“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” J.W Goethe

I help you learn to trust yourself so you can be fully expressed to create the life, work, and impact you want. It’s that simple and that hard and it is possible.

I support people who are willing to take responsibility for their world. This is true leadership. It is not solely about a set of competencies and never about being higher up the food chain. The world needs leaders who are present and can connect deeply to their emotions and creative intelligence. It needs leaders who don’t need to project their personality but engage and relate to their teams by first connecting to self. These leaders are empathetic, intuitive, and better able to navigate based on what is arising at the moment in an uncertain world.

I also work with those in transition. Are you in the “space between stories”? Do you have a dream you are no longer willing to put off because it calls to you so powerfully? Are you ready to forge a path to it even in the face of fear? I’ve done and it and so can you.

Whatever the issues you’re facing in your personal life, career or work  I can help you cut through the clutter to create clarity and to discover what matters most to you.

Together, we create a safe space where you will learn how to set aside the sabotaging voices of doubt and fear that keep you playing small so you can reconnect with your authentic self. I’m here to listen for that inner voice and champion it on, so you are emboldened to step fully into your truth.

When you are willing to do the work to fully honor your values, live from purpose, and bring the fragments of your life together,  then you are on the journey to a more fulfilling life.

“I wholeheartedly recommend working with Yassir. Our coaching sessions had a profound impact on my life, and helped me take steps to leave my toxic job and get to know and trust myself. I’m living my best life and am so thankful for the time we spent together.” – Monica S.

I stand by you as you translate your insights into actions that are more empowering, both for yourself and others. I hold you accountable to the best vision you have for your life and taking inspired action to move towards it.

Stepping out into new ways of being is not easy. You want a trained coach who can hold a space for you to explore new perspectives and encourage you to take risks to create the life you want. You also want a coach who has moved beyond their own comfort zone, who coaches as much from first-hand experience as from sound training.

Even though we were on the phone, I felt that Yassir was right there in the room with me.” -Kate Chappell

If you’re ready to connect with your inner wisdom and purpose, to follow your call and give up incremental change in exchange for real transformation, my coaching can help you to get there.

I work with clients from a range of backgrounds including nonprofits, international organizations, arts and culture, consulting, the private sector, and Capitol Hill. I have lived in Africa, U.K., India, and presently the U.S.A. I especially enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds and underserved communities (BIPOC, LGBTQIA+). My strongest rapport is with people who are mission-driven and want to contribute to improving our world in some way.

I work primarily through referral but I am open to conversations with those of you who find me online to help provide clarity and to explore if coaching with me will be a good fit. But, first, think carefully through these five questions. If you can answer  ‘yes’ to all of them, then let’s talk.

Yassir Islam