Tajana Velikinac, an empowerment coach, is passionate about supporting people on their journey. With her knowledge, experiences and intuition, she already helps many people overcome different challenges, like divorce, career, self-esteem, confidence, motivation, relationship, decisions and much more. Her main goal is to teach others more about awareness and self-love.
What were your initial years of growing up like? Tell us about your life before starting your corporate journey/venture/initiative.
I was always interested in psychology and personal development but in the last 7 years, I started with my journey. I found myself in quite an unpleasant situation without motivation, no dreams, no job, overthinking, low self-esteem, and negative thoughts etc. All things or hobbies that I loved doing before I stopped, listening to lots of music, reading books, educating myself. It was time for me to make some changes as I didn’t recognise myself anymore and was lost. I attended workshops for personal development, training and courses, and read lots of books all in a way to understand the philosophy of life. After some time and talking with lots of people, I started to be aware of my skills and desire to help and support people. The day when my journey started.
Every industry that is now a large-scale, top-notch business once started as a small idea in the minds of entrepreneurs. What was that idea or motivation that made you start your business /initiative? What motivated you within to say YES, go for it!”
My life and challenges motivate me in a way that if I could transform my life in a more positive way, learn how to forgive others and myself, love and accept myself as I am, have more positive thoughts, and leave all that not serving me anymore, then I definitely can be a good example and hopefully shortcut for someone’s journey. Not all challenges are easy to overcome by understanding that I can easily understand other people and be supportive.
Tell us something about your initiative or current role. What is it about, and what impact are you trying to make?
I work as a personal coach/ mentor. Helping and supporting people in their challenges like relationships, career, awareness, self-love, decision-making, stress management, etc. All my work is a mix of teaching, self-help methods, and real-life experience. My desire is to bring to this world more awareness, love and understanding.
Your journey and your vision are very inspiring, but are there any achievements or accomplishments you would like to mention?
Once when you start with personal development that never ends. I have so much to celebrate. From transforming my life to becoming independent and constant education. But before all of this that I mention, I am most proud of being a mother.
Would you like to share with our young budding women entrepreneurs the change you would like to see in the world if given an opportunity?
Absolutely! I am always going that extra mile and feel great when I can share some useful tips and advice.
Women are a growing force in the workplaces worldwide, standing shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts. There are cracks in glass ceilings everywhere, with many women breaking through to carve out a space right at the top of the pyramid. What are your thoughts about women leadership today?
I believe everyone who has leadership skills and talent has to be in the place where they belong.
What would you want to say to our young women leaders/audience reading this?
Don’t take fear to keep you in a place where you are unsatisfied. Sometimes best success comes when we take baby steps. Not only in our careers but also in relationships and any other part of our life, when we build something with love and patience, we build stability and long-term success. The most important thing is to have faith in yourself and the process of life, do your part, and be patient.