Priya Rana Kapoor / Biography
Priya Rana Kapoor* Transition life Coach, Speaker and Author with expertise and experience in work/life balance; career and professional development; leadership; confidence and self-esteem; and mind/body wellness. She is the founder of Give YourSelf Permission Magazine Empowerment Progams.
Priya grew up in London, and after attending the University of Warwick, she moved to the United States and studied at the University of Southern California (USC), where she earned her bachelor’s degree in dramatic arts, and a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy with an emphasis in gerontology. In graduate school, she conducted research on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and published her findings in the peer-reviewed journal, The Gerontologist.
Priya later joined the Psychological Services Division at USC’s Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, where she provided therapy for adults, children, couples, and families affected by Parkinson’s disease (PD), AD, stroke, epilepsy, narcolepsy and multiple sclerosis (MS). She also conducted research on the efficacy of, and developed a protocol for psychological support pre-, during and post- Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) implant surgery for PD patients.
Concurrent to working as a psychotherapist, Priya completed the Coach U Core Essential Fast Track Program (CEP). She subsequently founded PRK Coaching, an international company that offers support to both men and women as they navigate and plan their lives. In addition to working with individual and corporate coaching clients, she has been invited to speak in the community on PD and mental health, has conducted coaching sessions in the MS community and has facilitated her own workshops on confidence and self-esteem.
Priya was the first master coach in Europe for Shawn Achor’s Happiness Advantage. She has also appeared on NBC’s Today Show, BBC Radio Asia to candidly discuss women’s health issues, and was a guest on Hay House Radio to discuss her first book, Give YourSelf Permission to Live Your Life (Balboa Press, 2014).
Also, as a vocal advocate for MS research, Priya is dedicated to helping the community through her work with the National MS Society. Additionally, her philanthropic commitment includes involvement with Aids Project Los Angeles and the Junior League of Los Angeles and London.
*All credentials, certifications, affiliations and degrees are currently under last name of “Hanson