*Are you happy at the moment?
Absolutely. My happiness can be attributed to my on-going quest to better myself, continue learning and give-back by teaching; further, I’ve finally figured out what being in love really means to me and how to sustain a genuinely great relationship.
*If you could go back and say anything to your 16-year-old self now – what would it be?
I’d advise her to travel more, as travel is truly one of life’s best lessons.
*What’s the most important thing you’ve learned this year?
While money is important, it simply is not the answer to your problems. It certainly makes life easier, but it will not necessarily make you happier.
*What do you most want to achieve in the next 12 months?
To create a workshop/seminar and write a blog to help people understand what they value most in life and how to get it. As a coach and teacher, people have told me they don’t know what they want to do. I’d like to help people find their voice, unearth their unfulfilled dreams, and ultimately work with them to achieve their best and happiest life possible.
*What one ritual or practice keeps you grounded?
Turning on at least one song everyday and dancing around my apartment with no holds barred. It’s sheer joy, keeps me in my body and puts a smile in my heart and on my face.
*What’s your biggest regret?
I don’t believe in regrets as pretty much everything that has happened in my life has turned out to be either a great lesson or a great achievement.
*What’s the most important lesson you’ve taught your kid(s)?
I have acted as a coach/guide/mentor to many younger people. I believe the greatest lesson I’ve taught people is that the only thing you can really change is yourself. When you’re younger, you often blame circumstance and situations, in lieu of understanding your personal contribution to them. If you understand YOU are the only thing you can change, things can get better much faster.
*What bad habit would you most like to change about yourself?
When I watch television, I am often on the computer at the same time. It’s so ridiculous to try and ‘multi-task’ and not remain present on one chosen activity. I’m working on it!
*Aside from motherhood/fatherhood and marriage what are you most proud of in your life?
I’m most proud of starting my own company in 2007. It was much more courageous than I realized at the time!
*When were you happiest?
I am always happiest when surrounded by friends, family or loved ones. Nothing can beat great people in your life and in this regard, I am seriously rich and blessed.
*What ten words best describe you?
Confident, Empathetic, Enthusiastic, Optimistic, Initiator, Developer, Persuasive, Fun, Loyal, Trustworthy.
Cha Tekeli is an Executive/High Performance Coach who helps you get more ‘life in your time”, prioritize, and rediscover your mojo. Cha specializes in helping people tackle their toughest challenges with heart and humor. Using techniques refined over a successful business career, Cha makes complex issues simple, transforms projects into adventures, and helps you find the personal triggers in your mind and body to create lasting change you can feel good about.
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