I have firsthand experience of what it means to receive a life changing medical diagnosis, live with a chronic illness, become a caregiver and shift from surviving to thriving.
Over the years I became frustrated seeing people follow advice, and teachings that did not serve them simply because they felt desperation and loneliness.
I had to do something, so I created the Medical Coaching and Caregiver Coaching models and started coaching people on creating their own resilience blueprint.
I had to change the way I saw myself. I decided to learn everything about my medical condition and my life. I left no stone unturned looking for answers, perspectives, tools and skills. I used everything I learned and created a resilience plan for myself.
After becoming a professional life coach I created the Medical Coaching model because I didn’t feel the existing coaching systems were offering my clients what they needed. To help more people like my clients I knew I needed to teach more coaches to do what I did so I founded MCI – the Medical Coaching Institute and started teaching coaches to become Medical Coaches and Caregiver Coaches.
From the Jungles of West Africa to Coaching…
I am the oldest daughter of two very adventurous people. When I was a year old we traveled to the jungles of West Africa. After living in Liberia for 7 years, we returned to Israel where I finished school and joined the army.
In 1996 I was in college; I was newlywed and had just started a new business . That year I was also diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) and given two years to live. As I was trying to come to terms with this new reality, three things became clear to me. First, I was the only person who could make sense of what happened. Second, as terrifying as it was, I knew I was able to take it on. Third, I understood there was a reason why this happened.
"Shiri Ben-Arzi is an extraordinary human being. I say this because she walks her talk, trusts her messages, and honors her spiritual DNA! She believes certain things and then tries them out on herself and experiments to see if they really work.
- Chérie Carter-Scott, Ph.D. MCC, the "Mother of Coaching" since 1974
I am a student by nature, and I never stop seeking new knowledge and tools.
I bring with me knowledge in multi disciplines of coaching such as: life coaching, Medical Coaching, Caregiver Coaching, Health & Wellness coaching, ADHD Coaching, Embodiment Coaching and Group Coaching.
In addition, I am a certified Grief Educator, META-MEDICINE Master Practitioner, Timeline Therapy master Practitioner, ACE (Advanced Clearing Energetics) Master Practitioner.
Over the years I realized that even though no two coaching clients are the same and there is no “one size fits all” there are a few guiding principles that help people identify and create their unique and authentic roadmap to wellness.
Having the experience that comes with coaching over 5000 clients and versatile and comprehensive professional toolbox allows me the ability to see the person beyond the circumstances and identify their unique needs and path towards wellness.
Now I'm here to do the same for you and help you discover your unique Resilience Blueprint.