About Ivana

Ivana is the Founder & CEO of Ivana, The Confidence Architect™, a confidence building practice based in Georgia. She is an award winning life coach, influencer, author, speaker, and educator with well over 30 years of combined education, training and experience.

As a life coach and emotional healer, Ivana provides a plethora of coaching tools, tips, and techniques to assist her clients in successfully conquering their barriers and reaching their personal and professional goals. As a motivational speaker, facilitator and educator; Ivana serves as an architect of confidence...an essential component that serves as a foundation for the cultivation of self-actualization.

Ivana holds a BA in psychology, a M.Ed. in educational leadership and is currently a Doctoral Candidate in educational leadership. She is an experienced practitioner of Functional Emotional Fitness Coaching, Law of Attraction, and Positive Psychology. Dedicated to investing in her talent and craft, Ivana continues to participate and receive various advanced certifications that allows her to effectively facilitate powerful coaching, training, and educational sessions, seminars, workshops and conferences.

Educational Achievements:

  • Doctoral Candidate, Doctor of Education
  • Master in Education
  • Prepare/Enrich Counselor: All Marriages and Relationships

Certifications & Advanced Experiences in:

  • Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner
  • Certified Law of Attraction (LOA) Practitioner
  • Certified Functional Emotional Fitness Coach
  • Personality Type Indicator
  • Life/Personality Colors
  • Transformational Coaching
  • Positive Psychology
  • Self-Actualization
  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • DiSC Classic Personality Assessment
  • Imagine 21-Fast Track to Change
  • New Directions by Devereux Institute

Ivana is a frequent guest speaker and instructor on the topics of building confidence, surviving and thriving after toxic relationships, beliefs systems, relationships, work/life balance, and self-actualization.

Her practice and community work has been featured in the national publication, People You Need to Know Women’s Magazine and was awarded the Best of 2012 of Atlanta , as well as in the national publication, Successful Black Business Women Online Directory.


Ivana is co-founder of the Jewell Jackson McCabe Emerging Leaders Institute, Inc . Named after and celebrating Jewell Jackson McCabe, the founder of The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, this non-profit leadership institute develops and sustains the global leader within each woman. Emerging Leader Institute offers core programming focused on the professional business woman, collegiate, high school, and middle grades.

Jewell Jackson McCabe Emerging Leaders Institute, Inc. has the honor of partnering with the following organizations and school systems:

Schools and Universities:
-Atlanta Preparatory Academy
-Dorothy Height Leadership Academy at Benjamin Mays High School
-South Central High School
-Westlake High School
-East Carolina University
-Spelman College
-Bronner Scholars

As a thriving survivor of emotional and domestic abuse, Ivana served on the Board of Directors of Women Healing Women, Inc Founded by Imani Evans, this 501(c)3 organization was committed to the holistic healing of women survivors of sexual, emotional and domestic violence. This organization was particularly focused on long-term survivor issues and providing services to marginalize communities.

Now accepting bookings for 2021 and 2022:

To book Ivana as a guest speaker on your radio show, topic specific panel, workshop, seminar or conference:

Email: [email protected] or schedule an event consultation .

Note : Because of the vast differences between life coaching and clinical/psychological therapy; where appropriate, Ivana will initiate the appropriate referrals to those recommended psychologists and therapists that have partnered with her coaching practice.