About Me

Only Connect. Live in Fragments no longer.”
-E. M. Forster

As a  certified professional co-active coach, I work with those few individuals who are willing to do the work of bringing the fragments of their life into one, to be fully self-expressed and fulfilled.

As a consultant, I help mission-driven organizations connect with, and communicate from, their innermost purpose. There is an energy that can be harnessed when organizations, or individuals for that matter, get their ‘why’. Cutting through the clutter to get to the essence of why people do what they do creates clarity. And from there, new possibilities open up, whether you’re a business, non-profit, start-up, or one person out to change the world.

I’ve spent my career working with mission-driven non-profit organizations focused on the environment and reducing hunger and poverty globally. I have a background in agricultural science, so I bring rigorous analytical thinking to my work coupled with my right-brained leanings towards creative expression, cogent communications, and personal development.

I bring more than two decades of experience helping organizations communicate the good they do in the world, and working with teams cross-culturally. I only work with people and organizations committed to a cause or an impact that I can get behind.

I grew up in Africa, and have lived in India, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Portugal is now home. I have traveled extensively and consider myself a citizen of the world.

I also bring two decades of of meditation and contemplative practice to my work.  I have sat retreats with Tara Brach, Frank Ostaseski and completed the Goenka 10 day silent retreat. The values I bring in working with you are authenticity, curiosity, and presence.

You can find a traditional bio on linked in.  I also share insights on insights on youtube. If I can be of service in any way feel free to reach out to me.

Yassir Islam

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