The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough on folks around the world and here in Los Angeles, where restaurants, the entertainment industry and lots of other industries got put on pause for much longer than the rest of the country. But as we finally are starting to get through it all, even with Delta coming our way, one woman has been helping thousands here thrive and find new ways forward.
Maya Comerota is an international speaker, consultant, coach, visionary entrepreneur and intuitive guide who made it her mission to help people unlock their human potential and live a life they love living.
We spoke to Maya one-on-one to learn more about how she has been helping people across Los Angeles, California and the rest of the country through these trying times.
1. How have you seen your services help impact the lives of those in Los Angeles as we slowly get out of this “pandemic” stage?
So many people have been impacted by this pandemic. Many people were struggling, losing jobs, not being able to see family or connect with loved ones. I was able to create a space where the people that I was serving and coaching were able to launch businesses so they could thrive instead of suffer. They built authentic meaningful connections with each other and saw this year during the pandemic as their best year yet, in terms of the relationships they built, their economic status. When so many people were barely surviving because of the pandemic, my clients were able to thrive.
2. What is the first thing you look for when deciding whether to mentor or coach someone?
I look for two things. I look for people who know they are here to make a big impact in the world and also people who are ready and willing to be one hundred percent accountable for their lives.
3. What was the turning point in your own life that brought on this new, energized positive outlook on things?
About seven years ago I was a corporate executive for a fortune 100 Biotech company. I loved what I did, but I wanted more out of life. I had a car accident around that time where it was a miracle that myself and the other driver survived. I heard or more accurately felt a voice that said, “Maya, you did not do what you came here to do.” I knew at that moment I was meant to do something unique in this world and more than that… that each person has a special purpose to fulfill. It was after that car accident that I started to make significant changes in my life that lead to full freedom and fulfillment and now I am honored to share these insights and lessons with the world so that everyone can experience this level of fulfillment and freedom.
4. What has been the biggest obstacle for you personally during the pandemic?
Originally it was challenging not to be able to travel and see people. A lot of my work depended on being in person for events. I love connecting with people in person. Doing everything online worked, it just wasn’t as fulfilling initially. I had to find new ways of creating those authentic and meaningful connections that once took place in person, online. It actually turned out to be a beautiful opportunity yet at first created a bit of a challenge for me.
5. What trends going forward here in LA and the rest of the country do you foresee as we move along?
I believe more and more people are interested in cultivating personal freedom. They don’t want to be tied down or compromise values, time, family or fun. I believe people realize that we are meant to have a life that we love! The trends that will follow are people will desire to create vocations that allow them to pursue a life of freedom. The self education industry is one such trend. There will be more people sharing their wisdom and knowledge with the world. And more people are seeing that. They are looking to learn from real people that have been through what they are going through.
6. What advice would you give others who are struggling, have experienced some of the same things as you, or have lost their way?
I would share that right before breakthrough there is typically a breakdown. Find the people that can support you to live the life you truly desire. It is possible.
7. Where are some of your favorite spots to go to here in town when you visit?
I love walking the canals in Venice Beach, Delilah in Santa Monica, Jade Lounge & Gratitude Cafe is a staple for me when I am in town.
8. If you could go back in time, what would you do differently and why?
I would have a lot more fun a lot sooner in life. I took myself and life a little too seriously in the past. Life is about coming fully alive and sharing that aliveness with the world . We are meant to have a ton of fun, go on adventures, sing and dance in the rain, love & live passionately, live our purpose and our legacy and be truly free!
Howard Thurman says, “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive”
9. Who is your biggest role model and why?
I have a couple incredible role models that I do a lot of work with, Mary Morrisey & Dean Graziosi are two exceptional people that have made an incredible impact in my life. My biggest role model, however, is my 10 year old son, Hunter. He lives life authentically & passionately. He has big dreams and goes after them without apology. He challenges the status quo all the time. He stands up for what is right and he lives in integrity. He has the biggest heart of anyone I know. He is incredibly intuitive & wise. He lives his life in awe and wonder; curious about life and people. He fills our home with laughter. He is a constant reminder to me that we are all meant to live a life of joy, lov, laughter and wonder.
10. What is your ultimate goal/dream?
My ultimate dream is to help impact a billion lives to come fully alive and free and share their unique gifts and talents with the world.