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Delma Castaneda

Delma is the founder of The Empowered Outlier, a coaching business that aims to equip women with the necessary tools to have thriving and healthy relationships. She incorporates all the tools she has learned at The Life Coach School and Shirzad Chamine’s Positive Intelligence coaching program, into her 1:1 coaching with clients. With these combined tools, Delma is able to help clients identify clients sabotaging behaviors, build new positive habits and rewire the subconscious in order to have a better relationship with themselves and others.

As a former foster child, Delma was profoundly impacted by the circumstances that led her there.  She vowed to claim her independence, break the curse of generational abuse, and learn the tools necessary to ensure she showed her own family a better way to live.  She graduated from University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in Sociology and began her career in social services. Through her employment at the Santa Ana W/O/R/K Center, she assisted laid-off and unemployed clients find work and training opportunities.  She then assisted families with prevention and intervention services as the Family Resource Center Supervisor for the City of Westminster in California.  As the lead agency representative, Delma managed the coordination of services for clients which included emergency assistance, therapy, domestic violence intervention and any other resources that each family needed. She ventured into the private sector in 2010 and turned an administrative assistant role into a C-level executive career.  She strategically organized the operations of a manufacturing and distribution company to successfully grow seven times over.  Although she was extremely successful in that field, Delma yearned to get back in line with her passion: helping people.  That is when she decided to go all in on her coaching business.

Delma’s passion and mission is to empower individuals (not just women) with the tools they need for success.  Her unique life experience combined with her coaching tools, help her connect on an emotional level with those who feel stuck and helpless find their way out of whatever situation has been holding them back from living the life they desire.