Hi, I’m Alex 🙂
I’ve dedicated my life to health and human behaviour.
Growing up in a family of medical doctors I’ve learnt to care about others from an early age.
My parents divorced when I was 5. At the time I had no idea of the impact it would have on my life.
I was on a clear path to becoming a medical doctor, was I to stay in Ukraine.
But life had other plans…
If you’d like to see how I can help you through online coaching, check out my coaching page.
If you want to learn more about me, my ideas, values and beliefs then read on…
a little about me…
I moved to the UK at the age of 15, this set my life in a whole different direction. Things I took for granted like love, inclusion, acceptance, and belonging… have now suddenly become unfulfilled needs.
Suffice it to say that I didn’t see it quite as clearly at the time. I was confused, lost, and unwilling to live. I no longer have a big family and friends, these were dark times.
At the age of 18, I picked up my first self-help book by Dale Carnegie – How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, which my father recommended to me.
After floating day to day for a few years, trying to make sense of life I embarked on a journey of Natural Medicine. This was in line with my family values but with a twist.
At 22 I completed a L3 Diploma in Holistic Therapies and sailed off to a better life working as a massage therapist on a cruise ship. Amazing as it was, after some time I found myself back on the mainland, ready for the next step.
Until that time I went quite deep in my spiritual journey, so I decided that I needed to learn more about the ins and outs of the human body.
While waiting for my course to begin, I lived in a hostel in London for a year. This was a whole new experience.
7 years later I completed my Masters in Chiropractic. As much as I love manual therapy, I believe that true help comes from looking at all aspects of one’s life. And this is how I’ve come to be a health and relationship coach.
my life • my philosophy
I believe that we are all responsible for our behaviour, even though most of it is unconscious.
This belief is the foundation for my approach to coaching. This one thing makes the difference between blame and responsibility.
Being a child of a broken marriage, I know the consequences of growing up in a family that has fallen apart. It has affected me in so many ways, that only 30 years later I started to grasp the extent of influence it had on my life.
In all honesty, it seems unfair that a child should suffer the consequences of the parent’s discord. But in fact, although we see our parents as someone special, they are still only humans. Every parent has their own story and when the child is born, it may put extra pressure on personal insecurities and challenge a relationship that most likely has its own quirks.
My life is empowered by the amazing human beings who gave me life, I just wish I could have had the luxury of having both of them in my life. There is not much I can do about it now, but I can most certainly help other couples and parents who face difficult decisions to make the right ones.
If you are looking for help to save your marriage or if you have decided it is time to move on, please know that there is a right way to do that. Don’t let your misunderstandings complicate your own lives and the future of your children. Send me a message and let’s work it out together.
Read my article on marriage.com where I briefly explain how relationships evolve over time & browse through a number of related topics on my blog.
Personally, I’ve had a number of relationships that gave me a foundation to learn from. Being in a 3-year-long relationship now, I feel that every day is an opportunity to improve for the better.
I’M HERE TO HELP!
To be honest, building a website and creating a blog wasn’t what I saw myself doing even a few years ago. I was born in Ukraine to a family of medical doctors, so my path was always clear. But then I moved to the UK with my mum when I was 15 and what I’d call my destiny – changed. Or, maybe this was my journey all along, who knows?
Either way, I kept up with my family values and got into health, this time by choice. The change of moving to a different country opened my eyes to see life from a larger perspective. So, I’ve chosen a natural approach to health. And a diploma in holistic therapies was my starting point.
Now, 13 years later, I’ve lived and learned the idea that everything in life is connected. Masters in Chiropractic helped me understand how everything in our bodies works together to keep us alive. I’ve put the two together and realised that much like each cell in the body that has a specific function, each of us has a role to play in this world.
This idea made me think about who I am and what’s my role in this life. I reflected back on my entire life: my childhood, upbringing, growing up and all the things I’ve learned throughout my life. My family gave me the desire to help people. My broad outlook on life led me to a holistic approach to doing it. The cultural change helped me understand that everything is relative. Trying to fit in and belong led me to my inner journey which made me realise that those feelings can only be fulfilled from within. Health education helped me understand the human body.
Living a nomad life helped me process my attachments to things. I’ve lost some people who were very close to me all my life. It hit me with the realisation that our days are numbered and every moment is an opportunity to make our lives worthwhile and help others make their lives more wonderful.
All these things combined with my love to travel as well as explore the inner world, led me to here and now. I discovered what I enjoy and I do what I love, which is helping people with what I know while continuing my own growth and development. My resolution is to love life just a tiny bit more each day and help others across the world to do the same.
I will be adding to my story as it develops, so if you would like to keep up, follow me on social channels.
If you’d like some guidance with life, health or relationships, send me a message, I’d love to hear from you.