I worked with Atina for a little over 5 months. I didn’t know how much I needed her support and questioning. Atina’s style is not to just give you the answers or a cookie-cutter exercise. Instead, she will persistently and consistently ask the right questions that will allow you to find a new solution or way of thinking.
Atina looks at life as not only career, but as a blend of it all; she uses a mix of more “rational” and more emotion-led exercises to cover all aspects of your life. She is wonderful at unpacking the things you don’t want to admit and pushing you to self-discovery. She labeled the “should” monster I had that made me fearful of taking riskier steps and made me feel strong enough to attempt risks that would lead to better outcomes.
At the end of the day, she wants you to be able to coach yourself — which is not even in her best interest, but is one of the biggest skills you can have. Yet, she is incredibly valuable and when/if I get stuck again I will not hesitate to reach out. I am still using some of her exercises and thinking “what would Atina ask?” to this day.