Client Testimonials

I highly recommend Arif as a coach not only to CFO’s but also CEO’s and other senior professionals. I first met Arif during a coaching course and was immediately drawn to his wisdom, authenticity and remarkable lack of ego. Arif has since coached me in my capacity as a CEO of an Asian franchise for a large multinational, and his guidance and insightful queries and curiosity have helped me navigate a complex organisation. Arif has gently questioned my attitudes and beliefs toward work and encouraged me to think about broader missions and callings and to explore how I can leverage my unique and diverse skills for greater service. He has built my resilience, supported me in my journey and been an advocate for my personal growth and transformation. I would recommend Arif to anyone who is looking for deep insight, mentorship and personal and professional growth and would be happy to connect with those who wish to learn more about Arif’s unique style of coaching.
— Alexis Fosler, CEO Asia, Allfunds (Singapore)
I had over 6 months of receiving coaching sessions with Arif and I think I was so lucky to work with him to go through my challenging time and changing myself and becoming more positive on myself, world and the future. He is truly a good listener and is very friendly and approachable so I could openly talk about any issues/problems and also feelings & thoughts continuously and this could help more in-depth discussions with him on how I can cultivate new directions toward the life. I had big challenges personally and professionally and his extensive corporate experience gave me quite practical advices and helped me to successfully navigate challenges and build more confidence on myself. Above all, coaching sessions with him opened a new world to me - unfold new insights and look at the life more positively by cultivating my strengths and accepting positively my areas of development, which ultimately made me stronger personally and professionally. I strongly recommend Arif to anyone who needs help to re-look at their personal & professional life and search for new directions in life
— CY, APAC Director, KaVo Kerr (Korea/China)
Being coached by Arif was literally a life-changing experience. Arif is a very gifted and highly committed coach who created a very safe and comfortable space for me to unfold. With his focused and engaged coaching style and broad experience, he tailored thoughtful and insightful questions while completely respecting my autonomy and personality. He helped me uncover and develop new coping ways to expand my comfort zone, and reframe my perceptions and feelings to grow even further in both my personal and professional life. I enjoyed every minute of my coaching with him and highly recommend him as a coach.
— RA, Sr. Manager, Coca-Cola (Japan)
I was coached by Arif over a one year period and I only have wonderful things to say about him. Through his warm and engaging coaching style and deep wisdom, both in the realms of business and psychology, I always came away from our sessions feeling that I not only learned something new about myself, but was also given practical tools to enact real changes in my life. I know I was a real challenge for him as he was simultaneously helping me in multiple, complex aspects in my career and personal life with issues ranging from time management and efficiency improvement, to how to deal with threats to my business model, to starting a new business, to finding meaning and happiness in my private life all within the context of my health limitations. Through Arif’s attentive listening, careful note-taking, and thoughtful coaching, we targeted specific actionable items that I was to work on. I’m still a work-in progress, but it already has been a transformative journey and now I have the tools I need, and a clearer understanding of myself and the direction I want to go. It was truly a privilege to be coached by Arif, and I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a supportive and transformative coach.
— SH, Entrepreneur/Business Owner (Japan)
When I approached Arif I wanted to move my business to the next level but I was feeling stuck. During the sessions with Arif I felt safe to open up on some personal blockages. In fact it was OK to be vulnerable and as a result it brought me immense clarity on how to move forward confidently. Arif is a very supportive, gentle and encouraging coach. I highly recommend him.
— CS, Entrepreneur/Business Owner (Australia)
Arif is incredibly patient and very knowledgeable. He doesn’t let his clients get caught up in the drama that can sometimes derail a coaching session. Rather, he encourages acknowledgement of it and helps guide the conversation back to a positive and productive session. Arif got to know me and was very deliberate in his approach. He also held me accountable by naming things in my conversation that I was wishy washy about. He helped me see beyond my challenge to other possibilities for growth. I learned how important it is to sit with your client in their space and not rush to deliver results. If Arif would have taken a hurried approach, I wouldn’t have had as many great insights as I did. I was truly lost in my own mind. I had so many competing priorities that I couldn’t be open to my own self care. Arif reminded me that a coach needs a coach too. Burnout can happen quickly when you don’t have a partner to support you through challenging times. He also helped me get back in touch with a part of myself I thought I’d lost. I’m very grateful to him for that.
— CF, Leadership Coach/Business Owner (USA)