new aspects of yourself that you learned about, and/or to clarify how you’d like to move forward in your life – it would be an honor to support you as a coach.
I am inspired with a purpose to help others rise into their fullest potential. It’s for this reason I decided to step into my career as a coach. I love the life that I get to live today, and I would love to share with you what worked for me so that you can enjoy even more every moment of this precious life that we get to have.
Life coaching is a very special dynamic between coach and client where the coach is equipped with tools to guide the client into his/her own answers, trusting that all the answers are already within. This relationship helps to create the remembrance of the client’s own brilliance and infinite potential.
Using Social Neuroscience, Eastern Spirituality, and Jungian-Based Shadow Work, I guide you in building awareness for what’s holding you back, reflect back to you your limitless possibility, and empower you to resource solutions. Taking you through mind-body exercises to support in the integration of your growth to fully embody your truest self and create the life you wish to live.
This style of coaching is designed to support us in individuating and increasing our conscious awareness. What does this all mean? It means that it helps us to understand ourselves, why we might react to things in a certain way, what might be holding us back from what we desire, how to overcome both personal and professional challenges, how to access your creative gifts, and how to build a life around your purpose.
It can be scary sometimes to be seen in our darkness and our light as well as having an objective mirror who can reflect back to you, but the courage and bravery to be vulnerable will bring so much back to you. To me, this type of “inner exploration” of how we get to show up in our own lives is the way forward of how to create the world we want to live in. This type of work can be especially powerful when you choose to intentionally step into the fire of transformation.