HI, LET ME INTRODUCE MYSELF…
I’m Yalda, a wellness & policy/HR consultant, published author (Unapologetic Truths: The Realities of Postpartum We Don’t Talk About), speaker, mental health advocate, entrepreneur, editor, stylist and mom (I guess you can say I do a lot).
Personal experience with postpartum mental illness led me on a mission to be a voice for mothers who suffer in silence; and to raise awareness and break stigmas associated with mental illness.
My educational background provided me with a B.Sc. in Psychology & a B.Comm. (Marketing) which I combine with over eight years of corporate HR/Policy experience and research in psychology/business to provide clients and organizations with an all encompassing approach to wellness.
I also have experience as a fashion stylist which I use to discuss how style and changing negative self-perceptions can contribute to one’s overall mood and mental wellness, and how to use this as one strategy to positively reinforce our minds and change our inner dialogue. Because after all, my motto is, “IF YOU WEAR CONFIDENCE, YOU CAN WEAR ANYTHING.” ™
I was also the official stylist for the TV show, Style in the City on Global Calgary & City TV, stylist for the Calgary chapter of an international business speaker series, a freelance writer, as well as a contributing/copy editor for Houston based Luxur Lux Magazine and contributing writer for The Walk Through Magazine, a Canadian publication.
My goal is to continue raising awareness and breaking stigmas surrounding mental health to educate and inspire individuals to feel confident and uplifted.