About “Happy Cinnamon”

At the heart of Happy Cinnamon lies a story that embodies the essence of life coaching. “Happy” represents the ever-evolving state of mind we all strive for—happiness. It’s a moving target, taking on various forms such as engagement, contentment, inspiration, and fulfillment. “Cinnamon,” on the other hand, symbolizes the spice of life—our individuality and humanity. It captures the zest for life, encompassing the totality of our emotions and experiences.

Sweet and spicy, with a little kick to it, cinnamon reminds us that life can sometimes be overwhelming, but that’s what makes it so beautiful. Just like the perfect blend of flavors, Happy Cinnamon aims to guide you through life’s ups and downs, embracing the unique journey that makes each of us who we are. Ultimately, it’s about savoring the richness of our experiences and find the happiness we all seek, one sprinkle of cinnamon at a time.

Kati Jalali leaning against a wall

How it all started…

For years, I’ve been captivated by the inner workings of the human mind. I’ve wondered why even the happiest people feel like something’s missing, or why we struggle to find fulfillment in our lives. I’ve delved into the mysteries of our emotions, triggers, and traumas, seeking to understand how they shape our experiences and well-being. Along the way, I’ve navigated my own life’s twists and turns, applying what I’ve learned to my own journey.

My path has been a rollercoaster, filled with challenges and new beginnings. Throughout these experiences, I’ve adapted to different environments and discovered my place in the world, making self-identity an essential aspect of my growth. This quest has taught me invaluable lessons, shaping who I am today.

When I started my career in the corporate world, I faced burnout while trying to fit into an outdated definition of success—one that demanded constant hustle, sacrifice, and conformity. This struggle led me to redefine “success and fulfillment” on my own terms, pushing me out of my comfort zone and into uncharted waters.


Driven by a deep desire to explore life’s many dimensions, I immersed myself in yoga, mindfulness, holistic wellness, philosophy, and psychology. These experiences have solidified my belief in the power of human connection, which profoundly impacts our health, relationships, communities, productivity, leadership style, and life satisfaction.

Living in various cultures around the world has given me a unique perspective and a deep appreciation for the power of human stories—stories of belonging, connection, purpose, legacy, and fulfillment. These shared experiences inspire, heal, and unite us, transcending language, culture, and distance. They reveal the intricacies of consciousness and the unexplainable, weaving a rich tapestry of human experiences that are both universal and unique.


… to becoming a coach

My coaching approach combines ancient wisdom with modern science, focusing on the relationship between energy, body, mind, emotion, and performance. This integrative method helps individuals understand who they are, what drives them, and how they can ultimately feel fulfilled and reach their full potential.

With a passion for blending my experiences as a mother, immigrant, scientist, yogi, and life coach, I am dedicated to exploring human potential. This ongoing journey is not just for my own growth, but also for those I have the privilege of working with. I am committed to guiding individuals and leaders toward greater self-awareness, helping them navigate the delicate balance between achievement and fulfillment. 

Kati Jalali performing a forward folding yoga pose for stress management

More about me

In addition to being an ICF accredited Certified Professional Coach and an Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner, my diverse background includes certification as a Holistic Health Coach and Yoga Instructor, as well as achievement of a Six Sigma Black Belt. My academic journey has led me to earn an MBA in Marketing, an M.Sc in Bio-Resource Engineering, and a B.Sc. in Microbiology. Beyond my professional pursuits, I am deeply passionate about music therapy, a love that continues to resonate with me. In my leisure time, you’ll often find me fully engaged in various activities, including striking yoga poses, exploring uncharted territories, playing the piano, delving into the adventures found within the pages of a good book, and savoring moments of shared laughter with my loved ones.

Kati Jalali standing in a snow-covered landscape focusing on burnout prevention
Kati Jalali recording a podcast about her life coaching programs
Kati Jalali recording a podcast about her life coaching programs
Kati Jalali in Bhutan near the Tiger's Nest Monastery focusing on self-discovery.
Kati Jalali performing yoga in front of a unique door to symbolize conflict resolution
Kati Jalali standing by icebergs focusing on mental resilience
Kati Jalali in front of a wall of colorful tiles focusing on professional skills development.
Kati Jalali standing in front of Casa Azul with a colorful skirt focusing on building confidence
Kati Jalali sitting in a valley looking at mountains and sun focusing on stress management

"Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it."


— Mary Oliver


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