As a wife, mother, friend, coach and business woman, I have experienced the highest joys of happiness and the lowest pains of loss. My purpose and passion is to use the experiences of my journey to help others embrace their own. All people start from the same place of being whole when we are born. Most of our lives we strive to find our way back to feeling whole. Life is about this journey: the journey of removing the blocks preventing us from having peace, love and success. Whatever your priorities are – family, relationships, spirituality, professional or financial – I am invested in helping you achieve personal satisfaction and balance.
Growing up in Los Angeles, my life has been strengthened by the diversity of the connections I’ve made. My parents are life-long political activists and their commitment to equality and justice for all exposed me to diverse cultures, religions, languages and socioeconomic backgrounds. Understanding this, I carried this thread throughout my educational journey by studying inter-group conflict and the social costs of prejudice in undergrad at UCLA where I received a B.A. in Sociology and World Arts and Cultures.
I later focused on civil rights law and women’s legal rights in pursuit of my J.D. from the People’s College of Law. After working to promote equal access to public recreation services, I attended the Community Counselor Program at the Southern California Counseling Center where I learned techniques to help people face their struggles as a result of poverty and abuse. Through this journey, I affirmed my purpose in life—to advocate for empowerment through self-exploration.— Celia Ward-Wallace