True belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.
I believe relationships design our lives and are one of life’s superpowers.
We are always in relationship — with ourselves, others, and things in life.
To live a life on purpose you need people – we are naturally social beings, and we need people to help us thrive, to inspire us to follow our dreams, to grow, to co-create, to be passionate, to achieve success, to become great leaders, to become great partners, great parents - to do all the things we never planned on doing alone. My purpose and passion are to help people create responsible, supportive, and healthy relationships - with themselves, others, and complex concepts they are faced with in everyday life.
Building healthy and supportive relationships will allow people to live their life with greater sense of fulfilment, inspiration, purpose and enhance their overall health – including mind, body, and spirit.
Jela is a leadership development coach delivering executive coaching, leadership assessment & development, team & systems coaching & facilitation, and coaching training for senior, mid-level and board-level individuals and teams. Jela is passionate about improving relationships because she believes relationships design our lives. She is dedicated to helping individuals develop their individual and collective leadership so they can thrive and prosper personally and professionally. Jela empowers individuals by helping them understand their inner dialogue, so that they can respond to life's challenges more skillfully. She helps them discover their brilliance, encouraging them to lead with both their minds and their hearts with empathy, compassion, and courage.
Jela is a loving mother of three children, wife, daughter & sister. Her family means the world to her. She is passionate about yoga, nature & photography. The sea is her playground & her inspiration. Jela is a life-long learner.
Jela has an MBA in Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. She also has an MA in International Business Administration at the Leeds Beckett University in the United Kingdom. Jela has a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in International Relations and Political Sciences at the University of Toronto, Canada. Jela is a certified professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) with the Coaches Training Institute and an ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC). She is certified in Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSCC) with CRR Global, a Leadership Circle Profile and Collective LCP Certified Practitioner and a Positive Intelligence/Mental Fitness Certified Coach (CPQC).
For over 15 years Jela worked with many different cultures in a variety of industries, which has allowed her to understand how to navigate change and cross-cultural differences successfully. Jela works with individuals and teams by helping them navigate change and create a culture of shared leadership, focus and alignment so that they can achieve long term growth and success.