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Your Best Self Starts Within

People often think that their lives heavily depend on outside circumstances and other people. This is a comfortable belief to have as it minimizes your responsibility and your role in the creation of your life. Unfortunately, lack of responsibility comes with lack of power. When you believe that your life is so dependent on others, you are not in control of what happens to you.

Start with Self’s mission is to help you remember that you are a powerful creator of your life and the only limits that you experience are the self-imposed limits of your own mind.  

Taking full responsibility for your life might be challenging and overwhelming, but when you consider accepting this notion as an integral part of your new way of thinking, you will realise that that’s the only path to fulfilment and happiness. 

Once you make that shift in your mind, you will embark on a beautiful, life-changing journey of self-mastery that will gradually get you closer to the life you are secretly dreaming about.

From my own experience, I can tell you right now that this journey inwards is not always a walk in the park. There might be times when you will cry a river of tears. There will be other times when you might need to go back to some old wounds to heal them once and for all. 

There also might be times when you will need to discover and possibly redesign your subconscious beliefs to make sure your mind is your best friend and not your worst enemy. 

As I said the journey inwards is not always easy, but it is the most important and rewarding journey you will ever embark on. 

It will be my pleasure and honour to be your guide on this path of self-discovery, change and growth. Whether you want to strengthen your confidence, open yourself up to new opportunities or be a better leader for your team and your family, everything starts with self. 

Meet Ola

Ola is the Founder of Start with Self and works with individuals to help them overcome past traumas, conquer stubborn fears, and re-awaken their inner power through trauma informed yoga and psychotherapy. 

Ola also works with organisations to empower leaders & employees to be more confident, collaborative, self-motivated & influential through transformational training programs and executive coaching.

Ola is a trauma informed yoga teacher, qualified hypnotherapist, and Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and has won immense praise for her private coaching and practical workshops with clients and audiences across Australia and Europe.

Ola has a deep passion for reconnecting people with their inner power and guiding them towards their dreams. She created Start with Self to help people overcome the unconscious mental blocks and limiting beliefs that hold them back from achieving their full potential, success, and happiness.

Ola's Story

My name is Ola and I am here to help you remember how beautiful and powerful you are. I am here to help you peel off the layers of fear to see the light and strength within you to do whatever you want to do.

This dream to help others has always been within me. As a child I dreamed about going to Africa and teaching English in a primary school. There was also a moment where I dreamed of being a civil missionary, again making a change in poorer countries. But something held me back. I was afraid of taking the steps necessary to really pursue my dreams.

Symptoms of a deeper discontent.

After secondary school, I began English studies at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland. However, there was a problem. Since I was a child, I stuttered. Overcoming this issue was a major challenge. Whenever my parents would take me to a specialist, the stuttering would magically disappear and in their presence I spoke perfectly well. On one hand I was happy pursuing studies in English, which I had been quite passionate about, but on the other hand I was terrified. How could I possibly master a foreign language when I stuttered even in my native tongue!?

The problem would continue to haunt me for many years to come and I soon realised this was just a symptom of a greater underlying issue. Gradually I felt more and more uncomfortable with myself. Despite studying what I had wanted to study, I felt there was much more to life. I felt I had come to this Planet to make a greater impact and I was far from actually doing that.

Before I could help others shine their light, I needed to rediscover my own.

Personal development and spirituality have always been a passion of mine, but it was during my studies that I made it my number one priority to look inward and learn more about how my mind and spirit were driving my life. I read tons of books, but I also experienced what I had been reading in these books through undertaking various courses and attending meditation classes. That period of time was amazing and very transformative.

The most powerful lesson I learned from the accumulation of all this knowledge and experience was the power of my own mind to heal. With the help of a spiritual therapist, I worked on a much deeper understanding of my mind, soul and ego and, along with many benefits, I also stopped stuttering within just a couple of months.

That experience planted the seed of commitment in my mind to spread light and help people discover and develop their own infinite potential.

My new life and mission in Australia.

A few years have passed since that time. I met a wonderful man, got married and moved to Sydney, Australia. Finding true love and living abroad are incredible fantasies for many of us, but I know they wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for all the coaches, mentors and teachers I met along the way who gave me the courage to look inward and start with my own beliefs, behaviours and fears – to start with my self.

I also learned new tools to work with the subconscious mind, including:

  • ✅ Hypnotherapy

  • ✅ Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

  • ✅ Trauma-informed yoga
  • ✅ Pranic healing

  • ✅ Reiki and Sekhem healing

  • ✅ Matrix Energetics

While collecting all these tools to help myself and others, I saw more and more clearly that our mind is our superpower. You either waste it by letting it run loose or you use it consciously and create the life you want. As I continue to collect these tools to work with my self and experience the transformations in my own life, I also continue to share this work with others and coach them in how to use their mind in an empowering way – how to start with self.

Sometimes when I meditate, I see a beautiful picture in my mind’s eyes. I stand on our Planet and there are beams of light coming out of my heart. This light gradually connects to more and more hearts that start to shine too. Soon there are so many shining people that we embrace the Earth with a net of shiny energy of Love. I love this image a lot. That’s what I want to do. That’s my greatest dream and my mission: to keep shining and help others start with self so they can shine their brightest too.

If you would like to learn how we can work together, visit the psychotherapy page or yoga page to book your first session, or talk to me about running one of my workshops for your team.