I mentor women who are so tired of hiding behind their "good girl" mask and are aching to wear their real face. We do this work using a tool called Human Design. Live, love, and be you instead of what the world told you to be. Because there's no greater grief than living a lie.


Hi, I’m Uma

I'm a Spiritual Mentor for women who want to stop hiding and start living as the person they were born to be.

I was born and raised in southern India but now live in suburban Chicago. I relocated with my husband and daughter in 2008. My husband's job took us to beautiful Marin County, CA for a year and Düsseldorf, Germany for three years but Chicago is now home.

I am a 6/2 Mental Projector in Human Design with the LAX of Masks. This literally means I incarnated here to take off all the masks I wore for self-protection and live as the real me. It is also my purpose to help you do the same.

My Story

When my 68-year-old mother living in India was diagnosed with cancer eight months after I relocated, I felt the first tremors that something was shifting. Her death, eight months after she was diagnosed, was my personal shattering.

My life crumbled. The person I used to be no longer made sense. Who am I? Why did I come here? What am I meant to do? These questions kept me awake night after night.

I felt the urgency of how everything could change in one moment. It drove me to focus on my passions and purpose and create my legacy. This is the work I feel called to do with women today.

But we can't know who we are and what we're here to do when we've lived most of our lives trying to be like someone else. The successful ones, the smart ones, and the special ones.

We can't live our purpose if we're hiding behind a carefully constructed self; because then the world is meeting our disguised self.

We need to go back to the drawing board and get in touch with the part of ourselves that really, truly knows who we came here to be. We have to unlearn stuff that gets in our way and relearn what matters.

To know your purpose, you have to know YOU. What are your values? What do you care about? What keeps you up at 3 A.M.?

Your purpose is the most authentic expression of YOU.

This is the work I had to do. Now I help other women like you.

My Values

My top three values are Simplicity, Spaciousness, and Self-Expression. They guide the way I live, work, teach, and Be.

Simplicity: I'm always asking the question "How can this be simple?" Can I create, teach, and live in a way that feels simple and delicious? Simplicity and ease help me live and work in ways that feel sustainable to me.

Spaciousness: My calendar needs a lot of white space. I like room to move, breathe, stretch. When we have spaciousness we embrace slow living. The deepest healing happens when we're intentional and slow.

Self-Expression: I'm a writer, mentor, and teacher. Self-expression is my air. It's how I show up and create the magic I do. I'll often find myself saying things to my clients I didn't even know I knew -- but it's so often the thing they most need to hear.

What I Believe

  • Cultivating a connection with the sacred creates ease on this human journey.
  • Listening is love. Everyone simply wants to tell their story and listened to.
  • We're not broken; we're wounded. All wounds heal.
  • There's no greater gift we give to ourselves than the gift of authentic living.
  • A slow, mindful, and intentional life creates everything we need in perfect time.
  • Sensitivity is a beautiful thing. To feel deeply is to bless everything you touch.

What I'm Trained in

  • Certification in Teaching & Training from Cambridge University, U.K.
  • Certified Dream (Passions) Coach
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
  • Intergenerational Family Trauma
  • Grief, Loss, And Recovery
  • Human Design
  • Story Mentoring (memoir)

You are worthy of finding and living your purpose -- no matter what you've lived through in your past.

You have to live as you so that you can live your purpose

If you're exhausted living a life that does not feel like you, and are ready to learn who you are and what you're here to do, check out the offerings on my Work With Me page.

In our session Uma helped me identify that I was struggling with a big guilt issue. She also helped me get clear about how important self-care is to emotional wellness. When we started the session I was feeling confused, overwhelmed, and unfocused. When we finished the session I had more clarity around what was keeping me stuck and how I could move through it.

~ Liz W.

Chicago, Illinois

After my session with Uma, I released most of the stress related to my father's death. I have more energy and am more open to life.

I love the simplicity and effectiveness of your approach. Thank you for your compassion, your willingness to listen and your own example.

You inspire me.

~ Cristina Campofreddo

Novara, Italy

I had the great opportunity to experience Uma's beautiful method of helping others. I was struggling with the loss of a close family member.

Uma was very compassionate. I got off our call feeling lighter and confident that I'll get through this hard time with the advice and tools she gave me.

~ Tiane Tuliao

Los Angeles, California

Podcast Episodes Featuring Uma Girish

sacred rebel

grief, leadership + (r)evolution w/uma girish

sacred rebel

free to be me

Creating Legacies of Love with guest Uma Girish

Free To Be Me

sun seeker

Healing Grief: Recovery for a Broken Heart

Sun Seeker


Why It’s Important To Be In The Right Relationship With Grief

The Eleshia Show

well designed

Living Life On Your Own Terms As An Embodied Projector

Well Designed: A Human Design Podcast

intuitively wild

Defining Our Own Version of Success with Uma Girish

Intuitively Wild Podcast