Hi! My name is Tina Pocha, and I am a writer, speaker, and professional coach. I was born and raised in Bombay, India, but now make my home in Southern California, USA.
I came to this country as a young wife with no job and no prospects for getting one. And over the years, I have tried my hand at many different things, from acting to flight-attending, to mothering, to teaching, to writing, to speaking. I have enjoyed every one of these stages in my life, but equally I have tired of each one. I am always looking to stretch and grow and pivot towards new and challenging endeavors.
Coaching offers me the opportunity to integrate all of my interests and talents: working with people, solving problems, writing, teaching, and inspiring people to take the next step in their lives. I love my work! And so can you!
I work with smart, talented, accomplished women (yes, YOU!) and help them to get clarity on why they feel stuck in their careers, in their lives. I can help you to reconnect with what you really want to do and who you really want to be. I’ll help you to identify the obstacles (real or perceived) between you and your dreams. You’ll clear those obstacles, slay those dragons.
You will take one step, then the next, then the next.
What I’ve Learned and How I can Help You
The only constant is change. ~ Heraclitus
I wish I could say that I am this brave, adventurous, wild woman. I wish I could say that I welcome change and challenge. I wish I could say I laugh in the face of danger and reach my hands to the sky when I ride a roller coaster. But I can’t.
I’m the girl who holds on to the handrail as I make my way down the stairs of my home each morning. If there were two handrails, I’d hold on to them both! Yeah, I know. Amelia Earhart I am not.
Still, despite my most fervent wish, my life hasn’t stood still. I have married and moved and made a life with two children (now grown). I have been a teacher and a writer and a speaker. I have suffered loss (just like you). I have had to make tough decisions (just like you). I have had to be strong and forgive and move on. I’ve had to work at a job I hated. I’ve had to bury one parent and care for another who is ailing. And, like you, I’ve gotten through it okay (well, mostly okay). I have had a good life. I have accomplished much.
Yet around four years ago, I started to get this nagging feeling that there has got to be more to life than this. On the one hand, I could look back and see how far I’d come, but on the other, I could not see ahead. Where am I going? What is around the corner? Will I be able to steer my boat to shore?
Does this sound familiar?
Do you feel like there’s got to be more to life than THIS? Are you bored? Are you overwhelmed? Are you fed up? Do you feel dead inside?
That was me four short years ago, and today I’ve turned my life around–I’m excited to get up each morning and see what the world has to offer!
Don’t get me wrong. Life hasn’t been all peachy keen and la di da! I’ve struggled with self-doubt, I’ve woken up in the dead of night panicked about money, I’ve come this close to packing it all in and looking for a “real” job (you can read all about it here), but I’ve also reminded myself that I don’t have to have all the answers, I don’t have to know all the steps towards my best life–just this one.
And so can you!
I’m here to help you get unstuck and take the next step towards a more fulfilling life and career!
Love and Peace,