"I want to live in a world where people spend less time worrying and more time enjoying their life. Where people who experience violence or injustice receive the tools to heal. Where people dare to have fun and be silly, even when there are no kids around." - Joy

I am a life coach and a multicultural, lesbian mom with great love and respect for misfits and rule breakers, who expect the best for themselves and the world.

I started coaching because I love seeing people thrive. For me its the best job in the world to inspire others to follow their dreams & to actually create and live a life they want to live.

About me and coaching

I am seeking happiness and ways to thrive with family, entrepreneurship, community and travel. I believe in deliberate creation, I love turning ideas into action, and following unconventional paths.

As a migrant, an activist and a lesbian mother of multilingual children I was able to make experiences that let me reflect upon topics from quite a unique perspective. I know what it means to experience violence and discrimination. I have been there. And I know what it means to have fun, to be in love, to enjoy your work, and to embrace the challenges and opportunities that we all face daily. That is how I live life today.

It can take some time to embrace the idea, that – no matter what you have experienced or are faced with on a daily basis – you have the power to feel good, let go, enjoy your life and evolve in unforseen ways.

I have learned this through my own journey of making experiences, being in therapy, having great mentors, continuous education, and practicing deliberate creation. It doesn’t need to take you years, yet it requires some practice. I passionately empower others to find their own easy path to a self determined life.

I have an M.A. in Gender Studies and an M.A. Education and eight years of experience as a counsellor for women, non-binary and trans* people who have experienced violence or discrimination. I started my own Coaching practice in 2012, with a focus on one-on-one coaching over the phone or online.
I trained as a Law of Attraction Coach under Jeannete Maw and Lisa M. Hayes at the Good Vibe Coach Academy.
Since 2021 I am an Academic Mentor Coach at the Coach Training Program “The Coaching Guild”.
In 2022 I completed a training in Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy at the Embody Lab.

When my kids were 2&4 years old my wife and I decided to take them on long term travels. We lived and travelled in different parts of the world for two years – mainly accross South East Asia, USA, Portugal and Costa Rica. With Berlin as our homebase, we spent a pandemic year in Portugal, as well as traveling to Mexico and the UK.

If you want some insight into how I made my dreams my reality read this.

I really look forward to meeting you! Please get in touch with me, here.

Best Wishes,
Joy Zalzala-Soyka

P.S. I am fluent in German and English.