“Working with Nayla has increased my confidence as a supervisor and given me great new ideas about how to approach difficult situations so that I can achieve better outcomes.
I’m now much more able to tackle difficult conversations head on instead of avoiding them. And I’m also more comfortable with advocating for myself to help ensure that I have the authority and clarity I need to succeed in my role.
Last but not least, I also really appreciated Nayla’s coaching style and sense of humour. She’s been great at helping me gain insights into myself and my approach to leadership.
I loved working with her and would highly recommend her to anyone looking to improve their leadership, communication, or conflict resolution skills.”
Anna Wong, Senior Policy Associate, W. Haywood Burns Institute, Oakland, CA, USA
“When I first thought about hiring a coach, I was worried that they might not understand my goals or they type of help that I needed… but I’m so glad that I decided to take the plunge and work with Nayla.
She’s been great at helping me get rid of the negative thoughts that were running through my mind and undermining my confidence. I now have a much more realistic and positive mindset and this has enabled me to find the courage to put myself out there and run my business like a true leader.
Also, since I started working with Nayla, I’ve been able to focus more concretely on my goals and actually take the action steps needed to achieve them. I no longer let things that I cannot change stand in my way. The follow-ups that she did at every coaching session were great at helping me stay accountable and on track.
Best of all, I learned something new in every single session with Nayla… and better yet, it was always something that surprised me! She was great at zoning in on what was really important to me and this helped me to move forward in the the places where I was feeling the most stuck.
Nayla has this wonderful ability to quickly get straight to the point and because of this, you progress much more rapidly than you would without her support.”
Rocio Fallas, M.Eng., Owner, Solmed Business Strategies, Heredia, Costa Rica
“I was hesitant to work with a coach because I wasn’t sure that I’d feel comfortable enough to open up. I tend to be very introverted and this is particularly challenging for me. But Nayla was so easy to talk to that our conversations always flowed very naturally and I felt completely at ease with her.
As a director, I have an extremely busy job. After working with Nayla, I feel more in control of myself and more organized. I have moved from a state of disconnection, where I felt that I was doing things in a very hurried manner, to a more structured place that I had always wanted to achieve. Nayla was great at helping me figure out what steps I needed to take to become more productive and at the same time feel calmer.
She’s an awesome person to work with. She’s very intuitive and I never felt judged by her. I’m a person who works through things by talking them out and being able to talk through issues with Nayla has been immensely helpful. She’s wonderful at helping you move forward if you’re feeling stuck.”
April Chavez, Director of Financial Aid, Clovis Community College, Clovis, NM, USA
Working with Nayla has helped me find more effective ways to remain calm when I’m dealing with conflicting emotions. As a result, I now look at challenges from a broader perspective and with more insight. I’m better at listening intently, not jumping to conclusions, and approaching issues with an open heart and mind.
Nayla is an incredibly calm, supportive, and present coach. She’s compassionate and understanding, and it never feels superficial with her. I felt like I had a partner who was genuinely interested in helping me work through things. In a nutshell, she made me feel valued.
Nayla is deeply committed to helping the people she works with achieve the positive results they’re looking for. She’s very knowledgeable and is continuously learning new things to help her clients. I would absolutely recommend her services to anyone who is looking to deal with challenges with greater insight, awareness, and perspective.
Robin Raff, Founder & CEO, Chief Strategist, Boomer Business & Beyond, Inc., Walnut Creek, CA, USA
I was a little concerned before participating in Nayla’s coaching circle training, as I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. That said, I’m so glad to have had the opportunity to participate in this process! I’m now much more aware of when I’m asking questions that are closed or limiting. And I’ve experienced the positive impact of asking more open questions, which allows others greater space to explore their own thinking and, as a result, learn and grow more in the process.
Nayla is a very supportive and encouraging facilitator. She did an excellent job of course-correcting us during the coaching circle to help us stay on track and ensure that we integrated the coaching skills. She has a wonderful way of providing feedback that doesn’t make you feel judged and that actually inspires you to progress. If you’re looking for a learning experience that will help your leadership team bond and communicate more effectively, I highly recommend Nayla’s coaching circle program.