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"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 make for 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."