Sonya Wu | Collective Change Institute

Sonya Wu | Collective Change Institute

- Good listener, helpful advisor, and trustworthy companion. - Establishing deep relationships and connections with people. - Passionate about guiding individuals through transformative journeys. - Committed to helping others overcome challenges, discover true selves, and achieve personal growth. - Desire to make a positive impact on the lives of others.

Sonya Wu

– Good listener, helpful advisor, and trustworthy companion.
– Establishing deep relationships and connections with people.
– Passionate about guiding individuals through transformative journeys.
– Committed to helping others overcome challenges, discover true selves, and achieve personal growth.
– Desire to make a positive impact on the lives of others.

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Languages

English, Mandarin

Professional Background

A Symphony of Business and Acting

Imagine life as a grand stage where every move and role played is a part of your personal and professional journey. My story involves a decade of leadership in business development and years in film acting, creating a thrilling performance that has led me to the world of coaching.

In the business world, I led like a conductor, orchestrating plans and teamwork for over a decade. During this time, I played key roles in various projects, collaborated with numerous clients and managed teams of diverse sizes. These experiences not only refined my business expertise but also contributed to significant financial accomplishments, earning recognition and establishing my credibility in the industry. This journey taught me the dynamics of personalities and the power of communication, setting the stage for my coaching debut.

In acting, I ventured into diverse roles, refining my ability to convey messages with impact. My exploration of different characters honed my communication skills, allowing me to connect more deeply. Empathy, cultivated through diverse experiences, became my backstage pass, laying the foundation for a coaching style filled with authenticity. This ability to understand and relate to others is a fundamental aspect of my approach as a coach.

Now, armed with a wealth of business savvy and acting skills, I’m stepping into the spotlight as a coach. It’s about co-creating stories of personal and professional growth with clients.

Picture coaching as a scene where we rewrite scripts and explore the potential for a blockbuster life. Together, we’ll tackle challenges and journey towards your vision for a compelling future.

Just as how each scene plays a crucial role in shaping the storyline of a play, my experiences in business and acting have laid the foundation for this coaching adventure. Guiding individuals through life’s performance fills me with excitement. Let’s spotlight your story, creating a transformative and enjoyable coaching experience.

The stage is set, lights are up, and your extraordinary journey is ready to begin!

Coaching Specialty

  • Relationship
  • Mindset
  • Overcome Trauma
  • Self-Discovery
  • Mental health and Well-being

Personal Background

My coaching journey began at the age of 35 when I hit rock bottom. It’s frightening how the countless “what ifs” I had pondered returned to haunt my present and future. A failed relationship had a severe impact on both my personal and professional life. This situation led me into depression and anxiety, stirring up inner wounds from past traumas.

I felt lost and trapped, considering giving up on myself. I hated my appearance, confidence was at an all-time low, and consistently living in a victim mentality. This absence of self-love, self-worth, and confidence affected every aspect of my life.

Yet, a part of me fought hard to survive. I refused to give up and decided to break the pattern.

Embarking on my journey of healing, I uncovered my limiting beliefs, scarcity mindset, and feelings of unworthiness. It was an incredible experience to realize my true worth and embrace self-acceptance.

I became my own biggest transformation success story and now aim to assist others with the lessons I’ve gained.

I strongly believe that being calm is a superpower. It’s not just about reacting emotionally; it’s a way of living. It’s essential to approach your goals with grace. Many times, we feel the need to respond with fight or flight to push ourselves into action. But in doing so, we are subconsciously training ourselves to be motivated by stress and anxiety.

And this approach isn’t sustainable. Although working in these conditions may appear productive and profitable initially, it gradually breaks us down, both mentally and physically, leading to inevitable burnout. We become depleted, entering survival mode until we can recover and start the cycle all over again.

But what if there was another way?

I’m here to help you learn how to approach your life mindfully, in a way that will teach you how to ground yourself in the present moment so you can evaluate your emotional responses and learn how to move through fear and stress gracefully and no longer be controlled by the past.

My coaching is rooted in the belief that you need to find your way back to a calm center and release yourself from the constraints of the past before you’re able make the right decisions that will bring your life into alignment with a vision for what you truly want.

Coaching Style

I infuse a unique blend of calm and focus to my coaching that helps clients quickly identify on the areas of their life that require a shift and then work together to put them in action towards a transformation in those areas.

During our sessions, I will put YOU in the driver seat, giving you the power to decide where you want to go on any given day. Think of me as your built-in GPS — you are in control of the car, but I am there to guide you, to make you aware of any roadblocks or traffic around you, and assure that you are moving in the right direction — so ultimately, you can find your way to your desired goal.

No two session are ever the same and I tend to show up and hold space for you in whatever way you need me that day – I am a coach, a guide, a champion, a cheerleader, a confidant, and someone who firmly believes in you.

Personal Philosophy

“Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts.”

“The move you are scared to make, might be the game changer.”

“Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”

“It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.”