Yona Adika is a passionate and dedicated occupational therapist that has been practicing since 2000. He received a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy. Yona has received formal life coach training and is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) from Leadership That Works through the Open Center in New York City. Yona is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) by the International Coaching Federation.
With over 15 years of experience as a health care professional, Yona specializes in facilitating life transitions and transformation. Yona is also experienced in pediatrics, applied neurology, assistive technology, ergonomics and health and wellness. Yona's passionate client centered approach is balanced with a study of holistic and spiritual paths including Kabbalah and Ayurveda as well as a love of cooking, theatre and martial arts.
Yona uses a unique holistic approach to coaching. He aims to establish a partnership with his clients to maximize his clients' potential through active listening, observation and asking empowering questions. He reflects what he sees and hears to help the client clarify feelings and values, leading to insight and action. Using the 5 pathways to alignment he helps his clients tap their inner wisdom to help overcome obstacles and generate compelling strategies and action plans. It is his job to provide the support to enhance the skills, resources and creativity of his clients. His holistic approach combines awareness of body, mind, soul and spirit with traditional coaching skills for deep, lasting transformation.
The 5 pathways to alignment are (1) exploring needs and values, (2) experiencing the moment, (3) envisioning the future, (4) expanding the view, and (5) embracing the shadow.