Vindy is an incredible coach and mentor. She is committed to improving both my professional and personal life. In both areas, she helped me remain calm and to focus on my goals, and gave me support to build my resilience, get clearer on my options, and increase my decision-making confidence. Professionally, I got ideas about how add more value to my services and language I could use to communicate more effectively with clients. Personally, I gained clarity about how to think outside the box and connect more deeply with my partner. She is kind and personable, fun and honest. I recommend Vindy as a wonderful co-pilot to have on your journey, and I look forward to our monthly sessions.
Tanja Wuerstlein – Massage Practitioner/Bodyworker, Vancouver
After my coaching session with Vindy I realized I needed to be clearer about my goals and the direction I wanted my life to go. I gained much clarity and also felt empowered. I learned to listen to that inner voice within me that most of all too often ignore. Through being more in tune with myself and my values, I am now working in an environment that is far more creatively fulfilling, and I am surrounded by many like-minded individuals where I feel like I am at home.
Ronnie, Professional Film and TV Make-Up Artist, Vancouver
I’m not Vindy’s typical client because I already have a pretty good idea where I am headed and am happy with that. What I really sought from her was feedback and reflection on my direction, to see if she might bring some insights I wasn’t seeing. She gave me a fresh perspective and caused me to see things in some helpful new ways. Thank you!
K.G., Entrepreneur and Certified Software Developer, Vancouver
Carly Phillips – 2021 TEDx Bear Creek Park Speaker
B.T. – Physician, Vancouver
I worked with Vindy as I was going through key stages of my divorce. Before working with her, I had a lot of questions and fears. I researched a lot of topics online, but it wasn’t the same as talking to someone about my exact situation and how to navigate it efficiently. After working with Vindy, I gained a lot of confidence and clarity. She encouraged me to be the best version of myself while drawing healthy boundaries when needed. Sessions with Vindy were like talking to a friend who is trustworthy and non-judgmental. She was able to connect the dots and relate to me effortlessly. She is full of ideas and resources that equipped me with necessary tools to overcome my challenges mindfully. She has an upbeat style and I always felt better after talking to her. I was so thankful for her support, guidance and encouragement during a difficult life transition. I was also impressed with Vindy’s note-taking skills. They were comprehensive and I found them super helpful to refer to as needed. It also let the conversation flow really well as I didn’t have to worry about jotting down things during my sessions. I have recommended Vindy to others, telling them to not even think twice and just book an appointment.
G. B., Project Manager, USA
I cannot put into words how grateful I am to Vindy. She was always available for me during my separation, a challenging period of my life. Her sharp focus, quick and strategic mind, and compassionate big heart as well as her experience as a parent, as a professional woman, and as a divorced woman were all so invaluable to me. Some of her insights and resources really changed the way I think and possibly even changed my child’s future. I am forever grateful for her support and non-judgmental presence, and empowerment. Her detailed notes were incredibly helpful. I was very impressed with how creative and resourceful she is, in any situation. The book she gifted to me is a real gem as well. I am rereading parts of it and started implementing many things in my daily life. I am so glad that our paths crossed.
Ainur S., Geotechnical Engineer
Vindy is a rare combination of an excellent listener, an extremely articulate lawyer, a very caring and thoughtful intellectual, and a person who has experienced the pain of divorce herself. This made her an incredible divorce coach who offered insights for every issue I experienced during my divorce and after the agreement had been signed. She helped me through my divorce, and in particular, the aftermath of the divorce which can involve dealing with the emotional impact on children. She also has regularly given me support dealing with the custody and access issues. She has always provided me with constructive, practical guidance while always managing to make me laugh during the constant stress. Vindy Teja particularly excels at providing guidance on how to minimize divorce implications on your children, including help with proper dialogue and verbiage when difficult discussions must be held with your children. Vindy herself is a shining example of a mother, because she has always taken the high road during her divorce. I have yet to meet anyone else who has survived a divorce as gracefully as she has. I can’t think of anyone better suited to be a divorce coach.
Barb Kilfoil, Executive Oncology Specialty Representative. AstraZeneca Canada, Ottawa
I appreciated Vindy’s help on my unique divorce situation. I wasn’t aware that divorce coaches existed, but I think that it is a much and long needed service. No matter how successful and wise one is in their own business, this circumstance presents its very own set of issues that need to be handled competently, especially if children are involved. Divorce is one of the most difficult experiences in life, and the knowledge that someone like Vindy exists, especially given her legal background, is very comforting. I only wish I had known about her services earlier during the divorce process. Although my results were good, I can’t help but think her guidance would have made things much clearer for me, which would have made entire process less stressful.
Blake, Realtor, Vancouver
Your Happiness may depend on it!
No one, at birth, is gifted the handbook of a guaranteed happy life. Formal education, that’s a gift, but how practical is a diploma when your heart is broken for the first time, or when a loved one is lost? If we could, we would all horde happiness, keep a tank full in reserve, but often life seems very committed to bleeding us dry of every last drop of joy. YOLO: Essential Life Hacks for Happiness is a healing cabinet stocked with practical, impactful insights. It’s a how-to on building a strong reinforced foundation of lasting happiness. Author, Vindy Teja is your sage on a journey towards life’s most worthwhile goal: your happiness.
Christopher Kennedy, Author and Podcast Co-Host of Virgin.Beauty.B!tch
Loved this book. It was an easy read, but full of simple techniques to improve life. This is an essential read for any age but I really wish I had read it as a young adult because it offers great tips to change your approach to life. During unsettling times, this book has helped me cope, stay grounded and improve my relationships. Excellent read!
Bal Dhaliwal-Sangha, Social Worker, Vancouver
Chapter 6 and Chapter 12 – sat on my heart as a burgundy thick melted wax stamp.
Mother of 3 youth, Obstetrician/Gynecological Surgeon, mid-forties, mid-divorce.
Finding happiness is mandatory for me at this stage, with the focus towards raising healthy kids, who have a healthy mom. Too often, Ive seen how poor mental health governs the body with physical detriments – a cycle that needs corrected.
Vindy – Congratulations! You have summarized simply, interactively and succinctly, what all of us, regardless of age or stage of life, could grow as our own personal assets.
Page 89, Mantra 7. Let me be me.
If only I had the chance to read this years ago. Yet, there is faith that it’s not too late. Your encouragement, reality-check concepts, reminder of better perspectives, improved vocabulary choices can be applied to home, work, basic social relationships, and even greetings to a stranger in an elevator.
Thank you for summarizing this for so many people. An energetic read, and it will be re-read.
Sonia P., Obstetrician/Gynecological Surgeon, Pennsylvania
Focussed and practical
For those that aren’t interested in self-help books, THIS is for you! With a focused approach, the author hits the key areas to address to live a life that can bring you more happiness and calm. Written concisely, the author approaches the various topics in a direct, understandable and FUNNY way. While each subject is not addressed in great detail, that actually is what will make the book attractive to those who normally shy away from these kinds of books. There are practical suggestions, with exercises to help implement those suggestions, so that you are left feeling like there is something you can actually do that will make a difference.
Jasbir P., Toronto
Life Hacks is an engaging read filled with authentic messages that evoke a range of emotions that inspire the reader to embark on a journey of contemplative introspection. The book explores a variety of topics and does so in a way that is judgement free. This approach allows the reader the space and autonomy to reflect on their own lives and challenges and take from the book what is relevant to them. In essence the book provides a tool to demystify challenges that a reader may be facing and gives them clarity and insight on how they can move forward.
For me personally, the book caused me to shift some of my thinking and perspectives on all scales: from my daily thoughts and actions, to some of my outlooks and approaches. I finished this book having laughed, having cried and with a sense renewed energy. The book is definitely a worthwhile read as it is a good reminder that life is a journey and we are all a sum of our experiences.
Karima Bawa, Vancouver
Upon reading the book, I was impressed at how the conversations, as well as the thoughts and emotions behind them, were captured by Vindy. As an avowed non-reader I found the book kept me engaged both when I read it and long after I had put it down. The book examines a multitude of areas of one’s life by sharing personal experiences sprinkled with affirmations and quotes from those we likely do not know yet their words resonate with us. The hacks in the book offer some questions to ponder and suggestions for what we could do when all the sand we comfortably sunk our head into disappears unexpectedly. I have added the book to the Christmas gift list for my teenage daughter, and my early twenties son.
Larry Beryar, Fraud Investigator & Manager, Vancouver