Product Leader, SaaS technology company
Mariam’s ability to be warm and supportive while also challenging is her triple threat. I’ve never felt pressured, but am held accountable to follow through on my goals. I know that Mariam provides me the encouragement and confidence to succeed, but she also makes sure I follow through. I believe follow through is something we all struggle with, but from Mariam I also know if I take the risk, she’ll also have my back and work with me to solve new problems along the way. I’ve never had someone motivate me to a level where I was ready to take new risks, that also had my back if things would go wrong. Change is scary, and Mariam takes the edge off. I’ve never been this challenged in my life in such a short time, with amazing outcomes and benefits. She is a master at crafting questions that are both targeted and efficient. She is able to get quickly to the heart of the matter and make me see both the pitfalls and opportunities in my line of thinking. It’s a gentle but at the same time rapid way to identify opportunity areas and limitations in my current approaches. It’s easy to think we have all the answers- she’s able to push me to refine my approach and way of thinking every single time we speak. She pivots easily and is able to keep up with encouragement even if conversation goes rapidly down different paths.
It sounds cliche to say that Mariam changed my life, but she did. At work, I was promoted to a senior leader in less than a year and I believe it’s a direct impact of the coaching, especially the communication and interpersonl sensitivity that I’ve gained from my time with Mariam. I have received repeated feedback from colleagues and our CEO about my improvements in interpersonal communication, resilience, and ability to handle difficult challenges without losing patience. My time and work with Mariam has made me a better manager, leader, and mentor to several team members. Personally, I am in a healthy relationship for the first time my life, I couldn’t have gotten to that point or taken the risk without Mariam supporting me or pushing me forward. I’ve also persued my hobbies which help me find better balance in life. Just within the first few months of coaching with Mariam I followed through on lifelong dream, something I procrastinated with for years. I still can’t believe all that’s happened in such a short time frame. My life has changed for the better and I can directly attribute it to the time I started coaching with Mariam. I couldn’t have dreamed of a better outcome.
I would recommend Mariam to of course anyone looking to level up in their resilence and reaction to challenges. Especially those who don’t think they need coaching today or have shied away from it in the past, primarily existing leaders who believe they don’t really need to improve but are still sabotaging themselves or not living to their full potential. To people who know they are actively avoiding taking risks or making improvements, and want both a partner and support towards accountability. But I would especially recommend Mariam to working women who want to move up in their roles and responsiblities, who may be struggling with overload both at work or at home. She’ll be able to give you the tools to thrive and challenge yourself in a way you haven’t before. Her ability to help you manage your energy, improve interpersonal communication, solve problems indepdently with a high degree of succes - all culminate in a personal transformation that I didn’t think was even possible and I believe others would have the same experience if they’re open to it.