Hi there, I’m Sina, thank you for stopping by, here’s a little bit about who I am and my journey so far…
I was born and raised in Denmark. I moved to the US when I was 18 and became a US citizen in 2018 *it took 14 years no big deal… I’m now 35 and a full time professional coach. I live outside of Austin, TX with my amazing husband. If you had told me 10 years, that this would be my life, I would say you were either lying or trying to trick me! Still have to pinch myself sometimes!
Things I love: strangers who become amazing clients, reading, all my books, my amazing book club, my dear friends, our family in DK, seeing other people experience success, helping people live better lives through coaching and learning new things, just did my first 5K run + tried axe throwing the other day, I sucked but it was fun :)
That’s about the short version of me… There is a longer version (a lot longer!) if you’re interested, scroll on down… Thanks for stopping by BeBetter.Coach I’d love to chat with you and hear more about what’s going on in your life right now and show you how coaching can help.
From Tiny Denmark to the Big U-S-A!
I was born and raised in a small town near Copenhagen, Denmark. When I was 14 my parents gifted me with a trip to the US and study for 4 weeks (in hindsight I’d like to thank my parents sending me on this path, even though as an adult now, I think it’s absolutely bananas to send a 14 year alone across the Atlantic!). I landed in Los Angeles that summer and that was the first time in my life I had a feeling of “Wow, this feels absolutely right, I can’t explain it but it does”. I loved everything about it! I had a great time, taking in every experience. I remember I telling my host dad, Willis: “Don’t worry I’ll be back soon!”.
After I finished high school in my home town, I applied to become an Au-Pair (live-in Nanny). I was matched with a loving family and I got to take care of 3 wonderful children for the next 8 years. That was the beginning of my life in Los Angeles…
Get To Work Girl…
During that decade I went from being a Nanny to an Executive Assistant in Hollywood then onto a role as an Operations Manager for a start-up commercial Real Estate Company. I have been fortunate to work for some of the most interesting and hard-working people I’ve ever met. They would inspire me to always try to do it better, because I could. And always strive to be the very best version of myself. What I admire most about them all is that they have achieved great things but not without taking enormous risks, which they all had the courage to do.
So while work was going great and I was climbing the corporate ladder, I apparently had some things I needed to get sorted out “in my head” on the personal front which was creeping in on my work life…
I didn’t quite understand why the same crappy things kept happening to me. The same things kept repeating themselves. It wasn’t until I attended a Tony Robbins seminar. He was going through the concept of “Your Primary Question” and it all seemed to click. I finally understood how I was viewing the world and how wrong I had it.
What I discovered was that in order to me to receive love, I thought I had to “be a good girl and work really hard” if I just did that, then they would all love me! Up until this point (and much later in time as well, as it turns out) I had been working my butt off. I worked around the clock so I was busy all the time, stressed out, highly caffeinated 24/7, constantly reactive, in so much physical pain and caught up in my work and professional identity that I never allowed love to actually enter in my life.
Even if love had arrived smack in my face, I would do everything in my power to avoid it by working even harder – because I thought if I just work hard then there would be love. And on top of that I was so confused why I didn’t feel loved and got mixed signals at the end of the day! I was craving real love in my life and I thought by working hard I would get that, but all it did was cover up the pain of feeling unloved.
Then The Real Work Begins!
In case you haven’t realized it yet, but this is when the real work began. After my “AHA” moment needless to say things did not turn into a Hollywood fairy tale. No, this was going to be real hard work. I started reading everything I could, I listened to people much smarter than me, I invited lessons into my life (never do that unless you’re 100% committed to the growth – just a tip…).
So while I kept working and pretending everything was fine, I spent all the time when I wasn’t working on learning everything I could about the human brain, spirituality and psychology. Asking questions like “why we do the things we do?” and Google searching things like “what to do to get the things we want” and “how to figure out what I want in the first place”.
Learning To Wonder…
I started to learn how to wonder – to think about life’s big questions and be able to explore it with an open mind and open heart. With a real desire to see the possibilities and do things differently in order to create different results. That is the experience I bring with me to BeBetter.Coach. Helping others navigate life’s journey and optimize the joy in their hearts to help create the life they desire has become my new full time mission.
Needless to say Life Coaching has been an absolute game changer in my life. As I mentioned my journey really took off at that Tony’s Robbin’s event back in 2014. If you haven’t seen the documentary “I’m not your Guru” on Netflix I highly recommend it and if you look closely, you’ll find me somewhere in the first rows. I still remember feeling absolutely terrified, hoping Tony wouldn’t pick me to ask a question to. This stuff is scary and hard and who wants to voluntarily do scary and hard in front of 3000 people??! I did actually get to do that, and I’m still standing.
The Eternal Classroom…
I believe life is an eternal classroom. The homework and challenges never stop…
Here’s just a snippet of what I’ve learned through life coaching so far – yes I still meet with my own coach regularly!
- How to be in a trusting loving relationship, that continues to grow.
- To take control of my money – paid off all my debt and started a savings account!
- Finally came to peace with my relationship with my mother (though still a trigger, I have tools to help me)
- Got married to the nicest, most wonderful man in the world, who has the unbelievable courage to love someone like me.
- I work from home doing something I absolutely love (WFH has its challenges, but I really don’t miss the office drama).
- I make my relationships the no. 1 priority in my life.
- Making life happen in a brand new city and connecting with new friends.
- & I am still learning a bunch of exciting stuff!
Thank you for joining me on this journey, I’m excited to see what YOU are going to accomplish!