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Still I Rise: How Life Coach Zelda Volkov Overcame Her Depression

She knows what it’s like to kiss death on the lips. She understands what it’s like to want to end it all. She has been to the deepest pits of depression but has managed to crawl out of it and rise to become one of the most inspiring new life coaches. Zelda Volkov firmly believes that if she can rise out of her depression, so can anyone.

Zelda Volkov is a single mom trying to live her best life with her three gorgeous girls. Every morning that she wakes up, she practices gratitude and grace. She and her ex-husband enjoy an amicable relationship and co-parent beautifully. She gets to work at her dream job, meet incredible people, and travel everywhere in the world. Today, she gets to live life on her terms because she manifests her dreams every single day. But it hasn’t always been like this for her.

Zelda grew up in the heart of Brooklyn, to a very sheltered ultra-Orthodox home to very devoted Russian immigrant parents. Her parents did everything they could to provide for her. But in the blink of an eye, she was suddenly 19 and wrapped up in a loveless marriage. Her world as she knew it was complete when she had her first daughter at 20.

Seven years later, she was a divorced mother of three with a growing business that she established in 2013, Zeldahair. Nothing made sense to her; she had no clue who she was or what she wanted. She was only 27 but was staring at the world with so much anger. All she had ever known was how to be an obedient daughter, devoted wife, and loving mother. She suffered the inexplicable urge to run away from her responsibilities and her children, whom she once considered her only world.

Her business used to be her precious muse, but she couldn’t muster up the courage to give it any attention. She was consumed with toxic relationships, partying, sleeping, eating, and drinking on repeat. She started to convince herself that this was freedom, that it was liberation. But in reality, she was enslaved entirely to her misery. And she would try to escape from the pain with instant gratifying pleasure—anything to escape the grim reality she had created. She was hurting, and she couldn’t face it. She had completely lost track of her power, life, light, and blessings.

Somehow, she pulled herself together. Through many years of therapy, learning, researching, analyzing, soul searching, and traveling, she discovered and created P.R.O.M.I.S.E. This was her saving grace, the gift to her soul. P.R.O.M.I.S.E. is her coaching methodology, which helps people create success in just six weeks.

P.R.O.M.I.S.E. is specially made for women who struggle to find purpose after a traumatizing experience and are experiencing fear, shame, guilt, anxiety, and depression.

Through her life coaching program, she encourages and pushes women to break through their old habits and conditioning and crippling beliefs. P.R.O.M.I.S.E is a method that is both belief- and behavior-based. It addresses the skill set as well as the mindset. Through the program, women can discover who they really are and attain the chutzpah it requires to live it.

Zelda is also a passionate podcaster. She runs the Oh My God podcast, a space where she has honest and raw conversations with trailblazing entrepreneurs about their struggles as human beings first and industry leaders second. Her discussions leave the listeners with actionable techniques and takeaways that they can implement into their lives immediately. The podcast can be streamed on Apple and Spotify.

Currently, Zelda is working on creating a quarterly international self-development festival with the world’s best speakers, workshop organizers, DJs, and instructors. She aims to create a space that will connect people with their purpose, powers, and their peers and empower everyone to transform and elevate their lives.Learn more about Zelda Volkov on her website and Instagram.

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