Who will meet you?
As a kid, I resisted “fitting in” to my family. I frequently received messages that I was too emotional, overthinking things, and just needed to learn to be happy. On a bigger scale, I felt the weight of knowing that I could never be my older brother, a man of perfection in the eyes of my Iranian father. I questioned the notion of a universal definition of success. I was possessed with tiny, powerful thoughts that my curiosity of life and humans was worth exploring.
I craved space to follow my intuition and took my first big leap by moving West at the first opportunity. I fell in love quickly with a man who became my anchor. That relationship allowed me to explore bold things within the stable comfort of my relationship. I embraced any experience that fueled the part of me addicted to learning and growth. I sought adventure and took risks. I tested what it felt like to go against the grain.
Years later, after college, my marriage to that man fell apart abruptly. It became clear that any single set of circumstances could change in an instant. Initially, I focused on the wrong things, desperate to seek comradery in people who shared my experience. I kept coming up blank. I felt lost and alone without my anchor. Eventually, I turned inwards to the part of me unwilling to give up my draw to adventure. I decided to embrace work as a new anchor point of stability.
I built an incredible career with a growing technology company in Colorado that was later acquired by a Fortune 500 company. I rode an ocean filled with waves of continued change simply by being part of a business that grew 10x in my five year tenure. I led a successful team that built and managed the organization's most strategic partnerships. I celebrated the left side of my brain that thrived on solving large technical problems efficiently. I grew to love managing people. I worked with an executive coach that further supported my career trajectory. I was on the path to achieving my father’s definition of success and had tricked myself into believing I was doing it my own way.
And then my brother was arrested and eventually incarcerated in the federal prison system. Instantly I was relieved of my father’s expectations. I realized his definition of success came at far too high of a cost. I found freedom to revisit the curiosity that shined inside me as a child. I was drawn to invest in myself. I could be my own anchor. I was called to build a deeper understanding and trust with myself. I was free to determine what was enough for me and to be my own permission to create the life I desired.
I built a new dream centered on the impact I wanted to make in the world. I combined the fierce courage I embodied in my business success with my lifelong interest in personal development. I became a student again, learning the practice of becoming a great coach through the Co-Active Training Institute.
I am now the founder of a coaching organization focused on supporting clients navigate change moments. I help people understand who they are at their core and give them the space to stand in the corner of the universe reserved for them. I champion people to unleash the power inside of themselves so they can build a life that lets them blossom. I am a truth seeker.
It is better to learn to show up to any circumstance than to be immune to life.
Getting to know oneself is the greatest gift you can give yourself.
Individuals hold the key to their own happiness.
Gratitude will never fail you.
Rumi said it best. "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there." I am excited to meet you, wherever you are. Wonderful things are just around the corner.
What does coaching with me look like?
I work with a limited number of clients for a committed time period (typically 3 or 6 months), during which we will:
- Establish goals for coaching
- Develop a framework of accountability
- Meet twice a month over the phone
- Communicate via email, as necessary