from our founders (Chris + Karuna)
AVVI is our passion. It's the product of both of us, individually, as friends and colleagues, creating our new lives.
We are on the journey. We both have 20+ years leading, coaching, and problem-solving in the business world. We have lead the transformation of culture in entire organizations. We have guided executives to shift thinking and increase their effectiveness, tenfold. We have coached leaders as they change their lives through new choices and behavior. Now we bring that to AVVI in a very focused and special way.
Meet The Coaches
I have spent my life learning to be a powerful woman in a crazy, upside-down world. The easy part was coaching corporate leaders and aligning global teams. The hard part was learning how to be a strong woman, a role model for my children, a connected sister, and a healed heroine who owns her full power and gifts. I’m still working on the latter.
My coaching and facilitation are designed to help you find a balance in how you live, moving away from an imbalanced distorted and limited approaches to life and work, and creating a path that is aligned with your true self, highly fulfilling and in flow.
For some, that means redefining what you do for work. For others, it means releasing old patterns and moving toward new connections and relationships. For those who are ready, it means clarifying purpose and values, and redefining identity, and pushing into the next chapter of life.
If you are interested in my professional qualifications, experience, etc. connect with me on LinkedIn.
After two decades wholly immersed in the corporate world (can you say ‘workaholic’?), I exited the executive rat race and my impressive career in corporate tech and engineering to take a break. I had find balance in my left-brain dominated life. I was ready for change. I parachuted into a world where I could invite my right-brain in; it hadn't been completely obsolete over the previous 20 years - just waiting to be engaged to its fullest.
Over the past seven years, I have reached back to my Indian heritage & upbringing to explore the intuitive and healing arts. I’ve become fluent in modalities such as energy work, Reiki, meditation, and the art of silence, and recently sound and tonal healing. Now as a coach, I blend my passion for healing modalities and business savvy which allows 100% of my brain to show up in each encounter.
Coach, Energy & Sound Healer
As a recovering 'overachiever', having spent most of my adult life navigating federal policy & campaign strategy, I now prioritize personal authenticity and acceptance as a practice. A nearly fifteen-year career in Conservation and Social-Justice Politics prepared me for the interesting sharp turn I took into my own personal and generational trauma healing.
In 2018, I turned my life and conceptions upside down; left my promising career track, moved continents, and found pieces of myself that I didn't know were missing and a strength coupled with the peace that feels a whole lot like straight-up joy. It was hard. Now, I am openly embracing all that I still have yet to learn - but I found some incredible tools along the way and am excited to share them with you.
My goal has always been to bring out the best in their people. I help individuals discover the potential and change that awaits, by guiding them to deep truth and a desired path.
I bring 25 plus years as a Human Resource executive and consultant into a new form to serve as a coach at AVVI. Helping people create and manage change with tools and deep guidance to make meaningful decisions, helps me help you and activate my passions.
As an avid connector, I have an intuitive gift in recognizing patterns within people and the situations they find themselves engaged in. I use this gift to help you do the deeply honest work we can do in our client—coach connected relationship. The depth we explore brings you to realize what truly works for you and why it works and resonates. Your “why” becomes your personal tool, your touchpoint, your own check and balance system to measure your decisions and achievements against, on the road to your personal success.
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I'm a creative soul, animal lover, wave-chaser and waterfall locator, my adventurous spirit knows no bounds. Just like many of us these days, I wear a lot of hats. From mom to dog-mom to Mission Control for ARIA Consulting and AVVI (and everything in between), no day is ever the same.
I thrive on crafting out-of-the-box solutions in my personal and professional life. I am self-taught with multiple talents and I enjoy being able to utilize them all to help improve the lives of those in my tribe. My passion for creating and discovering beauty has led me on many different paths, and with each new experience I fall more and more in love with the creative process.
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I’m an independent and creative person always looking for my next adventure. As an anthropology major about to graduate from Fordham University, I’ve explored many different disciplines and worked in many roles. Throughout the past year, I’ve studied abroad in Italy, traveled the world, become a New York State Certified EMT, and even gone skydiving.
I’m constantly looking for new ways to learn and explore, whether it be in school, in work, or in life. I’m very passionate about exploring the outdoors and connecting with animals wherever I go. I love diving into new passion projects, learning new languages, and developing new random obsessions (currently, frogs!). Working at AVVI has allowed me to expand my writing, design, marketing, and AI skills, and I can’t wait to see what’s next.