Hi and Welcome to My Happy Place!
I'm Ela and I am the "master gardener” at Seeds 4 Good Life.
Seeds 4 Good Life is a project I started way back in 2013 when I was working as a community coach and facilitator.
Since then I've broadened my horizons and I've added more skills, interests and projects to my portfolio.
I'm all about people, happiness, hopes & dreams, motivation, confidence, resilience, courage, gratitude, compassion, success, positive energy, creativity, collaboration, community, social responsibility, humanity and anything in between.
I'm a life long learner and I'm passionate about bringing positive change in people's lives.
Member of NZANLP
Mindfulness Teacher (Children & Adults)
Trainer & Workshop Facilitator
B.S. (Psychology & Sociology)
A Human just like You
My professional experience could be described as “diverse, exciting and unusual”. I had the chance to work in various industries and areas. (Financial Services, Sales, Telco, Community Support - just to name a few)
I've trained in different mind-body methodologies and I'm always interested in professional development.
I'm an art enthusiast and creating art is something that adds joy and fulfillment to my life.
As a Coach & Mentor
I tell the honest story of my personal growth and professional development.
Having found the courage to be honest with myself I was finally able to let go and follow my dreams. It was a process that completely altered the trajectory of my life.
I developed a 'bigger picture awareness' which positively transformed the way I was able to think, react and interact.
By incorporating art, mindfulness and NLP coaching techniques in my classes and sessions, I teach people how to look after themselves in a holistic way.
I help and guide people to find their own answers to their questions.
I teach people how to look at things and resources they already have within and how to use these resources whenever they need to find solutions or make decisions.
I motivate, coach and inspire people to enable their full potential and reach out for their dreams and goals in an efficient and fun way!
I feel inspired by my clients and I love working with adults and children alike.
As an Artist
I love nature and I incorporate my love of nature into my unique paintings. I like using a variety of mediums; I love textures, bold colours and bringing natural elements to my artworks.
As a self taught artist, I first started painting landscapes (realism and abstract) and then moved to creating more abstract art which brings more colour and excitement!
I am absolutely in my happy place when painting.
There is no notion of time and space for me when painting; everything slows down, and everything can stop for me when immersing into painting.
It is said that painting is therapy.
Yes, painting can be therapeutic!
I will add that painting is food for soul; painting is like being on a holiday retreat for yourself and your mind.
Who am I as a person?
I am a simple human being with hopes and dreams.
I am a positive and enthusiastic person, who strongly believes that our life is a wonderful gift and every person has true qualities and things to offer to the world. Every day represents a small piece of our life puzzle and we need to find a way in placing it in the right place.
I've learnt a lot from my and others' experiences, I truly believe that within us is the power to create our desired life and we all have all the resources we need to do so. Our thoughts are a great factor that really influences us. The whole Universe hears and supports us in finding the strength and the courage to step forward.
I love being with people and sharing with each other life experiences. Being helpful and making a difference in others’ lives is what makes me happy.
I am always involved in the community.
I am the Founder of Seeds For Humanity NZ Charitable Trust, a registered charity which I started in April 2020 during the pandemic to support community wellbeing.
I love nature and photography. I love to relax in nature, to breathe the fresh air and to admire the wonders of Mother Earth. It is incredible how energizing and empowering the nature is! Each little living being inspires me and gives me an example of being a survivor no matter what, either it is sunny or cloudy, warm or cold, light or dark…Immortalizing these real scenes makes me feel privileged to live in such an amazing world.
I like gardening and landscaping. I am always looking for new plants and flowers to add them to my garden. I think that I need a larger garden...
I love music. I can’t imagine life without music. Music inspires me in everything I do. I still dream of learning to play piano and guitar… Someday I will!
As you can see, I’m a work in progress - just like You.
Let’s enjoy the journey together!
I am honoured and I am looking forward to meet you.