Sharmin helped me see my blind spots and helped me grow as a leader in ways that I never imagined. Instead of running me through a canned curriculum, it helped me discover the best path to learn and grow. As a result, I developed habits that will make me a better professional leader and a better and more fulfilled person.
I sincerely appreciate Sharmin for how she guided me as my executive coach. She helped fine-tune my communication style according to the situation, including building my team and making critical presentations in front of a large audience. Coaching with her made a profound impact on my professional development. Sharmin Banu is incredibly talented in finding the root cause of the client’s challenges, yet she is a humble, passionate executive coach and a true leader.
Thank you for all the coaching you gave me through the previous year – it was absolutely fantastic. With your help and guidance, I was able to look into what I am doing and identify several areas that really needed to be addressed. I am very grateful for that!
I’ve been working with Sharmin for several months and am very pleased with the coaching relationship we’ve had. I did not know what to expect with leadership coaching, but Sharmin helped guide me through the formal and informal process to explore my personal-professional self. We cleared many milestones–as I’ve moved across the country and also changed jobs while working together. I asked Sharmin recently what were her goals as a coach, and she said “to make sure the person is confident and comfortable in their own skin” –and after working with Sharmin, I am!
I met Sharmin when I was seeking a business coach after being promoted to a high role in my company. As a woman and as an employee without the depth of knowledge and experience of others in the industry, I was feeling intimidated, anxious, and had low confidence in owning my new role. However, my boss saw what I didn’t see in myself and encouraged me to get a business coach.
I met with a couple of coaches, but when I met Sharmin I immediately felt a great connection. She pushed me right away in the first session to work through not just the surface level feelings of ‘overwhelm’ that I was having, but to look further into myself to the root cause of those feelings. She helped me dig into my thought process and how those thoughts led to my feelings and actions or inactions. Sometimes hitting on uncomfortable feelings, Sharmin created a safe space to explore my thoughts and didn’t push her own agenda. It was always a focus on what I wanted to work on and what I felt like would help me move forward.
She was also very flexible with scheduling to make sure we could space out our time for maximum benefit. The tools and conversations we had helped me build confidence that was just lying under the surface. Even though I fall backward sometimes into my imposter syndrome or negative feelings, I try to remember the conversations and tools we explored, and those backslide don’t become too hard to redirect. I would definitely recommend Sharmin as a business coach with a holistic approach. Her calm presence and ability to uncover root causes would help anyone looking to make changes personally and professionally.