I should not be here. I was not supposed to be successful.
I had a tumultuous upbringing in the South Bronx of New York City. I was preyed upon, abused, and pregnant by the tender age of 13. I was a single mother in high school, working at McDonald’s and taking on any odd jobs that were available. I was stressed out, depressed, angry & scared. All I could see was my bleak-looking future.
I was afraid. Crazy afraid.
My motto “Punch Fear in the Face” really came into play here. I needed to take action – and not only for the sake of survival.
At 16 years old I started to set goals for myself. Goal setting saved my life. It gave me structure and increased my self-confidence. It gave me purpose and empowered me.
This is where my passion to serve others came from. I freed myself from limiting beliefs, low self-esteem and hopelessness…and I wanted to help free others!
I beat the odds. You can beat the odds, too.
Every goal I set for myself, I have completed. I earned a Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, trained up my child (now a woman) with love and wisdom. I climbed the management career ladder that ultimately led to my work as a University Director, while running my life coaching practice on the side.
I made it. Now I use all of my time to help others grow: in their personal lives, as professionals, as students and as budding entrepreneurs.
If I could do it, so can you. And with my coaching by your side, you can get from point A to point B in less time, with less expense and less stress. We need goals, a well-devised strategy, and accountability. This is my specialty- for any and every goal.
I’ve developed a system that works and I have seen my clients flourish time and time again with the tools and customized lifehacks I teach them.
So here I am today:
All with loads of experience, unpretentious love, humor and a thirst for successful goal completion!
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Say hello and schedule a free first session to discuss your most important goals and how I can help you to achieve them, no strings attached. Let’s start punching fear in the face together!
Feedback & Reviews
What others say about me
“Jessica Malavez is an amazing coach and really helped me focus on my strengths when I was looking to reinvent my career. She helped me stay focused on the positive things I could offer and see how much I really could do to improve my career search.
Jessica has a compassionate and caring style of coaching with the perfect level of toughness that allowed me to push myself in an entirely safe environment that allowed me to explore my career goals.
It was truly my pleasure to work with her in a very important time in my life. Reinventing a career is not the easiest thing to do, but with Jessica’s coaching, I was able to discover what was holding me back. Jessica’s guidance has illuminated where my true skills and talents lie, and she has been instrumental in paving the way toward new and better opportunities.”
Marketing Communications Expert
““The truth will set you free”. I learned this time and time again working with Jessica. I couldn’t have found anyone more intuitive, caring, gentle, and wise. Jessica was able to easily pull out of me years and years of hurt and pain that I had not dealt with but was affecting my life. It wasn’t long before I was able to deal with it through tools Jessica provided. I was sabotaging my own life and I had no idea how to move forward. I can easily say I am now free to make better decisions, I am extremely happier, I am not holding on to my past or allowing it to affect me, I am not in a cycle of negative behavior towards myself. I recommend her to anyone who is seeking real change in their lives. Jessica is intentional and genuine. She allows room for you to think for yourself, use the strength you have within you and take back control. My life has forever changed and I cannot be more humbled and grateful for what I gained by having Jessica as my life coach.”
IT Network Technician & Producer
“I came to her with the expectation to figure out what my main passion and my life purpose were. I have to say I was so impressed by Jessica’s professionalism, expertise, patience and love from the first session! She was there to listen, to understand, to encourage, to help me every minute, every second. She made all of my dreams make sense without fear. She definitely helped me to understand, to accept & to love myself all within one session. She found a way to organize all of my parts: thoughts, ideas, passion and purpose into a whole – the whole of the real me. It all finally made sense. In her sessions, I rediscovered myself. One of my favorite things about her: she shared so many practical methods which I can use it for my entire life. Coaching is meaningful to her and she does it with passion, her whole heart, and truly loves to make a difference in others’ lives. She is the one to help you to become the best version yourself with full confidence! She is a light in my life.”
Anonymous client from China
What Can I Do for You?
Empower you to crush your goals!
I have a great ability to organize, visualize and then communicate back a practical framework to achieve any goal. In my style of coaching, I am adept at helping you to clear the fog of your brain – to bring clarity and illumination to an issue or goal. I light your path and help you construct a step-by-step plan to achieve your goal. I am high energy, open about sharing my own experiences when useful and operate in a loving manner. This creates the ideal environment to freely explore your life in a safe place. I specialize in teaching you the tools for overcoming fears.
I’ve worked with people from:
*Diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds
*English language learners
*Young adults finding their way in life
*Mature professionals transitioning in careers or looking to excel in their current ones