You are a smart, driven individual. You have done well for yourself. You are a higher performer and accomplished in your field. Yet, right now, you’ve hit a plateau or find yourself at a crossroads or in a situation that requires outside perspective to help you choose the best pathway to move forward.
Perhaps your once ideal career is no longer fulfilling you. Or your small business is not growing as fast as it once was. Or your successful path is not as lucid as it seemed a few years ago. I have been in every one of these situations once.
You have come to realize that what got you here won’t get you to your ultimate goals, that it won’t help you make the necessary leap you need to make right now, and you are finally in a place where you don’t want to do it all by yourself. I came to that moment in my life 11 years ago.
You are in a stage of life that requires a pause, a change of course in direction and strategy, a shift in mindset, and you are wondering if you could use some help along the way.
GOOD! This happens to every driven smart and successful high performer on the journey. Every. Single One. It’s what you do about it that tells the rest of the story.
Welcome! I’m Farnoosh Brock. I coach and mentor smart entrepreneurs and driven business owners to accelerate their success and growth through Impact, Income, and Influence. I also coach professionals in all industries on understanding and positioning their unique value, seeing themselves up as thought leaders and not simply ’employee’s, and doing the work that keeps them relevant and indispensable.
The power of the right coaching is beyond measure. Coaching is not about the exchange of information; you do not need yet more information! Coaching is about streamlined learning, focused feedback, and accelerated outcomes with the right mentor by your side. The right coach enables you to break through your limited thinking and frees you up to create unreasonably high levels of success and fulfillment in your business and profession. You make the leaps of progress that would not have been possible for you if you were still stuck in the old ways of thinking or chugging along on your own.
I would not be telling you this if I had not been in the same exact place and experienced the shift with the right coaches along the way.
I’ve been investing heavily in my own private coaches and trainers (business coaches, voice coaches, life coaches), self-studies, self-improvement programs and masterminds ever since I resigned from my corporate job at Cisco in 2011 to run my own company, along with my husband Andy whom I hired also from Cisco into our company late 2012. We have never once looked back but in the beginning, I resisted the idea of hiring a coach because I was trying to do it all on my own and because I did not appreciate the value of investing in myself. That realization was the biggest breakthrough in my growth and business success, and I hope it can be yours too.
The truth is this: Doing it on your own takes long, wastes time, money, energy and at best produces mediocre success. This is only clear in hindsight but if you want to accelerate your success, the right coach can be the fastest enabler.
Understanding What Coaching Actually Is
If you are not familiar with what coaching is about, or whether it can even be the right next step for you, you are not alone. From hundreds of conversations with those who were fuzzy about “this coaching thing”, I created a FREE resource on the most common false beliefs and myths surrounding coaching below:
If you are now curious to hear more about whether my coaching can accelerate your success toward your goals and dreams, apply to one of my programs below and let’s have a conversation to see if we are the right fit.
What Type of Coaching Would Best Serve You?
1. Business Coaching for Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, Consultants, Tech Founders and Start-up CEOs:
In this coaching program, we work together to create the ideal profitable and sustainable business aligned to your life values, passions, and strengths. I help my business clients in all facets of business growth and work across many industries: tech, pharma, medical, education, professional service providers, and financial, to name a few. My sweet spot is on cultivating deep trust and meaningful business and peer relationships that translate to actual business opportunities through The Serving Mindset framework based on my latest book. My methodology teaches the prospecting language based on serving, not selling, including how to charge appropriately (this often means a lot higher than you are charging) and address objections effectively (this is your golden opportunity to deepen trust, but few know what to say/do in this phase of conversation). The serving method leads to consistent client acquisition with high retention results, referrals and repeat business. My methods are void of pushy selling techniques, advertising, and require minimum marketing or “platforms on social media”. Instead, we capitalize on the natural strengths of my business clients and the power of influence and trust as foundations of lasting success.
Who is this for? This coaching is ideal for driven business owners and entrepreneurs who have ambitions of success and sustainable revenue but may have hit a plateau or a slow stage or maybe considering a change of direction. This coaching is right for you if you have built your business well so far but your clients are not staying with you long enough or you are not charging appropriately and maybe resenting some of the work or access to you or you are not happy with your package offerings and not sure how to address objections of prospects who don’t want to move forward and you know you have value to offer but aren’t getting through to your ideal customers.
2. Leadership and Executive Coaching for High Performers, Corporate Professionals, Managers, Directors, and VPs
In this coaching program, I teach you my proven strategies and methodology to accelerate your career success, secure your value and allies in the political landscape, uniquely position yourself for the next promotion, negotiate with smarts on your compensation package at every stage of your career transition, swiftly move up the corporate ladder toward your desired rank and recognition. The corporate landscape is not based on merit alone, and understanding the key connections and speaking the right corporate language in the complex organizational matrix is an essential skill if you want to remain relevant and indispensable. You can learn and implement all these skills with me even if you are an introvert, super techie, an immigrant or a minority, all of which apply to me and all of which I’ve heard used as excuses for those who are stuck in their careers. You’ve worked hard for your career. The next leap will take a new set of skills. Learn them all with me!
Who is this for? This program is ideal for high performing leaders and executives with proven track records of success who have reached a ‘plateau’ in their career and are ready to break through. This coaching is right for you if you are a high-achieving individual contributor, a mid-level manager, a director or executive, determined to figure out how to move to the next level, how to navigate the corporate landscape smarter and faster, how to increase your level of influence and executive presence and how best to position yourself as the trusted authority with the financial rewards matching your true value contribution.
What Qualifies Me to Coach on Business Growth, Career Success, and Mastery of Your Own Life?
The only thing that matters to me at the end of the day is this: Have I served my clients well? Have I helped them get closer to their goals and further from their challenges?
I’m thrilled to see that I have done that consistently in a decade of coaching professionals and companies. My success as a coach is because of:
(1) The first-hand experience of having successfully done everything I coach in my own career and my own company.
(2) The repeatable success in the careers and businesses of my clients after working with me.
(3) The continuous investments in my growth and development through self-studies and application of such studies.
You want my success secrets? You can have them!
Our family and friends still wonder how two ex-electrical engineers who were such good old employees left a “safe” corporate life behind to start their own business. They wonder how my husband is my business partner and manages to play golf at his club five days a week or how I practice yoga every day while still running a business, working with my clients and publish so many books. We let them wonder. But if you want to know how we did this, I’m happy to tell you.
See, my success was not accidental or lucky. It can be replicated, repeated, and taught and followed. You can apply the same success principles to YOUR business or your career and get the same or better results.
What you get in my coaching program that most “elite” and “highly sought after” coaches would never give you: ALL my secrets to success. I open the curtain and let you see everything because you know what? I can’t stand it when I pay for a high-end coach only to get basic fluff without the real juicy secrets behind their actual success.
Because as my client, you deserve to know everything about how I made it. The success of my clients is what allows me to do my work with such enthusiasm, dedication, and joy. With my credentials, some of which include Bachelor’s and Master’s with honors in Electrical Engineering, Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE), Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Toastmaster and Leader, ex-software coder of a start-up, 12 years in a Fortune 100, a business and career coach, a 4-times published author, a Talks@Google Speaker, a DiSC Human Behavior for Personal Growth expert, full-time entrepreneur, company founder, quoted in over 130 websites, podcasts including Forbes and the BBC, I guide you along with a wide and deep perspective on many facets of career, business and life if you do my coaching program.
What Some of my Amazing Clients Said about their Coaching Experience:
Tanya Neufeld, Brand & Facebook Ads Strategist When I started working with Farnoosh, I was juggling several side hustles while working full-time in corporate sales at Facebook. I had had business coaches before, but no one as responsive, compassionate, experienced and strategic as Farnoosh. She consistently will challenge you and grow you to the next level if you’re willing to put in the work, get honest with yourself and have those conversations.
Over just five months, Farnoosh coached me through handing in my notice at my once dream job, quitting one of my side hustles, and growing the other into my full-time business as an ad strategist.
Despite my background in sales, Farnoosh revolutionized the way I speak to clients and potential clients on the phone and over email. She keeps you accountable, motivated, and trains you on techniques such as DiSC profiling and her serving over selling mindset. These techniques have helped me overcome my repulsion to sales and to build my business so that it can sustain me and offer me the freedom to travel freely.
Farnoosh’s focus on building relationships and overcoming limiting beliefs has allowed me to step out of marketing nonsense and grow my business more authentically. I now employ two people and will be hitting my first five-figure month – in my fourth month self-employed at age 26 – thanks to her constant support and direction as my coach, and in my mind, the right-hand person in my business, always available to provide support and direction in all executive decisions.
Vidya Rajagopalan, PMO Leader | Public Speaker My name is Vidya Rajagopalan and I want to heartily recommend Farnoosh Brock. Why would I want to recommend her? For three reasons:
1. She is very mindful of the kind of clients she wants to coach because it’s important for me as a client to be coachable for her to be successful. If I am adamant about everything I do and say “I’m absolutely right” then there is nothing that you could do about it so she doesn’t just take on clients because it’s a source of revenue and it’s very easy to fall into that trap.
2. Farnoosh keeps me accountable. I’ve been a client of hers for more than 2 years now (on and off) but in all this time she would ask me “did you get a chance to do this?” or “what’s going on with that?” Not in a pushy way, she does keep me accountable because if we want to slip and slide through life why even have a coach?
3. Farnoosh is a servant leader. That’s a term that I’m starting to use a lot these days because I’m seeing the value of that term. Whatever she does for me as a client is a service and it’s very palpable in the way she interacts with me, the way she appreciates me acknowledges me and celebrates me even on days when I completely fail to do so. Even on days when I think I am an utter failure for not doing “a, b and c” she sees the “d e f…x y z” that I have accomplished and praises me for that. It’s very important to have someone like that in your corner especially when the going gets tough.
There are many more reasons why I would recommend Farnoosh but these are the top 3 that come to my mind. I wholeheartedly recommend her as an executive coach because she really helps to change the mindset, she keeps me accountable and she’s of service which is a rarity in this industry.
Amy Simpkins, CEO of muGrid Analytics and Speaker/Author Sales was one area of particular concentration during my apprenticeship with Farnoosh — from client prospecting, through the initial conversations and final negotiations all the way to closing a client. Sales was my struggle. I had a hard time confidently quantifying the value of my services. Farnoosh helped me work through my sales quagmire with a three-pronged approach: (1) mindset work around the value proposition; (2) scripts, prompts, and other preparation tools in my toolbox; and (3) ensuring conversations come from a place of serving, not selling. Farnoosh’s service-based approach to sales is gentle-yet-firm, confidence building, and easy to embrace. Once I made it my mission to coax out a client’s true and sometimes unspoken needs and desires, sales became more comfortable, more effective, and even a true joy.
Farnoosh’s service-based approach to sales is a potent combination of steely confidence and heart-centered empathy that translates well in industries of all stripes. My own experience has shown that this approach is effective in emotionally intuitive fields like coaching and wellness, but also equally effective – if not more so – in the often austere domains of technology. I have seen traditional sales done in a variety of industries, and Farnoosh’s service-based approach is far more effective and palatable in comparison. No matter the field, the sales function is essential for any business, and Farnoosh transforms it from an ick-inducing, fear-filled chasm that must be crossed to the warm beating heart of a world-changing, mission-oriented enterprise.
Not only is my value proposition now highly attractive to my ideal clients, but my sales also approach actually helps them make the decision to work with me. This is the number one most important result of my work with Farnoosh and I highly recommend this approach to all business owners struggling with sales.
Daniel Sawyer, Director at XTRAC Solutions, a Fidelity Investments Company Working with Farnoosh was an experience that I will always look upon as transformational. I feel very fortunate that I was able to work with Farnoosh on my leadership journey when I joined her Accelerated Men’s Leadership program in 2016. The experience has made a significant impact on me both personally and professionally. I entered the program primarily focusing on how to navigate a recent promotion from a successful individual contributor role to a Director Level Manager role. I exited the program as a confident and effective leader, well-equipped with a powerful overall mindset, improved “leader language” and listening skills, enhanced behavioral tools to connect with all types of behavior styles, as well as an enriched work-life balance.
The 3 components of the program that stood out for me:
1. Change in Mindset: Applied to professional and personal aspects such as boundaries and work-life balance.
2. Behavioral Training through DiSC: The DiSC profile training allows me to grow my self-awareness, but more importantly, allows me to understand and connect with other behavior styles to establish and maintain stronger relationships.
3. Effective Communication skills:
– Utilizing specific language that breaks down communication barriers
– Expectation vs Agreement
– Asking for permission
– Learning how to really listen
– Learning how to say “No” effectively
Financially, the leadership program’s value has been tremendous – after only 3 months in the program, I was given the highest performance rating available at mid-year reviews as well as an “off-cycle” raise of over 10%!
If you want to grow and prosper as a person and a professional, I highly encourage you to take the leap and work with Farnoosh. The transformation for me has been phenomenal.
Christina Canters, Keynote Speaker, Communications and Public Speaking Expert After 2 years of running my communication skills coaching business, I reached a point where I felt my business had plateaued. While I had good people around me, I still felt like I was doing everything on my own, and I was tired of trying to figure it all out for myself. I reached out to Farnoosh and after one conversation, I knew that I wanted to work with her. It was a big investment, but I knew the growth I would experience would far outweigh the investment. Working with Farnoosh immediately felt like a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders, which enabled me to get clear on my goals and steps to get there. Through her Apprenticeship Program, she helped me to think bigger for myself, dramatically increase my fees, know the true depth of the value I offer, and actually enjoy having sales conversations! Her ‘serving mindset’ approach was a game-changer. Plus, she goes out of her way to support and serve you as a client, to the point where I genuinely felt like I was her ONLY client! I can’t thank Farnoosh enough for being such a wonderful coach, mentor, and supporter, and I know the impact of our work together will extend far beyond the time frame of the program.
Keisha Masters, Senior Clinical Research Manager Farnoosh’s program is the best investment you can make in your professional career! I originally invested in the Crack the Code program in January of 2015 and within 3 months, I increased my salary by 30k, giving me the boost of confidence I desperately needed. Over the next year, I looked for opportunities and made strategic decisions that gave me the best career capital, something that I was not accustomed to before Farnoosh. In March of 2016, I received an email from Farnoosh about an Accelerated Women’s Leadership Program, I was sold right away! This was an aggressive 6-month program, but I knew that it would pay off and sure enough it did, in 7 months (1 month after the program ended) I was offered a position with another company with a title change that was higher than my current managers! WOW!! I would like to note that I have the skills and 2 degrees, but none of this made me stand out or give me that competitive edge. Farnoosh helped me recognize my value, articulate that and be aggressive with my career goals and I am so thankful! She has the heart of a teacher and unparalleled insight into what companies are truly looking for, from their leaders!
If results are what you’re looking for, then take the opportunity to INVEST in yourself with Farnoosh’s program- you will NOT be disappointed!!
Jim Keane, Vice President of Sales It is my pleasure to share the results of my experience in working with Farnoosh. I offered to do this for Farnoosh based upon my individual results which has made me a stronger leader. As my leadership partner and coach, Farnoosh has assisted me in three primary areas: Developing stronger relationships, communication, and crafting my unique value proposition. As a result of our partnership, I have been able to build stronger relationships. I have been able to do this because she has strengthened my ability to understand other people’s styles, improved my active listening skills, and sharpened my ability to reach greater alignment with others. From a communication standpoint, she has developed my ability to verbalize my needs in terms of benefit to others. As a leader, it is important that I can succinctly communicate my value to others and she has assisted me in framing this up. It’s been hard work but well worth it!
In addition, these are the AWESOME qualities I’ve found in Farnoosh:
* Positive Attitude: Always an encouraging word or note to motivate you!
* Accountable: Farnoosh does exactly what she says she is going to do when she says she is going to do it.
* Great Listener: Farnoosh has invested time to understand what I want to achieve and customized a plan to help me achieve those goals.
* Terrific Communicator: Farnoosh’s communication skills are outstanding; she has helped me develop my communication style to be more effective in working with others.
* Will Challenge: Farnoosh challenges me when I need it even when I need to get that break or a good work out in to balance my life.
You see, in today’s world of social media and the smart phones, it’s all too easy to recommend someone with a”click” and over-simplify the “endorsement”. However, if we want to know and work with the BEST, it takes time for all of us to do the research. I can without a doubt state that I have found a partner and coach who has made a positive life-long impact on my life! Thank you Farnoosh!.
Hasan Hboubati Your training and coaching really paid off, Farnoosh. During the interview, I felt like I was slaying dragons or dodging bullets (if that make sense!). I would process and frame every question in a way that makes sense and positions me as a value add for the company. I turned every question that I did not know how to answer into a competitive advantage (exactly as you have shown me). As a result, I landed a job as Sales Consultant at an amazing company with great potential. I am supporting the sales team and making sure they have the technical and product support to make the sale. It is one of those positions that I did not even know I would like or enjoy until I actually started doing it. I am grateful to God for bringing you into my life. I am thankful to you for the coaching and for always being positive and believing in me.
Charlotte Gonzalez, Senior Medical Writer When I first started working with Farnoosh, my confidence was very low and I was feeling like I would never be able to find any success in my career. I was very nervous about investing in coaching, but from our first session, I knew that I had made a good choice. I immediately felt that Farnoosh was not only very knowledgable and passionate about her work, but also that she listened deeply and took me seriously. She is genuine, enthusiastic, positive, and supportive, and I quickly began to look forward to our calls.
During the time we have worked together, I have discovered more and more what a talented coach she is. Her gentle way of guiding me to see things from a different perspective has been invaluable, and she manages to be wonderfully kind and understanding while at the same time always ready to call me out and hold me accountable when necessary. Her wise and clear suggestions have led to much more effective interactions with my colleagues and my manager, and, most of all, she has given me the confidence to see myself as a leader for the first time in my career.
As a direct result of working with Farnoosh, I have been given significantly more responsibility in my job, have a much better relationship with my boss and am being encouraged to develop into a leadership role – something I could hardly have imagined 6 months ago. I have received a lot of great feedback from people I work with. I feel so much more confident in my strengths and I am now becoming known as someone who speaks up instead of being someone quiet who always held myself back.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Farnoosh to anyone, working with her has been one of the best investments I have made in myself. I would certainly not be in the great situation I am now in if it wasn’t for Farnoosh and I am very excited see what the next few months will bring.
Jennifer Hines, CEO at Accelerated Sales & Leadership Institute I had the privilege of being Farnoosh’s business coach for over a year. I have never met anyone like her! Her drive and passion for being a remarkable executive coach are like none other. Farnoosh makes every client her utmost priority and has the skill set and mindset to help her clients get the results they desire.
Her corporate background gives her a unique ability to relate and empathize with what many of her executive clients are experiencing in their work life. Without bias, I can genuinely recommend Farnoosh Brock for her superior executive coaching skills!
Patrick Reynolds, Owner/Consultant at Cross Link Consulting Through 2+ years of coaching with Farnoosh, I’ve gained a lot of insights and business improvements but the one outcome that is of most value is this: I’ve learned to trust my team. My attitude has gone from suspicion and aggravation to appreciating and valuing them. The most valuable insight through coaching is recognizing the team that I currently have is trustworthy, focused, dedicated, hard-working. This is the area that most frequently I talk about with others when I speak about coaching. The team didn’t change; Patrick changed. Case in point: When the guys used to go for a 2-hr lunch on occasion, I’d get upset, I’d wonder how much work they had to do they were goofing off and not taking things “seriously”. Through coaching, I stepped back from that mistaken perspective and became inquisitive and quickly realized that they were actually building rapport (while out and about) for the company’s sake, for my sake and the social time was intentional – they got to know one another better so they could be more effective work buddies and that pays off in so many ways. Farnoosh helped me to step back and ask the right questions and rescript my story. I arrived at the truth which is them taking that long lunch serves me and my goals and it’s healthy for them to do that and it changes my feeling toward them from one of frustration to respect and appreciation. Coaching gave me a team I love and trust. When you own your own business, it doesn’t make sense not to love the work or the people, why else are you doing it? This has been such a momentous shift. As a result, my team is happy with me and this shift has done wonders for relationships and for the business. Thanks to Farnoosh!
Ron Reich, Ex-Lawyer, Entrepreneur, Marketing Consultant There is an old saying that says: “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” That’s what I think about when I reflect on my experience of working with Farnoosh. She was the perfect mentor at the perfect time in my business for me. I originally started working with her toward advancing my writing and blogging career. She was instrumental in helping me get great initial traction for that. In addition, she helped me launch my six-figure coaching and consulting business in under 90 days!!! Talk about a miracle worker!
“Brilliant,” “strategic,” and “insightful” are a few words I’d use to describe Farnoosh. However, her real gift is being an amazing coach and mentor. She has an uncanny ability to help you quickly gain clarity and craft a plan of action whenever you’re in a difficult situation. If you want to reach your full potential while gaining financial freedom in the process, then I HIGHLY recommend you work with Farnoosh. She is a world-class mentor!
Charlotte Francis, IT Leader and Chief Information Officer (CIO) I am very grateful for the leadership and executive coaching with Farnoosh. Prior to our coaching, I felt a bit insecure and lacking in confidence in my C-level role. I also sensed that I had become easily intimidated. This bothered me greatly. The goal of my coaching was to become a more effective, confident leader with a handle on my career path moving forward. I knew I had to do something to regain my confidence.
Working with Farnoosh helped me unveil the limiting beliefs I held for myself. She patiently and intelligently walked me through the process of showcasing my strengths and assets. She utilized various leadership tools including the DISC behavior profiling and assessment. This exercise was extremely beneficial as it revealed my leadership behavior and personality style. Farnoosh also worked with me to create my career blueprint, a document which is now the framework for how I want to channel my career goals and aspirations.
Our coaching sessions were very informative and productive. She pushed me to think beyond my comfort zone and she always asked very pointed, focused questions to help make the shift that I needed. Farnoosh is a great listener, an enthusiastic cheerleader, and champion for her clients and a very strategic thinker. She clearly and quickly grasps the issues in the discussion and is able to provide very helpful suggestions to aid in resolving. Today I am excited to share that there has been a great shift in me – I am a strong, effective, confident leader – living in the power of my role and having a clear understanding of career path.
Badri Velamur Asokan, Engineering Leader I have been working with Farnoosh for over a year now. I came to her during a difficult period for me career-wise. In spite of being a hard-working, intelligent employee, I was the victim of back-stabbing at work. My performance ratings were down and I was looking at bleak career prospects within my company. I also did not feel confident of securing another job elsewhere. Farnoosh was kind enough to have a couple of introductory phone calls with me free of charge where we went through my situation. I immediately felt that she would be the right person to work with. At no point, I felt the pressure to hire her as my coach.
Through the last year, I have had a complete change in my thinking. I understand my value and that I’m always in control of my career, in my current company and beyond. Farnoosh knows how much to push you and what helps you in the mental state you are in and where you need to be to best serve you. You might feel like you are taking small steps and sometimes not improving. I would say: Have Patience. You will see how far you can come within a year!
One last big thing: money. I have to admit at the outset when I heard her package rate, I was a bit hesitant. She commands a high price but she is worth every penny. Think of it like this: What is your career worth? What is your confidence worth? The positive change you will make working with her is well worth the investment. I personally have seen my performance ratings go up, have had two raises in the last year, and feel more in control.
The only thing I regret: Not starting to work with her earlier. Do yourself a good turn; Invest in yourself and work with her. All successful career-minded people do.
Paige Elizabeth, Mastery Coach and Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Farnoosh has been very instrumental in assisting the launch of my business, The Dharmic Path. What I do is broken down into two parts that at times do overlap: teaching yoga and life coaching. She assisted me in figuring out what type of yoga courses I wanted to create and how I wanted to structure them which was part of the initial phase. However, the value for me was really found when she assisted me in learning how to really create income streams from my one on one coaching. Whether I was working with coaching clients or yoga students, she helped me to establish a method of working one to one, long-term, in a lucrative manner. To sum up, she helped cut the fat on a lot of wasted energy and channel my resources instead. Which for me is a big goal, to work smarter, not harder. And to also make twice as much for half the output ultimately. Helping me reach that personal goal was again, of much value to me! Love you Farnoosh.
Joy Sutton, TV Talk Show Host and Motivational Speaker When I first met Farnoosh as a guest on my show, I knew there was something special about her. She has what I call the “IT FACTOR” and it’s the reason I believe she has been so successful. I don’t believe this is something you can learn, it is truly a gift. Months later, I decided to hire Farnoosh to help me take my business to a new level.
Within our first two sessions, Farnoosh had identified several blind spots in my business, particularly around my speaking bookings and engagements. First, I never realized just how important this component was to my business and how lucrative it could be for me. She also made me realize I was undercharging for my services and not maximizing the selling potential of my website for this service.
Farnoosh also taught me how to sell myself effectively when I’m at a speaking event. This was a huge light bulb moment for me and has already paid off tremendously. During a recent speaking engagement, I was able to generate five new business leads for other speaking engagements and produce a new video for my website highlighting my talent.
While I was hesitant to pay for coaching initially, I am now a believer. Farnoosh has exceeded my expectations! Her wisdom, insight, and mentoring skills are exceptional. She truly listens to you and has the ability to bring out the best in you and your business. I never feel like just another client. I truly believe Farnoosh is invested in me as a person. I know with her by my side, I will go even farther than I imagined. I feel blessed to have met Farnoosh and to have her along on my journey..
Taisuke Yamamoto, Director at Geezerbuild (UK & SG) and Faction Entertainment Ltd When I first approached Farnoosh, I expected logical, insightful, and thoughtful advice about my business & career goals. What I got went far beyond my expectations: Farnoosh changed the way I thought about not only my career, but my life as a whole and my vision. I can honestly say that I’ve become a lot happier, productive, and focused person. I came into coaching as a super busy entrepreneur managing multiple businesses, with no ‘social life’ and 15 hour work days. I had yet more goals such as writing a book!
Right from the start I realized she is an extremely talented and compassionate person. Farnoosh will push you to find clarity – Why do you want this goal? What underlying reason is there in taking this career path? Farnoosh will ensure that you prepare a concrete plan and inspire and motivate you to keep pursuing your dreams. She is there to guide you through the tough times, but at the same time keep you accountable, read: she won’t let you slack off! Farnoosh found a key insight during our calls that I would never have figured out myself : I was doing too many things, burning out, and not working on what was ‘essential’. Farnoosh slowly guided me through a process that directed towards doing only the essential things in my career, and I feel that positive shift will stay with me and grow my businesses indefinitely. Not just in business in fact, Farnoosh made me see that my personal health and happiness had to be taken care of in order for me to have a fulfilling career and life for the long term. I found the coaching style very suited to my needs as Farnoosh was flexible in her schedule, and helpful at all times (for example I would email her a quick business issue I had, and she would respond with great insight into the next steps I should take). By pure coincidence Farnoosh and I were in Japan traveling, and I had the honor of meeting her in person for lunch! She was exactly how I had imagined: fun, smart, and an amazingly positive person to be around. In summary, what I got from the coaching with Farnoosh was real results: I am on track with my book goal, I’m living healthier, happier, and my business revenue has actually doubled since I began working with her. This was the first ever ‘coaching’ I had invested into, and I feel I’ve been very lucky to have taken the leap to be coached by Farnoosh. I would recommend her to absolutely anyone who is seeking a positive change.
Chet Thaker, Vice President at FM Global Glossophobes I have known and worked with Farnoosh for a few years now and words cannot describe how amazing she is. Whatever line of work Farnoosh ventures into she quickly establishes herself as a true expert through careful and thorough study, practical application and with energy.
Every time I talk with her you and hear and feel the depth of her knowledge and she quickly ascertains the issues you’re facing and is able to offer actions to help. Not only that, she challenges you and pushes you to make sure you put what she says into action and I know she does this with all her clients because she truly cares about everyone’s success.
What has been a source of inspiration to me is how she has transitioned from being in the corporate world working her way up from very technical roles where she had reach the top and then has transitioned her life and work into very different areas. Most people would try to stick to what they’ve invested years in but Farnoosh proves that you can reinvent yourself and follow your true passions and since she has been there and done it show expertly can show you the way. Everything Farnoosh teaches and helps you with she has had first hand experience in so you’e not just getting some theory you’re getting real-world guidance.
I have no hesitation in recommending Farnoosh to anyone looking for help with growing their corporate careers or venturing out as an entrepreneur. She is one of the nicest people I know and I’m proud to call her a friend.
Sheetal Jain, Senior Consultant at Deloitte & Touche Tax Technologies Farnoosh gets my highest recommendation as a career coach and mentor. I initially didn’t understand or comprehend the need for a coach. But as the old adage goes, “You don’t know what you don’t know!”. Working with Farnoosh gave me a different point of view. With her help, I was able to recognize where I could improve myself. Her unique ability to recognize, understand, and explain complex professional relationships has revolutionized my thinking, and most importantly, my actions. Her coaching skills helped me to identify and focus on the most important aspects of my professional life that have hindered me so much in the past. We set our goals early on in the process and kept them in our sights as we engaged on the many issues that popped up along the way. If you are ready to put in the effort, working with Farnoosh will produce positive results. Thanks Farnoosh for all the guidance and support.
Tony Castrogiovanni, Software Developer at SAS I had the pleasure of working with Farnoosh for 8 months in a small group coaching program focused on Career and Leadership Development. During that time, I found Farnoosh to be very gifted at listening to and customizing her material to best fit the needs of the group. I left the program with a greater understanding of how to adjust my own situational communication and leadership styles. The forward momentum created during program has also been invaluable as I continue to derive benefits from the material in my professional and personal life. If you are looking for a coach and mentor who is willing to truly dive deep into issues that matter to you, I highly recommend you consider working with Farnoosh Brock!
Karlyn Percil-Mercieca, Women’s Leadership Coach, Speaker & Facilitator Farnoosh works with YOU to help you move your business & life forward together! She gave me clarity on where I should focus and on what exactly I should focus on to get the best results.
Even though I had doubts about investing in her coaching program at first, I am so glad that I did, because, by the end of our coaching, I walked away with strategies and valuable tools empowered to make decisions that took my business and my life forward.
Thank you Farnoosh for making a difference in my life.
Kareem Elsayed, Senior Instructional Designer at Google I started working with Farnoosh to help me move forward in my online business. As we made progress, she uncovered that my true deeper desire and ambition was to increase my income. We worked together on my current job – to see if what type of opportunities were available. When we exhausted all options she helped me get clear on what I wanted in a new job. When it came time for negotiations, I consulted Farnoosh and she helped prepare me for the crucial conversation. In the end, I wound up working for a very famous tech company and getting a 30% raise.
Helena Summer, Relationship, Love & Dating Coach at LivDelicious.com I had my wonderful website and business for 10 years before I met Farnoosh and I feel I was fortunate to work with several high ticket clients but not for high ticket amounts, just little by little money over a long period of time. Although the income was reliable, it was capped, there was no way to grow and it could stop at anytime – it was not something I could control, it was not something where I felt this was my business. Then my friend Sid Savara told me I have to go work with Farnoosh. When I looked at her website, she didn’t come across as those long coaching sales letter websites that force you to “sign up now or else”. She was relaxed and sweet and I liked her. We had our consultation and when she told me her price, I fell on my butt. I didn’t feel comfortable at all but my friend said, “Do It!” so I did. My husband said go for it. So I started business coaching with Farnoosh and I wrote my first affirmation post-it: $3500 by May 26th. We started working May 1st 2015. By the third week of May, I had closed $10,500 in coaching profit. By the end of May, I made more than $11k in client fees. So then my husband said let’s make a bigger game: Close $20k by Aug 31st and I achieved that goal by July 17th while going through my house move, buying and selling and moving and all that stuff. After hiring Farnoosh, I am more confident, you will learn business skills and tools that make me feel I’m not just a relationship coach, I’m also a great professional confident business woman. So live delicious and hire Farnoosh even if you are scared!
Joy T., Clinical Operations Manager I first heard Farnoosh give professional advice while listening to her speak on a podcast. I was immediately attracted to her clear voice and sound advice – I wanted more. Soon after that, I listened to all of her podcasts and anything she offered that was free. We kept in touch over about a year- whether it be about my career or about my goal of writing a book. She is obviously someone who cares.
Then, I made the decision that I needed to move out of my job and that I wanted to have Farnoosh by my side. I hired her for her 3-month package with the ultimate goal of getting out of my job and into a position that was more in line with my goals. Within 3 weeks of working together, I landed that job. I put in a lot of work; at the same time, Farnoosh helped me by questioning my thinking, strategizing, putting me in touch with a professional CV writer, and keeping me accountable.
She was always available for questions and I knew that I was supported along the way! If you want someone to challenge you and get results-call Farnoosh.
Gail S., Senior IT Marketing Strategist When I came upon Farnoosh, I was at a crossroads in my career. I knew my current job was going nowhere and I was looking for an exit that did not throw away the years I had invested in my career. When a restructuring addressed that dilemma, I turned to Farnoosh to support me in planning the next steps of my career journey. Although initially I was hesitant to make the investment in coaching, my first session with Farnoosh assured me that I had made the right decision. Her expert guidance quickly steered me in the right direction as I repositioned my online presence and explored new opportunities.
Farnoosh guided me in assessing the basic workplace behavioral types and the driving factors for making better connections. Now that I am in a fantastic new role with one of my target companies, and I am continually leveraging this insight under Farnoosh’s guidance to steer clear of the pitfalls that have caused me to stumble in my previous roles. Farnoosh’s coaching approach is gentle, yet persistent. Her masterful insight helped me better tap into the ‘soft skills’ needed to move forward at this new stage of my career. Thank you.
Cheryl Thompson, Global Manager at Ford and Career Coach
I worked with Farnoosh on transitioning from Corporate to Entrepreneurship. Her coaching was essential to the perspective shift I needed to make to become my own CEO, rather than supporting someone else’s mission statement.
The true transformation was being able to create a group program. Before working with Farnoosh, I was tied up in needing a website, a fancy delivery system, an opt in page, etc…. I realized these were all excuses holding me back from “just doing it”!
Jenn McCartney, Editor at SkyHorse Publishing (Past), NYT Bestselling Author, Writer specializing in publishing
I had the pleasure of working as Farnoosh’s editor for her Healthy Smoothie series at Skyhorse Publishing. She was at all times an absolute professional.
The quality of her writing, the attention to detail, the dedication she showed in creating and promoting her books–all were top notch. All editors dream of working with an author like Farnoosh. The books were incredibly successful thanks in no small part to her talent and professionalism.
Anita Weber, Independent SharePoint Consultant/Analyst
Without Farnoosh I couldn’t have made the transition from corporate employee to business owner successfully. Her business coaching has been invaluable and enabled me to build upon business relationships and learn to influence people especially with her coaching me through the DISC profile training. Whenever I stumbled in my journey, Farnoosh would steer me back on focus and provide the tools I needed to continue expanding outside my comfort zone and growing my business.
Dr. Tuesday Bigelow, Cosmetic Surgeon & Entrepreneur I discovered Farnoosh when I purchased her juice book and began reading her blog and was intrigued with her passion for health and her love for travel. My profession is different than most of her clients but I had some career decisions to work through and felt I needed some coaching. I wasn’t sure she could help me but after a an introductory call, I knew she was my gal. I chose to work with her on a one on one basis for over a year. Farnoosh was exhilarated to step out into a different world to work with me. She makes sure you stay focused and she has a great ability to mindmap the order of steps to achieving your goal. She is very flexible and adaptable to her clients and makes herself available to you between sessions to accommodate you in any way that she can. Farnoosh is super organized, efficient, and insightful with an uncanny ability to ask the right questions to get to the root of a road block. We sorted through my career issues and solved those so quickly that we were able to move onto my side dream project and took that it from an idea in its infancy to a finished product! Farnoosh has a contagious energy and enthusiasm about her that immediately uplifts you! She is so grounded and her voice is so calming. Just take a sneak peek at her affirmations programs and you will understand. She was both a business coach and a life coach to me. We worked on everything from my business, career to juicing, yoga and positive affirmations. I loved every minute of our work together. During 15 months of coaching, doors were falling open for me and I believe it is because of principles she taught me. She will not disappoint and coaching with her is one of the best investments I’ve made in myself in years!
Sharon Paradesi, Software Development Engineer at Amazon It was a pleasure having Farnoosh as my coach over the past few months. She is a highly resourceful person and very considerate in her interactions. The number one takeaway I gained from her is a deeper understanding of my personality profile and how to better relate to others, especially in a corporate setting.
I would recommend Farnoosh if you are looking for someone to help you identify and overcome blind spots that may be blocking you from growing in your career.
Bruce Rodgers, On Resigning from a 25+ year Corporate Career to Go Solo I have been working directly with Farnoosh for 4+ months, and WOW — what an incredible experience! From our introductory call, she immediately put me at ease in speaking with her about my desire to move on to my own dreams and ideas, even when I hadn’t completely thought them through. She worked skillfully, diligently, and patiently with me to identify my passions and skills, and the resultant strengths. Right from coaching session #1, I felt super confident in her experience, skill, enthusiasm, positive “move forward” attitude, and concern about me, her client. What’s really outstanding is that it’s not just “rah-rah” cheerleading, which was my biggest hesitation with engaging a career coach. The fact that Farnoosh has actually DONE what she is teaching in her “practice-based” coaching and the Smart Exit Blueprint class gives her an instant measure of credibility – it’s what helped to sell me. Of course there’s a necessary element of cheering (which she is amazing at), BUT it’s eclipsed by Farnoosh’s practical, well-thought out, careful STRATEGIC planning required for a SUCCESSFUL career transformation. She recognized the work I put into it, and once the planning was done, she knew exactly how much to “praise”, and how much to “push”, to create real results, to take me to the next level. And, it’s WORKING; it’s been life-changing: I just RESIGNED from my 16-year Corporate position, and am fully on my way to doing my own gig, following the PLAN, and I am more excited than ever. And as independent and “extreme” of an analyst as I am, I honestly don’t think I could have done it without her. She knows what she’s talking about. She ROCKS!
Laurel Staples, REDpodcast.com Farnoosh Brock’s personality is magnetic. She is smart, insightful, and deeply passionate about helping other entrepreneurs express their gifts and talents through growing thriving businesses. If you’re ready to go full-time with your business or simply start making more money doing what you love, Farnoosh is your gal to learn from.
Her approach to life and business is fresh, holistic and most importantly, it WORKS to help turn your dreams into a reality. Thank you Farnoosh!
Julie Grauel, Career Coach, Switzerland.I decided to work with Farnoosh to help me get more confident in my sales conversations. We worked not only on how to improve my sales conversations but also on my packaging and pricing, and the things that were holding me back from success. She was very generous in sharing her experiences and great at holding me accountable each week. Outside of our coaching calls, she was quick to respond whenever I had questions or needed some additional support, which I really appreciated. Her husband Andy was also a great resource when I had questions about how to do something on my website and very accommodating with his time. As a result of our work together I have a lot more clarity and confidence about how to approach prospects and how to respond to them. I would recommend Farnoosh to any business owner looking to take their business to the next level.
Eric Sheetz, Vice President of Sales, Aspiring Author. I sought coaching from Farnoosh because she has accomplished something that I have not yet done. She was exited from her corporate job on her own terms and appears the happier because of it. I want to do the same. In our work together she has helped me to discover my hidden talents. Armed with this discovery my objective now feels within reach. Farnoosh has the courage to try new ideas so our coaching sessions are customized and unique to my needs. In our frequent email correspondence and our phone session calls, Farnoosh invites and works through disagreement. She has no interest in being anyone’s guru. Her approach is to offer assistance. She is organized and doesn’t forget the commitments I make to myself. In working together she has learned how to nudge me along effectively and remain accountable to my plans and my success.
Barbara Jackson, , Program Director, On Gaining Confidence that Let Her Get New Top Clients Last year, I made the decision to take a leap of faith and quit my corporate job. It was by no means easy, but in every way, it was the right thing to do for me. At first things didn’t take off the way that I had imagined they would. So I started to lose faith in myself and my business. My confidence was down and I seriously needed support. Through some online searching, I came across Farnoosh’s coaching program and saw that she had also taken a similar leap of faith out of her corporate job and I just knew I had to meet her and get her guidance. I had never done any career coaching before and I had no idea what to expect, especially since it would have to be over the phone (as we are in different continents!). I was surprised by how quickly Farnoosh was able to identify the areas that I needed to work on. We worked through these challenges successfully, one by one – from negotiating with my new clients to building my own personal self-esteem, to getting me back to a healthy lifestyle and reducing my stress. By the time we were done, after four months of hard work, I had made a 180 degree shift in all areas of my life: financially, professional, emotionally and physically. I can confidently say that I am now on the path that I want to be on and the best of all, I am extremely proud of myself, which is in a surprising way, is a new feeling for me. Thank you Farnoosh.
Rachael Lay at Choices Life Coaching – On Leaving Her 6-Figure IT Position after My Story
Yesterday I handed in my resignation from my 6 figure, executive IT position and Farnoosh, you were the one who helped me take the leap from constant rumination into action. I have been courting the fantasy of leaving my job to really dive into my businesses full time but always felt like it was just a mad hatter, out there idea that I would be laughed out of the village for. I was convinced that without a full client base, a replacement income and the largest safety mat ever, it just couldn’t happen. And yet, I was struggling daily with a total lack of passion. I wanted to be in ‘my place’ but I couldn’t make that happen, without letting go of the my old reliable. Then I started learning more about your story, and I just came to a feeling that you weren’t selling the regular “Quit your job, follow your passion and life is rosey” plug. Your story had something else that made it so much more real and inspiring and I kept thinking about you as an example of the reality of how my decision could work out. And so I leapt. I am equally terrified and exhilarated. I am simultaneously panicked and high on possibilities. You helped to create this monster, thank you so much for that. Rachael
Tal Gur – On Getting His Coaching Program off the Ground I first got to know Farnoosh through the blogging world. We both attended Chris Guillebeau’s world Domination Summit this year and after reading some of her brilliant posts I asked her to be interviewed to my Below to Zero blog. A few months ago I was looking for a coach to help me communicate better through my words and further build my coaching program. Both Farnoosh and I were born in a non-English speaking country so I knew she would be the right person for me, and she has been so great. Farnoosh pushed me to reach new boundaries. She helped me understand my strengths and unique abilities. Her constant support, sage advices, and unwavering belief in me allowed me to take my writing and coaching skills up a notch. And for that I am ever thankful. Tal Gur
Sylvia Duncan On Taking the Smart Exit Blueprint Class Signing up for the Smart Exit Blueprint class was one of the best things I could have done. Going to work every day to a job that is un-fulfilling was draining me. My emotions were out of control and I all I could think about was quitting no matter what, but, that wouldn’t have been smart, not with all the other responsibilities I had. The Smart Exit class has helped me to put things into perspective and look at the situation in a practical manner. I now have a plan that not only takes into account all my responsibilities, but also has helped to generate new ideals for a new path! I no longer see my current work situation as “life draining” but as a stepping stone to where I’m going. Oh yes, and the best part is now that I have a plan, I’m no longer controlled by my emotions. I like the new me!
Emily Summerer, Women’s Life Coach – On establishing a blog and website from scratch One day I Googled “find your own path” and the first website was Prolific Living. I was in the process of transitioning from a finance career at a Fortune 500 automotive company to empowering women as a life coach. I had just started getting certified as a coach and building the foundations needed for my business. Since I live overseas and move every couple of years, I knew I would need a strong blog to attract clients. Immediately I felt connected to Farnoosh through her blog. I have always been a big believer in finding the right mentors or seeking out the advice of experts to make my journey easier so I purchased a 3-session coaching package. I was a novice to the world of blogging and Farnoosh was able to share her expertise with me in a way that was easy to understand and enabled me to act upon the advice immediately. She provided me with detailed notes of our discussions and the action items to be completed between sessions. Farnoosh is someone who truly understands and wants to see you succeed as much you do.
Carrie Crotts at Samsara Consulting, On Going Full-time on Her Own and On Taking the Smart Exit Class After becoming familiar with Farnoosh’s work through her podcasts & blog posts, I was impressed by her quality of work. And when she offered the Smart Exit Blueprint course, it was exactly what I needed at that time. I started the class wanting to learn to do a professional exit from my corporate work into my own business. Funny how the universe works, because literally in the middle of the course, my ‘day job’ ended through its own circumstances. The course was the exact net for me to land safely with having the tools and resources from the Exit Blueprint course. Farnoosh bent over backwards to accommodate to her students, even when they were in varied states of exiting corporate life (i.e. just thinking about what to do & helping to brainstorm ideas all the way to me – who recently graduated ‘to the other side.’) It’s a great class and good work to do to align your life to your passions. She will show you how to do it step-by-step.
Chris Harris, IT Consultant – on Moving to Blogging and Online Business I have been working with Farnoosh for the last 7 months, she has been a tremendous asset to work with. Her experience working in corporate IT and then making the jump to running her own business has been an inspiration to me.
She is a powerhouse of talent and ideas that she channels into helping others to do the same. I am fortunate to be working with someone of her caliber who is warm, personable and able to see in my blind spots to develop new ideas and directions for making changes in my business life.
Blaine, Financial Expert, On Clearing Roadblocks through Proven Strategies and TechniquesI would encourage anyone looking to advance in self development to contact Farnoosh. Whether it be in personal self development or career development Farnoosh provided me with enlightening insights that helped me identify roadblocks that were keeping me from reaching my potential. Farnoosh then provided applicable tools and exercises to assist in overcoming my shortfalls that allowed me to see things for what they really were. Her energy is unmatched and her passion for what she does will come through clearly as you work with her. Farnoosh is definitely a positive spirit who is genuine and sincere. I would have been willing to pay twice the amount I did to work with her as the value received far outweighed the cost.
Emiel vanden Boomen, Blogger at Act of Traveling, On Not Wasting Time Searching for Answers Alone Sometimes you are stuck and need advice for your personal or professional situation. It takes a lot of time to search the internet trying to find answers to your questions. How do I deal with lack of motivation? How can I negotiate more salary with my boss? Honestly, I never before had a talk with someone about personal issues and challenges. The weird thing was that I realized my issues were not one of a kind. Others had traveled the road I was about to hit. Farnoosh turned out to be someone with experiences in many fields, business as well as personal. In one single hour, we touched on multiple subjects, losing not a single minute of time. I realized I was not alone out there. It is great to discuss your challenges with someone who wants to listen. In the end, it is the interaction between people that creates the added value.
Maria Brophy, Consultant for Artists – on Self-Discipline for Writing an eBook under Tight Deadline I had been wanting to write a book for as long as I can remember. I had everything you need to be an author, except for a few key components: organization, focus and confidence in my own knowledge. I had a bad habit of starting books projects, but never finishing. Then I got an opportunity to co-write with a very successful writer in my niche of art licensing, It was a huge step up for me, but I wasn’t sure that I could do the work and meet my deadline. I did a session with Farnoosh, and she went above and beyond. She helped me eradicate the fears that were holding me back from getting the work done. She helped me organize my writing, broken down by chapter into days and weeks so I’d meet my deadline, and then she followed up because she cared! The book is finished, I’m proud of the work that I did and I now have the confidence to write another.
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