We are delighted to welcome Rachel Kove to Divine Magazine. Rachel is the CEO and co-founder of Transformational Solutions — a Los Angeles-based, trauma-informed life coaching company that helps provide people with sustainable solutions to self-destructive habits and to ultimately find their true purpose.
For over a decade, Rachel has worked in the field of mental health, substance abuse, and personal development. She holds a firm belief that disconnection, trauma, and pain are at the root of all addictions and that finding consciousness is the key to starting over. Rachel has overcome various addictions herself through spiritual practices and a number of therapeutic modalities that helped her wake up to her power within.
Rachel has worked one-on-one as well as in a group setting with thousands of individuals struggling with various addictions, grief, relationships, eating disorders, self-harm, and broken family systems. She strives to help people restore who they were before the trauma, pain, and negative belief systems subconsciously impacted their nervous system. From her personal and professional experience, Rachel sees that all self-destructive behaviors are derivative of a need to escape the unconscious, emotional pain that lives in the body. As an entrepreneur, she is especially passionate about breaking the stigma around recovery and shifting to a positive paradigm in the mainstream.
Rachel is the co-author of “The Mountain Method,” an actionable workbook that helps readers identify true goals, set new ones, and become situated in a position where they are self-accountable and proud of their progress and aspirations.
Getting to know Rachel
If you were talking to a younger version of you, what advice would you give yourself?
I would tell her that she doesn’t need to change who she is to make anyone happy. That her pain will turn into joy. That her emotions and her vulnerability are her greatest gift. That this too shall pass and to never let people’s unconsciousness dim your light.
What do you think the greatest invention has been?
You know, I was watching THIS IS US recently, and they talked about the man who was one of the inventors of being able to video people through screens, like FaceTime. To be able to see people visually through a screen, especially right now is really important to me, so I would have to say that is one of the greatest inventions.
What makes you nostalgic?
When I am holding my son, I always imagine holding him in my arms when he was a little baby.
If you could learn any language fluently what would it be?
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Spanish and French.
What was the last TV series you watched on TV?
Ginny and Georgia. I loved it!
If you had a magic wand, what would you change in the world?
How people deal with their unconscious pain.
Do you have a motto or a mantra you apply to either work, life, or both.
One of my greatest mentors once said to me, “Rachel, get comfortable being uncomfortable.” It’s one of the most important things I have ever been told. I apply this to any life or work situation that feels overwhelming or challenging. Most people self destruct or self sabotage when it gets uncomfortable and go back to their comfort zones. I have learned to build the skills to walk through the discomfort and use the discomfort as motivation.
How do you cope with stress?
I have amazing self-care routines. I meditate all the time, journal, and take care of my mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health. I take care of myself before anyone else. I embrace that stress is a part of life. And usually, when I am taking care of myself, the stress is not as intense because how I respond to things is different.
What motivates you?
I have so many motivations! It’s hard to pick just one! I am deeply motivated by human connection. I am very grateful to do the work I get to do with people because I get to see true transformation. Watching people overcome their emotional pain is a gift. Seeing them turn their pain into empowerment is what motivates me.
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