HITZEL TREJO - FOUNDER, CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL COACH
A social impact entrepreneur, and immigrant who believes in leading by example. Albeit an international communication- marketing professional by training within international development sectors, she experienced unspoken domestic violence.
Her story is enriched with inspiration: from surviving an unstable spouse, developed strength to stop the abuse, to developing resilience under the most extreme adverse circumstances. Throughout her journey, she has learned that “is one who empowers oneself“, hence her constant discovery to develop self-agency tools to overcome her challenges. She has also learned that knowledge plus application is the key to moving forward in times of uncertainty and excruciating pain. As she evolved in her process, she was able to rebuild herself from the ashes by recoding mental mechanisms, thinking processes, energetic levels and, of course, being inspired by other leaders, too.
In addition, she actively delved into understanding how the human psyche works, emotional intelligence, and became a professional certified coach with one of the most prestigious schools and professional master coaches in Canada. Today she intends to use her voice to raise awareness through her skills training programs, CLARITY. The initiative trains those undergoing difficult times on how to turn challenges into actionable self-management skills to become their best fulfilled versions while contributing to society. Not to be ruled by circumstances but rather being accountable upon one’s life. She believes that we all humans have the potential to contribute to the betterment of humanity by taking concrete actions.
JULIA KING- CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL COACH
An empathetic resilient woman, caring mother, devoted spouse, and seasoned teacher with more than 25 years of human interaction under her belt. She is an empowered professional who lives her values attentively. She understands the importance of a well-balanced life when challenges appear. Having gone through her own challenges, she’s able to connect with others with ease. Being well organized and structured has been a huge asset in reaching her goals while also helping others achieve their goals.
Becoming a certified professional coach was a great journey for Julia; it allowed her to follow her passion for servicing others who need support, structure or empowerment. All the while, teaching full time and looking after her mother with dementia.
Being a black professional woman in a teaching world taught her life lessons to ‘never give up’, to thrive even when the current is not flowing your way due to the perception of others. To this day, she had lived experiences of emotional abuse in the workplace, which at the time were not even identified as such, but now she uses her voice to express her viewpoints, opinions and feelings.
Julia is a passionate advocate about supporting others to find themselves, to speak up about their experiences, and tap into their full potential. Clients have remarked that her positive energy and action-oriented personality combined have contributed to the comfort and ease they experience while being coached.
ELISA AGUILAR - JUNIOR COACH
A compassionate young woman, environmentally-conscious citizen, advocate for social justice, true friend who believes that equality should be a given in today’s working environment. Currently a student in the undergraduate Psychology program at McGill University with a minor in Behavioral science and another one in Political science.
She believes mental health should be a priority in a well- balanced life, she aims to support her future clients from a place of deep care and self-agency.
Albeit, still a student, she has already rolled her sleeves up. As an example, she joined the Montreal-based Face à Face help line, and Global Shapers Montreal as a member of one of their important initiatives.
ANA CRISTINA MORALES -JR. DIGITAL MARKETING SPECIALIST
An empathetic young woman, global citizen, problem-solver who proposes alternatives to support communities to become more inclusive and resilient through the support of social innovation models, and tools. Recognized for her academic excellence and her pursuit to thrive while contributing to meaningful and purposeful projects.
She believes that we are in this world to serve others and that we need to share our talents and abilities to create a better world. She deeply believes in empathy and active listening, which are meaningful tools to help others develop the best version of themselves. For her, it is essential to accept and love ourselves in order to support others.
Albeit, still a student, she has already served with diverse associations, and the University community through diverse young leader’s initiatives, like “Drivers of Change”, “Re-writing your future”, “Consejo de Residentes”, Volunteering in “Seamos todos” a not-for-profit organization, and the association “Unión Coahuilense”.
THOMAS HEBERT MARKETING-COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
Thomas is curious about people and he says it is important to build yourself by having role models to refer to. He believes that the transition from adolescence to adulthood is a crucial stage that can be difficult to go through in asserting his identity. It is important to be able to count on accomplished and strong figures. When they are not accessible, it is important for young people to know where to turn when they are feeling mentally vulnerable. Thomas takes his role within Clarity Initiative very seriously. For him, it is typically this kind of service that must be democratized.
Passionate about fashion, economics and politics, multidisciplinary and balance are very important to him. They allow an openness that positively influences his listening skills, understanding and compassion towards others.
An undergraduate student in Marketing and Communications at ESG in Montreal. Thomas constantly balances his passion for business and sales with the importance he places on mental health. He took part in the humanitarian trip organized by UGAB-France to the village of Sarigyugh in Armenia in July 2019.