Transforming challenges into growth
My mission is to empower transformation with compassion.
Hello! I am GerlieMa Lee.
I’ve lived and studied in the Philippines, Hong Kong, Canada, the US, and Vietnam.
Living apart from my parents as an infant and moving to different countries as a child was a challenging experience for me. My bodyweight dropped a lot, as did my self-image and sense of self-worth.
In the mid-1990s, I had a successful career working at a US Fortune 500 Company and a comfortable lifestyle, vacationing at nice resorts, shopping, and hanging out in cool places with friends. However, deep inside, I felt shame, depressed, and anxious with a low self-image and self-esteem.
In search of joy and true happiness, I embarked on my personal development journey.
What started as a great challenge turned out to be an opportunity to learn, heal, and grow.
I learned from spiritual teachers, healers, mystics, and human potential leaders and travelled in different parts of the world to look for answers, for the truth of what it means to live a joyful, meaningful, purpose-filled life.
I spent my days working very hard at my job and most of my evenings and weekends attending workshops and meditation sessions.
I met Eckhart Tolle, who was my first spiritual teacher at a retreat in Hong Kong.
I attended Deepak Chopra's retreat in the US in 2003. He introduced me to Ayurveda, which is India's ancient science of life.
I've sat under the Bodhi tree and attended His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teachings along with over 10,000 monks, nuns and laypeople in Bodhgaya, where the Buddha achieved enlightenment.
Participating in Thich Nhat Hanh’s summer retreat in Plum Village, France, I was in awe with the experience of practicing mindful walking with this great master.
I learned that in order to love others fully, we must know how to love myself. When I realized that joy and true happiness comes from within us, my inner work practice deepened.
In 2013, I followed an inner calling to guide people on their personal and spiritual development journey. I went back to school and earned a master's degree in Transpersonal Psychology, and I started coaching and facilitating creative expressions to individuals and small groups.
Today, I am living my dreams, helping people to discover and realize their true passion- what they truly want in their life, to accept themselves, and to respond skillfully to life challenges, so that they can realize their potential. This brings me joy, meaning, and fulfillment!
I believe that we are born on earth for a reason, and that we have an inherent desire to heal and grow.
I learned that in order to achieve our full potential, we must train our mind, listen to our heart, and connect to our higher Self.
Here’s how I can help you with that.
I am a guide on your life journey.
When working with people, I emphasize being compassionate and fully present with them, and maintaining confidentiality. I meet them where they are, and I honor their unfolding process.
What people love most about me is my calm presence and compassionate heart.
In 2016, I created the “Awareness, Creativity, and Transformation” (ACT) Program while studying a master’s program in Transpersonal Psychology. It's a heart-centered transformational process for personal and spiritual development.
I have over two decades of daily meditation experience, and I'm a qualified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, having been certified by the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California at Berkeley.
I also completed an advance Train the Trainer Program under direct mentorship of Jack Canfield, America's #1 Success Coach and co-author The Success Principles. Jack introduced me to proven strategies and tools for discovering and realizing our true passions and maximizing our human potential.
I combine western transpersonal psychology with eastern ancient wisdom teaching in my work as a life coach.
Why I Do What I Do…
My life purpose is to inspire and empower people to achieve their full potential with love and compassion for the highest good of all concerned.
My vision is a world where highly aware people are inspired to believe in themselves and their abilities, and empowered to realize their dreams and live their best version.
My deepest passion is to help people embrace their beauty and realize their true worth, to develop heart-centered relationships with themselves and others, and to cultivate compassion and mindful awareness so that they can create a joyful and fulfilled life.
I am immensely grateful for the knowledge, wisdom, and love that I've received from my teachers, healers and thought leaders from different parts of the world!
Live your passions,
Love yourself, and
Light up the world
with your loving presence!