Wellness Coach & Licensed Professional Counselor
With a background in mental health as well as education, I have a unique combination of experience and skill to meet my clients where they are, help them get clear on what they want and devise a plan to transform their current situations into joy.
I named my coaching business Oluwajimi, a yoruba word meaning "God gave it to me" as a reminder to myself and my clients that God gave us this one life and we have the power to create the reality in which we live. We can choose or, when the life becomes overwhelming, our bodies will choose for us a different way.
After several years of a toxic work environment, the death of my sister, grandmother and mother, my body became overwhelmed and I began to have difficulty swallowing. I was diagnosed with the disorder, Achalasia. It quickly progressed to the point that I could not take in anything except cranberry juice and Ensure. There were days when I would walk down the hallways at work feeling as if I would collapse because I was so weak. I was desperate for help. I tried acupuncture and even checked myself into a holistic wellness program for eleven days. All of it was too little, too late. I had internalized all of the grief and trauma and it had taken its toll.
After surgery and 50 pounds later, I spent time recuperating and reflecting on the experience and learned some very important lessons. Far too many of us, especially black women and men, are surviving our lives instead of living them. I made some changes in my goals and ambitions. I no longer desired to live the life others expected. I started taking chances and making changes. I started my own counseling private practice- a month before the pandemic and now I have exactly what I envisioned- a 100% online counseling and coaching business-Oluwajimi!!
Eventually, other things in my life fell into place and I left my position with the school system- a decision I thought would be scary, but I knew God was leading me, so I had to trust. I now have time to pursue my interests while helping others do the same. If you are burned out, overworked and overwhelmed by your life, let me help you regain the balance necessary to experience rest and restoration.