Hello, I'm Gordana,
I help entrepreneurs and highly driven professionals break up with stress and get off that burnout treadmill!
I help them overcome known and unknown sources of stress that prevent them from living an abundant, happy and healthy life.
What makes Rise To Health Coaching unique?
I believe that what makes me unique is not so much my education, my knowledge in the field of health and life coaching, my story and my life experience, but the fact that I sincerely CARE ABOUT YOU. I understand where you're coming from and what you're going through.
You see, I WAS YOU, just a few years ago. A high achiever who always put others first. In the past, I never worried about my health - I was healthy - or so I thought. A typical people pleaser who found it hard to say NO even though I was overwhelmed with so much going on in my life.
After years of living a highly stressful life, building a prosperous career - because that's what we're taught to do and that's what all my friends were aiming for - the first cracks started to show.
My friends and family started noticing my mood swings. I often snapped at people when I felt extreme pressure and overwhelm but I didn’t know how to stop being so irritable. I tried even harder to be nice, forthcoming, work harder, hoping to get that promotion… but the harder I worked, the more exhausted I got and the less time I spent on self-care.
Soon I found myself worrying about my job and then worrying about things in my life in general which caused me huge anxiety, contributing to my already poor sleep. It was the start of my relationship with insomnia. But, instead of seeking help, I chose to ignore the facts and signs my body was showing, which only caused additional stress to my body and soon I started developing other several stress related illnesses that made my life a living hell.
At that time, I wasn’t eating right, I couldn’t sleep at night, I had no energy, and I couldn’t remember what life was like without brain fog and chronic neck and back pain.
No wonder my career never took off the way I was hoping. I was lacking productivity; I was irritable and emotional and the more hours I worked the more stressed I got. But, what was I supposed to do? I was too ashamed of talking to colleagues or even friends about my feelings, my overwhelm, and my anxiety with fear of being judged. And I wasn’t ready to give up my career I worked so hard for either.
Besides, I didn’t want to be perceived as weak.
I had to find another way out of misery, so I could get my life back, be happy, healthy and myself again, without unwanted medication that would make me feel dizzy and only mask the problems. Without wasting MORE time and money on expensive programmes or researching treatments that never seemed to work, or feeling guilty relying on late night caps to get me to sleep, knowing fine well I’ll still wake up frequently throughout the night.
But the biggest mistake I made was NOT prioritising self-care and NOT investing in myself the way I should have. Eventually I burned out and ended up in hospital.
While I recovered from burnout, I came across a nutrition course that got me intrigued about everything health related and that’s when my journey of self-discovery started. At that time, I did this to help myself recover from burnout and to overcome all my health challenges like gut issues, insomnia, back and neck pain and more.
But soon I developed a passion for everything related to well-being which led me to the path of becoming a health and life coach.
Having been on this journey for a while, I learned that treating symptoms like insomnia or brain fog individually doesn’t work. Adopting a holistic approach was KEY to full recovery. I realised that if I wanted to fix irregular sleeping patterns, OTHER related factors must be considered.
The only way to success is to put MIND, BODY and SPIRIT at the centre of everything I do.
Trying so many things that don’t work, wasting so much time and still not feeling better is utterly frustrating. If you don’t crush those problems, they’ll crush you. Believe me, I know that because I was YOU a few years ago, remember?
I persevered with different approaches and buying lots of programmes & solutions but all that happened was me putting out one fire while creating another one as a result. After spending 10’s of thousands of Pounds and Dollars & 100s of hours of my time trying to fix each of my problems individually, I still did not get the desired results. The only thing I got out of it was a drained bank account and lots of frustration. This whole time I felt like a failure. I’m not surprised I burned out.
When I hit my plateau, I realised that I had to look at the body from a holistic perspective, not just trying to treat symptoms individually.
And that’s when I had the brilliant idea to create a programme that consists of the best parts of all those programmes, courses, workshops and books I studied & put them into a comprehensive strategy addressing the known and unknown health and life challenges I experienced and my clients experience too.
Keen to learn how I can help you get off that burnout treadmill and break free from limitations?
Imagine you could
- be more productive
- increase your energy
- sleep better & wake up rested
- become stress resilient
- get a clear head & better focus
- burn body fat naturally
- enjoy the best of health
- look & feel 10 years younger
- create the life you desire
- enjoy more time with loved ones
I can help you get off that burnout treadmill because I know what needs to be done to achieve optimal health.
Stop wasting valuable time trying to figure things out by yourself and making the same mistakes I made.
What really makes me unique is my personality and the way I work with clients.
My sessions are FUN, LIVELY, EXCITING, EDUCATIVE, and they will leave you hungry for more. I will provide the right system, the right support and the right accountability, which is fundamental in succeeding habit changes.
You will receive curated information so you never feel overwhelmed. I know how busy you are and there is no point in teaching you everything I know.
What you are going to learn during the time with me is only what you need at this particular time and stage of your life.
We will focus on what gives YOU results in the quickest possible time so you can spend more time doing things you love, enjoy a thriving career and be the leader you're meant to be.
Are you intrigued but still not 100% sure what to expect? I totally understand and that's why I am making this easy for you. I'm offering you a complimentary 45 minute health breakthrough coaching session where you will discover why you're stuck, what keeps you from moving forward and why the things you tried before didn't work.
Also, I will show you the exact steps how you get from where you currently are to where you want to be.
After this session you will have more clarity about what your next steps are and I will know whether you're a good fit for me and whether I'm a good fit for you.
So, take advantage of my offer and schedule your session today. Simply click on the button below and we'll take it from there.
I look forward to connecting with you.
What My Clients Say
I started working with Gordana, because I was at that stage in my life where I was having a business and confidence wobble. My business was doing well and growing, but in my head I felt I had nothing to grasp onto, no anchors and that it was all built on sand. I was beginning each day lacking in confidence and full of trepidation for what the day may hold.
Gordana completely turned things around for me in the 3 months I was under her wing, speaking to me once a week and really getting to grips as to the real reason I was having these wobbles. She helped tremendously and gave me tools to help when things became a little overwhelming. I still have the wobbles, but they are less and whereas before I used to despair if things did not go as positively as I would have liked and get quite down, now I can turn the negative times around much more quickly and really take a long hard look at myself as to what I have achieved.
I know now that I have achieved a heck of a lot and it doesn't matter when things don't go as planned, because life is like that and I shouldn't be too hard on myself. I love the days when I remember all that Gordana has taught me and I feel relaxed, loose and self assured, which is a great feeling to have. I am grateful for my life and Gordana has helped me see that.
Linda M. - United Kingdom
I had the opportunity to work with Gordana as my health and life coach over twelve weeks. A great decision! During the programme we have worked on improving my health, reducing stress, goal-setting, confidence building and having the right mindset to achieve dreams. After making just a few small changes to my diet, the brain fog has cleared and my energy levels have increased dramatically. I no longer experience an afternoon slump in energy and can focus again. With Gordana's guidance, I now understand how my emotions and thought patterns trigger the decisions I make and she has given me the tools to identify obstacles and solutions myself. I feel empowered to drive forward to a new future.
Gordana has a passion for helping people and is an inspirational coach. She is incredibly sincere and has given me the tools to identify obstacles and solutions myself. I am continuing to work with Gordana, who has my strongest recommendation for anyone seeking a coaching professional of the highest calibre.
Lindsay S. - Dubai
I can’t believe I lasted all the way to the end of the 90 day programme. This is the first time I actually enjoyed making changes to my lifestyle – I even quit smoking! This has never happened before. The best thing was that I never had to be hungry and that’s a BIG issue for me, having been on diets where I was restricted to 500 calories a day! This program is the best non-diet programme I’ve ever done! And Gordana made it easy for me to understand why I’m doing what I’m doing. I will definitely recommend this programme to my colleagues, family and friends.
Inna R. - Switzerland
Things I love and that keep me sane
I consider myself a healthy, happy and fun loving person. I can say that I finally found my calling. I am grateful for what life has to offer me.
Being a Health and Life Coach and a nutritional therapist is what I want to do and breathe for years to come. Serving clients at the highest level satisfies me and gives me a purpose in life.
But one of my greatest passions in life is travelling.
I spent a great amount of time living my dream while travelling around the world and discovering foreign places and cultures.
Discovering new places, learning about foreign cultures, languages and traditions brings me great pleasure and joy and I can proudly say to have visited around 45 countries and hundreds of cities, towns and villages.
From culture to archaeology to architecture and sampling new foods is such a bliss and nothing excites me more than exploring these things. I usually end up buying cook books with traditional recipes from countries I visited.
That brings me to my other passion - cooking! I love everything concerning food and cooking my own meals, experimenting in the kitchen brings me a lot of joy. I can safely say that I'm a good cook (lol) as my friends keep coming back for more.
Animals are also playing a huge role in my life. I spend a lot of time playing with my dog and taking him for walks. He's with me all the time, thanks to my ability to work from home.
When I don't work I read a lot. I love books, mainly health and well-being related ones but also auto-biographies, and of course, travel books.
Practicing yoga, meditation and daily gratitude keep me grounded and spending time outdoors keeps me sane.
Connecting with nature is super important to me as that't my way of recharging my batteries.
Feeling inspired ?
Don't waste any more time dreaming of blissful sleep, high energy levels, sharp mind and wondering what life would be like if you achieved all your well-being goals.
Take action today and take the first step toward becoming the best version of yourself.
Book your complimentary 45 min. 'Healing Journey Breakthrough' session and let me show you what's possible for you.