Read below to get a sense of the results people created with coaching support and what they are saying about their experience.
I feel far more vibrant creatively, I’m more focused, and best of all, I am motivated to create the best life/career for myself and my family.
“With a kind heart, sharp mind and an intuitive spirit, Isabeau came into my life when my career felt like it had fallen flat. She listened to my words with care and curiosity and together we uncovered the hidden patterns that were holding me back/keeping me from living a life with more joy, direction and ‘lightness’. After our sessions, I feel far more vibrant creatively, I’m more focused, and best of all, I am motivated to create the best life/career for myself and my family. Thank you Isabeau.”
Nat Perry, MA | Career & Employment Advisor at the University of New Brunswick
I came away buzzing, confident I had the tools to communicate an authentic professional self both on- and off-line.
“I found Isabeau serendipitously and from the very first contact via LinkedIn, I knew I wanted to work with her. I was at a point of transition in my career. The opportunity to be coached to identify and to really understand my unique strengths (using the Strengths Finder tool) and how to make the most of these professionally and personally was appealing. I came away buzzing, confident I had the tools to communicate an authentic professional self both on- and off-line. Isabeau offers not only a safe space for exploration but also accountability. Isabeau is a warm and generous person who takes a genuine interest in people’s stories.”
Carrie Hodges, PhD | Coach, Mentor, Facilitator
I have come to appreciate that the way I do things is ok! I don’t need to fit into an ideal created by others.
“Through this coaching support, I have come to appreciate that the way I do things is ok! I don’t need to fit into an ideal created by others. This has released pressure I was putting on myself.”
Name not disclosed, PhD | Faculty member at Simon Fraser University
I applied this in my work environment
The focussed coaching sessions allowed me to verbally process some internal thoughts into something I could apply in my work environment–in my interactions with co-workers or for my own career development. Working with Isabeau was very natural and at the same time very structured, a balance that I appreciated.
Anonymous | Business Analyst, University of British Columbia
I better understand myself…and take small actions towards my goals.
“Through Isabeau’s coaching support, I better understand myself. She observed my tendency to reflect & plan and encouraged me to take more small actions towards my goals. Isabeau has a fantastic ability to listen, remember, and make connections – and helped me discover many “aha” moments. I really appreciated her high level of organization. I knew I could count on Isabeau to support me and provide clarity around my career direction.”
Miranda Maslany | Membership & Government Relations Coordinator at Vantage Point
After working with you I have been able to achieve my business goals in the timescale I needed to.
“A huge thank you. I really, really got a lot out of the coaching sessions. Before our sessions I was struggling to take the actions I needed to take for my business. You drew deep things out of my heart and helped me take action, despite my perfectionism. You were courageous enough to challenge me and were so kind and encouraging. You helped me come up with tools and strategies tailored directly to me and how I work best. I have carried those helpful strategies through to other areas of my life and they are having an impact there too! After working with you I have been able to achieve my business goals in the timescale I needed to. Plus you were able to spot ways perfectionism was holding me back in areas I hadn’t even thought of. Knowing that I was allowing myself to be perfectionistic even in how I handled my struggles is going to be life changing for me! I will carry that awareness with me now forever. I’m so grateful.”
Anna Boocock | Founder Connect2 Coaching
Isabeau easily helped me to see the best path for me at this time.
“Isabeau was such a pleasure to deal with. I felt a bit stressed because I felt there were too many possible directions for me to go. She has such a calming and reassuring demeanour and easily helped me to see the best path for me at this time. Just because you want or can do many things doesn’t mean now is the time. I needed that guidance to see what best suited me at this time. I highly recommend working with Isabeau to develop a plan for career development based on your strengths and life goals.”
Adrienne Kenny | Licensed Real Estate Advisor
I understand my top strengths and how to use these to achieve my career goals.
“Isabeau helped me to understand my top strengths and how I could best use these to achieve my career goals. Our coaching conversations gave me a great deal of personal insight as well as next steps and action items. Isabeau is thoughtful, personable, and a skilled listener with a gift for drawing out the subtext behind what we say.”
Julia Kreger | Digital Communication Manager, University of British Columbia
…Helped me forge new opportunities and forge fruitful connections.
“Isabeau Iqbal is a highly skilled educational consultant. She has both provided training to me and worked in partnership with me in a variety of teaching and learning workshops and events…..Isabeau has been instrumental to my own professional development, has helped me develop new opportunities and forge fruitful connections all of which has assisted me in obtaining a Killam Teaching Prize.”
Silvia Bartolic, PhD | Associate of Professor of Teaching, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia
I have greater clarity into what informs my decisions and where I relish spending my time.
“Isabeau is insightful, warm and focused, which makes her a pretty wonderful coach. My 1:1 session with her helped me connect with my StrengthFinder results and understand how they both reflect who I am and can help guide my choices going forward, whether professional or personal. Through StrengthFinder testing and Isabeau’s guidance I have greater clarity into what informs my decisions, where I relish spending my time and why I shy away from other things that seem like the ‘right’ thing to do, but may not be right for me.”
Tracey Hirsch | Internal communications strategist, writer and consultant
It was obvious that Isabeau actually cared about helping me.
“Working with Isabeau to level up my LinkedIn profile has been spectacular! Right away after speaking with her, I felt excited and motivated to accomplish my goals. What particularly impresses me about Isabeau is that she communicates openly, clearly, and with direction — this is tremendously effective. It was obvious that Isabeau actually cared about helping me. Simply put, Isabeau is an incredible mentor and a pleasure to have worked with!”
Vincenzo Coia, PhD | Data Scientist and Teaching Fellow, University of British Columbia
Her facilitation style is welcoming and open, and the content of her session was extremely helpful.
“My team was lucky enough to have Isabeau come and facilitate a Strengths Finder workshop for our staff retreat. My experience planning for the event with Isabeau was fantastic – just enough questions to make the session work well for my staff but not so much that I had to be overly involved. Her facilitation style is welcoming and open, and the content of her session was extremely helpful for individuals looking to take an appreciative approach to growth. Everyone was really excited to be able to learn more about themselves as well as getting time to learn more about their colleagues in pair and team activities. I would definitely recommend Isabeau to others seeking this type of learning.”
Mary Burgess | Executive Director, BC Campus
“Excellent content and organization. So knowledgeable. Isabeau has a wonderful calming demeanor. Thank you.”
Leva Lee | Manager, Learning and Teaching. BC Campus
They found immense value in the workshop.
“Isabeau as a facilitator/workshop leader was both skilled and authentic in inviting the group to participate in a process of learning, discovery and self-awareness. Her ability to articulate how to interpret the CliftonStrengths results, and what it means for a team that has both individual commonalities and differences, was very well received by the student staff who have expressed they found immense value in the workshop.”
Ruby Ng | Executive Director, Disability Foundation
“The workshop helped further my understanding of my strength and the way which I work with others”
Justin Yuen | Summer Student Staff, Disabled Sailing Association, Sam Sullivan Disability Foundation
Loved the workshop!
“I appreciated getting to know my colleagues’ strengths as it helps me to understand their thinking process and where they’re coming from. It would be lovely to have had more time. Loved the workshop!”
Natalia Assis | Former Community Engagement Coordinator, Vantage Point
You successfully moved us through many useful activities, while keeping us to time!
“The best part of this workshop was spending time in both self-reflection and sharing as well as the area of partnership. Isabeau was organized, patient, and warm. You successfully moved us through many useful activities, while keeping us to time!”
Maria Turnbull | Associate Executive Director, Vantage Point
My biggest take-away was that my strengths are relevant to my role and insight into why our team works well together.
“I really enjoyed understanding the strengths of the team which validates the expertise and the quality of our work. It was good for the team to be vulnerable during the exercise and my biggest take-away was that my strengths are relevant to my role and insight into why our team works well together.”
Workshop Participant | Fortis BC
The feedback we received from our participants was unilaterally positive!
It was an absolute pleasure working with Isabeau as we planned the Teaching and Learning Leadership Workshop. I appreciated her patience and thoughtfulness as we decided on the scope of the event and developed the intended outcomes. She helped us to clarify our ideas and to pivot and scale back what we had planned as a day-long event into a meaningful 90 minutes. The feedback we received from our participants was unilaterally positive. Isabeau’s organization and attention to detail truly made the event a success, and for that I am deeply appreciative.