About – Professional Life Coach & Transformational Embodiment Facilitator

Coaching – Embodiment – Mentoring

About Me

Life Altering Personal Experience

A couple of years into my marriage (28 years and counting), I communicated to my husband that I intended to care for my mother in our home when she could no longer care for herself.

It was without hesitation that I took a career break to tend to her when the time arrived.

Being the primary caregiver for my beloved mother through the end of her life’s journey was for me a life-altering experience.

I feel blessed and honored to have been able to step forward and follow through with the heart felt calling I registered in my soul so long ago.

Personal Development Journey

When it was time to re-engage professionally, I knew I wanted to be my own boss and serve and engage with people directly in more meaningful and impactful ways.

I became a licensed insurance agent and financial specialist; I guide clients on their quest for financial stability and freedom.

As I immersed myself in this financial endeavor, a pressing question emerged. Should I also pursue a professional coaching certification?

The thing is, after I started on the financial path, I could not shake off the idea that I had to access a professional coach certification program that crossed my path. I felt it aligned with the important work I was already preparing to do, and with my desire to positively impact others. It really really spoke to me, and I couldn’t not listen.

This is how I arrived here.

I completed the comprehensive ICF-accredited professional life coach certification program.

It equipped me with powerful coaching tools and modalities to facilitate growth and lasting transformations in all facets of being: mental, physical, energetic, emotional, and spiritual.

This program helped me break through some barriers of my own, and at the same time prepared me to help do the same for others.

My Invitation to You

I feel privileged and humbled to have emerged from this personal development journey better prepared to serve. I can now carry out work that empowers individuals looking for guidance to open new paths toward their personal, professional, and or financial futures.

Consider the following:

  1. Are you ready to begin a new chapter in your life?
  2. Are you ready to invest in yourself and in your future?

I invite you to work with me; I invite you to InviteProgress.

Professional Landscape

Mirna’s Professional Background

  • administration & supervision – areas: operations, human resources, project management, marketing, provider relations – in medical service organizations
  • education – active certifications: business (6-12), family & consumer science (6-12), elementary/bilingual (1-6)
  • purchasing/contracts – public school district.
  • other roles: case management – refugee resettlement | research assistance – research university, public health | product management – disposable respiratory products manufacturer | management assistance – fast-food restaurant | small business ownership – retail
  • active volunteer member – local city government advisory board.
  • volunteer ambassador, active member – local chamber of commerce
  • active licensed insurance professional – guide clients to clarify goals & identify financial strategies that align with how they want to navigate their financial journey, fill any desired life/pre-need insurance needs.
  • active professional life coach and transformational embodiment facilitator, mentor – facilitate growth and lasting transformation in alignment with who clients want to be and and with what they want to achieve.

Are you looking to fill a unique coaching, training, or consulting need?

More About Me

Language Barriers

I was born in the U.S., however, I grew up in Mexico through age 10. With little confidence in my language skills is how I found myself a couple of years after graduating high school.

Despite my insecurities, I enrolled at the local university. I lived with my parents and worked full-time while attending school on a part-time basis.

My parents lacked the skills to navigate the financial aid process. Because the process was complicated for me too, I used my own income to pay for tuition and contributed to the household to the extent that I could.

Other Obstacles

It took me 6 years to complete 2 years of university course work, and then I stopped taking classes. l got married and 5 years passed before I returned to school.

I had stopped attending because I still felt apprehension around my language skills. The issue intensified in English composition class. Repeatedly, I registered for the course. Sometimes I would ‘drop’ it and other times I stopped going, and failed.

I couldn’t move forward with my degree plan without this class –I let writing anxiety derail me.


I was determined to go back, but when I was ready to tackle my writing insecurities, I encountered resistance at home.

I persisted and total resistance became partial resistance.

Partial resistance meant going to school part-time. “Nope, I want to go full-time”.

Eventually, I stopped worrying about the resistance.

One afternoon, I came home after work and announced that I had quit my job and that I was enrolling in school.

I felt no resistance. There was no resistance!

The following day I submitted a resignation notice to my employer and proceeded to enroll as a full-time student in the academic semester that was soon to start.

Within 20 months I completed the remaining 75 hours required toward a bachelor’s in business administration.

My daughter was 5 years old when I started, and I was able to complete the degree with my husband’s full support.

It didn’t feel like a bachelor’s degree had made up for the lost time. A year later I enrolled in a master’s program in educational psychology while also teaching, which was a program requirement.


Before the degrees I didn’t leave jobs often, but at times I had to when the lack of challenge became suffocating or when the work and 0r the environment were not the extension of the life I wanted to live.

Th0se soul-searching experiences were for me, the motivators that strongly fueled my determination to pursue higher education.

Post college I continued to make an effort to navigate my professional life in a ways that aligned with my values and my wellbeing.

I took advantage of job transitions to pursue varied work experiences. This urge to keep pursuing new things resulted in the unavoidable requirement to navigate a great deal of change.

And you may be wondering why I share this lengthy story with you??

One reason I share it is because I believe many people underestimate the transferability of their skill sets. Either you or others place you in a box that makes you doubt in your ability to pivot.

Another reason I shared it is because if you are someone who is contemplating a change in your life, you don’t have to feel nervous, afraid or insecure. You also don’t have to feel that there is a ‘right’ time or that the ‘right’ time has gone past you. These are all internal barriers that we ultimately impose on ourselves. These barriers are not permanent. You are more than capable of taking the next step!

You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high...”

E.O. Wilson


Through my professional journey, an important priority has been, and is now more than ever, to provide quality and valuable contributions to and through the work that I do.

I am grateful for my breakthroughs, my struggles, and my setbacks.

As a professional coach, they give me the inspiration and motivation to guide my clients to:

  • tap into their potential
  • believe that they can achieve a lot more than they know
  • strengthen their resolve to passionately follow their dreams
  • Are you ready to uncover your potential or take it to the next level?
  • Would you like to navigate a career transition, a new educational journey, or a meaningful change that you have been contemplating?

It’s your time! I invite you to work with me; I invite you to InviteProgress.

Why take action today?

The ripples caused by the action you take today, will be the waves of success you ride tomorrow.