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Shadi is a compassionate and effective guide. She has skillfully coached our work teams in leadership building and training over the past several years. Using an open-minded and heart-centered approach, Shadi facilitates activities to promote personal and professional growth. Through a journey of self-discovery and self-empowerment, we gained important insights that helped us develop and bond as a more cohesive team. Using keen insights and a relationship systems coaching model, Shadi creates a warm, positive and respectful environment where each person is encouraged to explore their own unique attributes.
When I started my sessions with Shadi, she helped me see that my goals could only be accomplished by taking a different pathway than I was on. To use a metaphor for my life direction, I was laying on the beach thinking about sailing or swimming and generally sleeping, and now I am heading straight out to sea on my own self-made craft, slowly but surely to new destinations. Including Shadi and her "human remedies" in my healing path to align body, spirit and mind to work in harmony instead of tugging mercilessly in different directions is a positive and comforting choice. Using the analogy of the lazy sun tanner, I have had to get my seafaring supplies, and get my list ready to face the challenges that the physical body would face out on the sea of life. Shadi gently ignites and fuels my intentions to improve my business, personal and spiritual growth by holding me accountable and preparing me to conquer big blue beyond.
Shadi's gift for creating a safe and inspiring space made this (leadership retreat) a profound experience for me individually and for us as a group. Each of us were essential in supporting each other's journey and we came away having made the world a better place. I can't wait to continue the work!
Not for the faint-hearted, are the first words that come to mind in writing this review. Once you decide to step into the arena with Shadi, expect to be challenged and shaken to the core regarding self reflection. Should one choose to do the inner work necessary, the take away results in a feeling of being transplanted. "Let go or be dragged!" is a Zen proverb that sums up how I experienced Shadi as a life coach (given I was decades stuck). Shadi's guidance techniques embody central themes around healing, awareness and self empowerment while utilizing tools at one's disposal to advance to the next level regarding personal growth.
My experience with Shadi has always been revelatory. No matter what conundrum of my life I present her with, she invariably shines a light on an aspect of my problem that I never thought to notice before, and she is always correct! With her big heart, personal experience of hard stuff and bright-as-a light mind, she has always shone the light on what I myself have missed, and she has always been right on target.
I have participated in two coaching sessions with Shadi and can honestly report that she has had a tremendous impact on my self-awareness. Shadi helped me uncover hidden issues that have impeded my personal growth. Moreover, Shadi has provided me tools and techniques to better understand these issues and how to conquer them. I would wholeheartedly encourage anyone to schedule a session with Shadi even if you do not feel you have room for improvement. Shadi will show you how to unearth deep seeded issues that are affecting your spiritual, personal and professional growth. It was time well invested!
I have been a client of Shadi for six weeks now and I can truly say she is a God Send. My life had been a little all over the place. When meeting Shadi I was looking for some direction and discipline. This is what I have found within our session and so much more. I have found a true confidant and a pure spirit. I feel 100% comfortable telling her anything without fear of judgement. I can tell that she genuinely wants to see me change in a positive way and has helped me to do so. Since meeting her, I have begun to change in ways I had not thought possible. I am more accountable, disciplined, and I have a better relationship with myself. I feel like I am truly falling in love with myself. I have been significantly happier and better equipped to handle the adversity that comes my way. This has been thanks to my coaching with Shadi.
Deep and active listening require care and truly a skillset that take time to learn. Shadi excels at both listening and reflecting in a way that is authentic, kind and truly admirable. Her one-on-one sessions leave me in deep personal reflection, awe that someone cares so deeply about my growth and full of gratitude for both myself and my processing. Her ability to transition mindsets from judgement to nourishment keep me hooked on this deep internal work. Eternally grateful.
I recently had the good pleasure of talking with Shadi for an initial complimentary session. This allowed me to fully understand the scope of her work and the process in which she engages her clients. It was warm, inviting and very comfortable. Shadi has a natural way about her that lures you into digging deep into your conscious mind without realizing that you've gone deeper than you thought. It was very rewarding.
Shadi moves through HR issues like Edna Mode from Disney's The Incredibles moves through her fashion design: creative, no-nonsense, get to the heart of the matter, and then go save some lives, darling.
Shadi has been extraordinary to work with. I have had the opportunity to engage her for one on one, small teams and large teams coaching sessions. She is able to draw out the underlying themes, reflect and guide to a healthier, more efficient solution all while keeping you engaged in the process. Shadi's team leadership coaching is phenomenal. She is able to lean in to challenging team dynamics in a very safe, supportive and enriching way. When teams are able to lean to the challenges, it builds trust, respect and healthier work relationships. The team sessions I have experienced with Shadi made me feed confident and closer to my direct reports and co-workers. Shadi brings with her joy, love, fun, professionalism, and a strong sense of ethics. I can truly say my work with Shadi has helped develop me as a strong, confident, and nurturing leader.
Given all the changes we are seeing in our world today and the stressors, having a coach, a support person, someone you can trust and open up with, and a confidential ear that will hold you accountable, is more important than ever. I believe organizations do owe it to their staff to provide this gift. It only makes for a healthier organization and improved service to those we serve. Perhaps in today's environment, think of it as mission and vision critical. Some may think of this as a soft skill to be offered. I believe it is a critical benefit that all CEOs need to consider. It's just the right thing to do. Considering Shadi has much experience in the corporate world, she is able to balance the business side of things with the often delicate human side. And she does all of this with a sincere sense of grace, respect, knowledge, accountability, and sense of urgency and action. She really does combine the best of both worlds.
Shadi is a champion of self-advocacy and a reminder in busy times to make sure that you are taking care of yourself so you can be the best you. She reminded me the importance of taking time in the week for self-reflection and mental health. I am thankful for the time I had with her and I am sure that she will help many more people to grow and become better.
Shadi's coaching has made a big difference in helping me see new ways to transform my family relationships to more authentic, open-hearted conversations about our dreams, fears, joy in life, and love for each other. Shadi listens with such deep care and wisdom as she explores with me the confusing and rich landscape of difference, pain, passion, and deep love that is the family I am blessed to share my life journey with.
Your insight, guidance, words, thoughts, and energy truly helped me in what I can unequivocally say was the most challenging few months of my life. From sharing fresh perspectives to helping me along a path I knew I needed to trod, your guidance was invaluable and I am fortunate to have had the time with you. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I have benefited from Shadi's coaching and consulting services for nearly 5 years. She has been a tremendous support to me both personally and professionally, helping me navigate complex challenges associated with rapid growth and organizational changes. Whether it's one-on-one coaching or group facilitation, Shadi can be counted on to create the space for honest, heart-felt reflections and conversations that lead to transformational changes within an organization's culture. Shadi provides tools and techniques that my leadership team uses on a daily basis. She brings honesty, compassion, warmth, and humor into her interactive sessions--always focusing on our desired goals and outcomes.
Shadi provided team coaching to our group of non-profit service providers. Just walking into the oasis of her office is the first step towards relaxation and self-care. The warm decor, hot tea, fresh fruit and chocolate add to the experience of Shadi's exquisite ability to attend to each person in the group. This type of attention is invaluable. Shadi listens with her whole body. Our group felt heard and responded to, both as individuals and as a team. Meeting with Shadi as a team has been a highly valuable experience, and one that I can easily recommend to organizations that want to strengthen employee bonds and emphasize individual self-care.
Shadi is so authentic, I quickly find myself in a safe and ambient head space where I can clarify what is "really" troubling me. Her ability to draw out the core challenges that have impeded my progress for years amazed me. I have been able to feel less emotional about issues, instead, treating them more objectively, as a result of her coaching. She always leaves me with a sense of contentment and balance, something I have searched for much of my life.
Shadi creates a safe, warm and trusting atmosphere. Her gentle way with people allows them to be open to perspectives that they otherwise would not have thought of or accepted, and she does that with genuine love and compassion. She truly cares for people to be their very best and to step into their powerful selves. She is a gift to our community.
I can't say enough about Shadi as a coach, as well as a person. I would have thought I had read, listened to, heard it all regarding self-improvement, but Shadi has shed new light on things I knew about myself all along, but just couldn't accept or even see prior to my meeting with her. She has helped me narrow down my goals and identify what I need to do to move forward in my life, based on my own values. In the past, I have seen coaches and therapists who I almost dreaded going to because they made things so hard. With Shadi doing "the work" seems so natural and effortless. She has taught me what it truly means to find the answer within myself. In a short amount of time, I have begun to see myself in a completely different way. I look forward to my time with Shadi. It is the ultimate self-care.
Whether for you personally, for a team, or for your Company as a whole, Shadi hits the root of the challenges/dysfunctions almost immediately. And she does so without judgement or agenda. If you genuinely want to evolve, she is your go-to-guide.
Shadi is an amazingly intuitive coach. My time with her was inspiring, comforting, and most importantly, safe. If not for my employer's sponsorship, I would not have been able to take advantage of all the wonderful gifts Shadi has to share with us.
Shadi is a marvelous facilitator, a deep listener who has a gift for creating a comfortable, supportive space for personal exploration. She is kind and gentle, but knows how to guide the energy in a skillful, professional way. I trust her completely.
Shadi has shown up for our young women and the intensive journey of transformation they are on with incredible grace, ease, and well-timed wisdom. She listens deeply, reflects their stories with accuracy and compassion, and is able to pin the question each needs to hear to take them deeper and deeper on their quest. It has been a true blessing to have Shadi support our process. Her work with (Sufi poet) Rumi and the non-linear beauty of poetry, song and the human quest has brought depth, insight and faith-filled opening to the Great Mystery for us all. We are in love with and indebted to Shadi!
From experience, we believe that personal challenges (home and work) can adversely impact the stress level, attendance and productivity of our team members. Providing subsidized off-site personal coaching has enabled our employees to take advantage of services that would otherwise be financially prohibitive for them. We have been delighted to see impressive results after just 2-4 coaching sessions with Shadi. Thanks to her expert and heartfelt guidance, our employees have become more productive and happier members of our organization. Our investment in employee assistance for personal coaching has proven worthwhile.
Shadi is amazingly good at what she does, and I know because she's all but saved my life more than once! What is extraordinary is that, with almost no hints beforehand of what your problem of the moment is, she is Right On It, there from the first sentence! And stays there throughout your conversation. Kudos, Shadi! My own issue of the other day is on its way to being acted upon- like magic. Blessings!
Our time with you was productive and organized. You got some stagnant energy moving. I believe we both felt heard and stretched in difficult but very good ways. You helped us focus on the elephant in the room, and that feels really, really good. You are very gifted at this work. I appreciate your ability to speak to the heart of the matter while offering support and direction. Being heard and hearing with your guidance and support has helped me see some next steps. I had some inspiration to find Brene Brown's favorite relationship researcher, John Gottman, and got one of his audio books. We are looking forward to getting closer, deeper and more vulnerable through doing the activities in the book. Thank you, Shadi.
Dear Shadi, thank you so much for your beautiful healing spirit! Please know that my emotional ending at our session is a reflection of your ability to make others feel safe to show and share their most intimate vulnerabilities. And in doing so, as raw as one's emotions may be, you allow us to find healing and the ability to let go and move on into an unknown, yet beautiful future that begins in this present moment. Thank you!
I would like to thank you so much for sharing your vast knowledge and experiences with us. You are a great teacher and mentor and I enjoyed the (Ruminate on Rumi) workshop very much. Also I learned a lot from our group discussions.
Thank you for the good conversation, reflection, and bringing sharper awareness! We really weren't sure what we're getting into. It turned out great!
Shadi has a unique approach to her work that is both surprising, refreshing and welcoming. As a facilitator, she holds a warm and comfortable space that entices workshop attendees to fully enter the room and participate at a heartfelt level.
I have observed Shadi in a variety of settings, live performance, group facilitation and one-on-one coaching, and she shines in all of them. Shadi is a unique blend of heart, mind, creativity, organization, strategic planning and lively fun.
Experiencing Shadi's (Ruminating on Rumi) workshop was an amazing way to really get to the root of what bothers me, and what makes me happy and joyful in life. It gave me a clear view of what I need to do to expand myself. I would recommend it to anyone that is looking for their true voice.
Shadi was a mentor to me many years ago and I learned a lot from her then. Recently, I discovered that she is a life coach and decided to set up a few sessions with her. Shadi has a very wise, warm, invigorating personality which makes her a very easy person to talk to and a fun person to be around. In our sessions she helped me bring clarity to different issues in my life, and she helped me to narrow my focus on the goals that mean the most to me. This has been a great stress relief for me. I highly recommend Shadi's life coach services.
Shadi, Thank you for helping me sift through the layers to see what is really important as I face a challenging situation. Your guidance is most appreciated in helping me find my place and explore new perspectives. It is a comfort to move forward with the strength I have found through your gentle, intuitive encouragement.
Shadi skillfully navigated our conversation such that, at the end, I felt a sense of spaciousness and potential. She is adept at helping her clients zoom out and connect minute decision-making to broader value systems and life purposes.
Thank you, Shadi, for your listening ear and generous spirit. You helped me sort through my confusion, trust my inner voice and follow my heart. I left our session excited and empowered. Thank you for your support!
Shadi's understanding of the human dilemma is profound, and the times I have called on her in my desperation of the moment, she has been right there, smart as a whip and warm with compassion. She gets me! And has helped me face what I had to face with both compassion and Truth! Thank you, Shadi!
I wanted to express my sincere gratitude for the experience and support Shadi provided me during the 6 months I worked with her. Shadi is an amazing coach and human being. She is warm, patient, inclusive, a wonderful listener and has a great sense of humor. She provided me a safe place to work through professional and personal hurdles, at the same time keeping a big picture perspective in mind. I would recommend Shadi to all who are looking for direction of any kind. I hope to continue working with Shadi in the future. I am so thankful for this growth opportunity.
Shadi's warmth and sincerity allow one to gently and comfortably open up and delve into core issues. Her coaching sessions quickly get to the heart of the matter where she provides valuable tools and techniques that really transform.
Shadi worked with our organization twice and both times we were stunned by the level of professionalism, as well as, grace with which she carries herself. It felt reassuring to have someone who meet you more than halfway with your needs and actively listens. Given the experiences she provided us, I would highly recommend her to any person, business, or organization, and would gladly work with her in the near future.
Shadi brings a level of warmth, fun and creativity to working with groups that equally matches her wisdom and experience. Both times that she has worked with Daily Acts, our team walked away feeling more inspired, empowered and connected to each other and the power of our work.
Shadi embodies the essence of a coach: she cares deeply for the well-being of her clients and is paramount to their success. Her passion is palpable; her energy is impossible to ignore. She is definitely someone you want to have in your corner. I walked into a welcoming space of possibility and walked out feeling inspired and unstoppable. Shadi guided the session with thought-provoking and insightful conversation, facilitating deep connections and unlocking doors I didn't even know were there. I have struggled with self-doubt for as long as I can remember, yet Shadi helped me break through that and acknowledge my potential within hours. I would strongly recommend a session with Shadi to anyone looking for their own kind of remedy.
Shadi had done a workshop with the staff at Daily Acts, and it was incredibly inspiring. she knew how to use beautiful imagery and stories to weave a path of discovery. After a while of sharing and connecting, we were able to get to the core of our challenges and shift our thinking to a more positive and enlightened approach.
Working with Shadi was a true inspiration and delight for Daily Acts staff and myself. Her blend of personal stories and inquiry to help team members reflect on finding their voice and passion was both courageous and contagious in a touching and insightful way. Weaving in some song and a basket of Rumi quotes for spontaneous divination made an experience that stuck with team members for weeks.
I have worked with Shadi twice in group situations: once with a business and once with a non-profit. Shadi has a wonderful way of encouraging participation while guiding the discussion in constructive ways. She has excellent insight that we have all found to be very helpful.
Working with Shadi has truly been a blessing in my life. Shadi uses her wonderful insights, thoughtful questions, and intuition to guide her sessions, and get to core issues. She is compassionate, perceptive, patient, and caring, all while guiding me to grasp crucial issues impacting my life and helping me focus on what is really important to me. Shadi provides a supportive and safe environment where I was free to laugh and cry (which I did a lot of both) without judgment, and I am forever grateful to Shadi and her guidance.
Coaching sessions with Shadi have been a journey of exploration resulting in increased respect and appreciation for myself. Shadi understood my scheduling challenges and designed the sessions and assignments not to be an additional source of stress. For me the sessions were enjoyable and I believe resulted in a better me.
When I originally came to Shadi, I was dealing with much of anxiety, confusion about myself, and a heavy load from my past. Talking to her every time was a pleasure which brought so much peace and comfort to my life. I learned how to analyze my problems, how to deal with them and how to let go of my difficult past. I discovered so much about myself that I never knew. She taught me how to concentrate on my positive points and strengthen them, while correcting the negative thoughts. It was an amazing and enlightening journey that made me a happier and better person that I am today. I want to sincerely thank her for everything she did for me.
Among her many remarkable qualities, Shadi is extraordinarily perceptive, an astute and sensitive listener who gets to heart of the matter very quickly. She has no trouble identifying the blocks that are holding you back, and she addresses them in a gentle and most effective way. I had been struggling with issues of confidence and self-esteem, and Shadi not only pinpointed the sources of my negative self-perceptions but offered her heartfelt encouragement and relentless positivity in challenging them and undoing their effects, helping me to recognize and begin appreciating my own value -- a priceless gift for someone who has never been able to get there on his own. Thank you, Shadi!
Shadi's coaching style is gentle and intuitive. She uses her innate gifts of understanding and generosity of spirit to inspire and provoke thought. She leaves me feeling hopeful, powerful, and accountable. All of our sessions to date have given me invaluable tools to use in my journey to self-love, as well as the confidence to continue taking bold steps forward. Thank you Shadi!
Shadi cuts through to the core of the issue. She is gentle, humorous, smart, very nurturing and yet very clear and firm. My session with her was so illuminating! She enabled me, through questioning and discussion, to discover the "problem" for myself, and even to come up with the solution.
Shadi has a combination of aptitude and expertise rarely found in one person. She is able to balance her practical side together with her spirituality. Whether you are prone to lean on one or the other, she knows how to reach you. It suffices her to listen, to recognize the direction it needs to take. In three visits, Shadi was able to work out a plan for me to follow without suffocating the other obligations that I have for my family and work.
Shadi's guidance is very sensitive and subtle. One feels that the discoveries and decisions are truly personal and therefore one's own responsibility.
Shadi encouraged open communication and honesty in our expression, which helped to put the group emotionally at ease and let us visit some potentially "hot button" topics without conflict. Ultimately we came away from the day with concrete decisions towards a shared vision, optimism for the future, and a renewed understanding of the value of our organization.
Shadi is an incredible coach. Her questions are thoughtful, on point and free of judgement. She makes me feel at ease to go deep and explore facets within I have suppressed or ignored.
After only two sessions, Shadi helped me determine my goal and start up a plan to reach it. Shadi helped me find clarity, believe in myself, and recognize my abilities which gave me the strength to take a step and move forward with the change I had to make, but was too scared to do anything about.
Shadi is one of those rare individuals who combines organizational development knowledge, group facilitation skills and innate understanding of individuals to create solutions that are not only satisfactory but pleasant. She can see the simple truths about us and is able to weave these together into a satisfactory strategic direction.
The organization needed to restore harmony, trust, enthusiasm and a renewal of our vision, mission and values, and buy-in from the larger group --internal and within the community. Shadi provided a safe environment for honest participation, sharing of opposing views without friction or negative feelings. Shadi's listening and feedback skills along with her clear understanding of small and group dynamics were invaluable.
In thinking about how to describe Shadi, I would say she is a Renaissance Woman, in the sense of being a highly cultivated and multi-talented person. As a consultant, Shadi is insightful and constructive, sensitive and compassionate, warm and supportive, and genuinely cares about the well-being of others.
I had brilliant conversations with Shadi where I felt safe, vulnerable, and more seen and heard than I ever have before. Shadi asked powerful questions, listened to me and as a result increased my emotional awareness, wisdom and creativity that I already possess, rather than giving me advice.