Is your ambition burning you out?
Let me guess…
You’re on the self-development hamster wheel.
Your bookshelf is overflowing with self-help books
You’re enrolled in 11 wellness courses, going to therapy and attending all the workshops in the world
You’ve run out of podcasts to help you solve the exhaustion you feel within.
You've accomplished so many things in life but still feel unfulfilled
You’re a huge personal growth nerd and value improvement that pushes you to become the best version of yourself.
Despite making all these investments, you still aren’t making the progress you want to see.
You're extremely capable. However, there are likely unconscious beliefs and conditioning that are getting in the way of being able to integrate everything you’re learning. You’ve got to learn how to trust yourself and befriend (not silence) the critic in your head that is SO LOUD. I’ve got you though!
Over six months I will lovingly guide you to:
Identify sustainable wellness habits
Connect to your body
Create a new definition of success that works for you
Identify opportunities to connect your professional skills to entrepreneurial ventures
Uncover unconscious beliefs, thoughts and behaviors that are directly impacting your ability to feel clear, confident and fully embodied as your most authentic successful self!
My super power is helping you befriend your inner self & connect to your body wisdom so that you can exceed your own expectations & live a life beyond your dreams.
I believe in your capacity for transformation. As a bonus for working with me you’ll receive a Limited Edition hardcover copy of my guided journal “You Are The Light in the Dark.
By the end of our time together I promise to leave you with:
Somatic/Mindfulness practices that help you ground in your body & support nervous system regulation (helpful for anxiety)
A toolbox of wellness strategies to support your holistic (mind, body, spirit) wellbeing
Deeper understanding of your personal triggers, blocks, strengths, values & desires
Increased capacity for self-compassion and self-acceptance (Goodbye to the nasty things you say to yourself!)
A brand new lens through which to view yourself
I’m the best person to walk this journey with you.
My name is Destiny Saldívar, I’m a self-discovery guide passionate about helping you reconnect with your body’s wisdom! To support my clients I leverage my 10+ years of experience helping diverse people in the midst of change, striving towards personal goals. I’m certified in Journal Therapy and Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy! I’m also a yoga teacher and NYS licensed social worker. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from SUNY New Paltz and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Columbia University.
I’m always learning. Literally. Ask me what book I’m reading when we connect for our complimentary self-connection call.
I use all of these skills and education to create a holistic container for your evolution that is trauma-sensitive and strengths-based! I’ve supported hundreds of people through challenging moments of their lives by helping them own their power and move through limiting beliefs. I’ve also worked with companies and organizations like Columbia University, SUNY New Paltz, Mercy College, National Association for Social Workers, and The Posse Foundation to name a few. Not only am I expertly trained to hold space for you, I’ve walked through this path myself.
I believe we connect to others through story, here's a small piece of mine:
As a Black Dominican daughter of immigrant parents who had to survive racism, sexism, assimilation, and poverty, there was a LOT of unlearning I had to do as I grew older. My parents, Mami especially, worked tirelessly to gift me a life free from struggle. I watched her barely take days off, sacrificing her personal wellbeing to make a living.
The apple didn’t fall far from the tree because I inherited this same pattern. I worked 10+ hour days, went above and beyond for my employer, and left very little joy for myself and my daughter. I was obsessed with climbing the ladder of professional success because I was suffocated by the pressure of making my immigrant parents' sacrifices worthwhile. Unconsciously, I added all their dreams to my life check list and never bothered to ask myself about the goals that felt authentic to me. I excelled professionally, but at what cost?
This realization thrusted me into a spiritual journey at 22 after becoming a single mother. I read all the self-improvement books, attended all the yoga classes, and did several spiritual readings all to no avail. None of the wisdom was sticking because the new things I was learning (positive self-talk, increasing confidence, lowering stress, etc.) were all in direct conflict with everything I’d ever known up until that point. It’s hard to break through patterns you’ve been maintaining for 20+ years! My learnings lived in my head, but I had no connection to my body and could not embody my learning.
Then the unthinkable happened - I was fired from my job. As a child of immigrants, my professional success was a huge part of my identity. This forced me to recreate myself independent of any job! I deepened my spiritual connection to God and myself. I worked on my relationship to my body so that I could not only understand healing but actually feel it in my body. I detached my worth from my job and connected it to my purpose, thus Caona Wellness was born.
Now I am hired by companies and organization to help high achievers destress, connect to self & live more mindfully. I also have the honor of working with the most amazing clients on their personal journeys of transformation. They are leaders in their industries, committed to service, deeply self-aware, committed to personal healing. None of this would have been possible if I didn't release my parents' expectations, heal my body disconnection, detach my sense of worth from my job, befriend my inner critic and trust my inner creative.
Through coaching and therapy I was able to unlearn survival mentality, reconnect to my body’s wisdom and make a pathway for myself towards thriving. The same can happen for you!
But look, I’m as skeptical as the next person. Don’t take my word for the transformation possible! Here’s what my clients have to say about me:
My coach was the BOMB! LOL she asked just the right questions and when she would say “let’s unpack that” you knew she was going to challenge you to think beyond what you were already thinking. She really knew what to ask, how to put things in perspective, and how to prioritize your action steps. Coaching has helped me recognize those things I do that result in my self sabotage. It’s helped me gain confidence to put myself out there in my business and also personal life.
I had a phenomenal coaching experience with Destiny! She is empathetic, an active listener and approachable. Because of her coaching, I have gained more self awareness about my self care practices. Additionally, I am able to create a lifestyle that fits my needs.
You helped me take a step back and look at the bigger picture when I couldn't see clearly. While working with you, I experienced so many wins that helped me heal from the losses that were holding me back for so long because you helped me focus.
*this client asked to protect their identity*
Individualized coaching was an excellent experience for me. Hearing a new perspective about the parts of my personality I am critical of helped me feel validated and accept them. Having a conversation about it out loud was helpful in committing the new insights to memory so I could integrate them in the moment I was becoming critical again. Destiny's responses and questions to what I shared helped me feel understood.
*this client asked to protect their identity*
I looked forward to my one on one coaching calls with Destiny. Destiny’s skills and style helped me to drill down and dig deep below the surface. She served as a mirror by reframing and reflecting back to me what was said. During coaching, she helped me to unpack and uncover my truth in a gentle and kind way. Destiny is able to meet you where you are at, while gently challenging you at the same time.
*this client asked to protect their identity*
My coach was beyond wonderful. I am beyond grateful for her and everything that she has taught me or brought to light for me. It helped me in many aspects of my life and within myself. I feel like a new and improved me. I think for my first coach she was wonderful can’t really say anything needs improvement.
I can already picture you inhabiting more of your body, speaking to yourself with kindness, taking ownership of your triggers, working through those triggers with more ease, living firmly rooted in your values and playing off of your strengths. You exude a confidence that comes from within. Nobody can take that from you. You’re receptive to new opportunities that land on your lap because you know you are CAPABLE and DESERVING.
Ummm, let me put my sunglasses on because phew you are SHINING! As you should, it’s your birthright.
So, are you ready to live more in your body, speak to yourself with kindness, take ownership of your triggers, work through those triggers with more ease, and live firmly rooted in your values while leveraging your strengths?
Good! Let’s connect.
Click the button below to schedule a complimentary connection call! During our session I’ll get to know your obstacles and desires for coaching. I'll personally help you through one form of disconnection you may be feeling with yourself & leave you with a mindfulness strategy to incorporate past our time together.
This call also allows us to make sure we are a good fit for one another. If I don’t think I can help you for real, I will tell you and refer you to someone who can. I care about my integrity and your transformation! See you soon <3
What will we cover in coaching?I'm glad you asked! Below is our coaching curriculum. We'll follow it closely, unless you bring another priority to our session. Month 1: Connecting to the Body & Breath - What does it mean to connect with the body - Developing a grounding practice - Understanding the power of the deep breath - Exploring/Co-healing body disconnection Month 2: Embracing Your Inner Critic - Identifying the inner critic - Understanding your protection needs - Learning how to reframe your inner critic’s words Month 3: Burning the Victimhood Cloak - How to notice & gain clarity around triggers - Learn how to reset the body after a trigger - Gain processing tools for moving past triggers - Learn how to accept personal responsibility for your healing Month 4: Identifying Your Power: Strengths & Values - Identifying your strengths - Grounding in your values - Taking action from a grounded place Month 5: Increasing Self-Compassion & Radical Self-Acceptance - Identify roadblocks and wounds related to compassion & acceptance - Create a compassion & acceptance practice - Learn how to elicit community love in order to help increase self-compassion & acceptance by creating a support system map Month 6: Birthing a True You - Using creative visualization to bring your goals into fruition - Redefining Success: Set realistic and sustainable goals - Reflecting on your growth - Learning to celebrate yourself & your growth!
What is included in my coaching investment?- 12 Biweekly 1 hour Zoom or Phone calls - Personalized support - Email & Text access/support - Complementary hardcover limited edition self-discovery journal - Access to the invite-only Caona Community - Complementary Improve Your Self-Talk Course
Are you a psychologist or therapist?I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from SUNY New Paltz (Magna Cum Laude), Master's Degree in Social Work from Columbia University, and obtained my New York State license in Social Work in 2016. While my educational background is extensive in those areas, I do not have a private practice, and do not identify as your therapist or psychologist. In this relationship, I serve as your coach, mentor, & guide!
What makes you qualified to coach me?I have studied and practiced Motivational Interviewing for 6 years. This is a counseling approach that helps people create change. Throughout my social work career, I have provided counseling services to elementary school students, high school students, and undergraduate students (ages 6-23). You can check out my LinkedIn profile here. Since 2018 I have expanded my services to include adults (ages 21-40). My license requires me to continue learning, so I attend professional development sessions at least once a quarter to fine tune my counseling craft. Additionally, I enjoy deepening my knowledge with books, podcasts, and videos in the areas of psychology, Taino Studies, human behavior, trauma recovery, holistic wellness, and ancient/ancestral healing.
What kinds of clients do you work with?The people I support are brilliant womxn of color who are determined, passionate, and incredibly resilient. They have overcome many obstacles in their lives and are determined to create habits, routines, and practices that empower them to unlearn survival mentality and thrive. These womxn are go-getters, high achievers, and fiercely motivated by their personal success. My client list includes mothers, non-profit managers, authors, professionals, budding entrepreneurs, & newly graduated students. I find that my clients are into self-awareness & curious about spirituality. Sometimes my clients meet challenges that make them feel stuck or dim their light. My job is simply to be a reminder of their brilliance and help them move past limiting beliefs that keep them from radiating their light to its fullest potential.
Do you offer payment plans?Absolutely! I'm willing to set up what ever plan works best for you.
What if it doesn't work?Did you know that our brains are hardwired to start with the negative? It's a coping mechanism we developed during pre-historic times to keep us safe from wild animals. To answer your question, there are a variety of reasons it may not work: 1. We are not right for one another. After your first session with me, if you decide that we are not a good fit for one another, I am happy to give you a refund on your package's remaining sessions. I understand that I am not for everyone, and that's okay. I just want you to get the guidance you are looking for. 2. You're expecting me to "fix" you. I am not here to spoon feed you answers or provide you with a step-by-step solution to fix your life problems -- I do not have either of these. To tell you I did would be extremely unethical. What I am here to do is walk through your journey by your side and help you mend the scars that surface as you are on your way towards self-actualization. However, because I fully believe in this work and honor your self-determination, after starting your sessions you have 14 days to request a full refund of your remaining package. We may not be a good fit for one another, and that's completely okay.