YVONNE MAFFEI - founder of My Halal Kitchen.
Being coached by Arshia has been one of the most transformational experiences of my life. She has a special talent for identifying one's blocks for success and for hearing and seeing her clients in ways that are necessary to process and release old patterns and learn new ones, giving you the tools to continue to emerge on a daily basis. Having her on my side as my guide has been and will continue to be one of the best investments in myself and my business.
'SUSAN RAY' - pseudo
I had never spoken to anyone about my emotional struggles (given I am a very closed person) at that time. Arshia was the first person I had opened up to and it didn’t take me long to do so. She is extremely personable, kind hearted, empathetic, and non judgmental. Arshia is a walking example of her efforts, her desire to keep going, her determination to fight against all obstacles in life in order to make a better life for herself and her family – this helped me connect with her so quickly.
I didn’t understand what exactly is a Life Coach until my session was over. At that time in my life I had some inner emotional struggles I was dealing with, and these struggles were preventing me to fulfill my goals. Arshia gave me techniques that I could use in my life to overcome my obstacles – and they worked! If you are a person that is stuck on point A and want to get to point B in your life and have emotional obstacles in your way – Arshia is the person you need to meet! I highly recommend her!
SANDRA L. BANKSTON
I had the pleasure of benefiting from Arshia's coaching services. In my mind, her services would help me make very necessary changes in my employment situation. The impact, however, was beyond what I could have ever imagined. First, the coaching did address my employment situation but actually had far greater impact in my personal life. Through Arshia's thoughtful probing, gentle (and sometimes not so gentle) confrontation. I uncovered a significant truth about myself and my life that truly had been unexamined. This discovery was a bit painful but opened the door to healing a hurt I didn't know existed and consequently set me on a path of asking myself (and others) questions and getting answers that really has allowed me to life a more joyful, authentic life.
I gained insights into patterns of thinking that I wasn't aware of and that was blocking me from being happy in various aspects of my life. My coaching sessions with Arshia helped me see how often I operated from a deficits perspective. She often challenged my perspective on things, helping me to see occasions on how my own perceptions were being the block that kept me from achieving my own goals. With her help, I was able to identify goals and make changes in the areas where I had control. In a particular area where I was not in control over certain circumstances, she helped me re-frame my outlook and find a way to have impact over a smaller aspect of the situation.
The best thing I gained from coaching was finding my own voice. I received validations in areas where I simply had been unable to decide if I was correctly identifying things. Most notably, I learned to move from passive acceptance. I gained tools for setting boundaries and articulating my thoughts and feelings. My improved manner of communication allowed me to walk away from conversations feeling more powerful, having stood in my truth. My previous way of communicating involved simply suppressing my thoughts and feelings, leaving me feeling disingenuous.
I highly recommend Arshia Ali-Khan to anyone who is ready to move from the status quo and starting improving their way of life.
SERENE B. T.
Arshia is a wonderful and sincere coach. I have a hard time opening up to others and trusting them with my "scary" truths but somehow with Arshia I felt implicit trust. Trust in her ability to be discreet and in her judgement & advice. I have been doing weekly sessions with her for the last few months and while I wasn't really sure what to expect in the beginning, Arshia immediately put me at ease. Every session I left feeling like I had had my first REAL conversation in a long time. I appreciate Arshia's ability to push beyond your comfort zone and niceties, while also being aware of your limits. Every session I felt like I was doing WORK, but that I was also in a very safe place where I could let my guard down and be truly vulnerable to do the work that needed to be done. This is the environment Arshia fosters...and thats just over the phone!
Arshia is a pleasure to talk to but also very astute and will not let you get away with not acknowledging your underlying issues. She listens intently and with purpose but also does not hesitate to share her own experiences with the coaching process. You can tell that its profoundly affected her own life and that she truly believes in the process for herself and for you too. Through our weekly sessions and the assignments she gave me to work on between sessions, I had many breakthroughs about what was really driving my actions (or lack thereof). There were many tears. It was exhausting and sometimes difficult..but it was so worth it. Its only when we truly understand ourselves that we can understand our decisions and create new patterns for ourselves. And in these new patterns we can hope to reach our desire to be the best version of ourselves.
I feel endlessly grateful for the work I have done with Arshia and the perspective it has given me. I highly recommend her as a coach and mentor. I don't think I could have done this work with anyone else.