KELERA Kotobalavu is back home to promote two workshops she will be holding next month.
The workshops, to be held in Suva on the 16th and in Nadi on the 17th are to help women in the area of personal development.
The Yasawa native, who has maternal connections to Kadavu has been in Sydney, Australia for the past 17 years.
Kelera says the two workshops, which will have a registration fee of $68, will be the same. The rest of the information will be posted on Facebook in a few days.
The former Suva Grammar School student says, those who attend the two sessions with an open mind will acquire "strategies to allow them to have an extraordinary life". But first of all, women will have to know who they really are.
Kelera says this is not limited to the spiritual aspect of life, as she strives for a balance between the spiritual, mental, emotional and the physical.
She is of the firm belief that we are all on this earth to achieve a specific purpose which no one else can do. To do this, Kelera says one has to connect with the greatness within.
She said for this to happen, a conscious choice has to happen.
When asked why she was focusing on women, she says they are "her calling". "Women are easier to speak with. There is a "gem in sharing" which women are very good at (sharing)."
Some don't share for various reasons. We are self-centred, think no one wants to know and so on.
Yet we all have experiences, we all have gone through hard times and through sharing are able to solve problems, help others and ourselves grow.
She said that when she transformed her life, she, as a result, transformed her marriage.
Kelera says, some women focus on wanting to change their husbands.
Yet it is only when they begin to understand, communicate better, how and why men do things, there will be a marriage that has always been "dreamt of".
The Sydneysider says this will only happen with the realisation that change begins with oneself.
When asked if she had encountered problems with that line of thinking, Kelera responds, the best place to start change is from within. Once a person has changed, seeing the positive in her is a start, to seeing the positive in others, husbands included.
Kelera has been involved in motivational speaking for a year or so, but two years as a life coach.
She says a life coach is someone who guides, supports and cheers for someone through asking questions. It is when one answers these questions and realises it is coming from within that "amazing" things happen. If they so choose.