Wellness Coaching

Wellness Coaching

Sometimes you just need to connect with someone who has lived through the experience and understands on a personal level.

Sometimes you just need reassurance that you have the support necessary to heal or help others heal.
Offering 1:1 or group coaching* services to provide lived experience strategies and support to those personally experiencing postpartum mental illness (or other forms of anxiety/depression), as well as those in supporting roles.
I hold a BSc. in Psychology, am a published author of a book on the topic of postpartum mental health (Unapologetic Truths: The Realities of Postpartum We Don’t Talk About ), and have personal experience overcoming severe postpartum anxiety, depression and psychosis. All of which allow me to provide a unique approach to coaching and support.
I strive to educate individuals and their support systems on strategies to assist with the journey to recovery, ways to build resiliency, feel empowered, connected and confident, as well as discussing the roles of relationships, misconceptions and hindering processes that can affect recovery.
My aim is to help individuals break free of the gripping hold that negative self-perceptions, judgements, and criticisms can hold, and teach individuals and their support systems how to effectively regain their sense of self and gain success in their roles, respectively.
For more information on this service and rates please connect with me.
*Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or medical/mental health professional; therefore, my services do NOT provide or constitute medical or counselling advice of any form. The intent of my services are strictly to provide lived experience coaching and support to assist individuals with their journey towards wellness. However, individuals should consult a doctor, medical or mental health professional for diagnosis and treatment of any mental health or physical concerns/ailments.


“Yalda and Aldona gave a powerful presentation during a lunch and learn seminar at Foster LLP. Everyone really enjoyed the presentation and thought it was not only informative, but also fun and entertaining as well. Both Yalda’s and Aldona’s personal stories also really added a touching element to the presentation which was very moving. These ladies really know their stuff and provided my colleagues and I with very helpful guidance, tips, and ideas on dressing well and the reasons behind it.”

-Foster LLP

"Hosting a Style Squared Session in our space was a great experience. The audience was actively engaged and both Yalda and Aldona presented useful, applicable knowledge in a friendly, approachable manner. Both stylists clearly have extensive experience is using fashion and style as more than just the cloth the clothes are made from. Using fashion as a tool to promote wellness, confidence and embracing your best self were ideas that clearly resonated with attendees. The addition of hands on styling, and bringing clothing items from local shops was both a nod to local designers and local retail, as well as a great way to demonstrate current trends and styling tips. Tangible takeaways for attendees are always a win! We would definitely host StyleSquared again!”

-Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking - University of Calgary

“How we present ourselves to the world can reflect and support our mental and physical wellbeing. You will be inspired to dress for your unique body shape and to use color to enhance your mood. Thanks to the education provided by Style Squared we all can create a comfortable and sustainable wardrobe on any budget”

-Laureen MacNeil – Executive Director, Canadian Mental Health Association Calgary Region

“My personal styling session with Style Squared was an amazing experience! Aldona and Yalda made me feel great by always finding what was the best for me and they gave me so many useful tips to make my wardrobe more versatile, fashionable, yet comfortable. I definitely recommend their personal styling services!"

-Isabel Maria Arteaga Alvarado

“I met Aldona & Yalda several years ago and not only do they always inspire me with ideas for my own personal style, we also became fast friends. They believe styling is about the whole person from the inside out, and while style can look very different from one individual to the next, everyone can and deserves to feel and look their best! They have the perfect combination of experience & knowledge in mental health, the fashion industry, along with incredible passion & a natural eye for style. They are both so personable and relatable, not only will you want them to style you, you will also want to be their friend!”

-Sandy, Blogger & Influencer (ChicStylings)

Together we can return to wellness