Welcome to Empowered Living. We are a Holistic Hub for all your self-development needs.
You are in a space where change is deeply supported and understood
So you can breathe easy knowing you're in the right place to step in to the reality you've been searching for.
We see the value in bringing holistic coaching and counselling together. Focusing on healing past trauma and connecting patterns with your present, through specialized counselling modalities AND with expansive coaching techniques, exploring ways to shift future behaviours to create the life you're desiring.
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Certified Holistic Life Coach (CHLC)
Certified Holistic Health Coach (CHLC)
Certified Wellness Counsellor (CWC)
Hi - I’m Genieve and I’m honoured to introduce myself as one of your leaders here at Empowered Living. My journey with Empowered Living dates back longer than 2017, when the company was founded. I grew up in Calgary AB and like many I experienced trauma and hardship, I felt out of place, different and never enough. The only moment I felt I belonged was when I was dancing on stage. Throughout my various dance years I grew a deep passion for health and wellness and in 2014 when I suffered the first of several concussions in my life, I realized wellness was about more than just taking care of my physical body. It was about taking care of all of my selves - mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and social. With this sudden pain and identity loss with letting go of my professional dance dreams, I was launched into a long self development journey.
I worked rigorously to implement the tools and techniques necessary to navigate this ever shifting physical experience and my goal was to be most proud of my personal holistic wellness. My exploration eventually guided me into leading others and I set out to obtain my holistic health coaching certification from one of the leading health coaching schools world wide, Health Coach Institute. Once I graduated I founded Empowered Living in 2017 and since then I have been working to expand my skillset as a leader in the wellness industry, so that I’m able to provide my clients with the best care possible. I have now received my holistic life coaching certification and am certified in wellness counselling. I'm informed in trauma, addictions, crisis intervention and non-violent communication. I'm educated in somatic therapy, movement therapy, CBT, DBT and narrative therapy. I'm currently working towards my registered professional counselling diploma, graduating in September of 2021, from highly recognized Rhodes Wellness College.
I have always had an innate curiosity about this human experience and everyone who knows me personally will tell you that I’ve always asked tons of questions about the most random things. This innate curiosity has added to my strength in being able to naturally hold space without judgement, for the depths of what this this life throws our way. I am a proud member of the LGBTQ2IA+ community and my vision is to create a safe, inclusive environment where diversity is seen, accepted and celebrated. Where you are safe to explore yourself and be curious about everything you have been conditioned to believe about this life. And with these expansive awarenesses be given the necessary tools to be able to navigate this reality in a way that is more aligned.
I believe you have the capability of living the life you desire, we all just need a little guidance sometimes and I will continue to work along side many great others in the journey towards normalizing this.
I want to personally welcome you to the Empowered Living community, I look forward to connecting with you soon.
Bachelors of Arts-Psychology (BA)
Certified Holistic Life Coach (CHLC)
Certified Wellness Counsellor (CWC)
Hi!- I’m Lexxus and I’m very happy to introduce myself as one of your leaders here at Empowered living. Genieve and I began working together just over a year ago, and I’m honoured to be a part of such a wonderful team. Through my counselling training at Rhodes Wellness College in Vancouver BC, Genieve and I met and instantly had mutual values and goals for helping humans experience life in a stronger and more empowering way.
My journey with counselling began with years of my own struggles with depression and anxiety. And with this experience I’ve learned that building a reliance on myself when I'm at my lowest is truly the most consistent and useful tools I’ve strengthened. It important to have a strong support system and the power to overcome the troughs in life and this evolves from the idea that we are responsible for our own growth and happiness.
In my initial search for more understanding of how I could create a better life for myself, I stepped into pursue teaching. I love the idea of being able to influence humans into feeling capable and confident. As my studies shifted into a degree in Psychology, the need to support other humans in their struggle(s) grew. I’m curious about why we go through normal up’s and down’s, and what really provokes our “rutts” in life. After years of studying the cognitive, biological and social areas of mental health, I find my most valuable lessons come from experience and reflection of my own life journey. Now, I am at a place where I can support others’s in a way I wish I had in my own experience and I’m grateful to have the opportunity to work in a field that is growth oriented and empowers humans.
I work daily on my own holistic wellness, so I can show up fully for you! My constant curiosity of people’s story and holding space for it all has lead me to a career as a Holistic Life Coach. I have graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree: Major in Psychology from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver BC, I am trained wellness counselling, trauma and addictions informed, crisis intervention and non-violent communication informed, educated in CBT, DBT, Narrative Therapy and Somatic Therapy. I am currently working towards my full designation within my registered counselling diploma with Rhodes Wellness College and will fully graduate September 2021.
Outside of my professional work, I am a lover of the outdoors and find a lot of my own self care comes from being in the fresh air. You can find me cooking something super delicious or enjoying a massive charcuterie board and I have the biggest travel bug, especially for anywhere tropical. Culture, food and people are all my favourite things!
I am looking forward to connecting with you and walk along side of you in your journey.
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Empowered Living is proud to provide a safe and inclusive environment. We remain open to growing and learning from diverse cultures and unique backgrounds. We see diversity and celebrate it!
Empowered Living would like to acknowledge we are healing and practicing in the City of Vancouver and it’s on the traditional territories of three Local First Nations: The Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Territories. These three First Nations are part of a larger cultural group called the Coast Salish. They have a special spiritual, cultural, and economic connection to this land it goes back thousands of years. Here is an excellent reference for deeper understanding and various other resources are provided throughout - First Peoples - A Guide For Newcomers - Published by The City of Vancouver
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Disclaimer: Holistic Life Coaches and Counsellors at Empowered Living help you to achieve
life-enhancing behaviour change through specialized holistic coaching and counselling modalities. They do not diagnose, assess or treat disease, prescribe medication, or perform the functions of a general practitioner. Please consult your doctor with any concerns; we are happy and open to working with your physician’s guidance to best support your wellbeing.
Rebecca Reinhart - The Unintentional Pornstar
I had the pleasure of being a guest on one of my favourite humans podcast. Read below in her words a little of the juiciness we dive in to. Thank you Rebecca for having me on The Unintentional Pornstar - G
"Process is a lifelong journey. 'What It Is To Be Human' is an in depth discussion with my life coach and counsellor Genieve with @empoweredlivingtoday . The universe is telling me this is an IMPORTANT episode. Genieve's mind is so expansive and caring. Her and I speak about the many multitudes of topics around self development. We open up the depths of what my journey has looked like to her - and how we can all integrate such practices into our own lives... Process is calling you at all
times. I hope we continue to choose to listen. "Lean into the process no matter how uncomfortable it is" - Genieve.. This episode makes me speechless and I am not holding back my awe and excitement in this description. Tune in and gather any and all you wish. I love Genieve with all my heart, and her voice and insight blows me away. Mic drop. With so much love,"
DISCLAIMER: These are personal opinions included within the podcast. This is a very relaxed and candid conversation around the self-development process. *This is based off personal opinions, events & beliefs.
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Canadian charity that educates, mentors, energizes and connects women entrepreneurs to be wildly successful.
https://qmunity.ca - Qmunity - is what happens when queer, trans, and Two-Spirit folks looking for a sense of community come together to meet, guide, and support each other. Qmunity offers a number of resources including access to counselling and support groups for members of the LGBTQ2IA+ community. Local to Vancouver.
https://blackwomenconnectvancouver.com - Black Women Connect Vancouver is a collective of women who come together to inspire, empower, leverage our strengths and embrace our diverse experiences. It’s a community where we can build meaningful relationships, and celebrate the beauty of black womanhood.
http://www.2spirits.com - Our mission is to create a place where Two Spirited people and Aborignal people living with HIV/AIDS can grow and learn together as a community, fostering a positive self-sufficient image, honouring our past and buidling a future.