WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Omar is AMAZING! (to say the least).
It was particularly impressive how, since our first session, he not only managed to pin-point my underlying issue, but also managed to make me feel empowered, which was something I had been lacking for a while.
I’ll always be thankful for the fact that he taught me that I was entitled to be pissed-off sometimes, and that that was OK!
Not having to always be the “bigger person” or having to “go with the flow” of others is REALLY LIBERATING, and I truly believe it was the first step in my path to SELF-LOVE.
I’ve learned that sustainable change is possible and to look within myself for the answers. I’ve learned the importance of emotional honesty, about growing, about sharing, communication and unconditional love.
I’ve come to realize that the true path to happiness lies within and that it can never be achieved by focusing on attaining significance. But most importantly, I’ve learned to listen to my heart. This is now my true north star and I will follow it blindly because I know that it will always guide me in the right direction.
I first reached out to Omar in January of 2108. I had hit a wall. I was 18 months sober. I was struggling with how to move forward in sobriety now that my life is put back together and needed a recovery coach. I mostly was struggling with “my purpose” in life. A good friend of mine put me in touch with Omar, so I reached out. At first, I struggled with the idea of a “coach,” I mean I consider myself a successful guy. Why do I need a coach?
Then I put my ego aside. Then I struggled with the idea of how much each session costs. It didn’t take me long before I added up how much I was spending on Starbucks and lunches with clients to debunk that excuse. Once I got myself mentally past all the roadblocks we were able to get down to work. Omar has opened my eyes to a world I had been closing myself off to. He has helped me with my limiting beliefs about myself and my business. He has helped clear away some anger and resentment I had been holding on to with my wife for over 5 years. That was a game changer.
My marriage is now flourishing because of ridding myself of that burden. There have been many unintended surprises along the way with Omar. I can honestly say that it has been an amazing 6 months with “O”. There is still more work to be done so I will continue to see “O” for as long as it takes. Omar has made it possible for me to flourish spiritually, emotionally and financially! I have made a lifelong friend, mentor, and recovery coach. My wife and I are eternally grateful! I highly recommend you stop kicking the tires and put your ass in the seat next to Omar. You won’t regret it!!
I have been listening to the SHAIR podcast for the past two years. I love the podcast and listen to it often, the podcast has allowed me to build up the courage and confidence to start addressing my addictive behaviors and to actually make it out to meetings. The meetings alone weren’t cutting it, I wasn’t able to talk openly about me, to get inside of the reasons why I would feel so compelled to continuously jump back into the same old routine bad habits.
I needed something more, something new, I needed to talk to someone, I needed help. I recall hearing O mention some one-on-one coaching services as well as an online community for extra support in the SHAIR podcast intro. I finally remembered to check out this website and came across the coaching page. I read through the options and at this point I decided, I need to make an investment in myself, I had nothing else to lose and everything to gain, and besides you get to connect with the man, Omar himself!
This has been the best investment I have ever made. My anxiety, fear of failure, negative self-image, and stress levels were through the roof when we started. Now I can’t even imagine that old life I was stuck in. Today I feel clean, clear, motivated, relaxed, happy, and able to breathe fresh air on the other side. Not only do I feel better, I have some tools to rely on that weren’t there before.
If you’re reading this and want to make some immediate and high impact changes, this is it, make the leap and never look back.
I have known Omar Pinto for many years from various activities we share while I was living in Costa Rica. A few months ago it became clear to me and to my wife, that I needed some a personal development coach in various areas of my life. I live a very busy life that includes a lot of hours at work and multiple long business hours. It was time to prioritize the core values of my life in order to get back to the successful road I have had and that I wanted for the rest of my professional years.
I contacted Omar and he answered back immediately; this was the kind of reply I was looking for and needed. We scheduled various Skype meetings and spent various sessions exploring areas of my life that eventually were the genesis of some of my uncomfortable feelings. Omar helped me to detect unresolved issues that I did not know existed and furthermore, guide me to resolve unsettled emotional states that needed to be reconciled. It was an amazing and gratifying journey that resulted in a better me with myself, a better me with my wife and sons and a better me at work.
At the end, it was clear to me that I needed this type of coaching if I wanted to continue my journey in a more satisfying mode. I needed advice from someone I was able to trust and had lived similar experiences in the past, that fully understood the meaning and antidote for fear, shame and guilt; in summary someone that understood and was able to share with me the fact that all of this was not unique, that I was not unique, that we are many and that there is a solution.
I heard Omar on a podcast and was immediately drawn to his energy and direct approach, as well as his training in Neuro–Linguistic Programming. In our first consultation, I felt like he saw into my soul. I felt vulnerable and exposed—but also incredibly safe with him. He doesn’t sugar coat it and he calls you on your BS in the best possible way.
He opened me up and made me face myself and realize that the thing that I thought was holding me back was not the actual thing holding me back. He helped me to explore aspects of myself that I didn’t have the courage to face—because I wasn’t ready to deal with the disruption that change would cause to my life. He helped me to see myself through his eyes and gave me the power to face the things that needed to change and I would never have gotten to this place without him.
I am stronger, more confident, joyful and at peace. I am ready to launch my new business and welcome what the universe has coming to me. I cannot say enough good things about Omar nor recommend him more highly. I have had other therapists, coaches, etc and none can compare. He is simply the best and I will forever be grateful for his sage advice.
Omar has helped transform my life in aspects I didn’t even recognize I needed. I’m a high achieving professional with a skeptic tone toward the life coaching industry, but I’m also intuitive and saw something in Omar that I wanted in my life, so I gave him a try.
4 months later, we are still at it, and I wouldn’t give up my weekly sessions with O for anything. They’ve proven to be priceless, and I can say with certainty that my life is thriving in a way I never knew was possible.
I first reached out to Omar for Life Coaching and for help to stop and/or slow down drinking. At first it was very uncomfortable to open up about past issues that were buried deeper than I could have even imagined. His demeanor and style makes it very easy to feel comfortable and to let down your guard no matter how strong.
The biggest part about recovery coaching in my opinion besides growth and improvement is trust. I can say without a shadow of a doubt that I trust that he is going to help steer me in the right direction. He has an incredible soul and an incredible way of approaching life. He has helped me tremendously and has even helped to accelerate my Real Estate business and career.
If you are on the fence regarding “if you need help” overcoming whatever issues you are battling, get off the fence! I have found his help, support, and guidance to be truly invaluable. After just 5 months of working with him on a weekly or bi-weekly basis I not only consider him a coach, but a friend and mentor. He is doing incredible things for the recovery community!
Three months after putting down the bottle, I had no desire to drink. Yet something didn’t feel right: the tremendous stress — from problems at work, members of my family, and my inability to resolve problems — was still there, smothering me. I was drowning in indecision. I was lost and stressed to the max.
So, I took a leap of faith and began one-on-one life coaching with Omar Pinto (“O”) of SHAIR.
After an amazingly short amount of time, I was able to see life so differently and clearly: I knew who I was and what was important to me, so I was able to make good decisions. My brain was functioning better. I discovered new life strategies to help me achieve my goals. Sure, there are bumps in the road – but now, they don’t confuse, threaten, or derail me. I manage my life.
I’m not sure where I’d be if I hadn’t found SHAIR and coaching with O; I shudder to think about it, really. I’m 100% sure I would have relapsed. Coaching with O saved my life, and I will be forever grateful!!
The recovery coaching journey with Omar has been amazing. I can’t believe I’ve only known him for eight weeks it feels much longer. I have never opened up to anyone like I was able to with Omar. He made it so comfortable and painless. What an incredible feeling letting go of the past. His love and compassion have made all this possible, it got me through an incredibly difficult time and has prepared me for what is to come.
“I will be forever grateful for God putting you into my life. Since shortly after we started working together, I am the happiest I have ever been consistently. My future looks so bright and I don’t even know what I plan on doing, other than working on just being. I consider you a great friend, mentor, and recovery coach.
Thank you for being you!”