After immigrating to the United-States from Russia with her family, Ellina Sukharenko was inspired by her parents’ hard work and determination. Although she was only four, Ellina recognized the sacrifices that were made in order to create a better life for their family. “My parents were in their early 20s, with one suitcase each, knew little to no English, and in pursuit of the American dream,” she says. “They arrived and the hustle began with no time to waste. That’s where I learned my work ethic.”
Growing up in the U.S., Ellina began to work towards the American Dream on her own terms, by climbing the corporate ladder. With a six-figure salary, progress towards earning her Masters degree, and a thriving social life, she assumed that she would feel fulfilled. Instead, Ellina found herself in a life she created by default, not necessarily the life she wanted. She recalls, “I was ready to start designing-a life I loved, but I had no idea where to start. That’s when-I found meditation, and with the help of a few transformational practices I gained-momentum and stepped into my power.”
Leaving her corporate life behind, Ellina moved from New Jersey to Miami in 2017. Today Ellina runs a full-time private coaching practice, where she works with clients one-on-one, helping them reduce-anxiety, increase confidence, and step into their self-worth by way of a framework she created called Conscious Life Design. Rooted in spiritual psychology, Conscious Life Design is a 12-week experience which focuses on redefining your values, state management, neuroplasticity, reparenting, and tapping into your authentic self. “I also created an online community for my clients called Pocket Yoda Social Club,” Ellina explains. “It has grown beyond my clientele into a conscious social network for members from all over the world.”
Motivated to help as many people as possible to experience the transformation she has, Ellina also founded OfficeFlow Consulting, LLC. to bring mindfulness practices and workshops to forward-thinking companies that recognize the importance of mental health and community in an era of isolation-and globalization. She notes, “Towards the end of my corporate career I had done a lot of spiritual healing and realized I was operating under a lot of old programming that had me chasing things I wasn’t even sure I wanted. Something I loved most about leadership was helping people succeed. I took this and created my own business where I help people find their path through spiritual psychology, music, and community.”
She continues, “Challenges still enter my life, but I handle them consciously and with the utmost faith in-my practice. My original-business pivoted into a private coaching practice, where-I take all of the tools I acquired in my journey and support others as-they apply them to their unique journeys. My mental and physical-health have never been better.”
Beginning her career in the corporate world, Ellina never would have imagined the life that she is living now. Her work is unique, much like the journey that it took to get there, and as a result, Ellina isn’t very concerned with competing against others in the industry. “When it comes to competition, my philosophy is that everyone is in their own lane,” she explains. “What I offer is a unique approach where I co-create with my clients. I help them reduce anxiety, increase confidence, and step into their self-worth through personal coaching and an original combination of tools that I have personally used to transform my own life and the lives of others.”
Ellina currently works out of Miami, FL, where she lives with her dog, Ziggy. When she’s not coaching, you can find her organizing community events and DJ’ing at venues all over the Miami area. To learn more about Ellina, follow along on Instagram or click here.