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Dr. Cathy Chargualaf is a Change Management Professional, Integrative Health/Lifestyle Coach, author, and owner and founder of Life Esteem™. She received her Ph.D. in Metaphysical Humanistic Science, Summa Cum Laude, specializing in Spiritual Counseling and Transpersonal Coaching.

She attained certifications in Counseling for Addiction-Based Relationships, Prosci Change Management, HeartMath® Certified Professional Coach and Trainer of Building Personal Resilience, HeartMath® Trauma-Sensitive Certified Practitioner, and HeartMath® Stress & Well-Being Assessment facilitator. Dr. Chargualaf is also a credentialed Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) Practitioner, licensed facilitator of California Psychological Inventory™ (CPI™ 260), and several other performance instruments.

Dr. Chargualaf promotes self-care that brings about self-discovery and personal change to awaken a meaningful life and existence. She partners with nonprofit or for-profit organizations, including schools, community and social-service agencies, government institutions, and hospitals to provide a broad range of wellness programs for adults, teens, youth, and children. 

Experience, involvement, and recognition in the community

Dr. Cathy Chargualaf has been involvement in the helping individuals improve communication, interpersonal skills, self-acceptance, self-esteem, change self-defeating behaviors/habits, better express of emotions, and self-development for over two decades. 

Certified as an International Association for Health Coaches

Certified as a HeartMath®
Trauma-Sensitive Practitioner

Certified as a HeartMath® Trainer and Coach for Building Personal Resilience and the Stress Management & Well-Being Assessment

Member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association and American Holistic Health Association 

Certified in Alternative Medicine Practices 

Member of the International Metaphysical Practitioner Association

Founding member of the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) and Governance and Standards Team Lead

California State Certified Sexual Assault Victim Counselor

Orange County Community Services Certified Rape Hot Line Counselor

Counselor for the Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation - Youth Leadership Program Lead

California State University of Fullerton, Extended Education, Instructor

Taught advanced Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Communication skills to the Psychology Department at California State University of Riverside

Developed a TV Talk Show on Time Warner Cable's Public Access for teens on building self-worth and empowering diversity.

Taught Life Skills and basic Computer Skills at Career Moves Inc., a school helping individuals with Career and Vocational Counseling.

Honored, in 2016, by the Women of Distinction Magazine as one of the top ten women in the Health and Wellness industry. 

Honored, in 2015-2016, by the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) as a member of the VIP Woman of the Year Circle. 

Honored, in 2014, by the Institute of Metaphysical Humanistic Science with the Empower the Spirit Award for her life and work that exemplified the empowerment of others, especially children.  

Honored, in 2013/2014, by the National Association of Professional Women as Professional Women of the Year.

Honored, in 1999, by the YWCA of Greater Los Angeles, for her contribution to the community for her program, Life Esteem™.  

Honored, in 1997, by the Los Angeles Commerce for Women for bringing innovative ideas in an organization dealing with constant change. 

Taught Stress Management, Strategies for Relaxing, Communications and Peak Performance Skills at Mt. San Jacinto College


Certified Prosci Change Practitioner & Trainer


Certified Practitioner of Everything DiSC


Certified Practitioner of
The Five Behaviors

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Certified Kotter Change Practitioner

Featured books authored by Dr. Cathy Chargualaf:

Dr. Cathy Chargualaf featured on:

News Highlights &

Hayhouse Events:

Power of Pink Event:

Guest speaker on STRESS and CANCER: The key to emotional healing 

Balbo Press

Book Signing:

Esteem Life with Dr. Cathy Chargualaf is featured on the #1 positive talk network and

Dr. Cathy Chargualaf hosts the Life Esteem show & podcasts that take you through a deep dive into self-discovery that will forever expand what you believe is possible for your life!


For a list of show and podcasts, go to Life Esteem Show


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