Hey, I'm Talia
I’m a certified professional coach, singer, songwriter, activist, and facilitator. I want to live in a world where all bodies are accepted and loved.
These days, I'm pretty into my body, but I haven't always felt this way. I fluctuated throughout my life between being somewhat neutral to actively disliking and trying to control the size of my body through food and exercise. This was confusing because I grew up in a strong, political, feminist household. I knew that trying to control my body felt misaligned with the values I was raised with, but I couldn’t help it! The body-hating world around me was too powerful.
Then one day, I realized I had a choice: I could continue to try to control my body forever, or I could finally let go. I chose to let go (which took time, support, and practical tools).
I received excellent coaching from Isabel Foxen-Duke and Virgie Tovar, learned from body liberation online leaders, and rebuilt a trusting, loving relationship with my body and with food.
Choosing body acceptance felt like finally being aligned with who I am.
That’s why I decided to get certified as a coach and as an intuitive eating counselor so that I can share the tools with others. I believe it is our birthright to get to love and be in relationship with our bodies.
A Little More About Me
Some of my identities: I’m white, Jewish, temporarily able-bodied, thin, cisgender, and married to a man. I'm a mama. I live on Chochenyo Ohlone land, known to some as Oakland, California (which is where I'm from).
7+ years coaching
Coach certification through Leadership that Works and next level certification through the International Coach Federation (total coaching hours: 300+)
Intuitive Eating certification through the Original Intuitive Eating Pros
Internal Family Systems informed through Thinking Heart training
15+ years leading groups
20+ years as a social change activist
37 years having a body
IS COACHING THERAPY?
While emotions are welcome in coaching, coaching is not therapy. Coaching focuses primarily on the present and desired future. I refer clients to other professionals for issues that are more suited to a therapeutic relationship.
WHAT ARE THE LOGISTICS OF COACHING SESSIONS?
Sessions take place by phone and last between 45-60 minutes each. Clients generally sign up for twice/month, though some opt for more or less often.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Sliding scale $150-$250 per session.
(See the intro package for a special deal.)
Recommended sliding scale guidelines:
$150/session: making ends meet
$200/session: financially stable/will have inheritance
$250/session: financially thriving/have inheritance
WHAT IF I'M
If you're not sure if this is right for you, reach out for a free 20 minute call.
I won't pressure you, I want to help you figure out what's best for your life. I'm always happy to make referrals to other coaches and practitioners based on your needs.
WHO IS THIS FOR?
Coaching is for anyone (all sizes, all genders, all ages) who struggles with body image and/or eating, or who is interested in life or professional coaching.
Note: this is not recommended for those with an active acute eating disorder.
WHAT IF I WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT?
I don't blame you! Our culture idealizes thinness, so a lot of people wish to get smaller. I do not judge anyone for wanting to experience less oppression. But I do take a different approach. More here.
I ALREADY HAVE A THERAPIST.
DO I REALLY NEED A COACH?
If what you have is working for you— keep at it. However many of my clients tell me that coaching motivates them to work on the specific thing— like body image— that they don't prioritize in therapy. Plus not all therapists specialize in bodies and food. Some clients prefer to work with therapists long-term and coaches short-term.
DO YOU ALSO DO LIFE COACHING?
Yes! About 40% of my clients are doing more traditional life coaching: career transitions, finding romantic partnership, making friends, building a creative practice, and finding purpose.