Interview: Los Angeles-based life coach Rachel Kove shares her biggest motivators

The CEO and co-founder of Transformational Solutions, a Los Angeles-based, trauma-informed life coaching company, Rachel Kove helps provide people with sustainable solutions to self-destructive habits and to ultimately find their true purpose.

For over a decade, Rachel has worked in the field of mental health, substance abuse, and personal development. And she’s the co-author of “The Mountain Method™,” an actionable workbook that helps readers identify true goals, set new ones, and become situated in a position where they are self-accountable and proud of their progress and aspirations.

However, many might not know that she is also the daughter of Martin Kove, the famed onscreen karate sensei, John Kreese, from The Karate Kid and Cobra Kai universe. While Rachel has always grown up alongside the action of film and glamour of Hollywood, her true passion lies in helping people achieve their dreams and find the strength to solve life’s biggest challenges.

We caught up with her to learn more about her personality, her motivations, and more. 

Hi Rachel, welcome to Vents! As a gifted and renowned life coach, we would like to start by asking if you have a hidden talent?

I’m not sure how hidden it is, but I love singing and acting.

What would you say is your favorite word?


And your Guilty pleasure?

Bitchin’ sauce.

Any pet peeves?

Passive aggressiveness.

What about your all-time favorite movie?

The Departed.

And your best TV discovery?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Breaking Bad.

What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleeping?

48 hours.

What’s the most heroic thing you’ve ever done?

Given birth to my son.

What was your silver lining of 2020?

Learning to truly love myself and witness my courage.

What do you do to relieve stress?

Meditation, baby! 40 times a day!

If you had three minutes for a dance party, what would the song be?

DJ Snake and Lil Jon “Turn down for What.”

Your dad is legendary sensei (“The Karate Kid,” “Cobra Kai”), Martin Kove. Did you take karate lessons growing up?

I have taken karate lessons off and on my entire life. But I’m embarrassed to say that I have never stuck with it, though I do love martial arts. It’s such an art form, and I appreciate it immensely. It’s definitely on my list of things to do.

Beach or mountains?


If you had a boat, what would you name it?

“The Warrior Princess.”

Favorite escape?

Binging Netflix.

What sound do you love?

My son’s laughter.

Thank you for the interview, Rachel! We’d love to end with this question: What’s the best advice you’ve ever given yourself?

Get comfortable in the uncomfortable.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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