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What would you do if you weren’t afraid to fail?


What would life look like if things went as well as they possibly could?


If judgement ceased, and only curiosity existed?

Hi! I’m Karissa.

These were the questions I found myself asking prior to leaving my marriage.


I’d spent my career dabbling in finance, healthcare, and the wellness industry. I’d proudly given birth, been married and divorced, built and sold a home. Showing up to serve during the 2008 housing crisis, and stepped onto the frontline to support suicidal patients during the COVID-19 crisis.


I was exhausted. Mentally. Physically. Emotionally.


Deep down, I knew… it was time to fill my own cup.


Maybe you feel the same?

Maybe your life, like mine, has been far from easy.


But I’ve taken away from what life’s thrown at me is an ability to lean into discomfort that comes with living an honest life… one that doesn’t compartmentalize, but that leads with the heart and soul of a woman who believes in practicing what she preaches.


And that solace and freedom of spirit that comes from knowing who you are, and showing up in this world authentically and unapologetically aligned with your own value systems.


Today, I believe in the power of doing things before you’re ready because my life’s choices are a testimony to just that.


And I’m here to teach you how to do the same in a way that aligns with the life you are trying to intentionally curate.

I look at this work as much of a gift to you as it is to myself.

Whether you want to have more honest fulfilling relationships, switch careers to align with your dharma (life’s purpose), become financially independent, heal from trauma, rewire the neuroplasticity of your brain to think more positively, or simply tap into your character strengths to live a more joyful life…


I have a tool kit that is not only generous of spirit but also practical and action-oriented to help you reach your goals.

Positive Psychology Coaching

Positive psychology coaching includes writing, speaking, creating your best life by re-wiring the neuroplasticity of your brain in order to combat negative automatic thoughts and think more positively. For in this life, if you can dream it you can do it. But first you must believe it is possible. And I’m here to remind you that anything is.

Relationship Coaching

I’ll help you get honest with yourself about your nonnegotiables, boundaries, value systems, attachment style, and more so you can create the relationships and connection you crave.

Trauma Coaching

We’ll use positive psychology coaching combined with learning to tap into your mind and body to be present, and become aware of limiting beliefs and cognitive distortions that stem from traumatic experiences, so you can finally release the pain and live more fully.

Nutritional Coaching

Using my background in healthcare, and more than a decade of of experience with yoga and yogic meals, together we’ll tap into a setting SMART goals – specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time bound – to help combat whatever ailment you are facing. I believe most ailments can be cured through diet and exercise, and I am here to share everything I know with you. From books, to meal plans, to a combination of exercise coaching should you desire as well.

Exercise Coaching

As a life long athlete, with a decade of experience in everything from dance to running to yoga, I will help you find the ways you enjoy moving your body so you can enjoy being in it and connecting with a physical practice again. Combatting situational depression through movement has been a blessing in my own life, providing the serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine that comes from physical movement. Exercise can even help you to slow the aging process through the generation of human growth hormones from high intensity interval work outs, or whatever you deem to be most fulfilling in meeting your physical movement needs.

I believe in the power of holding space for others. I believe in the power of talking things through. Getting things out so they no longer hold power over us.


I believe in the art of asking questions. And that only my clients know the answers to these questions; for what might be my solution, is not theirs.


I believe in order to get unstuck we must take action. We must do the things we are most afraid to do. This is how we grow. I believe in the power of writing down our thoughts as well as talking them out. I believe this is how we find clarity. For if we cannot see a goal, we cannot hit it.


I believe in testing our limits, and redefining them. I believe in the power of community, knowing that we are not alone on this journey of life. I believe in the power of of accountability, showing up for yourself, and showing up for others.


I believe that when we heal ourselves, we heal the world one small step at a time, so if we want to change the world isn’t this where we should start?


I also believe in the power of choice. I believe that it is these choices that define our lives, and getting intentional about them is crucial to creating our best lives and transforming into our highest selves.

Ready to take the leap?

Life coaching is all encompassing – none of us get out of life unscathed. We have all bared witness to our own story, trauma, and the byproduct of others.


Our society encourages us to disconnect from ourselves to numb and stuff down through consumption i.e. food, alcohol, sex, drugs, the hedonic treadmill of buying things we don’t need, that won’t fulfill us or make us happy, but that give us those quick little dopamine fixes.


Sound familiar? Me too.


I’m here to teach you everything I have learned through my own life experience and my professional certifications so you can free yourself from the shackles of your past and create a brand new you.


Take the first step towards reclaiming your power, and hop on my scheduler to chat!

What My Clients Say About Their Experience

Its never too late to begin, and we’re never quite really ready, so whats stopping you?

We are living in a time of collective trauma and collective grief. In a time where many are grappling with so much that is out of their control, I’m here to remind you of what is.


Every day we make about 35,000 choices. Thats 35,000 chances to take your power back. To lean into fear. Discomfort. To decide. To choose to step out of your comfort zone. Speak your truth. Break patterns that aren’t serving you and create the life that you are so worthy and capable of.


So what are you waiting for?


This present moment is all that is guaranteed. Choose you. The greatest relationship and investment you’ll ever make.

Karissa Kocjancic is a JRNI certified life coach, with more than 7 years experience in health and wellness. She holds three certifications in yoga – ashtanga, somatic trauma informed, and life power – and shares her gift for empowering others through both her coaching and her practice as a yoga teacher. She is currently working towards a certification in positive psychology from University of Pennsylvania so that she can deepen the works she does with her clients and further help them create the life of their dreams.

Email: kkocjancic13@gmail.com