Jarka Kunova is a transformational life and business coach, business mentor, writer and speaker. She works with professionals and entrepreneurs seeking serious sustainable change in their careers and businesses. Known for her capacity to inspire, encourage and deeply connect, Jarka takes people and businesses to the core of their purpose and supports them with the formulation of meaningful strategies.
Describe yourself in one sentence.
A wholehearted compassionate freedom seeker who is a sucker for a good conversation, soulful connections and travel.
What is your mission or purpose in this life?
To connect with others and add value to their lives. I believe we are all connected on some level and deeply desire to be heard and understood. As a Life Coach and Mentor I feel blessed to be able to connect with truth seekers and risk takers who are ready to set some meaningful goals and connect to their inner truth. It takes courage to pursue what feels good but once you do, it is liberating and rewarding.
When do you feel the most like yourself?
When I am connecting with like minded women who are not giving me a 'blank stare' when I tell them I am a Life Coach. Sometimes I think it's like a 'secret women's society' that I tapped into where I don't have to explain myself over and over again and it feels sooooo good. I love my soul sisters.
Can you share with us a moment that changed your life?
After uni, I filled out an application into a program that literally funded a full year of living, studying and having fun in America. I barely spoke English back then and I thought no way I am going to get this and guess what? I did. It was like winning a lottery as my entire experience was paid for and I was given a very privileged lifestyle for doing very little in return. It was also a very steep learning curve for a small town girl from Eastern Europe. I met some incredible people, had access to amazing resources and learned more in a year than I have in a decade. It was also a pivotal year for me that catapulted my desire to move to Australia at a later stage.
When do you feel the most feminine?
When I am connecting with other women. I am still in the phase of learning to embrace my divine feminine all over again after more than a decade of soul sucking corporate ventures and masculine dominance. Being able to show some vulnerability and relate to someone from that deeply personal space is when I feel like I am tapping into my true feminine.
How do you define success?
It's an interesting question. The word success means different things to different people but for me success is freedom. Living an abundant life where I am free to choose whatever I want.
Define a wild woman.
A free spirit. Someone who isn't afraid from pursuing what feels good. Someone who takes risks and jumps head first into adventure.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
Literally, the thought of knowing that meditation is my first activity for the day. I am a huge advocate of mindfulness and meditation forms an essential part of my every day. It sets the tone for the day and it provides me with the clarity of mind that supports my decision making and creativity.
Figuratively, coaching, mentoring, writing and sharing my message with others lights me up. Not one day is the same in my world, which is exactly how I like it.
How do you find balance in your life?
Self care is important to me. I love reading books, listening to podcasts and I practice yoga almost every day. In summer time, I like going for a swim in the ocean. I adore my friends and spend a lot of time with them. Even though I miss my family I try Skyping with them at least once every fortnight (they live in Europe).
It can get pretty challenging at times to 'switch off' but I believe it's really important to do for our own well being. Travel is my therapy - I love exploring this beautiful globe but am also very fond of mini getaways in and around of Sydney.
If could tell all women just one thing, what would it be?
Stop doubting yourself and do the work that enables you to fully express your inner creative genius. You are enough and brilliance is within you. Go forth and express it in a form that feels authentically you!
You can find more about Jarka and download her beautiful ebook right here.