Hello, my name is Obehi and I am the co-founder of Aurora Wellness. I’m also a trained psychologist & stress management coach with a special interest in women’s mental health and wellbeing.
I often get asked why I do this work. My interest in this area stems from my childhood experience of watching my mother struggle with juggling a career and later her own architectural firm, while raising four children. Unsurprisingly this resulted in bouts of anxiety and depression. She worked really hard to manage her self-doubts about her role as a mother and as a wife, as well as her desire to design and build beautiful buildings that she could be proud of. Sadly, she died in a car accident at the age of forty nine. I was in the car with her.
I was nineteen and although I wasn’t hurt physically, I grieved. It started a painful journey of learning to live through this trauma, without my mother.
As I navigated through adulthood, I’d often hear her voice in my head pushing me through. I’d remember things she had said that just seemed to fit the exact situation that I found myself in. Or I’d catch her unexpectedly in my reflection when I passed a shop window.
I studied counselling psychology and qualified as a personal development coach, as a purposeful way to understand people’s emotions and to help them build the resilience that could enable them to ride through any adversity.
I started Aurora Wellness to help people like my mother. Driven, ambitious, capable, loving, women who want the best for themselves and their families. Women who are trying to be a good role model to their daughters and sons, but who sometimes feel overwhelmed by the expectations and responsibilities of being a modern woman.
As you might have guessed, women in business and women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) industries are particularly special to me. When I coach these women, I’m filled with a sense of privilege that I help them gain the insights that push them through the self-doubts, the guilt and the imposter syndrome. I help them to find crystal clear clarity about what drives their ambitions and why they do what they do. I teach them to find the serenity space within to nurture their mental wellbeing, so that they can unapologetically take control of their own lives, knowing that they are exactly who they were always meant to be.