COACHING
PHILOSOPHY
AND PROCESS

Our Philosophy

Our coaching is built on the foundation that every person and company is unique. We do not use standard formulas or cookie-cutter checklists. Our coaching is tailored to a client’s individualized objectives and needs.

Our major point of distinction is found in our unique philosophy, which melds analytical reasoning with intuitive compassion. Our approach is based on a proven, strategic and results-oriented methodology with clearly defined goals and action steps, complimented by a deep level of care and inspiration. Our coaching strategies are founded on the latest research in human behavior, neuroscience, leadership and organizational consulting.

The Process

We focus on the changes you want to make. Through dialogue and partnership, we identify clear, manageable objectives, develop concrete plans, access new tools, and take necessary steps to achieve your desired goals and vision. We explore factors that may be holding you back and create a plan to move you forward. You will leverage your strengths, focus on areas of development and identify opportunities for growth. This partnership creates an energy that will inspire you to take action and help you shift to a higher level of achievement and fulfillment. This is the concept behind InspireShift. Change is only lasting if it is sustainable. Feedback, accountability and support are the pillars of our work together.

About

"Arjan combines business knowledge with people insight. She possesses profound positive intelligence and superb communication skills. She walks the talk and lives by her principles. Arjan helped me evolve my thinking to successfully navigate complex situations presented by a rapidly growing and transforming business, leadership changes and a take-over. My team and I delivered superior results and I thank Arjan for her guidance."

Terry Stack - VP Treasurer, Harman International
"Arjan’s guidance is direct, insightful and clear. She has a wealth of experience and provides great wisdom navigating complex strategic situations. I was originally hired as CFO and within a year promoted to also take on the COO position. I can’t imagine being where I am today in my career without her guidance."

Jennifer Solomon - COO & CFO, Arts Students League of New York
"Arjan is an extremely skilled executive coach and organizational strategist. She presents to hundreds of attendees at our iRelaunch Return to Work Conferences and consistently gets top ratings. She has also been a popular and well-regarded coach of our group coaching program. More recently she has taken on an important role with our corporate initiatives. Arjan demonstrates integrity, excellence and an energy level matched by few."

Carol Fishman Cohen - CEO, iRelaunch
"Arjan is a phenomenal executive coach. She has profound expertise in leadership development, communication and emotional intelligence. Arjan helped me create successful frameworks for solving the most complex strategic and human resource challenges. She is insightful, articulate and has a deep commitment to excellence. I have become a better leader as a direct result of our work together."

James Gomez - Division President, CalAtlantic Homes
"I engaged Arjan to help refocus my professional goals. In less than 5 months, with Arjan's expert guidance, I realized a very positive career move I initially doubted would even be possible. Arjan stretched my thinking, kept me accountable and ensured I lived up to the goals I set for myself. She possesses a unique combination of intelligence, care, commitment, humor, insight, and persistence."

Joris van Roijen - Senior Manager, Ernst & Young Advisory
"Arjan combines a high measure of gravitas, a refreshing straightforward approach and a deep level of compassion with an acute business sense. She provides sharp insights, practical advice and honest feedback, which was pivotal to rethinking and improving my communication style. Through her expert guidance, I evolved my leadership style and executive presence. Arjan is brilliant, but humble; visionary, but grounded; logical, but intuitive."

Neil Hampshire - CIO, ModusLink

Areas of Expertise

Our areas of expertise are in leadership development, women leadership, communication, emotional intelligence, mindset, personal branding, and career transition. On an organizational level, we focus on 360 degree feedback processes, team alignment and cultural change.

Both Positive and Conversational Intelligence are at the core of our work. While leaders’ knowledge of their field and their leadership skills determine their potential, it is their positive intelligence and mindfulness that helps them live up to that potential. This process requires a deeper level of self-examination in order to invoke a growth mindset and an authentically optimistic and solution-focused approach. We also focus on the processes and principles embedded in Conversational Intelligence, which are essential to developing deep, long-lasting relationships and building high performing teams, based upon trust and respect.

Appointments

Appointments take place in-person, through video-conferencing or by phone in one-hour sessions. The duration of each engagement is determined by the scope of work. Based upon the topic, sometimes a few meetings are all that is needed. In the majority of cases, 10-12 meetings are recommended to achieve significant progress in a broader area. We also work with clients on a longer term arrangement, serving as a consistent sounding board throughout their career.