My name is Peggy Chan. I am a transformational life coach and energy healing practitioner based in New York City. I support clients on their journeys of transformation so that they can experience life more deeply, fully, and authentically.
My passion for this work stems from my personal healing journey. As a child, I was highly intuitive. But growing up in a culture that champions logic over feelings, I saw my sensitive nature as a hindrance, not a gift. I hid my gentler side in order to fit into a heavily masculine world. I spent the majority of my life looking for external sources of approval and pursuing measures of success as defined by family and society: an undergrad business degree; a graduate degree; a legal career in business, government, public policy, and lawmaking; relationships with equally successful partners; and lots of instagrammable travel experiences.
But the life I was living never felt right. Throughout my schooling and later on, as a practicing lawyer, I always felt like an outsider. Working in a profession that prides itself in intellectualization and aggressive advocacy, I often felt anxious, on guard, and disconnected. Instead of listening to my intuition and exploring the messages behind these feelings, I toughened up and “overcame” them. In my friendships, I looked for breadth, not depth, lest being honest and vulnerable would
topple the sandcastle I built around my identity as a social butterfly. In my intimate relationships, I continued to self-sabotage, because I hadn’t done the work to have awareness of my needs, let alone the capacity to communicate them. I continued to live an outwardly successful life, but inside I was feeling unfulfilled, empty, and numb.
Of course, you wouldn’t be reading this page if my story ended here.
All these years of ignoring my feelings and desires took a toll on my physical, mental and emotional health. Physically I was suffering from anxiety, weight gain, adrenal fatigue, hormonal imbalance, brain fog, and other symptoms that over time manifested into auto-immune conditions. I was apathetic with my work, uninspired with life, and engaged in various numbing behavior, procrastination, over-working, over-exercising, over-eating, Netflix binging, you name it.
Through a series of synchronicities, I came to experience the healing power of reiki (you can read more about my reiki journey here). My curiosity and passion for alternative healing modalities led me down a path of self-discovery. Through meditation, yoga, and energy healing, I began to experience shifts in my identity and consciousness, thought patterns, and access to my intuition. This marked the beginning of a spiritual journey that would take me to the high Andes in South America and the jungle in Asia, learning from indigenous elders and working with plant medicine. I came to ask myself the deeper questions of “Who am I?” and “Why am I here?”
My personal journey has taught me that it is not only possible but imperative to want more meaning, purpose, and aliveness out of this one wild and precious life. It has shown me ways that I can go beyond the limited thinking mind and create the changes I want to see in my life. With the support of coaches and healing practitioners, I shed (and am still shedding) layers of old conditioning that kept me from living a fulfilling life, and I began to take responsibility for the future I want, one small step at a time. Having benefited from a tremendous support system, I am committed to supporting others to also find more joy, passion, and freedom when they fully express the truth of who they are.
Over the years, I have had the honor of learning from both traditional healers and scientists, from those who live in the high mountains to those who reside in the urban jungle. Along the way, I've been able to translate esoteric teachings and practices into a language that those living in the modern world can understand. Having straddled the intersection of various identities throughout my life, I serve as a guide to help others balance the right brain and the left brain, bridge the gap between the practical and the mystical, merge logic with intuition and bring time-tested healing balm to the modern soul. Combining coaching at the conscious level, and energy healing and intuitive reading at the subconscious level, we work with the mind, body, and spirit to explore consciousness and create sustainable changes.
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Professional coaching certification through Coaching for Transformation
Reiki levels 1, 2 and Master level training with Joanna Crespo at the New York Open Center
Intuitive Training Program with Energy Matters Academy