My Philosophy

I'm not here to play it safe. I'm here to experiment, to mess up royally and humbly learn from my mistakes. I'm here to open my heart to love and to come fully alive.


I often ask myself, "If I were 80 years old, what would I have wished I'd done?"

This quote sums up my life philosophy nicely:

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”

- Hunter S. Thompson

Brian Tohana

Why I Became a Coach

I was living the script of life - go to school, get a job, buy a house, get married, have kids, retire at 65 - doing what I was supposed to do, comfortable but unhappy. I dreaded going to work and had no idea what I really wanted for myself outside of what everyone expected of me.


After several transformational coaching experiences, I realized the art of coaching was something I was naturally good at too. Soon after, I began offering coaching for free increasing the investment to work with me over time. I built my business on testimonials, referrals and invitation only. Eventually, I was able to quit my 9 to 5 job. Turns out this thing called "coaching" nourishes my soul, and I believe, is part of what I'm built to do.

I don't have it all figured out.

I'm constantly learning, changing and making mistakes, balancing self-acceptance with striving to be better.

Defining Moments

  • The Veil Fell Away - My First Real Experience of Human Connection (Blog coming soon)

    • I didn't know what I was missing; that I was empty until I was filled up.​