“When I saw my daughter dim her own light because she didn’t believe her shine was “good enough”, my world stopped and changed forever.”

Kamini wood posing and smiling sitting on a chair

Hi, I’m Kamini!

Growing up in a small Connecticut town as a first-generation American with immigrant parents, I navigated the complexities of identity and belonging. Feeling the pressure to blend in and seek external validation, I excelled academically and in helping others, driven by the belief that hard work equaled acceptance.

Becoming a wife and mother of five while pursuing a career as a certified project manager, I realized my identity was externally defined. Raising high-performing young adults, I recognized people-pleasing behaviors in my children and felt a deep calling to reclaim my authenticity and self-leadership.

Seeking to realign with my true self, I embarked on a journey of self-discovery and self-validation. Becoming a certified life coach, I dove into my own self-work, learning to honor my feelings and emotions without judgment. Through self-compassion and self-love, I evolved into my own self-leader.

Today, as CEO and Founder of Live Joy Your Way and AuthenticMe®Life Coaching, I empower high-performing adults and young adults struggling with self-doubt and the need for external validation. My mission is to help others recognize their true value and stop outsourcing their self-worth.

Your journey to empowerment begins with healing your relationship with yourself. Let’s start your journey together.

My Certifications

  • Certified Life Coach
  • Certified Wellness Coach
  • Certified Conscious Uncoupling Coach™
  • Certified Teen Life Coach
  • Licensed Body Positivity Facilitator
  • Certified Calling in the One Coach™
  • Certified Breathwork Coach
  • Core Centering Practitioner
  • Shame Informed-Based Coaching
  • Emerging Adults Based Coaching
  • Self Esteem & Adults-Based Self-Acceptance-Based Coaching
  • Eating Disorders Training Certification (2023)
  • Coaching Adolescents, Youth Coaching Institute
  • Cross Mapping Practitioner
  • Certified NewMoney™ Story coach
  • Shame Informed-Based Coaching
  • Emerging Adults Based Coaching
  • Self Esteem & Adults-Based Self-Acceptance-Based Coaching
  • Eating Disorders Training Certification (2023)
  • Coaching Adolescents, Youth Coaching Institute
  • Cross Mapping Practitioner
  • Certified NewMoney™ Story coach
  • Shame Informed-Based Coaching
  • Emerging Adults Based Coaching
  • Self Esteem & Adults-Based Self-Acceptance-Based Coaching
  • Eating Disorders Training Certification (2023)
  • Coaching Adolescents, Youth Coaching Institute
  • Cross Mapping Practitioner
  • Certified NewMoney™ Story coach
  • Emotional Coaching, Gottman Institute
  • Somatic Trauma-informed Coaching Certification
  • Trauma Sensitivity Certification
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Trained
  • Board Certified – AADP
  • Certified Project Manager

My Awards

“I help people remember how powerfully resilient they are” ~ Kamini