Born in Moscow, Russia, Elina immigrated with her family to the United States at the age of 14.
Ever since she was a little girl, she knew that her mission in life was to help people. Throughout her childhood and adolescence, she read every book she could find on psychology, human relationships, the pursuit of happiness and fulfillment.
Elina graduated high school at the age of 16 and enrolled at Northwestern University majoring in Psychology and Organizational Behavior.
Since she graduated from Northwestern, Elina has held a number of corporate jobs over the last two decades, mainly in the Information Technology space. Her experience in the corporate world helped her grow as a leader, a trainer and an executive coach by helping people further develop their emotional intelligence skills.
That wealth of knowledge and experience in the corporate world led Elina to focus on the core principles and facets of human behavior and its relationship to emotional intelligence.
The more she studied and learned about the core principles of positive psychology, human motivation theories, child development research and brain science, the more she realized that the earlier people learn emotional intelligence skills, the more fulfilling and meaningful their lives will be.
That is why she created a curriculum for teaching parents positive discipline, conscious parenting and how to build a relationship with their children based on unconditional love and acceptance.
Elina has been a certified life coach since 2013. In addition, she received her certification as a Clinical Hypnotist and a Reiki Master in 2018.
She is currently studying to become a certified Parenting Coach through Jai Institute for Conscious Parenting.
Elina’s passion and her life’s work is to help people reach their full potential and to live extraordinary lives by helping them activate and increase their emotional intelligence skills.
As the founder of Emotionally Intelligent Life, LLC, Elina works with corporate clients and parents one-on-one as well as in group settings. In her work, Elina incorporates the latest research on brain-science, positive psychology, and child development. Employing those proven strategies to teach and coach others is what allows her to be so effective in teaching emotional intelligence strategies and skills.
Elina and her husband are raising their three children between the ages of 12 and 17. Elina and her family live in Columbus, Ohio.
Elina is passionate about learning, traveling the world and teaching people how to overcome obstacles and find beauty and joy in everyday life.