My bio is not the usual professional one as I want people to get to know me. I was born in Boston, MA from Haitian parents, grew up in Haiti and I’ve been living in the U.S. for over 21 years. I currently live in Washington, DC after living in Miami, FL for 18 years. I’m passionate about life, people and making a difference. I believe we all have a life purpose and I get really excited helping people discover their purpose and fulfilling it. Discovering and fulfilling our purpose is our way to share our unique light with the world. My journey to finding my true calling hasn’t been a straight line. Making a difference has always been important for me but I had no idea I would end up doing it as a Life Coach.
Nadjejda's Professional Journey:
I'm a Certified Professional Coach and an Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP) through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC). I also have a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and a Master of Public Administration in Nonprofit Management and leadership. Prior to taking the entrepreneurial route, I gained over 12 years experience working with diverse populations in the profit and nonprofit sector as a Credential Evaluator and Case Manager. While I made a difference in these places and enjoyed working with some of these organizations, especially working with the immigrant minor population at Catholic Charities, I always felt that something was missing. However, it wasn’t until I got to a point where I felt stuck, like my light wasn't shining and there was a wall in front of me that I needed to break through. At that point, I knew there was no looking back and I hired a coach to help me gain clarity about my next move in fulfilling my purpose. I had to step out of my comfort zone and trust that God/the Universe would guide me. That's when my new journey began. It became clear I wanted to be an entrepreneur and make a difference by empowering people to create and live a life they love. This is how Light of Haiti was born.
Nadjejda Chapoteau's Other Passions, Personality Traits and Languages:
I'm also passionate about impacting human potential in developing countries, particularly affecting education and well-being of children and women in my homeland, Haiti. I love being out in nature, laughter, dance (the reason why I became a Certified Zumba Instructor over 4 years ago). I’m known for my contagious energy, fun, determined, giving and passionate personality. I’m fluent in English, French, Haitian Creole and understand and speak some Spanish.
Nadjejda's Hobbies and Interests:
Reading, mentoring, journaling, dancing, outdoor activities (hiking, oceans, picnic), yoga, spirituality, personal growth, empowering people, traveling, cooking, enjoying new types of cuisines, politics and great conversations about our life journeys.
Nadjejda Chapoteau's Specialties:
As a coach, I work with women in their mid 30s-40s who are committed to themselves and are ready to step out of their comfort zone in order to reconnect with themselves. My specialty is helping women who are going through or having fully healed from a break up reconnect with themselves and feel empowered, grounded, and excited about life and attract their desired relationship. Essentially, I work with professional women looking to create a meaningful and passionate life.
Another specialty is helping women who struggle with having a healthy lifestyle and a spiritual practice. They've tried several diets, workout, have tried to have a spiritual practice and have been unsuccessful in maintaining them. By working with me, they will have and maintain a spiritual practice and healthy lifestyle that works for them.
Nadjejda's Chapoteau's Personal Coaching Approach and Style:
My coaching approach is a holistic one. Looking at the whole allows me to look at every area of my clients' lives as one affects the other. Having a healthy lifestyle that you love and represents your authentic self are key components to living a fulfilled life and attract your desired relationship.
My coaching style is compassionate, caring, inspiring, fun and creative. I offer my clients a safe place to share their deepest thoughts and desires as this allows them the ability to show up as their true selves. As a result, women who work with me reconnect with themselves, feel empowered, excited, and are living their own lives doing what matters to them. They get in action creating a life they love, get in a new fulfilling relationship, create and have a physical routine and spiritual practice that works for them and feel great. Specifically, my clients feel fulfilled, empowered and get in action creating the meaningful life they desire.