Rahti Gorfien, Certified Life Coach


About Rahti Gorfien:

As a struggling actor and standup comic, I used to start support groups for myself around writing, getting to auditions, etc. I really liked Julia Cameron’s ‘The Artists Way’ and worked through that book 3 times…once solo and twice in groups I formed with friends. Speaking of groups,  I also started a Wishcraft Team inspired by Barbara Sher that collectively resulted in a yoga business, a book store and a DJ.  I seemed to have a gift for facilitating change.

Finally I knew it was the right business to pursue because one day my husband said “You’re good at this stuff.  Start charging.”  And since I was burning out on cooking, temping and a myriad of other serial day jobs, I took his advice.

In retrospect,  the diversity of my background is clearly a key element in the evolution of my coaching style.  As an actor, playwright, standup comic, private cook, company manager, restaurant hostess and adoptive parent,  I can accurately say that I’ve experienced life from many enriching perspectives.   I even spent several years as a full-time yogini living at an ashram in Pennsylvania!  If you haven’t guessed by now, I’m a seeker, and as a result my approach is both humorous and compassionate.  As for street cred in terms of days and hours, in addition to having become a professionally certified coach,  I have been helping individuals realize their creative, vocational, and personal potential since 1990.  So bring it.

Certifications, Degrees, and Experience:

  • Professional Certified Coach, PCC
  • ACCG Accredited ADHD Coach by the ADD Coach Academy
  • Career Specialty Services Provider (CSS)
  • CCC, “Creativity Coaching Training” taught by Eric Maisel, Ph.D., the founder of this highly respected program for coaches who want to work effectively with artists in all mediums.
  • Member ICFIAC
  • Speaking Appearances include Sarah Lawrence MFA Writing Program, Momasphere, The Actors Center, Curves for Women
  • NYU Tisch School of the Arts
  • 30 years experience as an actress in New York City
  • Online contributor for Momasphere, Sanemoms, and  Advice Columnist for Park Slope Parents.
  • As a playwright, my play When It Rains, was sited by Backstage as one of the best plays of 2004 in their end-of-year round-up.