Life Coaching


Are you ready for self love like you've never experienced before?

Do you want to do the damn thing already?

  • Are you eagerly motivated to find the happiness that seems to have alluded you for so long?
  • Would you love to find freedom in forgiving yourself and anyone who has ever hurt you?
  • Does making a long-term mindset shift through finding a fresh perspective sound appealing to you? 
  • Are you ready for finding a new inner guidance where you can celebrate the queen that you really are each and every day?

Tarla Makaeff

From: Tarla Makaeff, Los Angeles, CA

If you answered yes to any of these questions, I believe this will be the most important letter you ever read...

You see, I'm confident that the universe brought you here.

Whether you're on this page because you're looking to emotionally heal for personal reasons or business endeavors (business is 80% mindset), I support you.

Because I know what it's like to not be truly happy and hold onto unforgiveness.

Hi! I'm Tarla but you can call me T. Since childhood, depression surrounded me.

From the loss of my dad at 1, my sadness was visceral. My formative years were replete with my mom's sheer anxiety and utter depression... emotions that I absorbed and found to be my new normal.

Later in my life, when my mom suffered a heart attack and I became her caregiver, I spent years on anti-depressants and anti-anxiety pills trying to mask the deep emotional trauma of abandonment I felt that only worsened when our extended family all but seemingly disappeared during the 6 years I tended to my mom.

The culmination of my extreme despair and disinterest in continuing to go on was the moment my mom died.

But it's a little puppy who became my angel and saved my life when I brought her home to bring joy back to my life and my dog's. I rediscovered happiness in those small moments of the sweetest bark, the warmest cuddle, and the biggest kiss.

It's only after I spent time finally focusing on self discovery and self care that I could let these band-aids of medication go and return to more of my actual homeostasis of happiness. I chose to forgive the people who weren't there for me when I needed them the most, and I felt a freedom like I've never felt before.

I've found ways to transform my pain to power.

Know that I understand emotional pain, grief, loneliness, loss, abandonment, worry, fear, anxiety, and depression… but I also understand how we can transform our minds and our emotions through harnessing the power of neural plasticity to live a much more joy filled and fulfilling life.

It's never a perfect journey nor would I claim it be because I'm human, but I've discovered ways to reprogram my thinking patterns.

I now choose to look at the glass half full rather than half empty.  

I now choose to see the joy in life.

I now choose to let go of the anger of unforgiveness.

I invite you to do the same in my self love coaching program. 

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"I really didn’t know what to expect when I signed up for forgiveness coaching, but I knew I needed to forgive a person in my life. Because of how it was showing up in more areas of my life than just this relationship. It even affected other relationships in my life.  I needed to do this forgiveness work for ME, not for that person.

Tarla was so calm and compassionate. She made me feel incredibly safe, so that I could share whatever was on my mind without judgment. By doing that, I was able to gingerly explore what was really going on.

Her forgiveness coaching was far more impactful than I imagined. I gained so many new insights about the goodness inside of myself. It gave me a surprising new way to look at the other person that I hadn’t even considered before. 

This forgiveness work applies to all kinds of relationships, and even to myself. I’m going to take this newfound skill of forgiveness and sprinkle that all around in my world!

If you’re considering doing forgiveness work, I highly recommend Tarla. It is so different than you imagine…and so much more. You will come away with even more love and compassion for yourself than you’ve had before. That is the true beauty of forgiveness."

- Stacy B.

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I help empathetic, spiritual women like you get back in touch with who they really are - a pure, beautiful source of feminine energy. As a certified life coach specializing in self love, I coach with compassion, love, and vulnerability. 

My training includes certification as a Forgiveness Coach, Happiness Coach, and Life Coach (through Transformation Academy and Virtual Coach) with ongoing Life Coach studies of NLP and Positive Psychology for certification.

Women I work with are those who are interested in being the best versions of themselves, elevating their lives, and moving past the unworthiness to self compassion and compassion for others - the foundation of self love.

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"Tarla helped me lay the groundwork for forgiving an individual in my life that is long overdue. She stayed present with me through the entire process and made me take a closer look at what’s been keeping me stuck. Tarla gently reminded me that this forgiveness work isn’t about giving the other person a 'free pass.' It’s about reclaiming my freedom and is the critical hinge to improving my relationships, my health, and new levels of success that were previously unattainable in the past.  Her thoughtful questions empowered me to begin the forgiveness process, which is propelling me closer to reaching my goals and stop giving into the excuses, so that I’m able to step-up and help those who need it and become an example of what’s truly possible when you let go."

- Gilda V. 

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My "Self-Sabotage To Self-Love" 3 month coaching package (9 sessions) was designed to help you:

Unleash happiness by...

  • Reflecting on what you believe will create more happiness in your life and why you believe it
  • Releasing limiting beliefs that hold you back from achieving your fullest potential and experiencing joy
  • Discovering why you resist letting go of the things that make you unhappy
  • Uncovering if you live for the past, the future, or this moment
  • Considering patterns and conditioning that cause you to be unhappy and rewiring for joy
  • Pre-emptively shifting to a place of gratitude for a powerful, sustainable boost of joy throughout the day
  • Reclaiming personal power through forgiveness and reframing these negative experiences as blessings in disguise
  • Identifying how the movie of your life currently looks like and rewriting it to the story you want to tell

 OR release forgiveness by...

  • Associating more pleasure than pain with the decision to embrace forgiveness and let go
  • Stopping the lies to yourself and writing a truthful account of the life situation(s) you are struggling the most with because of lack of forgiveness
  • Banishing perfectionism, self-judgment, and unworthiness in life or success
  • Taking back the power by understanding the thoughts and behaviors that demonstrate how you have been unconsciously creating from your beliefs of unworthiness and/or failure
  • Detaching from your mental addictions of self-sabotage
  • Taking responsibility for the co-creation of your relationships and having gratitude for the lessons they served you through visualization
  • Learning healthy communication strategies, leveling up your listening skills to avoid presumption, and making effective apologies
  • And so much more

My "Release + Unleash" 6 month coaching package (18 sessions) was designed to help you:

Receive self love coaching on happiness AND forgiveness.

Both programs give you:

  • 45 minute long sessions via phone calls three times a month 
  • Weekly Voxer text and chat support (Friday)

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"I’m delighted to share my testimonial for an amazing session with Tarla, which was centered around a powerful forgiveness process.

To preface, I’ve been practicing radical forgiveness for years, and have been able to feel as if I have truly and fully forgiven some heinous and inhumane treatment from my past. The type of developmental trauma that seems to stay with you for life, no matter what you do to address it.

With consistent and persistent effort and healing, I got to a point where instant forgiveness became automatic, as a lifestyle even, but yet some things still plagued me, mostly unconsciously. These were thing that I felt needed resolution in relationship with a certain female, and that I couldn’t possibly achieve any deeper or more forgiveness on my own than I already had. I also felt stonewalled by the other party, and since this estrangement makes contact impossible, I felt she was holding the key to my release and relief, that I couldn’t possibly accomplish full and final resolution because of no contact between us.

Well what do you know, but I feel way better and more clear than ever, not only during but certainly after the amazing and loving session with Tarla.

She expertly guided me through a process and a line of questioning that really prompted me to dig deep and find a new perspective. A fresh perspective that was out of my sight before she gently and lovingly offered not only the space to uncover that perspective, but also her kind guidance moving through the space, thoughts, and feelings so I could arrive at my own, new and better conclusions relating to this decades-long thorn in my side.

Essentially I was able to pluck the thorn and realize I had the power all along. I’m still in a deep healing and recovery phase since, but it is sublime and seems to run in the background.  For example, I haven’t remembered my dreams in years, and then all of a sudden, the night of our process, I clearly and distinctly remembered an entire dream sequence that spoke directly to what we worked on. It wasn’t a usual dream either, full of shrouded mysterious symbols, but more so was directly representative of what I had been able to move through.

I can’t recommend Tarla enough, the work she is doing is incredible and heartfelt. I feel lighter and freeer, liberated even. If there’s something you need to let yourself (and another) off the hook for, get it while it's hot! She might just be the best kept secret around…"

- Raffi D.

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I love this program and I believe deeply in this work. I cannot ethically guarantee or warrant any type of results because ultimately, I am here to coach you and support you during our time together, but you have to do the work to get your desired results.

I believe in you, and I believe you can find the self-love you've always desired, the peace of forgiveness you've yearned for, and the happiness you've dreamed about, but it is up to you. Additionally, there are no refunds for coaching due to the live element. So please ask any questions and get the answers you need before you enroll.

With that said, I do believe this time we spend together will be some of the most transformational and introspective work you've ever done. This is for the woman who is ready to embrace her divine power.

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"Before my coaching session with Tarla, I felt a heaviness in my heart because of a painful betrayal from someone I trusted completely in my business. I had been carrying that burden for many years and it had affected my choices in life.

During our first session, through her succinct questioning and coaching, Tarla made me realize that it was only I who had control over my happiness, and it was for my own benefit and well-being to forgive and let go. I felt better and lighter after our session. She even followed up the session by giving a story to help me further. 

If you have difficulty forgiving someone and want help to live a more fulfilled life, I highly recommend Tarla to be your coach."

- Marfina

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I am currently only working with clients who truly want to transform their lives on a deep level, are coachable, and the right match for me. The questions below will help me evaluate if we are a fit. If I believe we are, I will reach out to you via email and extend you a complimentary 30 minute Return To Self-Love clarity session. All personal information will be held in the strictest of confidence.

If your application is approved, you will be contacted by email within 48 hours.

Serious inquiries ONLY.