Power Selves

My Journey as a Coach


I am a medical doctor by background & for most of my life I have been committed to a career of humanitarian service. I've always had an innate interest in helping people be their best selves.

After a long journey of personal development & experience of trauma healing, I realised coaching was my way to help people more effectively.

My coaching approach is trauma informed, embodiment based and incorporates neurodiversity. I work with a parts based model that recognises everyone as having an internal system of protective & wounded inner parts, that are led by a core self leader.

My understanding of trauma makes it so that we go deep to the root of the issues to make lasting change.

A little more
about Me

I was born and raised in Aruba and then studied medicine in the Netherlands before moving to London.

In London I have worked as a reconstructive plastic surgeon junior and still currently work as a doctor in the National Health Service.

I have 21 years of leadership experience from local to international levels in small to large organisations. With my passion for social justice & activism I still currently work in international humanitarian and leadership organisations. 

I am proudly a part of the LGBTQIA2S+ community and have a neurodivergent neurotype.

“Working with Zavira brought me from turmoil to inner peace on many occasions. It helped me get clarity in a way that wasn't just a momentarily surface change, but a deeply transformative connection of parts of the inner self.

It was also a catalyst to find passion for my own quest of self development with a deep dive into parts of the frameworks and science behind her coaching.”

- Petra van Pijkeren, Trainer & Medical Student

“Zavira was my coach for a number of months. During that time I learnt so much about myself, my thought patterns and habits. Zavira is an exceptional coach. She is very professional, skilled at what she does and has a gentle approach. All of this combined really enables key insights and personal growth.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her.”

- Jasmine Navarro, Family & Executive Well-being Expert


Training & Accreditation


Co-Active Training Institute® - Professional Certified Coach (CPCC)

UNICO® - Executive Certified Coach

Quantum Endeavors® - Executive Team, Onboarding & Upboarding Coach

Internal Family Systems Institute® - IFS Circle in training

International Coaching Federation® - Associate Certified Coach (ACC)

IFMSA Training Support Division - Certified Leadership Development & Soft skills Trainer