In addition to the kind words from those I’ve worked with on the the main page, here are additional testimonials of some of my fabulous amazing clients who have done marvelously as a result of our coaching work together:
Vickie Velasquez & Larissa Galenes, Vegetarian Zen We had reached a point in our business development at which we felt “stuck”, and thought that a business coach could help us to move forward. During our initial consultation, Farnoosh asked us tough and insightful questions about our business, clientele and goals. Throughout our coaching, Farnoosh continued to provide guidance which helped us gain a sense of clarity and direction that could have taken us months (possibly years!) to figure out on our own. While we still have a lot of work ahead of us, our time with Farnoosh provided the jump-start we needed to take our business to the next level.
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.
Kim Nightingale, Owner at Nightingale’s Notes I have worked in corporate for my entire live and I have strong opinions on many issues. Because I am a doer, my biggest fear was that after I invested in the coaching program, I would find myself resisting the techniques or not see the value in them. When I finally made the decision to do the program, I made a promise to myself to let go and just follow the process. I am so glad that I did! The 3 month journey took us in a very different direction from the original outline I had brought to the table. The reason I say ‘us’ is because working with Farnoosh is truly a team effort. Farnoosh helped me to realize that she can guide and give great suggestions, but I had to do the homework and know what works best with my management style. She gives 100% of her time and energy and often surprised me with emails filled with tools that pushed me into a whole new way of thinking. She even worked with me to put out my first e-Book! Farnoosh is someone that truly wants to see you to succeed. She gets genuinely excited about the progress of your projects. I can’t wait to work with her again!
Mark Hyder, On Coaching As A Tour Guide To Your Future! Sometimes you need a guide, even just a little bit and maybe just for a little while. Someone to wipe the fog away from the window so you can actually see what could be just ahead of you. Someone to be your calm voice of reason and who can validate what you think you see with another set of eyes and a different perspective. A guide who has already traveled the same road and knows what lies just ahead and around the bend in the road that you cannot yet see. Farnoosh has been that for me. I was well on my journey and deep into my trip toward where I wanted to be when I found myself off course and a bit confused as to how to get to my destination. I could see it from where I was at, but what I could no longer see was the path that would take me from where I was to the place I wanted to be. With her help I’m back on track and actually moving again toward my original destination. I would recommend her to anyone needing to build the bridge from where they are at, to where they want to go.
John Kowalski at Babacita, Marketing Consultant – On Moving from Corporate to His Own Business I had never even considered working with a coach but was currently at a standstill with developing my consulting business plan. I had explored my personal and professional skills but with all the “parts and pieces,” I was unsure of how to translate them into a solid business offering. Then I found Farnoosh! In our sessions, through her brilliant insight, thought process and analysis, I was able to move forward and the pieces came together. Her encouragement, inspiration and dedication to my situation and to me were unlike anything I had experienced in the past! Where have you been all my life?!? Now, moving forward with her expertise and guidance, I will absolutely succeed. Being a pretty driven individual, Farnoosh was able to still spark me to a new level that was missing for years. I highly recommend working with her.
Monica Bourgeau, On Gaining Clarity about her Business Goals & Vision
I loved working with Farnoosh and was able to gain so much clarity around the goals and purpose of my blog and writing. She provided straightforward and actionable ideas that were exactly what I needed right now. She was also incredibly responsive when I had quick questions or ideas. She is a wonderful sounding board and gives thoughtful feedback and advice. I am energized and enthused for taking the next steps with my blog and informational products.
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.
Veronica Shanklin, Corporate Employee On Taking the Smart Exit Blueprint Class and who by the end of class had been hired by her FIRST client! The SmartExitBlueprint was an excellent way to kick off my plan for an escape. Farnoosh is so positive and encouraging and really makes you feel like you can conquer the world. The course is well-organized and she is always available to answer questions and provide guidance if and when you are stuck. I recommend the course for those who know it’s time to make that move but just need that extra push and a little confidence to get the ball rolling. Thanks Farnoosh!
Lawanda Thompson, Corporate Employee On Taking the Smart Exit Blueprint Class and Bringing her Entrepreneurship Ideas to Life For those who’ve spent years in the corporate world and have come to find it unfulfilling, but are unsure of how to go about making a change, Farnoosh’s Smart Exit Blueprint course is a wonderful place to start. For me, there was no better way to begin exploring the path to entrepreneurship. Farnoosh took a truly holistic approach to developing the coursework and guiding the class through each module. By the end of the course I had the solid, practical tools I needed to identify my next steps. I’ve become inspired again and am well on my way to transitioning away from corporate life.
Sarah Alfares – On Finding the Right Career Path in University Finding the right career path was a big problem for me and even though I tried many possible solutions, I still felt lost. I thought that contacting a coach would help and when I found Farnoosh and heard her story, I was inspired by what she did and I knew that she was the right person to work with. My consultation call with Farnoosh showed me what an understanding and an experienced person she is. I opened up to her easily and felt I could trust her, which made working with her a very easy decision. During the coaching cycle, I was given different exercises that helped me learn more about myself and find solutions to the problems I was facing. Thanks to Farnoosh, I have learned to make decisions based on what I want and what is right for me and not what others want from me. I have also learned how to look at my situation differently and see difficulties as experiences that enable me to grow. There were many times when I felt stuck but Farnoosh’ support and guidance kept me going and pointed me towards the right direction. Farnoosh was very dedicated and she was always there for me; answering every email carefully and yet promptly. I am very pleased with my experience and I know that I have obtained more than I thought I could and I was able to improve many areas of my life.
Priya (my shy client) Engineer Dreaming of Becoming a Writer – On Ending Self-destructive Cycles Thank you for an eye-opening session. I absolutely LOVE your depiction of the vicious cycle of behavioral/emotional problems. Though I knew I had to get away from feeling victimized by my circumstances, I wasn’t doing anything about it other than feeling disgruntled deep down all the time. But after talking through it with you, it’s crystal clear that any complaints on my part are mere excuses to staying complacent. And also, until I talked to you, I didn’t realize to what extent my approval seeking was holding me down. So thank you for giving me the encouragement to start with small, consistent and meaningful steps to delve deeper into my dreams and aspirations.
Tibor Febland, Aspiring Entrepreneur – On Starting His Own Cosmetics Business I would just like to thank Farnoosh so much for the coaching session which has had such a positive impact in my personal and professional life! I was a bit hesitant to ask for coaching with her at first – I was not sure I would get the value out of it and I was not even sure she could help with my particular problem – I had been toying with the idea of contacting a coach and now I’m so glad I did and I’m so glad it was Farnoosh. Very happy with the way things went, I am sure Farnoosh and the session continue to have a positive impact on my life. Sincerely thanks again and I look forward to our next session. Love and Light from Tibor
Stephen Gaudet – On Finding the Right Path in His Career I was lucky enough to stumble upon Farnoosh and Prolific Living last year. Before I met her, I was in a job that was very secure, paid well, and was in a field that I had been trained and educated in. I wasn’t happy though. My brain kept saying….stop acting like a spoiled brat…do your work and be happy you have it. My heart knew that I needed to make a change …and it won the disagreement with my brain. When I found Prolific Living online, I was so happy to see that there were other people out there going through the exact same thing I was. I knew I needed a change, but didn’t know how to go about it. Farnoosh got me on the right track through some excellent one on one Skype sessions, and a multitude of emails. She challenged me. She informed me. She enlightened me. I’m now beginning a new journey in my career and I owe it all to Farnoosh…..thank you!!!!
Sean Cox, Vision Coach – On Turning His Blog into an Online Business Farnoosh was great for mainly 2 reasons. First, she gave me concrete and practical advice that was very helpful and that I could move on and take action with right away and that was great.Second, I appreciated her generous and friendly spirit. She seemed to really care about my project, which is as important to me as the content and advice she gave me about online business. I would highly recommend Farnoosh to anyone wanting to improve their blog and also anyone that wants to build their online business. Thank you, Farnoosh.
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