Episode 62

Beyond Limiting Beliefs: The Power of Core Transformation for Leadership

Core Transformation is a personal development process that helps individuals identify and dissolve internal limitations, fostering profound change and the realization of one's full potential. Developed by Connirae Andreas, it gently guides individuals to reach their "Core State" – a sense of wholeness and inner peace– enabling them to reframe challenges and embrace new possibilities.

Alina Nikishina's Journey: From Accountant to Transformational Coach

In my conversation with Alina Nikishina, we explore her journey from certified public accountant to transformational coach. Alina's transition reflects the profound impact of personal growth and subconscious work in reshaping careers and fostering authentic leadership.

Her journey from accounting to coaching signifies a shift from focusing on external structure to internal adaptability, embodying a path of self-discovery and renewal. Alina's coaching methodology centers on empowering individuals to tap into their authentic selves, fostering the realization of their true potential.

Leveraging her multifaceted background, she seamlessly integrates holistic business coaching with subconscious change work, providing clients with a comprehensive approach to overcoming obstacles and attaining greater success. Through her work, she cultivates lasting change by guiding individuals to explore their subconscious realms and transform limiting beliefs, enabling them to lead with clarity and purpose.

Core Transformation for Imposter Syndrome

Alina's expertise provides a roadmap for tackling imposter syndrome and self-doubt, especially for female leaders. Core Transformation offers tools to build resilience and confidence. Let's explore how it can illuminate the path to overcoming these challenges.

  • Identifying Limiting Patterns: The core transformation method begins by recognizing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that contribute to self-doubt and imposter syndrome.
  • Acknowledging Inner Parts: Expressing gratitude towards the various inner parts that harbor these doubts initiates a process of self-acceptance and understanding.
  • Understanding Positive Intentions: Each inner part, despite its negative manifestations, holds positive intentions rooted in the desire for safety, acceptance, or fulfillment.
  • Visualization and Transformation: Individuals lead these inner parts towards experiencing their desired state, fostering self-compassion and empowerment.
  • Compassionate Self-Acceptance: Core Transformation emphasizes compassion, enabling individuals to move towards greater confidence and authenticity.

Core Transformation and Authentic Leadership

Core Transformation stands out as a unique approach, drawing inspiration from NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) while forging its own transformative path. Alina sheds light on how it resonates with the essence of authentic leadership.

  • Understanding NLP: NLP provides a foundation for Core Transformation, focusing on communication with the brain's language and behavior modeling.
  • The Essence of Authentic Leadership: Alina uses Core Transformation to address the underlying reasons behind behaviors. Through workshops and coaching sessions, she guides women leaders to discover their authentic selves and cultivate a leadership style rooted in genuineness.

Transforming Limiting Beliefs

Alina emphasizes the importance of overcoming limiting beliefs that block self-exploration and growth and act as roadblocks to self-awareness. She advocates confronting these beliefs head-on through core transformation, identifying their root causes, and rewiring thought patterns.

Quick Practices for Clarity

In moments of self-doubt or discomfort, Alina suggests simple yet effective practices:

  • Deep breathing exercises: Taking slow, deliberate breaths can help calm the mind and alleviate feelings of stress or anxiety, providing a moment of clarity amidst turmoil.
  • Positive affirmations: Repeating affirmations that challenge negative beliefs can reframe thoughts and promote a more optimistic mindset, empowering individuals to overcome self-imposed limitations.


Alina's insights into core transformation are truly inspiring. While quick techniques are helpful, she emphasizes the transformative power of deeper work. To explore core transformation further, visit Alina's website, https://alinanikishina.com/, where you can schedule a free discovery call and sign up for her weekly newsletter, "Subconscious Success Sunday."

Own Your Worth

Ditch the fear

& get that leadership


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